Greencastle Area Guide
The Inn at DePauw & Event Center is less than 45 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport and an easy drive from metropolitan Indianapolis. We are in central Indiana and close to many area attractions in Putnam County, Greencastle, and DePauw University.
- DePauw University
- Arts at DePauw
- DePauw Nature Park
- The Prindle Institute for Ethics
- DePauw University Athletics
Covered Bridge Country: Attractions and shopping
Big Walnut Conservation Area: Joint conservation project protects the second largest tillplain forest in the state, including several stands of old-growth timber.
English's Buffalo Farm: See live Buffalo, check out the gift shop.
Glenn Flint Lake: Built for flood control and originally known as Little Walnut Reservoir, it also serves as a wonderful recreation facility. Lakes are fully stocked and self-sufficient.
Hilltop Orchids: Here you will see orchids in bloom all year round. From the different shapes to the unusual smells, you'll love walking into this greenhouse.
Hobbit Gardens: An herb growing facility to visit. Offers a unique annual weekend festival.
O.W.L. Trail: Groups often tour the 60-acre Outdoor Witness Laboratory Trail, and with good reason. Managed for timber production and wildlife habitat, it offers a view of a real-life land use management area.
Robe-Ann Park: Great park in Greencastle with a big pool and an impressive water slide. Adults are encouraged to let children use it once in a while.
Cataract General Store: Take your shopping back to the atmosphere of the olden days. Find an original pickle barrel.
Harris Sugar Bush: Tap into naturally sweet maple syrup, along with candies, ice cream, cotton candy, and gift baskets.
Leatherwood Hill Candles: Great place for crafts and art products and supplies. Handmade candles, baskets, folk art, herbal plants and more.
Putnam County Museum: Local history exhibits; hands on toy display and art gallery. Stop by and enjoy years of history.
Indianapolis Area Motor Sports
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Lincoln Park Speedway: High-banked dirt track at Putnamville provides plenty of thrills and spills. Cars and trucks featured.
Putnam Park Road Course: Great road course features adjustable layouts from .528 miles to 1.766 miles. Events run from February to October and include the Barber Racing Series, Skip Barber Driving School, motorcycles, karts, Porsche Series, and more. Some of racing's biggest names practice here.