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Noblesville [1] is a city in the Nine-County Region of Indiana.

Get in[edit]

Noblesville is the county seat of Hamilton County. There is no bus accessibility to Noblesville; however, since it is close to Indianapolis you can see arrival options there too.

By car[edit]

Noblesville is situated between two major highways: Interstate 69 and Interstate 65. From Indianapolis and Michigan you can reach Noblesville by way of I-69, just north of Fishers. From Chicago take I-65 and then SR-32 East, which will lead you directly into downtown.

By plane[edit]

In addition to the Col. Weir Cook Indianapolis International Airport [2], located off of I-70 in Indianapolis, smaller planes can schedule a landing at one of two airports in Hamilton County and nearby Boone County, located just west of Hamilton County. Both offer aircraft charter, sales, rental, catering, flight school and more.

  • Metropolitan Airport 9913 Willow View Rd., Fishers. 1-317-849-0840. [3]
  • Indianapolis Executive Airport 11329 East SR 32, Zionsville. 1-317-769-4487. [4] This airport also is home to a Hamilton County Welcome Center, open 6 to 8 p.m. daily.
  • Sheridan Airport 27045 Jerkwater Road, Sheridan. 1-317-758-4161. [5]

Get around[edit]

  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. [6] 37 East Main Street, Carmel (Indiana) 1-800-776-8687 or 1-317-848-3181. Not-for-profit tourism organization that promotes and encourages the development of Hamilton County tourism, conventions, festivals and other special events. Staff are very helpful and welcome visitors who need information. Visit visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.
  • Nickel Plate Arts Campus 107 South 8th Street. (317) 452-3690. Wednesday - Friday, noon - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Open later for special events. Sunday - Tuesday, CLOSED
  • Carmel Visitors Center 37 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m (later for special events).; Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.
  • Noblesville Visitors Center 839 Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060. (317) 848-3181. Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (later for special events); Sunday, 1 - 5 p.m.

Car[edit]

General speed is between 55-70 on interstates and highways, and generally 35 on other roads unless otherwise posted. Downtown Noblesville parking is available on the square and behind the Noblesville welcome center.

Bike[edit]

Noblesville is very flat, making biking very easy for all levels. Sidewalks are extensive, and if you chose to ride on the street be prepared to deal with car drivers who aren't too used to your presence. The downtown area is quite easy to bike around; however, the further out you go the further the treks.

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Landmarks and Arts[edit]

  • The Belfry Theatre [7] Off of SR 238/Greenfield Avenue. 1-317-773-1085. Over 40 years of quality entertainment by a community theatre. From any seat in the cozy facility, you will see and hear every detail of the performance.
  • Hamilton County Art Center [8] 195 S. 5th Street. 1-317-776-2278. A small art gallery dedicated to displaying art made by members of the Hamilton County Artists Association is housed in the old First Baptist Church Building, built in 1875. They also hold events including monthly shows and art classes.
  • Hamilton County Courthouse Downtown Noblesville. French Renaissance building completed in 1878. Served as the county courthouse until 1992, and once housed Charles Manson and John Dillinger. Now listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Free.
  • Hamilton County Museum of History [9] 810 Conner Street. (317) 770-0775. Built in 1857, and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the museum was originally the county sheriff's home and the county jail until 1977. The building houses historical antiques and artifacts, history about the county, and a genealogical library. Free.
  • Historic Noblesville Square (317) 776-0205. Between 8th and Logan Street and 9th and Conner Street. The Noblesville commercial historic district sits at the center of the community, literally and figuratively. It combines historic architecture, period street lamps, quaint flower boxes and wrought iron benches. Total small town character!
Indiana Transportation Museum
  • Indiana Transportation Museum [10] 825 Park Dr. in Forest Park. 1-317-773-6000. A volunteer-run museum specializing in the railroad history of Indiana. Ride along the old Nickel Plate Trail in an old steam or diesel train along 35 miles of trails. Regular excursions include The Hoosierland and The Blue Arrow, along with festival and seasonal excursions. Check out more than 50 rail cars of all shapes and sizes on the museum grounds, open April through January. Museum admission $2-3, excursion fees vary.
  • Nickel Plate Arts Campus[11] 107 S. 8th Street. 317-452-3690. At this 2-building arts campus, you can view local art in the gallery, visit artists in their studios, or take an art class. There are also special art events throughout the month. The buildings are open limited hours each week. Also open the first Friday of each month, Nickel Plate hosts an open house to display a new exhibit.
  • Potters Bridge [12] 19401 N. Allisonville Rd. 1-317-770-4400. Hamilton County's only covered bridge is located in this county park. The bridge was built in 1870-71 and crosses over the White River. Walk through the bridge and view the river through the many windows looking over it. They also have accessibility for canoes/kayaking. Listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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Indulge[edit]

  • Chateau Bijou Salon & Spa [13] 802 Mulberry St., Suite D1. 1-317-770-0007. Located in the Model Mill building, which is listed in the National Register, this salon and spa offers hair, skin care, nail and massage services as well as complete spa packages.

Festivals & Events[edit]

  • Stonycreek Farm Pumpkin Harvest Festival (Late September-Early October) at Stonycreek Farm [14], 11366 State Rd. 38. E. 1-317-773-3344. A month-long celebration of all things pumpkin, this festival includes hayrides, a silo slide, candle making, pumpkin toss, pottery making, cloggers, and plenty of food to boot. Grab a funnel cake and pick a pumpkin for your fall celebrations.
  • Potters Bridge Festival (October) [15] 19401 N. Allisonville Rd. 1-317-770-4400. The festival celebrates the only remaining covered bridge in Hamilton County with arts, crafts, food, live music and kids activities.
  • Noblesville Street Dance (End of July) [16] Downtown Noblesville. 1-317-776-0205. Hosted by Noblesville Main Street [17], this summer night features local restaurants, live music, classic car show and an antique tractor show.
  • Shakespeare in the Park (Weekends in the Summer) Seminary Park 1-317-877-2215. Sponsored by the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission [18], Shakespeare in the Park features free, live, outdoor drama.
  • July 4th Parade & Fireworks Festival (July 4th) Historic Downtown Noblesville [19]
  • First Fridays (First Friday of every month) [20] Make time each month to visit Noblesville's unique First Fridays. Events are often themed depending on the season, and often include live entertainment, food, and shopping along the square.
  • Noblesville Farmers Market (Saturdays end of May- end of October) [21] Noblesville Main Street sponsors a weekly Farmers' Market in the Riverview Overflow Parking Lot The market is open rain or shine from 8am until 12:30p.m. Vendors sell a wide array of locally grown produce, bedding plants, and fresh-cut flowers, locally-produced honey, handmade soaps, and fresh-baked goods.
  • Noblesville Main Street Produce Market (June-September) [22] 317-776-0205. This European style market will offer ultra-fresh, hand-harvested, small-batch artisan foods and handcrafted products every Thursday afternoon from 4-7pm and tentatively scheduled to run concurrent with the farmers market and vendor production season. This will serve not just as a place where local vendors can sell their locally produced goods at great prices, but as a gathering place for producers and consumers to come together and shorten the distance from farm to fork.
  • Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walks [23] 839 Conner Street, Noblesville, IN 46060. 317-840-6456. From beer rooms to business, visit the places where the dead continue their spirited affairs and hear their empty voices call from beyond. Hear about the haunted historic jail, business, residential homes and more. Meet south side of Historic Court House Square. Tour lasts around 2 hours, starting at 8:00 pm.
  • Morse Park Beach Bash (Mid-July) [24] 19777 Morse Park Lane, Noblesville, IN 46062. 317-774-2509. Beaches, sunbathing and fun are the perfect combination for summertime! The annual Beach Bash is a fun way to enjoy summer with great music, games and tons of fun in the sun! The cost is free, but limited to the first 200 to arrive.
  • Hamilton County 4-H Fair (End of July) [25] 2003 East Pleasant, Noblesville, IN 46060. Animals, food, exhibits by 4-H members, fun for the entire family. Admission and parking are free.

Golf[edit]

  • Forest Park Golf Course [26] 701 Cicero Rd. 1-317-773-2881. 9-hole municipal course offers “free cart Mondays” and rental clubs.
  • Fox Prairie Golf Course [27] 8465 E 196th St. 1-317-776-6357. 27-hole public course with four sets of tees for golfers of all experience levels.
  • Harbour Trees Golf Club [28] 333 Regents Park Ln. 1-317-877-3616. Private club with Pete Dye course offers a “membership sampler” in the fall of each year for $100 per family.
  • Pebble Brook Golf Club [29] 3110 Westfield Rd. 1-317-896-5596. Offers two 18-hole courses with multiple tee markers for every golfer’s skill level. Offers value passes or daily fee. Lots of tee times available.
  • Purgatory Golf Club [30] 12160 E. 216th St. 1-317-776-4653. As the name suggests, Purgatory can be a real challenge, even for the serious golfer. Six tees on each hole change the course from a 4,562 yard course to a 7,700 yard challenge. At the back tees, Purgatory is the longest course in Indiana. Either way, the 125 bunkers make the course a real test. Rated as one of America’s greatest public courses by Golf Digest and others. Area hotels offer a “Stay and Play” package for Purgatory.

Outdoors[edit]

  • Forest Park 701 Cicero Road. 150-acres includes a 9-hole golf course, miniature golf course, playground, skate park, swimming pool, and volleyball and tennis courts. Home to the Indiana Transportation Museum as well as the “Little Beauty” carousel, a 1920 Allen Herschell design with 20 “jumpers” and 12 other animals to ride ($1 per ride).
  • Dr. James A. Dillon Park 6001 Edenshall Lane. Nearly 78-acre park with a playground, spray park and trails. Includes a skate park and plans to add a disc golf course.
  • Seminary Park Between 10th and 11th Streets. A pocket park of 1 ½ acres hosts annual Shakespeare in the Park and community concerts.
  • Strawtown Koteewi Park 12308 E. Strawtown Ave. 1-317-774-2574. This 75-acre park features wetlands, prairie land, boating, fishing, and natural trails for hiking and cycling. It has also become a hotbed for archeological activity in recent years. Students from state universities have discovered arrowheads, pottery and other items dating back to 1400 A.D. Some are on display at the Taylor Center of Natural History, located on the park grounds.
  • Southside Park Between 2nd and 3rd Streets. A pocket park that includes a softball field, basketball court and playground.
  • Morse Reservoir 19777 Morse Park Lane. This man-made lake, located between Cicero (Indiana) and Noblesville has 1,500 acres for boating and water activities and 35 miles of shoreline. More than 95% of the shoreline is residential, but recreational boating is allowed. Launch your boat from the Carrigan Road Bridge marina. Morse Lake Park, by the dam on the east side of the lake, allows supervised swimming in the lake and year-round picnicking as well as fishing.
  • Stonycreek Farm [31] 11366 SR 38 East Noblesville, IN 46060. (317) 773-3344. This family-owned farm is home to a nursery/greenhouse, offers landscaping services, and hosts several events throughout the year including a flower & patio show, a harvest festival, and a Christmas tree event.

Music[edit]

  • Klipsch Music Center[32] 12880 E. 146th St. 1-317-776-8181. Formerly known as Verizon, Klipsch is Indy's largest outdoor music venue, featuring major concerts with covered and lawn seating. Performances have featured the likes of Sade, Aerosmith, Lollapalooza tours, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Lyle Lovett, Tom Petty, The Jonas Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews, Rascal Flatts and many, many more.

Learn More[edit]

  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. [33] 37 East Main Street, Carmel (Indiana). 1-800-776-8687. Not-for-profit tourism organization that promotes and encourages the development of Hamilton County tourism, conventions, festivals and other special events. Staff are very helpful and welcome visitors who need information. Go to visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.
  • Noblesville Main Street also is home to a Welcome Center in Noblesville, 839 Conner St., which is open Wednesday – Saturday 10-5:00 (longer during special events) Sunday - 12–4:00

Shop[edit]

  • Hamilton Town Center [34] 13901 Town Center Blvd. This Simon Mall property features a mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment in the now popular open-air mall concept. A 16-screen movie theater is anchored by an IMAX 3D.
  • Historic Noblesville Square Between 8th and Logan Street and 9th and Conner Street. The Noblesvlle commercial historic district sits at the center of the community, literally and figuratively. It combines historic architecture and embraces its small town character to its advantage. Stores include furniture, art, wine, antiques, clothing and even children’s books. A few shops are listed in more detail below.
  • Strawtown Pottery & Antiques 12738 Strawtown Ave. 1-317-984-5080. They have been creating stoneware here since 1983. Also sell antiques and pottery accessories.
  • Old Picket Fence [35] 894 Logan Street. 1-317-774-1800. Old Picket Fence represents antique and vintage items of quality, material and craftsmanship as well as newer items for today's blend of comfort and style.
  • Bundy Decoy & Company, Inc. [36] 16506 Strawtown Avenue. 1-800-387-3831. While the decoys are not used for hunting, they are American folk art and we carve them with craftsmanship and pride, one of a kind, one at a time. No two Bundy Decoys are alike, which is partly why they are so collectable. Each decoy is handled 28 times and requires many hours of hand labor per piece.
  • A Corner Cottage [37] 895 Conner Street. 1-317-770-7577. A small shop located at the corner of 9th and Conner in Noblesville. They carry a wide array of gifts, favors, and greeting cards, home decor garden items, Signature Pottery, vintage, and antique items, and many surprises.
  • Garden Thyme at the Old Schoolhouse [38] 14520 SR 38 E. 1-317-714-3273. Garden Thyme at the Old Schoolhouse is all about the garden and what goes into it. Beautiful plants, garden treasures, to architectural salvage surround the lovely 1898 schoolhouse. Your purchases help restore it!
  • Linden Tree Unique Gifts [39] 856 Logan Street. 1-317-773-3238. Linden Tree has a longstanding tradition of providing unique, specialty products and gifts at reasonable prices. Linden Tree offers home accent pieces including rugs, lamps and wall art. Interior designers are on site or available by appointment to help with selections. Free gift wrapping is available.
  • Logan Village Mall [40] 977 Logan Street. 1-317-776-9999. Over 40 charming shops under one roof. This former newspaper building is a unique village offering antiques, vintage and new gifts, home decor and more.
  • Noblesville Clock Company 996 Conner Street. 1-317-776-9270. We welcome you to visit our showroom located at 996 Conner street in historical downtown Noblesville. They have a very large selection of wall clocks, mantle clocks Cuckoo clocks, Grandfather clocks, Neon signs, candles, and more.
  • The Wild [41] 884 Logan Street. 1-317-773-0920. The Wild Bookstore is the first independent bookstore located on the Historic Noblesville Square. Specializing in the next generation of bookworms, offering children's books, games, toys and puzzles. You may even find a store cat in the window!

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Moderate[edit]

  • Barley Island Brewing Company [42] 639 Conner St. 1-317-770-5280. Offers a Family Dining Restaurant, Games, Banquet Services & Microbrewery. Daily specials.
  • Lutz's Steakhouse [43] 3100 Westfield Rd. 1-317-896-5002. Serving up steaks and seafood, Lutz's can get a hearty meal for a good price with a retro interior - the same for 30 years. Start your meal off right with a famous "onion-ring loaf" and order a fresh-fried lobster for dinner.
  • Matteo's Ristorante Italiano [44] 40 N. 9th St. 1-317-774-9771. The premier Italian experience in the state of Indiana where you can experience the finest Italian cuisine as well as fine art and great music in a relaxed atmosphere. Come and taste the vibrant flavors of Matteo's home in Salerno, Italy. Make sure to take advantage of all the benefits of a true Italian meal.
  • R. L. Wilson House [www.rlwilsonhouse.net/‎] 273 S. 8th Street. 1-317-770-9399. Reservations are requested but not required. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, small business and corporate meetings, family gatherings, seasonal parties, and themed teas.
  • The Hamilton Restaurant [45] 933 Conner Street. 1-317-770-4545. Located within site of the historical downtown Noblesville square, the Hamilton Restaurant is both chef owned and operated. Offering fine dining in a casual and comfortable atmosphere for both lunch and dinner. Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Famous Dave’s BBQ [famousdaves.com] 13445 Tegler Drive. (317) 773-1700. Award-winning family BBQ dining. Come for dine-in or carry-out.
  • Heavenly Sweets [46] 610 Hannibal Street. 317-770-9399. Heavenly Sweets is the premier source for all cake needs. Heavenly Sweets bakers have kept customers all over central Indiana satisfied for over 22 years.
  • Rosie’s Place [rosiesplace.net] 68 N 9th St. (317) 770-3322. Rosie’s Place is a warm inviting Café on the historic Noblesville square. Serving breakfast all day, including the popular Farmhouse benedict and oatmeal brown sugar pancakes. Lunch includes fresh salads, creative sandwiches and homemade soups. A full bakery in the front of the restaurant features a variety of homemade pies, cookies, bars, scones and gooey butter cake.
  • Wolfies Grill [47] 20999 Hague Road. (317) 984-6952. Wolfies Grill serves spirits, sport, great food and live entertainment overlooking the water at Morse Lake.

Cheap[edit]

  • Alexander's on The Square [48] 864 Logan St. 1-317-773-9177.. Step back in the 50s with this retro ice cream shop in the heart of Noblesville. High stools and plenty of ice cream and treats to go around. Homemade chocolates, homemade ice cream and hometown friendliness. They have the best waffle cones in town, freshly made all the time. 36 flavors with plenty of toppings. Also offering a deli.
  • Ginger's Cafe [49] 1804 E. Conner Street. 1-317-773-0303. Ginger's Cafe brings back the style and personality of the past with the fantastic food and amazing service. The eclectic deco furnishings allude to a time past. From the time you enter the front door to when you finish your pie and coffee, the staff is dedicated to bringing you the best quality food and service.
  • Sunrise Cafe at Uptown 809 Conner Street. 1-317-674-8668. Diner atmosphere with down-home feeling, serving diner classics.

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Coffee & Tea[edit]

  • Noble Coffee & Tea Company [50] 933 Logan St. 1-317-773-0339. A spacious coffee shop on the square. The store roasts fresh coffee beans weekly and features a wide selection of menu items, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and a coffee bar. For the non-coffee lover, try an iced chai tea or an Italian soda.

Beer[edit]

Drinking age is 21. You cannot buy packaged alcohol on Sundays.

  • Barley Island Brewery 639 Conner St. 1-317-770-5280. [51] Brewpub located in downtown Noblesville, Barley Island serves lunch and dinner. Sample GABF winning brews like Dirty Helen Brown Ale and Beastie Barrel Stout. Occasional live music. Open: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; and Sunday, noon to 12 a.m. (during football season) Live music, T.V. trivia, game room with pool table, darts and jukebox. Poker tables are also available. Families welcome.

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Noblesville has its share of reasonably priced “chain” hotels, as well as a bed & breakfast and camping options.

B&B[edit]

  • Sycamore Knoll Bed & Breakfast [52] 10777 Riverwood Ave. 1-317-776-0570. Restored 1886 country estate on 4+ acres near the White River. Two suites, each with private bath. Designed for quiet relaxation: library, large brick porch with swing, fruit orchard, perennial gardens, bird watching. Hearty home-cooked breakfasts.

Camping[edit]

  • Riverbend Campground [53] 21695 SR 37 N. 1-317-773-3333. 100 sites. Located on 25 wooded acres along the White River, this campground offers RV and tent sites, canoe and kayak rental, boat ramp, showers, toilets, laundry room, playground and campstore. Open April through Dec.1.
  • Sleepybear Campground [54] 13231 E. 146th Street. 1-317-691-2339. The closest facility to Klipsch Music Center to camp, park, or tailgate and enjoy your concert event.
  • White River Campground 11299 E. 234th St. 1-317-770-4430. 107 sites. This 26-acre campground is located along the White River. Showers, a playground, laundry room, campstore and a recreation room are available. Open April 15 through Oct. 30.

Hotel[edit]

  • Cambria Suites 13500 Tegler Drive. 1-317-773-4970. Across from the Hamilton Town Center Mall, Cambria Suites provides luxurious bedding and upscale amenities, including two flat screen LCD televisions, Bath & Body Works toiletries, microwave, refrigerator, state-of-the-art workout facility, barista bar and casual dining. The property also offers high tech meeting and conference facilities with onsite catering.
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites [55] 17960 Foundation Drive. 1-317-776-9900. This 59-room hotel is conveniently located off of St Rd 37 and St Rd 32 in Noblesville. Minutes from Verizon Music Center, Conner Prairie, Hamilton County's finest golf courses, shopping and restaurants. Each room features free HSIA, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board, 25" TV and 2 telephones with data ports.
  • Quality Inn & Suites [56] 16025 Prosperity Dr. 1-317-770-6772. 64 rooms. Located at State Roads 37 and 238, this brand new hotel features a blend of posh guest rooms, extended stay suites and mini-suites. The hotel offers Jacuzzi rooms, indoor pool, exercise room, free internet access, free deluxe continental breakfast, laundry and a guest-friendly staff. Group discounts available. Meeting space accommodates up to 25 people. Free parking.
  • Super 8 [57] 17070 Dragonfly Lane 1-317-776-7088. 58 rooms. This hotel offers an indoor pool, HBO/Satellite TV, complimentary high speed internet and "Super Start" continental breakfast. One-whirlpool suites and one kitchenette suite are available. Free parking. Pet friendly.


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