The Anderson Center of the Arts is a downtown mecca that provides the residents of the city and beyond with a venue to showcase contemporary art. Visitors to the Center will marvel at the work of local artists, as well as artists from beyond the borders of the state. The Center makes a point of keeping its exhibits fresh and exciting, while also highlighting the visual arts and providing various community outreach programs, such as sponsoring art classes and workshops for the public. The historic Carnegie building the Center is located in also serves as a community venue for social events.
Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park is unique in the realm of outdoor recreational areas. This is due to the Native American cultural and historical aspects the park presents. Visitors can see and learn about ceremonial burial mounds constructed by the pre-historic Adena people, with the oldest of the mound in the park, named the “Great Mound”, dating back to about 160 BCE. Of course, in addition to the educational lessons learned here, visitors have the opportunity to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Experience the hiking, camping, and canoeing activities that make this park an adventure mecca.
The Paramount Theatre
The Paramount Theatre is a historic landmark that continues to find service in Anderson. The Theatre opened its doors in 1929 and features the architectural design of John Eberson. Its history aside, the theatre offers residents a bevy of entertainment options, including concerts, plays, and even ballroom dance classes. With its distinctive blade marquee displaying coming attractions, the theatre is a key attraction downtown and along the Meridian St. corridor. he venue continues to be a favorite destination of shows and other such entertainment options that visit the city, as well as those that are native to the area.