From Shelbyville, it's 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southwest to Bloomington and 75 miles (121 kilometers) to the east to Cincinnati.
Adventurous types will love getting further off the tourist trail by exploring the other villages, towns and cities in the vicinity of Shelbyville. You'll find Greenwood, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Southport 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southeast.
Get some transportation spend half a day in Indianapolis, a retail and transport hub for the region, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Shelbyville. This regional center has a wide range of attractions, such as Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and SportZone. Indianapolis has a lot to offer those willing to delve a little deeper. Circle Center Mall, White River State Park and Crown Hill Cemetery are just a sample of the other interesting places worth visiting.
The most rewarding places for tourists to visit when they discover a new town are the spots that offer a window into the local culture. Make a trip to Central Indiana's history museums.
Take some time to relax in the region's beautiful waterways by going swimming or canoeing.
The nearest major airport, Indianapolis International Airport, is located in Indianapolis, 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the northwest of Shelbyville, a handy point to remember when booking your trip.