16 Best Things To Do In Greenwood, Indiana - Updated 2021

things to do in Greenwood IN

Greenwood is one of the fastest-growing cities in Indiana. Being one of the largest cities in the United States, Greenwood holds the reputation of having great hospitality with a remarkable sense of community. This populous city shares its border with Indianapolis and boasts plenty of attractions including great restaurants and bars, a celebration of diverse festivals, musical concerts, rich cultural heritage, tons of museums and art spaces, and plenty of green areas to indulge in numerous alfresco activities. The city has its charm, making it a popular tourist destination. Apart from the popular attractions, the city boasts plenty of places to explore all across the state making it a perfect option for day trips. Let’s have a rundown of the best things to do in Greenwood, Indiana.

1. Make a splash at Freedom Springs Greenwood Aquatics Park

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Posted by Freedom Springs on Friday, July 19, 2019

This aquatic park in Indiana creates a perfect summer experience for residents and visitors to indulge in a host of activities and have a marvelous time. This robust aquatic destination lets you experience numerous water activities including tube slides, lazy river, lap pool, along with cabanas and shelters for large group parties and live music performances. This aquatic center also hosts special movie screenings, adult movie nights, and seasonal events for your furry friends to let them enjoy playing in the water.

Freedom Springs Greenwood Aquatics Park

Address: 850 W Stop 18 Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Freedom Springs Greenwood Aquatics Park

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 6pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 8pm

Price: 6 -10 USD

2. Sample the finest wines and cheeses at Vino Villa

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The bistro-style restaurant in Greenwood creates a perfect ambiance to enjoy a refreshing glass of wine along with live music and tasty appetizers. The restaurant serves over 450 different wines and 70 different types of cheese from different parts of the world. The large spread of menu options ranges from small plates, pizzas, to delicious desserts, thus creating a perfect dining experience to have a chilling night out with your loved ones or with your gang of friends.

Vino Villa

Address: 200 N Madison Ave, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Vino Villa

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 2pm; Tue - Thu: 10am - 9pm; Fri - Sat:10am- 11pm (closed on Mon)

3. Spend a fun day out at Old City Park

Nestled in the heart of downtown Greenwood, this park is one of the storied parks in the city. Presently, the park is in the process of renovation with additional new changes to make it become the cornerstone of Old Town. The re-designed park has a 20-foot (6 m) cube tower and a playground area designed by internationally recognized manufacturer KOMPAN. The other features of the park include an 18-feet (5.5 m) wide promenade adjacent to the pleasant creek, wall climbing facilities, climbing net for kids, large open space for children, pedestrian bridge, bocce ball courts, etc. This new park is expected to be completed by 2020.

Old City Park

Address: 304 S Meridian St, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Old City Park

Opening hours: 4am - 9:30pm (daily)

4. Get active at Craig Park

Located in Greenwood, this park is one of the largest parks in Old Town and is spread over 27 acres (10.92 hectares) of land. The park is one of the iconic places in the city and lets you indulge in diverse recreational activities. The park boasts tennis courts, a volleyball court, and three other nature-themed play pockets. Alongside, the park also conducts many annual events and freedom festivals.

Craig Park

Address: 10 E Smith Valley Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Craig Park

5. Taste delicious pizza at Main Street Grille

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Posted by Main Street Grille on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

This Southwestern restaurant in Greenwood is conveniently located off Interstate 65. This family-friendly restaurant is known for serving wood-fired pizza–prepared on firewood, the results are something which can’t be achieved using a regular cooking process. Their menu also consists of delicious starters, homemade soups, salads, and sandwiches to let the customers get a taste of a variety of options. The friendly atmosphere creates a perfect ambiance to enjoy a good time over good food.

Main Street Grille

Address: 200 S Emerson Ave, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Main Street Grille

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun - Thu: 11am - 10pm

6. Enjoy shopping at Greenwood Park Mall

Sears - Greenwood Park Mall Greenwood, IN November 2018
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Located in Greenwood, Green Park Mall is a popular shopping destination of the nearby communities of Greenwood, Whiteland, Center Grove, and Franklin. The mall has more than 150 stores of popular brands including Macy’s, Forever 21, Von Maur, JCPenney, and The Buckle. Also, visitors can explore the diverse dining options including restaurants, confectionaries, and dessert parlors. The mall has both indoor and outdoor shops specializing in accessories and apparel for women and children.

Greenwood Park Mall

Address: 1251 US-31 N, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Greenwood Park Mall

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 6pm; Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm

7. Go jogging at Independence Park

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Posted by Independence Park (Greenwood, IN) on Saturday, August 20, 2011

Located in Greenwood, this county recreational park is operated and maintained by Johnson County Parks and Recreations. Spreading over an area of 13.5 acres (5.46 hectares)the park is Indiana’s first park for physically challenged children and toddlers. The park has a large green space with picnic areas, platform wheelchair swings, full backed chair swings, sandbox and much more. The park also boasts space who enjoys jogging and walking or wish to take a stroll with their four-legged furry friend. The park was created with an initiative to enrich the quality of life of the neighborhood as well as the visitors alike.

Independence Park

Address: 2100 S Morgantown Rd, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Independence Park

Opening hours: 6:30am - 8:30pm (daily)

Price: Free

8. Have a rejuvenating treatment at Studio 135 Salon and Spa

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Posted by Studio135 Salon & Day Spa on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This salon and spa in Greenwood aims to provide exceptional beauty services to the customers in the area. The salon works with the principle of offering holistic and conventional care to its guests with their extraordinary products and service. The spa offers a range of services in the areas of hair care, facial treatments, foot detoxification, and natural healing. Alongside, the spa also offers cool sculpting and age-defying medical spa.

Studio 135 Salon and Spa

Address: 1259 N State Rd 135, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Studio 135 Salon and Spa

Opening hours: Sat : 9am - 5pm; Mon: 9am- 7pm; Tue - Thu: 9am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

Price: From 65 USD

9. Watch a movie at Regal Greenwood & RPX

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Posted by Regal on Saturday, July 3, 2021

This movie theatre in Greenwood is a perfect place to have an enjoyable time catching up the latest releases. The theatre has multiple screens featuring different movies of various genres along with plush seating arrangements and multiple options for your choice of food and drinks. It’s a great way to have a relaxing time with your family.

Regal Greenwood & RPX

Address: 461 Greenwood Park Dr S, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Regal Greenwood & RPX

Opening hours: 11am - 11:30pm (daily)

Price: 6 - 7 USD

10. Play a round of golf at Hickory Stick Golf Club

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Another "Photo of the Week" is an aerial view of the fairway on hole #9. We are looking back toward the tee box on this...

Posted by Hickory Stick Golf Club on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Irish-style golf course located in Greenwood, Indiana offers a spectacular and challenging playing experience for golfers from all four sets of tees. Unlike any other Indiana golf course, this golf course offers a variety of features with rolling fairways and mounded roughs. The club also boasts banquet facilities for holding private wedding receptions, corporate meetings, and golf events.

Hickory Stick Golf Club

Address: 4422 Hickory Stick Pkwy, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Hickory Stick Golf Club

Opening hours: Check website for updates on tee times

Price: 15 - 50 USD

11. Browse through the artworks at Southside Art League

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Located in Greenwood, this art gallery started in 1964 with 59 charter members. Over time, the two historic buildings were renovated to create an art gallery and classroom space for aspiring artists. The gallery features artworks of the artists every month in return for a nominal monthly fee. The larger of the two buildings is used for conducting art classes as well as workshops and seminars.

Southside Art League

Address: 299 E Broadway St, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Southside Art League

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 11am - 3pm (closed from Sun - Tue)

12. Grab a beer at Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

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Cajun Chicken Bowl only $10.95 today!

Posted by Oaken Barrel Brewing Co. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This brewpub in Greenwood is known for creating award-winning house beers paired with great food. The pub is one of the premier places in Greenwood and a must-visit among tourists. The restaurant has two bars, outside dining area, and a separate family section. It boasts a wide variety of spreads including salads, sandwiches, and starters. Some of the house special favorites include shepherd’s pie, Mesquite-smoked ribs, and Cajun jambalaya pasta. The restaurant remains open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner.

Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

Address: 50 Airport Pkwy L, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Oaken Barrel Brewing Company

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 10pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 12am

13. Relish the delicious platters at Yats Greenwood

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Menu for our Opening Day tomorrow at 86th and Ditch! Hope to see you there! Chili Cheese Etouffee w/ Crawfish Drunk...

Posted by Yats on Monday, June 22, 2015

This Cajun counter-serve restaurant in Greenwood is known for its diverse platters of delicacies with a touch of New Orleans cuisine. The restaurant has a rotating menu of seven to ten dishes and all the dishes are served on rice or with a slice of Cajun buttered baguette. It also gives you the option to order a single plate or a combination of two and you can get that by paying a minimal amount of 10 bucks.

Yats Greenwood

Address: 1280 US-31, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Yats Greenwood

Opening hours: Sun: 11am - 7pm; Mon - Sat: 11am - 9pm

14. Spend a day at Children's Garden Park

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The different parks in Greenwood provide a perfect respite for citizens of the Old Town and visitors as well. Among so many expansive parks, the Children’s Park in Greenwood acts as a place of relaxation for the kids where they can indulge in playing and other activities. The park features a gazebo surrounded by benches, a walking path, ornamental plantings, trellises and a fountain on the west end.

Children's Garden Park

Address: 165 E Main St, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Children’s Garden Park

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

Price: Free

15. Create a souvenir at Things Remembered

Things Remembered® - panoramio
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This gift store in Greenwood is a one-stop destination for personalized gifts suiting every occasion. It helps you create a unique customized gift for your loved ones ranging from birthdays to weddings; house warming to anniversary gifts, and many more. You can also get your gift personalized through engraving or emboss a message, graphic, or monogram and many other creative methods as per your imagination. The expert professionals can create beautiful personalized gifts to make your moments memorable.

Things Remembered

Address: PK MALL, 1251 U.S. 31 N, Greenwood, IN 46142, USA

Website: Things Remembered

Opening hours: Mon: 10am - 9pm;Sun: 11am - 6pm; Tue - Sat: 10am - 9pm

16. Have a cup of coffee at Brickhouse Coffee Co.

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Not too shabby for the first pour of the day! Guess who’s on bar today?!!!! Stop in and see us! Here until 1:30 in Geist. #latteart #brickhousecoffeeco #sundayvibes #fatherdaughterteam

Posted by Brickhouse Coffee Co. on Sunday, March 14, 2021

This coffee roastery in Greenwood started with an initiative to ensure that the farmers receive their fair price. Brickhouse chose to source their coffees only through Direct Trade. This coffee house was built on the foundation of nurturing and developing personal relationships. It opts for handpicked and drying methods of the coffee bean that is brought through direct shipment followed with the hand packaging of the different artisans. All of this goes into offering you a perfect cup of freshly brewed coffee. You can choose from the diverse house special beans namely Heritage espresso, descafeinado, Bourbon Barrel Brazil, and more.

Brickhouse Coffee Co

Address: 100 Byrd Way, Greenwood, IN 46143, USA

Website: Brickhouse Coffee Co

Opening hours: Sat: 7am - 7pm; Mon - Fri: 6am - 6pm (closed on Sun)

Greenwood, a city of unbeatable hospitality and rich culture

Greenwood Commercial Historic District
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The city of Greenwood is one of the fastest-growing cities in Indiana. The warm hospitality, thriving cultural institutions, beautiful neighborhoods, aquatic parks, and the flourishing culinary scene, make it a perfect destination for travelers. Make sure you explore all the recommended places to experience the legendary hospitality of this amazing city.

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