Monticello, IN Visitor’s Guide

Monticello, Indiana is located between Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman. Located 100 miles from Chicago, IL., Indianapolis, and Fort Wayne, IN. Monticello offers visitors a wide variety of charm from entertainment, unique shops and dinging. Visitors can enjoy recreational activites including water sports, boating, fishing, hiking, golf and bicycling. Monticello is a small town that will take you back to a simpler time.


  • Fishing: bass, bluegill, walleye, channel catfish, muskellunge
  • Boat Rental: ski boats, wave runners, pontoons, runabouts
  • Madam Carroll: Indiana’s largest excursion and party boat located on Lake Freeman
  • Whyte Horse Winery
  • Fruitshine Winery
  • Lakeshore Drive-In
  • Twin Lakes Cinema
  • Golf: Tippecanoe Country Club, Pine View, Hollow Acres
  • Spirit of Monticello Festival
  • Main Street Tour & Taste of White County
  • Horseback Riding: Crooked Creek Trails, Stirrup Some Fun
  • Antique Shopping

A Short Drive

  • Wabash & Erie Canal Museum in Delphi, IN
  • Delphi Opera House in Delphi, IN
  • Monon Connection Museum (Hoosier line trains) in Monon, IN
  • Parks: Altherr Nature Park, Bluewater Beach Park, City Park, Jordan Skate Park, Tioga Park, Tornado Memorial, Voigt Park & City Pool
  • Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, IN
  • Purdue Campus in West Lafayette, IN
  • Columbia Park and Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette, IN
  • Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum in Battleground, IN
  • Wolf Park in Battleground, IN