The Visit Wabash County Welcome Center is staffed with tourism experts dedicated to helping visitors plan their trip, arrange overnight accommodations and even make dinner reservations - anything to make your stay with us stress-free and memorable. Along with a souvenir stocked gift shop, the Welcome Center offers free visitors guides, attraction information and maps to help connect the travelers to their destinations.
Historically speaking, our county is relatively young - having been incorporated in 1833. Our history features Native Indians and Francis Slocum, the railroads and canals, and in 1880 we became the first electrically lighted city in the world. (For a fascinating article found in the Wabash Plain Dealer newspaper from April 9, 1880 about the lighting decision, click here.)
Of course when you come to Indiana you must try a pork tenderloin sandwich, as well as a drive-in restaurant (seasonal). We have quality restaurants with fine chefs, we have local specialty restaurants and the familiar chain establishments. So whether you're in the mood to try something new, or would like something familiar, we've got just the place for you.
Blessed to have two reservoirs, the Mississinewa and the Salamonie, as well as multiple nature preserves, Wabash County provides opportunities galore to camp, watch, walk, hike, ride, and bicycle through our many trails. Bird watchers flock to the area in spring and fall to document the migratory birds passing through our area. Our Dam to Dam Century ride brings cyclists from all over the county for this event each September.
Wabash offers four unique 18-hole golf courses within our county for those who like to test their skills. Sports complexes and pools help keep athletes fit, while our fitness facilities keep folks in shape. Canoe or kayak our rivers and lakes and reservoirs.