Indiana Quick Facts
Uniquely Indiana: The Indianapolis 500
Must See: The Limestone Heritage Trail, which showcases the Bedford Limestone that contributed to the Empire State Museum and other national structures
Most Unusual: The World's Largest Sycamore Stump in Kokomo
Highest Point: Hoosier Hill, 1,257 feet
Food to Try: Pork and Beans, Sugar Cream Pie
What to Do in Indiana:
1 Catch the Indianapolis 50 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway over Memorial Day weekend
2 Enjoy the the beauty of Indiana nature at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
3 Visit the town of Santa Claus
4 Explore Indiana's Amish Country which extends from Elkhart to LaGrange
5 See Indiana's Bedford Limestone in its natural state on a tour of Bluespring Caverns
Fun & Funky, Indiana
Indiana is one of the beautiful Great Lakes States. Visitors will find that the state is full of amazing destinations to explore. Here are a few of the state's more unique and unusual attractions that any traveler to Indiana can enjoy.
Covered Bridge Capital of the World
Parke County, Indiana is considered the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. Visitors to the are can see the 31 covered bridges. While exploring the many covered bridges in this area, visitors can also enjoy the beautiful setting, and all of the local attractions.
This is an amazing free standing rock formation. Located in Shoals, Indiana this table rock is the largest table rock formation of its kind east of the Mississippi River in the United States. Jug Rock is a great place to experience some of Indiana's great geological formations.
RV Hall of Fame
The RV Hall of Fame commemorates leaders in the RV and mobile home industries, as well as preserving the history and memorabilia of the industry. The museum has many vintage examples of RVs and mobile homes. There is also an exhibit of new models. Visitors to these Hall of Fame and Museum can enjoy learning all about the great pastime of RVing the the country.
Any visitor to Indiana that loves the culture and excitement of Christmastime, should come to Santa Clause, Indiana. This town is filled with the excitement of Christmas throughout the year. The town features the amusement park, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, as well as the Santa Claus Land of Lights, Santa's Candy Castle and much more.
World's Largest Sycamore Tree
The town of Kokomo, Indiana is home to the World's Largest Sycamore Stump. Some time ago Kokomo was home to a gigantic Sycamore tree, that was almost 800 years old. After a storm broke the tree, the town of Kokomo started displaying the stump of the tree. The stump is an impressive sight at over 50 feet in circumference.
Off The Beaten Path, Indiana
Beautiful Indiana is a wonderful state to spend some time exploring. Throughout the state there are many places of beauty to visit, as well as arts, culture and much more. Visitors can enjoy both the excitement of outdoor recreation and the pleasure of the arts and culture in the city.
Conner Prairie in Fishers is an excellent interactive destination, especially for families. Throughout Conner Prairie there are five different themed exhibits, each of which exemplifies a different time period in Indiana history. Visitors can enjoy the themed exhibits to learn about history, by exploring all of the sights and sounds of history. The Animal Encounters Barn is a fun place to see all of the farm animals. Conner Prairie also offers a historic hot air balloon ride.
Falls of the Ohio State Park
This amazing Indiana State Park is a beautiful destination in Clarksville. Not only is the park an excellent spot to enjoy hiking, fishing, nature viewing and more. Falls of the Ohio Sate Park is best know for its amazing fossil beds. Although the fossil beds are protected, there is a great interpretive center with examples of fossils and history of the area.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Along the shores of Lake Michigan, this National Park is a fantastic year-round recreation destination. During the summer it is great for hiking, camping, boating, swimming and more. The winter is also an excellent time to visit the park, with opportunities to cross-country ski, snowshoe and more. Throughout Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore there are sites with fascinating geology, excellent wildlife viewing in the unique habitat and much more.
Another great attraction to enjoy learning about historic Indiana is the Indiana Historical Society's Indiana Experience. The interactive exhibit in Indianapolis, allow visitors to have a more participatory experience with Indiana history. Visitors to Indiana Experience get to interact with interpreters introducing them to the history of the byway, the state, and showing the amazing natural scenery of the state of Indiana.
Indiana's Historic Pathways
One of the best ways to experience the beauty and character of a state is to take a road trip. Indiana's Historic Pathways is an excellent choice for a road trip. The route crosses the southern end of Indiana from east to west. Travelers on this route will be traveling on the same route as many people for the past hundred years. Today the route is a great choice for accessing Indiana's history as well as enjoy the beauty the the
Turkey Run State Park
This fantastic Indiana park is a great spot to enjoy some beautiful outdoor recreation. The park has some amazing examples of old giant trees, which survived logging throughout history due to the difficulty of the terrain. The terrain has beautiful ravines and much more. Visitors to this park can hike on trails that travel through all of the spectacular natural features and more.
White River State Park
Located in Indianapolis, this amazing park. Not only does it offer some beautiful gardens, paths and other features of a fantastic city park, but it is also home to some of the premiere attractions in Indianapolis. Visitors to Indiana and Indianapolis should be sure to spend at least a day enjoying and exploring the attractions in the park. White River State Park is home to the Indianapolis Zoo, which is great for kids, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians, live music series and much more.