The Muncie Area
Muncie and Delaware County have a lot to offer. The Muncie Ballet, Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Muncie Civic Theatre are prominent organizations to the city's arts community. Minnetrista Cultural Center, located just north of downtown along the White River, is a museum featuring exhibits and programs focusing on nature, East Central Indiana history, and art. The 40-acre (160,000 m2) campus includes historic homes once owned by the Ball family, themed gardens, outdoor sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Located downtown in the Horizon Convention Center, the Muncie Children's Museum offers 24,000 square-feet of exhibition space.
Also located on the Ball State campus is an 18 acre (7.3 ha) arboretum known as Christy Woods, home to three greenhouses and the Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank.
The longest rail trail project in Indiana, the Cardinal Greenway, encompasses 60 miles (97 km) from Richmond, Indiana to Marion, Indiana. The Cardinal Greenway was designated a National Recreation Trail in 2003 and is part of the American Discovery Trail.
The Delaware Country Club is another added feature to the East Central Indiana area.