Looking for a little fun and adventure in Indiana? I’ve got great news! The other 49 states have nothing on us! We have beaches, zoos, caves, museums, sporting events, and more. You just have to know where to find them. While this is not an exhaustive list, it is a great start for those of you looking to try something new.
Bloomington has been called the “cultural pulse of the Midwest” by Travel & Leisure Magazine. Bloomington offers a little bit of everything–beautiful views in the fall and spring, NCAA sports, and frequent cultural events and festivals. When you are there, make sure you visit our favorite–Oliver Winery.
Holiday World in Santa Claus is a small amusement park with big heart. With great rides, reasonable prices, and free soft drinks, Holiday World is a local favorite.
Did I mention before that we have a beach? Indiana Beach in Monticello, Indiana is home to roller coasters, a water park, camping, shopping, and other entertainment. Here are some tips for camping with kids.
Southern Indiana has terrific caves, some of which are national landmarks. Tour the Marengo Caves, Wyandotte Caves, or Squire Boone Caverns. You’ll admire their beauty while you appreciate the history behind their formation.
The French Lick, Indiana area is known for more than Larry Bird. It is home to the French Lick Springs Resort as well as the West Baden Hotel.
The Hoosier National Forest affords some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. Gentle rolling hills and gorgeous foliage make driving down the highway seem like a treat. On the north of the Forest is Brown County, known for its splendor in the fall.
For the smaller set (preschool aged kids), Indiana has its fair share of zoos and museums. The zoos in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne are both popular. Even more, the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis is one of the best in the country.
Although this is just a very short list, hopefully it will inspire you to go out and make the most of our state has to offer. I know that I will!
For more information on these and other Indiana tourism locations, visit www.enjoyindiana.com.