Recreation in Marshall County
Fishing, biking and boating, along with golf abound in Marshall County. Lake Maxinkuckee (known as “Lake Max”), is the second largest lake in the state of Indiana. Here you’ll find the kind of water activity you can only imagine, including parasailing. This is also a great place for game fishing. Marshall County is dotted with lakes big and small. And the county is lined with hiking and biking trails that add more than fifty miles of recreation to our way of life. And you golfers will want to know that this is the home of the United States Golf Academy — not to mention several world-class golf courses.
Shopping in Marshall County
Here in the heartland of the Midwest, are the unique shops and stores you’d expect to find. Everything from high-end clothing, jewelry, antiques, home décor and Amish crafted furniture can be found. You’ll find art and novelties made by our local craftspeople in galleries, studios and even a yarn shop where sheep graze outside. Stock up on locally grown fresh vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers at the weekly Plymouth Farmers Market in downtown Plymouth.
Attractions in Marshall County
Here’s a short list of things to do in Marshall County. It’s not everything. That would take a book. But, this will give you some good ideas to get started.
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.
Dr. Susan Bardwell Aquatic Center
Right along U.S. 30, is Marshall County’s new state-of-the-art Aquatic Center. It’s big. And it’s full of classes, therapeutic exercise, free swim and competitive events. This is a tremendous new facility that people from across the region have already fallen in love with.
Technically, the entrance is on Miller Drive. But, you can see it easily on U.S. 30., which is on the other side of the building. It’s huge. Find out more by visiting the Aquatic Center on Facebook here.
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.
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, Yellowstone Trail, Lincoln Highway, Dixie Highway, Michigan Room, and the Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. Hwy 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.
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.
The REES Theatre
The REES Theatre Project offers to the city of Plymouth a unique opportunity to continue its revitalization efforts with the development of a year-round feature for community connection. With the many event uses to be offered at the theater it will be known simply as The REES.
Swan Lake Resort and the Indiana National Golf Club
Swan 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.