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Address: 1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy, Muncie, IN 47303-2925
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+1 800-428-5887
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 11:00 - 17:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

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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Beautiful gardens and walk along White River

Both the planted gardens and the spring wildflowers are excellent now (mid April). the museum of Ball glassware is small but beautiful (and free).

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert W
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Park Ridge, Illinois
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75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Both the planted gardens and the spring wildflowers are excellent now (mid April). the museum of Ball glassware is small but beautiful (and free).

Thank Robert W
Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The things they do for the community are outstanding. The Christmas event they hold was great. My kids had a blast making ornaments!

Thank S4490UHmichaelj
Minnetrista1200, Guest Relations Manager at Minnetrista, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are so happy you enjoyed the Enchanted Luminaria Walk. The team at Minnetrista is thrilled to hear such positive feedback. We hope you visit again soon and invite your friends next time! More 

Muncie, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have only been their once their was a bluegrass music group that had a free concert outside. My youngest kid had school feild trips their. Honestly I think all they offer is events for school age children and the ocassional free concert. However im not for sure. I did enjoy the concert but I however have no idea what... More 

Thank pandtbartey
Minnetrista1200, Guest Relations Manager at Minnetrista, responded to this review

Hi! Thank you so much for your review. The team at Minnetrista is thrilled you had a positive experience. We do have a lot of activities for school-aged children and we host free concerts, but we do so much more. We offer educational experiences with field trips and guided tours, we host events for those in the community or private... More 

Hartford City, Indiana
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253 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is a really nice place in the middle of Muncie. We have been annual members now multiple times. There is not a ton to do here, so it would be hard to spend more than a couple of hours, but it is nice to have the annual membership so that we can just show up whenever we want with... More 

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Minnetrista1200, Guest Relations Manager at Minnetrista, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. We are so happy you enjoy Minnetrista and have positive experiences here. As a member you have unlimited free gallery admissions for your entire household year-round, discounts on ticketed programs, workshops, camps, and special events, discounts on purchases in the Orchard Shop, invitations to special member-only events, and opportunities to explore partner museums,... More 

Muncie, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Just spent an evening at one of the great memorable events each year in Muncie, Minnetrista's Luminaria. Two Ball brother houses are beautifully decorated for the holiday. Musicians play holiday songs. Outside bonfires warm those seeking other comforts. The cultural center at the top of hill is filled with musical activities, many visitors, and a variety of activities, including interactive... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Recently visited Minnetrista on my visit to Muncie. This is a large place with nice paths for walking. The gardens are very nice. There is an excellent Farmers Market here on weekends. The visitor center/museum has displays relating to the Ball family plus rotating exhibits.

Thank andyrr57
Muncie, Indiana
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39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We frequent the Minnetrista Farmer's Market. There are lots of great offerings from local vendors. The concerts offered on the green are always fun.

Thank Timothy V
Muncie, Indiana
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is my favorite place to simply stroll through the many beautiful gardens, walk the nature trail and see plants which are native to the area, to linger by the lagoon to watch the turtles and frogs, visit the many exhibits, see a concert on the lawn or take advantage of one of the many special events throughout the year.... More 

Thank Merry S
San Diego, California
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have visited Minnetrista to stoll through the gardens several times. For the first time, one of the large homes along the river was open to see. Apparently Minnetrista opens the home, Oakhurst, 2 Saturdays per month for now. They are seeking feedback from visitors as to how to best present the home. So we walked through and filled out,... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful park with several different features to see. It has many sights of nature and some architectural pieces as well. This is a great spot for a picnic or date and it's free!

Thank Madison P

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