Muncie Tourism

Muncie /ˈmʌnsi/ is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in east-central Indiana, about 50 miles (80 km) northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city's population was 70,085. It is the principal city of the Muncie metropolitan statistical area, which has a population of 117,671. The Lenape (Delaware) people, people, who arrived in the area in the 1790s, founded several small villages, including one known as Munsee Town, along the White River. The small trading post, renamed Muncietown, was selected as the Delaware County seat and platted in 1827. Its name was officially shortened to Muncie in 1845 and incorporated as a city in 1865. Muncie developed as a manufacturing and industrial center, especially after the Indiana gas boom of the 1880s. It is home to Ball State University. As a result of the Middletown studies, sociological research that was first conducted in the 1920s, Muncie is said to be one of the most studied United States cities of its size.


Muncie grew as an industrial town post the gas boom in Indiana that lead to several businesses being set up to encash the new commercial activity. The residents developed the town as a center of culture and history along with the industry. The establishment of the Ball State University also provided impetus to the citizens. The David Owsley Museum of Art is housed in the Fine Arts Building of the university. It currently has over 11 thousand artworks in its collection. The Emens Auditorium in the university campus is one of the largest center for performing arts in Muncie. The history of Indiana is captured by the Minnetrista Cultural Center. Muncie was an important town in the Indiana railroad. The Cincinnati, Richmond and Muncie Depot displays photographs and memorabilia from the railroading days. Muncie is the holiday you must take to understand the booming towns during the industrial age.

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