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Cicero (Indiana)

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Cicero (Indiana)

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Cicero [1]] is a town and a northern suburb of Indianapolis in the Nine-County Region of Indiana.

Get in[edit]

While you can get close by plane, a car is necessary to reach Cicero. There is no bus or train accessibility to Cicero directly from Indianapolis.

By car[edit]

From the metropolitan Indianapolis area, take U.S. 31 north to 236th Street. Cicero is located off of State Road 19 to the east of U.S. 31. It is a 45-minute drive north of downtown Indianapolis.

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. 1-317-769-3288. [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. Go to visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.
  • Carmel Visitor Center 37 E. Main St. 1-317-848-3181 x103. Open M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (later for special events); Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m.
  • 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
  • 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.

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Landmarks and Arts[edit]

  • Nickel Plate Arts Campus [7] Nickel Plate Arts is an art center created by Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. that supports, promotes and provides outstanding arts experiences in six communities along the Nickel Plate Railroad in Hamilton County. They offer great experiences for art lovers, artists, students and corporate partners who care about the arts! The main campus is located in downtown Noblesville at 107 S 8th Street. Nickel Plate Arts invites you to start your adventure here at the main campus and learn about the art class offerings, visit the gallery, meet artists in their studios, and discover art-based activities happening regularly. Then explore art events taking place in Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Atlanta, Arcadia and Tipton, too.

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Outdoors[edit]

Call the Cicero Department of Parks and Recreation for more information at 1-317-984-3475.

Outdoor recreation at Morse Park Beach
  • Community Park Stringtown Pike. 1-317-984-3475. Park includes four picnic shelters, walking paths, basketball, tennis courts and playground.
  • Morse Reservoir 19777 Morse Park Ln. This man-made lake, located between Cicero 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.
  • Red Bridge Park State Road 19, north of 236th Street. 1-317-984-3475. On the western edge of Morse Reservoir, the park has a boat dock rentals as well as a pool and community shelter building. Fishing is allowed within the park with the proper permits, but you can’t swim in the lake or launch your boat here. The community building is available for rent and can accommodate 150-200 people.
  • Strawtown Koteewi Park 12308 E. Strawtown Ave. 1-317-774-2574. Five miles outside of Cicero, 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. Enjoy the park's natural beauty on the equestrian trails.

Festivals[edit]

  • Lights Over Morse Lake (4th of July) The town of Cicero partners with the Indiana Transportation Museum [8] to provide a transportation train to and from this annual festival. Activities include music, kids carnival, 5k, tournaments, a zip line, and, of course, fireworks. This is a great small-town way to celebrate Independence Day. If you want to spend the night, the train connects you to Fishers hotels.

Golf[edit]

  • Bear Slide Golf Club [9] 6770 E. 231st Street. 1 317-984-3837. Golf Digest gives this course 4 ½ stars for its Scottish links style front nine with a traditional back nine. Area hotels offer a “Stay and Play” packages for this course.

Learn More[edit]

  • Hamilton North Chamber of Commerce [10] 70 N. Byron St. 1-317-984-4079. Serving Cicero and neighboring towns of Arcadia and Atlanta, the Chamber can provide information about area businesses and upcoming events. The Chamber of Commerce also is home to a Visitor Information Welcome Center, open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. [11] 37 East Main Street, Carmel 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.

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  • Alexander’s on the Water [12] 369 W. Jackson St. 1-317-984-8173. Open seven days a week during the summer (closed for winter), this old-fashioned ice cream shop offers 16 ice cream flavors for Morse Reservoir boaters. (A full-service shop, which also offers sandwiches, is located in Noblesville.)
  • 10 West 10 West Jackson, Cicero, Indiana 46034. (317) 606-8542 Hamilton County's newest local restaurant and bar, located in Cicero, Indiana, features the culinary creations of Chef Bill Wampler. The menu is deliciously diverse with Sandwiches, quality Steaks, Specialty salads, and Chicken & Fish entrees. The unique décor, ambience, and menu of 10 WEST has had the place packed since it's opening.
  • SugarBean Cupcakes 129 South Peru Street, Cicero, IN 46034. (317) 379-7003. A cupcake shop that also makes and sells cookies, muffins and scones.
  • Cicero Coffee Company 150 South Peru Street, Cicero, IN 46034. (317) 984-2739. Cicero Coffee Company is a popular small-town establishment offering great sandwiches and breakfast. Owner, Earl Tharp displays handcrafted Native American Flutes as well as other local art.

Contact[edit]

For more information about Cicero, contact Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. at 1-800-776-8687 or go to visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.

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