Lebanon, Indiana is home to many unique stores and shops where residents and visitors can fully experience the famous Boone County culture.
The chocolate lovers among Lebanon shoppers enjoy a visit to the local Donaldson’s Chocolates, which has been in operation since 1966. Located at I-65 and State Road 39, the shop prides itself on using fresh, whole ingredients and old-fashioned techniques to create the unique and luxurious candies and treats. Special tours of the chocolate-making facilities are sometimes available by request. David Alan Chocolatier at 1700 N Lebanon is another retailer in the city offering special chocolate products locally.
Hometown Treasures at 117 East Main Street is the largest shop in downtown Lebanon, offering everything from candles and creative greeting cards to stained glass trinkets. Creative Stained Glass is housed within the store, which performs repair and restoration as well as creates custom stained glass products.
A few blocks down the road at 320 East Main Street, Faucett & Flame sells handmade soy candles, soaps, bath and beauty products. The Art Collection at 223 West Washington Street offers custom framing services for special pieces, and typically caters to many members of the local network of greater Indianapolis artists.
Balloon World Coffee House displays several collectibles, coffee and bakery items at 118 North Lebanon. Special-interest Lebanon shoppers may want to stop in at Maranatha Christian Book & Gift Center for books, Bibles and music. Mount Flowers & Gift at 226 North Lebanon provides fresh floral arrangements and balloons for many local special events.
The charm of shopping in Lebanon draws weekend wanderers even from Indianapolis, about a half hour to the Southeast. Needless to say, it works both ways, and Lebanon residents are lucky to be so close to the major shopping outlets in the Circle City, not to mention those of the other quaint Midwest cities in Indiana within easy driving distance, such as Zionsville and Whitestown.
Shopping and eating go hand-in-hand. See our Lebanon Restaurant Sampler here.