Located 83 miles north of Indianapolis, Wabash is famous for being the first electrically lit city in the world in 1880. Visitors can anticipate a wide variety of attractions and activities to enjoy while visiting the city. You can stop by the Visitor’s Center on Miami Street to find out what’s happening during your visit. The Honeywell Center is a must on your to-do list, featuring a brilliant live performance theater and an art gallery. History buffs can visit the Dr. James Ford Historic Home and the Wabash County Historical Museum to learn about the pioneer days in Wabash. Outdoor activities include scenic drives, walking and hiking at the Mary Thornton Nature Preserve or the Asher Wood Nature Preserve. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Honeywell Center

Honeywell Center
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Owned by the Honeywell Foundation and dedicated to bringing art and culture to the Wabash community, the Honeywell Center in downtown Wabash is home to a live performance theatre, an art gallery and a restaurant. The theatre complex entertains locals and visitors to a full calendar of exciting shows, concerts and events featuring both local and national artists. The Clark Art Gallery features the work of a wide range of artists and hosts regular special exhibitions and competitions. Eugenia’s Restaurant is the ideal place to enjoy a delicious pre-show dinner buffet and also welcomes diners for weekday lunches and Sunday Brunch.

Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-563-1102

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2.Dr. James Ford Historic Home, Wabash, IN

Dr. James Ford Historic Home, Wabash, IN
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Dr. James Ford was a prominent Wabash physician, author, surveyor, architect and dedicated family man. The Ford historic home was built in 1840 and was home to the extended Ford family for many decades until the last member of the family passes away in 2002. If these walls could speak, what stories they would tell. Today the historic home is owned and run as a living museum by the Honeywell Foundation. Stepping inside the imposing home is like stepping back in time to the mid-19th century. Visitors are treated to a guided tour of the mansion which still contains original fittings and furnishings which showcases the everyday life of an affluent 19th century family.

Dr. James Ford Historic Home, 177 W. Hill Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-563-8686

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3.Chapman’s Brewery, Wabash, Indiana

Chapman’s Brewery, Wabash, Indiana
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Chapman’s Brewery has been brewing fine local beer for Indiana locals and visitors since 2012. Their Wabash Tap Room opened in 2017, conveniently located one block away from the popular Honeywell Center. A beautiful historic building which dates back to 1837 has been carefully restored to provide a relaxed atmosphere for some serious tasting. Chapman’s strives to produce consistently delicious beers without the gimmicks – a few of their most popular brews include the Englishman Brown Ale, Enlighten Kolsch-style Ale, Undaunted IPA and their Rye American Red Rye Ale. You are welcome to order a tasting flight to see which of their brews best suites your palate.

Chapman’s Brewery, 233 S. Miami Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-274-1308

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4.Market Street Grill, Wabash, Indiana

Market Street Grill, Wabash, Indiana
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The award-winning Market Street Grill has been a local landmark in Wabash for 25 years. Along the way owner “Wild Bill” Gerding has picked up a number of local awards including one for his legendary “Chili with an Attitude”. Today diners can look forward to choosing from an extensive menu of appetizers, soups, salads and entrees. Highlights include their delicious steaks, traditional BBQ pork dishes and their fresh fish and seafood. Many of the dishes are available in two sizes to suit all appetites. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights guests can enjoy 4-course farm-to-fork fine-dining experience at the Market Street Bistro.

Market Street Grill and Bistro, 90 W. Market St, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-563-7779

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5.Modoc’s Market and Espresso Bar, Wabash, Indiana

Modoc’s Market and Espresso Bar, Wabash, Indiana
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Located in the New Bradley Building, in the heart of Historic Downtown Wabash, Modoc’s Market and Espresso Bar is a popular local landmark. The coffee shop takes its name from Modoc the elephant who famously escaped from the Great American Circus in 1942 and proceeded to wreck havoc in the Bradley Brothers Drugstore, which once occupied these premises. Today, surrounded by many reminders of Modoc, you can enjoy your favorite coffee and meet some of the regular customers. The coffee is reported to be the best in the area and all their delicious pastries, muffins and other treats are freshly made from scratch each day. Soups and sandwiches are also available.

Modoc’s Market and Espresso Bar, 205 S. Miami Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-569-1281

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6.Harry’s Old Kettle Pub and Grill, Wabash, Indiana

Harry’s Old Kettle Pub and Grill, Wabash, Indiana
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Harry’s Old Kettle Saloon is a popular meeting place for Wabash locals and visitors. The restaurant occupies 50-year old landmark premises in Stitt St and although the name has changed slightly the legendary friendly and relaxed atmosphere has been retained. The pub/grill is owned and operated by Harry and Judy, who ensure that everyone is well fed, watered and welcomed. On the menu you will find a variety of delicious appetizers followed by an excellent selection of sandwiches, burgers, seafood and sides, including their signature The Judy – a Boston-style cheese steak served on a baguette. The pub offers a wide selection of bottled and on-tap beers from all corners of the U.S. and beyond.

Harry’s Old Kettle Pub and Grill, 1633 Stitt Street, Wabash, IN 46992, Phone: 260-563-7317

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