Ready for the 25 BEST things to do in Logansport Indiana? Tucked away in Cass County in west central Indiana, Logansport offers a delightful mix of history, art, recreation, and culinary delights. And for creating lasting family memories, often the most memorable moments are found off the beaten path – in cities like Logansport, Indiana.
As an Indiana resident and frequent visitor, I’ve dug deep into the wonders of this charming town, and after years of day and weekend trips to Logansport with my family, here’s my curated list of things to do, eat, and explore.
Logansport Indiana things to do
1. Cass County Historical Society
Set in an elegant Victorian mansion, the Cass County Historical Society takes you on a journey through time, capturing the essence of Logansport’s past. The mansion boasts an impressive array of artifacts, photographs, documents, and memorabilia. Each item, whether it’s a centuries-old document or a vintage photograph, has its own story, offering a tangible link to the past.
Periodic special exhibits ensure there’s always something new to discover, even for those who’ve visited before. This is why I try to stop by at least every few visits to Logansport. These curated displays often delve into specific themes, events, or personalities, providing a fresh perspective on the region’s history.
Location: 1004 E. Market St. Logansport, Indiana
2. Cass County Courthouse
Start your visit to Logansport downtown and be sure to look for the Cass County Courthouse. This beautiful building was constructed in the late 19th century and is a striking example of the Second Empire architectural style.
With its intricate designs, soaring clock tower, and iconic mansard roof, the building stands as a timeless symbol of Logansport’s commitment to both its past and its future.
Location: 200 Court Park, Logansport, IN
3. Downtown Art & Murals
One of my favorite free things to do in Logansport Indiana is to check out all the murals around town. The murals around Logansport offer a captivating blend of art and local tales.
From the fun interactive murals downtown (we had a lot of fun taking pictures of these on a recent summer Sunday) to the beautiful larger-than-life mural representing the railroad industry (Logansport was once a significant railroad hub, with multiple lines crisscrossing and converging here), you’ll have fun finding the various murals.
4. Little Turtle Waterway
Named in honor of the great Miami war chief, Little Turtle, the Little Turtle Waterway is one of Logansport’s most picturesque and serene destinations. It gracefully stretches along the confluence of the Eel and Wabash Rivers, offering an oasis of natural beauty and recreational opportunities right in the heart of the city.
Whether you’re an avid kayaker, a casual fisherman, or someone who simply enjoys a waterside picnic, the Little Turtle Waterway provides myriad opportunities for outdoor enjoyment. The well-maintained trails alongside the waterway are perfect for jogging, biking, or leisurely strolls.
I think it’s fascinating to find the spot where the two rivers (Eel and Wabash) meet. It’s a little hard to find – I was lucky enough to have a local point it out. But even if you can’t decipher the exact point, you’ll have fun looking and enjoying the beauty of the rivers!
Location: 401 E Melbourne Ave, Logansport, IN
5. Dykeman Golf Course
Logansport is close enough to home, that we can drive up for a morning or afternoon of golf easily – and as that is an activity my son enjoys, it’s nice to have Dykeman Park Golf Course as an option.
Don’t worry if you aren’t a seasoned golfer, Dykeman Park Golf Course offers a stimulating experience with its combination of par-threes, fours, and fives that anyone can enjoy. The course layout is designed to test various aspects of your game while ensuring an enjoyable round.
Even if you don’t have time for a full round, playing 9 holes is super affordable (especially compared to golf courses near Indianapolis or Chicago), and it’s such a beautiful setting that it’s a lovely way to start or end a day exploring the town.
Location: 101 Eberts Rd. Logansport, IN
6. Bonus Pints
We had such a great time checking out the relatively new Bonus Pints on a recent visit to Logansport. It’s located inside a building that also houses a record store (The Record Farm) and a barbershop. Talk about all-purpose!
We enjoyed browsing the records, admired the stage (looks like a great place for live music), and grabbed a local craft beer. The arcade games were a huge bonus as they made for a fun alternative to just sitting at the bar.
Kids are welcome, and you can feel okay dragging them to a “brewery” as they’ll be having so much fun playing in the arcade they’ll probably be asking you to go again soon! They do serve food, and there is an outdoor patio too if you prefer to enjoy your beer in the fresh air.
Location: 422 E Broadway Street, Logansport, IN
7. Black Dog Coffee shop
I do love a good coffee shop, so when I heard Logansport was home to one, I had to insist we check it out on our next visit. My kids had actually already been on a trip they took there without me, so I was a little envious.
At the heart of Black Dog Coffee is its commitment to serving high-quality, handcrafted beverages. Whether you’re in the mood for a robust espresso, a creamy latte, or a refreshing iced coffee, every sip promises a delightful taste, crafted with care and precision.
Owned by a retired teacher, Black Dog Coffee has emerged as a community hub. It’s a place where locals gather to catch up, where artists display their work, and where musicians serenade the crowd – I know quite a few locals who make regular plans to listen to live music at Black Dog Coffee!
Location: 116 S. 6th St. Logansport, IN
8. D&R Fruit Market
A paradise for fresh produce lovers, D&R offers a riot of colors with its seasonal fruits and veggies. From juicy peaches to crisp greens, everything here promises farm-fresh goodness and flavors that burst in your mouth.
Several times a year, when we visit Logansport, we stop at D&R to pick up flowers for the front porch. The flowers are always gorgeous and so much more affordable than the ones we can find in Hamilton County Indiana.
Location: 931 W. Market Street, Logansport Indiana
9. Cass County Dentzel Carousel
The Cass County Dentzel Carousel is one of the most unique things to do in Logansport Indiana, and one of the best things to do in Cass County Indiana overall because it is more than just a merry-go-round; it’s a vibrant piece of Logansport’s cultural heritage. Housed in Riverside Park, this carousel is a testament to craftsmanship, history, and the sheer joy of simpler times.
The Dentzel Carousel is one of the few remaining antique carousels in the world, manufactured by the renowned Dentzel Carousel Company. What makes it even more special is that it still operates with its original 1902 mechanism, a feat not many carousels can boast of.
The intricately hand-carved wooden animals, not just limited to horses, but also comprising giraffes, ostriches, and more, showcase an unparalleled artistry, each exuding its own personality and charm. We always fight for our favorite animals when we ride!
One of the thrilling aspects of the Cass County Dentzel Carousel is the age-old game of “grabbing the golden ring.” As the carousel turns, riders on the outside row of animals have a chance to reach out for a brass ring dispensed from a wooden arm.
Successfully grabbing it is not just about skill, but also timing and a bit of luck. And if you’re fortunate enough to snag the special golden ring among the brass ones, you’re rewarded with a free ride! It’s an exhilarating challenge and something I’ve never seen on another carousel. All of our family members have gotten the golden ring at one time or another so it’s a fond memory for all of us!
10. France Park Logansport Indiana
Tucked away in the heart of Cass County lies France Park, a haven of natural beauty and outdoor activities that beckons visitors for a truly memorable experience. One of the park’s standout features is its stunning waterfall, which cascades gracefully, providing not just a visual treat but also the soothing sounds of nature at its finest. It’s a favorite spot for both photographers and those seeking a moment of tranquility.
But that’s not all. The park’s old quarry has been transformed into a natural swimming pool, where visitors can take a refreshing dip in its crystal-clear waters. The unique setting of swimming in a quarry offers both thrill and relaxation, surrounded by rugged rock formations and the gentle sway of trees.
If you want to extend their stay, France Park provides excellent camping facilities. Whether you’re pitching a tent under the stars or opting for a more comfortable camping experience, waking up to the songs of native birds and the scent of fresh morning air is nothing short of magical. France Park is in fact the first place my daughter went camping after high school with friends by herself – and she had a blast!
Location: 4505 W US Highway 24, Logansport, IN
11. Longcliff Museum
A repository of tales and truths, the Longcliff Museum delves deep into Logansport’s socio-cultural history. The story goes (and although I’ve heard it dozens of times from various people from Logansport, I have no idea if it’s true or not), that many years ago Logansport had the choice between Purdue University and the State Hospital. They chose the State Hospital.
Today, the Longcliff Museum stands as a testament to the profound history and journey of the Logansport State Hospital. Situated within the historic 1888 building, which previously served as the hospital’s administrative office, the museum offers visitors a unique and enlightening experience.
Through its exhibits, one can explore the town’s evolution, challenges, triumphs, and the spirit of its people. As the Longcliff Museum is part of a functioning psychiatric facility, it remains sensitive to the needs and privacy of its patients. Therefore, visits to the museum are arranged by appointment only.
Location: 1098 S. State Road 25, Logansport, IN
12. US24 Speedway
The US 24 Speedway in Logansport, Indiana, isn’t just about fast cars and races; it’s a place where history, speed, and family come together in a harmonious blend. Whether you’re a racing enthusiast, a history buff, or someone looking for a fun-filled family outing, the US 24 Speedway promises an experience that’s both thrilling and heartwarming.
The US 24 Speedway boasts a 1/6 mile slightly banked oval. This design, while reminiscent of traditional tracks, provides racers with an adrenaline-pumping experience and spectators with thrilling views of neck-to-neck races.
The roots of the US 24 Speedway trace back to the late 1950s, making it one of the oldest and most storied racetracks in the region. Proudly holding the title of THE fastest micro sprint track in Indiana, US 24 Speedway is where speed meets skill. Racers from all over the state and beyond come to test their mettle, pushing the limits of their micro sprints and treating audiences to exhilarating races.
Location: 6830 W Highway 24, Logansport, IN
13. Riverside Park Miniature Golf
Looking for some fun things to do in Logansport Indiana with kids? After a ride on the carousel, play a round of miniature golf at Riverside Park. I’ve spent many summer afternoons doing just that with my kids (and with ice cream at Sycamore after of course!).
One of the best kid-friendly things to do in Logansport Indiana is for sure this miniature golf course. The course is a realm of fun challenges, with an old-school feel and basic holes.
I love that the holes are fairly simple and the course isn’t spread out, so it’s perfect for younger kids to be able to join in the fun. It’s a place where families bond, laughter echoes, and friendly competitions sprout over every putt.
Location: 1208 Riverside Drive, Logansport, IN
14. Sycamore Drive-In
On a sunny day, there’s no better indulgence than a scoop (or two) from the local favorite ice cream stand, Sycamore. With a myriad of flavors, ranging from classic vanilla to adventurous combinations, every ice cream lover finds their cravings satiated.
My family loves to get chocolate cones with crunchies, while I prefer a rocket or a mini sundae (it’s a perfect size if you just want a few bites). Expect a line, but don’t worry, the employees working are quick and their memory for taking orders is pretty amazing!
Like many other iconic Logansport hot spots, Sycamore is only open seasonally, however, you can (and we often do) stock up on their delicious treats before they close for the winter.
Location: 316 20th St. Logansport, IN
15. Charbett’s Ice Cream
Although 90% of the time we visit Sycamore, half of the town of Logansport prefers Charbett’s. I think it has to do with where in town you grew up! Since I’m not from Logansport, I like both but concede to the rest of the family so we usually go to Sycamore.
In addition to ice cream, Charbett’s also has a nice lunch and dinner menu with burgers, onion rings, fries, and the like available. And if they have staff, they do offer a car hop service which is pretty fun!
Location: 1911 Michigan Ave. Logansport, IN
16. Logansport Skate World and Fun Center
The rhythmic glide of wheels on the floor, the joyous tunes, and the laughter in the air make this rink a nostalgic journey. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, the roller skating rink promises hours of joyous spins and turns.
Hours are limited, so check before you visit, but prices are amazing and if you like an old-fashioned roller rink, this is your spot. As a kid growing up in Indiana, we skated almost every weekend, and the Logansport Skate World and Fun Center is definitely a throwback to those fun times!
My daughter enjoys skating so much, that we picked up a pair of skates for her, but you could easily rent a pair as part of your skating session. And roller skating is an ideal family activity!
Location: 2625 E. Market St. Logansport, IN
17. Mary Max Movie Theater
Although it’s not a big city, there are some fun things to do in Logansport Indiana at night, like going to the Mary Max theater. With plush seats, state-of-the-art sound systems, and a selection of blockbusters and indie films, Mary Max is Logansport’s cinematic gem. Here, stories come alive, emotions flow, and audiences travel worlds without leaving their seats.
Personally, I love going to the movies when I’m traveling – it’s a terrific way to spend an evening if you aren’t in the mood to just sit in a hotel room. Mary Max theater Logansport Indiana has six screens, excellent prices, and plenty of yummy concessions. Plus, they have free refills on popcorn and soda – score!
Location: 3910 Lexington Rd. Logansport, IN
18. Science Project Brewing Company
Celebrate Logansport’s burgeoning craft beer scene at this new local brewery. Discover unique brews that capture the essence of the region, all while relishing the warm camaraderie of fellow local beer enthusiasts in a rustic, ambient setting.
In addition to a fun variety of beers (IPAs, Sours, Smoothies, etc.), the brewery also serves up delicious and creative pizzas, salads, and appetizers. Science Project Brewing Company is a terrific place in Logansport to grab a beer, share a pizza with friends, and hang out!
Location: 611 North Street, Logansport, IN
19. State Theatre
The Logansport State Theater isn’t just another building in Logansport; it’s a historic treasure. Proudly listed on both the Indiana and National Registers of Historic Places, the theater forms an integral part of the Courthouse Square Historic District, highlighting its importance in the architectural and cultural narrative of the region.
June 2015 marked a significant milestone for the State Theatre as it celebrated its 75th year in operation. For years it was the only Logansport movie theater.
I can remember driving over to Logansport as a young adult to see movies at the State Theatre. Today, the State Theater has reinvented itself as a premier venue for live performances.
Location: 317 E. Market St. Logansport, IN
20. The People’s Winery
A cozy local winery housed in downtown Logansport in an old bank building, The People’s Winery is a lovely place to grab a glass of wine or enjoy a tasting.
On the weekends you’ll often find live music, and enjoying a delicious drink while listening to a local band is one of my favorite things to do, so count me in. If wine is more your speed versus beer, you’ll definitely enjoy a visit to The People’s Winery to enjoy a glass or pick up a few bottles for later.
Location: 414 S. 3rd St. Logansport, IN
Places to eat in Logansport Indiana
21. B&K West
Logansport used to have two B-K hot dog stands, but the town is down to one. If it’s the summer season, we’ll almost always stop at B&K West for a quick (and tasty) lunch. Most of my family loves the Spanish dogs but I typically order the Polish Sausage or even a tenderloin.
And of course, you’ll want to indulge in the rootbeer! Order it in a frosty mug for the true B&K experience. If you love it as much as we do, you can also pick up a gallon to go and enjoy it later at home. I like to sit at the picnic tables, but if you prefer you can order from your car and have the carhops bring your food out to you!
Insider tip: B&K is cash only, so stop at the bank before you head to Logansport.
Location: 1101 W. Market St. Logansport, IN
22. Jerry’s Pizzeria
It’s a rare trip to Logan where we don’t pick up some Jerry’s subs to enjoy later at home. Jerry’s Pizzeria is carryout only, so it’s a perfect choice to grab on our way out of town.
The pizza is good, but where Jerry’s really shines is the Stromboli. Loaded with meat, melted cheese, pizza sauce, green peppers, and banana peppers on a soft bun and then perfectly toasted, there is nothing like a Jerry’s sub for filling comfort food.
If anyone in our family (immediate or siblings) heads to Logansport for a day, they are required to bring home Jerry’s Subs and a gallon of B&K rootbeer for the rest of us.
Location: 1014 West Market St. Logansport, IN
23. Boardwalk Cafe
Boardwalk Cafe was a new spot for us on a recent visit to Logansport (the same visit we discovered Bonus Pints in fact). It’s a cute little cafe with cozy decorations and delicious food.
We ordered the loaded tot and a grinder to share and were quite happy with both. The portions were large, especially for the price. I’ve heard rumors that their taco salad is outstanding, so I may have to give that a try on our next visit.
Although there is plenty of seating inside, there isn’t a restroom, so keep that in mind if you are dining in. I think that’s probably why many of the patrons we saw were doing carryout. It was a little odd, but we made do.
Location: 501 E. Broadway St. Logansport, IN
24. Bruno’s Pizza
Similar to Sycamore and Charbett’s for ice cream, there seems to be a divide within the town as to which pizza is better – Jerry’s Pizzeria or Bruno’s. As we always order the subs at Jerry’s, I have no problem enjoying pizza from Bruno’s.
Family-owned since 1960, Bruno’s has been one of the top spots in Logansport for pizza for many years. It’s mostly a spot for carryout, so if you are in the mood to chill in your hotel with a delicious pizza and a cold soda, place an order from Bruno’s and get ready to relax.
Location: 1800 E. Market St. Logansport, IN
25. Amelios on the River
Another Logansport classic, Amelios on the River is a place to dine with family, meet up with friends, or just enjoy a night on the town. In addition to a lively bar, there is attached family dining, so you can take your pick of atmosphere – depending on what you are looking for.
The menu includes a wide variety of typical bar food, steaks, and sandwiches with a bit of an Italian vibe thrown in. So your meal can be as casual or as fancy as you’d like! There is also a bit of outside seating if that is your preference.
Location: 431 S. 5th St. Logansport, IN
Best things to do near Logansport Indiana
Grissom Air Museum
If you are visiting Logansport via Indianapolis, you’ll probably be heading there via US31. If so, you are going to drive right by Grissom Air which is a fantastic place to stop for anyone who loves aircraft.
This museum includes dozens of historic aircraft. For more info on Grissom as well as all the other fun places to visit in the area, check out our fall trip to Miami County.
A fabulous day trip from Logansport (maybe make a weekend of your visit?), is Roanoke in Huntington County. Only about an hour away, it’s a darling town full of delicious restaurants, wonderful boutiques, and a fantastic winery!
Map of things to do in Logansport
To help you plan your trip, I’ve created a map with all the Logansport activities.
Where to stay in Logansport Indiana
As a decent-sized city, there are quite a few choices for lodging. Here are my favorite hotels in Logansport.
My Top 3 Picks: places to stay in Logansport Indiana
#1 TOP PICK
Home2Suites by Hilton
✔️ New property
✔️ Private kitchen in each room
✔️ Indoor pool
Best Western Circus City Inn
✔️ Free hot breakfast
✔️ Indoor pool
🚫 Farther from Logansport
✔️ Lake views
✔️ Free delicious breakfast
🚫 only six rooms
Getting around Logansport
FAQs: fun things to do in Logansport Indiana
What is Logansport Indiana known for?
Logansport Indiana was historically a railroad town thanks to its location between Chicago and Indianapolis.
What should you not miss in Logansport?
The Cass County Dentzel Carousel should not be missed! Grabbing the golden ring is a fun and unique experience.
How many campsites are in Logansport?
There are over 200 campsites in Logansport, most in France Park.
What events are happening in Logansport?
There is almost always something going on, but an annual highlight is the Pioneer Heritage Festival in mid-June.
Conclusion: things to do in Logansport
As I sit back and reflect on my countless visits to Logansport, I’m constantly reminded of the charm this town holds. From the challenge of grabbing the golden ring at the carousel to the tranquil moments at France Park, there’s a unique blend of thrill and serenity waiting at every corner.
It’s not just the attractions that beckon me time and again, but the warmth of the people and the myriad of memories made with every visit. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or someone like me, who’s lost count of the trips, Logansport has a way of making you feel right at home.
So, until my next visit (which I’m already eagerly planning!), here’s sending a virtual toast to this delightful town and all the adventures it promises.