One of only a few hundred Audubon Global Important Bird Area’s with 8001 acres of wetlands. The Goose Pond Wetland Reserve is located two miles southwest of Linton on State Road 59 in Stafford Township. It is being restored under the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, and is currently one of the largest WRP restorations in the U. S. today. The current restoration could not be completed without the help of organizations such as Ducks Unlimited (DU), Audubon Society, and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Indiana’s Historic Pathways passes through 16 counties. It comprises U.S. 50 from Vincennes to Lawrenceburg and U.S. 150, which overlaps U.S. 50 from Vincennes to Shoals and extends southeastward to the Falls of the Ohio. Portions of the old Buffalo Trace can be found on or south of federal highways connecting Vincennes and Clarksville.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is where you can see some of the world’s most significant automobiles, with an emphasis on Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Motorcars of the classic era. Auburn automobiles from 1904 to 1924 are exhibited in a setting reminiscent of an Auburn sales showroom during this period of time and where you can learn about engines and technology related to the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and study biographies of the company’s key engineering staff.
Conner Prairie, a large, open-air living history museum made up of four distinct historic areas, a modern museum center and over 800 acres of natural beauty. Conner Prairie's mission is to serve as a local, regional and national center for education and activities exploring the lives, times and values of the 1800s in America.
Steep Sand Dunes and Magnificent Lake Views. Experience these sights at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Waves crashing on sandy beaches, Karner Blue butterflies landing on wild lupines, Sweaty draft horses working the Chellberg Farm fields, Peaceful silence lingering along winter trails, and Bank swallows flying from their nest inside the dunes.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, is the largest children’s museum in the world. The more than 400,000-square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts. The Children’s Museum is a place to learn and do. Whenever possible, exhibits are “hands-on” or participatory in nature. The Children’s Museum strives to be one of the vital links in the lives of children as it supports their intellectual curiosity and love of learning. The museum, situated on 19 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents thousands of programs and activities each year.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indiana and Western Art, which opened in 1989, was founded by Harrison Eiteljorg. The museum showcases Western and Native American art and cultural objects. The museum's design is also inspired by the land, people, and architecture of the American Southwest.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500, the Allstate® 400 at the Brickyard and the RedBull Indianapolis GP motorcycle races. 2009 is the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will be the beginning of the “Centennial Era” that will run through 2011, the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a collection of over 50,000 works of art. At the Museum, you will find art from a variety of cultures and periods in art history. The Museum also features national and international traveling exhibitions throughout the year and serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment.
The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Botanical Gardens are located in White River State Park downtown; The Indianapolis Zoo proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2004. Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world’s first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. White River Gardens continues the Indianapolis Zoo’s mission of connecting animals, plants and people. This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors.
The exhibits at the Indiana State Museum are always changing to bring you different perspectives on the Indiana Story. At any given time, only a small fraction of the museum’s vast collection is on display. Don’t worry, our curators rotate the artifacts and objects on display so you can find new treasures with each visit. Our Changing Galleries bring the best of the museum world to Indiana with new exhibits throughout the year. Legacy Theater also features changing exhibits, each one designed to highlight the stories of minorities in Indiana.
The Greenfield James Whitcomb Riley Birthplace and Home America's Children's Poet and the poet of the Hoosier people wherever they may be around the world. Kids of all ages have loved to see the home of Little Orphan Annie and where her pixies live under the stairs. The museum will be open for visitors this year from April 1 – November 8.
Start your journey at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Visitor Center. Watch the 15 minute orientation film and walk through the newly renovated museum. Then begin walking on the trail to see the tallest flagpole in Indiana and pause to see where Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried. Continue to the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. It is a re-created pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, farm animals, vegetable and herb gardens and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical of the 1820 era.
Studebaker National Museum’s priceless collection of wagons, vehicles and artifacts spans 150 years of local industrial history. Its new home is a state-of-the-art museum reflecting the design traditions of Studebaker buildings from the 1920s and 1930s. Through Studebaker’s exhibitions, visitors can trace the area’s industrial past from the 1800s to the present and learn about the Studebaker family, the great South Bend/Mishawaka industrial giants, Studebaker’s critical role in the country’s war efforts and more.
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are family amusement parks. Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides. The smaller family members have lots of fun rides just for them. Your day at Holiday World also includes Splashin' Safari, one of the nation's top water parks
The age-old art of winemaking is transformed into a casual event with a relaxed Hoosier style. Indiana Wineries offer a wonderful opportunity for a weekend excursion with family, friends or a loved one. Wineries offer close to home adventures with an educational flare. Tour the winery and cellar, enjoy a picnic overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards or relax around the tasting bar sampling different wines.
Fair Oaks Farms is more than just great dairy products. It's an experience! Dairy tours and cheese are just the beginnings. The art of dairy is what we do, and on the extraordinary Fair Oaks Farms, our family is honored to make the freshest milk, award winning cheeses and fine ice cream, everyday, for you. We are so passionate about our extraordinary dairy; we invite you to visit us any day and every day. Explore with us the Seven Wonders of the Dairy Adventure.
The highest standard of ethics and integrity are utilized to promote and protect the interests of the Indiana Casino Gaming Entertainment Industry through advocacy, communications and education. Members of the Casino Association of Indiana are The Horseshoe (2 locations), Ameristar, The Majestic Star, The Majestic Starr II, Indiana Live, The Hoosier Park, The Argosy, Grand Victoria, Belterra, French Lick and Casino Aztar.
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, discover all what we have to offer. We cultivate the hearts and minds of our community as we present an extensive collection of trees and other plants that are native to the South Lake Michigan Region and other similar regions of the world and provide professionally designed gardens. Hike, run or stroll through our trails and gardens.
During the summer, it’s time to come and enjoy all the fun things you love to do at Indiana Beach Amusement Resort! If you want thrills and excitement, Indiana Beach has it. If you want family fun and laughter, Indiana Beach has it. If you want to cool off with water fun in the hot summer, Indiana Beach has it. Indiana Beach has all the fun things you love to do! Indiana Beach's six great coasters are just the start of the parks over 30 rides and attractions. The Indiana Beach Sandy Beach Swimming Area is still as gorgeous and relaxing as it was when it first debuted in 1926. Today, however, it's surrounded by giant water park including six water slides and one of the longest Action Rivers in the Midwest!
Slow down to a simpler way of life where time stopped over a century ago. Embrace the Pace of this peaceful place. Come for the Amish cooking, baking, and shopping you won't want to miss here at Amish Acres. Time stopped over a century ago and preserves in the Amish a way of life nearly forgotten in today's fast paced world. The legacy of the three generations of the family who lived here is seen and felt through a nostalgic visit to the homestead. Relive the simple pleasures of yesteryear by bringing the entire family together to enjoy a dinner served family style in the century old barn restaurant.
Shipshewana, Northern Indiana’s Amish Country, visit the Menno-Hof which tells the story of the Amish Mennonite with inspirational and educational multimedia in historical and present day environments. Don’t miss the Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market. Trading Place of America, Midwest's largest flea market, open Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8am-5pm, May thru October and the Courtyard of Arts, featuring Jerry's Eggs, Experience local crafters creating: lace-carved eggshells, whimsical paintings, fairy gardes, wooden tops and more. Historic blacksmith. Antiques. Enjoy the 1906 Dentzel Carousel featuring hand carved farm animals, and nestled among 24 shops. Just to name of few of the attractions that Shipshewana has to offer.
The HoosierNational Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful Forest a favorite! Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of how this 200,000 acre Forest should be managed. The challenge is to provide a Forest with the values and benefits people want while protecting the unique ecosystems on the Hoosier National Forest.
The home of Ben-Hur, located in the private study of Major General Lee Wallace, author of Ben-Hur, the museum contains items collected by Wallace during his life as an author, soldier, statesman, artist, violinist, and inventor. Wallace often wrote his literary works on the grounds of the study. The General Lee Wallace Study and Museum celebrates and renews belief in the power of the individual spirit to affect American history and culture.
Welcome to the Visit Indiana Community Blog. This blog will be a great place for you to get ideas about how you can have a great getaway in Indiana. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Indiana Foodways dedicated to the celebration, promotion and preservation of the authentic food culture of Indiana. Emphasis is on all the specialty foods, farm markets, diners and hands-on restaurants in between that are so dear to the hearts of Midwesterners who love real food. Here can discover where some of the most incredible food can be found right here in Indiana. We will help you connect through the culinary trails throughout Indiana.
Deep River Water Park has been in operation for 14 years bringing Splashtastic fun to millions. Discover Indiana’s premier outdoor water park. And Skate the Plaza. Thanks to the cooling pipes under the Ice Plaza, you can join us and ice skate (weather permitting) December through March.
Home to over 250 festivals, located throughout the state of Indiana. Whether you are planning a day trip or spending the weekend, you can find information about festivals and their destinations from the Indiana State Festivals Association. It’s easy to plan your next festival weekend somewhere in Indiana.
Wolf Park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes and bison and provides research and seminars on wolf behavior, particularly reproductive and inter-pack social behavior, Wolf Park is open to the general public from May through November and Saturday evening for Howl Nights
Fifteen acres of garden paradise devoted to the enrichment of the spiritual and creative thought. Cathedral Gardens is actually thirteen intertwined stunning gardens with statues, fountains, flowers, plants, and a whole soul experience with something for all of the senses to explore. Not a single thing has been overlooked in its creation, with its walkways and walls lain by hand of brownstone painstakingly removed from the creek, and a reported ten thousand annuals added to the grounds each spring. There are ponds with fountains, amazingly created pavilions, and annual additions to keep Cathedral Gardens eternally growing in splendor.
Travel back to when Southern Indiana was covered by a salt water sea as you discover the world-renown fossil beds that date back 400 million years. There are 220 acres of exposed Devonian fossil beds to explore. The Interpretive Center features a full size mammoth skeleton, plus there are exhibits on geology, history and cultural development of the Falls of the Ohio. A spectacular audiovisual show is also offered.
Step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 22 room, late Victorian, built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville, features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, leaded stained glass windows, and intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase!. Artifacts & models of famous boats built in the Howard Shipyards are exhibited.
Historic depot with memorabilia and gift shop. Train rides on the French Lick Scenic Railway scheduled from April through November. Come take a ride with us and journey back to the days when the railroad was considered the most luxurious way to travel. You will ride aboard historic pieces of rail equipment on a 2 hour, 20 mile round trip, which will take you through portions of the scenic Hoosier National Forest, the 2200 foot Burton Tunnel, and past impressive limestone cuts.
Join us at the Gasthof Amish Village; come and enjoy the "Simple Life" of the Amish with good food, country shops and family activities. Our peaceful, quiet setting serves as the Gateway to Southern Indiana's Amish Country! Amish Restaurant and Bakery, Shops, Flea Market and tours.
Nestled within the Kringle Plaza of Santa Claus, Indiana you will find the Santa Claus Museum. We are located just two doors down from our very famous Santa Claus Post Office. Once you enter the doors of the museum you will instantly be brought back in time as you wind your way through a variety of memorabilia, photos and articles. The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name. Stop by to receive the famous Santa Claus postmark during the Christmas season and see where thousands of children’s letters to Santa are received each year.
The Indiana Military Museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding and appreciation of U.S. military history. The museum has one of the most outstanding displays of vintage vehicles, weaponry, uniforms and artifacts from the Civil War through WWI, II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. The IMM includes both outdoor displays featuring tanks, artillery, and aircraft and an indoor museum with uniforms, flags, battlefield relics, captured enemy souvenirs, and WWII toys, homefront items and vehicles.