DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) - A tourism feature in Hendricks County promoting local art, farms and more has been so successful, it is expanding into neighboring Morgan County.
Since Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail, a self-guided driving tour, has been in place, visitor spending has increased, said Hendricks County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and art galleries have gained in popularity.
This coming year, a new Morgan County loop will be added, featuring sites such as a honey farm, candy kitchen and a Cajun hot spot, thanks in part to a grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. That will bring the number of participants to 24, HCCVB said, and eight other sites will be open during the second Saturday of each month.
Hendricks County features include a brewepub, bakery, winery, the county historical museum, several art galleries and more. The Morgan County features also include a winery, an antiques market and more.
Three events also promote local arts and culture: ArtsGo! in the spring, Artisan Marketplace in the fall and Holiday Open House in early December. More information is available online here.