Back to School: Activities off DePauw University’s campus

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A ‘n J Bowl 

For a classic night of bowling and cheap food, students can go to A ‘n J Bowl. The family owned and operated bowling alley opened in 2012 and offers league bowling, open bowling and cosmic bowling on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 9 p.m. 

 

Ashley Square Cinema

Across the street from the Inn at DePauw, Ashley Square Cinema is a two-theater cinema where DePauw students can get free tickets and a night away from studying. 

 

Field of Dreams Paintball

Students looking for a thrill in Greencastle can go to Field of Dreams Paintball. They have open play on the first and third Saturday of every month.  

 

Edna Collins Bridge

When October rolls around, students flock to this supposedly haunted covered bridge. The story goes that young Edna Collins would swim below the bridge until her parents came to get her. They would stop and honk three times to get her attention. One day, the honk didn’t work. Edna Collins had drowned. Rumor has it that if you drive on to the bridge, turn off the motor and honk three times, her ghost will try to get into your car. If you’re lucky, she’ll leave a handprint on your window. Be sure to leave a seat open for her. 

 

Cataract Falls

The largest waterfall in Indiana rests right outside Greencastle, Indiana. Located in Owen County, Cataract Falls is made up of an upper and lower falls that form the 86-foot cascade. Visitors can enjoy the sights, a covered bridge and walk the paths between the falls. 

 

Metropolis Shopping Center

If students want to get away from campus to shop, eat or see a movie, Plainfield, Indiana is the town to visit. Just a half -hour drive away, the outdoor shopping center boasts several clothing stores, restaurants and a movie theater.