Introduction to Avon, Indiana
Avon, Indiana, in Hendricks county, is 12 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. There are an estimated 6,248 people in Avon.
The town of Avon was officially incorporated in 1995. Its previous name was Hampton. It is located in Hendricks County and is a part of Washington Township. The county was formed in 1824 and named after then-Indiana Governor William Hendricks.
Avon and nearby Attractions
- Butterfly Paradise Nature Center
- Indianapolis Zoo
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
- James Whitcomb Riley House
- Eagle Creek Park
- Arbuckle Park
Things To Do In Avon
The Indianapolis Zoo and the Butterfly Paradise Nature Center are both located nearby. Local amusement parks include Splash Island, Blast Off and the Caribbean Cove Indoor Water Park. Those interested in history can visit museums like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Avon hosts the Community Heritage Festival every year.
Flights are available from Indianapolis International Airport.
Avon Higher Education
Nearby colleges and universities include Butler University, Ivy Tech State College-Central Indiana, the University of Indianapolis and Anderson University.