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Do You Think Warsaw Is Boring? Well You’re Wrong!

By Grace McDillon

Many reasons may have brought you here to Grace College. Perhaps you desired the fellowship of a tight-knit community of believers in the Lord or maybe you heard of the notorious Alpha showers and their tendency to scald you with hot water every time someone flushed a toilet and had to check it out for yourself. Please know that either reason is perfectly legitimate. However, I would venture a guess that you did not come here for the booming metropolis that is…not Warsaw, Indiana.

Indeed, Warsaw may not offer the entertainment venues that you find in New York or Fort Wayne, but in these “blah” winter months, please understand that Warsaw and the surrounding area bring a plethora of fun-filled options to the table. Here are a few of them!

1. Hansen’s Eastlake Skate Center 

You may have been there for a Grace College skate night, but why not pay a few bucks and spend an evening or a Saturday afternoon rolling around on their new maple wood skating surface? They are open from 2 to 4:30 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. You can Google the rest of the hours for yourself.

2. The Kosciusko County Jail Museum 

Interested in local history? If so, get over to the Jail Museum in downtown Warsaw and spark that interest! The museum reopens on March 5, so have your trip planned for the beginning part of March that cannot decide whether it wants to be spring or winter yet. The museum serves as the headquarters for the Kosciusko County Historical society and once served as both a jail and house of the sheriff and his wife—who served meals to the inmates! Find out more about Warsaw’s history there!

3. The Fun Center in Columbia City

You might be thinking…“Columbia City? That’s not Warsaw! What is she playing at?” Calm down. It’s a 30-minute drive to the Fun Center in Columbia City, and it is well worth the drive. Although the mini-golf course is not open in the winter, check out Winter Jumperland! Inflatable Mazes and Moonwalks plus arcade games and food are just some of the surprises—I guess not really surprises anymore—that await you! They are open Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

4. Warsaw Community Pool at the High School 

Miss a good swim in the heat of summer? Just take it indoors! Head to the Warsaw Community Pool on Monday through Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It’s only $1.50 to get in, and Mondays are free!

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