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Grissom Air Museum
Stand nose to nose with more than 20 legendary American aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress, the rare, record-shattering B-58 Hustler, and today’s tank-killing A-10 Warthog. Climb the observation tower for a bird’s eye view of the historic aircraft. Inside you will encounter aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers and William Kepner. Sit in cockpits, learn the basics of flight and navigation, and examine armaments, flight trainer, models, photos, engines, and much more.
International Circus Hall of Fame
Discover the enchanting world of the circus: colorful wagons, posters, and the circus stars. Bring out the kid in you and share the circus magic under the Big Top. Hold your breath as you watch the incredible feats of aerial artists, jugglers, clowns, and wild animal trainers.
Month of July – State Road 124 in Peru
Professional circus starts, Big Top entertainment, performing circus animals, Elephant rides, museum full of circus memorabilia
Miami County Museum
A historical museum featuring pioneer living (including vintage Peru from 1910), Native Americans, Cole Porter, circus, railroad, and canal history. There is also a large archival and genealogical department.
Circus City Festival Museum
Experience a walk through Peru’s circus history at the Circus City Museum. This popular museum located in the Circus City Center, is filled with photos, miniatures, displays, and costumes from circus past.
Oak Hill Winery
A small winery located in a carriage house (circa 1894). We make wines we like to drink and share the old fashioned way, with lots of natural flavor. We try to tailor our wines to the taste of the general public rather then those of “connoisseurs”. Delight your palate with free tasting of all wines.
Cole Porter Birthplace and Inn
Cole Porter was born in and spent the first ten years of his life in this home at 17-19 South Huntington Street. Cole wrote several of his early songs (including The Bob-O-Link Waltz) here, his beginning as an unparalleled composer and lyricist. In 2004, the home was purchased by Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre, Inc. and it is being restored to it's 1891 condition. Part of that restoration includes turning part of the home into a historical inn. The Cole Porter Inn currently features a gift shop and reception area, Kate's Parlor, and three elegant suites: the Cole Porter Suite, the Anything Goes Suite and the Night & Day Suite.
Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre
This community theater was named after Peru native and vaudeville great John S. “Ole” Olsen. It was established in 1964 to promote an interest in the theater arts. The theater group looks forward to bringing quality entertainment to Miami County and its visitors.
The Depot in Peru
January to December
Contact: Sunny Holtzlander at 765-244-1347
Rock Hollow Golf Club
This golf club has become one of the premier public links not only in Indiana but also throughout the Midwest. It boasts a terrain like none other in the Hoosier State. Taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, it mixes old-growth forests with cat tailed wetland and a plethora of thoughtfully placed rocks to make each round a tough, yet fair challenge. It has consistently been ranked on the list of the top 10 best golf courses in Indiana and has been the host to two Indiana State Opens and one Indiana State Amateur. Twice Rock Hollow has been ranked nationally on the list of best golf courses with green fees under $50.
Other Golf Courses
Indian Oaks (9)
Country Club Rd., Peru
Leaning Tree (9)
Peru Municipal (18)
The Mississinewa State Recreation Area is 14,386 acres with a 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.
Bunker Hill Dragstrip
Stock car and drag racing all summer long at one of Indiana’s oldest speedways. Drag racing entertainment since 1956.
April to October
Bunker Hill Dragstrip in Bunker Hill
Miami County Speedway
600cc Microsprints-Saturday night racing at the Miami County Fairgrounds
April to October
Miami County Fairgrounds in Peru
Micro Sprint Racing
Contact: Norm and Julie Bailey at 765-475-9705
January to December
Peru High School
Contact: Connie Cutler at 765-472-3301 Ext. 2200
Wine /Hard Cider Sampling
Weekends January to December
Apple Blossom Festival in April/Fall Harvest in October
Wine and Hard Cider sampling available, petting zoo, gift shop, events
Contact: Jerry McClure at 765-985-9000
McClure’s Tate Orchard in Peru
Gateway Farmers Market
May to October
Garden Gate Greenhouse in Peru
Herbs, organic produce and plants, honey, goat soap, baked goods and local crafts
Contact: Bob Radel at 765-469-5222