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Things to do in Crawfordsville

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“You need a good dose of local history? This is the place to go! General Lew Wallace was a well-respected Civil War veteran made most famous by his novel, Ben Hur. This museum is the ultimate historical man-cave that flaunts the bravado of Byzantine, Greek and Romanesque architecture as well as many eclectic features such as the stained glass skylight, limestone frieze, artwork and once fish-stocked moat!”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“Of the 18 rotary-style jails built in the US, there are only 3 still preserved. Ours is not only the first ever built but the only one still operational! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic Mexican food in a unique setting. Casual dining and a favorite local restaurant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Log cabin lodge next to Sugar Creek with inside and outside dining. Full menu and casual dining. A local favorite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place if you want down home country cooking. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is delicious! Next to the courthouse in downtown Crawfordsville. Casual dining and a local favorite. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Laid-back, beach-themed, locally-owned burger joint with a separated full bar. The soup selection and Burger-of-the-Month are hard to beat in town. There are two, outdoor dining decks; downstairs in covered and upstairs in uncovered. Upstairs is especially lovely during the evening; over-looking our quiet, small town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Adorable, locally-owned cafe and bakery that is fairly new to our little town and quite a gem. Pleasant decor and atmosphere. The staff are incredibly genuine and eager to please. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“We love the food here. It is a little pricey for Italian, but the food is all homemade and tastes fantastic. The owners are from Italy.”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Mexican food in a unique setting. Casual dining and a favorite local restaurant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Log cabin lodge next to Sugar Creek with inside and outside dining. Full menu and casual dining. A local favorite.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Laid-back, beach-themed, locally-owned burger joint with a separated full bar. The soup selection and Burger-of-the-Month are hard to beat in town. There are two, outdoor dining decks; downstairs in covered and upstairs in uncovered. Upstairs is especially lovely during the evening; over-looking our quiet, small town. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place if you want down home country cooking. The biscuits and gravy breakfast is delicious! Next to the courthouse in downtown Crawfordsville. Casual dining and a local favorite. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“We love the food here. It is a little pricey for Italian, but the food is all homemade and tastes fantastic. The owners are from Italy.”
  • 1 local recommends

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