the Muncie Digest

Your Ultimate Guide for a “One Tank” Getaway in Downtown Muncie 

Have a vacation week planned but opting for a “one tank” getaway right here in Muncie? DWNTWN has an abundance of activities to make your week fun and exciting with even a beach at Prairie Creek Reservoir. Take your time and leisurely shop, try out that restaurant you’ve been wanting to explore, or find entertainment options perfect for a friends or family night out. Here’s a guide to help you plan your getaway. 

Shopping DWNTWN 

If your ideal getaway involves a bit of retail therapy, downtown Muncie has an array of unique shops and boutiques. 

Aw Yeah Comics is your go-to spot for finding the perfect comic book or collectible toy, nestled right in the heart of Muncie. Carrie Wright Silk Gifts & Gallery offers exquisite hand-painted silk creations, custom designs including scarves, gifts, and paintings, and classes if you would like to try your hand at a unique activity. 

For those seeking artisanal treasures, Debbie’s Handmade Soaps has one-of-a-kind soaps. Heidi J Hale Designs is a must-visit for personalized jewelry crafted with your handwriting making them perfect for memorable souvenirs and keepsakes.  

Looking to cruise around town in style? Swing by Kirk’s Bike Shop for an array of professional-grade bicycles, including e-bikes, perfect for whatever your skill level. If you’re on the hunt for unique gifts that won’t break the bank, Dandelions Flowers and Gifts has something for every budget. 

Restaurants DWNTWN 

No getaway is complete without indulging in some delicious eats, and DWNTWN boasts a diverse culinary scene for every craving. 

Relax at a cozy cafe, try some savory eats, or satisfy that sweet tooth at locations like Birddog Café, Bruce’s Pizza at the Heorot, Casa Mexican Grill, and Charmed Cupcake Co. And for those looking to fuel up with something nutritious, Downtown Nutrition Muncie and Farm Stand offer wholesome options to keep you energized throughout your getaway. 

Don’t miss Mama & Son Soul Food, serving up hearty comfort dishes with soulful flavors that will transport you to foodie paradise. 

Fine Dining 

For a special night out, treat yourself to a memorable dining experience at one of DWNTWN Muncie’s fine dining establishments. 

Indulge in culinary masterpieces at Vera Mae’s Bistro, Ron Lahody’s Trust Your Butcher Steakhouse, or Adams Street Chophouse, where impeccable service meets mouthwatering cuisine. 

Brews, Pubs & Night Life 

Start your vacation unwinding with a cold brew or craft cocktail. DWNTWN is home to a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of pubs and breweries to choose from. 

Raise a glass at Savage’s Ale House, Twin Archer Brewpub, or Elm Street Brewing Co., where you can sample a variety of locally brewed beers. For a cozy atmosphere and live music, swing by 1925 Pubhouse, The Fickle Peach, or the Mark III Tap Room. These are just some of the local favorites! 


When it comes to entertainment, DWNTWN brings the fun for family and friends throughout your getaway. 

Catch a live performance at Canan Commons, the perfect spot for a picnic accompanied by music and a great view of downtown. For an adventure, unleash your inner lumberjack at Mad Axe Muncie, a six-lane axe throwing facility guaranteed to provide thrills for your whole crew. 

DWNTWN boasts a huge arts and culture scene. Visit Muncie Civic Theatre for a show or paint your own pottery at Made in Muncie Pottery. Try finding a class or workshop that speaks to you at Madjax Maker Force, a collaborative hub for makers and artists. 

Muncie offers so much, like cultural experiences at Minnetrista Museum & Gardens or family-friendly fun at The Muncie Children’s Museum, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in DWNTWN Muncie. 

You don’t need to travel far and wide to create unforgettable memories, you can right here in your own backyard. Embark on the ultimate getaway in DWNTWN Muncie.