things to do while visiting Winchester

Cool Things to do While Visiting Winchester

So you’re looking to kill sometime while you’re in Winchester?  There’s lots to do for you and the whole family, Winchester has a bunch of historical places to see, local parks and activities for the whole family.  Maybe you want some grown up places for the adults to relax and have some fun, you can do that too.  So here’s a breakdown of the cool things to do while visiting Winchester.

Kickstart the Morning

Can’t start your day without your morning cup of joe?  You’re not alone, and nobody wants coffee from a gas station.  Finding the right place with a decent cup of coffee and maybe a bagel or muffin to start the day is pretty easy in Winchester.  You can stop by Mrs, Wick’s it’s open at 6am to serve breakfast or if you want something with a little more urban chic you can head to nearby Portland to Kate’s coffee shop for some Macadamia Nut Cream Flavored coffee.

Family Activities

There are plenty of fun and family friendly activities to do within a short distance of Winchester.  Head over to Putt Putt Golf & Games for an afternoon of mini golf or some old fashioned arcade games.  They also have a batting cage if you want to practice your batting skills.  You can head over to Callahan Raceway for some go-karting in Muncie just a short distance away.  There’s also bowling, if you know your way around a 7-10 split head over to the Winchester Bowl.

If heading to the great outdoors is more your style, try out the Coppess Nature Sanctuary just across the Ohio border.  You can also grab your Frisbee and a picnic lunch and make your way over to Windsor Mound or Goodrich Park.  If you want something a little quieter there are a bunch of places to kick back and read, check out the Arcanum Public Library, they have a great selection of comics and manga.


Winchester is a small town so if you come here expecting Mall of America this is not where you’re going to find it.  Even better though are the locally owned shops and family businesses located in the newly revitalized downtown core.  Have a virtual tour of the downtown and check out all the interesting little shops and theaters that are a throw back to a gentler era.

The Nightlife

So the children are all tucked in and it’s time for the grownups to unwind.  Winchester has several restaurants where you can enjoy a good meal.  If you want to have a glass of wine or a cold beer after a long hot day the try out Red & Ruth’s Tavern of Val’s Place.  Both are a quiet places to have a drink with some friends.