Fancy Works

Starting September 1, 2019, the shop will not be open on Mondays. We aplogize for this, but family commitments demand my attention on Mondays.
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Fancy Works


Summer construction has started!
Exits from I69 to 46 only allow eastbound travel for the next 75 days. 46 is 1 lane in each direction. Please plan your detour route before leaving home!

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The easiest routes are:

From the north on I69/IN37, take Exit 123 for College Ave/Walnut Street, it is a 2-lane/2-way highway (also known as Old 37).  Stay on this road until you get to the stop light at IN45 & IN46 (there's a McDonald's on the left just before this intersection). You will want to turn RIGHT (west) onto IN46.  This will take you through the construction that is going on at the IN46 & I69 interchange, and then on to Fancy Works.

From the south on I69/IN37, take Exit 118 for IN48/3rd Street, you will want to turn LEFT (west) at the top of the exit ramp (there are two left turn lanes, choose the right-hand one). At Curry Pike (there's a CVS on the right at this intersection), you will turn RIGHT (north) and stay on Curry Pike until it ends at IN46, then turn LEFT (west) to get to Fancy Works.

Fancy Works is your NeedleArts Supply Center!  We carry cross stitch supplies and designs, charted needlepoint, Embroidery, Overdyed Fibers, specialty Fabrics, Frames and more!!


McCormick’s Creek State Park is Indiana’s oldest state park. It was dedicated on July 4, 1916, as part of the state Centennial Celebration. It has grown to 1,833 acres today from its original 350 acres.
The Miami Indians originally inhabited the area. The first settler to claim an acreage for homesteading was John McCormick. The land included nearly 100 acres along the canyon by the waterfalls. Since it was common to name physical locations by the owner’s name, McCormick’s Creek was now so named.
In 1888 Dr. Fredrick Denkewalter purchased part of the area to build a sanitorium for the wealthy to "get away from it all" and recuperate. The original sanitorium, built on the present-day Canyon Inn site, was a white-sided structure with long porches on every side. With the death of Dr. Denkewalter in 1914, the land was purchased by the State of Indiana in order to maintain the park-like setting.
The Canyon Inn opened its doors in the old sanitorium building in 1916. Over the years remodeling projects have changed the physical appearance of the Inn, which still stands on the original foundation, but it has not changed the surroundings and scenic appeal that first attracted Dr. Denkewalter.

  • Free Wireless Internet available throughout the Inn
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Coffee Makers in all rooms
  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Satellite Television
  • Hair dryers in all rooms
  • Iron and ironing boards available on request
  • Game Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Rollaway’s available for $10.00 per night
  • Cribs available for $5.00 per night
  • Refrigerators available for $7.50 per night
  • Large lounge with fireplace and comfortable hickory and leather furniture. 
  • Gift shop
  • Also see our fossil display.
Canyon Inn

Beautiful scenery, gracious staff, and history blend together at Indiana’s Oldest State Park to make your visit unforgettable. Whether you are interested in a wedding, reunion, overnight getaway or meal, the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park can meet your every need. Enjoy the peaceful calm of the canyon and cliffs. When you are ready for more excitement, Bloomington and Indiana University are just 15 miles east and offer cultural experiences, sporting events and a wide range of dining options.

The Canyon Inn Restaurant is open year ‘round, three meals a day for your dining pleasure. Our 160 seat dining room features a casual atmosphere perfect for a relaxed meal before or after enjoying a day in scenic McCormick’s Creek State Park. Our glass-enclosed porch affords a lovely view of the woods and the wildlife.
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