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Address: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303-2925
Phone Number: 800-428-5887
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Minnetrista is a museum and cultural center that serves the people of East...

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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Nice place to visit

Minnetrista is a nice place to spend a little time to get better acquainted with where the Ball Brothers lived. All but one of their homes are still standing, there's lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
StewieYWG
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Winnipeg, MB
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Aurora, Indiana
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97 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens and nature area are nice and free to visit. We enjoyed walking around even though it was very hot. You can also see the outside of the 5 remaining hitoric Ball family homes. On certain days you can enter 1 of them. The staff is very friendly and the main building is very nice. I never complain about... More 

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Winnipeg, MB
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99 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minnetrista is a nice place to spend a little time to get better acquainted with where the Ball Brothers lived. All but one of their homes are still standing, there's lots of information at the visitor center. The nearby gift shop has all kinds of interesting knick knacks as well as cold drinks and ice cream. Staff are very friendly.... More 

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Thank StewieYWG
Little River, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This has place always has something going on for kids and cool things for adults as well. A good family attraction.

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Thank Robin H
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were here for a wedding. The PA system was down for about 30 minutes causing a late start for a very, very hot outdoor wedding. There were several senior citizens some with handicaps. After about 20 minutes in the hot sun, the staff offered cold bottled water for the guests. This was not acceptable!

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Thank Beachlovers630
Indianapolis, Indiana
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114 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I stopped by Minnestrista Center late on a Saturday afternoon, hadn't seen the place since leaving Muncie 15 years ago. Loved the gardens and the Apple Shop, I remembered the rose gardens being so fragrant, and they still were. Many art installations and landscaping now, with marked tags for what kind of flower/tree/shrub. The grounds are a nice place to... More 

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Thank KShad
new york city
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

homes of the Ball brothers inventors of the Ball glass jars......just wonderful.....enjoyed looking at the homes and the museum was exceptional......at the time a Wizard of Oz exhibit made me feel like a kid again.....small historical section....lovely art galleries...worth the trip

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Thank jb826
Indianapolis, IN
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173 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My hub and I (60s) took a road trip from Indy - about an hour away. We enjoyed seeing where the five Ball (Ball canning jars) brothers lived so harmoniously together. Each chose a different architectural style for his home. Oakhurst (unfurnished) is the only one open for tours. Call ahead to make sure the interpreter is available. One of... More 

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Thank Bryan S
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful center. The museum exhibits are usually very interesting. They also have tours that the public can to of some of the other Ball Mansions.

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Thank Aylaeh C
Muncie
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Love Minnetrista! The roses and flowers are beautiful year round. The Walk path is fantastic for walking or bike riding. The concerts on the lawn are great in the summer time.

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Thank Diana W
Naples, Florida
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Beautiful museum and activity center. Have enjoyed exhibits on the upper floor, walked the preserve to the north of the museum and taken a hike with the granddaughter in the gardens. Great activity.

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