Local Excursions and Activites

Excursion opportunities for Innovations participants: Enjoying Your Stay
  • Amish Acres

    Escape to Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana, and share the heritage of these intriguing people.

    Distance from IWU: 2 hours

  • Charley Creek Inn

    Enjoy the ambience and architecture of this Cook's Cup Award Winner for historic preservation, located in downtown Wabash, Indiana.

    Distance from IWU: 40 minutes

  • Charley Creek Gardens

    Located in the heart of Wabash, Charley Creek Gardens is a nonprofit horticulture center dedicated to the study, conservation and appreciation of plants, both native and foreign, through garden displays, education and research.

    Distance from IWU: 40 minutes

  • Ivanhoes

    Ivanhoes is a restaurant in Upland, Indiana, famous for its 100 different shakes and 100 different sundaes.

    Distance from IWU: 20 minutes

  • Sigma Theta Tau International Headquarters

    The Sigma Theta Tau International headquarters, located in Indianapolis, is an excellent place to visit. Tour the International Center for Scholarship and learn about their extensive research library.

    Distance from IWU: 1 hour, 30 minutes

  • James Dean Museum

    This museum exhibits many artifacts and memorabilia of James Dean. The museum takes a look at his past and many of his major films. There is a shop located as well in the front of the museum.

    Distance from IWU: 20 minutes
    Times: Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Free Admission

  • Gaither Family Resources

    Come visit the Christian bookstore of Indiana Wesleyan's esteemed world changers, Bill and Gloria Gaither. Enjoy a cup of coffee and admire the d├ęcor, books, etc., of their personal studio.

    Distance from IWU: 35 minutes
    Times: Monday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Free Admission

  • Honeywell Center in Wabash

    This public charity is dedicated to artistic, cultural, social and recreational opportunities for all. It has a wide variety of entertainment for all ages including comedy, music, festivities and much more.

    Distance from IWU: 36 minutes
    Admission: Varies

  • DeBrand Fine Chocolates

    This chocolate company is known for its handmade, luxurious and beautiful chocolates. Made from the best ingredients from all over the world, these chocolates are well worth your time to visit, either simply to buy or take a tour of their facilities.

    Distance from IWU: 1 hour, 6 minutes
    Store Times: Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Free Admission

    Visit the Grant County Visitors Bureau for more area attractions.