Tourism, Culture & Recreation

There's never a dull moment in Marshall County for both residents and visitors alike!  Marshall County has a abundant number of attractions including fine dining, arts and entertainment, shopping, recreation, and history and cultural amenities.  
 
Below is a listing of just some of these attractions:

 
Center for Culver History Museum
 
The Center for Culver History focuses on the history of Culver, Lake Maxinkuckee, and the Culver Military Academy.  The museum has both permanent and rotating exhibits on a variety of subjects such as Culver's railroads, town businesses, and the Potawatomi Indians.  
 
 
Culver Military Academies
 
One of the largest boarding schools in the United States, the Culver Military Academies has over 785 students studying on 1,800 acre campus on beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee.  Major facilities on the campus include the Vaughn Equestrian Center, one of the country's largest indoor riding hall and stable complex, the Roberts Hall of Science and Dicke Hall of Mathematics with over 64,000 sq. ft. of classroom space, the Huffington Library, the Henderson Ice Arenas, and the Steinbrenner Performing Arts Center. 
 
 
Encore Performing Arts
 
Encore Performing Arts is a non-profit organization that focuses on bringing arts to the county including musicians, bands, and a variety of performing artists.
 
 
Heartland Artists Gallery
 
The Heartland Artists Gallery is a member supported organization open to artists and those interested in the visual arts.  In addition to providing gallery space for various exhibitions, the gallery also hosts classes and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpting, and crocheting.

 
Marshall County Blueberry Festival
 
The Marshall County Blueberry Festival held annually over the Memorial Day weekend is attended by over 500,000 people making it the largest four day festival in Indiana.  Highlights of the festival include a variety of entertainment on 3 stages, craft and commercial booths, numerous and unique food booths, a spectacular fireworks display and hot air balloon glow and launch, a parade, auto show, and sporting events.

 
Marshall County Historical Society Museum
 
The Marshall County Historical Society Museum houses a collection of artifacts and documents illustrating Marshall County's history in terms of natural resources, Indian heritage, economic, and industrial development and cultural achievement. 
 
Main exhibits at the museum include: The Transportation Room, where one can learn about the history and influence that five major transportation routes, being the Yellowstone Trail, Lincoln Highway, Dixie Highway, Michigan Room, and the Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6), have played in the county; a Genealogy Department with records dating back to 1836; a Military Quarters honoring and highlighting those that have served our country and helped preserve our freedom from the Civil War to Desert Storm; and the Train Room housing an extensive model train display.  
 
In the spring of 2012, the museum will be unveiling their newest permanent exhibit entitled Reflections of the Civil War along with the traveling exhibit Faces of the Civil War provided by the Indiana Historical Society.
 
 
Fitness Forum Sports & Wellness at LifePlex
 
The Fitness Forum & Wellness at LifePlex center located on the west side of Plymouth offers a variety of recreational and social programs that focus on both physical and mental health.  Various aquatic, group exercising, health and wellness, dance, youth and senior, and sporting league programs are offered along with an on site spa and salon and after school daycare.
 
 
Swan Lake Resort & The Indiana National Golf Club
 
Swam Lake Resort is home to both the United States Golf Academy and two of the Indiana National Golf Club's courses.  The resort also has a 20,000 square foot banquet facility, dining, a day spa and salon, and lodging accommodations including hotel rooms, log cabins, cottages, and camping facilities.  
 
 
Potawatomi Wildlife Park
 
The Potawatomi Wildlife Park consisting of 317 acres along the Tippecanoe River in southeast Marshall County was once home to Potawatomi Tribe before they were forced west in the 1830s.  It is managed as a natural sanctuary for plants and animals and provides educational programs for school children and recreational activities such as hiking and birdwatching.  

 
For information regarding other attractions, and recreational and cultural amenities, please refer to the Marshall County Convention and Visitor's Bureau.