Pendleton, Indiana was formed around Fall Creek. The creek provided the town with clean drinking water and a source of power that allowed mills to operate and business to thrive. This small town was also the site of important historic events. In the mid-19th century, Frederick Douglass gave a speech in Pendleton, where his life was allegedly threatened. The town residents helped him get out of town safely.
Pendleton also saw the massacre of a Native American family by white settlers, who were hanged for the crime. This was the first time in American history that whites were given the death penalty for murdering Native Americans.
Today, Pendleton is a quaint community that's home to a vast 150-acre park -- that's a lot of space for a town of just over 4,000 people, but it means you and your pup will have plenty of chances to explore! Falls Park should be your first stop. You will have to keep your dog on a leash, but the view of the falls are barktastic. You can enjoy the green space, have a picnic, or play within sight of the falls. The playground and tot lot are perfect for the mini humans to enjoy. The baseball diamond is closed in, but open to anyone who wants to play when a game isn't scheduled.
Pendleton might be puny, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in small-town charm and outdoor beauty!