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02-03-2013 08:32 PM  5 years agoPost 1
RDBill

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My plan is to go to IRCHA for the first time this year. Does anyone have any recommendations for affordable hotels in the area? It's about a 11 hour drive and I don't know the area at all. I don't know if it makes a difference but i'll be looking for a wheelchair accessible room.

Thanks in advance!

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02-03-2013 09:10 PM  5 years agoPost 2
OICU812

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Hotels in Anderson seem to be better fwiw. Muncie is a pretty dumpy town really so if you're staying there better to spend a few buck go with the more main stream hotels.

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02-03-2013 09:13 PM  5 years agoPost 3
Stephen Born

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Agreed. I stay in Anderson every year. Don't wait to long to book though, as IRCHA is becoming larger each year.

Are you going Shawn?

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02-04-2013 01:33 PM  5 years agoPost 4
kcordell

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The hotels in Muncie aren't that bad. There are a couple but for the most part, pretty nice, but with nice is price. Go to the AMA website, all are listed there. All are very close together and about 10 minutes from the flying site.
Also, most likely the only time you will spend at the hotel is for a few hours sleep and a shower anyway. Too much going on all day and into the night each night.

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02-04-2013 04:21 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Qrrambero

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My friend and I were in the Signature Inn last year. There is a big parking in the back were we flew the MCPx at night.

Ae

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02-04-2013 04:30 PM  5 years agoPost 6
Ace Dude

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Looks like it's a 35-45 minute drive from Anderson to IRCHA. Is that correct?

  

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02-04-2013 04:42 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Stephen Born

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Looks like it's a 35-45 minute drive from Anderson to IRCHA. Is that correct?
Correct. However, there is not much going on in Muncie. More of a country "cornfield" atmosphere.

Anderson has a little more to offer, such as "dining".

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02-04-2013 04:59 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Ace Dude

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Thanks for the heads-up.

  

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02-04-2013 05:33 PM  5 years agoPost 9
bjacks

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Muncie motels are not that bad and the price is a lot cheaper that Anderson, had to say in Anderson one time and the price was almost double, if your going to say in Muncie you better book soon, that's the reason I had to stay in Anderson, waited to late. Bobby

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02-04-2013 05:36 PM  5 years agoPost 10
fmrsdtr

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Actually, Anderson is just about the same, only all the hotels and restaurants such as Applebees and Red Lobster are along the interstate. Unless you venture north, you never actually "see" Anderson; that's just the outskirt/southside of town. The only real difference is that Anderson has the Hoosier Park Racing and Casino, because both towns are/were factory towns with colleges.

One thing of note; if you stay in Muncie, do not pick a hotel/motel on the south end of town on Madison or Broadway streets. Trust me. I've lived here my entire life.

~Jenni Alderman, AMA # 640475
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02-04-2013 05:45 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Ace Dude

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Casino
It's amazing how one little data point can make all the difference.

If I even mention Casino my girlfriend will go from zero interest in going to IRCHA to packing her bags now.

  

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02-04-2013 06:26 PM  5 years agoPost 12
RDBill

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Thanks everyone! I booked my room today and it was a very reasonable rate, it helps being a member of the AMA! I'll see you guys there, i'm looking forward to it!

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02-10-2013 09:13 PM  5 years agoPost 13
lain791

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Abilene,Texas-USA

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Our First visit to IRCHA
We have booked our motel room in Muncie. The motel rate was reasonable. Plan to get there on the 30th, looking forward to our first visit!!

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05-21-2013 05:06 AM  5 years agoPost 14
Ace Dude

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Anyone know if the Hampton Inn in Anderson is any good?

  

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05-21-2013 06:32 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Crash3D

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Reno, Nevada

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Is it any good?
Not bad. However, there is so much going on at Ircha that you will hardly be using your hotel. All you need is a clean bed for 6 hours/night

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05-31-2013 11:25 AM  5 years agoPost 16
cabojay

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Kenosha, Wis.. USA

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Anderson
Hi,We are staying in Anderson again,Last year we stayed in Muncie and was not as happy as in anderson. We are at the super 8 in anderson and are there from wed thru sun and it was 212.00 for all four nights. For my wife and I the extra 15 min drive is worth it. Just our opinion. Jay

AMA#939908
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05-31-2013 01:03 PM  5 years agoPost 17
Ace Dude

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Thanks Jay. Appreciate your input.

  

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06-02-2013 04:37 PM  5 years agoPost 18
Dr.Ben

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Richmond, VA, USA

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Known places on McGalliard (northside main drag)

Super 8: Not fancy or new, but clean and the manager Vinnay is nice as heck. He always saves the same room for me.
Hampton: Nice
Lee's: Reliably OK but in need of a facelift. Decent indoor pool.
Baymont (formerly Signature): The last I heard it was showing its age to the point of being problematic.

Best Western: OK, but the breakfast sucks.

As Jenni said, stay the heck away from anything on the south end of town unless you like bedbugs or worse.

Amazing Joe's, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, and any one of the several Mexican restaurants are fine for meals. I ate at Amazing Joe's almost every night because the food, service, and price are good. Muncie is a college town, so if you go there understanding that, all is well.

Nothing wrong with Anderson. I just like being close to my room if I want to go to town during the day and eat. After going to Muncie for well over a decade, my car now drives itself there.

Ben Minor

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