Trip Idea

Get Artsy Near Muncie

Immerse yourself in arts and culture on the Indiana Glass Trail.

Trip Idea Summary

Type of Trip: Girlfriend Getaways, Art & Culture

Region: East

Destinations Included: Dunkirk Glass Museum, Dairy Dream, Muncie Visitors Bureau, Ball State University Museum of Art, Greek's Pizzeria, Spencer Lapidary, Anderson/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Duration: 1-3 days

About this trip idea

Allow 1-3 days.

Dive into a world of color, shapes and artistry in eastern Indiana. The Indiana Glass Trail celebrates the craftsmanship and creative spirit found within Indiana’s borders. On this section of the trail, you’ll wind through rustic areas as you seek some of the most unique treasures Indiana holds.

Discover glass art
A little-known stop on the trail is the Dunkirk Glass Museum , which houses more than 8,000 works of glass art made in 115 different locations worldwide. Open May through October, this rural spot boasts a wealth of culture within its walls.

If you’re craving something sweet, stop at Dairy Dream in Albany, between Dunkirk and Muncie . Family-owned and operated since 1953, this dairy will serve you a full menu of deliciousness. A combination of their secret recipe sloppy joe sandwiches, homemade root beer and an ice cream blitz will leave your taste buds dancing with delight.

Indiana artworks
In Muncie, the Ball State University Art Museum   provides a broader look at art. Along with a variety of blown and etched glass works, the museum showcases numerous paintings, photographs and decorative arts, many by Indiana artisans. The museum even boasts a sculpture by the renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. For a special treat, drive by Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State campus at night to catch a glimpse of Stephen Knapp’s magnificent glass Light Symphony sculpture. Spectacular!

Treat yourself to some of the best food in the Muncie area. A longtime university favorite, Greek’s Pizzeria   sits just south of the Ball State campus. Try their gourmet pizzas - Chicken Ranch, Garden Special or Cordon Bleu ala Rafael - Delicious!

Make it your own
Take a piece of glass artwork home from Spencer Lapidary   in Elwood . The lapidary has been producing perfectly cut and polished natural stones for nearly thirty years and recently added glass wares to the line of production. Their designs combine the elegance of glass with the beauty of stones. Customized stained glass artwork, handmade jewelry and glass pendants are available as keepsakes of your journey.

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Dunkirk Glass Museum

765-768-6872

dunkirkpubliclibrary.com

Muncie Visitors Bureau

800-568-6862

visitmuncie.org

Ball State University Museum of Art

765-285-5242

bsu.edu/artmuseum

Anderson/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

800-533-6569

heartlandspirit.com

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