Though it’s only a suburb of its large neighbor, Indianapolis, Greenfield, Indiana still has plenty of things to do for residents and visitors. The Indiana city is host to a wide range of Greenfield attractions and Greenfield events, and Greenfield parks are a welcome respite from the smog and clutter of city life. Just a short drive away from downtown Indianapolis, things to do in Greenfield can make for a nice break in your busy schedule.
You might also find our handy collection of links to other things to do in and around Greenfield and other Central Indiana points of interest. It’s at the bottom of this page.
Top Greenfield Things to Do
|Family Fun & Fitness Center – Here’s where the active locals go to get in shape and have fun at the same time. The Center offers a greatly varied program of exercise classes and equipment, sports and swimming activities. Especially dedicated to families with kids, there’s a program developed just for them.|
|James Whitcomb Riley Old Home and Museum – An Indiana historical landmark, the house is the birthplace of Riley, and features period decorations, memorabilia, and works by the poet. The Riley Old Home also has a gift shop, and visitors can experience many Greenfield events there throughout the year.|
|Pennsy Trail – This trail is a 3 mile linear park that resulted from a “rails-to-trails” project along the old Pennsylvania Railroad. It is paved with asphalt and intended for walking, jogging, biking, and rollerblading. Trail visitors can learn about Greenfield history, as historical markers are located along the trail at points of interest.|
|Ricks Centre for the Arts – Created whole cloth out of the former Village Theatre movie house, this facility is a standout for its neo-Art Deco renovation outside and its state-of-the art, technically plush interior spaces.|
|Riley Festival – If you are in Greenfield or thereabouts towards the end of summer, you might be lucky enough to join in this famous celebration of “Indiana’s poet,” James Whitcomb Riley. Tons of fun activities are offered over several days, and all greater Indianapolis children, especially Greenfield children, are most eagerly anticipated.|
|Riley House – Here is a must-see in Greenfield for visitors and a perennially fun thing to do for Greenfield residents. The Riley House is a major Greenfield attraction that serves up a nice menu of cozy dishes inside a beautiful, historic restaurant on Main Street in downtown Greenfield.|
|Tuttle Orchards – This Greenfield attraction allows visitors to pick their own apples in its verdant fields. The orchard has planted several acres of short dwarf apple trees, so you don’t have to throw out your back reaching up to pluck the plump, ripe fruit.|
Things to do in Greenfield encompass a wide range of activities and events. Marvel at the vintage architecture and thrilling performances at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, take a relaxing walk down the Pennsy Trail, or bask in the sun at Riley Park; whatever you want to do, Greenfield has something for you!
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