The 9 Best Things to Do in Pendleton, United States

December 27, 2017 Jasper Kershner

Pendleton is a town in Fall Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Anderson, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,253 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Pendleton

1. Mounds State Park

4306 Mounds Rd, Anderson, IN 46017-1837 +1 765-642-6627
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Mounds State Park

Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys indicate the mounds were used as gathering places for religious ceremonies, from where astronomical alignments could be viewed. Be sure to visit our Nature Center, which includes a wildlife viewing room, animal displays, interactive games and more. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm daily. Naturalist-led hikes and interpretive programs are offered every weekend throughout the year.

Reviewed By Amy H

We came here for a weekend in august to camp and to swim. We were so disappointed that the pool closed for the summer on august 1st. Not even open on the weekend. Gate attendant was rude and could not answer any of our questions.

2. Pendleton Falls Park

299 Falls Park Dr, Pendleton, IN 46064
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

Pendleton Falls Park

Reviewed By IndyTravelDiva99 - Indianapolis, Indiana

This is one of my favorite day trips from Indy, and you will LOVE the small waterfalls surrounded by natural limestone's to wade in with the family. Its a wonderful place to fish and take family pictures. There is a small museum open on the weekends, and lots of places to have a picnic.

3. Good's Candy Shop

1423 W 53rd St, Anderson, IN 46013-1310 +1 765-642-7247
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 54 reviews

Good's Candy Shop

Reviewed By Jeffrey S - Logansport, Indiana

After reading other reviews we decided to visit this location. We were impressed by the neat and clean appearance. We didn't have room for ice cream this time, but did pick up some delicious chocolate treats at prices that are not unreasonable. They have a nice variety of candies, including some specialty items that you won't find just anywhere.

4. The Pine Lakes Resort - Day Fishing

5435 W State Road 38, Pendleton, IN 46064-8923
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Pine Lakes Resort - Day Fishing

Reviewed By groomslt - McCordsville, Indiana

Took hubby for Father's Day. Had a great time. No mosquitos unless my spray just worked 100%. No spiders Cabin was CLEAN. 3 queen mattresses. A/c worked great. Management was GREAT. The stocked the two lakes at 11am Saturday. Hubby caught 7 catfish .

5. Hoosier Park

4500 Dan Patch Cir, Anderson, IN 46013-3165 800-526-RACE
Excellent
28%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
11%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 324 reviews

Hoosier Park

Reviewed By teena21_2000 - Lafayette, Indiana

I’m convinced the machines are turned back and set to “take all her money” on weekends when the place is packed. LOL We tend to have better luck through the week. But besides the gambling, it’s fun to people watch. Lots of new machines. Free pop stations. Don’t see too many people ever getting hand paid and we typically stay in high limits. Bathrooms are clean. Atmosphere is fun. Security is always present. Plus the free shuttle service to the hotels is nice! We have been coming here for years. Not my favorite casino to visit but it is in my top 5. The casino cash they send you in the mail is a joke. I will go thorough $2000 and they will send me a coupon for $25. I prefer to give my money to the casinos that’s going to at least feed me and put me up in a hotel. But I do enjoy the casino. I like being able to have a drink and not worry about driving. I never participate in the horse racing but it must be pretty exciting... People are always screaming with excitement. I prefer a slot machine that offers free games or something like wheel of fortune. Hope this helps. I’m sure you’ll have fun. You just need to know when to stop. If you have a limit, quit there. Don’t take your debit card with you. Don’t tempt yourself. Here are a few hits I had last night. They are all times $5 so the first one was $450. Etc. Have fun!

6. Fall Creek Golf Club

250 Reformatory Rd, Pendleton, IN 46064-8989 +1 765-778-8071
Excellent
35%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
16%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 6 reviews

Fall Creek Golf Club

Reviewed By ChiefGuru - Decatur, Indiana

They are physically located next to the Pendleton Correctional Facility, which can be viewed from many holes, especially 17 which runs along side. This is a eighteen hole (par 72) public course. The course is generally flat. However, some holes do enjoy elevation changes. Not really any water hazards with which to contend. They do have some bunkers, but these are not real problem on most holes. The greens vary in size, but tend medium to small. Further, most of the greens tend to be crowned, with the collars mowed close. In other words, be careful of your shot placement to the green or you can roll back off, or down either size or the back. This can make what was a nice looking shot frustrating as you are chipping on rather than putting. The strength of the course were the greens. They were well maintained and fast, in spite of what I mentioned about their crowned design. A weakness was the fairways. Many of these were in need of repair and dried out. The tee boxes (three choices - white, gold, red) were fine. We have played here several times and like the design. However, we may give the course a rest for a year or two and see whether it can be brought into better condition before we return.

7. Indy Scream Park

5211 S New Columbus Rd, Anderson, IN 46013-9568 +1 317-489-3732
Excellent
54%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Indy Scream Park

Indy Scream Park Haunted House - Serving the Indianapolis, Indiana Metro - Indy Scream Park is Indianapolis, Indiana's SCARIEST haunted house! Indy Scream Park is 5 spectacular attractions in one, plus a monster midway complete with food, drinks, games, beer and more!

Reviewed By Josh B

This is a very unique haunted house. There are 5 different locations that you are able to go through for an unlimited amount of times. There's also a main area where there is food and an area to hang out/dance/buy food/take pics with characters. The only negative about Indy scream park is the prices of food/drinks. They are grossly overpriced.

8. White River Zip Lines

5211 S New Columbus Rd, Anderson, IN 46013-9568
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

White River Zip Lines

White River Zip Lines is Indianapolis's newest outdoor aerial adventure park with over a mile of amazing zip lines! White River Zip Lines is located just northeast of the Indianapolis, Indiana metro area, in Anderson, Indiana, and is the perfect family-friendly adventure those of all ages. Zip Line Flights are available 7 days a week, and group packages are available by reservation.

Reviewed By Susan M - Davenport, Iowa

My 14 year old grandson & I went zip lining while his mom & 5 year old sister visited the Indianapolis Zoo during our spring break vacation there. Perhaps because it was Easter Sunday, we were the only 2 in our group. White River Zip...MoreGlad to hear you had a good time! We love hearing from our customers!

9. White River Paintball

5211 S New Columbus Rd, Anderson, IN 46013-9568 +1 317-489-3732
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

White River Paintball

Reviewed By Howard M - Carmel, Indiana

I have been to White River several times with my sons (ages 10 and 11), and we have always had a great time. The staff is incredibly friendly and accommodating. The refs have run the games well, are safety conscious, and have always been fair....MoreGlad you had a good time! Thank you for the review!

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