Follow Garfield the Cat Across Indiana

Follow Garfield the Cat Through Eight Indiana Towns: Grant County Garfield Trail

Drive from town to town, admiring and posing with colorful statues of one of America's favorite felines, Garfield the Cat.

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This unique Indiana attraction is a scavenger hunt of sorts which includes stops in eight northeast Indiana communities. An audio tour and maps created by the Visitors Bureau guide visitors from one town to the next to find colorful statues of Garfield the Cat.

The Garfield Trail is collaboration among the towns of Fairmount, Jonesboro, Gas City, Marion, Matthews, Sweetser, Swayzee, and Van Buren. Initiated in 2006, the trail honors the Garfield cartoon creator, Jim Davis, who is an area native growing up on farm near Fairmount, Indiana. Service clubs and local businesses raised funds for the statues.

Each brightly colored likeness of Garfield sports a different design representing the unique heritage and culture of the community in which it is located.

"The Garfield Trail has almost universal appeal. Everyone from families with small children to motorcycle clubs is coming to our county in search of these statues," says Dr. John Lightle, President of the Marion/ Grant County Visitors Bureau.

Of course, once you're in town, there are other things to see and do. "Each town has interesting things to see and do. We hope people visit restaurants, shops, and historic sites when they are in each town," continues Lightle.

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Updated: November 18, 2016

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