Sunset over cornfield



Shelbyville, Indiana is a lively town that offers its visitors and residents a unique combination of historic charm, natural beauty, and modern amenities.The town currently has a population of about 20,000 and is a little over 30 minutes from Indianapolis, making it a great option for accessing the big city amenities yet having more of a rural feel. Learn more about what Shelbyville has to offer!


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Education in

Shelbyville Central Schools offers well-regarded preschool, elementary, middle, and high school programs. The town is also home to a few private schools. And for those who want to further their education or just gain new skills as adults, the Excel Center and Ivy Tech Community College offer a great range of courses.

Pencils, an apple, and books for school



Couple looking at produce at a farmers market
Shopping in Shelbyville

Find everything from large box stores to local shops within Shelbyville. Walk around the historic downtown and the Public Square and you'll find clothing boutiques, bookstores, gift shops, antiques, and so much more. And make sure to check out the Shelby County Farmers Market while downtown! Also, just a short drive away from downtown are the much larger stores, such as a Walmart Supercenter and Big Lots.

Dining in Shelbyville

Downtown is also a host to multiple different restaurants that will meet any craving you have! Grab pizza, wings, burgers, and more at locally owned Pudder's, or enjoy breakfast served all day at the popular Grandma's Pancake House & Restaurant. And if you are looking for more of a light lunch, visit Just Peachy Cafe for some soups and sandwiches. Shelbyville also has a wide variety of fast food options and popular chain restaurants located throughout the town.

Things To Do in Shelbyville

Aside from shopping, dining, and visiting the above parks, there are multiple other things to explore in Shelbyville! A town rich with history, you can visit the Grover Museum to learn about the railroad and the old streets of Shelby. You can also be entertained while appreciating a historic building while seeing a live show at the Strand Theatre! Or in the summer months, feel nostalgic and watch a movie at the Skyline Drive-In Theatre.


Enjoy multiple outdoor activities at the many parks located throughout Shelbyville, many of which are maintained by the Shelbyville Parks & Recreation Department.

  • Blue River Memorial Park - 186 acre park that includes a splash pad, dog park, fishing, playground, sports fields, trails, and a canoe/kayak launch to the Little Blue River
  • Clearwick Park - playground, picnic shelter, open greenspace
  • Kennedy Park - playground, picnic shelter, tennis courts, softball field, fishing, playground
  • Morrison Park - playground, picnic shelter, open greenspace
  • Sunrise Park - playground, softball diamond, picnic shelter, basketball court
  • Sunset Park - playground, disc golf course, public boat access, 0.5 mile trail
Bench and path in a green park