One thing I really like about Muncie is its proximity to fun and interesting things to do.
If you like shopping, there’s the Muncie Mall, Hamilton Town Center, and Indy’s only about an hour away. If you like eating, there are nice restaurants here (like the Cammack Station) and all around the surrounding area (if you’re at all adventurous or have a taste for Mediterranean cuisine, you must try The Nile, an Egyptian restaurant in Anderson. I recommend the Koshary Dinner!).
There are also a lot fun festivals around. A really fun one is held at Cornerstone Center for the Arts and is a Christmas festival for children. They can play games, see Santa Clause and, of course, consume their weight in sugar. However, of all of them, my favorite is Mississinewa 1812. It’s kinda like a Renaissance Faire, but rather than 16th century England, the people here portray the year 1812. With vendors, food shops, battles, and some awesome people watching, it makes for a really fun day! My friends and I get up semi-early on Sunday (the last day of the festival and, therefore, the best day to find bargains!), go to breakfast, then hit the road. It takes about an hour (or an hour and a half if I’m driving) to get there. Once there we can pass the day shopping, eating, and just walking about, talking to the people in costume and learning about 19th century life. As you can imagine, since I work at a living history museum in the summer time, this sort of thing is right up my alley!
If you ever get a chance, you should check it out! We’re heading there tomorrow, so look for pictures to come soon!