Indiana is a State of under-told stories with wonderful assets and engaging people. In Indiana, our smiles are warm, our handshakes firm and our places have an undeniable charm. That genuine personality translates into authentic experiences for visitors traveling here.
Indiana is a State of Under-Told Stories
Indiana’s natural attractions and rural communities offer travelers a refreshing sense of renewal. For example, although the Hoosier State is land-locked, folks can still relax on the beaches of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Hikers will find scenic trails that enable them to discover wooded gorges, rock cliffs and plunging waterfalls at one of the many Indiana state parks. In addition, one can enjoy rolling hills on the Ohio River Scenic Byway or return to simpler times in Amish country. If you stop at one of Indiana’s wineries, farmers markets or creameries, you will experience the fantastic tastes of small-town Indiana, or you can (and should) visit the artisan community of Brown County to watch artists at work.
First-Rate Museums & Attractions
First-rate museums and family-friendly attractions make Indiana ideal for a vacation with your relatives. You could have some fun educational time in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. Animals abound throughout Indiana with three great zoos. Pet a dog shark at the Indianapolis Zoo, discover animals you’ve never even heard of at The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or explore Amazonia at Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo. Cool off in the summer at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the perfect family theme park with exhilarating roller coasters, exciting water rides and free soft drinks.
The Racing Capital of the World
The Hoosier State is known as the Racing Capital of the World for good reason – the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 are held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The history of Indiana’s automotive heritage is honored throughout the state with many racetracks and nearly 20 automotive museums including the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend and the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn. When it’s not racing season, stand up and cheer for the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers or any of the popular minor league baseball teams found here. A day at the ballpark or stadium is the perfect way to enjoy the afternoon.
Spend a Day in Indiana
In Indiana you can spend your days paddling a winding river, fishing an inland lake or browsing the shops on Main Street. You can visit a bustling capital city, sunbathe beneath soaring sand dunes, climb the highest hilltops or explore the deepest depths beneath the surface of the earth. You can enjoy homegrown produce—and get to know the growers—at our farmers markets, eateries, festivals and vineyards. Our cities offer world-class museums, performing arts and the high-energy sporting events you expect with friendliness that’s an added bonus. Anywhere travelers go in Indiana, they’ll encounter genuine people and experiences. Even the busiest attractions aim to satisfy and delight because in Indiana, more so than anywhere else, hospitality matters. That’s real. That’s Honest-to-Goodness Indiana.
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2288
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