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Hoosier Highways and Byways

Discover the charm of North East Central Indiana through this full itinerary of unique attractions and restaurants. 

Start in Anderson in Madison County, at the Historic Paramount Theatre and Ballroom. The Paramount has been restored to its natural splendor, featuring    a magical night sky complete with hundreds of twinkling stars. It is also home to one of three remaining Grand Page Organs in the United States. Lunch and dinner options are available for groups. Before leaving Anderson, bring your sweet tooth to Good's Candy & Ice Cream Shop. Tour and enjoy Good's home made finest chocolates, ice cream, popcorn, and Randy's Root Beer!View more than four decades of memorabilia, photos, Grammy, and Dove Awards at the Gaither Studios & Museum in Alexandria. 


While in town, you have to check out the World's Largest Ball of Paint! It weighs over 2 1/2 tons and boasts over 26,000 coats of paint! Under all of those layers of paint is a baseball! Head next to Fairmount for the James Dean Gallery, and extensive exhibit of the James Dean private collection. Enjoy lunch at PASTArrific Italian Restaurant in Kokomo. Specializing in authentic Italian favorites, a variety of menu options are available, including chicken, beef, and seafood. See over 2,000 pieces of glass on display at the Greentown Glass Museum. Tour the headquarters of the famous Blondie's Cookies in  Greentown,  where over 20 varieties of cookies and 3 types of brownies are made daily. 




 After dinner at Kokomo's Seiberling Mansion, tour the stunning Victorian home built in 1891. 




 You absolutely cannot miss Kokomo Opalescent Glass, America's oldest art glass company. Experience art glass that is hand-ladled and rolled from a 2,500   degree furnace and watch glass blowers make unique creations in the Hot Glass Studio. 



 There's no better way to end your day than to spend the afternoon on a boat ride! Tour Webster Lake on Indiana's Oldest Sternwheel Paddleboat, the Dixie   Sternwheeler, on a 75 minute cruise. Inclement weather? No problem! Experience three Himalayan salt therapy rooms: a salt cave, a salt sauna, and a alo   salt bed, all at Himalayan Salt & Scents in Warsaw. Have dinner at The Boathouse on the shores of Winona Lake. This dining establishment offers an   extensive menu ranging from soups, sandwiches, Italian, and steak entrees. Visit DePuy Synthes, one of the firms contributing to Warsaw being named   the  Orthopaedic Capital of the World, and hear the history of the orthopaedic industry. Explore Warsaw Biblical Gardens, the 3rd largest Biblical garden in the United States, and recieve a book of all the plants, flowers, trees, and herbs with their biblical references. Have lunch at American Table in Warsaw, a hometown favorite restaurant known for its variety of 130 made-to-order quality menu items. 

Your contact for Anderson: Maureen Lambert, CTIS 

Your contact for Kokomo: Sherry Matlock 

Your contact for Warsaw: Tina Keaffaber