With just a few hours to spare, on a recent Saturday afternoon, we headed over to Decatur County to check out all the things to do in Greensburg, Indiana.
The weather was rainy and dreary, but that didn’t stop us from discovering several unique attractions and crossing off another county on my Explore Indiana project!
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Is that a TREE growing out of the courthouse?
Why yes it is! The courthouse in Greensburg has an actual tree growing out of the top of it. Crazy, right?
The tree was first noticed in the 1870s and although the original tree died out, new ones have formed. It’s a mystery as to how or why these trees grow, but somehow the conditions of the building keep at least one branch growing.
For many years, the type of tree was unknown, but recently a team at Purdue University determined that it is a mulberry tree.
Because of the uniqueness of this attraction, visitors from all over the country will take a quick detour off of I-74 to check out the tree in the courthouse.
Try a new cuisine
Greensburg is home to the only Indonesian restaurant in Indiana. Naturally, we had to try it out. Mayasari Indonesian Grill is located right downtown. It was an off-hour when we visited this small local spot, so it wasn’t busy at all.
We enjoyed trying a few different Indonesian dishes (most of which reminded me of Thai or Chinese food), but the standouts from our perspective were the desserts.
We indulged in both the Sweet Bungkus (a sweet crepe with bananas covered in whipped cream, mangoes and chocolate) and the Pisang Goreng (banana slices fried in spring roll wrappers and topped with whipped cream and chocolate). Yum!
Enjoy a little shopping
The downtown square in Greensburg is darling – with the unique courthouse in the middle and shops, restaurants and local businesses surrounding it.
We discovered a few cute boutiques along with some excellent antique stores. Our favorite was a cross between an antique store and boutique, Picker’s Paradise. A paradise for shopping it is! Definitely one of the most organized and well laid out antique-type stores I’ve ever visited.
We found a few treasures to bring home after poking around quite a few different spots downtown.
While we didn’t hit all the attractions Decatur County has to offer, it was a fun afternoon and nice to get out and explore a bit even with lots of rain!
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