Trip Idea

Grant County Garfield Trail

Travel to Grant County to see 11 statues dedicated to cartoon Garfield.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Family Fun, Art & Culture

Region: East

Destinations Included: Speedking Statue near Alumni Park, Sweetser Switch Trail and Depot , Fit for Life Statue , Medical Professional Garfield Statue A, Arbor Trace Golf Club, Worldly Cat Statue, Gone Fishin' Statue , Fairmount Historical Museum , Firefighter Garfield Statue , Garfield the Glass Blower Statue , Ivanhoe's Restaurant

Duration: 1 day

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Allow 1 day. 

Tour Grant County to see 11 unique statues commemorating America's favorite lasagna fan, Garfield the Cat. Fairmount is the hometown of the comic strip's creator, Jim Davis. Follow the famous feline through Eastern Indiana and enjoy the little stops he brings you to along the way. The Garfield Trail  is open year-round. When at each location call 765.997.7034 for more information about the statue. 

Follow that Feline
Begin your tour in Swayzee at the Speedking Statue   near Alumni Park. The statue shows the fat cat in basketball garb, ready to shoot a few hoops for the local high school team. 

Head to Sweetser for the College Bound statue, located at Sweetser Switch Trail and Depot  . The one-mile paved trail features a 1916 wooden caboose, a restored parlor car and a mail car. Garfield is situated near the trains and is equipped with a bow tie and briefcase. 

In Marion, witness the Fit for Life statue   near the Mississinewa Riverwalk. Garfield dons running gear in the local high school's colors to encourage lifelong health. Get in the spirit and walk on the 2.25-mile path which follows the river. 

Stay in the area and visit Medical Professional Garfield   in front of Marion General Hospital and Duffer Garfield at the Arbor Trace Golf Club  

In Van Buren, see the Worldly Cat statue   at the Van Buren Public Library. Garfield stands on a stack of books with a globe in hand. 

Garfield has Gone Fishin'   in Matthews. Find the statue in front of Matthews Town Hall, decked out in fishing gear. 

Make your way to the hometown of Garfield's creator, Jim Davis. The Cool Cat can be found outside of the Fairmount Historical Museum  . Step inside to discover authentic artifacts from the cartoon's creator as well as another hometown hero, film star James Dean. 

Head to Jonesboro to see Firefighter Garfield   in front of Jonesboro City Hall. The statue commemorates the town for organizing the first fire department in Grant County.  

Visit Garfield the Glass Blower   in Gas City. Garfield can be seen working on his latest creative endeavor in front of the Gas City-Mill Township Public Library. 

Enjoy your journey with Scream for Ice Cream at Ivanhoes Restaurant . Join Garfield and enjoy one of the restaurant's 100+ sundaes and milkshakes. 

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Speedking Statue near Alumni Park


Sweetser Switch Trail and Depot

Fit for Life Statue


Medical Professional Garfield Statue A


Arbor Trace Golf Club


Worldly Cat Statue


Gone Fishin' Statue


Fairmount Historical Museum


Firefighter Garfield Statue


Garfield the Glass Blower Statue


Ivanhoe's Restaurant


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