Zionsville is known for its historic charm, brick streets, and period architecture—and amid this old-fashioned charm you’ll find cutting-edge fashion boutiques, one-of-a-kind specialty shops, and restaurants that will please every palate. Whether you are here for one of our special events or a day of shopping or just passing through, Zionsville truly has something for everyone. We hope you'll visit and discover Zionsville for yourself.
Founded in 1852 and incorporated as a town in 1866, Zionsville is perhaps best known for its historic downtown area, referred to as the Village. All of the important styles of architecture of the last two centuries are represented in the Village; you can pick up a walking tour guide at the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce office. In the heart of the Village lies our brick Main Street, lined with shops and restaurants.
Read about Zionsville’s history here (pdf).
Recreation in Zionsville
Zionsville is home to seventeen parks and facilities with over 400 acres of parkland.
Zionsville Trail Park
|Starkey Nature Park
Starkey Nature Park, a restricted-use 72-acre nature conservancy, offers wooded trails and perfect spots for picnics and nature study.
Mulberry Fields includes athletic fields, a skate park, a splash park, a sledding hill, prairie-meadow plantings with interpretive signage and pathways. The original farmstead has been preserved for educational programs and is managed by Maplelawn Farmstead.
|Two Lighted Tennis Courts
Two lighted tennis courts are located on the east side of the village, adjacent to Lions Park. The one half-acre mini-park also includes a tennis practice area and an extensive playground, which is a favorite of neighborhood children.
Lincoln Park, a one-half acre park located in the village, is where Abraham Lincoln stopped to visit in 1861 on his way to Washington, D.C. to be inaugurated as President. It offers picnic tables, benches, a fountain, and a memorial dedicated to Lincoln.
|Elm Street Green
The 15.5 acre Elm Street Green includes shelters, benches, a fountain and trails. It also features components that demonstrate environmentally friendly techniques: permeable pavers, bio-basins, and drip irrigation were installed for stormwater quality purposes, and prairie meadows reduce mowing costs and provide a beautiful habitat for wildlife.
|Zion Nature Park
The Zion Nature Center offers a wide variety of nature programs and exhibits.
|Zionsville Lions Club
The Zionsville Lions Club operates Lions Park, an 18-acre recreational facility consisting of seven baseball and softball diamonds, a lighted sand volleyball court, an enclosed shelter house, a covered picnic facility, a gazebo, picnic shelters, and other amenities..
|Zionsville Golf Club
Zionsville Golf Club is a public, nine-hole facility with tee times available seven days a week.
These are only some of the opportunities our park system offers for leisure and recreation. Visit here for maps and much more information about Zionsville’s parks.
Zionsville is full of amazing shops, restaurants and attractions. We have cultural opportunities for everyone.
- Zionsville is known for its eclectic shops, both on Main Street and off.
- Drop in to one of the many restaurants and cafes for everything from sushi to tenderloin to gourmet cupcakes and award-winning pie.
- Zionsville is home to the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center and many art galleries.
- Trader’s Point Creamery, a family-owned, Certified Organic artisan dairy farm, offers tours and tastings.
- The annual two-day Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival the weekend after Labor Day attracts over 25,000 visitors every year to the carnival, events, activities & food event.
- The Zionsville July 4th Celebration attracts 15,000 visitors.
- Brick Street Market, the Saturday after Mother’s Day, features over 175 artists and craftspeople plus food and children’s activities. The night before is Market Eve, a 21 and older event featuring live music, craft beer tasting, and food.
- Street Dance/Taste of Zionsville, on the first Saturday in August, offers a live band, dancing in the streets, and food from our fine restaurants.
- During the first weekend of December, visit Christmas in the Village, a downtown celebration complete with parade, carriage rides, and carolers.
- Fanimation contains the Antique Fan Collectors Association’s museum, home to some 450 fans dating as far back as the early 1880's.
- The 1,200 seat Zionsville Performing Arts Center hosts events from ballet to symphony to comedy.