3 hotels near Crawfordsville, Indiana
Stay with Choice Hotels in Crawfordsville, IN when visiting the “Athens of Indiana”
A rich history, a legacy of cultural innovation and an abundance of small town charm await you in the city of Crawfordsville, Indiana. Located in Montgomery County – just a short drive from the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis and Lafayette, you’ll find historical sites, great local shops and restaurants, the campus of Wabash College, and plenty of Midwestern hospitality. Book a room at one of the Choice Hotels in Crawfordsville, IN to explore all the area has to offer!
Crawfordsville became known as the “Athens of Indiana” in the early 19th century. It was given that title because it was a mecca for artists and writers, including the famous novelist Lew Wallace. Learn more about his life and work by making a stop at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum (formerly known as the Ben-Hur Museum). You can view Wallace’s artwork, inventions, memorabilia and more. And after seeing the exhibits, you can sit down and enjoy a snack at one of the picnic tables on the museum’s 3.5 acres of wooded grounds. If you want to step back in time to see another sight that showcases 19th century history, visit the Rotary Jail Museum and Tannenbaum Cultural Center to see the country’s first rotary jail (it’s also the only one remaining that’s still functional). Built in 1882, the round cell block sits on a turntable, and it revolves when a hand crank is turned.
For those who want to enjoy the great outdoors, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County. Visit Milligan Park, the city’s largest park, which features playgrounds, a skate park and a softball field. To go hiking and canoeing, make the short drive to Shades State Park. And nature lovers will want to take a trip to the Bachner Nature Preserve to view area wildlife. After a day of checking out the area’s attractions, you can relax and unwind at one of our Crawfordsville hotels. Make a reservation with Choice Hotels today to book a room for your upcoming trip.
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- Number of hotels in Crawfordsville3
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