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 CIRCUS CITY FESTIVAL
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h July thrill to the presentation of the greatest amateur show on earth.  An amazing three-ring circus with over 200 skilled performers ages 7 to 21.  Circus week includes a downtown festival and rides.  The last Saturday features a parade at 10:00 a.m. with circus wagons, horse teams, wild animals, calliopes, and                       clowns.  Museum and office open year round

 

THE SEVEN PILLARS

Along the Frances Slocum Trail, the cliffs of the “Seven Pillars” are visible.  The cliffs once contained large rooms used by the Miami Indians for council meetings, social events and as a trading post.

 

 

MIAMI COUNTY MUSEUM

Established in 1916, the Miami County Museum is one of the largest county museums in the state with exhibits of local prehistory and history, Miami Indian artifacts, railroads, circus and Cole Porter.

 

ROCK HOLLOW GOLF CLUB
There are four public golf courses in Miami County.  Rock Hollow Golf Club was constructed in 1994.  Awards received include, 1996-1997 4 Star Award Winner (Golf Digest), 1996 – 1997 America’s Best Golf Courses Everyone Can Play (Golf Digest), Top 10 Best New Public Courses in the Country, (Golf Digest) 6th Best Golf Course in Indiana 1997, (Golf Digest),  and Rock Hollow Golf Club hosted the Indiana Open in 1996 and 1997.  Other courses include the Peru Municipal, Indian Oaks, and Learning Tree Golf Course.

 

GRISSOM AIR MUSEUM

Exciting collection of historic aircraft, equipment and memorabilia from WW II to present.  See a famous Flying Fortress and a record –shattering B-58

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS HALL OF FAME
The International Circus Hall of Fame Museum is a not-for-profit Corporation dedicated to the preservation of circus heritage and history.  The museum is opened year round with a live circus performance twice daily starting late June through Labor Day.  Located 3 miles South East of Peru on Old Indiana Highway 124.

  

 

COLE PORTER FESTIVAL

 The Cole Porter Festival celebrates the life and music of songwriter Cole Porter with musical performances and driving tours of Porter landmarks.      

 

 

PERU RIVER WALK
The Peru River walk was dedicated into service in June of 1998.  This one mile long walkway meanders along the Wabash River and has been used by many for recreation and community events.  Future development are being planned to further enhance the scenic attractions.

 

 

PERU DEPOT

Built in 1902, the Peru Depot has served as a major contributor to the development of the city.  From the heyday of the train travel to community events it hosts, the Peru Depot has been a symbol of community pride for nearly 100 years

 

 
 

MISSISSINEWA RESERVOIR

The Mississinewa Reservoir is 14,386 acres and the lake is 3,210-acre lake.  It offers a swimming beach, picnic area, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, Frisbee golf course, and miles of hiking trails.  If sight-seeing is more your outdoor pleasure, acres of birds, trees, fish, and nature provide one of the most beautiful places to relax in Indiana.

               

 

COLE PORTER  INN

 

Cole Porter was born in and spent the first 14 years of his life in the home at 17-19 South Huntington Street.  The property was purchased in 2004 by Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre and they have restored the home to its 1891 condition.  In June 2009, the completely restored home opened as an Inn featuring three six room suites and a gift shop.

 

 

 

 

 

NICKEL PLATE TRAIL

The trail south of Peru is paved for several miles.  This is one of the prettiest trails in north central Indiana, following the babbling Little Pipe Creek and immersing the visitor in some of the best sights, sounds and scents nature has to offer.  An interesting old dam is to be found just south of the trailhead.  Remarkable plant & animal species abound in the surrounding woodlands and wetlands.

 

 

For more information on these or any other events, please contact 765-472-1923 or miamicotourism@comteck.com.

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