Muncie Livin': 11 things to do this summer



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McDoogles Family Fun Park

Location: 2921 E. Jackson St.

Hours: 3:30-9 p.m. Fridays

Noon-9 p.m. Saturdays

1-7 p.m. Sundays

Price: $

Drive from campus: 10 minutes 


This “family orientated amusement park” offers Go-Karts, water bumper boats, Putt Putt and batting cages, weather permitting. 

DN PHOTO Brenna Daugherty

Gallery 308

Location: 308 E. Main St.

Hours: 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Fridays

Noon-5:30 p.m. Saturdays

Closed Sundays through Thursdays

Price: FREE

Drive from campus: 5 minutes 


Located in downtown Muncie next to Jack’s Camera Shop, Gallery 308 showcases local artists and offers online auctions of artwork. This month’s exhibit is “Circles and Birds” by Sally Myers and closes May 30.

DN PHOTO Brenna Daugherty

Tuhey Pool 

Location: Corner of West White River Boulevard and North Wheeling Avenue

Hours: Noon-7 p.m. every day — doesn’t open until May 24

Price: $

Drive from campus: 4 minutes 


Tuhey Pool opened in 1937, but in 2011, the 77-year-old attraction underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The “more than just a place to swim” locations offers a large swimming pool, water slide, playground, splash pad and grill. 

Tonne Winery 

Location: 101 W. Royerton Road

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays

Noon-5 p.m. Sundays

Price: Take-home wine $-$$, FREE tasting

Drive from campus: 10 minutes


Larry Simmons and Kevin Tonne founded the Muncie winery in 2009. The winery is a 5,000-square-foot space that includes a cellar and a tasting room. Tonne Winery currently offers 15 wines ranging from dry to sweet.

The Artist Within 

Location: 313 S. Walnut St.

Hours: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

1-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays

1-10 p.m Fridays

11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays

1-5 p.m. Sundays

Price: $-$$$

Drive from campus: 4 minutes


With products ranging in price from $1 to $70, this pottery studio gives guests the chance to create their own works of art by painting the objects. The studio also offers already made items to buy.

Prairie Creek Reservoir Park

Location: 7301 S. County Road 560 E. in Selma

Hours: Always

Price: $

Drive from campus: 23 minutes


Located south of Muncie, Prairie Creek Reservoir has 1,275 acres of water and 750 acres of land. The location offers seasonal camping, swimming, concessions, boating and a playground.

National Model Aviation Museum 

Location: 5151 E. Memorial Drive


From now until May 25: Closed Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays

From May 26-Sept. 7: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Sundays

Price: $

Drive from campus: 12 minutes 


Open all year, the National Model and Aviation Museum offers tours and activities for people of all ages. 

Cardinal Greenway

Location: 700 E. Wysor St. start near campus

Hours: Always open

Price: FREE, it’s a trail

Bike from campus: 11 minutes 


Stretching 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond, the Cardinal Greenway is Indiana’s longest rail-trail. Construction of phase one of the greenway began in 1998 and the last additions to the route occurred in 2008.

DN PHOTO Brenna Daugherty

Minnetrista Cultural Center

Location: 1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway

Exhibit hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays

11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sundays

Cost: $, free for members

Drive from campus: 2 minutes 


Opening in 1988 on land owned by the Ball Family, Minnetrista offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year. Summer activities include the Farmers Market, workshops and garden fairs.

DN PHOTO Brenna Daugherty

Gibson Skating Arena

Location: 2610 S. Mock Ave.

Hours: 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays

7-11 p.m. Fridays

2-11 p.m. Saturdays

2-4:30 p.m. Sundays

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, but available for parties

Price: $

Drive from campus: 10 minutes


Muncie’s only skating rink offers daily specials and is home to the Cornfed Derby Dames. 

Clancy’s Village Bowl

Location: 4805 N. Wheeling Ave.

Summer hours: 3-11 p.m. Thursdays

3 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Fridays

Noon-1:30 a.m. Saturdays

Noon-midnight Sundays

Closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Price: $-$$

Drive from campus: 6 minutes


This recreation facility offers league bowling and discount nights, such as Cosmic Bowling and College Night. 


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