Zionsville, Indiana Professional Review and Guide
"Settled in 1823 and platted in 1852 by William Zion, Zionsville is northwest of Indianapolis. Rigorous local enforcement has kept Zionsville quaint, when so many other once-sweet small towns have gotten ticky-tackied up and pocked with all-night gas station/mini-markets. The quaintness is no accident. In the 1950s and 1960s the town reinvented itself in the fashion of an early American village, leading to the restoration of old homes and an influx of tourists.
Historic homes and commercial ventures coexist on peaceful, tree-lined streets, and the town is a mecca for antiques lovers, who know that shops here are packed with treasures. The outskirts are home to horse farms and, to the west, suburban megahouses. Zionsville annually hosts the prestigious Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Indianapolis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."