Back home again in Rensselaer


This page was developed to give you a better insight as to what makes Rensselaer an enjoyable place in which to live, work, and play. We hope you find these additional links helpful and informative.

For entertainment you might like to try looking at
Movie Theaters: or they are both located in the City of Rensselaer. They carry all current movies at various prices.
Local food establishments include:
  • Ayda's
  • Busy Bee Ice Cream Shop (Seasonal)
  • Willow Switch
  • Janet's Kitchen
  • Taqueria Mexico Restaurant
  • Mount Hood Pizza
  • Ricks Pizza
  • Subway
  • China Garden
  • Pizza Hut
  • Pizza King
  • Royal Oak Restaurant
  • Northside Tavern (Must be 21 years of age to enter)
  • Wagon Wheel (Must be 21 years of age to enter)
If you are looking for places to stay Rensselaer offers:
  • Baymont Inn
  • Knight's Inn
  • Comfort Inn 
Our downtown area has many shops and restaurants. Rensselaer is also the county seat for Jasper County and the Courthouse is located in the heart of Rensselaer. For any information needed from the courthouse such as public records you can find them at
Rensselaer takes great pride in the annual events that bring our community together. Events like Little Cousin Jasper Festival, Taste of Rensselaer, OktoberFest, Farmer's Market, Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Art in the Alley, Prairie Arts-Carnegie Center Events, Christmas Parade, Cruise Night and Relay for Life just to name a few.

As a community we have many organizations that help to promote and improve the quality of life in Rensselaer from the Chamber of Commerce, Jasper County Economic Development Organization, Retail Merchants Association, Main Street Rensselaer.

Rensselaer is also home to Fransician Hospital,The Jasper Coutny Jail and Court House, Amtrak Train Stop, Rensselaer Central School Corp. Grades K-12,  and St. Augustine School Grades K-5, Good Samaritan Food Pantry and Rensselaer Republican Newspaper.

You will find in the City of Rensselaer we have an excellent police department, large park system, low cost utility rates, and a state of the art recycling/trash program.
Free online newspaper serving Jasper County & Rensselaer, Indiana


Contact Us

City of Rensselaer
124 S Van Rensselaer St
Rensselaer, IN 47978
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  • Phone: (219) 866-5212
  • Fax: (219) 866-7551
  • Staff Directory
  • Monday - Friday 7:30am -4:00pm

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