Lebanon Travel Guide
Lebanon Local History
Officially established in 1830 and elected as county seat in 1832, it was founded by two prominent Indianapolis military men who were progressive community builders and shrewd developers and speculators. Learning about the planned county, the men purchased three tracts of land near the geographical centre of the county and also confidently knew that while this was the most likely site for the new county seat, a town would develop here. In obtaining the land, the men set about laying out the town which orginally consisted of 19 blocks.
To ensure that the town would flourish, a road was surveyed from Indianapolis to Lafayette, passing thorough Lebanon. One of the first commissioners in the town decided that a cluster of hickory trees reminded him of the Cedars of Lebanon in the Bible and named the town Lebanon.
Lebanon Parks & Gardens
Lebanon Memorial Park - Offering over 40 acres of recreational area, the park is dedicated to the veterans of the First World War. It also plays host to many 4th of July events and some facilities include a 50m outdoor pool and diving well, a fitness walking course, playground equipment, a bandstand and ample picnic areas.
Abner Langely Park - Named after one of the founders of Lebanon, the park offers over 50 acres of space and has facilities, such as, a football field, softball complex, nature trail, sledding hill and lighted tennis and basketball courts.The Symphony at Sunset, featuring the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, plays at the beginning of the annual 4th of July celebrations.
Lebanon Restaurants and Bars
Dominos Pizza - 523 N.Lebanon Str. Offering pizzas and pasta dishes at a reasonable price in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.
Ponderosa Steak House - 1350 West SR 32. For good hearty steaks, ribs, chargrilled chicken and other meat dishes that takes your fancy, head to Lebanon's only steakhouse.
China Garden - 112 W Washington Str. For something different, try this Chinese restaurant, where with a wide variety of Chinese dishes, you will find something to meet everybody's taste.
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