Excursion opportunities for Innovations participants: Enjoying Your Stay
Amish AcresEscape to Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana, and share the heritage of these intriguing people.
Distance from IWU: 2 hours
Charley Creek InnEnjoy 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 GardensLocated 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.
IvanhoesIvanhoes 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 décor, 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.