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Muncie is located in Delaware County in east-central Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the population was 65,287. Muncie is well known as being home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. In the late 19th century, Muncie's economic backbone was in manufacturing. Drawn to the region during the Indiana gas boom of the 1880s, many factories sprang up in the area that relied on the combustible natural resource. The Ball Brothers moved their glass factory from Buffalo to Muncie in 1888. Like many mid-sized cities in the Rust Belt, Muncie has had to economically reinvent itself due to the decline of the manufacturing industry in the latter part of the 20th century. Muncie's current economy relies on health care, education, retail, and other service industries. The city of Muncie has lots to offer both residents and visitors, from beautiful gardens to live entertainment and museums. The Ball State Planetarium and Observatory has been a part of the community for more than 30 years. It's equipped with a 70-seat sky theater that reproduces the night sky from virtually any angle. It also offers programs on topics such as planets, galaxies, constellation patterns and black holes. Also located at Ball State University is the Atrium Art Gallery, University Museum of Art and Christy Woods, which includes 18 acres of winding paths and spectacular gardens. Muncie is also home to a Children's Museum with interactive exhibits and a learning center. Downtown Muncie boasts a vibrant arts scene with several galleries, quaint shops and restaurants. An annual ArtsWalk is held on the first Thursday of October in conjunction with Ball State University.

Surrounding areas: Alexandria, Indiana (16.0 mi), Nashville, Indiana (23.3 mi), Knightstown, Indiana (28.5 mi), Noblesville, Indiana (34.4 mi)

Muncie Vacation Rentals

Muncie Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
America's Best Value Inn3400 S Madison StMuncie, IN (765) 288-1911
Best Western Muncie3011 W Bethel AveMuncie, IN (765) 282-0600
Budget Motel821 E 29TH StMuncie, IN (765) 287-9532
Days In-muncie/ball State3509 N Everbrook LnMuncie, IN (765) 288-2311
Econo Motel1201 E 29TH StMuncie, IN (765) 288-5559
Fairfield Inn Muncie4011 W BethelMuncie, IN (765) 282-6666
Hill Top Motel4701 S Walnut StMuncie, IN (765) 288-3696
Holiday Inn Express4201 W Bethel AveMuncie, IN (765) 289-4678
Lees Inn3302 Everbrook InMuncie, IN (765) 282-7557
Signature Inn - Muncie3400 North Chadam LnMuncie, IN (765) 284-4200
Super 8 Motel3601 W Fox RDG LnMuncie, IN (765) 286-4333
The Roberts Hotel420 S High StMuncie, IN (800) 213-9323
Super 8 Motel15701 W Commerce RdDaleville, IN11.2 mi.(765) 378-0888
New Castle Inn2005 S Memorial DrNew Castle, IN16.1 mi.(765) 529-1670
Hampton Inn2312 Hampton Inn DrAnderson, IN16.7 mi.(765) 622-0700
Comfort Inn2229 E 59th StAnderson, IN16.8 mi.(765) 649-3000
Super 8 Motel2215 E 59th StAnderson, IN16.8 mi.(765) 642-2222
Fairfield Inn Anderson2205 E 59TH StAnderson, IN16.9 mi.(765) 644-4422
Lees Inn2114 E 59TH StAnderson, IN16.9 mi.(765) 649-2500
Motel 65810 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN16.9 mi.(765) 642-9023
Days Inn5901 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN17.0 mi.(765) 649-0451
Garden Hotel5920 Scatterfield RdAnderson, IN17.0 mi.(765) 644-2581
Quality Inn1836 E 46th StAnderson, IN17.0 mi.(765) 641-9980
Mar-jon Motel1327 E 53RD StAnderson, IN17.2 mi.(765) 644-7766
Mayor Manor MotelHwy 3 NHartford City, IN17.8 mi.(765) 348-1403
Holiday Inn Express24 E Executive DrNew Castle, IN18.3 mi.(765) 529-0345
Super 8 New Castle5243 South State Rd 3New Castle, IN18.3 mi.(765) 987-8205
Anderson Country Inn5836 Pendleton AveAnderson, IN18.7 mi.(765) 643-7777
Best Western Raintree Inn2836 S St Rd 3New Castle, IN20.3 mi.(765) 521-0100
Overpass MotelJCT 27 & 32Winchester, IN21.4 mi.(765) 584-8281
Super 85172 Kaybee DrGas City, IN23.6 mi.(765) 998-6800
Super 8 Motel1147 N US Hwy 27Portland, IN27.2 mi.(260) 726-8888
Hotel Marion501 E 4TH StMarion, IN28.5 mi.(765) 668-8801
Best Western Gas City4936 S Kaybee DrMarion, IN29.0 mi.(765) 998-2331
Days Inn & Suites6138 E Corridor DrMarion, IN29.0 mi.(765) 664-5840
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites4914 N Beaner BlvdMarion, IN29.0 mi.(765) 674-6664

Muncie Weather & Climate

Central Indiana has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm, humid summers. Temperatures generally diverge somewhat from the north and south sections of the state, with the annual mean temperature being 49 degrees F. in the north and 57 degrees F. in the south. While droughts occasionally occur in the southern region, rainfall totals are usually equally distributed throughout the state. The annual snowfall in Indiana averages less than 22 inches. Indiana is one of the most tornado-prone states in the country. Despite its vulnerability, however, Indiana is not a part of tornado alley.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 16°F 2.06 in. -
February 37°F 19°F 2.25 in. -
March 48°F 29°F 3.10 in. -
April 60°F 39°F 3.60 in. -
May 71°F 51°F 4.17 in. -
June 80°F 60°F 4.28 in. -
July 84°F 64°F 3.98 in. -
August 82°F 61°F 3.49 in. -
September 76°F 53°F 2.98 in. -
October 64°F 41°F 2.62 in. -
November 50°F 32°F 3.38 in. -
December 38°F 21°F 3.02 in. -

Muncie Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Delaware County Johnson Field (MIE) located about 3 miles north of Muncie, Mettel Field (CEV) located approximately 36 miles south of Muncie in Connersville, Indiana, the Fort Wayne International airport (FWA) located roughly 55 miles north of Muncie in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and finally the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located around 58 miles southwest of Muncie in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Muncie Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.
Old IndianaThorntownIN64.6 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH70.3 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH72.3 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN79.9 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN81.9 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH83.6 mi.
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH86.7 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH86.7 mi.
Water Parks
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH81.1 mi.
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH86.7 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH86.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Crestview Golf ClubMuncieIN 
Maplewood Golf ClubMuncieIN 
Players Club Woodland TrailsYorktownIN5.7 mi.
Cardinal Hills Golf CourseSelmaIN6.7 mi.
Lakeview Country ClubEatonIN10.3 mi.
Albany Golf ClubAlbanyIN10.7 mi.
Hickory Hills Golf ClubFarmlandIN14.1 mi.
Yule Golf ClubAlexandriaIN15.7 mi.
Twin Lakes Camp Conference CenterHillsboroIN16.4 mi.
Grandview Golf CourseAndersonIN16.8 mi.
Killbuck Golf CourseAndersonIN16.8 mi.
Meadowbrook Golf CourseAndersonIN16.8 mi.
Laurel Lakes Golf CourseHartford CityIN17.8 mi.
Cypress Run Golf CourseFranklinIN18.6 mi.
Legends of Indiana Golf CourseFranklinIN18.6 mi.
Winchester Golf ClubWinchesterIN21.5 mi.
Hartley Hills Country ClubHagerstownIN22.9 mi.
Idlewold Golf ClubPendletonIN23.4 mi.
Golf Club of Brown CountyNashvilleIN23.5 mi.
Salt Creek Golf ClubNashvilleIN23.5 mi.
Brockway Golf ClubLapelIN25.7 mi.
Bass Lake Golf CourseKnoxIN27.1 mi.
Portland Country ClubPortlandIN27.4 mi.
Royal Hylands Golf ClubKnightstownIN28.8 mi.
Winding Branch Golf CourseCambridge CityIN28.9 mi.
Wooded View Golf CourseClarksvilleIN29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN81.3 mi.
Ski WorldNashvilleIN82.2 mi.
Mad River MountainZanesfieldOH90.7 mi.
State Parks
Mounds State ParkIN13.5 mi. 
Ouabache State ParkIN39.4 mi. 
Ball State University Museum of ArtMuncieIN(Art)
Indiana Basketball Hall of FameNew CastleIN18.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
James Dean Memorial GalleryFairmountIN20.7 mi.(History)
Museum of the SoldierPortlandIN27.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Indiana Transportation MusuemNoblesvilleIN34.4 mi.(Technology)
Fort Recovery State MuseumFort RecoveryOH35.5 mi.(History)
Joseph Moore MuseumRichmondIN36.4 mi.(History)
Wayne County Historical MuseumRichmondIN36.4 mi.(History)
Richmond Art MuseumRichmondIN36.4 mi.(Art)
P.H. Sullivan Museum and Genealogy LibraryZionsvilleIN49.2 mi.(History)
Mercer County Historical MuseumCelinaOH49.5 mi.(History)
President Benjamin Harrison HomeIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.(History)
Indiana State MuseumIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Children's Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.(Children's)
Bicycle Museum of AmericaNew BremenOH55.6 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN50.3 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN66.2 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH86.7 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN112.4 mi.

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