Testimonials

Reviewed by Ryan Long, Director of Events at NXTevents

“The fact that Hamilton County has so much to offer teams coming in from out of town has been a great selling point to coaches. From the moment we pulled up, I knew Grand Park was going to be different. We had seen pictures and videos of Grand Park before but they certainly do not do this place justice. From the total amount of fields, plentiful parking, and beautiful permanent facilities, Grand Park truly is an event director’s dream.”

Reviewed by Justin Hlubeck, Western Tournament Director/Scouting Coordinator at Perfect Game USA

"Grand Park is one of the most impressive baseball venues I have been to in the country. The design of the park makes it easy to run multiple baseball tournaments of all age groups. The staff at Grand Park was very helpful and willing to help out with whatever I needed throughout the tournament. I highly recommend attending a baseball tournament at this facility, you will be impressed.”

Reviewed by Sheri Rhodes, National Events Manager at USA Archery

“We were impressed with the facility (Grand Park) overall look; clean, open fields that are well-maintained, good parking, easy to find, good management team, close proximity to hotels an restaurants with a variety of price points and easy access to Indianapolis airport.”

Reviewed by Sally White, Championship Manager at Western Golf Association

“Hamilton County was an exceptional host to the 2012 BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club, and we look forward to an even better tournament at this premier course in 2016. The support and enthusiasm from the County, community members and local businesses is second-to-none, and an event of this magnitude could not run successfully without all of these parties coming together.”

Sports Visitors    

“Most Awesome Sports Park in the U.S.”

Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler - from Indianapolis, IN on November 8, 2015

“Dozens and dozens of fields, all professionally maintained for football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse and more! Amazing sports campus for youth, collegiate and adult play. So beautiful are the grounds that it's hard to imagine they can keep all of this up so well all the time! With easy entry & exit and no fees, this is one of the newest and best maintained sports parks I've ever seen. Plus they are building an indoor stadium (nearly complete).”

 “Great fields and soccer tournament”

Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler - from Louisville, KY on September 9, 2015

“Visited grand park for soccer tournament, fields were in great shape, and there is ample parking close to the fields. The tournament was well organized. Overall a nice place and will return again.”

 “Excellent Ball Fields”

Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler - from Illinois on August 5, 2015

“In summary, Grand Park is a great place to visit for baseball games. Its location, although slightly remote, is easy to find with the help of GPS and all of those other fancy apps out there. This diamonds are well maintained and include luxurious amenities. Although parking can be hard to find and the concessions are pricey, Grand Park is a great facility, perfect for baseball.”

 “Best Park I Have Visited For Athletes”

Reviewed by a TripAdvisor traveler - from Canton, MI on July 22, 2015

“This is the ultimate site consisting of softball, baseball, soccer and football fields. I was there for a fastpitch tournament. Some fields were artificial turf. All the areas behind home plate had a brick wall that ran between the brick dugouts. In the softball quads there were restrooms and concession stands. The city of Westfield really did a great job.”

Destination – Expert Reflections

Our arts scene occupies a unique intersection where rural meets urban, fine art meets craft, and where modern meets traditional. You can always find books, music, accessories, home goods, paintings and sculpture all made by local creatives.  The endless creativity that flows from the brains of our artists means that there’s always something new to discover and love!

-Aili, Local Art Expert

As a local shop owner, I am always on the hunt for stores unique to the area. For a great last minute gift, I recommend Gallery 116 in Fishers or Corner Cottage along historic Noblesville square. For cute clothes at a reasonable price, I always visit my own selection at LittleGypsie Boutique or Karisma. For Indiana goodies, Silver in the City has great finds! There are so many options right here in Hamilton County! 

-Allison, Shopping Expert

I love showing off Hamilton County when family and friends come to visit. And we always find something fun to do!  The variety is incredible: sporting events, arts and culture, local shopping and dining—even zip lines and mountain bike trails. Why go anywhere else?

-Andrea, Attractions Expert

Genuine hospitality is at the heart of why Hamilton County enjoys such a rich culture and is able to provide memorable experiences for so many residents and visitors. We take great pride in our history and we want to honor that while progressively promoting growth and development.

-Chris O., Culture Expert

"I love everything Hamilton County has to offer our runners and cyclists.  We have over 300 miles of trails that connect you to anywhere in the county.  From 5ks to a full marathon, Sunday cruises to Gran Fondos and century rides, there are plenty of opportunities for any outdoor enthusiast!"

-Chris T., Endurance Sport Expert

If one could taste Hoosier Hospitality, it would be in the food of the unique local restaurants and craft breweries in Hamilton County.  We have diverse takes on local favorites, like the tenderloin sandwich, and our craft breweries offer selections for the uninitiated, the aficionado, and everyone in between.

-Jon, Local Food & Brews Expert

Hamilton County offers big city experiences while delivering the closeness and community that really defines Hoosier hospitality. From a headless horseman roaming the prairie and a knighting ceremony to an international arts extravaganza and more. It's a place to explore and find something new to experience every season. 

-Luis, Seasonal Fun Expert

Hamilton County is one of the most off-the-radar spots in Indiana for awesome outdoor recreation opportunities. There are many diverse options for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from adventurous mountain bike trails to peaceful nature preserves, lakeside beaches, and snow-capped sledding hills. Hamilton County is a must-visit for unforgettable outdoor experiences.

-Tony, Outdoor Recreation Expert

The vibrant music scene in Hamilton County boasts headlining bands on a signature outdoor stage and a symphony under the stars to local acts in intimate venues and classic live music lounges. Plus, there are outdoor concerts, the essence of summer, nearly every night of the week. This is the place to hear live music from great bands!

-Andrew, Music Expert

Arts: Tania Castroverde Moskalenko

Hamilton County boasts some of the country’s most exciting arts and cultural attractions.  From Conner Prairie to Nickel Plate Arts to The Palladium, and along with the many galleries, fairs, festivals, outdoor music and entertainment opportunities, the arts play an integrated role in the life of our communities and are at the core of what makes Hamilton County great.

Attractions/Outdoor: Bruce Oldham

Hamilton County is THE place to be if outdoor recreation is what you are after.  The opportunity to visit a park is just around the corner in one of our many town, city, or county parks properties.  Pools, beaches, trails, greenspaces and nature education facilities abound throughout our community, so come find your favorite spot today.

Attractions: Luis Ruvalcaba

I've taken my kids on a train to the North Pole, seen the leaves change from the Conner Prairie balloon, floated down the White river and watched the countryside come to life from the jump seat of a bi-plane. By rail, by air or by current, in any season, Hamilton County is an adventurous family's dream come true.

Local Breweries: Adam Schick

The Hamilton County craft brewery scene is almost picturesque, in that it encapsulates what so many craft brewers set out to do: be the neighborhood source for good beer. Take a trip on the Monon, or find a spot on the Noblesville square, and you’ll find amazing Hamilton County beer.

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Lea Copeland Bishop – “Great way to find out about local events and fun places to visit.”

Mary Smith – “I’m from North Carolina. I enjoy seeing the events going on in Hamilton County – we get up there a few times a year to see family.”

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Michael Kobrowski – “Very professional organization doing good things for the community and of course tourism in Hamilton County, Indiana.

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Carmel Klavier International piano competition committee would like to express our sincere thanks to the Hamilton County Tourism Department for your big help and support of our event! We appreciate your professionalism, timely responses to our needs and a lot of help with promotions of this event and other issues. Our deepest thanks to all your team and we mean it!😀 - Tatyana Komarova, Carmel Klavier

The support provided by Hamilton County Tourism’s Visitor Experience team greatly enhanced our 2016 program. They offered a host of beneficial materials, including pre-event promo emails that linked to information about Hamilton County, welcome bags for our guests at their hotels, and delicious refreshments for our events that were open to the public. We are grateful for the Visitor Experience team’s efforts to enrich the experience of our guests during their visit to Hamilton County! - Chris Brush, The Great American Songbook Foundation, Program Coordinator

2016 Hamilton County Tourism Community 360 Survey

Through research and communication, the organization continues to strive and understand the innumerable factors affecting tourism to Hamilton County. As new hotels and attractions are being built, strategy is always a top priority to understand the situation and take the best action to promote the county.

Data Research" department is progressively minded and puts Hamilton County ahead of many DMOs

The organization continues to not only manage growth, but stays ahead of it as well.

I believe that this organization is very forward thinking and that they are constantly reassessing opportunities and goals. I think that continued motivation is the best way to continually improve.