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When you are planning your visit to Crawfordsville, Indiana we invite you to enjoy the Ben-Hur Museum,
where General Lew Wallace wrote his famous novel Ben-Hur. His personal library is in the heart of Crawfordsville,
at the Ben-Hur museum a National Historic Landmark.
Just a short distance away is the historic Lane Place, a restored 19th century antebellum home. Just a few blocks
from the Lane Place is the Old Jail Museum, featuring the world's only operating rotary cell block constructed in 1882
and listed on the National Register.
Crawfordsville also has the privilege of having scenic Sugar Creek flow through the town. You can rent a canoe, from
Clements Canoes within the city limits, for a trip down Sugar Creek. Sugar Creek also boast some of the most
famous crinoid beds.
Located 47 miles northwest of Indianapolis, Crawfordsville is an easy drive on Interstate 74 and less than three hours
from Chicago on Interstate 65. A charming yet prosperous community of 15,000, Crawfordsville ranks as 43rd on the
roster in The Best 100 Small Towns in America according to author Norman Crampton's 2nd edition of the book.
Founded as a town in 1834, Crawfordsville is home to Wabash College, a private, all-male, liberal arts college with
an immaculate campus gracing Crawfordsville's west end. The college surely contributed to Crawfordsville's traditional
surname - The Athens of Indiana - in recognition of the many notable writers who have resided here.
The bureau welcomes visitors year round. Visitors coming to the office will find complete local information along with
brochures for major attractions all over Indiana. The bureau carries all Indiana State Tourism informational pieces
including the Indiana Festival Guide, Indiana Travel Guide, Indiana State Parks guide and Indiana highway maps.
A small gift shop offers a wide variety of postcards plus local and state memorabilia for purchase.
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