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Hendricks County’s Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail Adds Five Summer Locations

Leisurely drives are the bread and butter of the summer season. Whether it be cooped up on a family road trip or cruising with the windows down the way to the beach, we all have fond memories of piling into our car-of-choice and soaking up the summer sun. Hendricks County is giving us all another reason to put the car in “drive.”

The Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail has added five new seasonal locations to its 13-stop self-guided driving tour through the heart of Hendricks County. The trail features local artisan studios and shops. The additional five stops will host special activities on the Second Saturday of each summer month. The interactive events include candle making, scavenger hunts, art workshops and more. Some of the year-round locations on the cultural trail will also join in on the fun, offering activities and demonstrations as well.

The Second Saturday seasonal locations include:

Hendricks County Historical Museum – Built in 1866, this eight-room Victorian sheriff’s residence and former county jail in Danville has been revived to its old self. Artifacts, exhibits and one-of-a-kind tours make this a must-see stop on the driving trail.

Lisa Pelo, owner of Hot Blown Glass, Ltd., works on one of her glass sculptures.

Hot Blown Glass, Ltd. – Visitors to this studio can discover how glass is transformed into colorful sculptures and even try their hand at making their own creation under the tutelage of glass artist, Lisa Pelo.

Pittsboro One Room School – This interactive history lesson, usually open to school and tour groups only, will demonstrate life as a student in 1892.

Sally Ann’s Ceramics – Sally Ann Suiter, an artist certified with the International Ceramic Association, demonstrates the art of clay ceramics and her custom glass and wire jewelry creations at her studio.

Whispering Pines Designs Rug Hooking Studio – Visitors can view hand-hooked rugs made from wool fabric and other materials and learn how to create their own.

For more information about the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail, including maps, driving directions and special opportunities like the Second Saturday series, visit or stop by the Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau office at 8 West Main Street in Danville for a free brochure.

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