Anderson, population 59,734, is a White River town with a variety of cultural and recreational attractions. It is a popular overnight stop for travelers heading to Indianapolis along Interstate Highway 69.
A restored 192os atmospheric theater, the Paramount, hosts the Anderson Symphony Orchestra, ballet troupes and other acts in a Spanish?inspired setting. Art works can be seen at the Anderson Fine Arts Center and Anderson University's Krannert Fine Art Center. Visitor s can explore two historic districts, Historic West Central and Historic West 8th Street, an 11-block area of homes built in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
At Good's Candy Shop visitors can watch chocolates being made and eat the results. The Historical Military Armor Museum features war machines, trucks and tanks used from World War I to present day.
Two speed-based attractions, Hoosier Park and Anderson Speedway offer additional amusement. Hoosier Park hosts live horseracing April through June and September through November and simulcast races year round. During weekends April through October, sprint cars race to the flag at Anderson Speedway.
A riverwalk along the White River downtown provides space for walking, hiking and biking. There are three area golf courses. Camping, swimming, fishing and hiking are among the outdoor activities at Mounds State Park where Native American mounds are preserved.
Anderson is 39 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 19 miles southwest of Muncie. It is accessible via Interstate Highway 69 and State Highways 9 and 32. Lodging options are national chain hotels and bed and breakfasts.