Introduction to Peru, Indiana
The original inhabitants of this area were Native Americans. William N. Hood officially established Peru in 1834. A Catholic Church was established in the following year. During the early 20th century, Peru was home to the Model Automobile Company, a pioneering automobile manufacturer. However, it did not survive for long. Peru also used to be the winter headquarters of seven of the world's major circuses.
Peru and nearby Attractions
- West City Park
- Frances Siocum State Forest
- Miami State Recreation Area
- Grissom Air Museum
- Circus Hall of Fame Museum
- Miami County Historical Museum
Things To Do In Peru
Local annual festivals include the Cole Porter Festival, which is held in June, and Heritage Days, which is held every August. There are several interesting museums in the area as well, one of which is dedicated to circuses.
Indianapolis International is the nearest major airport.
Peru Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are available at Indiana Wesleyan University, Anderson University and Ball State University.