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Minnetrista

1200 N. Minnetrista Parkway, Muncie, IN 47303
800-428-5887
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Muncie
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Minnetrista is a museum and cultural center that serves the people of East Central Indiana. Minnetrista offers exhibits and programs for children, families, adults, scouts, teachers and students that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art.Minnetrista's forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

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Strongsville, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Minnetrista is a combination museum, art gallery, cultural center and gardens. it is built on the site of one of the Ball Brothers' house. These are the Ball brothers of home canning jat fame. There is an immense amount to see at Minnetrista. i normally start inside to catch the art, history and cultural exhibits. Depending upon your interests and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Minnetrista has museum space, holds outdoor kid-friendly events (Faerie, Sprites, and Lights; Luminaria; Graden Fair; Farmer's Market; PBS events, etc.). Plus it is a great place to see nature. Walk through the garden and nature areas. You never know what you might find! A great place for the family to visit.

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Muncie, Indiana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Muncie's Minnetrista Cultural Center hosts a farmer's market on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. It's part of our weekend routine to stop-in early on Saturday to make selections from the fresh baked goods, seasonal veg and fruits, bedding plants and flowers, and local meats, eggs, and even wine. While some bargains can be found, most items are at about grocery... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The grounds around Minnetrista are beautiful, and it is interesting to observe the mansions which housed the Ball families.

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Muncie, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Minnestrista is nice to look at but it doesn't offer enough age appropriate events.Considering the location one would think it would offer more activites for people younger than 50.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Muncie has a Farmers Market on Saturday's the local fruits and vegetables you can purchase. Grab your bags and go shopping.

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Gas City, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Great displays, informative, well worth the time off the interstate. And you can stop at Ball State and get that special someone a "Ball U" shirt or hat.

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Muncie, Indiana
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Minnetrista is many things, as diverse as the visitors who come for so many reasons, exhibits, music on the lawn, luminaria walk in winter, faeries\sprites\lights in summer, day camps, school break days, a place for weddings, meetings, dinners, shopping, walking, school field trips and just relaxing. There is a fee for visiting exhibits in the homes, but the grounds are... More

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Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There are so many types of activities supported at Minnestrista: obviously, the cultural center, but also the Farmer's Market, Oakhurst Gardens, walking paths, bike paths, gardens, & apple orchard. Arguably the best place in Muncie; certainly a "can't-miss" for visitors.

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Muncie, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I enjoy walking around Minnetrista and enjoying the many paths and trails that wind through this beautiful area, in which you can enjoy nature and even catch a glimpse various wildlife from time to time, as well as the beautiful gardens. They also have a Farmer's Market every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning, which is just spectacular!

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