About Johnson County

The story

Johnson County, Indiana, located just south of Indianapolis, is the place to stay whether you're looking for a fun, relaxing getaway or are looking for great lodging while attending a major event or convention in Indianapolis.

We're home to a legendary craft brew and wine scene, great attractions for summer splashing, fall harvests and year-round family fun, shopping that draws people from all around and chef-driven restaurants that can't be missed. If you're looking to get married or host an event, our venues provide amazing settings at an affordable price. And be sure to check out the many festivals and events that make Johnson County the place to be.

The journey

Starting from the south and migrating towards Indianapolis (just as our Johnson County ancestors), you will find many outdoor activities including fishing at one of 6 different locations within the Camp Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area, canoeing on the Blue River, camping at Johnson County Park, or a stroll through the wildflower prairie located on the south end of the park that is maintained by the Franklin College Science Department. Later visit one of several family-owned restaurants and specialty shops in Edinburgh and Trafalgar. If you are looking for a family fun destination, Appleworks, located in Trafalgar, is the place. Pick apples, enjoy the flower gardens, or learn about the many varieties of apples grown in our county. If you’ve never tasted Cinnamon or Dill Pickle flavored popcorn, then Not Just Popcorn in Edinburgh is an essential stop for your travels.

Continuing northward you will enter Franklin, Indiana, the governmental seat of Johnson County. Tour the Johnson County Historical Museum, jog along the Greenway Trail in Province Park, take in a movie at the Historic Artcraft Theatre or relax at the outdoor café at the Willard. Historic downtown Franklin has been transformed and is home to over 30 unique shops, restaurants, and antique stores. There is much rich history to explore and enjoy. Franklin is also home to Franklin College and an Ivy Tech campus.

Further north, into Whiteland and New Whiteland, visit Kelsay Farms and experience a working dairy farm up close. Don’t miss Rascal's Fun Zone and Whiteland Raceway Park which offer a variety of fun for young and the young at heart. From there, travel west into Bargersville to sample award-winning wine at Mallow Run Winery, craft Belgian beer at Taxman Brewery and experience the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of a small community.

Greenwood, the northern most point of our journey is home to Greenwood Park Mall, a great place for shopping as well as dining. Greenwood also maintains more than 270 acres of park land including a skate park and a dog park. Located in Greenwood is Indiana’s first fully handicapped accessible park. Freedom Springs is a must-see and visit destination, an exciting water park with fun for the entire family.

Just as a many unique and difference pieces come together to form a different experience each time with a kaleidoscope, all the pieces come together to form a beautiful experience that is different each time right here.

Enjoy the journey!