"Preserving nature while educating our community" is one of the many slogans coined by Greg Hochstedler, owner of Boondocks Farms, Knightstown's new agritourism attraction located just off of SR 109 on Grant City Road. Picture a 160-acre farm growing various crops of fruits and berries, raising a wide variety of animals, and giving school groups an agricultural experience unlike any other in the state. Seasonal events abound at Boondocks Farms. Seasonal hours; more information available at www.boondocksfarms.com.
Take a ride back in time! Departing from the old New York Central freight and passenger station (112 W. Carey), the Carthage-Knightstown-Shirley Railroad takes you on a nostalgic ride through corn fields, scenic woods, and across the Big Blue River into Carthage. When you pull back into the station you'll find an assortment of antique railroad equipment and souvenirs in the gift shop. The train pulls out of the station every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 to 4:30, May through October. Visit their website for schedules and more information.
In 1985 Knightstown's old high school gym became the home to Hoosiers' Hickory High's championship season. Today the Hoosier Gym is fully restored as a community center, with tours available by calling 800-668-1895. You can shoot a basket from the spot where Jimmy made the game winner as time expired, walk through the locker room where coach Norman Dale retreated after being tossed from the game, or sit in the stands and relive the magic of what Sports Illustrated called one of the five greatest sports movies of all time.