Located just 30 minutes from Indianapolis, Hancock County Indiana is the best place this side of heaven – – according to the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley. In Greenfield, you can visit the Boyhood Home of Riley, author of “Little Orphant Annie,” “The Raggedy Man,” and “The Old Swimmin’ Hole.” However, Greenfield isn’t just about perfect poetry – it has lots of summer activities such as the Pennsy Art Festival, the Hancock County Fair, the Flat 50 Bicycle Ride, and the Depot Street Park Concert Series. 

While you are in Hancock County, you can select one of over 80 locally owned restaurants to try. These range from the high end with a classically trained chef to the world renown Hoosier Breaded Tenderloin – and you can try the tenderloins wet or dry! 

Hancock County still connects with its agricultural roots and offers several places that sell those homegrown products. Tuttle’s Orchard has it all with a farm store, events, as well as a café.  Udder N Suds offers bath soaps, lotions, lip balms, and other beauty products that are made from locally sourced goat milk. 

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Shopping in Hancock County offers a variety of stores too. You will find several boutiques and shops. You can visit the Largest Hallmark Store at Cynthia’s Hallmark in Greenfield. This location features everything from collectibles, housewares, jewelry, and a full line of clothing and accessories. The Gilded Nest in Greenfield offers a unique shopping experience with many items made by local artisans and craftsmen.  

We hope you consider a visit to this County. We have several places for visitors to stay with easy access via I-70 to Indy. However, most importantly Hancock County offers Hoosier hospitality, homegrown options, and lots of things to keep a family busy and entertained – all wrapped up in a small-town bow.