45+ Religious Sites to Visit in Indiana

45+ Indiana Religious Sites 

Did you know that Indiana is full of religious sites? I wish I had a better term to describe this great list, but for the sake of simplicity, “Indiana religious sites” was the best I could come up with.

I initially set out to find activities in Indiana during Holy Week. What I ended up discovering is that there are almost too many to list! In this vast (and I mean HUGE) list, you’ll find museums, prayer walks, labyrinths, shrines, productions, gardens, etc. Labyrinths are paths often used for prayer and meditation to help people find peace and healing. And you’ll likely find one nearby—quite a few of them are in Indiana!

I encourage you to explore some Indiana religious sites regardless of denomination or faith. Oftentimes, I think people are leery of visiting unfamiliar places simply because it does not align with their denomination. These sites are designed to help you pray, learn, or free us of the distractions that keep us from hearing God’s voice.

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Sites sectioned by region

I’ve listed all of these Indiana religious sites alphabetically, but I’ve also categorized them by three regions below (northern, central, and south). All are open to the public, and most are open daily (I’ve noted if they have restrictions). Please use precautions and follow state/site guidelines when visiting.

Northern Indiana
Central Indiana
Southern Indiana
Baltic Wheel Labyrinth, Franklin

229 S Main St., Franklin, IN

Located within the Franklin Arts Park, the Baltic Wheel Labyrinth was inspired by the hedge maze in New Harmony. The labyrinth is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

Blessed Mother Mary Shrine and Rosary Walk, Indianapolis

Cold Spring Rd, 3200, Indianapolis, IN

You can find prayer spaces and religious art on the Marian University campus. Four religious artworks are on display, and the St. Francis Colonnade has 14 pillars with cross-stations constructed inside. Visitors are invited to browse the shrine and pray.

Billy Sunday Home Museum, Winona Lake

1111 Sunday Ln, Winona Lake, IN

Billy Sunday was a well-known preacher who settled at Winona Lake in 1911. The home contains Sunday’s family belongings and is a part of the Winona Lake History Center. Scheduled tours are available Tuesdays to Saturdays from 2-5 pm.

Carmelite Fathers Shrine, Munster

1628 Ridge Road, Munster, IN

The Carmelite Fathers Shrine includes the Marian Grotto, the Stations of the Cross, the monastery church, the Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Highlanders’ Chapel. It sits among flourishing gardens with collections of unusual minerals, crystals, and rock formations in the grotto and chapels. The shrine is open to visitors every Sunday (from Easter to November 1) from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Carol Jenkins-Davis Park Labyrinth, Rushville

409 N Fort Wayne Road, Rushville, IN

The park also includes an orchard, a dog park, a butterfly garden, and a walking trail. Every stone for the labyrinth’s pavement was cut and sent in a packet to be installed and to honor Carol Jenkin, who died tragically from a hate crime. Visitors can walk in peace along the labyrinth, each step healing the pains of the past through prayer and meditation.

Centennial Prayer Labyrinth, Anderson

1100 East 5th Street, Anderson, IN

Located on the Anderson University campus, the Centennial Prayer Labyrinth is between East 3rd Street and East 5th Street. The plot of land where the labyrinth is located houses the iconic Church of God Convention structure. At the entrance is an informational display constructed with the old bricks of Warner Auditorium and the original bell.

Cope Environmental Center Labyrinth, Richmond

1730 Airport Road, Centerville, IN

Take the “G” Trail to access the seven-circuit grass labyrinth at Cope Environmental Center. It is open from dawn to dusk.

Countryside Christian Church Labyrinth, Winchester

1212 E. 100 S., Winchester, IN

This 50-foot concrete paver and brick labyrinth was recently installed in 2020. It is open to the public during daylight hours.

Creekside Labyrinth & Prayer Garden, Elkhart

60455 Co Rd 113, Elkhart, IN 

Located at Creekside Church of the Brethren, the Creekside labyrinth and prayer garden is open to the public year-round. The prayer garden features a 50-foot rock-lined stream bed, pond, more than one hundred flowers, plants, trees, and a labyrinth.

Cumberland First Baptist Church Labyrinth, Cumberland

116 S Muessing St, Cumberland, IN

The Cumberland First Baptist Labyrinth, built in 2011, is a Chartres-style, 11-circuit grass labyrinth. It is open to the public 24/7 year-round.

Davis Park Labyrinth, Anderson

4507 Nichol Ave., Anderson, IN

Davis Park is private property owned by the First United Methodist Church; however, it is open to the public during daylight hours. The labyrinth is 21 feet in diameter.

First Christian Church Labyrinth, Highland

9540 5th St, Highland, IN

This 2021-built labyrinth is paved and open to the public for walking, meandering, praying, and meditating.

Geode Grotto, Jasper

520 W. 9th St., Jasper, IN

An outdoor garden of flowers and shrines, the Geode Grotta was built to seek peace and pray. The 1/2 acre grotto consists of unusual rock structures, geodes, flowerbeds, and shrines.

Greencastle Labyrinth Meditation Path, Greencastle 

Corner of Hanna & Jackson Streets, Greencastle, IN

Located in Hamilton Park, next to the Depauw University Campus, the labyrinth was built in 1999.

God’s Garden, Newburgh

503 State Street, Newburgh, IN

The God’s Garden Museum was built by the Wilsbachers and is located on private property but open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm. The garden overlooks the Ohio River and features a brick walkway, gazebo, and small waterfall.

Goshen College Labyrinth & Meditation Garden, Goshen

1700 S Main St, Goshen, IN

The Meditation Garden is located near the College Cabin along the Elkhart River. The 85-foot college labyrinth, between East Hall and the Music Center, was designed for students and the community to pray and meditate.

Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes & Basilica on the Sacred Heart, South Bend

Notre Dame, IN

The Grotto of Our Lady Lourdes is beautiful all year (especially in the winter with the snow and candles lit). The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is an easy walking distance from the Grotto and is open to visitors when mass is not in session. Visitors are invited to walk through the gorgeous church, voted one of the nation’s most beautiful churches.

Harmonist Labyrinth & Cathedral Labyrinth, New Harmony

1239 Main Street, New Harmony, IN

Cathedral Labyrinth, New Harmony

The Harmonist Labyrinth is a unique hedge labyrinth replicating an original constructed by the Harmonists in 1815; a grotto is in the labyrinth’s center. The pattern of the Cathedral Labyrinth duplicates the original at Chartres Cathedral, which is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

Hervey Preserve & Labyrinth, Logansport

1500 Michigan Ave, Logansport, IN

In addition to being a 35-acre nature preserve, the Hervey Preserve features a 90-foot labyrinth. The preserve connects the River Bluff Trail with wooded paths and a picnic area. The Labyrinth features a mediation bench and was built in 2003.

Jane Blaffer Owen Sanctuary & Roofless Church, New Harmony

641 3rd St, New Harmony, IN

The Jane Blaffer Owen Sanctuary is located in historic southwestern Indiana. It contains public gardens with sculptures, fountains, a labyrinth, and unique architecture, such as the Roofless Church and chapels. It’s a beautiful spiritual retreat that is free to visit. It is open year-round from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

 Jesus of the Nazareth – The Passion Play, Munster

340 W. 45th Street Munster, IN

The Passion Play is a production every March at the Family Christian Center in northwestern Indiana. With a cast of over 1,000 people, live animals, waterfalls, pyrotechnics, and exciting stunts, it brings the resurrection story to life.

Jubilee Labyrinth, Bloomington

219 East 4th Street, Bloomington, IN

The Jubilee Labyrinth is 2,200 square feet of two-color granite chip rustic terrazzo at the First United Methodist Church in Bloomington.

Kenneth E. Smith Memorial Labyrinth and Meditation Garden, Terre Haute

6067 E Old Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN

Located in Hawthorn Park, this 80-foot labyrinth, which has 34 turns, was built in 2003. The mediation garden features a bench, fountain, flowers, and a landscape maintained by the Wabash Valley Master Gardeners.

Little Flower Grotto & Labyrinth, Tipton

1440 W Division Rd, Tipton, IN

Located on the 40-acre Saint Joseph Retreat & Conference Center campus, the Little Flower Grotto is one of many spiritual spots at St. Joseph Retreat. You’ll find a labyrinth, benches, and a covered picnic table by the grotto. You’ll also find the St. Joseph Academy Alumnae Garden, trails, and outdoor Stations of the Cross located along a path to the Cemetery.

Lutheran Church of the Cross Labyrinth, Muncie 

4401 Wheeling Ave, Muncie, IN

The Lutheran Church of the Cross in Muncie’s Labyrinth is a gift to the community. It is a place where anyone can pray and meditate. The church was completed in 2013, and the Lutheran Church of the Cross is adjacent.

 Man in the Maze Labyrinth, Wabash

518 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, IN

The Charley Creek Gardens have two labyrinths: a hedge labyrinth near the top portion and a Man in the Maze Labyrinth in the lower section. There is also a waterfall, wildflower meadow, and walking trails. There is no admission, and the gardens are open daily from dawn to dusk.

Manchester University Labyrinth, North Manchester

604 E. College Ave, North Manchester, IN

The prayer labyrinth is located behind Cordier Auditorium on campus. It is open 24/7 to the public.

Menno-Hof, Shipshewana

510 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN

The Menno-Hof teaches visitors about the Amish and Mennonite faith. It’s a presentation and reenactment of the Anabaptists, starting from their beginnings in 1525. The tour is interactive and just over one hour in length. It is suitable for all ages. Admission is $7.50 per adult, $4 per child, or $16 per family of four.

Messiah Lutheran Church Prayer Labyrinth, Brownsburg

801 S. Green Street, Brownsburg, IN

The church’s prayer labyrinth was built in 2008 out of 45 tons of limestone chips and 5 tons of granite cobble (for the walking path). It is 1/4 mile in length, with 15 pillars and a meditation bench.

Pathways Retreat, Goshen

309 1/2 Hackett Road, Goshen, IN

At Pathways Retreat, visitors will find numerous areas to reflect, explore, and pray. Located in the woods, the Stations of the Cross prayer walk is available in March and April, and the Stations of the Resurrection prayer walk is available in April and May. These areas are open to the public from dawn to dusk and are free of charge. A Wildflower Meadow, four Meditation Coves, and two Labyrinths are open to the public year-round, from dawn to dusk.

Porter-Starke Services Labyrinth, Valparasio

601 Wall St., Valparaiso, IN

The Porter-Stake labyrinth was built in 2018, this 54-foot labyrinth is made of recycled brick pavers lining the path of crushed granite. It is open year-round to the public.

Resurrection Park & Labyrinth, Fort Wayne

14318 Lima Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 

The labyrinth is located in the southeast corner of Resurrection Lutheran Church. The Park also features ten fitness stations, a fire pit, a swing set, a butterfly garden, a horseshoe pit, five music stations, paths, a hidden geocache, benches, a free little library, and hopscotch. It is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad

200 Hill Drive, St. Meinrad, IN

The Saint Meinrad Archabbey monastery was founded in 1854 and consists of around 85 monks who live and pray here. The Archabbey Church of Our Lady of Einsiedeln was completed in 1906 and renovated in the 1990s; the stained glass windows are original. The church and grounds are typically open to the public for tours of the beautiful buildings on their 250-acre campus.

Second Presbyterian Church Labyrinth, Indianapolis

7804-7898 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN

This labyrinth is located in Indianapolis at the Second Presbyterian Church. It is a replica of the 800-year-old 11-circuit Chartres labyrinth path in France. The labyrinth is open to the public daily, year-round.

Servants of Christ Prayer Garden, Indianapolis

7650 Oaklandon Rd, Indianapolis, IN

Located outside the Servants of Christ Lutheran Church, a prayer garden is open to the community as a quiet retreat for prayer and reflection. Stations of the Cross and the Resurrection are set along the path to help guide you. The garden is open year-round during daylight hours.

Shrine of Christ’s Passion, Saint John

10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN

This is perhaps my favorite religious sight to visit in all of Indiana! The Shire of Christ’s Passion is a 1/2-mile journey of interactive displays through a Prayer Trail. Along the trail, you’ll see over 40 bronze displays, each with an audio recording of Jesus’ last days. A newly opened Moses at Mount Sinai has music, voice-over, lighting, and sound effects. It is free to visit and open year-round, weather permitting. Wheelchairs are available with reservation. Donations are accepted, and the on-site Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café sell merchandise, gifts, beverages, and coffee (all profit goes towards the Shrine).

St. John’s Episcopal Church’s Memorial Garden, Lafayette

600 Ferry Street, Lafayette, IN

A small paverstone labyrinth is located in the courtyard of St. John’s Episcopal Church. You enter through the gardens and craftsman-style portico. The labyrinth is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

St. Mary’s College Labyrinth & Prayer Garden, Notre Dame

The Avenue, Notre Dame, IN

 

This 42-foot labyrinth is made up of stepping stones and river rock.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Labyrinth, Lebanon

950 East Washington St., Lebanon, IN

The Lebanon High School football team members constructed the 40-foot labyrinth open to the public from dawn to dusk year-round.

The Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

Located on the Valparaiso University Campus, the Chapel of the Resurrection (1959) is the largest college chapel in the country. It is a beautiful structure; the chancel is 98 feet high and is circular, Christus Rex and the Munderloh Windows, and a five-and-a-half-ton baptism. Next to the chapel is a free-standing Brandt Campanile containing 12 bronze bells; outdoors, you’ll find the Resurrection Labyrinth and Prayer Garden.

The Healing Garden Labyrinth at Benesse Oncology Center, Shelbyville

The Healing Garden is a one-acre garden and park with a small labyrinth open 24/7. It also has water features, seating, and an accessible trail.

The Monastery of the Immaculate Conception, Ferdinand

802 E 10th St., Ferdinand, IN

Ran by the Sisters of St. Benedict, one of the largest Benedictine communities of women in the United States, The Monastery of the Immaculate Conception is a beautiful campus with the sweetest sisters. It was founded in 1867, and the complex was completed in 1886. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and welcomes visitors. The outdoor grounds include serene gardens, outdoor Stations of the Cross, a labyrinth, and three shrines. A brewery and gift shop run by the sisters also welcome visitors.

The Old Cathedral Complex, Vincennes

100 S 3rd St, Vincennes, IN

The Old Cathedral complex is where the very first Catholic church in Indiana used to be (the structure is no longer standing). The complex is next door to the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park. It includes the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier, the French & Indian cemetery, and the oldest library in Indiana (containing documents dating back to 1319). You may enter the church when mass is not in session to see the beautiful cathedral, stained glass, and crypt where Four bishops are buried. Open daily from 9 am – 5 pm for self-guided tours.

The Trinty Labyrinth, Fort Wayne

611 West Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN

Located at Trinity Episcopal Church, the Trinty Labyrinth is open to the public for prayer and meditation (enter from Berry Street). The labyrinth features a literature rack with labyrinth brochures and benches made from Indiana limestone.

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, Indianapolis

1850 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN

Located alongside Newfields, the Art and Nature Park features 100 acres of space, including a wild grass labyrinth. It also has woods, wetlands, and a 35-acre lake. The outdoor park is open daily from sunrise to sunset and is free to the public.

“The Woods” Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

1 Sisters of Providence, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, IN

A place to relax, reflect, and pray, Saint Mary-of-the-Wood (nicknamed “The Woods”) welcomes visitors to guided and self-guided tours of the campus. You’ll find the Church of the Immaculate Concept, The Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin museum, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Log Cabin Chapel, the Saint Anne Shell Chapel, a labyrinth, statues, a cemetery, and a grotto. Visitors are also invited to walk, bike, or run on the trails – you might even spot some alpacas on their farm. It is free to visit year-round.

Trail of Faith, Dubois County

The Trail of Faith in southern Indiana includes 19 of the oldest churches in southern Indiana (100+ years old) over an 85-mile stretch. This is an excellent trail for those who love old churches (like me!). Some of the churches listed above are on this trail!

Trinity United Methodist Church Prayer Labyrinth, Lafayette

404 N. 6th Street, Lafayette, IN

At 40 feet in diameter, the outdoor labyrinth is adjacent to the Trinty Unity Methodist church.

Victory Noll Center Labyrinth, Huntington

1900 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN

The Victory Noll Campus includes a labyrinth, nature trails, a pond, and Stations of the Cross, open daily during daylight hours.

Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Warsaw

347 N Buffalo St, Warsaw, IN

The Biblical Gardens in Warsaw are open from dawn to dusk all year. However, visits in April and May will give you the best view of the bulbs on display. Each plant is labeled with a marker, and more than one hundred plants are named in the Bible. Between May and September, guided tours are offered.

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