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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Basketball? Only in Henry County

Want to know about Indiana’s great basketball heritage, ? Then you got to go to New Castle in Henry County.

Day One

Start the heritage tour at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. Honoring Indiana’s great high school players and coaches, the Hall of Fame preserves “Hoosier Hysteria”. Next door, tour New Castle Fieldhouse, the world’s largest high school fieldhouse.

Head to Knightstown to tour the Hoosier Gym, known best for it’s role in the famed 1986 movie “Hoosiers”.

Then hop aboard the CKS Railroad in Knightstown for a scenic ride to Carthage, part of the Old Big Four Route.

Dine at Durham’s Ristorante located near the Courthouse in downtown New Castle.

Join in the race at New Castle Motorsports Park offering quality professional kart racing. Or watch the action at Mt. Lawn Speedway offering a variety of stock car racing events.

Day Two

Learn about flight at the birthhome of Wilbur Wright. The Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Interpretive Center offers a glimpse into the brothers’ (Wilbur & Orville) close relationship and a full-scale replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer.

At Jacob’s Family Orchard, enjoy pick apples straight from the tree and grab one of their famous apple cinnamon donuts. Yum!

Tour L-P Greenhouse, offering over 150 varieties of annual plants in 15 greenhouses, resulting in one of the largest selections of annuals in Central Indiana. Luncheon at the Greenhouse’s Back-In-Time Tea Room offering fresh sandwiches, homemade soups, exquisite desserts and flavorful loose tea blends in a quaint antique setting.

Experience the ambiance and beauty of the Art Center of the Arts Association of Henry County.

Overnight options include:
Mulberry Lane Inn

Pine Retreat Bed & Breakfast – located on a Christmas Tree Farm.
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Knightstown
– wonderful campground with awesome Gold Mining Camp!

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