I have lived in Indiana for my entire life and traveled to Muncie, IN numerous times during the past six years. It has a typical mid-sized Indiana city feel, with the population consisting mostly of working class Americans. Muncie, IN has Ball State University, which is known for its entrepreneurship, broadcasting, landscape architecture, music technology, music education and video production programs as well as having a reputation as a party school. During the regular academic year, the city is filled with students; in the summer, the city quiets down a bit, with many of the out-of-town students returning home.
During the summer of 2009, I spent five days in Muncie, exploring the various attractions throughout the city. While in Muncie, I went to Blue Bottle incorporated, a coffee shop with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent food located near campus on Walnut St. I also went to Greeks Pizzeria, which has a large selection of gourmet pizza. I had the gourmet house pizza, which included meatballs, black olives, a touch of onions and feta and other cheese; the taste of the pizza was amazing. Near the downtown area are a lot of bars that frequently have live music, ranging from blues to metal.