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Top 20 Small Cities In Indiana

5. Muncie, Indiana (population 70,085)
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11. Muncie, Indiana (population 70,085)

Slightly bigger than the rest of the towns on this list, Muncie is a town in East Central Indiana, the seat of Delaware County and part of Center Township. The town is famous for being home of the Ball Corporation, Ball State University and the birthplace of Garfield.

Ball State is, among other things, famous for being David Letterman’s alma mater. The talk show host loved his time there so much he even said he was jealous of those who stayed on the campus after he left. And to express his appreciation of the university, he funded the David Letterman Communication and Media Building.

Ball State is involved with its community – the university organizes free courses and activities for locals on subjects of astronomy such as black holes, constellations and others. Muncie also has a great Children’s Museum where the kids can not only learn but also get involved through an extensive volunteering programme.

The Museum also hosts popular annual events like Winter Wonderland and Children’s Health Fair. Another great thing about Muncie are the Gardens of Minnetrista, an agricultural expanse with themed agricultural areas and a massive historical preservation center.

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  • Indianauhoops

    The French Lick Railroad is in French Lick (southern Indiana), not Rensselaer (northwest Indiana). Most of your writing about Rensselaer has nothing to do with Rensselaer. Did you do ANY research?

  • Michael A. McCormack

    Good Lord, not one town in beautiful Southern Indiana!! Jasper, Huntingburg, French Lick, Dale. Beautiful scenery, history, no crime. Sorta missed the mark.

  • bulldogmom

    The section on Chesterton lists Indiana Dunes as a state park. It is a National Park, a part of the NPS of the US government. I’m not sure why Whiteland is in here, instead of nearby Franklin. Franklin, Indiana (and its Whiteland “suburb”) is possibly the most perfect place to live anywhere. Incredibly picturesque with expansive farms, historic houses, Franklin College, easy access on I-65 to Indianapolis and Louisville. And how about Greencastle? Beautiful, historic, home to the Harvard of the Midwest–DePau University, clean, virtually crime-free, friendly and just the right distance to Indianapolis via I-70. Let’s all get together and rewrite this article.

  • fande3rls

    Really Rensselaer ,#13 , this writer has never been here , 1 super market , a walmart , a dozen pizza sacks (one pizza hut) and most not that good , they do their best not to really grow or make it easy to grow . must say that there is a new restaurant in town that is very good (Royal OAK)

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