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The quaint towns of French Lick and West Baden Springs welcome you with one-of-a-kind historic hotels, award winning spas, legendary golf and hundreds of activities for the entire family. Venture off the beaten path for elephant and giraffe encounters, outdoor adventure and culinary delights. For visitor information go to: visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com or call 812-936-3418


LETTER

2018 INDIANA TRAVEL GUIDE PUBLISHER Indiana Office of Tourism Development in conjunction with Emmis Communications

INDIANA OFFICE OF TOURISM DEVELOPMENT Executive Director Mark Newman Director of Marketing Carol Sergi 317.233.6761 Director of Communications & Media Relations / Director of Film Indiana Amy Howell 317.232.8897 Projects Manager Emily McNally 317.232.8838 Director of Planning & Development– Sport Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Noelle Szydlyk 317.232.0600 Digital Communications Specialist Kyle Johnson 317.232.8908 Lieutenant Governor Family of Business Administrative Assistant Gaye Caplinger 317.234.2085

REGIONAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES North Region Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission 574.862.1434, 574.862.1979 (fax) East, West, South Central & South Regions Kelleen Larkey, MWM Inc. 260.410.4073 Central Region Katy Cavaleri, Magnify Marketing LLC 317.313.5033

EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Editor Laura Kruty Art Director Allison Edwards

Welcome!

INDIANA IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND DIVERSE geography, eclectic foods, natural attractions and much more. One resource to point you in the right direction of all of that is the 2018 edition of the Indiana Travel Guide. The Hoosier State boasts breathtaking state parks, vineyards, breweries, distilleries, outdoor recreation, museums and architecture. From the banks of the Ohio River to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, there are travel opportunities to fit almost every itinerary. You can always find additional trip ideas and information by logging on to VisitIndiana.com, the state’s official travel website. But no matter what adventure you take in Indiana, you’ll always find Hoosier Hospitality. Best wishes and safe travels,

Contributing Writers Robert Annis, Amy Lynch, Emily Udell

CONTACT US Indiana Office of Tourism Development One North Capitol, Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.234.2085

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

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Indiana has a surprise around every corner. Here’s where to begin.

If you have the kids in tow, you need this A-to-Z guide to fun in Indiana, filled with ideas to keep the younger set entertained— horseback riding, go-karting, zoos, outdoor fun, roller coasters, candy shops (hello, sugar rush!) and plenty more.

Find welcome centers, state parks, urban areas, national forests and much more.

8 Wine & Dandy We raise a glass to the state’s multifaceted wineries, where you’ll find vino, live music, gorgeous views and more.

10 Grand Design Your blueprint to some of Indiana’s most outstanding architectural wonders.

12 Wild Things Where to find—and interact with—lions, tigers, bears and other creatures.

14 Offbeat Indiana Whether you think they’re strange, quirky or even creepy, there’s no doubt these nine attractions are delightfully odd.

16 Ride On! For mountain-biking pros and casual pedalers alike, here are the best ways to experience Indiana from the seat of a cycle.

18 Splash Zones Wet and wild water thrills, from kiteboarding and windsurfing to water slides and boat rides.

23 The Drive Sometimes, just getting to your destination is half the fun. In that spirit, we’ve created five road trips that traverse the state, highlighting food and drink, activities and things to Instagram along the way. Time to crank up the tunes and hit the road!

Vacation Planner

Your digital destinations for staying up to date on all things Indiana.

128 Brochure Guide Want more? Here’s where to get additional information on your next trip. Just choose your own adventure and start dreaming!

131 Index Your quick guide to everything in this book, broken down by category: Attractions, Camping, Festivals, Information, Lodging, Recreation, Restaurants, Shopping and Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries.

Find out what’s new and notable, explore great things to do and discover places to stay, eat, camp and more in each of Indiana’s six regions:

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One taste of these dairy queens will have you smiling.

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ON THE COVER Henry Moore’s Large Arch on Library Plaza in Columbus. Models Michael Behling and Brittney Grabert courtesy Helen Wells Agency, helenwellsagency.com. Hair by Laine Charles, Parlor 424, parlor424.com. Makeup by Isidro Valencia, facebook.com/valenciamake-up-325018420056. Photography by Tony Valainis, Emmis Publishing.

IN THE DEPARTMENTS AND FEATURES, look for these icons to tell you where to find an attraction: North Region (N), East Region (E), Central Region (C), West Region (W), South Central Region (SC), South Region (S) and Statewide (IN). IN THE VACATION PLANNER, look for a Symbol Key on the first page of each region’s listings to help you decode which hotels have indoor or outdoor pools, which attractions have admission or parking charges and other info.

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OFFBEAT MUSEUMS pg. 14

BIKE & WATER ADVENTURES pgs. 16 & 18

A-TO-Z KID FUN! pg. 20

MUST-DO ROAD TRIPS pg. 23

Blooming Beauty

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Exciting adventures are popping up all over Indiana. Natural wonders, such as White River Gardens in Indianapolis, acres of forests and peaceful lakes, abound. If it’s museums, historical sites, kid-friendly spots, scenic drives, wineries or breweries you’re looking for, we have those too—and so much more. Welcome to “Honest-toGoodness” Indiana— stay a while, won’t you?

White River Gardens at the Indianapolis Zoo

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Wine & Dandy LUSH SETTINGS, LIVE MUSIC, PICNICS—AT THESE DESTINATION WINERIES, TASTE-TESTING IS ONLY ONE OF THE DRAWS. by Amy Lynch AWARDE D!

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HUBER’S ORCHARD, WINERY & VINEYARDS 19816 Huber Rd., Starlight, 812.923.9463, huberwinery.com (S) On a 650-acre spread of land, Huber’s combined orchard, winery and vineyards comprise one of the largest agritourism destinations in the state. The tasting room sits in a renovated 1930s dairy barn staffed by a friendly team well versed in all aspects of the production process. TRY IT! After sampling some Sweet Marcella—named in honor of the co-owners’ grandmother—and other selections from a 30+ wine list (look for a bourbon barrel–aged red to join the lineup later in 2018), stick around to pick your own seasonal produce, have lunch in the Starlight Café, grab an ice cream cone or enjoy live music on the patio most weekends.

MALLOW RUN WINERY 6964 W. Whiteland Rd., Bargersville, 317.422.1556, mallowrun.com (C ) On a family farm just 30 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis, Mallow Run feels worlds away from the big-city hustle and bustle, providing a peaceful backdrop for visits steeped in wine and relaxation. A popular annual summer concert series on the lawn attracts visitors from throughout the region, and the winery’s annual Wine at the Line run/walk rewards participants with a glass at the finish line each fall. TRY IT! In the hayloft of a restored 19th-century barn, the tasting room invites customers to linger as they try the inventory on for size via complimentary tastings of No. 1 seller Rhubarb, Chambourcin, bubbly Traminette and other varieties.

IN GOOD SPIRITS Indiana’s distilling industry also makes a strong impression. Here’s the proof.

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TWO-EE’S WINERY 6808 N. U.S. 24 East, Huntington, 260.672.2000, twoees.com (E) A relatively new addition to the Indiana wine scene, this 40-acre operation opened in 2013, sitting pretty on a rural stretch of U.S. 24 just south of Roanoke. Here, owners Eric and Emily Harris—the two Es, get it?— have succeeded in creating for guests a contemporary experience on an idyllic plot of land perfectly suited for the Weekends Uncorked outdoor summer concert series, food truck visits and even an occasional fireworks display. TRY IT! The tasting room overlooks a wall of windows that lets visitors see how the best-selling Plonqé Sweet Red and other wines take shape. A dry-hopped cider is also on offer, and several other new Indianavineyard offerings are coming soon.

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OLIVER WINERY & VINEYARDS

491 Timber Ridge Rd., Spencer, 812.828.0883, owenvalleywinery.com (W)

200 E. Winery Rd., Bloomington, 812.876.5800, oliverwinery.com (SC)

The rolling hills, winding roads and picturesque scenery that unfold along the south-central Indiana route to Owen Valley Winery make just getting there half the fun. Open since 2011, the forward-thinking operation uses sustainable practices and hosts bands on the weekends, as well as the popular Harvest Moon festival.

The oldest and largest winery in Indiana, Oliver’s beautifully landscaped grounds just north of Bloomington host more than 200,000 visitors each year. Live music on summer weekends and a monthly Cork & Fork Music Series at Oliver’s 54-acre Creekbend Vineyard a few miles to the west provide even more incentive to stop by.

TRY IT! Unwind over samples of Cantankerous Neighbor Cider; Old River Red, a smoky red with hints of cherry and plum; Crimson & Cream, a sweet rose; and four wines featuring Southern Indiana’s native fruit, the persimmon. Enjoy them alongside plates of locally sourced charcuterie and cheese in quaint, country-chic environs.

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choose eight tastes from a list that includes nearly four dozen wines, ciders and experimental sippers, from Soft Red, Sangria and Bubblecraft sparkling wines to Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. If the weather’s nice, reserve a picnic package of edible treats to savor while overlooking the pond and gardens.

Part of the Brown County–based Big Woods/Quaff On! family, Hard Truth Distilling Co. turns out premium vodka, rum and gin. Cedar Creek is a onestop shop for wine, beer and spirits all in a rural Martinsville location, and Spirits of French Lick honors the restless ghosts that haunt the Southern Indiana hamlet with aquavit, absinthe and white bourbon. Set against a pastoral backdrop, Huber’s Starlight Distillery specializes in artisanal European-style brandies. An offshoot of the popular Indianapolis brewery, Sun King Spirits joins the party this spring with a new distillery and taproom in Carmel.

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Grand Design CALLING ALL ARCHITECTURE BUFFS: AMAZING SITES AWAIT ALL OVER INDIANA. by Amy Lynch

Grouseland Ninth U.S. president William Henry Harrison and his family lived in this handsome Federal/Georgian home while he served as governor of the Indiana Territory between 1800 and 1812. 3 W. Scott St., Vincennes, 812.882.2096, grouselandfoundation.org (S)

Miller House & Garden The family residence of Columbus’ most notable architectural benefactor, the Miller House shows the work of top 20th-century architects and designers. It is regarded as one of the best expressions of American modernism. Tours via Columbus Visitors Center. 506 Fifth St., Columbus, 812.378.2622, columbus.in.us (SC)

Roofless Church The cedar-shingled domed structure designed by prominent 20th-century architect Philip Johnson anchors an open-air park and provides a uniquely beautiful setting for weddings, events or just quiet reflection. 420 North St., New Harmony, visitnewharmony.com (S)

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Parke County's Covered Bridges The rustic beauty of Parke County’s 31 covered bridges— some of which date back to the mid-1850s—holds all the makings of a memorable drive through the scenic westcentral Indiana countryside. coveredbridges.com (W)

West Baden Springs Hotel Nicknamed the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” this luxurious historic hotel’s grand domed façade and soaring 200-foot atrium never fail to impress. 8538 W. Baden Ave., West Baden Springs, 812.936.9360, frenchlick.com (S)

Samara House

PHOTOS COURTESY FRENCH LICK RESORT, INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART; ROOFLESS CHURCH, SAMARA, CENTURY OF PROGRESS HOME, BRIDGE BY TONY VALAINIS/ EMMIS PUBLISHING; GROUSELAND COURTESY VINCENNES/KNOX COUNTY VTB

Renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright completed this dream home for Purdue professor Dr. John Christian and his wife, Catherine, in 1956. Today, it’s a National Historic Landmark, and one of the most complete Wright projects in the country. 1301 Woodland Ave., West Lafayette, 765.409.5522, samara-house.org (W)

Century of Progress Homes The hot pink Florida Tropical house is one of five Century of Progress Homes built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Situated along Lake Front Drive in Beverly Shores, the structures boast ahead-of-their-time building techniques, materials and appliances. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 219.395.1882, dunesnationalpark.org (N)

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Unique experiences to encounter lions, tigers, bears and other furry or feathered fauna. 1. Howl with wolves, at Wolf Park in Battle Ground, 765.567.2265, wolfpark.org (W) // 2. Listen as thousands of sandhill cranes socialize during a migration stopover, at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Medaryville, 219.843.4841, in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3091.htm (N) // 3. Pet Roundabout, the young English Longhorn bull that’s part of the heritage breeding program, at Conner Prairie in Fishers, 317.776.6000, connerprairie.org (C ) // 4. Give a head scratch to an alpaca, at Mt. Tabor Alpaca Farm in Aurora, 513.200.4166, mttaboralpacas.com (SC) // 5. Gaze over the home where bison roam, at Kankakee Sands in Morocco, 219.285.2184, nature.org/indianabison (W) // 6. Learn about dozens of tigers, lions and other big cats, at Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, 812.835.1130, exoticfeline rescuecenter.org (W) // 7. Brush a goat, at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 260.427.6800, kidszoo.org (E) // 8. Feed a giraffe, at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden in Evansville, 812.435.6143, meskerparkzoo.com (S) // 9. Hold out your seed stick so budgies can have a nibble, at the Indianapolis Zoo, 317.630.2001, indianapolis zoo.com (C ) // 10. Take a guided tour to see bears, leopards, primates and other rescues, at Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, 260.636.7383, bpsanctuary .org (E) // 11. Work a live beehive, at Hunter’s Honey Farm in Martinsville, 765.537.9430, huntershoneyfarm.com (C) // 12. Bathe an elephant—and give one a pedicure! at Wilstem Ranch in French Lick, 812.936.4484, wilstemranch.com (S)

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HALL OF HEROES SUPERHERO MUSEUM

ANTIQUE FAN COLLECTORS MUSEUM

INDIANA MEDICAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Holy comic books, Batman! The Hall of Heroes in Elkhart preserves 80 years of superheroes in a re-created two-story Hall of Justice. Ka-POW! hallofheroesmuseum.com (N)

This eccentric Zionsville attraction blows visitors away with more than 450 vintage ceiling, electric, water- and steam-powered, desktop and handheld fans. fanimation.com/museum (C )

Time stands still at this historic building on former hospital grounds in Indianapolis, where preserved organs and an autopsy room make for a creepy, yet fascinating, visit. imhm.org (C )

MASCOT HALL OF FAME

MID-AMERICA WINDMILL MUSEUM

MUSEUM OF MINIATURE HOUSES

This venue, slated to open this year in Whiting, features activities, exhibits and events to honor everyone’s favorite lovable furry characters. mascothalloffame.com (N)

Take a spin to Kendalville to gaze upon 52 wood and steel windmills produced by Flint and Walling Company and other area makers. midamericawindmillmuseum.org (E)

For a museum full of minis, this Carmel site makes a big impression with hundreds of tiny figurines, furnished dollhouses and vignettes. museumofminiatures.org (C )

ROTARY JAIL MUSEUM

WAYNE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

This hand-cranked jail is the only property of its kind in America. After housing criminals for nearly a century, the Crawfordsville facility closed in 1973 and was later converted into a museum. rotaryjailmuseum.org (W)

The only authentic mummies in Indiana both reside in Richmond—one in the county’s museum and the other in a museum at Earlham College. waynecountyhistoricalmuseum.org (E)

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WHO NORTH AMERICA

POP CULTURE CENTRAL

HISTORY LESSON

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SEEN ON NATIONAL TV

Doctor Who devotees flock to this store in Camby to stock up on themed merchandise, as well as to check out show props in a museum setting lovingly curated by fans for fans. whona.com (C )

PHOTOS COURTESY ELKHART CO. CVB, INDIANA MEDICAL HISTORY MUSEUM, MASCOT HALL OF FAME, PAM YOUNCE/MID-AMERICA WINDMILL MUSEUM, HAMILTON COUNTY TOURISM, MONTGOMERY COUNTY CULTURAL FOUNDATION, VISIT RICHMOND, WHO NORTH AMERICA; FANIMATION BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

TALK ABOUT STRANGER THINGS! THESE UNUSUAL AND QUIRKY ATTRACTIONS FIT THE BILL. by Amy Lynch


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The best ways to explore Indiana on two wheels.

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STATE PARK TRAILS The Hoosier State’s crown jewel for cycling, Brown County State Park (SC) thrills roadies and mountain bikers alike with challenging paved climbs and dozens of miles of fast singletrack. Potato Creek (N) and Versailles (SC) state parks earn high marks for their trails that appeal to both casual and serious bikers, while O’Bannon Woods State Park (S) offers a great backcountry riding experience with nearly 12 miles of trails. For pretty views of wildflowers and Lake Michigan, hop on the Calumet Bike Trail, a 9-mile gravel path adjacent to Indiana Dunes State Park (N). in.gov/dnr/parklake/2392.htm

U.S. BIKE ROUTES Indiana is the Crossroads of America, so it’s only fitting that a pair of interstate bike routes crisscross the state. The 360-mile U.S. Bike Route 35 (indianausbr35.com) is a mix of road and rail-trail, starting in LaPorte County on the northern border then heading south to Jeffersonville at the Big Four Bridge spanning the Ohio River. U.S. Bike Route 50 follows the 160-mile Ride Across Indiana path, mostly along scenic U.S. 40, going from Terre Haute to Richmond. (IN)

BIKESHARES One of the best ways to experience a new town is from the seat of a bicycle. Luckily, you don’t need to haul a bike with you on your travels. Many cities—from big (Indianapolis and Fort Wayne) to medium (Carmel, Columbus, Evansville and South Bend) to fairly small (Valparaiso, Lawrenceburg and Aurora)—now have bikeshares in place that let you explore on two wheels for a small hourly or daily fee. (IN)

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GRIFFIN BIKE PARK With more than 16 miles of singletrack over 300 acres, there’s enough here to keep both newbies and hardcore shredders happy. Start with the Basic Training Skills Park that includes a 1-mile Kids Loop Trail, as well as a “preview trail” showcasing the technical features found elsewhere in the park. Loops get increasingly harder, designed to boost riders’ skill levels as they progress to more difficult trails. 10700 Bono Rd., Terre Haute, 812.462. 3392, griffinbikepark.com (W)

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What ride is complete without a midjourney stop for ice cream or a post-outing beer? Hop on a greenway like the Monon or Cultural trails in Indianapolis (C ), the South Bend Bikeway (N) or the Fort Wayne Rivergreenway (E), and slowly meander around, stopping wherever strikes your fancy.


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SPLASH ZONES

Make waves with these water activities that can take you high above or deep down under. WATERPARKS Hang ten without buying a costly plane ticket—the FlowRider at the Waterpark at the Monon Community Center (1235 Central Park Dr. E., Carmel, 317.848.7275, carmelclayparks.com/thewaterpark) is the state’s only surfing simulator. (C ) Experience the world’s two longest water coasters at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, 812.937.4401, holidayworld.com), home to more than a dozen wild rides and slides. (S)

WHITEWATER RAFTING In a former life, the East Race Waterway (126 S. Niles Ave., South Bend, sbvpa .org) powered the city’s industry; now it generates fun as the nation’s first manmade whitewater course. Paddlers can rent a raft or bring their own kayak to battle waves along the 1,900-foot-long channel. (N)

FLYBOARDING A stream of high-pressure water propels you nearly 20–30 feet in the air at Indy Flight Academy & Watersports (7965 E. 106th St., Fishers, 317.348.4359, indyflight academy.com). True daredevils might feel compelled to try some acrobatic tricks. (C )

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Windy City, so it’s no surprise that practically due south, Hammond’s Wolf Lake Memorial Park (2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond, 219.659.7678, hammondport authority.com) has become known as one of the Midwest’s best places to experience windsurfing. (N)

JET SKIING Northern Indiana’s lakes are prime destinations for those looking to cruise the open water on a jet ski. Top picks include Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Lake James in Angola and Winona Lake. (N)

BOAT TOURS Prepare to get wet while on Rockin’ Thunder’s 15-mile Rockin’ Wild boat ride (100 E. Vaughn St., Madison, 812.701.1155, rockinthunder.com), which will have you on the edge of your seat as the captain spins, slides and fishtails around the water. Slow it down with a narrated cruise exploring the area’s history and natural beauty. (SC) For below-ground adventures, Indiana Caverns’ Deep Darkness tour (1267 Green Acres Dr. SW, Corydon, 812.734.1200, indianacaverns.com) combines rappelling, climbing and crawling with an almost serene kayak paddle 200 feet below earth. (S) Bluespring Caverns (1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd., Bedford, 812.279.9471, bluespringcaverns.com) offers a float

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through its caves, where visitors can marvel at the beauty of rock formations and rarely seen wildlife beneath the water. (SC)

KITEBOARDING You may never feel as close to flying as when a giant gust propels you and your kiteboard across Lake Michigan thanks to Stoke Riders (312.952.0888, stokeriders .com). Try the activity in the fall, when winds are strongest. (N)

SCUBA DIVING Yes, some places in Indiana have nearly perfectly clear water that’s ideal for scuba diving. See up close the shipwrecked J.D. Marshall (1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, 219.926.1952, in.gov/dnr/lakemich/8544 .htm) (N) at the eponymous underwater preserve, or various statues and other objects in France Park (4505 W. U.S. 24 West, Logansport, 574.753.2928, france park.com) (E).

RIVER TUBING, CANOEING & KAYAKING If a laidback experience is more your preference, rent a canoe, kayak or tube from Sugar Valley Canoes (1313 E. State Rd. 47, Marshall, 765.597.2364, sugarvalley canoes.com) and embark on a peaceful float through Turkey Run and Shades state parks. (W)

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HOW DO YOU DEFINE “FUN” IN INDIANA? START WITH THIS A-TO-Z GUIDE TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A KID-FRIENDLY GETAWAY.
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It’s the next best thing to Willy Wonka’s sweet playground. At Albanese Candy Factory in Merrillville (alba nesecandy.com), sugary treats are plentiful, but picking up some of the World’s Best Gummies is a must. (N)

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See the next generation of Major League stars at one of the state’s minor league baseball franchises. The Indianapolis Indians (indyindians.com) (C ), Fort Wayne TinCaps (fortwaynetincaps.com) (E) and South Bend Cubs (southbend cubs.com) (N) offer all the excitement of the nation’s pastime in a family-friendly environment.

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The DENTZEL CAROUSEL COMPANY specialized in building merry-go-rounds featuring beautiful handcarved animals in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Take a spin on one in Logansport’s RIVERSIDE PARK (casscountycarousel .com) (E) or at Shipshewana’s DAVIS MERCANTILE (davismercantile.com) (N).

GARFIELD COURTESY GRANT CO. VISITORS BUREAU; K-TRAILS COURTESY HAMILTON COUNTY TOURISM INC.; FAIRY TRAIL COURTESY RICHMOND/ WAYNE CO. CTB; GOLF COURTESY NEWFIELDS; BASEBALL, GUMMIES, LAKE BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING; OTHERS FROM THINKSTOCK.COM

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You’ll find a full menu of food at Upland’s famous family restaurant—operating since 1965—but the real stars of the show at Ivanhoe’s (ivanhoes.info) are their 100 shakes and 100 sundaes. (E)

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The only thing better than jelly beans is jumbo jelly beans, the specialty treat at Wakarusa Dime Store (jumbojellybeans.com), which also sells 450 other kinds of sweet treats and has since 1907. (N)

Test your karting skills in Speedway—home of the world-famous Indianapolis 500—at Speedway Indoor Karting (sikarting.com), a state-of-the-art venue with two tracks and gokarts of various sizes for speedsters of all ages. It’s owned by former IndyCar driver and team owner Sarah Fisher. (C )

Fairmount is home to the original grumpy cat created by cartoonist Jim Davis, a native whose work inspired the Garfield Trail (followthefatcat.com). The route takes you to photo-worthy statues around Grant County. (E)

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Fly high at Muncie’s National Model Aviation Museum (modelaircraft.org), where exhibits, nearly 9,000 artifacts, flight simulators and a replica 1950s hobby shop bring to life the art of building and running model planes. Look up to see dozens of miniatures hanging from the ceiling. (E)

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Collect your map at Richmond’s Welcome Center before spending a day of whimsical exploration on the Enchanted Fairy Trail (visitrichmond.org). Look for pixie-sized dwellings at museums, gardens and other sites. (E)

L Surrounded by forests, Lake Monroe (in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2954.htm), Indiana’s second-largest inland lake, offers a range of family-fun activities, including fishing, boating, water skiing, swimming and camping. (SC)

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Mini golf at a museum? It’s true. At the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (discover newfields.org), guests can try their hand at a puttputt course where each of the 18 holes was designed by local and regional artists. (C )

Take a bite out of the NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL (nappaneeapple festival.org), held each September. It kicks off when the 7-foot apple pie comes out of the oven, and features carnival rides, apple-based contests, tons of foods featuring the fruit and other activities over the four-day run. (N)

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Even in the relatively flat lands of the Midwest, you can grab your snow gear and hit the hills at Perfect North Slopes (perfectnorth.com) (SC) and Paoli Peaks (paolipeaks.com) (S). Both Southern Indiana mini mountains offer snow tubing, skiing and boarding, as well as lessons for beginners.

Soak in the excellent views from the 100-foot fire tower in Ouabache State Park (in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2975.htm) in Bluffton, which also offers boating, kayaking and canoeing, swimming, hiking and camping. (E)

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HOLIDAY WORLD & SPLASHIN’ SAFARI (holidayworld.com) is home

of THE VOYAGE, one of the world’s longest wooden rollercoasters with one of the steepest drops. The 1.2-mile wild ride also includes five tunnels. (S)

Fowl play in the QUACK FACTORY at the CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF EVANSVILLE (cmoekids.org) includes climbing Moe, a 20foot-tall duck, and feeding the Great Duck Machine. (S)

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All aboard the railroad for a themed trip through picturesque landscapes on the French Lick Scenic Railway (frenchlickscenicrail way.org) (S) and Whitewater Valley Railroad (whitewater valleyrr.org) (SC) (E).

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Go underground in one or all four stops along the Indiana Cave Trail (indianacavetrail.com)— Bluespring Caverns, Indiana Caverns, Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns—and marvel at otherworldly terrain beneath the earth. (SC) (S)

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SPORTS LEGENDS EXPERIENCE at the

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (childrensmuseum.org) opens in March with hands-on outdoor activities—football, golf, soccer, baseball, racing and more. (C )

Ziplining, paintballing, mountain biking and outdoor adventures abound at multifaceted EXPLORE BROWN COUNTY (explore browncounty.com), a retreat located in the beautifully wooded Southern Indiana county. (SC)

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No inside voices here: Get your yell on while speeding down a body or tube slide at Deep River Waterpark (deepriverwater park.com) in Merrillville (N), or by catching thrills on land or water at Monticello’s Indiana Beach (indianabeach.com) (W).

Most kids giggle at a little bathroom humor, so take them to see the world’s largest toilet at kidscommons (kids commons.org), the children’s museum in Columbus. (SC)

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An abundance of animals awaits at the state’s world-class zoos. Explore the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (kidszoo.org) (E), the Mesker Park Zoo (mesker parkzoo.com) (S) in Evansville or the Indianapolis Zoo (indianapoliszoo.com) (C ) for all kinds of wild fun.

PHOTOS COURTESY PERFECT NORTH SLOPES, HOLIDAY WORLD, VISIT BLOOMINGTON, COLUMBUS AREA VISITORS CENTER; OTHERS FROM THINKSTOCK.COM

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Exhibits featuring magnets, gravity, light and sound pique young scienceminded brains at Bloomington’s Wonderlab (wonderlab.org). (SC)

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BY Laura Kruty & Amy Lynch

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DRIVE Oftentimes, just going from point A to point B is half the fun of a road trip. In that spirit, we present five routes starring scenic Indiana roads, those that run through forests, past farm fields and along bodies of water, ferrying you to places of interest and refueling stops in both bustling urban areas and charming rural towns. So let’s put the wheels in motion—it’s time to explore the Crossroads of America.

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ROUTE 1 ➼ Lawrenceburg to Greensburg

Through the

WOODS

IO, ACTIVITY-FILLED RIVERTOWNS ON THE OH -LIVELY COLLEGE AYS ALW STATE PARKS, AN DESTINATION AND A BURG, A POPULAR ARTS —THERE’S SOMETHING MECCA OF MODERNISM THIS JOURNEY. (SC) ON EST FOR EVERY INTER

START IN LAWRENCEBURG

1 Test your luck with slots, poker and table games at Hollywood Casino (hollywoodindiana.com).

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2 Tour the gorgeous Hillforest Victorian House Museum (hillforest.org), former home of industrialist Thomas Gaff. Then sip a pint in Gaff’s former warehouse, now occupied by Great Crescent Brewery (gcbeer.com).

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U.S. 50/SALEM RIDGE RD./CASS UNION RD./ S.R. 56 TO VEVAY

3 See how French-Swiss immigrants lived at Musee de Venoge (switzcotourism .com). Savor a glass at The

Ridge Winery, whose patio overlooks the Ohio (the ridgewinery.com). Photo Op! Catanzaro’s Sculpture Garden

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4 Miles of trails take you alongside Clifty Creek and past plunging waterfalls in Clifty Falls State Park (in .gov/dnr/parklake/2985.htm). Photo Op! Lanier Mansion in downtown Madison

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5 Learn about nature and history through Pioneer Village, the Gus Grissom Memorial and cave tours at Spring Mill State Park (in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2968.htm). Photo Op! Joe Palooka statue on Main St. in Oolitic

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Clifty Falls State Park in Madison

S.R. 37 TO BLOOMINGTON

6 Explore this college town’s courthouse square, which buzzes with galleries, boutiques, bars, restaurants and more (visitbloomington.com). Photo Op! Sample Gates on the campus of Indiana University

>

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7 Shop till you drop—into a chair at Big Woods Pizza (quaffon.com), known for its loaded artisan pies.

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8 Marvel at 40+ famous sites on a must-do architecture bus tour (columbus.in.us). Afterward, dine on updated American cuisine at sleek and modern Henry Social Club (henrysocialclub.com).

Hillforest Victorian House Museum in Aurora

END OF THE ROAD

>

HOME PLATES Check out the area’s iconic foods.

Green River Float—this sweet treat is dished up at charming ice cream parlor Zaharakos (Columbus). // Champagne Velvet—a 1902 beer recipe revived by Upland Brewing Co. (Bloomington).

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Sit down to an authentic meal at Mayasari Indonesian Grill (facebook.com/ mayasariindonesiangrill). Photo Op! Tree growing out of the Decatur County Courthouse in Greensburg

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ROUTE 2

Charlestown to New Harmony

Santa statue in Santa Claus

Copper Moon Gallery in New Albany

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Lenz House Labyrinth in New Harmony

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Okay, you’re not technically on the Ohio River. But the waterway’s curves inspired this path that takes you to state parks, historic sites, kid-friendly stops and meals with a view. (S)

START IN CHARLESTOWN

1 Keep your eyes peeled for 1930’s amusement park remnants as you hike through Charlestown State Park (in .gov/dnr/parklake/2986.htm). Photo Op! Ohio River views from trail seven

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2 Shop downtown’s independent boutiques (gosoin.com),

and dig into a dinner of seasonal gastropub fare at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen (exchangeforfood .com).

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3 Explore Indiana’s first state capital on a downtown walking tour (thisisindiana .org) past notable sites and points of interest. Photo Op! Constitution Elm on High Street

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I-64 AND S.R. 162 TO SANTA CLAUS

4 It doesn’t need to be the holidays to celebrate. Shop for treats at Santa’s Candy Castle, browse thousands of ornaments at the Santa Claus Christmas Store and write a letter to Kriss Kringle at the post office (santa clausind.org). Photo Op! Santa statue at Santa Claus Museum & Village

SIDE TRIP!

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Trail (historicnewburgh.org), then take in the vista from high above while having dinner at Edgewater Grille (edgewatergrille.com).

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Nature Preserve (wesselman naturesociety.org). Photo Op! Bosse Field on Main Street

END OF THE ROAD

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Start with a sweet or savory bubble waffle at Honey + Moon Coffee Co. (honeymooncoffeeco.com). Tour the World War II–era USS LST 325 (lstmemorial .org) or wander among serene old-growth forests at Wesselman Woods

Get lost in the best way possible: finding your way through this town’s two labyrinths (visitnew harmony.com). Photo Op! Fields of peonies at Fragrant Farms

Board the Spirit of Jasper train (spiritofjasper.com) for a scenic jaunt to French Lick.

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6 Stroll, jog or bike alongside the Ohio on the Rivertown

HOME PLATES Check out the area’s iconic foods.

Schimpff’s Confectionery—a 127-yearold favorite; try the Red Hots and Modjeskas (Jeffersonville).

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ROUTE 3 ➼ Munster to Fort Wayne

Ignition Music Garage in Goshen

Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park in South Bend Quilt garden in Elkhart

Lakeside

EXPLORING DOOR HISTORY, HERITAGE AND OUT IN THIS ER ADVENTURES COME TOGETH OF RE SHO THE TOUR JUST OFF LAKE MICHIGAN. (N)(E)

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START IN MUNSTER 1 Sip on craft brews at internationally recognized Three Floyds Brewing Co. (3floyds .com), where Zombie Dust, Alpha King and specialty beers have garnered cult-like followings.

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LINCOLN HIGHWAY/500 W/100 N TO VALPARAISO

2 Wander gardens devoted to roses, native plants and even model trains at lush and peaceful Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (taltree.org). Then, sample infused ciders

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and wines at nearby Aftermath Cidery & Winery (aftermathcidery.com). Photo Op! Statue of Orville Redenbacher in Central Park Plaza

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gourmet burgers and housemade desserts.

U.S. 12/FOURTH ST. TO MICHIGAN CITY

4 Tour the Barker Mansion (barkermansion.com), a grand 38-room estate where pioneering businessman John Barker lived. Afterward, tuck

into globally inspired cuisine and craft beers at Shoreline Brewery (shorelinebrewery .com). Photo Op! Washington Park Lighthouse

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5 Traverse treetop routes and whoosh across ziplines at Rum Village Aerial Adven-

ture Park (edgead ventureparks.com). At night, the changing colors and lights of South Bend River Lights (southbendriverlights .com) transform the St. Joseph River. NOLA-flavored Chicory Cafe (chicorycafe .net) keeps guests satiated with jambalaya, gumbo and chicory-infused coffee. Photo Op! Touchdown Jesus at Notre Dame

S.R. 149/U.S. 12 TO CHESTERTON

3 Hike 16-plus miles of trails, sunbathe, swim or bird-watch at Indiana Dunes State Park (in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2980.htm), a 2,100-acre oasis on the shore of Lake Michigan. After working up an appetite, grab a table at Octave Grill (octavegrill.com) for juicy

HOME PLATES Check out the area’s iconic foods.

Albanese Candy Factory—home to the World’s Best Gummies, perfect for road trips (Merrillville). // DeBrand Fine Chocolates—swoon-worthy gourmet artisan treats (Fort Wayne). // Nick’s Kitchen—known for tenderloins made using a 100-plus-year-old recipe (Huntington).


Munster to Fort Wayne

ROUTE 3

Washington Park Lighthouse in Michigan City

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Amish Acres in Nappanee

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IGNITION, GARDEN, AMISH ACRES COURTESY ELKHART CO. CVB; RUM VILLAGE COURTESY VISIT SOUTH BEND MISHAWAKA/ALI LECHLITNER; TENDERLOIN BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING; LIGHTHOUSE BY BEN KRUT/THINKSTOCK.COM; BEER COURTESY SHORELINE BREWERY

6 Local artist Devon Rose re-created 1960s downtown Wakarusa in miniature. Be awed by his 70-plus to-scale buildings at the Wakarusa Historical Society (wakarusa historicalsociety.com).

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7 Immerse yourself in history, art and architecture on the Ruthmere campus (ruth mere.org), featuring two historic homes and manicured gardens, or discover Elkhart’s role in the New York Central Railroad—once the second-largest railroad

in the country—through interactive exhibits at its eponymous museum (nycrrmuseum.org). Photo Op! Quilt gardens and murals throughout Elkhart

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9 Catch a glimpse of local culture via a horse-drawn buggy at Amish Acres (amishacres.com), then shop for handmade crafts in the complex’s various shops. Photo Op! Round Barn Theatre

After devouring a wood oven–fired pie topped with homemade mozzarella at Pizzeria Venturi (eatventuri .com), amp up your night at Ignition Music Garage (ignitionmusic.net), a concert venue that hosts nationally touring artists and doubles as a record store.

SIDE TRIP!

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Begin your day with a massive cinnamon roll at Rise ’n Roll Bakery (risenroll.com), followed by a trip to Krider World’s Fair Garden (middle buryin.com), which features a windmill, giant toadstools and other features from displays at the 1933 event. 1150 W/250 N TO SHIPSHEWANA

11 Browse home decor, locally made quilts, apparel and more at Davis Mercantile (davismercantile.com)—and don’t miss the huge tree in the middle of the building!

SIDE TRIP!

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200 S/S.R. 9 TO WOLCOTTVILLE

12 Help feed the herd during a guided tour of Cook’s Bison

Ranch (cooksbisonranch .com).

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S.R. 3 TO MONGO

13 With 17 miles of rivers and hundreds of acres of fishable waters, Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area (in.gov/ dnr/fishwild/3086.htm) is an angler’s dream destination.

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S.R. 3/S.R. 327/U.S. 6 TO AUBURN

14 Cars, trucks, trains and military history are all memorialized in Auburn’s museums (dekalbcvb .org)—the crown jewel is the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Finish the day with a pint of award-winning Auburn Lager at Mad Anthony Brewing (madbrew.com). Photo Op! Spencerville Covered Bridge on C.R. 68

END OF THE ROAD

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Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City

Shop downtown’s boutiques (visitfortwayne.com), or learn why Fort Wayne’s location was so crucial in the 17th and 18th centuries at The Old Fort (oldfort wayne.org). Dine on seasonal farm-to-fork fare at Tolon (tolonrestaurant.com) or fresh seafood and steaks at The Oyster Bar (fwoysterbar .com), a fixture since 1888.

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ROUTE 4 ➼ Muncie to Richmond

FRONT AND

Center

You could spend days in Indianapolis alone, but its surrounding areas are well worth a visit, too. Follow this trail to cultural gems, one-of-a-kind shopping and an homage to one of the state’s literary elite. (E) (C )

1 Pay a visit to the 40-acre Minnetrista (minnetrista .net) cultural campus to bask in modern art, gardens and green spaces.

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S.R. 67 TO ANDERSON

2 Catch a concert and try your luck at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino (hoosierpark.com).

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I-69/S.R. 38/146TH ST. TO FISHERS

are as educational as they are entertaining.

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The fashionable Arts & Design District (carmel artsanddesign.com) serves up sophisticated galleries, shops and restaurants within a walkable stretch; dozens of sharable plates at Divvy provide ample fuel for the journey (divvycarmel.com).

> U.S. 31 TO

Conner Prairie (conner prairie.org) transports visitors back in time via 1836 Prairietown, 1863 Civil War Journey, Lenape Indian Camp and other immersive features and programs that

5 Stroll downtown’s scenic Canal Walk (canalwalk indy.com) that runs through White River State Park, an urban oasis with museums, memorials and public art.

HOME PLATES Check out the area’s iconic foods.

St. Elmo Steak House—famous for its fiery shrimp cocktail (Indianapolis). // Batali sandwich—a loaded Goose the Market essential (Indianapolis). // Martinsville Candy Kitchen—century-old fave for candy canes (Martinsville). // Wick’s Pies—the sugar cream variety is a staple (Winchester). // The Chocolate Moose—an adorable spot for a giant tenderloin (Farmland).

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S.R. 9 TO GREENFIELD

9 Honor the beloved Hoosier poet with a stop at the James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home (jwriley home.org), followed by a hearty farm-to-curb meal at The Mug (themug.com).

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Photo Op! Riley statue in front of the courthouse Photo Op! Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the center of downtown

SIDE TRIP!

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16TH ST. TO SPEEDWAY

6 No visit to the Circle City is complete without touring the 2½-mile oval and taking a gander at the BorgWarner Trophy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (indyracing museum.org). Photo Op! The Yard of Bricks

(willowfieldlavender.com) to sip tea and stock up on scented soaps and sachets.

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7 Follow your nose to the fragrant fields of Willowfield Lavender Farm

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Calling all pickers! Search for hidden treasures by scouting the dozens of friendly malls and shops that stud Antique Alley (visitrichmond.org) between here and Centerville.

8 Riverfront Taproom (river fronttaproom.com) capably satisfies thirsts for craft beer, cooking up a complementary menu of pizzas, burgers and other gastropub eats.

Photo Op! Richmond’s Thistlethwaite Falls

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START IN MUNCIE

Conner Prairie in Fishers

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WEST LAFAYETTE

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Vincennes

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Cataract Falls in Spencer

History

LESSON SCHOOL’S IN SESSION WITH THIS JAUNT THAT HIGHLIGHTS ESSENTIAL SITES FROM THE STATE’S PAST AND PRESENT— ALONG WITH A FEW PURELY FUN STOPS ALONG THE WAY. (SC) (W) (E)

4 Shop for nostalgic vintage goods at circa-1860 Cataract General Store (cataractgeneralstore.com), believed to be the oldest still-operating business of its kind in Indiana. Photo Op! Cataract Falls in Cataract Falls State Recreation Area

START IN VINCENNES 1 On the banks of the Wabash River, the stately monument that anchors the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park (nps.gov/gero) commemorates the Revolutionary War officer’s capture of the British fort in 1779.

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2 Pick up seasonal produce and other goodies at The Big Peach (facebook.com/thebig

peach14) farm market, open May through October.

> CATARACT RD./ U.S. 231/U.S. 36 TO ROCKVILLE

Photo Op! The giant peach, of course!

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3 Shakamak State Park (in .gov/dnr/parklake/2969.htm) has acres of wooded wilderness and three lakes for hiking, fishing, boating and other outdoor adventures.

SIDE TRIP!

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5 The Covered Bridge Art Gallery (rockvillecovered bridgeartgallery.com) immortalizes the rustic beauty of Parke County’s signature attractions through watercolors and other media. Photo Op! Covered bridges throughout Parke County

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U.S. 41/S.R. 47 TO CRAWFORDSVILLE

6 See where Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ and six other iconic literary works took shape, and learn about the man who created them at the inspiring General Lew Wallace Study & Museum (ben-hur.com).

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7 Warm up with a signature Grey Capp at Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. (grey housecoffee.com) just off the Purdue University campus, then discover the brave heroes of the Battle of Tippe-

canoe at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & Park (tippecanoehistory.org). Photo Op! Clegg Garden alongside Wildcat Creek

END OF THE ROAD

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8 A local presence since 1888, Kokomo Opalescent Glass (kog.com) conducts daily public tours that reveal the colorful ins and outs of art and sheet glass production. Photo Op! Old Ben, the World’s Largest Steer, in Highland Park

HOME PLATES Check out the area’s iconic foods.

Triple XXX Family Restaurant—a retro joint known for its namesake root beer and tasty burgers (West Lafayette).

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NORTH

at a glance

West Beach, part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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NORTH REGION

Cutting-edge cuisine. World-class antiquing. Beaches fringed with tall grass. There are as many ways to enjoy Northern Indiana as the people who flock to the area, renowned for its Amish-country heritage and distinctive cultural treasures. Where else can you whiz down Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan run, feel sand between your toes, bite into an award-winning burger and run your hand across quilts made the same way they’ve been sewn for hundreds of years? Do it all in Northern Indiana.

INSIDE THIS SECTION

NEW & FAIRS & NOTEWORTHY FESTIVALS pgs. 32–33

pgs. 33, 35

DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 34–42

REGIONAL MAP pg. 34

VISITOR RESOURCES pg. 38

CAMPING SITES pg. 36

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SIGHTSEEING!

NORTHERN STARS

Indiana’s North region beckons with year-round outdoor recreation, heavy doses of culture and heritage and tasty ways to stay fueled. 1 Explore the scenic backroads of Northern Indiana via bike or foot on the 16-mile Pumpkinvine Trail (pumpkinvine.org) that connects the towns of Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana.

Think you have what it takes to climb 552 feet over the course of 1½ miles? Prove it in the 3 Dune Challenge (indianadunes.com/3dc) at Indiana Dunes State Park, then brag about it using the hashtag #3DuneChallenge.

DESTINATIONS AT A GLANCE 7 2 69 10 1 8 5 3 12 11 4 13

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3 Meander the half-mile pathway to see 40 life-size bronze sculptures that depict Jesus Christ’s last days at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion (shrineofchristspassion.org) in St. John.

4 The hamlet of Culver (cometo culver.org), just off the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, brims with quaint boutiques, museums, art galleries and restaurants. One weekend each fall, the lake hosts a lively regatta.

Angola’s Pokagon State Park (in.gov/dnr/parklake/2973.htm) is a favorite locale for its hiking, biking and horse trails; winter sports; and fishing and camping. In the winter, zip down the toboggan run at up to 40 mph. 5

good to know Turn to page 34 for more attractions, dining and places to stay. And be sure to check hours and availability before setting out.

Maxinkuckee Yacht Club Fall Regatta in Culver

6 Experience the region’s automotive history in all its gleaming glory at the Studebaker National Museum (studebakermuseum.org) in South Bend. See Studebaker cars, military vehicles and presidential carriages used by Lincoln, Grant, McKinley and Harrison.

STAY 7 All aboard at Riley’s Railhouse (rileysrailhouse.com), a train-themed bed and breakfast in Chesterton, complete with vintage boxcars and a setting adjacent to railroad tracks.

AMAZING! Riley’s is housed in a

former freight station built in 1914 and once used by the New York Central Railroad.

8 In the heart of Shipshewana, charming Morton Street Bed & Breakfast (shipshewanalodging.com) provides quiet respite after a day spent browsing the town’s massive flea market May–September or exploring any number of nearby Amish attractions.

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18th Street Brewery, a stop on the South Shore Brew Bus tour Pumpkinvine Trail in Elkhart County


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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Northern Indiana.

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction SHIPSHEWANA, EVERY WEDNESDAY, 2018

Year-round, each Wednesday at 9 am is the Misc. & Antique Auction, featuring 8–10 auctioneers selling a variety of antiques and collectibles. Shipshewana Trading Place Auction, 345 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4129, shipshewanatradingplace.com. P

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival WAKARUSA, APRIL 27–29, 2018

9 Stay like a champion on the University of Notre Dame campus. The stately, recently renovated Morris Inn (morrisinn.nd.edu) offers finely appointed suites and a prime location.

EAT & DRINK 10 At Elkhart’s Artisan (artisan elkhart.com), American cuisine is reimagined in creative dishes that use local meats, seasonal produce and herbs grown in house.

Start your day with the decadent raspberry cheesecake French toast or indulge in a stacked buffalo burger for lunch at Third Coast Spice Cafe (thirdcoastspice.com) in Chesterton. The cheery spot is also popular with vegetarians and vegans. 11

Hop on the South Shore Brew Bus (southshorebrewbus.com) to sample Northern Indiana’s overflowing craft-beer scene. You’ll stop by three to four breweries, tasting top-notch IPAs, pilsners, porters and more. 12

After shopping at nearby boutiques, relax at Cerulean (cerulean restaurant.com), whose artistically plated fare and canalside location in Winona Lake make it a crowd-pleasing destination for lunch—when you can build your own bento box— and dinner. Save room for dessert! 13

Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In MIDDLEBURY, THURSDAYS, MAY 3–SEPT. 27, 2018

Cruise-In every Thursday evening through September. Enjoy door-prize giveaways, live entertainment and restaurant specials. Free admission. Grounds of Das Dutchman Essenhaus, 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus .com. 4:30–8 pm.

Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition NOTRE DAME, MAY 11–13, 2018

The Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in America. It takes place May 11–13, 2018, at the University of Notre Dame. DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame, 574.631.2800, fischoff.org. 9:30 am–7:30 pm. $

Shipshewana Quilt Festival SHIPSHEWANA, JUNE 20–23, 2018

Lectures, quilt and vendor show, Shop Hop, Quilter’s Schoolhouse, demos and more. Registration opens March 1, 2018. Various locations, 866.243. 9434, shipshewanaquiltfest.com.

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair SOUTH BEND, JUNE 29–JULY 7, 2018

Live music, free daily entertainment, carnival rides, commercial and craft vendors, 4-H exhibits, shows, demolition derby, tractor pull, rodeo, fireworks. St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds, 5117 S. Ironwood Dr., 574.291. 4870, 4hfair.com. 8 am–11 pm. $ (CONTINUED ON PG. 35)

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Cerulean in Winona Lake

All-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage, fresh maple syrup, free kettlepopped popcorn, entertainment, a parade, animal acts and contests beckon visitors. Downtown Wakarusa, 100 W. Waterford St., 574.862.4344, wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com. Fri., 11 am–8 pm; Sat., 9 am–8 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

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superheroes in comics, toys, film and animation. 58005 C.R. 105, 574.370.0984, hallofheroesmuseum .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., noon–5 pm; Sat., 11 am–5 pm, Sun., noon–4 pm. $

Heritage Trail – Northern Indiana Scenic drives, eclectic communities and hidden gems line this nationally recognized tour route rated tops by USA Today readers. Free audio tour CD. Northern Indiana, 800.262.8161, htadventures .com. Open year-round.

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail 18 eye-popping, ever-changing gardens blanket six communities in a vibrant tapestry. All-new patterns in must-see settings; always free. Elkhart County, 800.262.8161, quiltgardens.com. Open May 30–Oct. 1. SHOPPING

Big and Tall Outlet A nearly 10,000-square-foot store holds a wide selection of current top-name big and tall men’s clothing at 50 percent off MSRP. Closed Sundays and major holidays. 1333 S. Nappanee St., 574.293.0111, bigandtalloutlet.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm.

FREMONT LODGING

Family Cabins at Trine State Recreation Area

REGIONWIDE

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

South Shore Brewery Trail

The South Shore is home to more than 20 breweries and ale houses. Download the app for up-to-date information on brew festivals, specials and beers. 219.989.7979, ssbrewerytrail.com. Open year-round.

Cabins and Swenson Lodge recreation building, once part of historic Wing Haven Resort, are available for reservations. 145 W. Feather Valley Rd., 260.833.2012, dnr.in.gov.

BRISTOL

RECREATION

ATTRACTIONS

Trine State Recreation Area

Town of Bristol Catch the “Daily Grind” at Bonneyville Mill, kayak the St. Joe River, explore the County Historical Museum—they’re all free along the Heritage Trail. Bristol, 800.262.8161, htadventures.com. Open yearround.

SHOPPING

ANGOLA

CHESTERTON

Toboggan at Pokagon State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

ATTRACTIONS

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont

RECREATION

Pokagon State Park features the only refrigerated, twin-track toboggan slide in Indiana. It doesn’t have to snow to have fun! 450 Lane 100 Lake James, 260.833.2012, tobogganrun.com. Open late Nov.– late Feb. $

Three miles of shoreline and sand dunes. Lake swimming, hiking and access to Calumet Bicycle Trail. Nature center and programs. 1600 N. 25 East, 219.926.1952, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

LODGING

ELKHART

Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park Four-season fun! Saddle barn, boat/bike rentals, refrigerated toboggan run, trails and beach. Located on Lake James. For reservations, call 1.877.LODGES1. 6 Lane 100A Lake James, WiFi 877.768.2928, indianainns.com. RECREATION

Pokagon State Park Indiana’s most beautiful park on Lake James. Bike path, walking and hiking trails, two beaches, great cross-country skiing, 1,780-foot twintrack toboggan run (open seasonally, Fri.–Sun.) and nature center. 450 Lane 100 Lake James, 260.833.2012, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

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Save up to 70 percent every day at favorite brand-name stores, including Under Armour, Coach, American Eagle and more. Intersection of I-69 and the I-80/90 Toll Road, 260.833.1516, theoutletshoppesatfremont.com. Open yearround.

GOSHEN ATTRACTIONS

City of Goshen

ATTRACTIONS

Elkhart – Gateway Mile Wellfield Botanic Gardens, Ruthmere Mansion, the Lerner Theatre, Midwest Museum of American Art and Elkhart’s RiverWalk frame the downtown arts scene. Downtown Elkhart, 800.294.8223, gatewaymile.com. Open year-round.

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum Largest collection of superhero memorabilia in the world. Preserving the 80-year history of

SYMBOL KEY

On the shores of Gentian Lake on the opposite side of I-69 from Pokagon State Park. Boat rentals, fishing, hike/bike trails. 145 W. Feather Valley Rd., 260.833.2012, dnr.in.gov. Open yearround. $

Eclectic shops, distinctive eateries, arts and entertainment line the downtown streets of this diverse city. Old Bag Factory offers artisan studios and a cafe. Goshen, 800.262.8161, cityonthego.org. Open year-round.

GRANGER RESTAURANTS

Rocky River Tap and Table A farm-to-fork experience featuring sustainably

Handicapped-Accessible Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool WiFi WiFi/Internet P Parking Charge AMENITIES

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farmed local products and a casual atmosphere. Over 30 draft beers and a carefully selected wine list. 1032 E. University Dr., 574.272.5458, rockyrivertapandtable.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

geology. 106 S. Michigan St., 574.784.2291. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 10 am– 6 pm.

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Rural Charm Self-guided historical walking tour; maps available at Paws & Claws Bookstore. Farmers market on Saturday mornings in summer. Home of Howe Military Academy. Howe, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

LAGRANGE ATTRACTIONS

Historic Small Town Brick streets wrap around a restored courthouse and turn-of-the-century homes. Local celebrations and a lively farmers market Tuesday and Saturday during summer. LaGrange, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

LAKEVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Joshua Tree Earth & Space Museum A collection of meteorites, fossils, lightning fulgurites and minerals; includes a dark room. Learn about the Earth’s and our solar system’s

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Elkhart County 4-H Fair GOSHEN, JULY 20–28, 2018

One of the largest 4-H fairs in the nation is right in Elkhart County. Enjoy outstanding food, 4-H exhibits and free grandstand entertainment. Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, 17746D C.R. 34, 574.533.3247, 4hfair.org. $

Northeast Indiana Steam & Gas Engine Show LAGRANGE, AUG. 9–11, 2018

Featuring Massey Harris. Steam engines, antique tractors, gas engines, antique farm machinery, sawmills, arts and crafts, large flea market and music. LaGrange County Fairgrounds, 1030 E. 075 North, 888.277.3184, visitshipshewana.org. $

Marshall County Blueberry Festival PLYMOUTH, AUG. 31–SEPT. 3, 2018

Luscious blueberry treats, 15K run, crafts, parade, fireworks, free entertainment, classic-car show, hot-air balloons, carnival and family activities. Centennial Park, 1660 N. Michigan St., 888.936.5020, blueberry festival.org. P

Nappanee Apple Festival NAPPANEE, SEPT. 13–16, 2018

An Indiana top festival: 7-foot apple pie, Napple store, free entertainment, food, craft

LAPORTE Blue Heron Inn Nestled on Pine Lake, the Blue Heron Inn offers unique lodging and majestic views. Onsite dining options are T-Bones Steakhouse or The Boardwalk Grill. 1110 Lakeside St., 219.362.5077, blueheronlaporte WiFi .com.

MERRILLVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Albanese Candy Factory Manufacturers of the World’s Best Gummies and Chocolates, all made in the USA. Come and try a sample at our factory outlet stores! 5441 E. Lincoln Hwy., 219.947.3070, albanesecandy.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–8 pm; Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

Deep River Waterpark Indiana’s premier waterpark! Dozens of rides for all age and thrill levels. Cooler friendly, free parking, a weather guarantee, free tubes and much more! 9001 E. Lincoln Hwy., 219.947.7850, deepriverwaterpark.com. Open Memorial Day– Labor Day, Mon.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm. $

and commercial exhibits, parade, wings and wheels, carnival, historical area. Downtown Nappanee, intersection of U.S. 6 & S.R. 19, 574.773.7812, nappaneeapplefestival.org.

Francesville Fall Festival FRANCESVILLE, SEPT. 14–16, 2018

Free entertainment, arts, crafts, fun run, parade, garden tractor pull, auto show, cornhole, fireworks, dinner daily. Music on the streets. Francesville, 219.869.1229, francesvillefallfestival.com.

Fall Crafters Fair SHIPSHEWANA, OCT. 4–6, 2018

Quilters, carvers, painters, cloggers, musicians and crafters flood the town and its quaint stores, providing demonstrations and entertainment Friday and Saturday. Downtown Shipshewana, 866.710.4197, fallcraftersfair .com.

Christmas in Shipshewana SHIPSHEWANA, NOV. 10–DEC. 31, 2018

Drive-thru light display, sleigh rides (weather permitting), lighted parade (November 11, 6–9), Kids’ Day, Chocolate Day, holiday musical and more. Downtown Shipshewana, 866.710.4197, shipshewana.com.

Shipshewana Ice Festival SHIPSHEWANA, DEC. 27–28, 2018

Ice carvers create beautiful sculptures the first day. The second day, ice flies again as carvers create their own intricate designs for the competition. Downtown Shipshewana, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Middlebury – Amish Country

Michael Kors, The North Face and Nike, featuring savings of 25 to 65 percent every day. 601 Wabash St., 219.879.6506, simon.com/ lighthouseplace.

ATTRACTIONS

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Thrilling casino action. Slots, tables, live poker. Two hotels, luxurious spa, endless dining options, meeting space. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. 777 Blue Chip Dr., 888.879.7711, bluechipcasino .com. Open year-round. P

Hike, bike or walk the Pumpkinvine Trail, picnic at Krider Garden or dine family-style on comfort food favorites at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Middlebury, 800.262.8161, amishcountry.org. Open year-round.

MIDDLEBURY

LODGING

ATTRACTIONS

Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Charming, spacious and inviting, with all the amenities guests appreciate. Nestled in a comfortable home-like atmosphere in the heart of Amish Country. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus WiFi .com.

A pleasant surprise in the country! Discover our unique Amish-style restaurant, bountiful bakery, boutique shops, charming inn and live theater. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–8 pm; Sat., 6 am–9 pm.

LODGING

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa Relax in one of two hotel towers. Enjoy pampering in a luxurious spa. Find exciting action on the casino floor. Choose from endless dining options. 777 Blue Chip Dr., 888.879.7711, bluechipcasino.com.

RESTAURANTS

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Essenhaus Heritage Hall

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Camping

With 1,100 seats, our Amish-style restaurant specializes in hospitality and quality. Crisp, broasted chicken, 30 types of pie and everything in between. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–8 pm; Sat., 6 am–9 pm.

Experience live theater that is enriching, creative and hopeful. Discover what guests are raving about with these memorable performances. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus.com. Open year-round. $

Nature center with nature/history programs. Saddlebarn with escorted rides, famous toboggan run. Reserve campsites at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Nature center with nature/history programs. Access to Calumet Bicycle Trail. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

ANGOLA Pokagon State Park 450 Lane 100 Lake James 260.833.2012 stateparks.in.gov

CHESTERTON Indiana Dunes State Park 1600 N. 25 East, 219.926.1952 stateparks.in.gov

FREMONT Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort 140 Lane 201 Barton Lake 800.375.6063, jellystonesbest.com

GOSHEN Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Camping 17746 C.R. 34, 574.533.3247 4hfair.org

Camping sites, rustic cabins (with continental breakfast), beautiful Florida room, “red barn” meeting room, pavilion. Custard/ice cream shop on site.

SHIPSHEWANA Shipshewana Campground – South Park 1105 S. Van Buren St. (S.R. 5) 260.768.7770 shipshewanacampground.com

WINAMAC Tippecanoe River State Park 4200 N. U.S. 35, 574.946.3213 stateparks.in.gov

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Available camping year-round except during closed events. 30/50 amp hookups. Weekly and monthly rates. RV groups and rallies welcome.

SHIPSHEWANA Shipshewana Campground & Amish Log Cabin Lodging 5970 N. S.R. 5, 260.768.7770 shipshewanacampgroundnorth.com

Destination resort with 540 campsites, RV and tent, cottage/cabin rentals, four pools, waterslides, splash playground, camp store and more.

Bridle trails (BYOH), horsemen’s camp. Nature center with programs, winter tubing, hill and mountain bike trails. Reserve at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

NORTH LIBERTY Potato Creek State Park 25601 S.R. 4 574.656.8186 stateparks.in.gov

SITE DESCRIPTION

In Amish Country; in walking distance of restaurants, shops and flea market. Over 150 RV and camping sites; 2 pavilions, pull-thru sites, 50/30/20 amp.

Horsemen’s camping, rent-a-camp cabins available. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.


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Essenhaus Village Shops Six specialty gift shops are filled with quilts, handbags, kitchen gadgets, books, jewelry, furniture, wall art, apparel, home decor and much more. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhaus.com. Open year-round.

MISHAWAKA ATTRACTIONS

Mishawaka Parks & Recreation From a beautiful riverwalk and fishing to splash pads, pools and plenty of golf, you can enjoy the outdoors at one of 26 parks in Mishawaka. 904 N. Main St., mishawaka.in.gov/parksandrecreation. Open year-round.

Sky Zone Mishawaka Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and offer birthday parties, park rentals, fundraisers and more. 5604 Grape Rd., 574.208.5005, skyzone.com/ mishawaka. Open year-round. $

Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center Bowling, mini bowling, mini golf, indoor electric go karts, bumper cars, bounce houses, toddler area, arcade, food and beverage. 5419 N. Grape Rd., 574.243.2695. Open year-round. SHOPPING

University Park Mall Experience the best shopping, dining and entertainment with 130+ stores, including Macy’s, Apple, Michael Kors, Coach, Pandora, Express, Bar

Louie and more. 6501 N. Grape Rd., 574.271.5531, universityparkmall.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

MUNSTER LODGING

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Located 25 miles from Chicago. Convenient to attractions, golf, restaurants and casinos. Enjoy Hampton’s Clean and Fresh bed® and complimentary hot breakfast. 8936 Calumet Ave., 219.836.5555, munstersuites.hamptoninn.com. WiFi

Homewood Suites Located 25 miles from Chicago, close to shopping, golfing and attractions. Luxurious suites offer full kitchens and separate living rooms. Free breakfast. 9120 Calumet Ave., 219.836.5320, munster WiFi .homewoodsuites.com.

NAPPANEE ATTRACTIONS

Nappanee – Amish Country Tour the historic farm and dine at Amish Acres. Shop handcrafted and freshmade at Coppes Commons and Countryside Shops. Nappanee, 800.262.8161, amishcountry.org. Open year-round.

LODGING

The Inn at Amish Acres The Inn at Amish Acres is the host hotel for Amish Acres Resort. Hotel amenities include complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor pool. 1234 W. Market St., 574.773.2011, amishacres WiFi .com. RESTAURANTS

Amish Acres Restaurant Barn Dine under the hand-hewn timbers of the 1876 barn and enjoy an all-you-can-eat feast of Amish Country favorites from the Threshers Dinner. 1600 W. Market St., 800.800.4942, amishacres.com. Open April–Dec. $

NEW CARLISLE ATTRACTIONS

Historic New Carlisle A local history museum features photographs, artifacts and memorabilia. The organization holds many programs and activities throughout the year. 302 E. Michigan St., 574.654.3897, historicnewcarlisle .org. Open year-round.

NORTH LIBERTY LODGING

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres

Family Cabins at Potato Creek State Park

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is Indiana’s only resident repertory theater and features a season of six productions and Plain and Fancy. 1600 W. Market St., 800.800.4942, amishacres.com. Open April–Dec. $

Furnished family cabins sleep eight. Great for family gatherings. Hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, nature center. Reservations at camp .in.gov or 866.622.6746. 25601 S.R. 4, 574.656.8186, stateparks.in.gov.

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15 minutes. University of Notre Dame, 574.631.5726, nd.edu/visitors. Open year-round.

RECREATION

Potato Creek State Park Swimming, fishing and boating on lake. Staffed nature center, hiking, bicycling, bridle trails (BYOH), cross-country skiing and tubing hill. 25601 S.R. 4, 574.656.8186, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

NOTRE DAME ATTRACTIONS

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A premium collection of event spaces has been added to Notre Dame’s storied campus, bringing your group together in a historic setting. W066 Duncan Student Center, 574.631.1400, venue.nd.edu. Open year-round.

Notre Dame Walking Tour The Eck Visitors Center offers public and private walking tours of Notre Dame’s beautiful and historic campus, lasting approximately an hour and

LODGING

Morris Inn Morris Inn offers 132 guest rooms and 18 spacious

VISITOR RESOURCES Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Statewide

Brewers of Indiana Guild Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin .beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indianagrown.org. Open year-round.

Ste. 1B, 260.665.5386, lakes101.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

Culver

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Merrillville

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Minutes from Chicago! Explore the Indiana Dunes, casinos, a candy factory, waterpark, beer and wine trails, dairy/pig farm, historic downtowns and more! 7770 Corinne Dr., 219.989.7979, alongthesouthshore.com. Open year-round.

Your source for finding great activities, including festivals, outlet shopping, gaming, orchards, fishing, outdoor family fun, a zoo and more! 4073 S. Franklin St., 800.634.2650, visitmichigancitylaporte.com. Open year-round, closed Sat. and Sun.

Hammond

Indiana Welcome Center Travel counselors available to assist with tourist information. The center houses an exhibit hall, expanded gift shop, theater and clean restrooms. 7770 Corinne Dr., 219.989.7979, alongthesouthshore.com. Open year-round.

Minutes from Chicago! Explore the Indiana Dunes, casinos, a candy factory, waterpark, beer and wine trails, dairy/pig farm, historic downtowns and more! 7770 Corinne Dr., 219.989.7979, alongthesouthshore.com. Open year-round.

Home to Pokagon State Park, 101 lakes and Indiana’s only toboggan run. Tour the buffalo preserve and shop quaint downtowns and the outlet mall. 430 N. Wayne St.,

Legends is a full-service restaurant located just south of Notre Dame Stadium and is open to campus and the public year-round. 54801 Juniper Rd., 574.631.2582, legendsrestaurant.nd .edu. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Experience the small-town charm of this beautiful lake community year-round! Culver has so much to offer, you need to see it for yourself. 102 W. Jefferson St., Ste. A, 574.635.0054, cometoculver.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 9 am–4 pm; Fri., 9 am–6 pm; Sat., 9 am–3 pm.

Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. Enjoy comfortable seating, no middle seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and a café car. 20% discount with code V224. See website for details. amtrak.com/hoosier-state-train. Open year-round. $ P

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Legends of Notre Dame Restaurant and Alehouse Pub

Michigan City

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority

Angola

RESTAURANTS

Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee Visitor Center

Regionwide

Amtrak Hoosier State Train

suites with three distinct dining options: Sorin’s, Rohr’s and the Wind Family Fireside Terrace. 130 Morris Inn, 574.631.2000, morrisinn.nd.edu.

LaPorte

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Mishawaka

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Numerous downtown parks, breathtaking riverwalk, Japanese Garden and second-largest shopping district in Indiana. Life can be lived simply. Let us show you how. 101 N. Michigan St., Ste. 300, 800.519.0577, visitsbmishawaka.com. Open year-round.

Plymouth

Marshall County Tourism Take time to unwind while enjoying our lakes, golf courses and quaint towns. Visit us—you’ll enjoy our hospitality. Open seasonally, Sat., 9 am–1 pm. 201 N. Michigan St., 800.626.5353, visitmarshallcounty.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

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Porter

Your source for finding great activities, including festivals, outlet shopping, gaming, orchards, fishing, outdoor family fun and more! 4073 S. Franklin St., 800.634.2650, visitmichigancitylaporte.com. Open year-round, closed Sat. and Sun.

Begin your Indiana Dunes adventure here. Chat with national park rangers, visit the gift shop or watch a short film. 1215 N. S.R. 49, 800.283.8687, indianadunes.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Rensselaer

Discover Jasper County Discover the charm of Jasper County. Hometown festivals, winery, art community, agricultural attractions and spectacular sandhill crane migration. Jasper County, 219.866.3080, discoverjaspercounty .com. Open year-round.

Rochester

Fulton County Tourism Commission Explore our cheesery and winery, chili cook-off, Red Hot Car Show, Trail of Courage, 18-hole golf courses, Nickel Plate Trail and Lake Manitou. 822 Main St., 574.224.2666, county25.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm.

Shipshewana

Shipshewana/LaGrange County Visitors Center Friendly travel counselors to assist with area information, lodging, maps and directions. Public restrooms and free WiFi. Pet friendly. 350 S. Van Buren St. (S.R. 5 North), 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm; Sat., 9 am–4 pm.

South Bend

Visit South Bend Mishawaka In South Bend, live music fills the air and adventure can be found around every turn. Life can be lived simply. Let us show you how. 101 N. Michigan St., Ste. 300, 800.519.0577, visitsouthbend.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

Warsaw

Visit Kosciusko County Contact the Visitor Center for travel information on lodging, attractions, lake recreation, bike trails, festivals, dining, unique shopping and more. 111 Capital Dr., 800.800.6090, visitkosciusko county.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.


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The Center at Donaldson An Intergenerational Living & Learning Center. Visitors can pray, buy natural beef, attend classes, learn to weave and create with clay. 9601 Union Rd., 574.936.9936, thecenteratdonaldson.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 7:30 am–4:30 pm.

Marshall County Barn Quilt Trails of Northern Indiana Enjoy the culture and history of rural Indiana by driving Indiana’s first Barn Quilt Trail with over 75 quilt-block murals adorning barns in the county. 201 N. Michigan St., 800.626.5353, visitmarshall county.org. Open year-round.

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Marshall County Historical Museum Located in downtown Plymouth, this museum offers countless ways to experience our unique Hoosier heritage and bring history to life. 123 N. Michigan St., 574.936.2306, mchistoricalsociety.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

MoonTree Studios & Gallery MoonTree Studios is an art eco-spirituality complex of studios for creative exploration. In the art gallery, artists display work to inspire others. 9638 Union Rd., 574.935.1712, moontree studios.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm.

Sandhill cranes at Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area in Jasper County

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Studebaker National Museum in South Bend

ATTRACTIONS

The Barn Quilts of LaGrange County Quilt-pattern murals adorn historic barns, homesteads and public spaces. Celebrate agriculture and quilting. Free map at Visitor Center or download. LaGrange County, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

Der Ruhe Blatz Motel Built by 16 Amish families. Close to flea market, restaurants, shops; hairdryer, micro/fridge, coffeemaker, iron, 32” LCD TV. All rooms newly remodeled. 1195 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.7750, WiFi therestplace.com.

Blue Gate Amish Tours On this Amish adventure, guests will sightsee through the beautiful countryside and will make three interesting stops to visit with our Amish hosts. 205 N. Van Buren St., 888.447.4725, bluegateamishtours.com. Open May–Oct. $

Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, A Shipshewana Trading Place Property Directly across from the flea market, closest hotel to downtown Shipshewana. Rest/relax in spacious rooms, on our porches or by stone fireplace. Free WiFi. 370 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4595, WiFi farmsteadinn.com.

Blue Gate Carriage Company Make your Shipshewana experience complete with a carriage or buggy ride! Take a peaceful ride through Shipshewana in a traditional Amish buggy. 195 N. Van Buren St., 888.447.4725, riegsecker.com. Open year-round. $

Outstanding musicals. Incredible concerts. Family entertainment. With over 280 shows and 75 award-winning artists. Dinner and hotel packages available. 175 N. Van Buren St., 888.447.4725, bluegatetheatre.com. Open year-round. $

Menno-Hof The story of Amish, Mennonite and Hutterite history, lifestyle and beliefs with multimedia presentations and 24 display areas. Book and gift shop. 510 S. Van Buren St./S.R. 5, 260.768.4117,

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Super 8 Shipshewana

mennohof.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. $

Enjoy the Amish horse and buggy way of life in Shipshewana. Renovated in 2016. Walking distance to flea market, shopping and restaurants. 740 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4004, shipshewanasuper8 WiFi .com.

Pumpkinvine Trail 16.5-mile asphalt greenway connects Shipshewana, Middlebury and Goshen, providing joggers, bicyclists and walkers a quiet place to enjoy nature. C.R. 850, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round. LODGING

Blue Gate Garden Inn Shipshewana’s newest hotel, located close to

RESTAURANTS

Blue Gate Restaurant Serving famous homestyle Amish favorites in beautiful downtown Shipshewana. Dine from the menu, family-style or buffet-style; over 29 kinds of pie. 195 Van Buren St., 888.447.4725, bluegaterestaurant.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

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Blue Gate Theatre

local attractions. Great view of the surrounding countryside. Firepit, patio, basketball, carriage rides. 800 S. Van Buren St., 800.545.4725, WiFi bluegategardeninn.com.


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SHOPPING

Experience Shipshewana Eat, shop and play. More than 125 unique shops in the middle of Amish Country. Great lodging, antiques, food, carriage rides, flea markets and auctions. Shipshewana, 800.254.8090, shipshewana .com. Open year-round, closed Sundays.

Shipshewana Furniture Co. Amish solid-wood furniture for every room, locally handcrafted within 20 miles of the store. Next to Blue Gate Restaurant in downtown Shipshewana. 130 E. Middlebury St., 888.448.4725, shipshewanafurniture.com. Open year-round.

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market Midwest’s largest flea market. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 am–5 pm, May–Sept. Featuring nearly 900 booths offering a wide variety of products. 345 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4129, shipshewanatradingplace.com. Open May–Sept. Tues.–Wed., 8 am–5 pm. P

Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Company Specializing in all-natural hormone and steroidfree beef, pork, chicken, lamb and buffalo; in-house smoked meats, 80 varieties of cheese; gourmet foods. 435 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4715, yodersmeatandcheese.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 8 am–5 pm.

SOUTH BEND ATTRACTIONS

Four Winds Casino Four Winds South Bend Casino opens January 2018. The best in gaming, dining and entertainment. Other casinos in New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac, MI. 3000 Prairie Ave., 866.494.6371, fourwindscasino.com. Open year-round.

The History Museum Discover the 38-room Oliver Mansion, compelling exhibits in the museum’s galleries, and the baseball teams made famous in A League of Their Own. 808 W. Washington St., 574.235.9664, historymuseumsb .org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Potawatomi Zoo The oldest zoo in Indiana, Potawatomi Zoo features more than 500 animals. With alligators, lions, monkeys and more, there is fun for all ages. 500 S. Greenlawn Ave., 574.288.4639, potawatomi zoo.org. Open April–Nov. Mon.–Sun., 10 am–5 pm. $

River every night through a series of interactive light shows projected on the cascading water. 340 E. Colfax Ave., 574.282.1110, southbendriverlights.com. Open year-round.

St. Joseph County Parks Six parks to explore the outdoors! Hiking trails, canoe/kayak rentals, winter ski trails and tubing, interpretive programs, birding sites and more. 50651 Laurel Rd., 574.277.4828, sjcparks.org. Open year-round. $

Studebaker National Museum Discover cars famous for craftsmanship and breathtaking design; see President Lincoln’s carriage. Interactive children’s exhibit, cafe, museum store. 201 Chapin St., 574.235.9714, studebakermuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon– 5 pm. $ LODGING

Comfort Suites University Area All-suite hotel featuring a variety of studio-style suites. Easy access off I-80/90 with close proximity to Notre Dame. Hot breakfast included. 52939 IN S.R. 933, 574.272.1500, southbendcomfortsuites.com. WiFi

Hampton Inn & Suites South Bend Hampton Inn & Suites hotel in South Bend, Indiana, is near Notre Dame and other attractions. All guests receive free breakfast, WiFi and parking. 52709 IN S.R. 933, 574.277.9373, WiFi hamptoninnsouthbend.com.

Hilton Garden Inn Located on the campus of Saint Mary’s College and adjacent to the University of Notre Dame. 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space. 53995 IN S.R. 933, 574.233.7700, WiFi southbend.hgi.com.

Inn at Saint Mary’s A boutique hotel providing specials and packages designed to provide the most memorable, unique experiences, with food and beverage, including Innjoy Café. 53993 IN S.R. 933, 574.232.4000, WiFi innatsaintmarys.com.

The Oliver Inn Top-rated bed and breakfast in downtown South Bend. Walking distance to restaurants and museums, and 2 1/2 miles from Notre Dame. 630 W. Washington St., 574.232.4545, oliverinn.com. WiFi

The South Bend Chocolate Company Handcrafted chocolates and crunches. Our cafés offer fresh local food and in-house-roasted coffee. Factory/museum tours. Multiple café locations. 3300 W. Sample St., 800.301.4961, sbchocolate.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Waterford Estates Lodge Conveniently located close to Notre Dame, Waterford Estates Lodge offers 200 spacious, pet-friendly hotel rooms. Full-service restaurant on site. 52890 IN S.R. 933, 574.272.5220, waterford WiFi estateslodge.com.

The South Bend Museum of Art The South Bend Museum of Art features a full spectrum of historical and contemporary art featured in five galleries. 120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 574.235.9102, southbendart.org. Open year-round. Wed.–Sun., noon–5 pm.

South Bend River Lights A public-art piece bringing life to the St. Joseph

RECREATION

East Race White Water Rafting The East Race Waterway offers whitewater rafting in the heart of South Bend. All equipment needed is provided. Just show up and have a blast! 126 S. Niles Ave., 574.299.4765, sbvpa.org/ eastrace. Open May–Sept. Sat.–Sun., noon–5 pm. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Barnaby’s Pizza Voted South Bend’s favorite pizza 15 years in a row. 713 E. Jefferson Blvd., 574.288.4981, barnabyspizza.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Wed. & Sat., 11 am–9:30 pm; Thurs.–Fri., 11 am–10:30 pm; Sun., 3 pm–9:30 pm.

South Bend River Lights

Cafe Navarre Great steaks and the freshest seafood located in a historic building. Join us for lunch, dinner, brunch or cocktails. 101 N. Michigan St, 574.968.8101, cafenavarre.co. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Coach’s Sports Bar A casual, affordable Notre Dame–themed bar—the perfect spot to catch the game, shoot some pool, have a delicious meal or have a drink with friends. 2046 South Bend Ave., 574.387.5601, coachssouthbend .com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

The Exchange Whiskey Bar The place to relax and enjoy fine cocktails. We offer over 300 whiskeys, rare scotches and bourbons, craft cocktails, beer and wine. 112 W. Jefferson Blvd., 574.310.8999, exchangewhiskeybar.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

A modern American bistro—our chef-inspired menu showcases the best seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, all presented with exceptional service. 115 W. Colfax Ave., 574.288.1155, lasallegrill.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 5 pm–10 pm.

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern Handcrafted cocktails, large selection of craft beers on tap and bottles, and delicious food that conquers any craving! Live music, game room, TVs. 115 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 3, 574.288.1174, lasallekitchenandtavern.com. Open year-round. Tues.–Thurs., 5 pm–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., 5 pm–1 am.

O’Rourke’s Public House Located in the shadow of Notre Dame Stadium, the place to go for great food, great drinks and great fun. Come and experience Irish tradition every day. 1044 E. Angela Blvd., Ste. 103, 574.251.0355, orourkessouthbend.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Peggs Casual breakfast and lunch chain with a long menu of straightforward American fare and coffee drinks. 127 S. Michigan St., 574.288.7337, peggssouthbend .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6:30 am–2 pm; Sat.–Sun., 7 am–2:30 pm.

ST. JOHN

WAKARUSA

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion

Wakarusa Amish Country

ATTRACTIONS

Journey through the Passion of Christ on an interactive, half-mile winding pathway featuring 40+ life-size bronze sculptures. Magnificent Gift Shoppe! 10630 Wicker Ave., 219.365.6010, shrineofchristspassion.org. Open year-round.

Quintessential small-town America with friendly, family-owned stores and restaurants, an annual Maple Syrup Festival and a Pumpkin Tree and Quilt Garden. Downtown Wakarusa, 574.862.4344, wakarusachamber.com. Open year-round.

SYRACUSE

WARSAW

Oakwood Resort

Comfort Inn & Suites – Warsaw

LODGING

Enjoy Winona Lakes, Tippecanoe Lake and Lake Wawasee, some of Indiana’s largest and deepest natural lakes, less than 15 miles away. 3328 E. Center St., 574.269.6655, warsawcomfortinn.com.

RESTAURANTS

WHITING

The Pier & Back Porch at Oakwood Resort Experience casual elegance! Dine lakeside with indoor and seasonal outdoor seating. Enjoy spectacular sunsets, refreshing cocktails and live music on weekends. 702 E. Lake View Rd., 574.457.8700, oakwoodresort.com. Open year-round.

TIPPECANOE Potawatomi Wildlife Park

Stylish spot with Japanese and Asian-fusion dishes, plus sushi, a full bar and an extensive tea menu. 123 W. Washington St., 574.289.2222, notjustsushi.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–10 pm; Fri., 11 am–11 pm; Sat., noon–11 pm; Sun., noon–9 pm.

Enjoy five miles of woodland and prairie trails, wildflowers, wetlands and the scenic Tippecanoe River. Enjoy a picnic or a night of viewing the stars. 16998 S.R. 331, 574.498.6550, getintonature.com. Open year-round.

SHOPPING

ATTRACTIONS

Council Oak Antiques Vintage inspirations for your home. American and European furniture, industrial, primitives, mid-20th century modern and fine art. 50981 IN S.R. 933, 574.247.6983, counciloakantiques.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

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LODGING

A unique waterfront hotel with 77 rooms and luxury suites. Discover the beach, tour boat ride, restaurant, bar and 35,000 square feet of meeting space. 702 E. Lake View Rd., 574.457.7100, WiFi oakwoodresort.com.

RECREATION

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar

SHOPPING

TOPEKA

Amish Backroads Unique combination of old and new. Local eateries, Midwest’s largest draft horse auctions every spring and fall. Old-fashioned 4th of July celebration. Downtown Topeka, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana .org. Open year-round.

WiFi

ATTRACTIONS

WhoaZone at Whihala Beach The WhoaZone offers a one-of-a-kind floating waterpark obstacle course made up of slides, trampolines, towers, wiggle bridges, monkey bars and more. 1561 Park Rd., 866.946.2966, whoazonewhihala.com. Open June–Aug. $ P

WINAMAC RECREATION

Tippecanoe River State Park Rent-a-camp cabins available. Hiking, bridle trails (BYOH), fishing, summer nature/history programs, reservable camping, shelters and group camp. 4200 N. U.S. 35, 574.946.3213, stateparks.in.gov. Open yearround. $

WOLCOTTVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Where the Bison Roam – Cooks Bison Ranch Three county parks with hiking, swimming, disc golf and a log village. Cabin rentals, campgrounds and local dining experiences. Wolcottville area, 866. 710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

PHOTO COURTESY VISIT SOUTH BEND MISHAWAKA

LaSalle Grill


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Canal boat tour in Fort Wayne

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PHOTO COURTESY VISIT FORT WAYNE

EAST REGION

Craft your own perfume. Discover the area’s colorful history with the art of glass-making. Enjoy a picnic next to a waterfall. There’s always something new to explore in Eastern Indiana, where history meets modern-day excitement. The famous Antique Alley, with its thousands of vintage finds, lures shoppers from across the Midwest, while themed gardens at Minnetrista beckon nature-lovers. You might wander The Girl of the Limberlost territory, waft down a river, tour art galleries and museums or sit down to a delicious meal featuring ingredients grown just a few miles away. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it when you head east.

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SIGHTSEEING!

EASTWARD BOUND

Fun on the river and railroad, luxurious accommodations and tasty ways to begin or end your day, all in Eastern Indiana.

SEE & DO See Fort Wayne from the water by hopping on Sweet Breeze, an 1840s canal boat replica; an air boat; or a pub-style vessel equipped with multiple bar stools. Or, forge your own route by renting a kayak or canoe. Explore your many options for navigating the city’s rivers at visitfortwayne.com/riverfront. 1

2 An important stop along the Underground Railroad, the Levi Coffin Home in Fountain City (indianamuseum.org/explore), owned by Coffin and his wife, Catharine, helped usher more than 1,300 slaves to freedom. Through programming and exhibits, the new Interpretive Center brings to life the story of those seeking a new life up North.

DESTINATIONS AT A GLANCE 6 12 19 7 84 10 11 2 5 3

STAY 6 The elegant Victorian-style Kimmell House Inn (kimmellhouse inn.com) built in 1876 in Kimmell includes a tea room and is situated on 12 peaceful acres.

AMAZING! Joseph Decuis is the only restaurant in the U.S. raising its own Wagyu beef according to traditional Japanese practices.

good to know Be sure to check attraction hours and availability before setting out.

7 Farm-to-fork dining pioneer Joseph Decuis (josephdecuis.com) offers two overnight properties in

The Yummi Bunni in Fort Wayne

3 Travel from Connersville to canal town Metamora on the Whitewater Valley Railroad (whitewater valleyrr.org). Marvel at colorful fall foliage, learn about local lore on a ghost train or journey to the North Pole on The Polar Express. 4 Browse eclectic vintage finds, then treat yourself to ice cream, a milkshake or one of hundreds of bottles of craft soda—black cherry cream or caramel apple, perhaps? Find them all at Antiqology (antiq ology.com) in Huntington. 5 Anderson’s Mounds State Park (in.gov/dnr/parklake/2977.htm) features 10 mounds and earthworks— dating back to 160 B.C.—created by Native Americans to track the seasons, stars and planets. You’ll get the best view of the largest one, Great Mound, from trail one.

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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Eastern Indiana. Jay County Fiber Arts Festival PORTLAND, MARCH 9–10, 2018

Crafters demonstrate processing fibers into yarn, classes, vendors, food, sheep shearing, children’s activities, Kate Larson lecture. Jay Community Center, 115 E. Water St., 260.726.3366, visitjaycounty.com. $

Vintage Motor Bike Club Meet PORTLAND, JULY 26–29, 2018

Join in the fun our club has been having since July 1972 at the largest vintage motor bike show in the U.S., attracting people from all over the country. Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., 419.605.5336, vintagemotorbikeclub.org. $

Fayette County Free Fair CONNERSVILLE, JULY 28–AUG. 4, 2018

Indiana’s oldest free fair. Rides, great food, harness racing, livestock shows and motorsports events. Camping available April 15–Oct. 1. Park Rd., 765.265.1300, fayettecountyfreefair .com.

Hummingbird Migration Celebration CONNERSVILLE, AUG. 18–19, 2018

Roanoke: The Inn at Joseph Decuis is a restored 1912 home a short walk from the restaurant, while the larger Farmstead Inn is located on the eatery’s Wagyu beef farm.

the menu changes to focus on a different global cuisine. Vietnamese, French and German have all been featured at the coffee shop/ bookstore. Ingredients at Jefferson Street BBQ (jeffersonstbbq.com) are about as local as they come— much of the meat and produce are sourced from farms just a few miles away from the Converse eatery, where hickory-smoked brisket, pork and chicken are piled high on sandwiches and shareable platters. 11

8 In downtown Wabash, the impeccably renovated Charley Creek Inn (charleycreekinn.com) boasts a speakeasy-style piano bar, fine dining and a wine and cheese shop.

EAT & DRINK 9 Pastries and ice cream come together in deliciously decadent ways at Fort Wayne’s The Yummi Bunni (facebook.com/theyummibunni), where scoops of the cold treat are sandwiched between doughnut halves. 10 Each month at Kokomo’s Bind Cafe (facebook.com/bindcafe),

Relax on the porch of Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard (countryheritagewinery.com) with a glass of one of its many medalwinning varieties from the 2017 Indy International Wine Competition. The spot is located amid eight acres of vineyards in LaOtto. 12

Hummingbird-banding demonstrations, tours, vendors, food and fun! Learn about the migration and tracking of hummingbirds and enjoy the beauty of the sanctuary. Downtown Connersville and Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Rd., 765.827.5109, indianaaudobon .org/places/united-states/indiana/ connersville/birding-guide/marygray-bird-sanctuary. $

53rd Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show PORTLAND, AUG. 22–25, 2018

Over 3,000 engines and 800 tractors, antique and craft dealers. Fun, food and entertainment with gas engine working demonstrations throughout the day. Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., 260.726.3366, tristategasenginetractor .com. 6:30 am–11 pm. $

Grabill Country Fair GRABILL, SEPT. 6–8, 2018

Crafts, children’s games, music, entertainment, food, Saturday morning parade, exhibitors. Join us for lots of exciting family fun. Downtown Grabill, grabillcountryfair.com. 10 am–9 pm. (CONTINUED ON PG. 52)

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Farmstead Inn in Roanoke

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ATTRACTIONS

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum A National Historic Landmark located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary, world-renowned Auburn Automobile Company. 1600 S. Wayne St., 260.925.1444, automobilemuseum.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm. $ SHOPPING

Lyn-Maree’s Boutique Versatile and affordable accessories and apparel that are classic, unique and trendy. Small–3XL and ages 2–102 because everyone deserves a little fabulous! 209 N. Main St., 260.333.0238, lyn-marees.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–6 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

The Olive Twist Enjoy life—it’s delicious at The Olive Twist Inc. Join us in tasting olive oil and balsamic vinegar or to create your own culinary creation! Sixth and Main streets, 260.333.0866, theolivetwist.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 11 am–5 pm; Sat., 10 am– 3 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Byler Lane Winery

ALBANY

ATTRACTIONS

Muncie Dragway Family fun an eighth-mile at a time! Special racing events throughout the year, including Night of Fire, Heads Up Racing and more! 7901 Hwy. 28, 765.789.8470, munciedragway.com. Open March– Nov. $

ALBION

ATTRACTIONS

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary A true sanctuary, Black Pine is home to nearly 100 displaced wildcats, bears, foxes, primates, birds, reptiles and more. 1426 W. 300 North, 260.636.7383, bpsanctuary.org. Open year-round. $ LODGING

Brick Ark Inn Charming restored historic home in downtown Albion, one block from the Noble County Courthouse. Five bedrooms, air conditioned, private bath, WiFi. 215 N. Orange St., 260.636.6181, brickarkinn.com. WiFi

Family Cabins at Chain O’Lakes State Park Furnished family cabins sleep six. Nine connecting lakes with boat/canoe rental. Details and reservations at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. 2355 E. 75 South, 260.636.2654, camp.in.gov. RECREATION

Chain O’Lakes State Park Nine connecting lakes for boating and canoeing.

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Hiking, swimming, picnicking, seasonal naturalist, camping and cross-country skiing trails. 2355 E. 75 South, 260.636.2654, stateparks.in.gov. Open yearround. $

BERNE

ATTRACTIONS

Swiss Heritage Village & Museum

ANDERSON ATTRACTIONS

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Hoosier Park is a premier gaming, racing, dining and entertainment destination, all just minutes north of Indianapolis. Open 24/7, year-round. 4500 Dan Patch Cir., 765.609.4606, hoosierpark .com.

Featuring world’s largest cider press, Civil War–era farmhouse, a Mennonite church built around 1860, one-room brick school and an old Sweitzer barn. 1200 Swiss Way, 260.589.8007, swissheritage.org. Open June–Oct. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $

BLUFFTON RECREATION

RECREATION

Ouabache State Park

Mounds State Park Staffed visitor center, swimming, hiking, picnicking. The park’s name refers to unique prehistoric earthworks found here. Reservable camping and shelters. 4306 Mounds Rd., 765.642.6627, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

A bicycle greenway connects Ouabache State Park (pronounced “WAH-bash”) to Bluffton. Pool, fishing, hiking, picnicking, seasonal naturalist and camping. 4930 E. S.R. 201, 260.824.0926, stateparks .in.gov. Open year-round. $

BRYANT

ANDREWS

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Tipsy Glass Winery

RECREATION

Salamonie Lake Staffed nature center, fishing and hunting in season, hiking, bridle, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails. Reservable camping and shelters. 9214 Lost Bridge West, 260.468.2125, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

SYMBOL KEY

We are an adult establishment in a quaint country setting with a wine for every wine-lover’s palate. Free tastings, live music and food trucks! 5858 County Rd. 35, 260.920.4377, bylerlanewinery .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.– Thurs., noon–7 pm; Fri.–Sat., noon–8 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Near Portland and co-located with Bearcreek Farm’s Marketplace. Award-winning wines, wine slushies, scenic country setting with indoor and outdoor seating. 8685 N. 400 East, 260.729.7184, tipsyglasswinery.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Handicapped-Accessible Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool WiFi WiFi/Internet P Parking Charge AMENITIES

Group Rates and Discounts Pets Allowed $ Admission Charge Full/Continental Breakfast


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COLUMBIA CITY

beckons you! Hike, fish and tour our sites. 401 Central Ave., 765.825.1523, tourconnersville.com.

Poptique Gourmet Popcorn LLC

DUNKIRK

SHOPPING

Gourmet popcorn, gifts and candy in Columbia City and Fort Wayne in the Jefferson Pointe Mall and downtown City Exchange Shoppes. 120 W. Walker Way, 260.244.3745, poptiquepopcorn.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

CONNERSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Historic Connersville Museum features Connersville-made vehicles, log cabin and more. Canal House built in 1842 as headquarters of the Whitewater Canal Company. 103 Vine St., 765.825.0946, historicconnersville.com. April–Nov. Thurs., 1 pm–4 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm.

Whitewater Valley Railroad Relaxing scenic railroad provides a variety of educational and entertaining excursions and special events, including a weekend ride to historic Metamora. 455 Market St., 765.825.2054, whitewatervalleyrr.org. Open March–Dec. $ LODGING

Woodridge Inn Complimentary continental breakfast available daily. Free high-speed Internet in rooms. Close to airport, shopping, dining and attractions. 3700 Western Ave., WiFi 765.825.4800, woodridgeinn.com. RECREATION

Connersville and Fayette County One of the state’s most beautiful and historic areas

ATTRACTIONS

The Glass Museum Indiana’s largest glass museum with over 20,000 pieces of glass from over 100 different factories and 80 different countries. 309 S. Franklin St., 765.768.6872, visitjaycounty.com. Open May–Oct., closed holidays. $

FAIRMOUNT ATTRACTIONS

Fairmount Historical Museum James Dean, iconic Hollywood star, lives on in hometown exhibit. Garfield exhibit honors native son Jim Davis and his fun feline creation. 203 E. Washington St., 765.948.4555, jamesdeanartifacts .com. Open May–Oct., closed holidays. Mon., Wed., Fri.–Sun., 11 am–5 pm. $

James Dean Gallery Extensive James Dean exhibit includes thousands of memorabilia and Dean items. See the worldwide cultural impact this Indiana native and film icon made. 425 N. Main St., 765.948.3326, jamesdeangallery.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–6 pm.

FORT WAYNE ATTRACTIONS

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Always in the season, the botanical conservatory has three gardens under glass. Youth and

adult programs, special events, concerts and shopping. 1100 S. Calhoun St., 260.427.6440, botanicalconservatory.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Wed., Fri.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Thurs., 10 am–8 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm. $ P

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Wild family fun with 1,000 animals and four rides on 40 acres! Named the seventh best zoo in the United States and the 20th best in the world by TripAdvisor. 3411 Sherman Blvd., 260.427.6800, kidszoo.org. Open April–Oct. Mon.–Sun., 9 am– 5 pm. $

Fort Wayne Museum of Art An American art museum with historical and contemporary exhibits of diverse media and makers and hands-on kids’ fun in the Early Learning Center! 311 E. Main St., 260.422.6467, fwmoa.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Tues.–Wed., Fri.–Sat., 10 am– 6 pm; Thurs., 10 am–8 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Science Central Come to Science Central to experience hands-on science fun with the whole family! Show this ad for a $2 discount on admission. Code #2062. 1950 N. Clinton St., 260.424.2400, sciencecentral.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Sweetwater The ultimate destination for musicians and music lovers. With the largest onsite inventory in the country, this is truly a one-of-a-kind place! 5501 U.S. Hwy. 30 West, 260.432.8176, sweetwater.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 9 am–9 pm; Fri., 9 am– 8 pm; Sat., 9 am–7 pm; Sun., 11 am–5 pm.

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LODGING

Comfort Suites – Fort Wayne Near Jefferson Pointe shopping and less than 10 miles from attractions like Franke Park and Lakeside Rose Garden. 5775 Coventry Ln., 260.436.4300, fortwaynecomfortsuites.com. WiFi

Comfort Suites North Convenient to area attractions, golf and restaurants, spacious suites feature free breakfast and WiFi, indoor pool along with fitness center. 3302 E. Dupont Rd., 260.480.7030, choicehotels WiFi .com/in102.

Hampton Inn/Dupont Road Conveniently located near area attractions,

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS (CONTINUED FROM PG. 47)

Apple Dumpling Festival CONNERSVILLE, SEPT. 15–16, 2018

Crafters, great food, car show, farmers market, kids’ area, quilt show, historic site tours, train rides, music, art show and antiques. Downtown Connersville, 401 Central Ave., 765.825.1523, tourconnersville .com.

Fairmount Museum Days/ Remembering James Dean Festival

shopping, golf and restaurants. Enjoy Hampton’s Clean and Fresh bed® and complimentary hot breakfast daily. 3520 E. Dupont Rd., 260.483.3999, WiFi ftwaynedupontroad.hamptoninn.com. SHOPPING

The Olive Twist Enjoy life—it’s delicious at The Olive Twist Inc. Join us in tasting olive oil and balsamic vinegar or to create your own culinary creation! 6410 W. Jefferson Blvd., 260.436.3866, theolivetwist.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–6 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

GAS CITY ATTRACTIONS

Nutcracker Sweets LLC Candy store and teddy bear factory specializing in retro and novelty candy, international candies, cane sugar soda and teddy bear factory experiences. 243 E. Main St., 765.506.1845, facebook. com/nutcrackersweetsgc. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., noon–6 pm; Sat., 10 am–6 pm. LODGING

Best Western PLUS Easy highway access with close proximity to area universities, attractions, golf and restaurants. Rooms offer microwave and refrigerator. Free breakfast. 4936 Kay Bee Dr., 765.998.2331, WiFi bestwestern.com.

Super 8 Easy highway access with close proximity to area universities, golf and restaurants. Free breakfast and free WiFi. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. WiFi 5172 Kaybee Dr., 765.998.6800, super8.com.

GRABILL

FAIRMOUNT, SEPT. 28–30, 2018

SHOPPING

Authentic James Dean artifacts exhibited at museum, James Dean looka-like contest, car show, grand parade, entertainment, carnival, crafts and food. Main Street and Playacres Park, 765.948.4555, jamesdeanartifacts.com. P

The Country Shops of Grabill

Pumpkin Fantasyland LIGONIER, OCT. 1–31, 2018

Pumpkins, gourds and squash are used to create well-known characters and historical events. Hayrides, refreshments and good food. Fashion Farm, 1680 Lincolnway West, 260.894.4498, fashionfarminc.com. $

DWNTWN WKND MUNCIE, OCT. 4–6, 2018

Featuring ArtsWalk on October 4, Upstairs DWNTWN on October 5 and The Hootenanny on October 6. Each focuses on different ways to experience, explore and exhale in DWNTWN Muncie. Downtown Muncie, 765.282.7897, downtownmuncie .org.

Apple Festival of Kendallville

Flea market, H. Souder & Son’s Old-Time General Store, Coffee Cabin Cafe and more located in the heart of Amish Country in downtown Grabill, IN. 13756 State St., 260.627.6315, facebook.com/ thecountryshops. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

GREENTOWN ATTRACTIONS

Greentown Glass Museum See over 2,000 pieces of glass on display, including glassware produced by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. in Greentown between 1894 and 1903. 112 N. Meridian St., 765.628.6206, greentownglass.org. Open March–Nov., closed holidays.

HAGERSTOWN ATTRACTIONS

Abbott’s Candies Stop by the Hagerstown location to watch the making of these candies and get a sweet taste of their famous handmade caramels. 48 E. Walnut St., 765.489.4442, abbottscandies.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm.

KENDALLVILLE, OCT. 6–7, 2018

Step back to the early 1800s. Enjoy unique entertainment, food prepared over the fire, handmade crafts, traders’ village, antiques and demonstrations. Noble County Fairgrounds, 1001 Dowling St., 260.350.1119, kendallvilleapplefestival.com. Oct. 6, 9 am– 6 pm; Oct. 7, 9 am–5 pm. P

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum Wilbur Wright, Indiana’s own aviation pioneer, is honored, and his birthplace, family, accomplishments and Kitty Hawk replica are preserved in this museum. 1525 N. C.R. 750 East, 765.332.2495, wwbirthplace.com. Open April–Oct. $

HARTFORD CITY ATTRACTIONS

Hartford City Public Library A 1903 Carnegie library with Hartford City newspapers on microfilm starting in 1894, cemetery maps and some family histories. 314 N. High St., 765.348.1720, hartfordcity.lib.in.us. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 9 am– 7 pm; Fri., 9 am–5:30 pm; Sat., 9 am–2 pm.

HUNTINGTON RESTAURANTS

Nick’s Kitchen Located in downtown Huntington, we are the home of the breaded pork tenderloin. Come in and have a tenderloin and hand-dipped milkshake. Homemade pie. 506 N. Jefferson St., 260.356.6618, nickskitchen.net. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Tues., 6 am–2 pm; Wed.–Sat., 6 am–8 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Two EE’s Winery Great wines come from great grapes. It’s that simple. Extended summer hours on the weekends. 6808 N. U.S. 24 East, 260.672.2000, twoees.com. Open yearround, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 11 am–7 pm.

KENDALLVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Mid-America Windmill Museum Historical museum preserving and telling the story of wind power. 40 acres of ground displaying restored windmills, exhibits and video. 732 S. Allen Chapel Rd., 260.347.2334, midamerica windmillmuseum.org. Open April–Nov. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $ RECREATION

Bixler Lake Park and Campground A valued gem in the city of Kendallville, Indiana. Lake Park Dr., 260.347.1064, kendallville-in.org/ departments/park/blp.aspx. Open year-round. $

KIMMELL LODGING

Kimmell House Inn Historic beauty, modern comfort. This 1860 inn and restaurant offers charm and elegance from the Victorian era in north Indiana. Special rates. 1397 N. WiFi U.S. 33, 260.635.2193, kimmellhouseinn.com.

KNIGHTSTOWN ATTRACTIONS

The Historic Hoosier Gym Visit the gym used as the Hickory Huskers home court in Hoosiers and a shrine to Indiana basketball. Locker room access. Tours and rentals available. 355 N. Washington St., 800.668.1895, thehoosiergym.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 9:30 am–5 pm.

KOKOMO ATTRACTIONS

Elwood Haynes Museum Tour the former home of Elwood Haynes, the inventor of “America’s First Car,” stainless steel, vapor thermostat, Stellite and multiple alloys. 1915 S. Webster St., 765.456.7500, cityofkokomo.org/ departments/elwood_haynes_museum.php. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 11 am– 4 pm.


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Experience Downtown Kokomo Live music, festivals, local dining, brewery, eclectic nightlife, boutique shopping, trails, art galleries, antiques and Kokomo Jackrabbits baseball. Downtown Kokomo, 800.837.0971, visitkokomo.org. Open year-round.

Kokomo Automotive Museum Celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile! Explore the museum’s new permanent exhibit of Indiana-built cars, including many built in Kokomo. 1500 N. Reed Rd. (S.R. 931), 765.454.9999, kokomoautomotivemuseum.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sun., 10 am–4 pm. $

(BYOH) and saddlebarn with escorted rides. Summer nature/history programs. Reservable camping/cabins. 1418 S. S.R. 101, 765.458.5565, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $ RESTAURANTS

Ainsley’s Cafe Lakeside dining with beautiful view of marina and Brookville Lake. Menu has something for everyone! Steaks, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, salads and specials. 15179 Old S.R. 101, 765.458. 7474, ainsleyslakeside.com. Open April–Oct. Wed.–Fri., Sun., 11 am–9 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am– 10 pm.

LIGONIER ATTRACTIONS

Annie Oakley Perfumery Take a sensory tour and experience the enchantment of the only perfumery in the U.S. Spend some time in the gift shop. 300 Johnson St., 260.894.7219, annieoakley.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. LODGING

Solomon Mier Manor Bed & Breakfast A quiet retreat in a historic community. Inn is Italian/Queen Anne Renaissance home built by Jewish-German immigrant Solomon Mier. 508 S. WiFi Cavin St., 260.894.3668, smmanor.com.

Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory Tours America’s oldest art glass company. See art glass hand-ladled and rolled from a 2,500-degree furnace and blown-glass demos. Tour weekdays at 10 a.m. 1310 S. Market St., 765.457.1829, kog.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Kokomo Speedway Racing action held weekly on Sunday nights, May into September. Special events include Sprint Car Smackdown and Kokomo Klash. Visit website for schedule. 2455 Davis Rd., 765.459.3877, kokomospeedway.net. Open May–Sept. $

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum Visit the 1891 home of a wealthy gas boom industrialist and bask in its Victorian elegance while you discover Howard County’s remarkable history. 1200 W. Sycamore St., 765.452.4314, howardcountymuseum.org. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $ LODGING

Courtyard by Marriott Award-winning hotel convenient to attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. Indoor pool and exercise room. Onsite Bistro Café for breakfast and dinner. 411 Kentucky Dr., 765.453.0800, WiFi marriott.com/okkcy.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton All guest rooms and suites offer complimentary WiFi, Hampton’s free hot breakfast, guest laundry, a business center and evening reception Monday–Thursday. 2920 S. Reed Rd., 765.455.2900, WiFi hamptoninnkokomo.com.

LIBERTY LODGING

Family Cabins at Whitewater Memorial State Park Furnished family cabins sleep six. Great for outdoor fun year-round. Access to nearby Brookville Lake. Reservations at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746. 1418 S. S.R. 101, 765.458.5565, camp.in.gov.

Sagamore Resort Waterfront condo lodging on Brookville Lake. Kent’s Harbor Marina boat rentals and Harbor Links Golf Club also on site. 15179 Old S.R. 101, 765.458.7431, kentsharbor.com. WiFi RECREATION

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LOGANSPORT ATTRACTIONS

Cass County Dentzel Carousel This National Historic Landmark is open to the public for rides all summer long. Available for offseason private rental. Grab that gold ring! 1208 Riverside Dr., 574.753.8725, casscountycarousel.com. Open June–Aug. Mon.–Fri., 6 pm–9 pm; Sat.–Sun., 1 pm–9 pm.

Cass County Historical Society Museum This lovely 1850s Victorian home houses three

floors of local history. A wide array of furnishings, artifacts and antiquities on display. 1004 Market St., 574.753.3866, casshistory.net. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 1 pm–5 pm.

Cole Clothing Museum Historic Queen Anne Victorian home with vintage clothing from pre-1900s through the 1970s. Style shows for groups and off-season hours available. 900 Broadway, 574.753.4058. Open April–Dec., closed holidays. Tues. & Thurs., 1 pm–4 pm; Fri., 11 am–4 pm. $

VISITOR RESOURCES

Logansport Art Association Founded in 1911, this gallery holds monthly exhibits, an artisan shop, classes, camps and a clay program area. 424 Front St., 574.735.2915, loganart.org. Feb.–Dec., closed holidays.

Longcliff Museum Visit Indiana’s oldest operating mental hospital. Displays offer a fascinating glimpse into patient life and treatment since 1888. By appointment. 1098 S. S.R. 25, 574.737.3708. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Auto museums, art galleries, trails, sports and festivals. 700 E. Firmin St., Ste. 100, 800.837.0971, visitkokomo .org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm.

canoeing, biking, fishing, wineries and orchards. 13 E. Main St., 765.472.1923, enjoymiamicounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4 pm.

Statewide

Auburn

Logansport

Portland

Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Visit DeKalb County, Indiana, and experience our museums, featuring automobiles, trucks, aircraft, railroad memorabilia and military collections. 500 S. Grandstaff Dr., Ste. C, 260.927.1499, dekalbcvb.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm.

Enjoy riverfront recreation, trails, the historic Dentzel Carousel, France Park, museums, unique shopping, historic architecture and outdoor fun. 311 S. Fifth St., 574.753.4856, visit-casscounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 8 am–1 pm; Fri., 8 am–noon.

Events, lodging, camping, restaurants, attractions, shopping, entertainment, history, genealogy, antiques, golfing, museums and group tours. 118 S. Meridian St., 260.726.3366, visitjaycounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Indiana Foodways Alliance

Connersville

Brewers of Indiana Guild

Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indianagrown.org. Open year-round.

Regionwide

East Region Tourism Explore automotive history, Antique Alley, heritage festivals, museums, horse racing and casino. Experience food, glass, golf, wine trails and much more. 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, visiteasternindiana.org.

Anderson

Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau With exciting casino action, live horse racing, historic theaters and beautiful parks, Anderson/ Madison County has what you want to get your fun started. 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., 800.533.6569, visitandersonmadisoncounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

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DeKalb County Visitors Bureau

Fayette County Tourism Fabulous Fayette County welcomes you to enjoy the hospitality of our beautiful and historic area. Sightseeing, recreation, shopping, dining and more! 401 N. Central Ave., 765.825.1523, tourconnersville.com. Open year-round.

Fort Wayne

Visit Fort Wayne Enjoy affordable, fun family getaways in Fort Wayne, Indiana! Check out visitfortwayne.com for itineraries, coupons, packages, guides and maps. 927 S. Harrison St., 800.767.7752, visitfortwayne.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Huntington

Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau Over 3,500 acres of water, nationally featured restaurants, shopping, zipline adventures, winery, craft sodas, antiques, museums and lively festivals. 407 N. Jefferson St., 260.359.8687, domorehuntington.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm.

Kokomo

Cass County Visitors Bureau

Marion

Marion/Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau Information about legendary James Dean, the Garfield Trail, Splash House Water Park, Quilters Hall of Fame, Mississinewa 1812 and classic car shows. 505 W. Third St., 765.668.5435, showmegrantcounty .com. Open year-round.

Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau

Richmond

Richmond/Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau & Old National Road Welcome Center Your Eastern Indiana information hub! Travel advisors are eager to assist. Coupons, brochures, maps, directions and trip ideas. Browse our gift shop. 5701 National Rd. East, 765.935.8687, visitrichmond .org. Open year-round.

Muncie

Muncie/Delaware County Visitors Bureau Model Aviation Museum, Minnetrista, Ball State University, Children’s Museum, art galleries, Sportsplex, reservoir, bike/ walk/horse trails, dragway. 3700 S. Madison St., 765.284.2700, visitmuncie.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

New Castle

Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau Find us on Facebook, @Henry CountyTourism, for an up-to-date community events calendar. 3205 S. Memorial Dr., 765.593.0764, henrycountyin.org.

Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau

Peru

Experience Kokomo Opalescent Glass tours, Seiberling Mansion, Elwood Haynes, Greentown and

Enjoy festivals, museums, circus, golf, unique shops, Miami Indian/ historic sites, camping, boating,

Miami County Tourism Bureau

Tipton

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce and Tipton Main Street Association Farmers market, festivals, historic Diana Theatre, 18-hole golf course, community pool, bowling alley, boutiques, antiques, museum, eateries and lodging. 114 S. Main St., 765.675.7533, tiptonchamber.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Tues., Thurs.–Fri., 8 am– 4 pm; Wed., 8 am–noon.

Winchester

Randolph County Convention & Visitors Bureau With so much to do, why go anywhere else? Come and check out the fastest half-mile at Winchester Speedway, SilverTowne, Wick’s Pies or Wilson Wines! 123 W. Franklin St., Ste. 201, 800.905.0514, roamrandolph .org. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm.


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McHale Performing Arts Center This top-notch facility has 799 seats with 16 handicapped and companion seating. Past performances include The Lettermen and Ray Charles. 1 Berry Ln., 574.753.4116, mchalepac.org. Open year-round. $

The State Theatre The State Theatre hosts local musicians, touring bands, comedians and theatrical performances. This is a premier performing arts venue. 317 Market St., 574.992.8660, statetheatrelive.com. Open yearround. $

U.S. 24 Speedway A 1/8th-mile clay oval track located seven miles west of Logansport. Call for a schedule. 6830 W. U.S. 24, 219.863.6618, us24speedway.net. Open April–Oct. $ LODGING

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Seventy-four spacious, exquisitely furnished guestrooms, indoor pool, continental breakfast, spacious exercise room and large meeting room. 3939 Market St., 574.735.6000, hiexpress.com/ WiFi logansport.

Morels on the Wabash Morels on the Wabash is a perfect opportunity to experience the wonders of nature without giving up the comforts of home. 3310 Georgetown Rd., 574.753.3430, facebook.com/morels-on-the-wabash.

Quality Inn and Conference Center You’ll love staying at this full-service, mid-scale hotel with lots of amenities. Onsite restaurant and a continental breakfast is offered. 3550 Market St., 574.753.6351, qualityinn.com. WiFi

Super 8 Get your day going with Super 8’s super start breakfast. Super 8 is conveniently located near plenty of shopping and dining options. 3801 WiFi Market St., 574.722.1273, super8.com. RECREATION

Dykeman’s Municipal Golf Course Best course and best deal anywhere! The course is 6,185 yards, par 70. This course has wonderful character and quality that golfers appreciate. 101 Eberts Rd., 574.753.0222, dykemanpark.com. March–Nov. $

Eel River Run One full mile of urban trail begins at Stonewall Park and travels to Riverside Park. Cole Bridge connects to River Bluff Trail. Fourth and High sts., cityoflogansport.org/parks. Open year-round.

France Park Enjoy hiking, jogging, biking, swimming, fishing and scuba diving at France Park. Picnic beside the waterfall. Ride the 1,400-foot zipline! 4505 W. U.S. 24 West, 574.753.2928, francepark.com. Open yearround. $

Little Turtle Waterway Trailhead Park and outdoor museum featuring a Wabash riverbank trail, which includes the confluence with the Eel River. Fourth and Melbourne, cityoflogansport.org. Open year-round. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Panhandle Pathway A scenic 21-mile trail that provides a quiet place to enjoy nature while walking, running or biking with your family and friends. U.S. 24 West, panhandlepathway.org. Open year-round.

River Bluff Trail/Hervey Preserve 2.4 miles of handicapped-accessible paved and gravel trails, plus canoe/kayak launch, four bridges, pavilions, a labyrinth, three entrances and parking. 800/1500 Michigan Ave., 574.753.4856, logansportmemorial.org. Open year-round. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

The People’s Winery Custom winery serving quality wines made from the finest varietal juices from around the world. Join us in this warm and welcoming atmosphere. 414 S. Third St., 574.721.0791. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 2 pm–8 pm; Sat., 11 am–7 pm; Sun., 11 am–4 pm.

MARION

ATTRACTIONS

The Garfield Trail

The Historic Hostess House Dine in this elegant mansion listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Luncheon

Minnetrista in Muncie

weekdays 11 am–2 pm; reservations encouraged. Boutique gift shop. 723 W. Fourth St., 765.664.3755, hostesshouse.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 11 am–4 pm.

James Dean Birth Site Memorial Memorial tribute to legendary actor and Hollywood icon James Dean, who lived in the House of Seven Gables on this site after his birth on Feb. 8, 1931. Corner of Fourth and McClure sts. Open year-round.

Quilters Hall of Fame Museum celebrates outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. Museum and gift shop. Group tours welcome with advance booking. $4, $3 seniors and groups. 926 S. Washington St., 765.664.9333, quiltershalloffame.net. Open April– Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $

Splash House Water Park One of the most fun family-friendly water parks in Indiana! Tranquil lazy river, exhilarating waterslides, wave pool, and kids’ play zone. Seasonal. 2601 S. Adams St., 765.668.1794, marionindiana.us. Open May–Aug. $ RECREATION

Cardinal Greenway of Grant County Families love the Cardinal Greenway Trail in Grant County! Great scenery, hiking, biking, family friendly. Fitness and fun! P.O. Box 2071, 765.668.5435, cardinalgreenways.org. Open year-round.

MIDDLETOWN

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Belgian Horse Winery Dating back to 1836, Belgian Horse Winery honors a six-generation family tradition of sharing time with family and loving good wine. 7200 W. C.R. 625 North, 765.779.3002, belgianhorsewinery

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.com. Open year-round. Wed.–Fri., 2 pm–9 pm; Sat., noon–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

MUNCIE

ATTRACTIONS

Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University Experience the night sky as you have never seen it before. State-of-the-art technology transforms the 52-foot dome into a simulation of the night sky. 2200 W. Riverside Ave., 765.285.8860, bsu.edu. Open year-round, closed holidays.

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University Discover one of Indiana’s best art museums! An outstanding collection representing cultures from around the world from the past 5,000 years. 2021 W. Riverside Ave., 765.285.5242, cms.bsu.edu/ web/museumofart. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4:30 pm; Sat.–Sun., 1:30 pm–4:30 pm. P

DWNTWN Muncie See our thriving DWNTWN community filled with vibrant local shops, eateries and businesses waiting to be engaged with and wandered through. 500 S. Walnut St., 765.282.7897, downtownmuncie.org. Open year-round.

Minnetrista Discover the legacy of the Ball family and Ball jars! Explore 40 acres of Ball family homes, gardens and exhibits, as well as fun workshops. 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., 765.282.4848, minnetrista.net. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5:30 pm; Sun., 11 am–5:30 pm. $

National Model Aviation Museum Fly into fun and learn about model aviation at the AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center. The largest collection of model aircraft in the U.S. 5151 E. Memorial Dr., 765.287.1256, modelaircraft .org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

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Visit over a dozen fun and unique statues of America’s favorite fat cat, Garfield! Great family photo ops with everybody’s favorite feline. Various locations, 765.668.5435, followthefatcat.com. Open year-round.


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LODGING

Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center Award-winning hotel convenient to attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. Indoor pool and exercise room. Onsite Bistro Cafe open for breakfast and dinner. 601 S. High St., 317.287.8550, WiFi courtyardmunciein.com. RECREATION

Cardinal Greenways Cardinal Greenways is Indiana’s longest span of recreational trails. Spanning 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond and Central Indiana. 700 Wysor St., 765.287.0399, cardinalgreenways.org. Open year-round.

NEW CASTLE ATTRACTIONS

Art Center and Arts Park The Art Association of Henry County is committed to supporting the enrichment of the community in its enjoyment of culture and creativity. 1501 Broad St., 765.529.2634, henrycountyarts.org. Open yearround. Tues.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 9 am–1 pm. $

Henry County Historical Society and Museum The oldest continuously operating museum in Indiana, HCHS is housed in the historic home of Civil War Gen. William Grose with a genealogical library. 606 S. 14th St., 765.529.4028, henrycountyhs .org. Open March–Dec. Wed.–Fri., 1 pm–4:30 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm. $

PERU

LODGING

Grissom Air Museum

Spacious rooms, indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and a hot continental breakfast to start your day off right. Book online or call us directly. 100 Holiday Dr., 260.726.6688, holidayinn.com.

ATTRACTIONS

24 military aircraft and Cold War security tower. Open weekends Fri.–Sun. from late Feb. through early Dec. Open Mon.–Sat. from 10 am–4 pm; Sun. from noon–5 pm June, July and Aug. 1000 W. Hoosier Blvd., 765.689.8011, grissomairmuseum.com. Open March–Nov. $ RECREATION

Mississinewa Lake Rent-a-camp cabins and long-term camping available. Water-based activities, hiking, summer nature/history programs, disc golf and seasonal hunting. 4673 S. 625, 765.473.6528, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Holiday Inn Portland

WiFi

Hoosier Inn Offering cable TV with HBO, in-room coffee, microwave, refrigerator, free local calls and close to Jay County Fairgrounds. 1620 N. Meridian St., 260.726.7113, hoosierinnportland.com. WiFi

Portland Inn

PORTLAND

We are located just minutes away from the Jay County Fairgrounds, Eldora Speedway and Winchester Speedway. Family and whirlpool suites available. 1147 U.S. 27, 260.726.8888, portland-inn WiFi .com.

Jay County Historical Museum

SHOPPING

13,500 square feet of history and genealogy. Features iron lung, reaper, Indian artifacts, industry, clothing, school and military memorabilia and more! 903 E. Main St., 260.726.7168, jaycountyhistory.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm.

Jay County Antique Mall Antique mall with endless dealers, antiques, vintage, collectible, estate and hard-to-find treasures. Something for everyone. New and used furniture. 500 S. Meridian St., 260.766.4030, jcantiquemall.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Museum of the Soldier

Specialty Shops – Portland

Honoring those who offered their lives in defense of their country. View phone President Bush used during the 9/11 crisis, many Purple Hearts and letters. 510 E. Arch St., 260.726.2967, museumofthesoldier.com. Open May–Oct.

Fudge, glass, many antiques and primitives. Jewelry, coffee, candy and unique gifts in downtown Portland. Downtown Portland, 260.726.3366, visitjaycounty.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

ATTRACTIONS

Henry County Saddle Club The Henry County Saddle Club was developed with the intent of providing a quality facility for Henry County youth to show their horses and ponies. 2221 N. Memorial Dr., 765.524.2400, hcsaddleclub.com. Open March–Oct.

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum Interactive exhibits and a thrilling collection of Indiana basketball memorabilia. Hoosier Hysteria is alive and well at this museum. 408 Trojan Ln., 765.529.1891, hoopshall.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $ LODGING

Steve Alford All-American Inn Enjoy our unique sports-themed hotel with clean, affordable rooms, complimentary breakfast, fitness room and free WiFi. Three miles off I-70. 21 E. Executive Dr., 765.593.1212, stevealfordinn.com. WiFi

RECREATION

Summit Lake State Park Fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, volleyball and summer nature/history programs. Boat rentals available. Reservable camping and shelters. 5993 N. Messick Rd., 765.766.5873, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $ RESTAURANTS

Primo Restaurant Voted Henry County’s Best Italian and Best New Restaurant in 2015, Primo serves Italian classics and familiar favorites in a rustic-upscale setting. 1326 Broad St., 765.388.2777, primonewcastle.com. Open year-round. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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REDKEY

5701 National Rd. East, 800.828.8414, visitrichmond .org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Redkey Shops

Historic Richmond Depot District

SHOPPING

Near Portland. Many antiques, primitive and modern. Jewelry and collectibles. Fun to shop and find interesting treasures. Downtown Redkey, 260.726.3366, visitjaycounty.com. Open year-round.

Just Us Girls Getaway Packages We have fashioned fantastic deals for a girls’ getaway. Each lady receives $75 worth of freebies, including a certificate for Warm Glow Candle Store. 5701 National Rd. East, 800.828.8414, visitrichmond .org. Open year-round.

Dozens of locally owned shops, antiques, nine restaurants, entertainment and nightlife, historical attractions, mural art and National Model T Ford Museum. 180 Fort Wayne Ave., 765.939.3325, richmonddepotdistrict.com. Open year-round.

RICHMOND

Murals Trail

Indiana’s Famous Antique Alley

ATTRACTIONS

Chocolate Trail

More than 70 vibrant murals are woven along city streets in an inspiring collage of Richmond and Wayne County’s history and imagination. Free. 5701 National Rd. East, 800.828.8414, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

If your kind of shopping includes vintage finds or items to upcycle, make your way to Antique Alley with 1,200+ antique dealers along two loop trails. 5701 National Rd. East, 800.828.8414, visitrichmond

BOA T RE NTA L BOA TIN G E LE C TR IC H OO FISH KU P IN G L AK E FLU SH TOI LE T S GR A TE S /GR I LL S G RO CE R Y GRO UP R AT ES/ HAN D IS COU DIC APP NT S ED LOD ACC G IN ESS G IBLE PE T S AL LOW ED R EC RE A TI O N HAL RV S L IT E S SE W ER H OO KU P SHO WE R /H OT SW WA IM M TER IN G TAB LE S TAC K LE / BA IT TEN NIS COU RT S TEN TS WA TER HO O KU WIF P I/IN TER NE T ACC E SS

Indulge yourself! Complimentary local-made samples: delightful chocolates, candles, wine, ice cream and desserts. Free. Available year-round.

Camping

.org. Open year-round.

SITE DESCRIPTION

A unique nature center and eight connecting lakes to paddle through. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Nature center open year-round. Visit ancient Native American earthworks. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Nature center open year-round. Bridle trails, snowmobiling and hunting in season. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Access to bicycle greenway into Bluffton. Summer nature/history programs. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

ALBION Chain O’Lakes State Park 2355 E. 75 South, 260.636.2654 stateparks.in.gov

ANDERSON Mounds State Park 4306 Mounds Rd., 765.642.6627 stateparks.in.gov

ANDREWS Salamonie Lake 9214 Lost Bridge West 260.468.2125, stateparks.in.gov

BLUFFTON Ouabache State Park 4930 E. S.R. 201 260.824.0926 stateparks.in.gov

Primitive and RV sites, camping on Whitewater River. Tubing, kayaking, canoeing, playground, bath house, fishing and more. Visit us on Facebook!

CONNERSVILLE Robinson’s Whitewater Campground 1614 S. S.R. 121 765.825.4885

Bridle trails (BYOH) and horsemen’s camping. Summer nature/history programs. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

LIBERTY Whitewater Memorial State Park 1418 S. S.R. 101, 765.458.5565 stateparks.in.gov

Enjoy hiking, biking and cross-country skiing on scenic trails. Swimming, zipline, fishing and scuba diving on site. Picnic beside the waterfall.

Choose from 125 campsites on the Wabash River. Short drive to the Cass County Carousel, Peru Circus Museum and Grissom Air Museum.

LOGANSPORT France Park 4505 W. U.S. 24 West 574.753.2928, francepark.com

LOGANSPORT Tall Sycamore Campground 355 S. C.R. 600, 574.753.4898 tallsycamorecampground.com

Summer nature/history programs. Great fishing and sand volleyball courts. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Rent-a-camp cabins available. Summer history/nature programs. Disc golf/ RC flying field. Hunting in season. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

NEW CASTLE Summit Lake State Park 5993 N. Messick, 765.766.5873 stateparks.in.gov

PERU Mississinewa Lake 4673 S. 625 East 765.473.6528 stateparks.in.gov

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O’Onda Gallery & Gifts/MW Designs/ From The Heart Int’l./Being A Woman Inc. O’Onda Gallery & Gifts is where you purchase with purpose. Experience our gallery of fine art, fair trade, causes and artisan foods in downtown Richmond. 534 E. Main St., 765.935.9717, oondafairtrade.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. LODGING

Quaker Hill Conference Center We have comfortable rooms and great food! We are well suited for groups of up to 50 for overnight, food service and meetings. 10 Quaker Hill Dr., 765.962.5741, qhcc.org. WiFi RESTAURANTS

through Eastern Indiana. There is nothing like tasting a new brew or vino in the place it was crafted. 5701 National Rd. East, 800.828.8414, visit richmond.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Private rustic bunkhouse on a working farm with private lake for fishing, canoeing or kayaking. 11463 N. 150 West, 260.854.4675, mirrorlakebb.com.

ROANOKE

ROYAL CENTER

Joseph Decuis

Crooked Creek Trails Horseback Riding Stables

RESTAURANTS

RECREATION

Fine dining, small-town charm. Foods and Wagyu beef grown on our farm. B&Bs and farm tours. 191 N. Main St., 260.672.1715, josephdecuis.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 5:30 pm– 10 pm.

ROME CITY

Chaperoned rides on scenic trails. Moonlight rides available. Groups welcome. We also offer pony rides and camping. 7187 W. C.R. 250 North, 574.643.9395, crookedcreekhorsebackriding.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–6 pm. $ WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

ATTRACTIONS

Indian Trail Wines

Galo’s Italian Grill

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site

Italian classics, as well as American fare, served in our unique round dining room with archways. Wood-fired oven pizzas, steaks, seafood and much more! 107 Garwood Rd., 765.973.9000, galositaliangrill.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Thurs., 11 am–10 pm; Fri.–Sat, 11 am–11 pm; Sun., 11 am–9 pm.

Famous author Gene Stratton-Porter’s Cabin at Wildflower Woods on Sylvan Lake. See where she lived and worked as an author and nature photographer. 1205 Pleasant Point, 260.854.3790, genestratton-porter.com. Open April–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $

The Olde Richmond Inn Restaurant

The Lavender Lane

RECREATION

A Richmond, Indiana, landmark restaurant for over 30 years. Lunch and dinner served daily. Victorian home built in 1892. Classic menu and daily specials. 138 S. Fifth St., 765.962.2247, oldrichmondinn.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–9 pm; Fri.– Sat., 11 am–10 pm; Sun., 11 am–9 pm.

Small family-owned lavender farm with 25 varieties. Year-round gift shop sells fresh and dried plants, soaps, oils, sprays, sachets and herbal mixes. 2258 E. Northport Rd., 260.854.4494, thelavenderlane .com. Open April–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

Camping, swimming, pontoon rental, ATV, horse trails and more. The second-largest city park in the United States. Just a few miles south of Muncie. 7301 S. C.R. 560 East, 766.528.4270. Open year-round.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

LODGING

Heartland Wine & Ale Trail

Mirror Lake Bed & Breakfast

SPICELAND

We invite you to sip, sample and taste your way

A farm stay in Amish Country in north Indiana.

Historic Richmond Depot District

Our rustic charm will bring you in, but our wonderful wines will keep you here! Indulge in one of your favorite wines today! 7540 N. C.R. 350 West, 574.889.2509. Open year-round, closed holidays. Fri., 2 pm–6 pm; Sat.–Sun., 11 am– 6 pm.

SELMA

Prairie Creek Reservoir

RESTAURANTS

Montgomery’s Steakhouse The region’s premier award-winning steakhouse, serving only certified Angus beef brand steaks. Live entertainment on weekends. 5800 S. S.R. 3, 765.987.8000, montgomeryssteakhouse.com. Open year-round. Mon., 4 pm–10 pm; Tues.–Thurs, noon–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., noon–1 am; Sun., noon– 11 pm.

SPRINGPORT ATTRACTIONS

Whitetail Tree Farm Whitetail Tree Farm helps families create memories that last a lifetime. Located between New Castle and Muncie, the farm has Christmas trees and more. 8650 N. C.R. 100 East, 765.755.3345, whitetailtreefarm.com.

WABASH

RESTAURANTS

PHOTO COURTESY RICHMOND/WAYNE CO. CTB

Market Street Grill and Bistro In historic downtown Wabash, now offering farm-to-fork dining. Upstairs and outdoors on three public patios. Chef de jour menus featuring local ingredients. 90 W. Market St., 260.563.7770, msgrill.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

WINCHESTER ATTRACTIONS

Wick’s Pies Inc. Tour Wick’s bakery and observe the making and baking of pies and pie shells. Tours available by appointment. Pie shop open year-round. 217 S.E. Greenville Ave., 765.584.8401, wickspies.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–7 pm; Sat., 6 am– 2 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Indianapolis Cultural Trail in downtown Indy

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CENTRAL REGION The heart of Indiana provides an unforgettable getaway. World-class museums and performing arts. Nationally acclaimed dining (why hello, Bon Appétit and Food & Wine!). An always-exciting pro-sports scene. Spend the day exploring one of our quaint small towns, such as Zionsville or Fortville, or an urban hot spot, like Indy’s retro-cool Fountain Square, accessible via foot or bike on the world-famous Cultural Trail. Here, big-city excitement mingles with rural charm—and you’ll find the best of both when you’re at the center of it all.

INSIDE THIS SECTION

NEW & NOTEWORTHY pgs. 62–63

FAIRS & FESTIVALS

pgs. 63, 70, 74

DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 64–79

REGIONAL MAP pg. 64

VISITOR RESOURCES pg. 68

CAMPING SITES pg. 66

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SIGHTSEEING!

GRAND CENTRAL

Explore sports, arts and the outdoors, and a variety of food and drink, from Asian to award-winning craft beer. Cheers to the Central region! SEE & DO 1 Since opening in 2014, 400-acre youth sports complex Grand Park (grandpark.org) has been a huge catalyst in not only drawing baseball and soccer teams to the area, but driving development in Westfield. See for yourself by biking or walking the 10-plus miles of trails within the park, then dining on nearby “Restaurant Row” featuring Italian, sushi and local artisan fare.

The only institution of its kind in the Midwest, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (eiteljorg.org) displays cultural objects and works by prominent names (Warhol, O’Keeffe, Remington). Its contemporary collection is renowned. 2

Catch a throwback flick or a nostalgic classic at Franklin’s Historic Artcraft Theatre (historicartcraft theatre.org), an Art Deco gem from the silent-movie era. 3

DESTINATIONS AT A GLANCE

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good to know Turn to page 64 for more attractions, dining and places to stay. And be sure to check hours and availability before setting out.

The Flying Frog in Franklin

4 Rent a canoe or kayak from Eagle Creek Outfitters (eaglecreekoutfitters.com) to navigate Eagle Creek Park’s 1,400-acre reservoir. Sunset and full moon paddle tours are offered in season. 5 Play putt-putt, shoot hoops, steer a pedal car around a mini racetrack and much more at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ (childrensmuseum.org) new Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience opening in March. 6 More than 50 varieties of apples fill the orchards surrounding The Apple Works (apple-works.com) in rural Trafalgar. Find your perfect bushel—along with other fresh produce—in the country store.

STAY 7 After a busy day, relax at the Prairie Guest House (prairie guesthouse.com) across from interactive history park Conner Prairie in Fishers. It even has a yoga studio. 8 Just south of downtown Indianapolis, The Villa on Meridian (indyluxuryrentals.com) includes a beautifully restored 1890 Victorian, a carriage house and a penthouse with great city views. 9 Watch the world go by from the front porch of The Flying Frog Bed & Breakfast (theflyingfrogbedand breakfast.com), or walk a few blocks

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Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis


CENTRAL noteworthy

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Central Indiana.

Indy Eleven Professional Soccer INDIANAPOLIS, MARCH–NOV., 2018

Indy Eleven pro soccer has been playing in the Circle City since 2014 and provides families entertaining live soccer in Indianapolis. IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 1001 W. New York St., 317.685.1100, indyeleven.com. $ P

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament INDIANAPOLIS, FEB. 28– MARCH 4, 2018

Plat 99 at The Alexander in Indianapolis

to wander Franklin’s pleasant downtown streets. AMAZING! Cuban artist Jorge

Pardo designed Plat 99’s interior, including all 99 brilliantly hued light fixtures.

10 Is it a hotel or an art gallery? Actually, The Alexander (thealexander .com) in Indianapolis is both. The emphasis on art and design is evident everywhere you look—even in contemporary restaurant Cerulean and nightspot Plat 99.

EAT & DRINK 11 Mouthwatering brunch dishes— try the Moroccan-spiced Shakshuka—make Carmel’s Parisian-chic Eggshell Bistro (eggshellbistro.com) a delicious start to the day.

Damiano Perillo brought his mother’s recipes from Sicily to North Salem, where he dishes out authentic pizzas, pastas and calzones at Perillo’s Pizzeria (face book.com/perillospizzeria). 12

13 In Bargersville and Fortville, Taxman Brewing Company (taxman brewing.com) pulls pints of hefty Belgian beers and serves up plates of farm-to-fork gastropub eats. 14 Asian cuisine receives a street food–inspired makeover at Rook (rookindy.com), where you can dig into ramen and rice bowls, steamed buns and banh mi. Find it in Indy’s trendy Fletcher Place neighborhood.

March is on! Cheer on the best of the B1G as they compete for the conference title. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.237.5000, indianasportscorp.org. $P

NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving INDIANAPOLIS, MARCH 21–24, 2018

The IU Natatorium welcomes the return of the top Division III swimmers and divers. IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, 901 W. New York St., 317.237.5000, indianasportscorp.org. $ P

27th Annual Traditional Pow-wow LEBANON, APRIL 7–8, 2018

Native American singing, dancing, Red Road specials, vendors and food. Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 100 South, Exit 138 off I-65, 765.453.9025, americanindiancounci .wix.com/americanindiancounci. $

500 Festival INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 2–26, 2018

Celebrate the Indy 500 with actionpacked events throughout May! From a half-marathon to a massive parade, there’s something for everyone. Downtown Indianapolis, 21 Virginia Ave., Ste. 500, 317.927.3378, 500festival.com. $

Brick Street Market ZIONSVILLE, MAY 12, 2018

Held on Zionsville’s brick Main Street, this arts and crafts fair features handmade items by over 175 vendors plus great food and entertainment. Downtown Zionsville, 317.873.3836, zionsvillechamber .org. (CONTINUED ON PG. 70)

GRAND PARK COURTESY VISIT HAMILTON CO.; FLYING FROG COURTESY FESTIVAL COUNTRY INDIANA; OTHERS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

Grand Park in Westfield

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CENTRAL listings

Carmel City Center Experience a vibrant downtown neighborhood with boutiques, cafes, restaurants and more! Shop. Dine. Enjoy. Live! 720 S. Range Line Rd., 866.892.8990, carmelcitycenter.com. Open year-round.

The Center for the Performing Arts Presenting world-class music, dance and theater in three venues on a spectacular campus in the center of Carmel. 1 Center Green, 317.843.3800, thecenterpresents.org. Open year-round. $ P

Laser Flash Indiana’s largest laser tag center. Includes arcade, pizza, beer and wine. 617 Third Ave. SW, 317.571.1677, laser-flash.com. Open year-round.

Monon Community Center Amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, gym, track, seasonal waterpark, access to nature trails, a playground and splash pad. 1235 Central Park Dr. East, 317.848.7275, carmelclayparks.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 5 am–10 pm; Sat.– Sun., 7 am–8 pm. $

Museum of Miniature Houses Enjoy seven rooms of scale miniature houses and room settings. Great for children, adults and seniors. 111 E. Main St., 317.575.9466, museumofminiatures.org. Open year-round. $

Songbook Exhibit Gallery, part of the Great American Songbook Foundation

AVON

Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/ Brownsburg

Comfort Inn Avon

Newly renovated. Amenities: microwave, refrigerators, WiFi, fitness center, easy access off I-74, Hilton Honors Rewards, indoor pool and breakfast. 41 Maplehurst Dr., 317.852.5800, brownsburgsuites.hamptoninn.com.

LODGING

The Comfort Inn Avon offers a business center, group rates and motorcoach parking. We also have a meeting room. 8229 E. Hwy. 36, 317.272.8789, WiFi choicehotels.com/hotels/in271.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fairfield Inn & Suites is located just minutes from Lucas Oil Raceway Park, Indianapolis International Airport and downtown Indianapolis. 119 Angelina WiFi Way, 317.271.9200, marriott.com.

BROWNSBURG LODGING

The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch The Cabin overlooks our three-acre lake, has 6 bedrooms, 51/2 baths, open-living concept on main floor and a large wraparound porch. 6310 E. C.R. 350 North, 317.509.3577, reservations at vrbo.com WiFi

Comfort Suites Near I-74. In-room microwaves, refrigerators and Keurig coffeemakers. Close to Lucas Oil Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 500 W. Northfield Dr., 317.852.2000, choicehotels WiFi .com/in098.

The Cottage at Natural Valley Ranch Beautiful cottage overlooking the ranch. Country living close to the city. Access to our private lake and horse farm. Four bedrooms, 41/2 baths, full kitchen. 6260 E. C.R. 350 North, 317.509.3577, reservations at vrbo.com. WiFi

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WiFi

Quality Inn & Suites Brownsburg Located directly off I-74. Complimentary hot breakfast close to Lucas Oil Raceway and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 31 Maplehurst Dr., 317.852.5353, qualityinn.com/in441.

Celebrate America’s rich musical legacy by visiting our free interactive exhibit gallery. A cultural affiliate of the Grammy Museum. 1 Center Green, 317.844.2251, thesongbook.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm.

The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center The Waterpark in Carmel is home to multiple waterslides, lazy river, kiddie pool, FlowRider®, climbing wall, lap/activity pool and rentable cabanas. 1195 Central Park Dr. West, 317.848.7275, carmelclayparks.com. Open from Sat. of Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. $ LODGING

Hampton Inn Carmel

CARMEL

Located three miles north of I-465 on U.S. 31. Multiple restaurants within walking distance. Ritz Charles and Conner Prairie nearby. 12197 N. Meridian St., WiFi 317.843.1100, hamptoncarmel.com.

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel

Get carried away with Civic’s 2018 shows! Sense and Sensibility, And Then There Were None and Hairspray! Reserve today for great seats. 3 Center Green 317.843.3800, civictheatre.org. Open yearround. $ P

Full-service hotel. Indulge in distinctive style-savvy service, expressive decor and our chic and savory Grille 39 restaurant and lounge. 11925 N. Meridian St., 317.816.0777, renaissanceindianapolis.com.

WiFi

ATTRACTIONS

Carmel Arts & Design District Galleries, specialty shops, boutiques, eateries and more! A full schedule of events, festivals and gallery walks occurs throughout the year. Main Street and Range Line Road, 317.571.2787, carmelartsanddesign.com.

SYMBOL KEY

SHOPPING

Bath Junkie Design your own bath, body, pet and home products! Fragrance blending bar of over 200 oils. A unique shopping experience! 741 Hanover Pl., 317.805.1850, bathjunkiecarmel.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Handicapped-Accessible Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool WiFi WiFi/Internet P Parking Charge AMENITIES

Group Rates and Discounts Pets Allowed $ Admission Charge Full/Continental Breakfast


CENTRAL listings

CCA Gallery & Gifts

divvy A dining experience to be shared. More than 100 sharing plates and taster tours to sip, share and savor. 71 W. City Center Dr., 317.706.0000, divvycarmel.com. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–10 pm; Fri.– Sat., 11 am–12 am.

RESTAURANTS

BoomBozz Pizza and Taphouse

Clay Terrace

2016 International Pizza Champion. Family-friendly dining. Great for large parties and sports teams.

BOA T RE NTA L BOA TIN G E LE C TR IC H OO FISH KU P IN G L AK E FLU SH TOI LE T S GR A TE S /GR I LL S G RO CE R Y GRO UP R AT ES/ HAN D IS COU DIC NT S APP EDLOD ACC G IN ESS G IBLE PE T S AL LOW ED R EC RE A TI O N HAL RV S IT E L S SE W ER H OO KU P SHO WE R /H OT SW WA IM M TER IN G TAB LE S TAC K LE / BA IT TEN NIS COU RT S TEN TS WA TER HO O KU WIF P I/IN TER NE T ACC E SS

Savor shopping and dining in this unique outdoor

Camping

Craft beer and award-winning wings. 2430 E. 146th St., 317.843.2666, boombozz.com. Mon.–Thurs., 3 pm– 11 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–12 am; Sun., 11 am–11 pm.

center featuring Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, Altar’d State, Cafe Patachou, Kona Grill and more. 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., 317.818.0725, clayterrace .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

An artist-owned gallery since 1978. Over 30 Indiana artists offering original art. The perfect place for gifts and collectors alike. 111 W. Main St., Ste. 135, 317.844.2388, ccaartgallery.com. Mon.–Wed., 11 am– 6 pm; Thurs.–Sat., 11 am–8:30 pm; Sun., 11 am– 6 pm.

SITE DESCRIPTION

Beach, mini golf, picnic shelter, playground, campfires permitted, 30/50 amp, propane sales, pullthrough sites and big-rig capable. Open year-round.

Minutes to downtown and other major attractions. Has 170 camping sites with 30/50 amp service. Open year-round with the lowest rates. WiFi available.

Lake Haven is one of Indy’s premier campgrounds. We are open year-round and offer full hook-up, pull-through RV sites. Located near many attractions.

GREENFIELD Heartland Resort 1613 W. 300 North, 317.326.3181 heartlandresort.com

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center 1202 E. 38th St., 317.927.7500 indianastatefair.com

INDIANAPOLIS Lake Haven Retreat 1951 W. Edgewood Ave., 317.783.5267 lakehavenretreat.com

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Matt the Miller’s Tavern An upscale tavern experience featuring a chefdriven menu of tavern favorites but with a unique twist. 11 W. City Center Dr., 317.805.1860, mtmtavern .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–12 am; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–1 am; Sun., 10 am–11 pm.

Mudbugs Cajun Café Award-winning, authentic, home-cooked Cajun cuisine. Also serving delicious po’ boy sandwiches, beignets and a kids’ menu. Several gluten-free options. 20 W. Main St., 317.843.8380, mudbugscajuncafe.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 11 am–8 pm.

Woodys Library Restaurant Built as a Carnegie Library in 1913, this independent historic landmark is a perfect find for a memorable dining experience. 40 E. Main St., 317.573.4444, woodyscarmel.com. Mon.–Thurs. & Sun., 11 am– 12 am; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–3 am. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Peace Water Winery

Indiana’s only locally owned Napa winery! Enjoy our handcrafted premium wines in our fun, eclectic tasting room or outdoor patio. 37 W. Main St., 317.810.1330, peacewaterwinery.com. Open year-round. Tues.–Sat., noon–10 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

DANVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail Find the perfect piece of art, take a hands-on class and enjoy great food along this self-directed driving tour in west Indiana. #RR2MS. 8 W. Main St., 800.321.9666, ruralroutestomainstreet.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. LODGING

The Marmalade Sky Bed and Breakfast Just two blocks north of the square in Danville. Enjoy vintage charm with modern amenities. Walk to dining, shopping and parks. 337 N. Washington St., 317.718.0598, themarmaladesky .com. WiFi

FISHERS ATTRACTIONS

Conner Prairie Immerse yourself in the stories of Indiana through hands-on experiences and programs both indoors and out at Indiana’s first Smithsonian affiliate. 13400 Allisonville Rd., 317.776.6000, connerprairie.org. $

K1 Speed Indiana’s premier electric indoor-karting company, which features 100 percent emissions-free European-style racing karts and professionally designed tracks. 9998 E. 121st St., 317.348.1176, k1speed.com/indianapolis-location.html. Open year-round.

Pinheads Entertainment Center Family entertainment center with bowling, fullservice restaurant, large arcade with a luxury prize redemption room and lots of fun! 13825 Britton Park Rd., 317.773.9988, bowlatpinheads.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–11 pm; Fri.– Sat., 11 am–1 am; Sun., 11 am–10 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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The Pint Cycle We are a 16-person pedal-pub bicycle that offers tours of breweries and bars in Fishers, Indiana. Bike leaves and returns at the corner of Technology Lane & Visionary Way, 844.746.8292, thepintcycle.com. March–Dec., Mon.–Sun., noon–10 pm. $ LODGING

AmericInn Hotel and Suites Indianapolis NE – Fishers The ideal combination of comfort and amenities at

VISITOR RESOURCES Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Statewide

Brewers of Indiana Guild Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and much more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indianagrown.org. Open year-round.

Regionwide

Amtrak Hoosier State Train Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. Enjoy comfortable seating, no middle seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and a café car. 20% discount with code V224. See website for details. amtrak.com/hoosierstate-train. Open year-round. $

Carmel

Hamilton County Tourism A memorable getaway is closer than you think. Art, dining and music. Discover it all, just north of Indy in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield. 37 E. Main St., visithamiltoncounty .com. Open year-round.

Danville

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a great value. Free, hot, homestyle AmericInn Perk breakfast every morning. 9780 North by Northeast Blvd., 317.578.9000, americinn.com. WiFi

Hampton Inn & Suites Complimentary breakfast, variety of suites, microfridge in all rooms, evening manager’s reception, meeting rooms, near Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. 11575 Commercial Dr., 317.913.0300, WiFi spraguehotels.com.

Franklin

Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy Festivals and fun each week, aquatic centers, craft brew and wine, chef-driven restaurant menus, mall and boutique shopping, fall colors, golf and B&Bs. Various locations, 317.560.4191, festivalcountryindiana.com. Open year-round.

Greenfield

Hancock County Tourism and Visitor Center Information about events, museums, lodging, restaurants, parks and recreation facilities, arts and entertainment. 119 W. North St., 866.384.8687, hcvb.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–6 pm.

Indianapolis Visit Indy

Come to Indiana’s capital city and experience the attractions, sports, dining and events that make Indianapolis the state’s top travel destination. 200 S. Capitol Ave., Ste. 300, 317.262.3000, visitindy.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Lebanon

Boone County Convention & Visitors Bureau Information on events, attractions, shops and museums in Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown, Thorntown and Jamestown. P.O. Box 644, 765.484.8572, boonecvb.com.

Martinsville

Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau Learn more about the hidden gems located just minutes from Indianapolis and Bloomington. Small towns, fun festivals, local artisans and natural beauty await. 466 S. Main St., 765.346.5611, visitmorgancountyin.com. Open year-round, closed holidays

Shelbyville

Visit Hendricks County

Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau

Fun, authentic and affordable experiences await in Hendricks County. Make family memories at unique events, eateries and attractions just west of Indy. 8 W. Main St., 800.321.9666, visithendrickscounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm.

It’s all about Shelby County! The historic Porter Visitor Center offers brochures, maps, festival information and walking and driving tours. 501 N. Harrison St., 317.398.9623, visitshelbycounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm.


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The Hilton Garden Inn – Indianapolis Northeast Fishers Renovated in 2016. Full-service restaurant and bar. Free wireless Internet, fitness room, indoor pool, hot tub, microwave, refrigerators, Keurig coffeemakers. 9785 North by Northeast Blvd., 317.577.5900, WiFi indianapolisnortheastfishers.hgi.com. RESTAURANTS

BoomBozz Pizza and Taphouse 2016 International Pizza Champion. Family-friendly dining. Great for large parties and sports teams. Craft beer and award-winning wings. 9887 E. 116th St., 317.577.2699, boombozz.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 3 pm–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–12 am; Sun., 11 am–11 pm.

Comfort Inn

Greenfield Inn

A favorable stay in an affordable way. Cozy accommodations with friendly service set in an ideal location. Pet-friendly hotel. 178 E. Martindale Dr., 317.467.9999, choicehotels.com.

Featuring free WiFi, TV and private bath. 24hour front desk. Just off Interstate 70, and close to shopping and restaurants. About 30 minutes from Indianapolis. 2180 N. State St., 317.318.1719, greenfield-inn.us. WiFi

WiFi

Country Inn & Suites

Hampton Inn

Fridge and microwave in every room. Hot fresh breakfast daily. 2070 N. State St., 317.467.0999, countryinns.com/greenfield-hotel-in-46140/ingreen.

Fridge and microwave in every room. Hot fresh breakfast daily. Newly renovated rooms. 2271 William Way, 317.467.0700, hilton.com/ WiFi hampton_inn/greenfield.

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WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Sun King Small Batch Brewery & Tap Room

Brewery, taproom, craft beer. Indiana Local, Sun King specialty. 7848 E. 96th St., 317.436.1926, sunkingbrewing.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Wed., 11 am–9 pm; Thurs.–Sat., 11 am–10 pm; Sun., 11 am– 8 pm.

FORTVILLE LODGING

Ivy House Bed and Breakfast Premier Indiana bed and breakfast. Private baths, queen beds and luxury linens. Awaken to a full candlelit breakfast. 304 N. Merrill St., 317.485.4800, ivyhousebb.com. WiFi

FRANKLIN ATTRACTIONS

City of Franklin Come visit Franklin, City of Choice! Specialty shops, restaurants, museums, Art Deco theater, farmers market, parks, community events and more. 70 E. Monroe St., 317.736.3602, franklin.in.gov. Open year-round.

Johnson County Museum of History A family-friendly museum featuring local history, hands-on activities and the Johnson County Local History & Genealogy Library. Admission is always free. 135 N. Main St., 317.346.4500, johnsoncountymuseum.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

GREENFIELD ATTRACTIONS

James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home Visit the boyhood home and birthplace of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916). See where the real “Little Orphant Annie” came to stay. 250 W. Main St., 317.462.8539, jwrileyhome.org. Open April–Oct., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 11 am– 4 pm. $

Tuttle Orchards Fourth-generation orchard and award-winning produce. Farm store and farm-to-table cafe open all year. U-pick, activities and festivals seasonally. Tours by appt. 5717 N. 300 West, 317.326.2278, indianapolisorchard.com. Open year-round. LODGING

Budget Motel Daily, weekly and monthly rates. 1310 W. Main St., 317.462.4493. WiFi VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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booths. Superb midway and special activities every night. Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank St., 317.392.1612, shelbycountyfair.us. P

Arts in the Park SHELBYVILLE, JULY 21, 2018

Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 15–20, 2018

Join us for Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic at the Indiana State Fairgrounds May 15–20 with 2,000 collector cars at auction. Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., 262.275.5050, mecum.com. $ P

Taste of Shelby County SHELBYVILLE, JUNE 1, 2018

Local flavors of unique restaurants. Wines and brews by local breweries. Music throughout the day, kids’ activities and chalk-art contest. Downtown Public Square, 317.398.9623, visitshelbycounty.com. 6 pm–10 pm. $

CruZionsville ZIONSVILLE, JUNE 2, 2018

The largest Porsche car show in the state. Car judging, kids’ activities and family fun. Benefits Alzheimer’s research. On the brick steet in Zionsville, 317.733.1622, cruzionsville.com.

Mel Kenyon Classic LEBANON, JUNE 2–3, 2018

High-speed racing on downtown city streets, honoring former IndyCar and midget car driver Mel Kenyon. See the racers of tomorrow, today, in Lebanon. Downtown Lebanon, 317.447.8036, facebook.com/melkenyonclassiclebanon.

Wine Walk SHELBYVILLE, JUNE 15, 2018

Taste the unique flavors of local wineries as you stroll around historic downtown and visit local shops. Downtown Public Square, 317.398.9552, mainstreetshelbyville.org $

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie FISHERS, JUNE 15–SEPT. 2, 2018

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s summer series provides music from classical, pop and rock genres from mid-June through Labor Day weekend. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., 317.639.4300, indianapolissymphony.org. $

Talbot Street Art Fair INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 16–17, 2018

Indiana’s oldest juried art fair in historic neighborhood with over 250 local and national artists. Food available. 1600 N. Talbott St., 317.745.6479, talbotstreet.org.

Indian Market & Festival INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 23–24, 2018

Native American fine art, food, music, dancing, storytelling and family activities. Children 17 and under free. Includes museum access. Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., 317.636.9378, eiteljorg.org. $ P

Shelby County Fair SHELBYVILLE, JULY 3–7, 2018

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Celebrate the arts with events for children and adults to experience the arts through exhibits, crafts, storytelling and concerts. Fee for some classes. Blue River Memorial Park, 317.364.0712, shelbycountyartsfest.com.

Boone County 4-H Fair LEBANON, JULY 21–27, 2018

Free admission and parking, free entertainment, 4-H and animal exhibits, food vendors, antique tractors, tractor pulls, motorcross and more. Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 South, 765.482.0750, boonecounty4h.org.

Indiana State Fair INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 3–19, 2018

The Indiana State Fair returns every August to celebrate youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining experience. Join us Aug. 3–19, 2018. Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th St., 317.927.7500, indianastatefair.com. $ P

Big Blue BBQ SHELBYVILLE, AUG. 10–11, 2018

New festival! World-class KCBS BBQ teams compete in this sanctioned event, while local BBQers serve up tasty treats. Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank St., 317.398.9623, visitshelbycounty.com.

Cumberland Arts Goes to Market CUMBERLAND, AUG. 18, 2018

A celebration of art and community! Tenth annual arts and crafts festival with entertainment, food, silent auction, farmers market. Free adm. and parking. Along Saturn St. in Cumberland, 317.894.2645, cumberlandarts.org. 9 am–4 pm.

36th Annual Traditional Pow-wow LEBANON, AUG. 18–19, 2018

Native American singing, dancing, Red Road specials, vendors and food. Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 100 South, Exit 138 off I-65, 765.453.9025, americanindiancounci.wix.com/ americanindiancounci. $

GreekFest 2018 CARMEL, AUG. 24–26, 2018

Greek food, pastries, culture, music, bazaar, grocery store and family-oriented children’s area. Free parking options available. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3500 W. 106th St., 317.733.3033, indygreekfest.org.

Zionsville Lions Club 65th Annual Fall Festival ZIONSVILLE, SEPT. 7–9, 2018

Parade Sat. am, carnival starting Fri. pm, arts and crafts fair, pet pavilion, live music and other entertainment. Beer garden on Sat.; car show on Sun. Downtown in Lions Park, 317.873.5540, zionsvillelions.com. (CONTINUED ON PG. 74)


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SHOPPING

Greenwood Park Mall The premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination on the south side of Indianapolis. Offering over 150 specialty shops and restaurants. 1251 U.S. 31 North, 317.881.6758, shopgreenwood parkmall.com. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

INDIANAPOLIS ATTRACTIONS

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Serves up dinner, drinks, dessert and professional Broadway shows in an intimate setting with free

parking. Also offers live theater for kids. 9301 Michigan Rd., 317.872.9664, beefandboards.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Box office hours: Mon., 10 am–5 pm; Tues.–Sun., 10 am– 7 pm. $

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site Explore this museum and National Historic Landmark, an exquisite Italianate mansion built by the 23rd president. 1230 N. Delaware St., 317.631.1888, presidentbenjaminharrison.org. Open year-round. Mon–Sat., 10 am–3:30 pm; Sun. (June–July), noon–3:30 pm. $

Freedom Springs Aquatic Center in Greenwood

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Relaxed rooms with colorful decor. Flat-screen TVs, microwaves and refrigerators in every room. WiFi 321 Barrett Dr., 317.318.9859, ihg.com.

Quality Inn and Suites Microwaves and refrigerators in every room. Pet friendly rooms available. Fitness center and business center. 2270 N. State St., 317.462.7112, WiFi qualityinngreenfield.com.

Super 8 Located just east of Indianapolis. Recently renovated. Indoor pool, hot tub, WiFi, refrigerators, microwaves. Conveniently just south of I-70. 2100 N. State St., 317.462.8899, super8indy.com.

Tyner Pond Farm House Farmhouse with four bedrooms and state-of-theart kitchen. Visit the farm store for pasture-raised eggs, chicken, pork and beef. 7408 E. 200 South, 888.640.7927, tynerpondfarm.com/pages/rent-thefarmhouse. WiFi

GREENWOOD ATTRACTIONS

City of Greenwood The city has 15 parks, featuring Freedom Springs Water Park, seven golf courses, three microbreweries and a winery—plus our airport is closest to downtown Indy. 300 S. Madison Ave., 317.887.5000, greenwood.in.gov. Open year-round. LODGING

PHOTO COURTESY CITY OF GREENWOOD

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newly renovated, whirlpool suites, wet bar, micro-fridge in every room, fitness room, guest laundry, near downtown Indy and Franciscan Hospital. Free parking. 1180 Wilson Dr., WiFi 317.881.0600, spraguehotels.com. RECREATION

Freedom Springs Aquatic Center Largest waterpark south of Indy—just 15 minutes from downtown—featuring a lazy river, lap pool, three slides, zero-depth entry pool and more! 850 W. Stop 18 Rd., 317.884.2078, greenwood.in.gov/ freedomsprings. Open May–Sept. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres at Newfields

Catacombs Tours Experience the historic and mysterious Catacombs beneath Indianapolis City Market, guided by Indiana Landmarks. Call or log on for pricing and dates. 222 E. Market St., 800.450.4534, indianalandmarks.org. Open May–Oct. $ P

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Explore five floors of fun at the world’s biggest children’s museum. Visit Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience opening in 2018. 3000 N. Meridian St., 800.208.5437, childrensmuseum.org. Open year-round. $

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Immerse yourself in the stories of Native Americans and the West. Experience art, history and cultures through expansive exhibits and dynamic programs. 500 W. Washington St., 317.636.9378, eiteljorg.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 10 am–5 pm. $ P

Fastimes Indoor Karting Accelerate around our long indoor bi-level track in European karts up to 40 mph. Photo ID and racers under 18 need a parental waiver. 3455 Harper Rd., 317.566.0066, ftik.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–10 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–11 pm; Sun., 11 am–8 pm.

Zip, swing and climb through the trees! An adventure course featuring five ziplines and 39 obstacles. Mention promo code INDIANA18 for 10% discount; expires 12/31/18. 5855 Delong Rd., 800.971.8271, goape.com. Open March– Nov. $

Heidelberg Haus Indianapolis landmark since 1968. German cafe, bakery, pastry shop and a unique German grocery and gift shop. An Old World antique/ bakery museum experience. 7625 Pendleton Pike, 317.547.1230, heidelberghaus.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–7 pm; Sat., 8:30 am–5 pm; Sun., 11 am–5 pm.

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IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

NCAA Hall of Champions

Located at White River State Park’s Indiana State Museum, the IMAX Theater offers audiences both 2-D and 3-D IMAX. Visit imaxindy.com for more info. 650 W. Washington St., 317.233.4629, imaxindy .com. Open year-round. $ P

Visit the home of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley, and step back in time by touring rooms filled with original Victorian furnishings and decorations. 528 Lockerbie St., 317.631.5885, rileymuseumhome.org. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–3:30 pm. $

Get your hands on 24 NCAA sports and learn what it takes to be an NCAA student-athlete through interactive exhibits, a retro gymnasium and sports simulators. 700 W. Washington St., 317.916.4255, ncaahallofchampions.org. Open year-round. $ P

Indiana Capitol Tours

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

Since 1888, the Indiana Capitol has stood proudly as one of the nation’s most impressive government buildings. Call for tour times. 200 W. Washington St., 317.233.5293, in.gov/idoa/2371.htm. Open yearround, closed holidays and Sundays.

The Vonnegut Library is the nation’s only museum championing the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the Indianapolis author. 340 N. Senate Ave., 317.423.0391, vonnegutlibrary.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Tues. & Thurs.–Fri., 11 am–6 pm; Sat.–Sun., noon–5 pm.

See inspiring works of art in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, stroll through lush gardens with a cold drink and discover a 100-acre nature park. 4000 Michigan Rd., 317.923.1331, discovernewfields .org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Wed. & Fri.–Sat., 11 am–5 pm; Thurs., 11 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Indiana Historical Society

Newfields, A Place for Nature and the Arts

At IHS, we do history! Step into re-created historical scenes, time-travel with images, listen to Cole Porter’s music, try paper mending and more. 450 W. Ohio St., 317.232.1882, indianahistory.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. $ P

Indiana Medical History Museum Medical lab building opened in 1896 at Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane to find causes of mental illness and educate doctors. Tours on the hour until 3. 3045 W. Vermont St., 317.635.7329, imhm.org. Open year-round. Thurs.–Sat., 10 am– 4 pm. $

Indiana Repertory Theatre The IRT is the leading professional theater in the state, offering experiences that surprise, inspire, challenge, entertain and enrich Hoosier lives. 140 W. Washington St., 317.635.5252, irtlive.com. Open year-round. $

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center Events happen at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center all year long. 1202 E. 38th St., 317.927.7500, indianastatefair.com. $ P

Indiana State Library Visit the beautiful historic building steps away from the Indiana Statehouse that showcases Indiana limestone, sandstone and walnut, as well as stained-glass windows. 315 W. Ohio St., 317.232.3675, in.gov/library. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Wed. & Fri., 8 am–4:30 pm; Thurs., 8 am–7 pm; and the second Sat. of each month. P

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum More than 75 racing cars, engines, trophies and other priceless memorabilia are displayed. Track tours available most days. 4790 W. 16th St., 317.492.6784, indyracingmuseum.org. Open yearround. $

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra The ISO presents over 200 concerts through the Classical, Pops, Family, Happy Hour, Yuletide and Symphony on the Prairie series. 45 Monument Circle, 317.639.4300, indianapolissymphony.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $ P

Indianapolis Zoo Stand face-to-face with orangutans, walk lush gardens, touch sharks and learn about dolphins. Year round, the Indianapolis Zoo is wildly different! 1200 W. Washington St., 317.630.2001, indianapoliszoo.com. Open year-round. $ P VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Rhythm! Discovery Center Come find your rhythm at the world’s foremost drum and percussion museum. Explore historic artifacts and over 150 hands-on percussion instruments. 110 W. Washington St., Ste. A, 317.275.9030, rhythmdiscoverycenter.org. Open year-round, closed holidays and Tuesdays. Seasonal hours listed online. $ P

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience Visit Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience opening in 2018, and explore five floors of fun at the world’s biggest children’s

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS (CONTINUED FROM PG. 70)

Boone Flavor Fest WHITESTOWN, SEPT. 14, 2018

Samplings from Boone County restaurants, wineries and breweries. Live music. $5 admission, ages 10 and under free. Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr., 317.732.4552, facebook.com/booneflavorfest. $

Back to the Fifties Festival LEBANON, SEPT. 14–15, 2018

Bring the family for great entertainment, food, shopping, children’s activities, classic cars and antique bicycles. Come for a weekend staycation. Boone County Fairgrounds, I-65, Exit 138, 866.447.5050, fiftiesfestival.com.

Whitestown Brew Fest WHITESTOWN, SEPT. 15, 2018

Speedway Indoor Karting The premier indoor-karting facility in Indiana, featuring gas karts with a choice of a multilevel road course or the only banked oval in the country. 1067 Main St., Speedway, 317.870.3780, sikarting.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs. & Sun., 11 am–10 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–11 pm. $

White River State Park Visit the Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, Indiana

Festival of the Turning Leaves THORNTOWN, SEPT. 28–30, 2018

Fri. 6 pm Bluegrass Jam; Sat. 9 am 5K walk/ run, 1 pm parade; Sun. car and motorcycle show. Sat. and Sun. free entertainment, kids’ area, street fair, food. Main Street, 765.336.2488, thorntownfestival.org.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival NOBLESVILLE, SEPT. 29–OCT. 31, 2018

Hayrides to pumpkin patch, school field trips, zipline, jumping pillow, climbing wall. Evening hayride parties with reservations. Parking charge except Mon. Stonycreek Farm, 11366 S.R. 38 East, 317.773.3344, stonycreekfarm.net. $ P

Shelby County Pioneer Fair SHELBYVILLE, OCT. TBD, 2018

Experience a living history village with costumed re-enactors representing the period of 1822–1865. Music, magic, food, crafters, animals and more. Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank St., 317.392.4634, grovermuseum.org. P

Jamestown Apple Cider Festival

Top craft breweries from across Indiana. Home-brew competition, local food vendors, live music. Tickets available online. 21 years of age and over event. Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr., 317.732.4552, whitestownbrewfest.com. $

JAMESTOWN, OCT. 6, 2018

BBQ and BREWFEST

DANVILLE, OCT. 6–7, 13–14, 2018

SHELBYVILLE, SEPT. 22, 2018

Third annual. Music, BBQ and brews. Featuring our own BBQ masters and local breweries. Downtown Public Square, 317.398.9623, visitshelbycounty.com. $

Atlanta New Earth Festival ATLANTA, SEPT. 22–23, 2018

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museum. 3000 N. Meridian St., 800.208.5437, childrensmuseum.org/sports-legends. Open yearround. $

Antique apple cider press operation. There will be live music, food vendors, cornhole and kids’ activities. Pleasant Acres Nature Park, East Main Street, 317.695.3278.

Heartland Apple Festival A fun-filled family event featuring hayrides to the pumpkin patch, 8-acre cornfield maze, Barnyard Bonanza, apple cannons, entertainment and food. $5 parking; fees for select activities. Beasley’s Orchard, 2304 E. Main St., 317.745.4876, beasleys-orchard.com. $

Christmas in the Village

Hamilton County’s longest-running and largest festival features more than 600 unique booths, live entertainment and the kids’ fun zone. Downtown Atlanta, 765.292.2626, atlantaindiana.com.

ZIONSVILLE, NOV. 24–DEC. 23, 2018

Carmel International Arts Festival

Big Ten Football Championship Game

CARMEL, SEPT. 22–23, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, DEC. 1, 2018

Over 130 juried artists with live entertainment spotlighting international dance and music! Fun for the whole family. Free admission and parking. Carmel Arts & Design District, 317.600.6118, carmelartsfestival.org.

Tickets to the eighth annual championship game include admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr. Pepper. Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., 317.237.5000, indianasportscorp .org/b1gfootball. $ P

A fun, free family-friendly event. The parade on Nov. 24 includes Santa, live reindeer and more! Brick street, Downtown Zionsville, 317.873.3836, zionsvillechamber.org.


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State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, NCAA Hall of Champions and Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn concert venue. 801 W. Washington St., 317.233.2434, whiteriverstatepark.org. Open yearround. $ P LODGING

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport Conveniently located to downtown and major attractions. Easy highway access and complimentary guest parking. Indoor pool and fitness center. 2501 S. High School Rd., 317.244.6861, WiFi crowneplaza.com/ind-airport.

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station

Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South Minutes from downtown, convenient to attractions, shopping and nightlife. Easy highway access and complimentary parking. Indoor pool and fitness center. 5151 S. East St., 317.783.5151, hiexpress.com/indysouth. WiFi

Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing Luxurious suites close to attractions, shopping and nightlife. Features fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas. Free parking. 2501 E. 86th St., 317.253.1919, indianapolis.homewoodsuites.com. WiFi

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport

Residence Inn Indianapolis Northwest

Exuberant artwork and cosmic modern touches—experience this modern take on the new Holiday Inn. Free airport shuttle to IND. 8555 Stansted Rd., 317.856.6200, hiindyairport.com.

Located 15 minutes to downtown attractions. Extended-stay suites, daily hot breakfast and Monday–Wednesday evening social. We’re pet friendly! 6220 Digital Way, 317.275.6000, marriott WiFi .com/indws.

In walking distance of shopping, dining, restaurants and sporting events. Located in America’s first Union Station with 26 Pullman train car sleeper rooms. 123 W. Louisiana St., 317.631.2221, WiFi crowneplaza.com/ind-downtown.

Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Golf Resort Historic inn and officers’ homes. Conference center and golf course on site. Stay/play packages are available. For reservations, call 1.877.LODGES1. 5830 N. Post Rd., 317.638.6000, indianainns.com. WiFi

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown In the heart of Indianapolis, across from Circle Centre mall, this prime location is steps from downtown Indy excitement. 105 S. Meridian St., WiFi 317.261.1200, hamptondt.com.

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest Everything Indianapolis at your hotel doorstep, just off I-465 on the north side, 15 minutes to downtown attractions. 5860 W. 73rd St., 317.290. 6000, indianapolisnorthwest.hamptoninn.com. WiFi

Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis – Keystone Crossing Walk to shopping, dining and Indy fun! This hotel is located in the heart of the Keystone shopping and entertainment district. 8980 River Crossing Blvd., 317.706.7500, indianapoliskeystone.hampton WiFi byhilton.com.

Hampton Inn and Suites Indianapolis Airport Stay at the closest airport hotel to the IND terminal for your next visit to Indianapolis. Free airport shuttle and hot breakfast included. 9020 Hatfield Dr., 317.856.1000, hamptonindyairport.com. WiFi

Hilton Garden Inn Micro-fridge in every room, whirlpool suites, indoor pool and spa, fitness and business centers, meeting space, Garden Grille & Bar, guest laundry, near downtown Indy. 5255 Noggle Way, 317.888.4814, WiFi spraguehotels.com.

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport is the perfect location for those on the go. Onsite restaurant, free airport shuttle and modern rooms. 8910 Hatfield Dr., 317.856.9100, indyairporthgi.com. WiFi

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RECREATION

The Fort Golf Course An 18-hole public course designed by Pete Dye. Driving range, pro shop, lockers and snack bar. Stay/play packages available. Call for reservations. 6002 N. Post Rd., 317.543.9597, thefortgolfcourse.com. Open April–Nov. $

Fort Harrison State Park Walking, jogging, biking and multiuse trails. Nature center, special events, saddle barn with escorted rides. Dog park with separate access from Fall Creek. 5753 Glenn Rd., 317.591.0904, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Wheel Fun Rentals Offering unique bike, kayak and paddle boat rentals along Indy’s downtown canal. Located in White River State Park. Rent some fun today! 801 W. Washington St., 317.767.5072, wheelfunrentals.com. Open March–Nov. RESTAURANTS

1911 Grill

Owned by former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher and her husband, Andy O’Gara, 1911 Grill is a two-story American bar and grill on Main Street in Speedway. 1067 Main St., Speedway, 317.731.5031, sikarting.com/ restaurant. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–12 am; Sun., 11 am–10 pm.

An Indianapolis tradition since 1902. Professional service, world-famous shrimp cocktail, aged steaks and one of the Midwest’s largest wine cellars. 127 S. Illinois St., 317.635.0636, stelmos.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 4 pm–11 pm; Sat., 3 pm–11 pm; Sun., 4 pm–10 pm. P SHOPPING

Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis For the last 40 years, selling authentic American architectural antiques. Light fixtures, doors and hardware, stained glass, mantels, garden and decorator items. 5000 W. 96th St., 317.873.2727, antiquearchitectural.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

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Castleton Square Mall The largest mall in Indiana features Macy’s, Von Maur, JCPenney, Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, AMC Theaters and over 130 specialty shops and food court. 6020 E. 82nd St., 317.849.9994, simon.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

Circle Centre Mall Downtown Indianapolis’ shopping destination with over 90 retail, dining and entertainment options, including Punch Bowl Social, Harry & Izzy’s, Carsons and H&M. Open year-round. 49 W. Maryland St., 317.681.8000, simon.com. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. P

Sycamore St., 765.342.8422, artsanctuaryindiana.com. Open year-round.

Hunter’s Honey Farm Offering honey farm tours (call ahead), local honey and premium honey products—making life sweeter since 1910. 6501 W. Honey Ln., 765.537.9430, huntershoneyfarm.com.

Merry MAC Players A community theater group performing shows in the Historic Depot Theatre, a 100-year-old former train station. See a show list on merry macplayers.org. 210 N. Marion St., 765.315.2252, merrymacplayers.org. $

LODGING

Best Western Conveniently located near S.R. 37. Offering complimentary full breakfast, fitness and business center. Close to shopping and restaurants. Near IU Bloomington. 50 Bill’s Blvd., 765.342.1842, WiFi bestwestern.com. SHOPPING

The Sterling Butterfly Artisan marketplace featuring works of fine art, jewelry, pottery, fiber arts, bath and body, candles, accessories and more. 190 E. Morgan St., 317.459.3581, thesterlingbutterfly.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

The Fashion Mall at Keystone A dynamic fusion of designer fashions, home decor, top technology and stylish dining. Anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. 8702 Keystone Crossing, 317.574.4000, thefashionmallatkeystone.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon– 6 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Easley Winery

Discover an Indy urban winery that has been making world-class wine since 1974. Great wines are meant to be shared. Join us for tastings and weekend tours. 205 N. College Ave., 317.636.4516, easleywinery.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 11 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm. $

Metazoa Brewing Co. Opened in 2016, Metazoa Brewing Co. is a petfriendly craft brewery in the heart of Indianapolis that donates 5 percent of its profits to animal organizations. 140 S. College Ave., 317.522.0251, metazoa.beer. Open year-round. P

LEBANON LODGING

Holiday Inn Express Free hot breakfast bar and internet access. Indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center, meeting room, spacious rooms with micro-fridges. 335 N. Mt. Zion Rd., 765.483.4100, hiexpress.com/lebanoninhiex. WiFi

Quality Inn & Suites We are located off of I-65, exit 140, behind Denny’s and White Castle. Continental breakfast, fitness and business centers, conference room and pool. 210 Sam Ralston Rd., 765.482.4800, choicehotels.com. WiFi

SHOPPING

Titus Bakery and Deli A family-owned bakery providing some of the finest doughnuts in the state. Voted 2014 Best Bakery by Indy A-List. Locations in Lebanon and Westfield. 820 W. South St., Exit 140 off of S.R. 32, 765.482.1740, titusbakery.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–6 pm; Sat., 6 am–2 pm.

MARTINSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Art Sanctuary Three-story building features 20 artist studios with two art galleries and additional exhibit areas. Monthly Second Friday open house. 190 N. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery & Distillery Enjoy wine, beer and spirits in the tasting and taprooms in this beautiful French-European– style property. Located just three miles from S.R. 37. 3820 Leonard Rd., 765.342.9000, cedarcreekwine.com. Open year-round. Sun.– Thurs., noon–6 pm; Fri.–Sat., noon–8 pm.

RECREATION

Edge Adventure Indianapolis – Koteewi Park Explore a variety of unique and challenging elements in the trees, including swinging bridges, hanging logs and ziplines. 11800 Koteewi Dr., 317.770.8845, edgeadventureparks.com. Open April–Oct. $

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Mooresville Park & Recreation District

Charming boutique on Noblesville’s town square offering vintage furniture and accessories, fashion clothing and jewelry, home decor and gourmet foods. 895 Conner St., 317.770.7577. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm.

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Soar through the air like an eagle on this unique zipline attraction. Buddy up on the 600-foot, two-person seated ride. 1101 Indianapolis Rd., 317.831.7149, mooresvillepark.com. $

MORGANTOWN RECREATION

Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides Offering more than just trail rides. Pony rides, horse rides, hayrides, custom rides, cattle drives. Also available for group events. 5889 S. Skinner Rd., 812.272.0702, grandpajeffstrailrides.com. $

NOBLESVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Hipstoric Downtown Noblesville Experience the heart of culture in Hamilton County. Enjoy unique local shops, restaurants and recreation all in one must-see destination. 839 Conner St., 317.776.0205, noblesvillemainstreet .org.

A Corner Cottage

Hamilton Town Center An extraordinary open-air streetscape mall showcasing a diverse mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment venues at Exit 210 and 146th St. 13901 Town Center Blvd., 317.214.6956, shophamiltontowncenter.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

PLAINFIELD LODGING

Best Western Atrea Inn & Suites Hotel includes suites, complimentary breakfast and WiFi, pool, sauna, meeting space, full-service bar, fitness center and much more. 6109 Cambridge Way, 317.837.7500, bestwestern WiFi atrea.com.

Cambria Suites Indianapolis Airport Conveniently located off I-70 and minutes from the Indianapolis airport and downtown Indy, our all-suite hotel has an experience for every traveler. 6014 Gateway Dr., 317.279.2394, cambriasuitesindianapolisairport.com.

Comfort Inn Conveniently located off of I-70. Offering an indoor pool and continental breakfast. Near Indianapolis Intl. Airport. Park and fly options available. 6107 Cambridge Way, 317.204.3768, WiFi choicehotels.com.

Days Inn Near Indianapolis International Airport. Provides continental breakfast. Park and fly options available. 2245 E. Perry Rd., 317.279.4562, WiFi daysinn.com.

Baymont Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport/Plainfield

Embassy Suites Plainfield Hotel and Conference Center

Only 6 miles from airport and 13 miles to downtown Indy. Newly renovated guestrooms, free WiFi and free hot breakfast. Micro/fridge in each room. Indoor pool and spa. 6010 Gateway WiFi Dr., 317.837.9000, baymontinns.com.

Plainfield’s only full-service hotel located off I-70, Exit 66. Free cook-to-order breakfast and two-hour evening reception. Opening fourth quarter of 2018. 6089 Clarks Creek Rd., embassysuites3.hilton.com.

Kiln Creations Paint your own pottery studio. Fun for all ages and abilities. Walk in anytime or schedule a party or event with us. 60 N. Ninth St., 317.774.8982, kilncreations.net. Open year-round.

Edge Adventure Indianapolis –Koteewi Park in Noblesville

Visit the gallery, meet artists in their studios and discover art-based activities happening regularly. Enjoy creating and shopping for art. 107 S. Eighth St., 317.452.3690, nickelplatearts.org. Open year-round. Wed.–Fri., noon–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm. LODGING

Cambria Hotel & Suites Noblesville – Indianapolis Platinum award-winning upscale hotel. Close to Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center and Hamilton Town Center mall. Full restaurant and bar on site. 13500 Tegler Dr., 317.773.4970, WiFi cambriasuitesnoblesville.com.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center Noblesville’s only full-service hotel, off I-69, exit 210. Free cook-to-order breakfast, twohour evening reception. Across from Hamilton Town Center mall. 13700 Conference Center Dr., WiFi 317.674.1900, embassysuites3.hilton.com.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis NE Noblesville Complimentary breakfast, evening manager’s reception, meeting space, microfridge in every room, guest laundry, 1 mile from Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, free parking. 13625 Tegler Dr., 317.316.0606, ihg.com.

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Hampton Inn Indianapolis Southwest/Plainfield

Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville

Perfect for business or leisure. This modern establishment provides complimentary WiFi and 24-hour airport transportation, as well as hot breakfast daily. 2244 E. Perry Rd., 317.839.9993, WiFi indianapolisswplainfield.hamptoninn.com.

Holiday Inn Express Airport Plainfield

A family-owned bakery providing some of the finest doughnuts in the state. Voted 2014 Best Bakery by Indy A-List. Locations in Lebanon and Westfield. 17471 Wheeler Rd., Ste. 110, 317.763.1700, titusbakery.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 6 am–6 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Newly renovated. All suites with fully equipped kitchens. Comp. WiFi, daily breakfast, plus evening social Monday–Thursday. Great for one night or extended stay. 2264 E. Perry Rd., 317.839.1900, WiFi indianapolisplainfield.homewoodsuites.com.

Quality Inn Conveniently located off of Interstate 70, near Indianapolis International Airport. Hotel features an indoor pool, free hot breakfast and free Wifi. 6105 Cambridge Way, 317.838.9300, choicehotels.com. WiFi

Staybridge Suites Airport – Plainfield Award-winning hotel features free airport and local shuttle. Full kitchen suites are great for families. Two-bedroom/bath suites available. 6295 Cambridge Way, 317.839.2700, staybridge.com/ indyairport.

Super 8 Motel Offers 71 rooms, newly renovated, high-definition televisions in all rooms, hot breakfast daily, parkand-fly to the airport available 24 hours. 6015 WiFi Gateway Dr., 317.837.8888, super8.com.

Whitehouse Suites An extended-stay hotel conveniently located near the Indy airport on U.S. 40. All major restaurants and shopping mall in walking distance. Guest laundry. 2688 E. Main St., 317.839.9358, whitehouse suitesplainfield.com. WiFi

Wingate by Wyndham Easily accessible from I-70 west of Indianapolis. Offers complimentary WiFi, airport transportation. Meeting room available. Welcomes groups and bus tours. 6300 Gateway Dr., 317.279.2500, wingatehotels .com.

WoodSpring Suites Indianapolis Plainfield New kind of extended-stay hotel. Comfortable, well-priced and great customer service. Free WiFi. It’s Simple. Done Better. 6295 Gateway Blvd., 317.837.2950, woodspring.com. WiFi SHOPPING

The Shops at Perry Crossing The Shops at Perry Crossing is an open-air

400-acre sports campus with 26 baseball and softball diamonds and 31 fields for soccer, football, rugby, field hockey and lacrosse. Three indoor fields. 19000 Grand Park Blvd., 317.804.3010, grandpark.org. Open year-round.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport/Plainfield

Conveniently located at Plainfield exit 66 on I-70, next to the Indianapolis Intl. Airport. Free hot continental breakfast and free 24/7 airport shuttle. 2251 Manchester Dr., 317.279.2650, laquintaplainfield WiFi .com.

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SHOPPING

This American-owned hotel features full breakfast, free airport and local shuttle. Restaurants, winery and brewpubs nearby. IHG rewards program offered. 6296 Cambridge Way, 317.839.9000, hiexpress.com/ind-plainfield.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

RECREATION

Grand Junction Brewing Company

shopping center located off of U.S. 40 and Perry Road in Plainfield. 2499 Perry Crossing Way, 317.203.4555, perry-crossing.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

A Westfield original, family-friendly GJBC prides itself on creating the finest handcrafted brews available, served up with locally sourced pub food. 110 S. Union St., 317.804.5168, grandjunction brewing.com. Open year-round.

WHITESTOWN LODGING

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Hampton Inn

Exit 66 off I-70, 15 minutes west of downtown Indy and 2 miles from airport. Winery amid 1,700 hotel rooms. 40 wines by glass/bottle, tastings, snacks and gift shop. 6291 Cambridge Way, 317.837.9463, chateauthomas.com. Open year-round, closed Mon.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites

Chateau Thomas Winery

SHELBYVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Grover Museum Popular annual exhibits, including the quilt show and luncheon, Festival of Trees display and Shelby County Pioneer Fair. 52 W. Broadway St., 317.392.4634, grovermuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Enjoy 2,000 slots and e-table games. Three delectable dining venues, seasonal live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing and new home of the Indiana Derby. 4300 N. Michigan Rd., 877.386.4463, indianagrand.com. Open year-round.

WESTFIELD ATTRACTIONS

Historic Downtown Westfield Enjoy small-town eats, unique shops and a charming downtown in Westfield, the home of Grand Park. S.R. 32 & Union Street, 317.804.3000, westfieldwelcome.com. Open year-round. LODGING

Cambria Hotel & Suites Westfield/Carmel Located adjacent to Grand Park. Upscale hotel with restaurant and bar. Indoor pool and fitness center. Complimentary WiFi. Banquet space. 18592 Carousel Ln., 317.896.3000, choicehotels.com/ WiFi cambria.

Hampton Inn Westfield Located off U.S. 31 and State Road 32 near Grand Park Sports Complex and on Monon walking and biking trail. 17400 Wheeler Rd., 317.736.1900, westfield WiFi indianapolis.hamptonbyhilton.com.

The Hampton Inn is a 92-room hotel offering free WiFi, free breakfast, pool and fitness and business centers. 6005 S. Main St., 317.768.2330, WiFi hamptoninn.com.

84 guest rooms offering complimentary breakfast, complimentary WiFi, business center, pool/fitness and small meeting space. Conveniently off I-65. 6064 S. Main St., 317.769.0932, hiexpress.com. WiFi

ZIONSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

The Antique Fan Collectors Museum Hosted by Fanimation Inc. Houses 2,000 antique fans, some dating to the early 1880s. Fanimation is a premier ceiling fan manufacturer. 10983 Bennett Pkwy., 317.733.4113, fanimation.com/museum. Mon.– Fri., 10 am–4 pm; weekends by appt.

SullivanMunce Cultural Center Zionsville Welcome Center. Discover local history or find your roots in our genealogy library. Create and explore in our art center. Walking tours available. 225 W. Hawthorne St., 317.873.4900, sullivanmunce.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm; Sat., 11 am–3 pm.

Traders Point Creamery Organic dairy farm and farm-to-table restaurant. 100 percent grassfed products, nature walk, milking parlor and dairy bar. 9101 Moore Rd., 317.733.1700, traderspointcreamery.com. Open year-round. SHOPPING

Brown’s Antiques on Fifth Indiana’s oldest antique shop. Three buildings full of great finds—antiques, vintage and neat old stuff—all nestled in a beautiful garden setting. 315 N. Fifth St., 317.908.1396, brownsantiques.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., hours by chance. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Bison herd at Kankakee Sands in Morocco

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Here, picturesque parks call to hikers, bikers, picnickers and nature-lovers. Bacon, beer and covered bridges all get their own festivals in Western Indiana, where you can also go art-hopping, watch calves and piglets being born, canoe or kayak down serene waterways flanked by dense woods, brave the biggest corn maze around or howl with wolves. Celebrations of Hoosier heritage offer loads of fun, from apple bobbing to square dancing to classic car and motorcycle shows. You never know what you’ll find around the next bend when you go west.

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WESTERN MOVES

History, natural beauty, world-class golf and learning with an agricultural twist—find those and more in Western Indiana. SEE & DO The country’s only agricultural theme park, Fair Oaks Farms (fofarms.com) gives families an up-close experience with modern farming practices through the Crop, Dairy and Pig Adventures. See calves and piglets being born, take a lunch break in the Cowfé and play in Mooville till the cows come home. 1

Hit the links at eight Lafayettearea golf courses that offer stayand-play packages (homeofpurdue .com/golf.html). Two—AckermanAllen and Kampen—are part of the Pete Dye Golf Trail, the coursedesign wizard having lent his expertise to their layouts. 2

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good to know Turn to page 84 for more attractions, dining and places to stay. And be sure to check hours and availability before setting out.

World’s Fair, the Haan Mansion was dismantled and moved to Lafayette at the event’s end.

3 Renaissance Revival furniture, works by Indiana artists and a sculpture garden make the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art (haanmuseum.org) in Lafayette a worthy destination for arts and culture. 4 Founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor, the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center (candlesholocaustmuseum.org) in Terre Haute is the only organization in the world dedicated to memorializing twin victims and survivors of medical experiments at Auschwitz.

This region is home to two of Indiana’s most beautiful state parks: Turkey Run (in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2964.htm) in Marshall and Shades (in.gov/dnr/parklake/2970 .htm) in Waveland. Both boast gorgeous natural scenery, such as ravines and cliffs, and miles of hiking trails. 5

Bistro 501 in Lafayette

6 Glide down Delphi’s Wabash & Erie Canal (wabashanderiecanal .org) on a replica boat from the 19th century. Along the way, you’ll learn about canal life 150 years ago.

STAY 7 Just north of DePauw University, 9 East on Poplar (9eastonpoplar .com) is a Queen Anne guesthouse with original architectural details and a prime location near Greencastle shopping and dining.

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Amid a peaceful wooded setting, Cabins & Candlelight (cabinsand candlelight.com) in Colfax offers two modern log accommodations designed for couples’ quiet getaways. 9

EAT & DRINK 10 In the middle of downtown Lafayette, French-style Bistro 501 (bistro501.com) serves classic bistro fare alongside unexpected items— like duck and blackberry mole tacos and tarragon-crusted rack of lamb— and specialty cocktails. 11 How do butterscotch truffles and birthday cake popcorn sound? They’re just two of your many sweet options at Greencastle’s Completely Nuts and Candy Company (completelynutsandcandy.com).

In a building that dates back to when Terre Haute Brewing Company (terrehautebrewingcom pany.com) was the second-oldest commercial brewery in the country, sip one of its house beers with lunch or dinner or over a board game. 12

Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks

Shades State Park in Waveland

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Western Indiana. Parke County Maple Syrup Fair ROCKVILLE, FEB. 24–25 & MARCH 3–4, 2018

Maple syrup camps open. Pancake and sausage meals, maple syrup producers, crafts and Art Association at the 4-H building. Free maps to camps and bridges. Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1472 N. U.S. 41, 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com.

Mosey Down Main Street LAFAYETTE, MAY 12, JUNE 2, JULY 14, AUG. 11 & SEPT. 1, 2018

Live entertainment, food, familyfriendly, free event introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown Lafayette. Main Street, Downtown Lafayette, 765.714.4844, moseydownmain .com.

Round the Fountain Art Fair LAFAYETTE, MAY 26, 2018

One of the best one-day outdoor fine-art fairs in the Midwest. Features paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography, prints and jewelry. Courthouse Square, Downtown Lafayette, 765.491.6298, roundthefountain.org.

TASTE of Tippecanoe LAFAYETTE, JUNE 16, 2018

Celebrating culinary, musical and performing arts. Live music and local cuisine are the standard fare. Fireworks. Twelve years and under are free. Downtown Lafayette, 765.423.2787, tasteoftippecanoe.org. 4 pm. $

Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering BATTLE GROUND, JUNE 22–24, 2018

Three-day acoustic-music festival featuring the best in old-time folk, swing and Celtic music. Tippecanoe Battlefield, 200 Battle Ground Ave., 765.588.1376, indianafiddlers gathering.org. $

Wabash Riverfest WEST LAFAYETTE, JULY 14, 2018

Family-friendly celebration of the Wabash River. Canoe races, food, music, educational exhibits, 5K run, bike events, children’s activities and more. Tapawingo Park, 100 Tapawingo Dr., 765.420.8505, wabashriverfest .com. (CONTINUED ON PG. 88)

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8 It’d be criminal not to consider a stay at Rockville’s Old Jail Inn (oldjailinn.com). The name comes naturally—it served as Parke County’s jail and sheriff’s residence for many years. Before retiring to your cell, enjoy a glass of vino at the Drunk Tank Winery.

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Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake Family aquatic center, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting in season. Marina with mooring and supplies. Visitors center. 1317 W. Lieber Rd., Ste. 1, 765.795.4576, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

CRAWFORDSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery Nonprofit art gallery offering featured artists, exhibits and original artwork for purchase. Athens Arts Gallery features local and Indiana artists. 113 N. Washington St., 765.362.7455, athensartsgallery .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County Indiana’s first Carnegie Library to open. This interdisciplinary museum features six galleries and rotating exhibits of history, science and art. 222 S. Washington St., 765.362.4618, cdpl.lib.in.us/ services/carnegie. Open year-round, closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

Crawfordsville Farmers Market Shop for locally grown produce, meat, flowers, handcrafted items, baked goods and more. Displays and music enhance the experience in downtown Pike Place. 5649 E. 150 North, crawfordsvillemainstreet.com/farmers-market. Open April–Oct., closed holidays. Sat., 8 am– 1 pm.

REGIONWIDE ATTRACTIONS

Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail Food, art, fine craft artisans, retailers and communities in West Central Indiana, showcasing high-quality, handcrafted work and the artisans who make it. 12 W. Washington St., Greencastle. Open year-round.

BAINBRIDGE RECREATION

Fortune Woods

and trucker, AAA and AARP rates. Free cable, free WiFi and meeting facilities. 1031 N. Main St., WiFi 800.325.2525, daysinn.com.

Econo Lodge Make yourself at home in one of the 47 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Free WiFi, 24-hour business center and 24-hour front desk. 1010 N. Main St., 765.795.6900, WiFi choicehotels.com.

Holiday Inn Express

First-rate destination features 2-mile lollipop trail through scenic old-growth woods with access to Big Walnut Creek. Wide, flat paths; some stairs. East C.R. 950 North, 765.653.8743. Open year-round.

Recently renovated, this three-story Holiday Inn Express is top of the line and surrounded by historical attractions. I-70, exit 41. Free WiFi and breakfast. 1017 N. Main St., 765.795.5050, WiFi holidayinnexpress.com.

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C Bar C Expo Center Horse and livestock shows every weekend at state’s premier equine facility. Horse motel for travelers. 500 stalls. Kitchen with homemade concessions. 253 Stardust Rd., 765.795.4768, cbarcexpo.com. Open year-round.

Hilltop Orchids See and smell 500-plus orchids in bloom, 85,000 in stock. Guidance, advice, high-quality plants for new to experienced growers. 1151 E. C.R. 800, 765.795.6016, hilltoporchids.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 9 am–1 pm. LODGING

Days Inn Just off I-70 at exit 41. Sixty rooms, free breakfast

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Motel 6 offers clean rooms and affordable rates at I-70, exit 41. Near nine covered bridges and many local restaurants. Kids stay free, pet friendly. 924 N. Main St., 765.795.3000, WiFi motel6.com.

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum Designed by the Civil War general who achieved international fame through his novel Ben-Hur. The 2018 exhibit discusses Ben-Hur. 200 Wallace Ave., 765.362.5769, ben-hur.com. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. $

Lane Place Home of Sen. Henry S. Lane, founder of the Indiana Republican Party. Built in 1845, this restored mansion houses original furnishings. 212 S. Water St., 765.362.3416, lane-mchs.org. March–Dec., closed holidays. Tues., 1 pm–5 pm; Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. $

Rotary Jail Museum This is the only known working rotating jail with a circular cell block that turns 360 degrees. The sheriff’s residence houses changing exhibits. 225 N. Washington St., 765.362.5222, rotaryjailmuseum .org. Open March–Dec., closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–3 pm. $

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Super 8 Motel

Adams Mill

Super 8’s 58 restful rooms include free continental breakfast, in-room microwaves/refrigerators, suites and indoor pool. Free WiFi; laundry on site. 1020 N. Main St., 765.795.7373, super8indiana.com.

1845 grist mill and museum of Americana, located north of Cutler on the Wildcat Creek. Picturesque, primitive camping, canoeing, fishing, events. C.R. S. 75 East, 765.268.2530, adams-mill.org. Open April– Oct. Sat.–Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $

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Delphi Opera House

Fair Oaks Farms

Chandler’s Farm and Country Market

Providing a season of quality entertainment consisting of local, regional and national performers, theatrical productions and special celebrations. 109 S. Washington St., 765.564.4300, delphioperahouse.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Wed.–Thurs. & Sat., 11:30 am–2:30 pm. $

Escape to the country with outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet. 856 N. 600 East, 877.536.1194, fofarms.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., 10 am– 5 pm. $

Old-time charm, fresh-picked fun in orchard and store. Wide variety of seasonal produce, plus fall attractions—hayrides, bonfires, pumpkin patch. 2849 S. C.R. 825 East, 765.539.6255, chandlersfarmmarket.com. Open July–Dec. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., 1 pm–6 pm.

Wabash & Erie Canal Park

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FAIRBANKS Waapaahsiki Sipiiwi Mound Historical Park

Journey Indiana history with our interpretive center, boat tours (weekends) and pioneer village. Hike or bike our trails. Camping facilities on site. 1030 N. Washington St., 765.564.2870, wabashanderiecanal.org. Open year-round. Mon.– Fri. & Sun., 1 pm–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

Two acres of organically and sustainably grown herbs, perennials and vegetable plants and produce. Tours, workshops, classes, programs, gifts from gardens. 6213 E. C.R. 300 North, 765.246.6315, hobbitgardens .blogspot.com. Open year-round. $

Cultural mound site near the Wabash River dates back to late Woodland Era. Park offers interpretive trails around mound with sculptural features. 9098 W. C.R. 825 North, 812.905.0131, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round.

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Camping

Hobbit Gardens Erth Gatherings Center

SITE DESCRIPTION

RV park south of I-70, about 40 miles west of Indianapolis. Convenience store, dump station, laundry, propane station, recreation center, outdoor pool.

Quiet, wooded campground with 72 RV lots. Free WiFi, laundromat, dog walk area, trails, clean restroom with showers, dump station, covered bridge.

CLOVERDALE Blackhawk Campgrounds 2170 W. C.R. 1050 South 765.795.4795

CLOVERDALE Cloverdale RV Park and J.C. 2789 E. C.R. 800 South 765.795.3294

Family aquatic center, an hour from Indianapolis’ west side. Hunting in season. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

CLOVERDALE Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake 1317 W. Lieber Rd., Ste. 1 765.795.4576, stateparks.in.gov

DELPHI Wabash & Erie Canal Park 1030 N. Washington St. 765.564.2870 wabashanderiecanal.org

Nature center and planetarium, saddlebarns with escorted rides. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

MARSHALL Turkey Run State Park 8121 E. Park Rd., 765.597.2635 stateparks.in.gov

Gateway to Parke County attractions. Summer nature/history programs. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

ROCKVILLE Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake 1588 S. Raccoon Pkwy. 765.344.1884, stateparks.in.gov

Rustic park known for hiking, wildflowers and McCormick’s Creek Canyon. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Rustic park known for hiking and sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Vibrant summer prairie and restored wet slopes called fens. Nature/ history programs. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

SPENCER McCormick’s Creek State Park 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd. 812.829.2235 stateparks.in.gov

WAVELAND Shades State Park 7751 S. 890 West, 765.435.2810 stateparks.in.gov

WEST LAFAYETTE Prophetstown State Park 4112 E. S.R. 225 765.567.4919 stateparks.in.gov

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Next to the canal. Pioneer village and historical area, including an awardwinning interpretive center. Fish the canal; biking and hiking trails.


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FOWLER ATTRACTIONS

Benton County Wind Farm Tours Come take a tour of the home of Indiana’s first wind farm. See a video, touch a blade and view a wind turbine up close. Tours by appointment only. 706 E. Fifth St., Ste. 11, 765.884.2080,

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Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair LAFAYETTE, JULY 21–28, 2018

All phases of agriculture, 4-H exhibits, wide variety of youth activities, carnival rides, games and mouth-watering fair food. Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1010 Teal Rd., 765.474.0793, purdue .edu/extension.

Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show

GREENCASTLE ATTRACTIONS

Fern Cliff Nature Preserve A botanist’s floral paradise. Steep forested, sand-

Plaza for 60 years, offers rides, food, free nightly entertainment, beer tent and Saturday parade. Courthouse Square and Central Plaza, 812.243.1228, sullivanrotary.org. Wed.–Fri., 5–11 pm; Sat., 1 pm– 11 pm.

Art on the Wabash WEST LAFAYETTE, SEPT. 23, 2018

Artists from 15 counties display their art along the beautiful Wabash River in this juried fair. Tapawingo Park, Tapawingo Dr., 800.721.2787, artonthewabash.com.

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon WEST LAFAYETTE, OCT. 6–7, 2018

Working show with tractors, gas engines and working demonstrations throughout the day. Tippecanoe County Amphitheater, 4449 S.R. 43 North, 219.984.5936, tsgpai.org.

Re-enactment of life during the 18th century French, British and Native American trading post, food, crafts, demonstrations and music. Fort Ouiatenon, South River Road, 765.476.8411, tippecanoehistory.org/feast.htm. $

Beers Across the Wabash

Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival

WEST LAFAYETTE, JULY 28, 2018

LAFAYETTE, AUG. 25, 2018

Taste an assortment of ales and lagers from 30 Indiana breweries. Downtown Lafayette, 765.714.4844, beersacrossthewabash.com. $

Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County DELPHI, AUG. 25, 2018

Bacon, bands and brew! Great food, music, craft beer and wine, KCBS cook-off, family zone, baconeating and hog-calling contests, comedy and more. Downtown Delphi, 114 E. Main St., 866.374. 6813, indianabaconfestival.com. 3 pm–10:30 pm. $

OUTfest LAFAYETTE, AUG. 25, 2018

Enjoy live entertainment, great food and beverages, drag show, vendors and family activities. Downtown Lafayette, 765.423.7579, outfest.pridelafayette.org. $

St. Boniface Germanfest LAFAYETTE, SEPT. 8, 2018

Family-friendly festival with German food, five bands, three beer gardens, $10,000 raffle. $5 admission for 21 and over. Free shuttle bus from St. Elizabeth Central. St. Boniface, 318 N. Ninth St., 765.404.4717, lafayettegermanfest.org. $

Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days GREENCASTLE, SEPT. 8–9, 2018

Celebrate aviation. Free plane flights for kids 8–17, paid rides for all ages in bi-plane and helicopter. Radio-controlled planes, music and food. Putnam County Regional Airport, 100 Ballard Ln., 765.653.8743, goputnam.com. 9 am–4 pm.

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival SULLIVAN, SEPT. 19–22, 2018

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benton4business.com. Open April–Oct., closed holidays. $

BAINBRIDGE, OCT. 12–21, 2018

Celebrate the history of Putnam County’s nine covered bridges. Crafts, food and antiques throughout the town. Bainbridge Community Building, 201 N. Grant Ave., 765.653.8743, goputnam.com. 7 am–7 pm.

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival ROCKVILLE, OCT. 12–21, 2018

Indiana’s largest festival. Shopping, food, entertainment and the shining stars are 31 covered bridges nestled in beautiful fall foliage. Free maps. Courthouse Square and countywide, 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com.

Parke County Covered Bridge Christmas ROCKVILLE, NOV. 23–25, NOV. 30–DEC. 2, 7–9, 2018

Visits with Santa, shopping, crafts, decorated communities, holiday home tour. Food and entertainment as you travel through the Covered Bridge Capital. Countywide, 401 E. Ohio St., 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com.

A Very Merry Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade LAFAYETTE, DEC. 1, 2018

Indiana’s largest holiday parade is a magical Saturday evening downtown. This lighted night parade features Santa, floats and fun for the community. Downtown Lafayette, 765.742.4044, greaterlafayettecommerce.com/events/details/ christmas-parade-2018-6549. 5:30–8:30 pm.

Purdue Christmas Show WEST LAFAYETTE, DEC. 1–2, 2018

For more than 82 years, this magical, lyrical, annual campus miracle has wowed audiences. Elliott Hall of Music, Purdue University, 765.494.3941, purdue.edu/pmo. $


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stone cliffs, lush wooded ravines and a profusion of ferns and bryophytes. 157 acres. W. C.R. 375 South, 317.232.4200, nature.org. Open year-round.

room/patio. 2 Seminary Sq., 765.653.2761, WiFi innatdepauw.com.

South College Condos LODGING

3 Fat Labs Nestled in 26 forested acres and 5 minutes from DePauw, find six guest rooms surrounded by nine covered bridges, nature trails, three fat labs and a cat. 2009 S. C.R. 400 West, 765.653.0308, 3fatlabs WiFi .net.

9 East on Poplar Royal accommodations in 1887 Queen Anne Victorian guest house. Entire first floor available for short or extended stays. Kitchen, dining room, gathering room. 9 E. Poplar St., 765.653.7896, 9eastonpoplar.com. WiFi

College Inn Simply furnished, spacious rooms have free WiFi, mini-fridge, microwave and cable TV with free HBO. Seating area and en suite bathroom. 315 WiFi Bloomington St., 765.653.4167.

Greencastle Inn Fifteen simple, clean rooms with double beds on outside corridor. Each has microwave, refrigerator, cable TV. Near downtown dining and shopping. 1233 S. Bloomington St., 765.653.8424. WiFi

The Inn at DePauw & Event Center 2 West Bistro and Fluttering Duck Bar & Grill complement 54 rooms with WiFi, social center, luggage handling, hospitality area, conference

These two condos are located in a beautifully restored home just one block from DePauw University and conveniently close to shopping, trails and dining. 105 S. College Ave., 765.341.0900, staygreencastle.com. WiFi RECREATION

DePauw Nature Park Wildflowers, deer, songbirds, spectacular views of defunct quarry await hikers and walkers along 10 miles of gravel trails. 458 acres. 1400 W. C.R. 375 South, 765.658.1076, depauw.edu. Open year-round. $

LAFAYETTE– WEST LAFAYETTE ATTRACTIONS

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Downtown Lafayette–West Lafayette Eclectic dining and shopping, outdoor art and art galleries, nightlife, festivals and events, accommodations and an urban trail along the river. Downtown, 800.872.6648, readysetgodowntown.com. Open year-round.

Exploration Acres Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze and pumpkin patch. Family-friendly activities, country store, concessions and firepits. 6042 Newcastle Rd., 765.296.2863, explorationacres.com. Open mid-Sept.– Oct. Thurs.–Fri., 6 pm–10 pm; Sat., 10 am–11 pm; Sun., noon–7 pm. $

The Farm at Prophetstown A 1920s farmstead highlighting sustainable agriculture, heritage livestock, homesteading, heirloom gardening and farm-to-table cooking. 3534 Prophetstown Rd., 765.567.4700, prophetstown .org. Open year-round. $

Frequently changing exhibitions feature works from the permanent collection and local, regional and national artists. The gift shop features 60 artists. 102 S. 10th St., 765.742.1128, artlafayette.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 11 am–4 pm.

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art

Columbian Park Zoo

Purdue University

Home to more than 190 animals representing nearly 90 different species. Variety of educational programs teaching appreciation for world’s wildlife. 1915 Scott St., 765.807.1540, columbianparkzoo.org. Open April–Oct.

Offering plenty to discover, from sporting events, entertainment by music and theater groups, art galleries, fountains, park-like areas and tours. Purdue University, 765.494.4636, purdue.edu. Open year-round.

Unparalleled Indiana paintings, ceramics, stone and bronze sculptures, extraordinary American antiques, World’s Fair vases and Sculpture Garden. 920 E. State St., 765.742.6449, haanmuseum.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 1 pm–4 pm. $

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Kentland

Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Discover your next adventure in Newton County. Explore Fair Oaks Farms, view bison at Kankakee Sands or wander fantastic fish and wildlife areas. 201 N. Third St., 219.989.7770, discovernewtoncounty.com. Open year-round.

Statewide

Brewers of Indiana Guild Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and much more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indianagrown.org. Open year-round.

Regionwide

Amtrak Hoosier State Train Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. Enjoy comfortable seating, no middle seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and a café car. 20% discount with code V224. See website for details. amtrak.com/hoosier-state-train. Open year-round. $P

Crawfordsville

Montgomery County Visitors & Convention Bureau Visitors center adjacent to heritage attractions. Experience family-friendly events, art, unique shopping, ziplining, canoeing, trails and waterways. 218 E. Pike St., 800.866.3973, visitmoco.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Delphi

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Explore our rich heritage and rural beauty. Visit our boutiques, antiques, art gallery, museums, waterways, parks. Hiking and biking trails. 114 E. Main St., Ste. C, 866.374.6813, carrollcounty chamber.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Wed. & Fri., 9:30 am–5 pm.

Greencastle

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Lafayette

Visit Lafayette–West Lafayette Visitors Center, lodging availability, brochures, maps. Meeting, convention and sporting event planning, group tours, itineraries, coupons and packages. 301 Frontage Rd., 765.447.9999, homeofpurdue.com. Closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm.

Monticello

Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau Brochures, maps and events calendar. Enjoy family fun on Lakes Shafer and Freeman. Monticello is home to Indiana Beach. Come see life with a splash. 105 W. Broadway, 574.583.7220, monticello in.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Rockville

Parke County Visitors’ Center The covered bridge capital of the world. History and scenery make Parke County’s 31 covered bridges a must-see. Free maps and visitor information. 401 E. Ohio St., 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com. Open year-round.

Spencer

Sweet Owen Convention & Visitors Bureau Home to Indiana’s first state park, McCormick’s Creek and Indiana’s famous Cataract Falls and Bridge. Escape to the natural beauty of Sweet Owen County. 119 S. Main St., 812.714.8110, sweet owencvb.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. P

Sullivan

Tourism Commission of Sullivan County Home of outdoor recreation, enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, off-roading, browsing antique shops, exploring historical sites and great restaurants. 25 S. Main St., 812.905.0131, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round.

Terre Haute

Terre Haute CVB Visitor Center conveniently located just off exit 11 from I-70. Tour the IATCCC Museum. Get information on local and regional attractions. 5353 E. Margaret Dr., 800.366.3043, terrehaute.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4 pm.

Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau

West Lafayette

Putnam County is your No. 1 stop for music, nature parks, equestrian adventures and agritourism. Discover it all at full-service visitor center. 12 W. Washington St., 765.653.8743, goputnam.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm.

Passenger vehicles that can carry one to as many as 56 people, along with shuttles running to and from Lafayette to Indianapolis and Chicago’s O’Hare airport. 2525 Klondike Rd., 765.497. 3828, lafayettelimo.com. Open year-round.

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Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & Park

Prophetstown State Park

National Historic Landmark where the Battle of Tippecanoe occurred in 1811. Includes a nature center, trail, picnic areas, museum and history store. 200 Battle Ground Ave., 765.567.2147, tippecanoe history.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Newest state park with dramatic prairie and restored wet slopes called fens. Aquatic center, hiking/bicycle trails, nature/history programs and camping. 4112 E. S.R. 225, 765.567.4919, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Wolf Park

Riverside Skating Center

Enjoy a howl with wolves at this nonprofit educational wildlife facility. See and learn about wolves, coyotes, fox and bison. 4004 E. 800 North, 765.567.2265, wolfpark.org. Closed holidays. $

Outdoor skating rink is 70 feet by 120 feet. Lighted for evening use. Available from fall to spring for ice skating. 100 Tapawingo Dr., 765.743.7465, wl.in.gov/parks. Open Nov.–March. $

LODGING

RESTAURANTS

Route 66 Diner Same great food as the Triple XXX Family Restaurant. On Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Award-winning breakfasts served all day. 100 percent sirloin signature burgers, blue plates, salads, scratchmade root beer and real ice cream. 1566 Win Hentschel Blvd., 765.497.9466, triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Triple XXX Family Restaurant Since 1929. Indiana’s oldest drive-in featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Award-winning breakfasts served all day. Triple XXX root beer, 100 percent sirloin signature burgers, pulled pork BBQ, tenderloin, real ice cream. 2 N. Salisbury St., 765.743.5373, triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Lafayette

Stay and Play Golf Packages

Conveniently located near Purdue University, area attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. Enjoy Hampton’s Clean and Fresh bed® and free hot breakfast. 3941 South St., 765.447.1600 lafayettein WiFi .hamptoninn.com.

Accommodations, choice of one or two rounds with cart. Includes courses by Pete Dye and Hale Irwin. Advanced registration required. Guaranteed tee times. Various locations, 800.872.6648, homeof purdue.com/golf/stayandplaypackages.html. $

Homewood Suites by Hilton – Lafayette

Trails

Shopping Communitywide

Luxurious suites convenient to Purdue University, shopping, golfing and area attractions. Features fully equipped kitchens and separate living rooms. 3939 South St., 765.448.9700, lafayette .homewoodsuites.com.

Hiking and biking trails abound. Explore the Wabash Heritage Trail and many other beautiful paved and non-paved trails throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette. Various trails in the area, 800. 872.6648, homeofpurdue.com. Open year-round.

Eclectic mix of shops and art galleries in downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette. Large mall with 100-plus shops, antiquing and numerous shopping plazas. Various locations, 800.872.6648, homeofpurdue.com. Open year-round.

RECREATION

Celery Bog Nature Area

Tropicanoe Cove Outdoor Family Aquatic Center

Tippecanoe Mall

195-acre nature preserve with trails, unique wetlands, unusual plants, birds and small-mammal viewing. Educational programs at Lilly Nature Center. 1620 Lindberg Rd., 765.775.5172, wl.in.gov/parks. Open yearround. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm.

Located in Columbian Park and next to the zoo. Try the huge water slide, lazy river, children’s water playground, beach volleyball and much more. 1915 Scott St., 765.807.1531, lafayette.in.gov/aquatics. Open June–Aug. $

SHOPPING

Featuring over 100 retailers, eateries and modern amenities. Visitors can choose from Macy’s, Kohl’s, H&M, Old Navy, Applebee’s, O’Charley’s and more. 2415 Sagamore Pkwy., 765.448.6177, tippecanoemall .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. WiFi

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MONTICELLO ATTRACTIONS

Indiana Beach Stay where you’ll enjoy free rides to Indiana’s favorite boardwalk amusement and waterpark. Over 1,000 camp and RV sites near beautiful Lake Shafer. 5224 E. Indiana Beach Rd., 574.583.4141, indianabeach.com. Open May–Oct. $ P

PARKE COUNTY ATTRACTIONS

Bridgeton Mill Est. 1823 Family-owned 195 years (not same family). Indiana’s famous covered bridge and waterfall. Fresh natural flour, cornmeal, etc. Food, ice cream and more. 8104 S. Bridgeton Rd., 765.548.0106, bridgetonmill.com. Open April–Nov. Mon.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

Covered Bridge Art Gallery Affordable art by over 30 local artists. All mediums, including wood, pottery, photography, jewelry. Florals to covered bridges. 1877 historic building. 124 W. Ohio St., 765.569.9422, rockville coveredbridgeartgallery.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon., Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm.

Mansfield Roller Mill Three-story mill constructed in 1875 on the banks of Raccoon Creek. Original milling equipment remains in place at Mansfield Roller Mill. 1588 S. Raccoon Pkwy., 765.344.0741, stateparks.in.gov. Open May–Oct. $ LODGING

Covered Bridge Retreat Beautiful three-bedroom lodge on 300 acres, trails, equestrian facility, private campground. Unique retreat, event or reunion destination. Reservations required. 6762 N. C.R. 150 West, 812.648.2810, coveredbridgeretreat.dnr.in.gov.

Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park Beautiful surroundings and activities for all. Adventurous to moderate trails, canoeing, horseback riding, free WiFi and game room. 1.877.LODGES.1. 8102 E. Park Rd., 877.500.6151, WiFi indianainns.com. RECREATION

Raccoon State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake Water-based activities, hiking, horseshoes, archery, summer nature/history programs, hunting in season. Reservable camping. 1588 S. Raccoon Pkwy., 765.344.1884, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Rockville Lake Park The perfect outdoor family destination. Modern primitive campsites and two cabins put you close to the great fishing on the 102-acre lake. 828 N. Marshall Rd., 765.569.6541, rockvillelake.com. $

Turkey Run State Park Incredible hiking and scenic beauty. Staffed nature center and planetarium. Swimming, fishing, tennis, saddlebarn with escorted rides, inn on site, camping. 8121 E. Park Rd., 765.597.2635, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

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ROACHDALE ATTRACTIONS

Bugle Valley Elk Farm See a herd of elk close up. Witness bulls shedding antlers, calves being born or bulls bugling during mating season. Meat, other elk products sold. 4205 W. C.R. 1000 North, 765.522.1550. Open year-round. $

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS ATTRACTIONS

Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Explore Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, home of the Sisters of Providence since 1840. Tour historic grounds and buildings. Visit alpacas. All are welcome. 1 Sisters of Providence, 812.535.3131, visit .sistersofprovidence.org. Open year-round.

U.S. Hwy. 41 South, 812.232.6081, holiday-inn.com/ WiFi terrehautein.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Stylish and modern all-suite hotel convenient to major attractions, golf, shopping and Indiana State University. Easy highway access. 3304 U.S. Hwy. 41 WiFi South, 812.235.0696, springhillsuites.com.

WAVELAND RECREATION

Clements Canoes Outdoor Center Canoe, kayak, tube, tent camp and cabin

rentals on scenic Sugar Creek; near Shades and Turkey Run state parks. 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, 25- and 30-mile trips offered. 8295 W. S.R. 234, 765.435.2070, clementscanoes.com. Open April– Oct. $

Shades State Park Sandstone cliffs overlook Sugar Creek. Challenging hiking is available, as is swimming at nearby Turkey Run State Park. See Deer’s Mill Covered Bridge and Pine Hills Nature Preserve. Non-electric camping only. 7751 S. 890 West, 765.435.2810, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

SPENCER LODGING

Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park Located in Indiana’s first state park. Full-service dining room, free WiFi. Close to Bloomington and Indianapolis. For reservations, call 1.877.LODGES1. 451 McCormick Creek Park Rd., 877.922.6966, WiFi indianainns.com.

Family Cabins at McCormick’s Creek State Park Furnished family cabins sleep four or six. Hiking, nature center, swimming, saddlebarn with escorted rides. For reservations, log on camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd., 812.829.2235, camp.in.gov. RECREATION

McCormick’s Creek State Park Swimming, picnicking and staffed nature center. Escorted rides at seasonal saddlebarn. Camping/ lodging reservable. 250 McCormick Creek Park Rd., 812.829.2235, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

SULLIVAN ATTRACTIONS

Sullivan Area Art Guild and Gallery Gallery exhibits and offers for sale works of local artists and craftspeople. Guild offers art classes, lectures and demonstrations. 16 S. Court St., 812.243.1039. Open year-round, closed holidays. Thurs.–Fri., 11 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–12:30 pm.

Sullivan County Historical Museum Explore Sullivan County history, research genealogy and enjoy the historical displays located in a bygone-era drugstore. 10 S. Court St., 812.268.6253, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 10:30 am–4 pm. RECREATION

Sullivan County Park and Lake Beautiful 468-acre lake offers camping, boating, fishing, golfing, swimming, cabins and shelter house rental. 990 E. Picnic Rd., 812.268.5537, sullivancountyin.com. Open March–Oct. $

TERRE HAUTE LODGING

Holiday Inn Easy access and ideally located to major attractions, golf, shopping and Indiana State University. Indoor pool and fitness center. 3300 VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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Pleasure cruising on Lake Monroe

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SOUTH CENTRAL REGION Picturesque landscapes and river towns meet world-class architecture in stunning South Central Indiana. Explore some of the state’s very best parks and nature areas, soar high above the ground through treetop canopies on ziplines and taste your way through the wine list at a host of scenic vineyards. When the day’s over, curl up in a charming B&B or beautiful inn.

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FAIRS & FESTIVALS pgs. 97, 100

DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 98–111

REGIONAL MAP pg. 98

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SIGHTSEEING!

SOUTHERN AT HEART

Amazing architecture, artisan food and drink, charming shopping and beautiful places to relax after a day exploring South Central Indiana.

SEE & DO 1 How did Columbus, a city of less than 50,000, become an internationally recognized architecture hot spot? Find out on a guided bus tour (columbus.in.us/architecturetour) that takes you past dozens of prominent buildings and works of art. 2 The nooks and crannies of quaint Nashville (browncounty.com) house galleries and boutiques packed with the work of potters, painters, sculptors and more. At the nearby T.C. Steele State Historic Site (indiana museum.org/explore), tour the studio and home of Steele, a noted artist who helped craft the area into the “Art Colony of the Midwest.”

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Inn at Irwin Gardens in Columbus

feet, it’s the longest structure of its kind in the U.S.

STAY 6 Stay at the turn-of-the-20th century Persimmon Inn (persim moninn.com) in Bloomington, and you’re a short stroll from a street packed with ethnic restaurants, the B-Line Trail, the bustling courthouse square and Indiana University. 7 With few changes over the past 100 years, the Inn at Irwin Gardens (irwingardens.com) gives you a

Biking in the Hoosier National Forest Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington

AMAZING! Climb the 110-foot-tall Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower to see gorgeous views of Hoosier National Forest.

3 More than 200,000 dense acres comprise Hoosier National Forest (fs.usda.gov/main/hoosier), making it a prime locale for mountain biking, fishing, hiking, camping, birdwatching and horseback riding. 4 Military vehicles, aircraft, uniforms and equipment dating back to the Revolutionary War are on display at the Indiana Military Museum (indymilitary.com) in Vincennes. The site also hosts traveling exhibits and re-enactments. 5 Walk or bike through the “Dark Bridge,” the nickname for the windowless covered bridge in Medora (medoracoveredbridge.com). At 460

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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in South Central Indiana.

Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival SEYMOUR, MAY 12, 2018

Celebrate the outdoors, see live birds of prey, build birdhouses, take a bird walk and visit the refuge’s closed area. You might even see a bald eagle. Muscatatuck Wildlife Refuge, 12985 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, 812.522.4352, facebook.com/ muscatatuckwildlifesociety. 6:30 am–7 pm.

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous VINCENNES, MAY 26–27, 2018

American Revolutionary War re-enactment featuring soldiers, craftsmen, traders and merchants. Live entertainment and demonstrations for all ages. French Commons and George Rogers Clark NHP, Second and Willow streets, 800.886.6443, spiritofvincennes.org. $ P

Rivertown Art Tour VEVAY, JUNE 2–3, 2018

Visit the Community Art Center to see plein air painters at work. Creative pieces in many different mediums. Visit with artists throughout the county. Community Art Center, 207 Ferry St., 812.599.4048, switzcotourism .com.

8 Vevay’s utterly grand Second Empire–style Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn (schenckman sion.com) sits a few blocks off the Ohio River, an apropos location for Benjamin Schenck, the steamboat captain who built the home in 1874. Rooms boast period furnishings.

EAT & DRINK 9 Cocktails made with housedistilled spirits mingle with a menu of starters, entrees and brunch at Cardinal Spirits (cardinalspirits .com) in Bloomington, whose products have garnered attention from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. 10

Named after the chef’s wife and

mother, Crystal & Jules (crystaland jules.com) serves fine-dining staples, such as meat and seafood dishes and housemade pasta, on Madison’s charming Main Street. 11 How does a Snickers latte sound? Find it and dozens of other flavors, along with coffees and pastries, at Swiss Perks Coffee Shop (facebook.com/swissperks) in the heart of Vevay.

Amid gardens arranged in quilt patterns, Stream Cliff Herb Farm’s Twigs & Sprigs Restaurant (stream clifffarm.com) in Commiskey offers gourmet lunch fare that features herbs grown on site. 12

13 Fill up on comforting homecooked favorites at the restaurant in Gasthof Amish Village (gasthof amishvillage.com) in Montgomery, then visit the bakery for takehome treats.

Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival CROTHERSVILLE, JUNE 7–9, 2018

This patriotic festival celebrates small towns and the American spirit. Vendors, carnival rides, food, entertainment, a parade and great fun for all. Crothersville Community Schools, Preston Street, 812.569.0407, crothersvillerwb .com.

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival MADISON, JUNE 8–9, 2018

Nationally known contemporary and traditional folk/roots musicians, storytelling, food, regional wines, craft beer festival. Family friendly. Bicentennial Park & riverfront, 100 W. Vaughn Dr., 800.559.2956, riverroots.org. Sat., 5–11:30 pm; Sun., 11:30 am–11:30 pm. $ (CONTINUED ON PG. 100)

PHOTOS COURTESY COLUMBUS AREA VISITORS CENTER/CHRIS SMITH, VINCENNES/KNOX CO. VTB; IRWIN GARDENS BY RHONDA BOLNER; FIRE TOWER BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

glimpse of what life was like for Columbus’ prominent Irwin family. Saunter the terraced gardens or relax in the onsite spa.

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BEDFORD ATTRACTIONS

Lawrence County Museum of History View the ever-changing gallery of interesting artifacts that showcase the history and heritage of Lawrence County. Locally stocked gift shop on site. 929 15th St., 812.278.8575, lawrencecountyhistory .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 9 am–5 pm. RECREATION

Bluespring Caverns Explore this natural wonder on an hour-long underground boat tour. Blind fish and crayfish, gem prospecting, 1/2-mile nature trail and gift shop. 1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd., 812.279.9471, bluespringcaverns.com. Open April–Oct. $

Hoosier National Forest Hoosier National Forest encompasses 200,000 acres in nine counties of Indiana, some of those in Jackson County. Nearly 300 miles of trails. 811 Constitution Ave., 812.275.5987, fs.usda.gov/hoosier. Open year-round. $

Otis Park Golf Course Recognized as one of the best municipal golf courses in Indiana, this 6,308-yard, par 72 layout is both scenic and challenging for all golfers. 607 Tunnelton Rd., 812.279.9092, otisparkgolf.com. Open year-round. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Salt Creek Brewery

AURORA ATTRACTIONS

Hillforest Victorian House Museum A restored 1850s mansion overlooking the Ohio River. Victorian Christmas in December with tours and activities. 213 Fifth St., 812.926.0087, hillforest .org. Open April–Dec. Tues.–Sat., 1 pm–5 pm. $ LODGING

Herman Leive House One block from the Ohio River, close to Hillforest Mansion. 19th-century home furnished with antiques. Close to restaurants and casinos. 203 Fifth St., 812.926.0944, hermanleivehouse.com. RESTAURANTS

Great Crescent Brewery The Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora, Indiana, produces a wide variety of handcrafted beers packaged in pints, bottles, 1/6 and 1/2 barrel kegs. 315 Importing St., 812.655.9079, gcbeer.com. Open year-round. Thurs.–Sat., noon–9 pm.

857 Six Pine Ranch Rd., 812.934.2600, walhillfarm WiFi .com/inn-walhill-farm.

Mary Helen’s Bed and Breakfast and Fine Dining Tucked in the scenic woods, you won’t want to leave this beautiful B&B. Relax and enjoy the special atmosphere, great host and fine dining on weekends. 13296 N. Coonhunters Rd., 812.934.3468, WiFi maryhelensplace.com.

Quality Inn Batesville Just off I-74 within walking distance to restaurants, indoor pool, continental breakfast, free Internet, suites, accessible rooms, microwaves and refrigerators. 112 S.R. 46 East, 812.934.6185, WiFi qualityinn.com.

The Sherman Restaurant and Inn

Root beer to beer! A must-visit country destination. Award-winning beers. Vintage beer and fishing memorabilia. Food, RV parking, beer garden and brewpit. 466 Old S.R. 37, 812.277.8277, saltcreekbrewery.beer. Open yearround.

BLOOMINGTON ATTRACTIONS

Oliver Winery Indiana’s oldest and largest winery is a worldclass destination in every season. Enjoy daily wine tasting, seasonal live music and weekend tours. 200 E. Winery Rd., 812.876.5800, oliverwinery .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. LODGING

Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center

One of the oldest buildings in Indiana, The Sherman was completely renovated by new owners. A unique place to dine, stay and meet— come see! 35 S. Main St., 800.445.4939, WiFi the-sherman.com.

Located in the center of the IU campus, the hotel offers affordable and comfortable hotel rooms. Conference and meeting services are also available. 900 E. Seventh St., 812.856.6381, imu.indiana.edu.

LODGING

SHOPPING

RECREATION

Conveniently located between Indianapolis and Cincinnati off I-74. Complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. 1030 S.R. 229 North, 812.934.6262, hamptoninn.com.

Explore over 30,000 square feet of antiques, home furnishings, primitive pieces and more from over 50 vendors in historic Batesville. 7 S. Eastern Ave., 513.519.9936, romwebermarketplace.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

Swimming, boating, hiking, summer nature programs, picnicking, fishing and hunting in season. Reservable campsites and shelters. 4850 S. S.R. 446, 812.837.9546, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

BATESVILLE Hampton Inn

WiFi

RomWeber Marketplace

WiFi

Monroe Lake

The Inn at Walhill Farm Come enjoy an event at Walhill Farm or escape for a quiet weekend in our simply elegant rooms. Restaurant and bar are available for special events.

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SYMBOL KEY

Handicapped-Accessible Indoor Pool Outdoor Pool WiFi WiFi/Internet P Parking Charge AMENITIES

Group Rates and Discounts Pets Allowed $ Admission Charge Full/Continental Breakfast


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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS (CONTINUED FROM PG. 97)

Tenderloin Throwdown GREENSBURG, JUNE 23, 2018

Join us in downtown Greensburg as we celebrate our state’s unofficial sandwich. Tenderloins, beer, wine, activities, shopping, antiques and more! Courthouse Square, 150 Courthouse Square, 812.222. 0037, mainstreetgreensburg.com/ tenderloin-throwdown.

Limestone Heritage Festival BEDFORD, JUNE 30, 2018

Celebrate 4th of July with a parade, food, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. Downtown, 116 16th St., 812.275.4493, downtownbedford .org.

Freetown July Festival FREETOWN, JULY 13–14, 2018

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues Smokin’ hot blues performers, sizzling BBQ competitions, boat cruises, great food and drink. Kids’ play area, 5K and more along Madison’s riverfront. Bicentennial Park, 100 W. Vaughn Dr., 800.559.2956, madisonribber fest.com. Sat., 5–11:30 pm; Sun., 11 am–11:30 pm. $

47th Swiss Wine Festival VEVAY, AUG. 23–26, 2018

Voted a Top 10 Event by Top Events USA, the Swiss Wine Festival is Indiana’s only fourday event paying homage to Switzerland County’s winemaking roots. Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, 100 Ferry St., 812.427. 9463, swisswinefestival.org. $P

Bean Blossom Blues Festival MORGANTOWN, AUG. 23–25, 2018

Enjoy three days of friendship, live music and jam sessions. The “Bean” has the charm of a friendly gathering in an inviting venue. Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground, 5163 S.R. 135 North, 812.325.8836, beanblossomblues.com. $

Red Skelton Festival

Downtown Seymour Scoop the Loop

Honoring one of America’s favorite clowns with a day filled with entertainment, clowns, food and fun. Red Skelton Museum, 20 Red Skelton Blvd., 812.888.4184, redskeltonmuseum.org.

Jackson County Fair BROWNSTOWN, JULY 22–28, 2018

The Jackson County Fair is the biggest and best. Still a free fair, find building after building of exhibits, visit barns, enjoy midway and food. Jackson County Fairgrounds, 476 E. C.R. 100 South, 812.358.2751, jacksoncountyfair.org. 10 am–11 pm.

Odon Old Settlers Festival ODON, AUG. 2–4, 2018

One of Indiana’s oldest festivals, celebrating over 132 years of fun, exhibits and entertainment, parades, contests, kids’ day and much more. Odon Park, just off State Road 58, 812.636.8218, odonoldsettlers .com.

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madisonchautauqua.com. 10 am– 5 pm.

Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction

Seymour Oktoberfest

ODON, SEPT. 1, 2018

This three-day festival celebrates Seymour’s German heritage with vendors, great food, parade, music, dancing, 5K run/walk and other events. Great fun. Downtown Seymour, Chestnut and Second streets, 812.523.1414, seymouroktoberfest.com. 11 am– 11 pm.

MADISON, AUG. 17–18, 2018

This patriotic small-town festival features vendors, fun for the family, a fish fry, a large parade, contests, music and a lot of hometown pride. Near Freetown Fire Station, 812.497.0499, freetownjulyfestival.com. 9 am–10 pm.

VINCENNES, JULY 21, 2018

800.886.6443, indiana militarymuseum.org. P

SEYMOUR, AUG. 25, 2018

Scoop the Loop is a trip down memory lane when fast cars used to hit the Seymour streets every weekend. Live music, cruising, food and fun for all. Downtown Seymour, facebook .com/groups/222952637753236. 5–11 pm.

Hand-quilted from the Amish community of Daviess County. Amish crafts, quilting demonstrations, furniture and wonderful food. Simon J. Graber Complex, 9164 E. 875 North, 812.296.1775, daviesscounty chamber.com.

SEYMOUR, OCT. 4–6, 2018

Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival

Medora Goes Pink

MONTGOMERY, SEPT. 6–9, 2018

Visit vendors, enjoy great treats, live entertainment and fun for the whole family while supporting cancer awareness and research. Downtown Medora, 812.530.0093, facebook.com/medoragoespink. 8 am–6 pm.

Turkey races, bands, food, crafts, greased-pig contests, games, zipline, rides, tractor pull and more. All-around fun! Montgomery Ruritan Park, 6907 E. Park Rd., 812.254.0938, montgomeryruritanclub.com/ turkeytrot.htm. $

White River Valley Antique Show ELNORA, SEPT. 6–9, 2018

Antique tractors and equipment, food, horse pulls, tractor pulls and much more. Come out for the fun! Daviess County Fairgrounds, S.R. 57, 812.345.0064, wrvaa.org. $

MEDORA, OCT. 13, 2018

Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration VEVAY, OCT. 13, 2018

Arts and crafts, music, Headless Horseman roams downtown Vevay and more! Liberty Street and Historic Courthouse Square, 128 W. Main St., 812.427.3237, switzcotourism.com.

Fort Vallonia Days VALLONIA, OCT. 20–21, 2018

20th Century Chevy Car Show and Cruiz In WASHINGTON, SEPT. 15–16, 2018

Cruz in on Saturday night. Enjoy the fabulous show of custom cars and antiques. Awards on Sunday. Eastside Park, N.E. 21st St., 812.617.5580, 20thcenturychevy.com.

Persimmon Festival MITCHELL, SEPT. 22, 24–29, 2018

This two-day festival celebrates Vallonia’s heritage with Indian lodges, muzzleloader shoots, pioneer crafts, a parade, food, museum visits and vendors. Main Street, Downtown Vallonia, 812.528.2407, fortvalloniadays .com. 9 am–7 pm.

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes

Come sample varieties of wine and cheese while listening to music. View antique cars, art and more. Meredith Plaza, corner of Main and Second streets, 812.254.5262, daviess countychamber.com. $

Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park on September 22. Downtown activities start September 24. Midway, entertainment, food booths, antique tractors. Parade September 29. Downtown Mitchell, 533 W. Main St., 812.849.1090, limestone country.com.

Salute to the Veterans of WWII

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

Festival of Lights

VINCENNES, SEPT. 1–2, 2018

MADISON, SEPT. 29–30, 2018

VEVAY, DEC. 7–31, 2018

Enjoy WWII military displays including living history reenactors, battle enactments, encampments, tanks and artillery. Food and merchant vendors. Indiana Military Museum, 715 S. Sixth St.,

Southern Indiana’s premier art festival. Over 200 artist booths featuring all mediums. Musical and strolling performers. Great food! Historic downtown Madison, corner of First and Broadway, 812.571.2752,

Thousands of holiday lights reflect in the Ohio River, highlighting the holiday season in Vevay and Switzerland County, Indiana. Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, 100 Ferry St., 812.427.3237, switzcotourism.com.

Wine and Brew Fest WASHINGTON, AUG. 31, 2018

MADISON, NOV. 23–24, NOV. 30–DEC. 1, 2018

Enter a historic Christmas wonderland during a candlelight tour of public and private homes in Madison’s National Historic Landmark District. Historic Downtown Madison, 601 W. First St., 800.559.2956, nightsbefore christmas.com. Sat., 5–9 pm; Sun., 3–9 pm. $


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SHOPPING

Bloomington Antique Mall Go treasure hunting at the historic Bloomington Antique Mall, a three-story building with elevator and 24,000 square feet with 100 merchants. 311 W. Seventh St., 812.323.7676, bloomington antiquemall.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

Bloomington Antique Mall

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Oliver Winery

Indiana’s oldest and largest winery is one of Travel+Leisure’s Top 25 wineries to visit in the U.S. 200 E. Winery Rd., 812.876.5800, oliverwinery .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

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Upland Brewing Company Enjoy award-winning beers and local fare at our brewpub. Next door, tour our Wood Shop brewery and sample ales. Tours at our main brewery on Profile Parkway. 350 W. 11th St., 812.336.2337, uplandbeer.com. Open year-round.

BROOKVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue We are the Southeastern Indiana wolf preserve. Home to 42 wolves and a fox. Come and hear the Call of the Wild. 14099 Wolf Creek Rd., 513.312.9143, wolfcreekhabitat.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

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LODGING

Brookville Lodge Warm and welcoming accommodations: 5 bedrooms with private baths, common living room, dining room, kitchen, outdoor grill and outside electric for boats. 801 Main St., 765.547.1900, brookvillelodge.com. WiFi

Hermitage Bed and Breakfast Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Whitewater River Valley from the 112-foot-long veranda. Experience the beauty of nature and listen to the river. 650 E. Eighth St., 765.647.5182, bbonline.com/ WiFi in/hermitage. RECREATION

Brookville Lake Enjoy swimming, boating, hiking, camping, fishing, summer interpreter, bicycle trail, horseshoe pits, archery and shooting ranges. Hunting in season. 14108 S.R. 101, 765.647.2657, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Skyward Adventures Zipline Soar through the trees on our zipline and Adventure Park. Features 10 ziplines and four bridges. Located near Brookville Lake. 11471 U.S. 52, 765.547.1947, skywardadventures.com. Open May–Oct. $

Legacy Lane Vineyard

A great farm winery offering free tastings with an outdoor setting that is ideal for enjoying wine, snacks and conversations. 12330 Whitcomb Rd., 937.902.7738. Open May–Dec., closed holidays.

BROWNSTOWN ATTRACTIONS

Jackson County Community Theatre Several productions are held throughout the year at the Royal Off-the-Square Theatre. This community group has been entertaining residents for years. 121 W. Walnut St., 812.358.5228, jcct.org. Open year-round. $

Water skiing at Brookville Lake

par. 1509 S. S.R. 135, 812.358.4529, facebook.com/ hickoryhillsgolfclubinc. Open year-round. $

Jackson Washington State Forest Playgrounds, hiking trail, bike/horse trails, shelters, fishing, hunting, many picnic and vista sites and scenic Skyline Drive. Reserve shelters. 1278 E. S.R. 250, 812.358.2160, in.gov/dnr/forestry/4820.htm. Open year-round.

BRUCEVILLE

Jackson County History Center

ATTRACTIONS

History center/genealogy library offers a trip back in time. Pioneer Village, Ball Memorial Museum and monument to Revolutionary soldiers greet visitors. 105 N. Sugar St., 812.358.2118, facebook .com/pages/jackson-county-history-center-ofindiana/110939532271337. Open year-round.

This unique trellis orchard features delicious apples, peaches, plums and nectarines. It includes a state-of-the-art cider press and an onsite bakery. 6235 N. Ford Rd., 812.324.9010, applehillorchard.webs .com. Open July–Nov. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm.

RECREATION

Brownstown Speedway Located off Highway 250 in Jackson County, Brownstown Speedway draws guests and races from the tri-state area. Several large events held annually. 476 E. C.R. 100 South, 812.358.5332, brownstownspeedway.com. Open March–Oct. $

Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve Large hemlock and hardwood trees on a 44-acre preserve. The largest hemlock in the state is found here, along with beech, maple, red oak and elm. C.R. 200 South, in.gov/dnr/naturepreserve/files/ np-hemlockbluff.pdf. Open year-round.

Hickory Hills Golf Club Facilities include a snack bar and pro shop. Nestled in the gorgeous rolling hills of Jackson County, this course features nine holes and 35

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Apple Hill Orchard

The Big Peach Family-owned farm market that is open daily May through October. The market offers a variety of fresh produce, jams and jellies, gift items and more. 7738 N. Old Hwy. 41, 812.324.2240, visitvincennes.org. Open May–Oct.

COLUMBUS

on exhibits designed for families with toddlers to early teens. Climb through our giant toilet! 309 Washington St., 812.378.3046, kidscommons.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $ LODGING

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Tipton Lakes Enjoy quiet comfort and bountiful amenities that fit your needs at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Tipton Lakes. 3888 Mimosa Dr., WiFi 812.342.8888, marriott.com/bmgtl.

Hotel Indigo Artfully designed, downtown location. 100 percent non-smoking, restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, fitness center, hardwood floors, spa-inspired showers. 400 Brown St., 812.375.9100, hotelindigo WiFi .com/columbusin.

The Inn at Irwin Gardens Experience the grandeur of the Inn at Irwin Gardens in the heart of architecturally renowned Columbus. 608 Fifth St., 812.376.3663, irwingardens .com. WiFi

ATTRACTIONS

LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Tour 70+ modern structures or visit the Miller House and Garden, the nation’s finest modern home. Check website for tour times and reservations. 506 Fifth St., 812.378.2622, columbus.in.us. $

Residence Inn–Columbus

Columbus Architecture Tours

kidscommons, columbus’ community children’s museum Explore! Create! Three floors of interactive, hands-

2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Sundry shop, manager’s reception, event space, BBQ area, catering available. 101 Carrie Ln., 812.379.4657, WiFi lqcolumbus.com.

Full kitchens with stainless appliances, indoor pool and spa, fitness center, outdoor patio with grill and firepit. 100 percent non-smoking. 4525 W. S.R. 46, WiFi 812.342.2400, marriott.com/bmgri.

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Ruddick-Nugent House Bed & Breakfast 1884 Greek Revival, well restored, all private baths, free WiFi, cable. Candlelight breakfasts in formal dining room. Full city block of gardens. 1210 16th St., 812.350.6708, ruddick-nugent-house .com. WiFi

Sleep Inn & Suites Newly renovated. Microwave and refrigerator in all rooms; over 120 television channels, including HBO and TV Japan; fitness center; lakeside rooms. 2335 Jonathan Moore Pike, 812.372.7200, sleepinn.com/ hotel-columbus-indiana-in141.

CROTHERSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Crothersville Town Players Crothersville Town Players call Hamacher Hall their playhouse. Highlights for the group include theater performances, social events and history series. 211 E. Howard St., 812.793.2760, facebook .com/hamacher.hall. Open year-round. $

and business center, meeting space, manager’s reception, free breakfast, near Edinburgh Premium Outlets. 12161 N. U.S. 31, 812.526.5100, WiFi spraguehotels.com.

Hilton Garden Inn/Edinburgh Micro-fridge every room, whirlpool suites, The Garden Grille & Bar, fitness and business center, guest laundry, meeting facilities, free parking. 12210 N. Executive Dr., 812.526.8600, spraguehotels WiFi .com.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites/ Edinburgh Torch Award, micro-fridge every room, fitness and business center, guest laundry, manager’s reception, free breakfast, near Edinburgh Premium Outlets. 12225 N. Executive Dr., WiFi 812.526.4919, spraguehotels.com.

Red Roof Inn–Taylorsville

EDINBURGH

Budget-conscious rates, micro-fridge, free continental breakfast. Near Premium Outlets and Columbus area. 10330 N. U.S. Hwy. 31, WiFi 812.526.9747, redroof-taylorsville.com.

Comfort Inn Edinburgh/Columbus

SHOPPING

LODGING

Newly renovated, micro-fridge every room, fitness center, full breakfast, manager’s reception, near Edinburgh Premium Outlets and Camp Atterbury. 11711 N. U.S. 31, 812.526.9899, spraguehotels.com. WiFi

Hampton Inn Edinburgh/Columbus Newly renovated, micro-fridge every room, fitness

Edinburgh Premium Outlets Shop 80 designer and name-brand outlets. Enjoy savings of 25 to 65 percent every day at Michael Kors, Under Armour, Vera Bradley and more. Holiday hours vary. 11622 N.E. Executive Dr., 812.526.9765, premiumoutlets.com/edinburgh. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 10 am–7 pm.

Exit 76 Antique Mall Antique treasure-hunting at an official Indiana state attraction. 72,000-square-foot facility with more than 600 booths and lighted display cases. 12595 N. Executive Dr., 812.526.7676, exit76antiques.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

FREETOWN ATTRACTIONS

Freetown and Pershing Township Museum Step back in time in this small-town museum. Relive the glory days of Freetown High School and see how this small Jackson County town began. 4784 W. S.R. 58, 812.497.2808. Open year-round, closed holidays. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Salt Creek Winery

Enjoy breathtaking views while partaking in delicious wines. Sit on the patio and see miles and miles of trees. A variety of wines offered. 7603 W. C.R. 925 North, 812.497.0254, saltcreek winery.com. Open year-round.

GREENSBURG LODGING

Baymont Inn and Suites Free complimentary breakfast, meeting room accommodates 100, pool. Comfort and convenience. 2317 N. S.R. 3, 812.663.6055, baymontinns .com/hotels/indiana/greensburg/baymont-inn-andWiFi suites-greensburg/hotel-overview.

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LAUREL

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greensburg

LODGING

Exit 132 off I-74. Comfortable lodging, warm and thoughtful service. Enjoy Hampton’s clean and fresh bed, free breakfast, WiFi, pool and fitness center. 2075 N. Michigan Ave., 812.663.5000, WiFi visitgreensburg.com.

Woodland Retreat

Double Tree by Hilton & The Lawrenceburg Event Center

Relax and enjoy country-casual living in fully equipped log home rentals with 300 acres of hiking trails and a 12-acre stocked private lake. 25124 Kokomo Hill Rd., 765.698.2294, woodland-retreat.net.

Holiday Inn Express

Newest Hilton hotel in the tri-state area and an onsite convention center. The facility has an onsite restaurant, bar and 24-hour fitness center. 91 Walnut St., 888.274.6797, lawrenceburg WiFi .doubletreebyhilton.com.

LAWRENCEBURG

We provide incredible service and outstanding guest experiences. Rooms have a fridge and micro. Adjacent to Wolf Theatre and Buffalo Wings & Rings. 2211 N. S.R. 3, 812.663.9998, choice hotels.com/indiana/greensburg.

ATTRACTIONS

Hollywood Casino Hotel

Hollywood Casino

Nana’s House Bed & Breakfast Nana’s House is a lovely turn-of-the-century Victorian home where old-fashioned hospitality welcomes each of its guests. 3126 E. Base Rd., 812.663.6607.

Experience Hollywood in this new casino with 125,000 square feet of gaming just on the main floor. Accommodates 4,000 people. 777 Hollywood Blvd., 888.274.6797, hollywoodindiana.com. Open year-round.

Book packages online! Offering class, comfort and convenience to complete your fun-filled experience. 300-room Victorian-style hotel. 777 Hollywood Blvd., 888.274.6797, hollywoodindiana.com.

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Book packages online! Close to Hollywood Casino, Perfect North Slopes, Lawrenceburg Speedway and indoor go-kart racing. 765 Eads Pkwy., 812.537.2552, visitsoutheastindiana.com.

Quality Inn & Suites

3/8-mile high-banked clay oval track with sprint car, modified and pure stock racing. Friday nights, short-track motorcycles and quads. 351 E. Eads Pkwy., 812.537.4700, lawrenceburgspeedway.com. Open May–Sept. Fri.–Sat., 6 pm–12 am. $

Quality Inn and Suites Enjoy a clean room, hot breakfast and friendly staff directly between Indianapolis and Cincinnati off I-74. Free WiFi. 2211 N. S.R. 3, 812.663.9998, choicehotels.com/indiana/greensburg/qualityinn-hotels/in353.

Riverside Inn You’ll find our convenient location and friendly service are a winning combination! 515 Eads Pkwy., 812.537.4441, visitsoutheastindiana.com.

Perfect North Slopes 100-acre facility offers 23 picturesque trails, two terrain parks, five chair lifts and 25 snow-tubing runs. Lessons, night skiing and equipment rental. 19074 Perfect Ln., 812.537.3754, perfectnorth.com. Open Dec.–March. Mon.–Thurs. & Sun., 9:30 am–9:30 pm; Fri.–Sat., 9:30 am–1 am.

JASONVILLE LODGING

Family Cabins at Shakamak State Park Furnished family cabins sleep six. Nice pool and fishing pier in park. Details/reserve at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746. 6265 W. S.R. 48, 812.665.2158, camp.in.gov.

SHOPPING

Tri-State Antique Market Indiana’s largest antiques and vintage market. Every first Sunday, May through October. Rain or shine. Over 200 indoor and outdoor vendors. Fairgrounds, U.S. 50 at Hollywood Blvd., 513.353.4135, lawrenceburgantiqueshow.com. Open May–Oct. $

LODGING

Baymont Inn & Suites Book packages online! Great weekday deals. Less than 1 mile to Hollywood Casino. Four miles to Perfect North Slopes. 1000 Eads Pkwy., 812.539.4770, visitsoutheastindiana.com.

RECREATION

Shakamak State Park Huge fishing pier and outdoor pool. Swimming, hiking, summer nature/history programs and three serene lakes with rental boats. 6265 W. S.R. 48, 812.665.2158, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

LOOGOOTEE LODGING

West Boggs Park West Boggs Park is your family destination for outdoor fun! 300 campsites, 622 acre lake, activities for all ages, and located in pretty Southern Indiana. 16117 U.S. Hwy. 231, 812.295.3421, westboggs.com.

Comfort Inn Less than 1 mile to Hollywood Casino, 4 miles from Perfect North Slopes, just minutes to

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BATESVILLE Thousand Trails/Indian Lakes RV Campground & Cabins 7234 E. S.R. Hwy. 46, 812.934.5496 thousandtrails.com/indiana/ indian-lakes-rv-campground

Fishing, swimming, hiking, camping and so much more. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

BLOOMINGTON Monroe Lake 4850 S. S.R. 446, 812.837.9546 stateparks.in.gov

BROOKVILLE Brookville Lake 14108 S.R. 101, 765.647.2657 stateparks.in.gov

BROWNSTOWN Jackson-Washington State Forest 1278 E. S.R. 250, 812.358.2160 in.gov/dnr/forestry/4820.htm

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A wonderful place to play—cabins, swimming, golfing, tennis, volleyball, fishing and hiking. Fun for the whole family. Peaceful, but close to I-74.

Archery and shooting ranges, hiking and horseshoe pits. Hunting in season. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. Primitive camping. RVs, campers and tents welcome. Picnic tables and fire rings. Playgrounds, hiking, bike/horse trails, shelters, fishing and hunting.


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Cabins, group camp, shelters and more. Hiking and outdoor pool. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

JASONVILLE Shakamak State Park 6265 W. S.R. 48, 812.665.2158 stateparks.in.gov

Playground, basketball court, 3.5-acre stocked fishing lake, bait, tackle and gift shop, camping and more.

LOOGOOTEE West Boggs Park 16117 U.S. Hwy. 231, 812.295.3421 westboggs.com

Challenging hiking and scenic waterfalls. Nature center with nature/ history programs. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746.

Pioneer Village, Gus Grissom Memorial, mountain bike trails and nature center. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

MADISON Clifty Falls State Park 2221 Clifty Dr., 812.273.8885 stateparks.in.gov

MITCHELL Spring Mill State Park 3333 S.R. 60 East 812.849.3534, stateparks.in.gov

Provides quality hunting and fishing opportunities on 8,060 acres. Campgrounds include 67 Class A with electrical and 54 Class B sites.

MONTGOMERY Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area 6001 E. 600 South, 812.295.3421 westboggs.com/index.php/ glendale-fwa-camping

Located in a peaceful setting on Montgomery Lake. Facility completed by the Ruritan Club with funds from their annual Turkey Trot.

MONTGOMERY Montgomery Lake & Ruritan Campgrounds Park Road, 812.486.3255 daviesscounty.net

Horsemen’s camping, saddlebarn with escorted rides, mountain bike trails. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

NASHVILLE Brown County State Park 1405 S.R. 46 West, 812.988.6406 stateparks.in.gov

These one- and two-bedroom cabins include pots/pans, utensils, fridge, oven, stove and microwave. Swimming, fishing, natural waterfall and rowboats.

NORMAN Berry Branch Cottages 10402 N. C.R. 800 West 812.528.2367 facebook.com/berry-branchcottages-424725737698297

Indiana’s fourth state park is now county operated. Historic amenities in beautiful rolling hills on river. Hiking, mountain bike trails and rock climbing.

NORTH VERNON Muscatatuck Park 325 N. State Hwy. 3, 812.346.2953 muscatatuckpark.com

OAKTOWN New Vision RV Park 13552 N. U.S. Hwy. 41, 812.745.2125 newvisionrvpark.com

Family camping at its best. Truly a paradise with 75 acres of scenery piled to the sky. RVs and tents welcome; modern cabins, swim park, scuba dive.

Access to nearby mountain bike and hiking trails. Beach, paved boat ramps, nature center, camping cabins. Reserve at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. Open year-round.

ST. PAUL Hidden Paradise Campground 802 E. Jefferson St., 765.525.6582 hiddenparadise.info

VALLONIA Starve Hollow State Recreation Area 4345 S. 275 West, 812.358.3464 in.gov/dnr/forestry/4819.htm

Horse trails (BYOH) and mountain bike trails. Nature center with summer nature/history programs. Reserve campsites/shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

VERSAILLES Versailles State Park 1387 E. U.S. 50, 812.689.6424 stateparks.in.gov

VINCENNES Ouabache Trails County Park 3500 N. Lower Fort Knox Rd. 812.882.4316, knoxcountyparks.com

Playground, basketball court, 3.5-acre stocked fishing lake, bait and tackle, ice, propane available and laundry on site.

Four modern cabins available for rent, campgrounds, playgrounds, shelter houses, firewood, ice, vending, walking and bike trails. Dump station on site.

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MADISON ATTRACTIONS

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site 1844 Greek Revival home of James F.D. Lanier (the “crown jewel” of Madison’s Historic District). Beautiful home with great stories. Guided tours daily. 601 W. First St., 812.265.3526, indianamuseum .org/lanier-mansion-and-state-historic-site. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–4 pm. $

Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC Unique tours of the Ohio River and Kentucky River on the only New Zealand and Hells Canyon jet boats in Indiana. Five different tours to choose

from. 100 E. Vaughn Dr., 812.701.1155, rockinthunder .com. Open May–Oct. Mon., Wed.–Sun., 11 am–7 pm. $ LODGING

Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park A short drive from historic Madison. Hiking and scenic waterfalls. Located on the Ohio River. For reservations, visit indianainns.com or call 1877LODGES1. 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd., 877.925.4389, WiFi indianainns.com. RECREATION

Clifty Falls State Park Seasonal waterfalls (at their best in winter

and spring) and view of downtown Madison. Swimming, hiking on more than 12 miles of moderate to rugged trails and staffed nature center with camping and lodging within the park. 2221 Clifty Dr., 812.273.8885, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $ SHOPPING

RiverWest Antique Mall 13,000+ square feet of collectibles, rust, glassware, figurines, signs, furniture, toys, tools, jewelry, candles, man cave/home/barn décor and fun items. 1029 W. Second St., 812.265.0740, river-west-antiques.business.site. Open yearround. Mon.–Sun., 10:30 am–5 pm.

VISITOR RESOURCES

800.559.2956, visitmadison.org. Open year-round.

Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Mitchell

Statewide

Brewers of Indiana Guild Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and much more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indiana grown.org. Open year-round.

Bloomington

Visit Bloomington Bloomington is where nature meets culture, where progressive ideas collide with academic offerings in a gorgeous landscape. 2855 N. Walnut St., 812.334.8900, visitbloomington .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am– 5 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

Brookville

Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission Plan your getaway to Brookville Lake, historic Metamora and

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Oldenburg with our help. So much to experience: historical tours and outdoor recreation. 18 W. 10th St., 765.647.6522, franklincountyin.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–3 pm.

Columbus

Lawrence County Visitors Center Plan your adventure, information on attractions, lodging, dining, tours, special events, festivals and more! Foyer open 24/7 for access to brochures. 533 W. Main St., 812.849.1090, limestonecountry.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

Columbus Area Visitors Center

Nashville

With 80+ noteworthy buildings and public art installations, Columbus (pop. 45,000) ranks sixth in the U.S. for its architecture. 506 Fifth St., 812.378.2622, columbus.in.us.

The visitors center welcomes visitors seven days a week. Staff will help plan your visit in advance or assist with helpful information once you arrive. 211 S. Van Buren St., 800.753.3255, browncounty.com. Open year-round.

Greensburg

Decatur County Visitors Center Information, maps and brochures on events, festivals, lodging and attractions! Meeting and planning assistance available. 211 N. Broadway, 812.222.8733, visitgreensburg.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm.

Lawrenceburg

Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau Visitor services, brochures, group tour information, displays of local products and attractions. Tour for the Cure® headquarters. 320 Walnut St., 800.322.8198, visitsoutheastindiana.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.– Fri., 8:30 am–5 pm.

Madison

Madison Visitors Center Information on county attractions, lodging, restaurants, shopping, historic sites, recreation and more. Brochures, maps, gift shop, video, restrooms. 601 W. First St.,

Brown County Visitors Center

North Vernon

Jennings County Visitors and Recreation Commission Information about parks and outdoor events available. Bridge tours, wildlife, antique stores, historic homes and so much more. Search “Jennings County Tourism” on Facebook. 221 E. Walnut St., 812.592.8087, jenningscounty.net. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Rising Sun

Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center Visitors Center for Rising Sun/ Ohio County. Information available on shopping, eateries, historic landmarks and events. Downtown Rising Sun. 100 S. Walnut St., 888.776.4786, enjoyrisingsun.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Seymour

Jackson County Visitor Center Discover Jackson County’s covered

bridges, round barns and wildlife. Hike, bike, camp, fish, hunt and shop. Enjoy art and history and see our exhibit. 100 N. Broadway St., 812.524.1914, jacksoncountyin.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8 am– 5 pm; Sat., 9 am–3 pm.

Versailles

Ripley County Tourism Bureau Visit our Welcome Center: information on Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum, Versailles State Park, Muzzle Loaders and events throughout the county and state. 220 E. U.S. 50, P.O. Box 21, 812.689.7431, ripleycountytourism .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4 pm.

Vevay

Switzerland County Tourism Info on tourist activities, events, lodging and eateries. Historic and local displays. WiFi. Public restrooms. Contact for tour info. On Facebook. 128 W. Main St., 812.427.3237, switzcotourism.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm.

Vincennes

Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau Information on local attractions, lodging, shopping, dining, tours and special events. Brochures and maps available during and after hours. 779 S. Sixth St., 800.886.6443, visitvincennes.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am– 4 pm.

Washington Daviess County Visitors Bureau

Come see our rural, laidback area. Treat yourself to Daviess County, Indiana. SE First St., 812.254.5262, daviesscounty.net. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am– 4 pm.


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WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

MILAN

Visit Indiana Wine Trail’s seven artisan wineries, each one reflecting the distinct style and personality of the winemaker. 601 W. First St., 800.559.2956, indianawinetrail.com. Open yearround.

ATTRACTIONS

Indiana Wine Trail

Lanthier Winery Lanthier Winery is Madison, Indiana’s oldest winery and a favorite tourist destination for award-winning handcrafted wines and garden tours. 123 Mill St., 812.273.2409, lanthierwinery.com. Open year-round. Wed.–Sun., 10 am–5 pm.

Thomas Family Winery & Rustic Bakery We produce traditional wines, ciders and hearthbaked breads; serve charcuterie and cheeses; host live music and special events; family pubstyle setting. 208 E. Second St., 812.273.3755, thomasfamilywinery.us. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 11 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

METAMORA ATTRACTIONS

MPA Opry Barn MPA Opry Barn, featuring Bluegrass Nights on the third Saturday of each month, plus other events and activities through the season. 19189 Pennington Rd., 765.647.1212, metamorampa.org. Open March–Nov. $

Whitewater Valley Railroad Relaxing scenic railroad provides a variety of educational and entertaining excursions and special events, including a weekend ride to historic Metamora. 19056 S. Main St., 765.825.2054, whitewatervalleyrr.org. Open March–Dec. $ LODGING

The Metamora Inn Bed and Breakfast Located in Old Metamora, convenient to Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville. Yesterday’s charm with today’s comforts and conveniences. 19049 Wynn St., 765.647.2176, metamorainn.com. WiFi

SHOPPING

Grannie’s Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor World’s largest collection of cookie jars with over 3,100 different ones to view. We have homemade waffle cones in which to put some delicious ice cream. 19041 Lovers Ln., 765.647.1966, metamoraindiana.com/index.php/grannies-cookiejar-ice-cream. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 10 am–5 pm; Sat.–Sun., 10 am–7 pm.

Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum Step back into the 1950s and celebrate Milan Indians’ 1954 state basketball championship and see items from the movie Hoosiers. A great experience! 201 W. Carr St., 812.654.2772, milan54.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $ LODGING

The Huntington Bed and Breakfast More than a bed and breakfast, this is a destination with outdoor swimming pool, fishing lake and wooded trails. Bring your horse to ride at VSPark. 918 N. C.R. 450 East, 812.654.2143, bbonline.com/ united-states/indiana/milan/huntington.html.

MITCHELL ATTRACTIONS

Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park Honors native Gus Grissom, a Mitchell native, Mercury astronaut and America’s second man in space. New exhibits and the Gemini III space capsule on display. 3333 S.R. 60 East, 812.849.3534, stateparks.in.gov. Mon.–Sun., 8:30 am–4 pm. Closed holidays. $

Limestone Heritage Trail Experience the industry, artistry and architecture of Indiana’s limestone in Lawrence and Monroe counties by visiting the attractions along the trail. 533 W. Main St., 800.798.0769, limestonemonth.com. Open year-round.

Mitchell Opera House Come and visit the historic Mitchell Opera House located in the heart of Southern Indiana. Shows every Saturday night. 217 N. Seventh St., 812.849.4447, mitchelloperahouse.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park This restored village includes 1800s-era log structures and a three-story water-powered grist and sawmill. Summer programs and special events. 3333 S.R. 60 East, 812.849.3534, stateparks.in.gov. Open April–Oct. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm. $

Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom Boyhood Home Visit the home of Mercury astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, who was a pioneer in the U.S. space program. Open every Saturday, May–October. 715 Grissom Ave., 812.278.0448, facebook.com/ gusgrissomboyhoodmuseum. Open May–Oct., closed holidays. Sat., 11 am–3 pm.

Mr. Fudge’s Confectionery

LODGING

A Metamora landmark since 1975. Watch how fudge is made, enjoy hand-dipped ice cream in a homemade waffle cone and an old-fashioned soda fountain. 19036 Main St., 765.647.4956, franklincountyin.com/property/mr-fudgesconfectionery. Open April–Dec.

Beautiful surroundings and activities for all. Pioneer Village, boat-cave tours, bike/hike trails, free WiFi and game room. Call 1.877.LODGES1. 3333 S.R. 60 East, 877.977.7464, indianainns.com.

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RECREATION

Kerosene lighting, cast-iron cookware, railroad items, books, kitchen gadgets at Words & Images/The Train Place in the heart of Indiana’s canal town. 19050 Main St., 765.647.1212, metamoralanterns.com. Open year-round. Sat.–Sun., noon–5 pm.

Enjoy traditional park activities plus a pioneer village with grist and sawmill, Gus Grissom Memorial and onsite inn. Hiking and mountain bike trails. 3333 S.R. 60 East, 812.849.3534, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park

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MONTGOMERY ATTRACTIONS

Dinky’s Auction Center 36,000-square-foot building fills to capacity with the sounds and sights of multiple auctioneers selling just about everything every Friday night. 9084 E. 550 North, 812.486.2880, dinkysauction.com. Open year-round. Fri., 10 am–10 pm. LODGING

Gasthof Village Inn Enjoy the simple life. Experience rest and relaxation in a country setting, plus Amish cooking, baked goods and shopping. Pets allowed. 6659 E. Gasthof Village Rd., 812. 486.2600, gasthofamishvillage.com/gasthofWiFi village-inn. RESTAURANTS

Gasthof Amish Restaurant & Bakery True homemade Amish buffet, gift shops, bakery flea market (April–Oct.) 82-room inn, four banquet/meeting rooms for up to 300 people and catering. 6659 E. Gasthof Village Rd., 812.486.4900, gasthofamishvillage.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–8 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–3 pm.

NASHVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Located in the heart of the village of Nashville, the playhouse features live dramatic performances, comedy, dance, the latest films and musical shows. 70 S. Van Buren St., 812.988.6555, browncountyplayhouse.org. Open year-round. $ LODGING

Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park Full-service lodging in Brown County State Park. Cabins and rooms, indoor aquatic center. Bike/ hike trails. Horseback riding. Call 1.877.LODGES.1. 1810 S.R. 46 East, 812.988.4418, indianainns.com. WiFi

Creekside Retreat New, beautifully decorated rooms in a relaxing wooded setting in Nashville, Brown County, Indiana. Close to downtown attractions, golf and state park. 2450 S.R. 46 East, 844.473.8732, WiFi creeksideretreat.net.

Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

OLDENBURG

Rustic shop in Coachlight Square. Porch with fireplace. Friday and Saturday music, dancing, 40 premium wines by glass/bottle, tastings, snacks and gift shop daily. 225 S. Van Buren St., 812.988.8500, chateauthomas.com.

RESTAURANTS

Chateau Thomas Winery

NEW POINT

A picturesque German-themed restaurant located in historic Oldenburg, Indiana. Famous for fried chicken and a wide selection of German favorites. 22170 Water St., 812.934.4840, oldenburgbrauhaus .com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–8 pm.

Highway 46 Inn

SHOPPING

LODGING

I-74 at exit 143. Next to the BP. Nice and clean rooms, low weekly rate available, free WiFi, DirecTV, microwave, refrigerator. Kitchen available. 8560 S.R. 46 East, 812.222.2201, motel46.com. WiFi

NORMAN ATTRACTIONS

RECREATION

Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Campground

Largest state park in Indiana boasts exceptional fall color. Hiking, swimming, bridle trails (BYOH) mountain bike trails, saddle barn with escorted rides. 1405 S.R. 46 West, 812.988.6406, stateparks .in.gov. Open year-round. $

Horseback adventures, cozy cabins and homestyle cooking. Ride the Hoosier National Forest in beautiful Southern Indiana. 1264 Hunters Creek Rd., 812.834.6686, midwesttrailride.com. Open year-round. $

eXplore Brown County

NORTH VERNON

Brown County State Park

Ziplines, paintball, mountain biking, ATV tours, hill-climb buggy tours, cabins, camping, events, rental hall, lake, fish, 1,000 acres, year-round. 2620 Valley Branch Rd. at Valley Branch Retreat, 812.988.7750, explorebrowncounty.com. Open year-round. Mon., Wed.–Thurs., 9 am–6 pm; Fri.– Sun., 9 am–7 pm. $

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RECREATION

Muscatatuck Park Indiana’s fourth state park, now county operated. Nice mountain bike (DINO Series) and hiking trails. Rock climbing, shelters, playgrounds, river. 325 N. State Hwy. 3, 812.346.2953, muscatatuckpark.com. Open year-round.

Carriage House Antiques Located in historic Oldenburg with 1,600 square feet of furniture, toys, Bristol, German smokers and clocks. Indulge in a scoop of our homemade ice cream. 22159 Main St., 812.932.4305, carriagehouseantiquesoldenburg.com. Open yearround, closed holidays. Sat., 11 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm.

RISING SUN RECREATION

Dagaz Acres Get ready for the uncommon ground at Dagaz Acres’ state-of-the-art zipline and challenge course! Soar high above the tree lines in Southeast Indiana. 12444 Antioch Rd., 812.594.2727, dagazacres .com. Open March–Nov. $

SEYMOUR ATTRACTIONS

Freeman Army Airfield Museum Memorabilia from World War II era fills this

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museum. Pilots were trained on the base and enemy aircraft was studied. WACS and WASPS also trained here. 1035 A Ave., freemanarmyairfieldmuseum.org. Open yearround.

Hoosier Heartland Alpacas LLC See alpacas up close. Tour the farm, visit the country store filled with alpaca products. Group tours. Call ahead for reservations. $5 per person. 2500 N. C.R. 1000 West, 812.445.7874, hoosier heartlandalpacas.com. Open year-round. $

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts Enjoy permanent and rotating art exhibits, classes, live entertainment, an antique printing museum and a pottery barn, all in a beautiful setting. 2001 N. Ewing St., 812.522.2278, soinart.com. Open yearround. LODGING

Allstate Inn Clean rooms for lowest rates in town. Walk to 24-hour restaurant. Ample bus/truck parking. Located near I-65 and U.S. 50. Pets and groups welcome. 2603 Outlet Blvd., 812.522.2666, allstateinn.com.

Days Inn Outdoor pool, HBO, kitchenettes, free wireless Internet. Located off of I-65 and U.S. 50. Close to Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Groups welcome. 302 S. Commerce Dr., 812.522.3678, WiFi daysinn.com/in.

Econo Lodge Convenient location on I-65 and U.S. 50, exit 50A. Adjacent to restaurant and bar. One hour from Indianapolis and Louisville. Pets allowed, outdoor pool. 220 Commerce Dr., 812.522.8000, econolodge .com/hotel-seymour-indiana-in405.

Economy Inn Located at I-65 and U.S. 50 near shopping and restaurants. Rooms offer hot tubs and easy access to attractions. Indoor heated pool, pets allowed. 401 Outlet Blvd., 812.524.2000, economyinnseymour WiFi .com.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott

dining. Rooms equipped with micro-refrigerators. 207 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.522.3523, knightsinn.com.

Motel 6 All rooms offer microwave and refrigerator. Outdoor pool, truck parking, wireless Internet. Free coffee, Jacuzzi suites and elevator. Pets allowed. 365 Tanger Blvd., 812.524.7443, WiFi motel6.com.

Quality Inn Jacuzzi suites. Microwaves, refrigerator in every room. Recently renovated. Free WiFi, onsite fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub. Close to I-65. 2075 E. Tipton St., 812.519.2959, qualityinn.com. WiFi

Travelodge HBO, free wireless Internet, conveniently located off of I-65 and U.S. 50. Close to Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. Pets welcome, groups welcome. 306 S. Commerce Dr., 812.519.2578, travelodge.com. WiFi

RECREATION

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Nearly 8,000 acres of wetlands and nature at its best. Marked trails. Special events throughout the year. Fantastic interpretive center. 12985 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, 812.522.4352, fws.gov/refuge/muscatatuck. Open year-round.

Seymour Country Club Seymour’s oldest golf course was established in 1922 and features a pro shop and restaurant. The course features nine holes and gorgeous views. 1400 Shields Ave., 812.522.3495, seymourcc.org. Open year-round. $

Shadowood Golf Course Shadowood features 18 holes with a par of 72 and yardage of 6,709. Facilities include a clubhouse, pavilion, snack and pro shop and driving range. 333 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.522.8164, shadowoodgolf.com. Open year-round. $ WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Chateau de Pique

Indoor pool, spa, patio overlooking golf course. Onsite fitness center. Wireless Internet, Japan TV, Asian breakfast. Suites with micro/mini-fridge. 327 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.524.3800, marriott.com/ WiFi indse.

Enjoy locally made wine and beer in a gorgeous rustic barn. Sit on the patio and take in the scenery. Hold events on site and watch the grapes grow! 6361 N. C.R. 760 East, 812.522.9296, chateaudepique.com. Open year-round.

Hampton Inn

Seymour Brewing Company

Lighthouse Award–winning, newly remodeled, manager’s reception Monday–Thursday. Nearby eateries, meeting room. Micro-fridges every room, free parking. 247 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.523.2409, WiFi hamptoninn.com.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Torchbearer Award, variety of suites, micro-fridge every room, meeting space, spa and fitness center, reception Monday–Thursday, nearby eateries. 249 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.522.1200, hiexpress.com. WiFi

Knights Inn All ground-floor rooms, completely renovated. Flatscreen TVs. Next to Cracker Barrel and near other

Seymour Brewing Company is Seymour’s first operating brewpub. Stop in and try a pint or fill your growler. Located at the Brooklyn Pizza Company. 753 W. Second St., 812.524.8888, facebook.com/the-seymour-brewingcompany-1609705355737033. Open year-round.

SOLSBERRY RESTAURANTS

Yoho General Store Enjoy a deli-style breakfast, lunch or dinner in a restored historic setting. Known for the famous Yoho tenderloin and hand-scooped ice cream. 10043 E. Tulip Rd., 812.825.7834, yohogeneralstore .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–8 pm; Sat., 7 am–8 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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VERSAILLES

LODGING

LODGING

Located on the Historic Morgan Trail in Sunman, Indiana. Farmhouse was built in the 1830s (Schaefer’s ownership since 1907). 11554 N. Dearborn Rd., 812.623.3292, schaefersindiana farmbb.com.

Under new local ownership, this quaint motel has been remodeled with all the amenities. Within walking distance of restaurants. 520 S. Adams St. (Hwy. 421), 812.689.6004, ripleycountytourism.com.

Mama Sue’s

RECREATION

Bed & Breakfast at Schaefer’s Farm

We invite you to enjoy a visit at our cozy bed and breakfast conveniently located on a 160-acre dairy farm a half-hour west of Cincinnati. 10733 Batta WiFi Rd., 812.623.3686, mamasuesbandb.com.

VALLONIA ATTRACTIONS

Fort Vallonia Museum Fort Vallonia Museum is full of artifacts and memorabilia from the Vallonia area, including yearbooks, farm implements and many, many photos. 1978 S. Main St., 812.358.3286, fortvalloniadays.com/museum.html. Open yearround. RECREATION

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area 145-acre lake, beach, fishing, boat ramp, rowboat, canoe and kayak rental, hike/bike trails, campground and camping cabins, nature center; trolling motors only. 4345 S. 275 West, 812.358. 3464, in.gov/dnr/forestry/4819.htm. Open yearround. $

Moon-Lite Motel

WiFi

Versailles State Park Swimming pool and waterplay area. Hiking, fishing, summer nature/history programs, mountain bike trails, kayak rentals. Reservable camping/group camp. 1387 E. U.S. 50, 812.689.6424, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Vevay Swiss Inn In the heart of historic Vevay, Indiana. Ten rooms, each with private bath, free Internet and Smart TV. Make reservations online or by phone. 100 E. Main St., 812.221.1041, vevayswissinn.com. WiFi WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

The Ridge Winery Tasting Room Since 1995, The Ridge Winery has been producing and marketing award-winning wines in the birthplace of the first successful winery in the U.S. 11048 E. Hwy. 156, 812.427.3380, theridgewinery .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri. & Sun., 11 am– 6 pm; Sat., 10 am–8 pm.

VINCENNES ATTRACTIONS

VEVAY

ATTRACTIONS

Switzerland County Historical Museums Learn about the county’s past through the Switzerland County Historical Museum, the Life on the Ohio River History Museum and Thiebaud Farmstead. 210 E. Market St., 812.427.3560, switzcomuseums.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., noon–4 pm. LODGING

Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn Historic 35-room mansion overlooking the quaint rivertown of Vevay. Experience the elegance of a bygone era. 206 W. Turnpike St., 812.427.2787, schenckmansion.com.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park The park features a massive granite memorial commemorating the conquest of the Old Northwest Territory. 401 S. Second St., 812.882.1776, nps.gov/gero. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm.

Grouseland – William H. Harrison Mansion and Museum Grouseland was the home of William H. Harrison and his family during his term as governor of the Indiana Territory. He later became the ninth U.S. president. 3 W. Scott St., 812.882.2096, grouselandfoundation.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Indiana Military Museum Indoor and outdoor displays of vintage military vehicles, weaponry, uniforms and artifacts spanning the Civil War through current military engagements. 715 S. Sixth St., 812.882.1941, indianamilitarymuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

Old Cathedral Complex The current church stands on the site of three previous churches. Across the courtyard is the library and museum, including early Vincennes artifacts. 205 Church St., 800.886.6443, visitvincennes.org. Closed holidays. $

Old French House and Indian Museum Former home of French fur trader and Indian interpreter Michel Brouillet and his family circa 1809. 509 N. First St., 812.882.7422, indianamuseum .org/vincennes-state-historic-site. Closed holidays. $

Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy This fully interactive museum spans generations as it celebrates the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest comedians. Perfect for all ages! 20 Red Skelton Blvd., 812.888.4184, redskeltonmuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Vincennes State Historic Sites Vincennes served as the capital of the Indiana Territory. This site includes the capital building, Jefferson Academy and the Elihu Stout Print Shop. 1 W. Harrison St., 812.882.7422, indianamuseum.org/ vincennes-state-historic-site. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm. $

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grill on the patio for guests to use. 1320 Willow St., 812.255.1500, marriott.com/towneplace-suites/ WiFi travel.mi. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Vincennes Brewing Company

Brewery and taproom with small-plate food items and guest beers from across the state and country. 124 Main St., 812.316.0485, vincennesbrewing.com. Open year-round.

Windy Knoll Winery Quaint winery and vineyard with gift shop. Produces wine in small batches to ensure the highest quality. 845 Atkinson Rd., 812.726.1600, windyknollwinery.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., noon–6 pm. Schenck Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn in Vevay

WASHINGTON ATTRACTIONS

Daviess County Amish Country LODGING

Comfort Suites Offers spacious guest rooms, microwave and refrigerators, coffeemakers, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, free premium channels and high speed Internet. 2555 Hart St., 812.882.2244, choicehotels WiFi .com.

Doll Motel Features clean rooms with free long distance and in-room refrigerator and microwave. 2015 S. Old U.S. Hwy. 41, 812.882.0000, vincennescvb.org. WiFi

Econo Lodge Conveniently located off Hwy. 41 on Sixth Street. Rooms include Internet, microwave and free HBO. 600 Old Wheatland Rd., 812.882.1479, choicehotels WiFi .com.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Vincennes’ newest hotel located off U.S. 41 at the Hart Street exit. Conveniently located near area attractions, golf and restaurants. 2863 Ford Rd., WiFi 812.316.0999, hamptoninn.com.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel features an unstaffed business center, meeting room, Internet, fitness center, laundry, in-room iron/ironing board and coffeemaker. 2720 Battery WiFi Rd., 812.886.6333, hiexpress.com.

Daviess County Museum The Daviess County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, organization, exhibition and/or acquisition of artifacts. 2121/2 E. Main St., 812.257.0301, daviesscountyhistory.net. Open year-round, closed holidays. Thurs.–Fri., noon–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $

Knepp’s Fun Festival Fun activities for the whole family—three ziplines, corn maze, candle-making, petting zoo, hayride and so much more. 7555 S.R. 257 South, 812.787.0694, kneppsfunfest.com. Sept.–Oct. Fri., 5–9 pm; Sat., noon–9 pm. $ LODGING

Baymont Inn & Suites This family-friendly hotel features an indoor pool with a spa and a hot continental breakfast served daily. 7 Cumberland Dr., 812.254.7000, wyndhamhotels.com/baymont/washington-indiana/ baymont-inn-and-suites-washington/overview. WiFi

Holiday Inn Express–Washington

Conveniently located off Hwy. 41 at Willow Street exit. Featuring an indoor pool and in-room microwave and refrigerators. 1800 S. Old Decker Rd., WiFi 812.882.2100, redroofvincennes.com.

This hotel’s setting is in the heart of Indiana Amish Country, just off Highway 57 on East National Highway. 1808 E. National Hwy., 812.254.6666, hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/washington/wshin/ WiFi hoteldetail.

Reily Home Bed and Breakfast

Theroff’s Motel

Red Roof Inn

PHOTO COURTESY SWITZERLAND COUNTY TOURISM

Nearly 1,000 Old Order Amish families live in Daviess County. They welcome guests to the area, but all Amish businesses are closed on Sundays. 1 Train Depot St., 812.254.5262, daviesscounty chamber.com. Open year-round.

Victorian decor with private baths. Billiards, cable TV, kitchen access in a family atmosphere downstairs. Walk to historic sites. Off-street parking. 727 Buntin St., 812.887.1628, vincennes bedandbreakfast.com. WiFi

Conveniently located within walking distance of the bowling alley, grocery stores, retail shops, an outlet mall and fast-food restaurants. 2001 E. National Hwy., 812.254.4279, theroffsmotel.com. WiFi

Super 8

ATTRACTIONS

Hotel features in-room microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer and refrigerator. 609 Shirlee St., WiFi 812.882.5101, super8.com.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Offers kitchens in all suites, a hot breakfast and a

WILLIAMS Williams Covered Bridge The longest double-span bridge in Indiana. This bridge, built in 1884 by J.J. Daniels, crosses the East Fork of the White River. Huron and Williams Road, 812.849.1090, limestonecountry.com. Open yearround. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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French Lick Scenic Railway at French Lick Resort

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SOUTH REGION

Indiana’s Southern region is full of surprises, and you’ll discover them around every turn. A wise place to start would be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” a nickname bestowed upon the beautifully restored French Lick Resort. Elsewhere, take an exhilarating ride on one of the most exciting roller coasters in the world. Marvel at the wonders of the galaxy in a cutting-edge planetarium. Celebrate Christmas all year long, hike one of the longest caves in the country or pay honor to the state’s baseball heritage. Try houseboating, go antiquing or soar across a zipline. Find your way south, and find a whole new world of exploring to do.

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DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 118–127

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CAMPING SITES pg. 124

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SIGHTSEEING!

SOUTHERN COMFORTS

Southern Indiana, your stop for gaming, biking, thrill rides, awe-inspiring architecture, burgers, brews and so much more.

SEE & DO After 22 years on the river, Tropicana Evansville (tropevansville .com) has recently moved to land and opened a 45,000-square-foot gaming center with nearly 1,200 slots, 30-plus table games, several restaurants and a lounge. 1

William Culbertson spared no expense in building the three-story Culbertson Mansion in 1867. Take a tour at the state historic site (indianamuseum.org/explore) in New Albany and marvel over its handpainted ceilings, carved staircase and marble fireplaces. 2

When temps heat up, families flock to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (holidayworld.com) in Santa

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Thunderbird at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Claus for thrilling water slides and roller coasters, including some of the top rides in the country. 4 Jog or bike the 7½-mile Ohio River Greenway (ohiorivergreen way.org) that connects Jeffersonville, New Albany and Clarksville for views of the Ohio River and other natural and manmade wonders.

AMAZING! the monastery is

also home to St. Benedict’s Brew Works, a craft brewery that opened in 2015. Amen!

5 That castle-like building on top of a hill in Ferdinand is the Monastery Immaculate Conception (thedome.org), home to the Sisters of St. Benedict, and you can take a tour at various times Tuesdays through Sundays. 6 Settled in the mid-1850s, Lyles Station (lylesstation.org) in Princeton remembers rural AfricanAmerican life through a museum and exhibits. Alonzo Fields, chief butler at the White House for 21 years, was born in the community.

STAY 7 In a building dating back to the 1870s, the Kintner House Inn (kintnerhouse.com) provides 15 rooms with grand Victorian-era furnishings and a location central to top Corydon attractions. 8 Both French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs hotels (frenchlick.com) offer gorgeous accommodations and a plethora

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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Southern Indiana.

Salem Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival SALEM, FEB. 24–25 & MARCH 3–4, 2018

Salem Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival offers tours, pioneer demos, wagon rides, entertainment, food, family fun and great maple syrup, of course. Sugarbush Farm, 321 N. Garrison Hollow Rd., 812.967.4491, lmsugarbush.com.

Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival NEWBURGH, MAY 18–19, 2018

Features Indiana wineries, craft beer garden, variety of local restaurants, artists and nonstop jazz. Come sample a glass along the Ohio River. Old Lock and Dam Park, French Island Trail, 812.853.2815, historicnewburgh.org. $

Campbellsburg Country Festival CAMPBELLSBURG, JUNE 1–3, 2018

Good old country fun, food, enter-tainment, a parade and special events await visitors at Campbellsburg’s Country Festival. Town of Campbellsburg, 812.755.4251, campbellsburgcountryfestival.com.

of things to do: gaming, spas, fine dining, outdoor recreation, golf and more. Giving an entirely new meaning to “staying on the water,” floating cabins at Patoka Lake (patokalakemarina.com) in Birdseye come equipped with boat slips—bring your own or rent one. 9

EAT & DRINK

Uplands Wine Trail (indiana uplands.com) takes you to five wineries where you can sample the fruits of their labor. 12 New York–style pizza, pints and lawn games are the main draws at Jeffersonville’s Parlour (eatparlour pizza.com) in a restored building at the foot of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge.

Begin the day with a coffee, then revisit Jasper’s Brew (brew jasper.com) for lunch or dinner, and sip on a beer or cocktail with your fish and chips, flatbread pizza or chicken cordon “brew” sandwich.

13 Request a table in the Tillich dining room at New Harmony’s Red Geranium Restaurant (redgeraniumrestaurant.new harmonyinn.com) to enjoy views of the woods with your brunch, lunch or dinner of seasonal American and Midwestern favorites.

11 Highlighting the state’s grape-growing region, the southern portion of the Indiana

14 Burgers receive delicious gourmet upgrades at Evansville’s BRU Burger Bar (bruburgerbar.com).

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PEKIN, JULY 1–4, 2018

Join the town of Pekin for the oldest consecutive 4th of July festival in the U.S., now in its 186th year. Celebrate with a parade, flea market and carnival. Pekin Park and Town Area, State Highway 60, 812.216.3300, pcba.webs.com.

Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival ROCKPORT, JULY 7, 2018

Enjoy food, fireworks, a car show and more during the Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival at Rockport City Park on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Rockport City Park, 930 Fairground Dr., 812.649.9147, indianasabelincoln.org/ events.

Jasper Strassenfest JASPER, AUG. 2–5, 2018

Family-oriented street festival with German music, food, events, dancing, rides, games, beer garden, 5K run/walk, car show, parade and great fun. Courthouse and downtown area, 302 W. Sixth St., 812.482.6866, jasperstrassenfest.org. (CONTINUED ON PG. 122)

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Big Four Pedestrian Bridge in Jeffersonville, part of the Ohio River Greenway

Pekin’s Fourth of July Celebration

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and our cottage bed and breakfast. Sample the uniqueness of Blue Heron Wines. 5330 Blue Heron Ln., 812.547.7518, blueheronvines.com. Open yearround.

CHARLESTOWN RECREATION

Charlestown State Park Come and visit the historic Portersville Bridge. Explore the trail and new exhibits at Rose Island. Boat ramp and river vista overlook on Ohio River. 12500 S.R. 62, 812.256.5600, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

CLARKSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Derby Dinner Playhouse A 500-seat dinner theater featuring Broadway musicals and comedies. A homestyle buffet is included in the ticket price. Group rates are available. 525 Marriott Dr., 877.898.8577, derby dinner.com. Open year-round. Mon., 9 am–5 pm; Tues.–Sun., 9 am–9 pm. $ RECREATION

Falls of the Ohio State Park World-class fossil beds to seasonally explore. Interactive programs. Come see our new exhibits. 201 W. Riverside Dr., 812.280.9970, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

CORYDON ATTRACTIONS

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

REGIONWIDE

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

RECREATION

Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard & Starlight Distillery

Venture under Indiana to discover the wonderful world of caves and caverns: Bluespring Caverns, Indiana Caverns, Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns. 100 Squire Boone Rd., 812.732.4381, indianacavetrail.com. Open March–Oct. $

Family-owned and farmed since 1843, this 650-acre farm features a winery and distillery, farm market, cafe, ice cream shop, family farm park and more. 19816 Huber Rd., 812.923.9463, huberwinery.com. Open year-round.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

BRISTOW

Indiana Cave Trail

Indiana Uplands Wine Trail

Indiana’s first wine trail featuring Butler, Brown County, Oliver, Owen Valley, French Lick, Best, Turtle Run, Huber and Winzerwald wineries. P.O. Box 169, 812.639.2877, indianauplands.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

BORDEN RECREATION

Deam Lake State Recreation Area Modern recreation facility on 194-acre lake. Family and horseman campgrounds. Camping cabins. Hiking and horse trails, beach, fishing, seasonal boat rental. 1217 Deam Lake, 812.246.5421, in.gov/dnr/forestry/4825.htm. Open March–Nov. $ RESTAURANTS

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant Experience a taste of the country at Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant! January–February open only Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 am– 6 pm. Closed New Year’s and Christmas Eve and day. 2421 Engle Rd., 812.923.5255, joehubers.com. Open March–Dec. Mon.–Sat., 11 am–8 pm; Sun., 11 am–7 pm.

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Winzerwald Winery

A friendly little winery on top of a hill in the Southern Indiana Uplands. Specializing in great German-style grape wines and fruit wines. 26300 N. Indian Lake Rd./C.R. 39, 866.694.6937, winzerwaldwinery.com. Open year-round.

CANNELTON ATTRACTIONS

Froehlich’s Outfitter and Guide Horse Trail Rides LLC

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site commemorates Indiana’s first state capital and follows the development of Indiana from a territory to a state. 202 E. Walnut St., 812.738.4890, indianamuseum.org/ corydon-capitol-state-historic-site. Open yearround, closed holidays. $

Harrison County Discovery Center Walk through history, investigate the mysteries of our cave system and explore our interactive galleries. 233 N. Capitol Ave., 812.734.0030, discoverycenterexperience.com. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–4:30 pm; Sun., noon– 4:30 pm. $ LODGING

Hampton Inn–Corydon Enjoy our friendly service, clean rooms, full hot breakfast bar, indoor pool, exercise room and free WiFi. Packages and discounts available. 2455 Landmark Ave., 812.738.6688, hampton-inn.com/hi/ WiFi corydon.

Holiday Inn Express–Corydon

Ride horses through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest with registered equine professionals. Contact Christie Froehlich at 812.836.2117. 8388 Deer Creek Rd., 812.608.2170, perrycountyindiana.org. Open year-round. $

Enjoy our newly renovated rooms, indoor pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast, close proximity to historic downtown and attractions. Walmart close by. 249 Federal Dr., 812.738.1623, hotelcorydon.com.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Super 8–Corydon

Enjoy Blue Heron Winery, in-situ Celtic cross

Newly remodeled rooms conveniently located off Interstate 64, minutes from historic downtown

Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery

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Corydon. Free hot breakfast and high-speed Internet. 168 Pacer Dr. NW, 812.800.9058, super8 WiFi .com/corydon.

sitting outside. 317 E. Chestnut St., 812.972.5753, whitehousecandy.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 10 am–7 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

RECREATION

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

A family entertainment complex with two 18hole miniature-golf courses. One outdoor and one indoor course with 3-D blacklight and arcades. 2510 Landmark Way, 812.738.0802, golfshoresfuncenter.com. Open year-round.

Small farm winery with vineyard and orchard on site. Offering free wine tastings, tours, outdoor seating, gift shop and private tastings. 2145 Scout Mountain Rd. NW, 812.736.7196, scoutmountainwinery.com. Open year-round.

Golf Shores Fun Center

Indiana Caverns Indiana Caverns includes heights; depths; a boat ride; waterfall; Ice Age fossils, including bones dating back at least 40,000 years; tracks and more. 1267 Green Acres Dr. SW, 812.734.1200, indianacaverns.com. Open year-round. $

O’Bannon Woods State Park Family aquatic center. Nature center, historic haypress and pioneer village. Equestrian-friendly trails and campground. Reservable electric campsites. 7234 Old Forest Rd., 812.738.8232, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $ SHOPPING

Butt Drugs Since 1952, a locally owned drugstore featuring an old-fashioned soda fountain, unique souvenirs and the all-new Butt Liquors section. 115 E. Chestnut St., 812.738.3272, buttdrugs.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–6 pm; Sat., 8 am– 3 pm.

White House Candy Company A family-owned candy and gourmet popcorn shop located in historic Corydon, Indiana. Enjoy drinks and sweet treats in the café room or

Scout Mountain Winery

DALE

Santa Claus, Indiana. This motel includes free WiFi and an outdoor pool and is pet-friendly. 1334 N. Washington St., 812.937.2294, motel6.com/en/ WiFi motels.in.dale.4068.html.

DEPAUW

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Quibble Hill Winery

Award-winning small farm winery with a cozy front porch. Music most Saturday afternoons May– September. 338 Gowers Lane NW, 502.424.9559, quibblehillwinery.com. Open year-round. Wed.– Sun., noon–7 pm.

DERBY

LODGING

Baymont Inn & Suites This family-friendly hotel features an indoor pool with a spa and a hot continental breakfast served daily. Located 10 minutes from Santa Claus, Ind. 1339 N. Washington St., 812.937.7000, WiFi baymontinndale.com.

LODGING

Derby Cabins On The Ohio The beautiful scenic views of Derby are waiting for you. 12740 Glenview Dr., 812.836.4800, derbycabinsontheohio.com.

Derby Escape

Budget Host Stones Motel The budget-friendly motel includes an outdoor heated pool and free WiFi. Located only 10 minutes from Santa Claus, Ind. 410 S. Washington St., 812.937.4448, budgethost.com/hotels/bh_stones_ motel_dale_in.aspx. WiFi

Holiday Guest House Suites Located six minutes from Holiday World, two rentals feature spacious kitchens, comfortable sleeping areas and patios. Rentals sleep two to six people. 19260 N. S.R. 245, 812.630.6594, santaclausind.org/holiday-guest-house-suites. WiFi

Motel 6 Located right off I-64 and only 10 minutes from

Cabin from the 1800s reassembled in 1996. Enjoy the Hoosier National Forest or relax next to the firepit. A one-of-a-kind outdoor experience. 14861 S.R. 70.

Forgotten Times Cabins Come stay with us for a little while, and live the way you were meant to live. Call us: 812.836.2447. Email us: forgottentimes@psci.net. 13304 N. S.R. 66, 812.836.2447, forgottentimescabins .com.

Martin Ridge Guest House Four-bedroom guest home with an unbelievable view of living high above the rest of the world. Outdoor patio and pool. Beautiful view of the Ohio River. 10454 Taupe Rd., 888.640.7927, vrbo .com/680714.

Ohio River Cabins Activities: pontoon rental, canoe trips, fishing, hiking, zipline, horseback riding, water sports and boating. 13445 N. S.R. 66, 812.836.2289, ohiorivercabins.com.

Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins A true Southern Indiana experience. For reservations and more information, please call 812.836.2329. 13545 Thrifty Rd., 812.836.2329, twinlakescedarcabins.com.

ELBERFELD ATTRACTIONS

Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia

PHOTO COURTESY INDIANA CAVERNS

This eclectic collection features exhibits on Roy Rogers, Smokey Bear, rock ’n’ roll, World War II, comics, Santa’s workshop and much more. 8838 S. S.R. 57, 812.795.2230, henagermuseum.com. Open year-round. $

ELIZABETH LODGING

Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel

Indiana Caverns in Corydon

503 rooms with spectacular gaming, restaurants and retail shopping. Includes a top public championship golf course, Chariot Run, and Indulge, the spa. 11999 Casino Center Dr. SE, 866.676.7463, caesars.com/horseshoe-southernindiana. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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EVANSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

The Children’s Museum of Evansville The Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) is here to spark the curious minds and imaginations of children and families by learning through play. 22 SE Fifth St., 812.464.2663, cmoekids.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Thurs., 9 am–4 pm; Fri.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Evansville African American Museum Showcasing African-American life in Evansville’s Baptisttown neighborhood, this historic building is now a museum promoting arts, culture and

discovery. 579 S. Garvin St., 812.423.5188, evansville aamuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–5 pm; Sat., noon–5 pm. $

of Evansville. Come and see us! Like us on Facebook. 13940 Darmstadt Rd., 812.661.9584, reimannsfarmmarket.com.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Tropicana Evansville

Connect to the natural world at Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, home to hundreds of animals from around the globe. 1545 Mesker Park Dr., 812.435.6143, meskerparkzoo.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–4 pm. $

Tropicana Evansville, located in southwestern Indiana, includes 24-hour casino, two hotels, conference center, dining options and attached parking. 421 NW Riverside Dr., 812.342.5386. Open year-round. P

Reimann’s Farm Market

Willard Library

Family-owned and operated farm market with seasonal fresh produce on the north side

Willard Library of Evansville, Indiana, opened in 1885, is the state’s oldest public library building

VISITOR RESOURCES Welcome! Your information on regional convention and visitor bureaus, chambers of commerce, state visitor centers and local welcome centers.

Statewide

Brewers of Indiana Guild Brewers of Indiana Guild represents the state’s craft-brewing community. Download the Drink Indiana Beer app for directions to breweries and much more. 1010 Central Ave., Ste. B, Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance Statewide organization dedicated to the promotion of local restaurants and food producers through culinary trails. Follow us on social media too! 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd., Anderson, indianafoodways.com. Open year-round.

Indiana Grown Indiana Grown is a statewide agricultural program promoting locally grown products and destinations. Buy and experience local! 1 N. Capitol Ave., Ste. 600, Indianapolis, 317.232.8770, indiana grown.org. Open year-round.

Clarksville

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau Falls of the Ohio’s renovated Interpretive Center, ancient fossil beds and Ohio River history. Derby Dinner Playhouse, Bass Pro Shops, retail district. 305 Southern Indiana Ave., Jeffersonville, 812.280.5566, gosoin.com. Open year-round.

Corydon

Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau For travel information and assistance, visit the Blaine H. Wiseman Visitor Center and let our professional travel counselors help you

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plan your stay. 310 N. Elm St., 888. 738.2137, thisisindiana.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Evansville

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau For all information on what to do and where to go, visit us at The Pagoda in downtown Evansville. 401 SE Riverside Dr., 800.433.3025, visitevansville.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

French Lick West Baden

Visit French Lick West Baden Complete visitors center offering personal trip planning assistance; area and regional visitor information; and computer and Internet access. 8102 W. S.R. 56, 812.936.3418, visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Jasper

Dubois County Visitors Center Minutes from Holiday World and Patoka Lake, create a memory to last a lifetime! Enjoy tourist train, festivals, awe-inspiring monastery, golf and shops! 2704 Newton St., 812.482.9115, visitduboiscounty.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4:30 pm.

Jasper Chamber of Commerce Tourist information center. Maps, walking tour, attractions, lodging, Strassenfest, business information/ general resource center. Outside map rack. 302 W. Sixth St., 812.482.6866, jasperin.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.– Fri., 8 am–4:30 pm.

Jeffersonville

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau Cross the Ohio River on the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge. Riverfront dining and entertainment. One of the U.S.’ oldest candy shops in this historic downtown. 305 Southern Indiana Ave., 812.280.5566, gosoin .com. Open year-round.

New Albany

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau Historic downtown with a vibrant dining scene, breweries, winery and shopping; outdoor entertainment; Mansion Row and art centers; new aquatic center. 305 Southern Indiana Ave., Jeffersonville, 812.280.5566, gosoin.com. Open year-round.

Newburgh

Historic Newburgh Visitors Center Where tradition meets contemporary. This unique river town has cool shops and local restaurants. Museum, wine fest, ghost walks, farmers market and more. 517 W. Main St., 800.636.9489, historic newburgh.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Visit Warrick County Information on fishing, camping, dining, shopping, golfing, historical tours and everything else Warrick County can offer for visitors. 4763 Rosebud Ln., Ste. C, 800.636.9489, visitwarrick.com. Open year-round.

Princeton

Gibson County Visitors & Tourism Bureau Information on our Barn Quilt Trail, Toyota Visitors Center and tours, Lyles Station, Indiana’s oldest restaurant and Azalea Path Botanical Gardens. 702 W. Broadway, 812.385. 0999, gibsoncountyin.org. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm.

Salem

Historic Salem, Indiana City Hall Historic Salem/Washington County offers festivals, museums, lakes, parks, shops, eateries and so much more. Discover Salem at cityofsalemin.com. 201 E. Market St., 812.883.4265, cityofsalemin.com.

Santa Claus Spencer County Visitors Bureau

Your main source of visitor information for Santa Claus, Indiana, and sites throughout Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home. 39 N. Kringle Pl., 888.444.9252, santaclausind.org. Open year-round.

Scottsburg

Scott County Visitors Commission Located in historic downtown in the Heritage Station Depot built in 1872. Information, maps and discounts are available at the visitor center. 90 N. Main St., 812.752.9211, scottin.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm.

Tell City New Harmony

Perry County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Located at the confluence of two great rivers, for centuries, Posey County has attracted people with big ideas. 401 Arthur St., 812.682.0050, visitposeycounty.com. Open year-round.

Complete tourist visitor center and artisan gift shop. Housed in the Tell City Train Depot. 888.343.6262. 333 Seventh St., 812.547.7933, perrycountyindiana.org. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm; Sat., 8 am–noon.

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LODGING

French Lick Scenic Railway

Near the town of Santa Claus, this recently renovated, fully furnished farm home comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests. Enjoy satellite TV and WiFi. 21293 S.R. 162, 812.661.2236, vrbo.com/820222. WiFi

Train rides through parts of the Hoosier National Forest; Burton Tunnel, Indiana’s second-longest railroad tunnel; past points of historical interest. 8594 W. S.R. 56, 812.936.2405, frenchlickscenicrailway .org. March–Dec. $

Conveniently located off of I-69 and the Lloyd Expressway, close proximity to shopping and dining options, downtown riverfront and local attractions. 7879 Eagle Crest Blvd., 855.213.0582, WiFi marriott.com/evvin.

Comfort Inn Ferdinand

French Lick West Baden Museum

Located off I-64, exit 63, just minutes from Holiday World. WiFi, free breakfast, indoor pool, game room and fitness center. 123 Scenic Hills Ct., WiFi 812.998.2121, comfortinn.com.

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport

Wilmes Farmhouse

Grand hotels, political intrigue, architectural wonder, opulence, illegal casinos, painters, sculptors, mineral water and the circus! 469 S. Maple St., Ste. 103, 812.936.3592, flwbmuseum.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $

Ideally located to area attractions, golf and shopping with easy highway access. Free breakfast, onsite restaurant/lounge and free parking. 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 North, 812.867.7999, holidayinn WiFi .com/evansville-in.

Find peace and relaxation in the countryside inside this fully furnished farmhouse only eight miles from Santa Claus, Ind. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 21674 N. 875 East, 812.630.9101, vrbo.com/295928.

RECREATION

SHOPPING

Burdette Park is a municipally owned and operated facility that provides a recreational and relaxing environment for patrons of all ages. 5301 Nurrenbern Rd., 812.435.5602, burdettepark.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 7 am–12 am.

Edible items for sale include vegetables, frozen meats, eggs, cheeses and other treats. Great place for seasonal décor and other handmade items. 8641 E. C.R. 1720 North, 812.686.2863, pumpkinsandmoremarket.com. Open year-round.

FERDINAND

FRENCH LICK

Monastery Immaculate Conception

and one of the oldest libraries in the Midwest. 21 First Ave., 812.425.4309, willard.lib.in.us. Open yearround. Mon.–Tues., 9 am–8 pm; Wed.–Fri., 9 am– 5:30 pm; Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. LODGING

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Burdette Park & Aquatic Center

ATTRACTIONS

The “Castle on the Hill,” the Monastery, founded in 1867, is home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. Tours available. 802 E. 10th St., 812.367.1411, thedome.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Blackhawk Creek

WiFi

Pumpkins and More Farm Market

LODGING

Artists Inn and Cottages Historic inn within walking distance of downtown. Area attractions are at your fingertips. Adjacent cottages make it easy to accommodate groups. 592 S. Summit St., 812.936.7333, artistsinnandcottages WiFi .com.

Best Western Plus French Lick Award-winning hospitality with spacious, contemporary guest rooms. Indoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast, refrigerator and microwave in room. 613 S. Arnold F. Habig Blvd., WiFi 812.936.0520, bestwestern.com.

ATTRACTIONS

French Lick Casino

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort

Play here, then play some more. Latest slots, table games, high-limit area and the biggest nonsmoking area in Indiana. It’s a destination visit! 8670 W. S.R. 56, 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. Open year-round.

Family-fun resort featuring a 40,000-square-foot indoor waterpark with retractable roof, interactive arcade, restaurant and all the latest amenities. 8505 W. S.R. 56, 877.936.3866, bigsplashadventure WiFi .com.

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Comfort Suites All-suite hotel with whirlpool suites available. Minutes from French Lick, West Baden and Patoka Lake. Award of Excellence winner for numerous years. 9530 W. S.R. 56, 812.936.5300, comfortsuites WiFi .com.

French Lick Cabins at Patoka Lake Village Enjoy fully furnished, pet-friendly, modern log cabins while being less than a minute from Osborn boat ramp and floating fishing pier. 7900 W. C.R. 1025 South, 812.936.9854, patokalakevacations.com. WiFi Open year-round.

French Lick Manor House Historic private home featuring high ceilings, wood floors, fully equipped kitchen, three bedrooms and much more. Comfortably sleeping 6–8 individuals. 8527 W. Main St., 812.336.5970, frenchlickmanorhouse.com. WiFi

French Lick Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort Gold-gilded American classic in National Historic Register. Golf, spa, stables, pool, Kidsfest, hiking, biking, bowling, casino. Spacious event center. 8670 W. S.R. 56, 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. WiFi

Patoka Lake in your backyard, with a boat ramp 1/2 mile away. Clothes and yourself is all you need. 9104 S. C.R. 450 West, 812.936.3646, vrbo WiFi .com/378029.

Motel close to the French Lick Resort, Patoka Lake, Paoli Peaks and area restaurants. Microwave and refrigerator in all rooms. 8483 W. S.R. 56, WiFi 812.936.9919, lanesmotel.com.

Patoka Lake Lodge – Kings Bridge Leave the hectic life behind. Take advantage of

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Old Settler’s Days SALEM, SEPT. 15–16, 2018

History comes alive on the grounds of the John Hay Center and Pioneer Village during Old Settler’s Days. Arts and crafts, entertainment, family fun. John Hay/Steven’s Museum Grounds and Village, 307 E. Market St., 812.883.2219, oldsettlersdays.org.

AD HERE

Family Fall-O-Weekends SANTA CLAUS, SEPT. 21–23 & 28–30, OCT. 5–7, 12–14, 19–21 & 26–28, 2018

Tons of family fun during fall weekends, including Happy Halloween Weekends at Holiday World, horseback riding, fall festivals and themed activities. Santa Claus, 888.444.9252, santaclausind.org/ falloweekends. $

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration SANTA CLAUS, NOV. 30–DEC. 2, DEC. 7–9 & 14–16, 2018

Visit Santa Claus, Indiana: America’s Christmas Hometown for tons of family fun, such as light shows, shopping, a parade and other themed activities. Santa Claus, 888. 444.9252, santaclausind.org/christmas.

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Dubois County Museum

Three-bedroom lodge, fully furnished with all the amenities. Open living room and dining area with gas fireplace. Picnic area and horseshoe pit. 6497 S. C.R. 825 West, 859.816.6160, wildcatcovelodge .com. WiFi

Wilstem Ranch

Spirit of Jasper Train & Jasper City Mill

An 1,100-acre secluded property with cabins for two or the entire family. Perfect for family reunions. Ziplines, ATV tour, animal encounters and more. 4229 U.S. Hwy. 150 West, 812.936.4484, WiFi wilstemranch.com.

Ride in luxury aboard the Spirit of Jasper! Ride and dine and day-trip excursions offered. Tour Jasper City Mill and watch a 25-foot working water wheel. 201 Mill St., 812.482.5959, spiritofjasper.com. Open May–Nov., closed holidays. $

Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick– Patoka Lake

LODGING

Near French Lick and Patoka Lake. Peaceful family-and-friend retreat on wooded acres, yet conveniently located near local attractions. Four bedrooms, three baths. 6835 W. Allen Creek Rd., 618.926.7175, wiseoldowlcabin.com. WiFi RECREATION

Play the course champions play: two 18-hole gems from Hall of Fame designers Pete Dye and Donald Ross. Nine-hole Valley Links is perfect for lighter play. 8670 W. S.R. 56, 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. Open April–Nov. $

GENTRYVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Colonel Jones Home

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS

ATTRACTIONS

Features German ancestry, antique farm machinery, Main Street exhibit, kids’ interactive area, community murals, military exhibit, a log house and more. 2704 Newton St., 800.968.4578, duboiscountymuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–2 pm; Sat., 10 am– 4 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $

Wildcat Cove

Legendary Golf at French Lick Resort

Lane’s Motel

JASPER

The home has been restored to interpret the 1930s residence of merchant, Civil War soldier and friend of Abraham Lincoln. No additional admission; park entrance fee only. 620 E. C.R. 1575 North, 812.937.4710, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round.

HAZLETON ATTRACTIONS

Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens A nature walk you will never forget. 50 acres of beautifully landscaped trails, lakes, water features, 300+ varieties of azaleas. 1502 N. 825 West, 812.640.9133, azaleapatharboretum.org. Open April–June; June 15–Oct. by appt. only. $

HUNTINGBURG ATTRACTIONS

Huntingburg League Stadium Tour League Stadium, built in 1894 and renovated in early 1990s. It was the set for the film A League of Their Own featuring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis. 203 S. Cherry St., 800.968.4578, dcbombers .com/the-bombers-experience/league-stadium. Open May–Aug., closed holidays. $ LODGING

Quality Inn–Huntingburg Holiday World is 16 miles away, and Patoka Lake is 25 miles away. Enjoy outdoor pool, hot tub and a wading pool in a beautiful courtyard. Authentic Mexican restaurant on site. 406 E. 22nd St., WiFi 812.683.2334, qualityinn.com.

Days Inn–Jasper Expect Hoosier hospitality in beautiful Southern Indiana at Days Inn–Jasper. Stay with us and enjoy the great outdoors. 272 Brucke Strasse, WiFi 812.482.6000, daysinn.com. RECREATION

Sultan’s Run Golf Club In 2015, Sultan’s Run was voted best public golf course in Indiana by the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association. 18-hole, par 72, championship course. 1490 N. Meridian Rd., 888.684.3287, sultansrun.com. Open March–Nov., closed holidays. $ SHOPPING

Jasper’s Downtown Shopping District Beautiful downtown full of vitality and great shops. The heart of Jasper! Day-trip brochure showing stores and events. See us on Facebook. Hours vary. 302 W. Sixth St., 812.482.6866, downtownjasper .org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–5:30 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

JEFFERSONVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Schimpff’s Confectionery Manufacturing confectionery specializing in hard candies and chocolates since 1891. Candy demonstration area, museum, soda fountain and lunchroom. 347 Spring St., 812.283.8367, schimpffs.com. Closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

LACONIA RECREATION

South Harrison Park This park is the go-to place for a little peace and quiet. This 220-acre wooded park is located between Elizabeth and Laconia, Indiana. 8750 S. Harrison Park Rd., 812.969.2908, harrisoncounty parks.com/parks/south-harrison-park. Open yearround. $

LAMAR

ATTRACTIONS

Santa’s Stables A family-friendly horseback-riding experience led by skilled guides through wooded surroundings. Pony rides and 20- and 45-minute rides available. 6709 E. C.R. 1450 North, 812.340.2288, santas-stables .com. Open April–Oct. $


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LEAVENWORTH

MAUCKPORT

RECREATION

RECREATION

Little Cave (easy) and Big Cave (rugged) tours offered weekends during summer months. Fee required. 7315 S. Wyandotte Cave Rd., 812.738.8232, stateparks.in.gov. $

Rediscover Squire Boone Caverns Park in 2018 with their new cave tour featuring neverbefore-seen views. Guided one-hour walking tours. 100 Squire Boone Rd. SW, 812.732.4381, squireboonecaverns.com. Open year-round. $P

Wyandotte Caves

LEOPOLD ATTRACTIONS

Eagles Wings Zipline Have a zipline adventure today! Soar through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest. Call or book online. 855.947.8474 or eaglewingszipline.com. 10220 Lorainne Rd., 855.947.8474, eagleswingszipline .com. Open May–Sept. $

Squire Boone Caverns

Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures Add a bit of high-flying fun to your day! Give

your feet a rest and zip our 2,500-foot canopy course. Kids’ zip available for smaller zippers. 100 Squire Boone Rd. SW, 812.732.1200, sbcza.com. Open March–Nov.

MILLTOWN RECREATION

Cave Country Canoes Paddle Indiana’s first scenic and natural river. Blue River is ideal for families and beginners. All-day to multiple-day trips. 112 W. Main St., 812.365.2705, canoetheblue.com. Open April–Sept. Mon.–Sun., 8 am–3 pm. $

LINCOLN CITY ATTRACTIONS

Lincoln Amphitheatre As one of the largest roofed amphitheaters in the nation, Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat outdoor venue located in Lincoln State Park. 15032 E. C.R. 1500 East, 812.937.2329, lincolnamphitheatre.com. Open April–Oct. $

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Visit the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his childhood and learn about the lives of the Lincoln family who lived here in a pioneer community. 3027 E. South St., 812.937.4541, nps.gov/libo. Open yearround. $ LODGING

Family Cabins at Lincoln State Park Seasonal furnished family cabins sleep six. Easy drive to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Call 866.622.6746. 15476 N. C.R. 300 East, 812.937.4710, camp.in.gov.

Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort These cottages surround a beautiful lake and include an outdoor pool, game room and more. Holiday World, state and national parks are nearby. 3862 E. S.R. 162, 812.646.7100, staylincolnpines.com. WiFi

RECREATION

Lincoln State Park “Here I grew up” said Lincoln of the area, including park. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza, swimming, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Camp cottages. 15476 N. C.R. 300 East, 812.937.4710, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

MAGNET LODGING

Big Timber Log Cabin Big Timber Cabin is surrounded by forested hills, rock cliffs and a scenic river valley. Situated on a bluff above the water with fantastic views. 17880 Magnet Valley Rd., 812.653.1124, vrbo.com/855487. WiFi

MARENGO ATTRACTIONS

Marengo Cave Indiana’s most visited natural and National Landmark. Two walking tours, gemstone mining, hiking, crawling tours, camping and picnicking. 400 E. S.R. 64, 812.365.2705, marengocave.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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MOUNT PLEASANT

sites. 401 N. Arthur St., 800.231.2168, usi.edu/hnh. Open March–Dec. Mon.–Sun., 9:30 am–5 pm. $

LODGING

Vinnie’s Ohio River Log Cabins

LODGING

Come enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the Southern Indiana country in a log cabin on the beautiful Ohio River. Boat rental on site. 19150 N. S.R. 66, 812.843.4848, vinniesrivercabins.com.

Family Cabins at Harmonie State Park

RECREATION

Harmonie State Park

Furnished family log cabins sleep six or eight. Easy drive to New Harmony historic sites. Details and reservations at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. 3451 Harmonie State Park Rd., 812.682.4821, camp .in.gov.

NEW HARMONY ATTRACTIONS

Historic New Harmony

Swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycle trails, volleyball, summer nature/history programs. Log-style family cabins. Mountain biking, horse trails (BYOH). 3451 Harmonie State Park Rd., 812.682. 4821, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center

Historic New Harmony, a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, offers tours of historic

RESTAURANTS

Red Geranium Restaurant

Lakeside and fireplace rooms. Gorgeous guest houses. Beautiful landscape. Weddings,

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Established in 1964, the Red Geranium Restaurant

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Camping

meeting and group facilities; fitness center and pool. Pet friendly. 504 North St., 800.782.8605, WiFi newharmonyinn.com.

SITE DESCRIPTION

Staffed nature center, raptor rehabilitation area, hunting in season. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

Modern recreation area, 194-acre lake (electric motors only), beach, boat rental, shelters. Camping cabins. Reserve shelters/sites at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746.

Challenging hiking, summer nature/ history programs, boat ramp to Ohio River. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

BIRDSEYE Patoka Lake 3084 N. Dillard Rd. 812.685.2464, stateparks.in.gov

BORDEN Deam Lake State Recreation Area 1217 Deam Lake Rd. 812.246.5421 in.gov/dnr/forestry/4825.htm

CHARLESTOWN Charlestown State Park 12500 S.R. 62, 812.256.5600 stateparks.in.gov

Family aquatic center. Bridle trails and horsemen’s camping. Canoe access to the Blue River. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746.

Beautiful setting near Lake Lincoln. Three miles from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746.

CORYDON O’Bannon Woods State Park 7234 Old Forest Rd. SW 812.738.8232 stateparks.in.gov

LINCOLN CITY Lincoln State Park 15476 N. C.R. 300 East 812.937.4710 stateparks.in.gov

Our cabins are located at the water’s edge on the largest pool of the entire Ohio River system. E-mail logcabins@ psci.net or call toll-free 877.275.5642.

MAGNET Colucci Log Cabins on the Ohio River 17735 Magnet Valley Rd. 877.275.5642, coluccirivercabins.com

Summer nature/history programs. Nice log-style furnished family cabins. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

NEW HARMONY Harmonie State Park 3451 Harmonie State Park Rd. 812.682.4821, stateparks.in.gov

Featuring 36 campsites to relax, fish and enjoy nature’s beauty. Only 25 minutes from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

ROCKPORT Oakridge Campground 837 N. Silverdale Rd., 812.649.2860 indianasabelincoln.org/oakridgecampground

SANTA CLAUS Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort 78 N. Holiday Blvd. 877.478.3657, lakerudolph.com

SCOTTSBURG Hardy Lake 4171 E. Harrod Rd., 812.794.3800 stateparks.in.gov

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Next door to Holiday World, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort features over 500 cabins, cottages, rental RVs, full-hookup RV sites and tent sites. Stable water level means great fishing. Winterized restroom for comfortable winter camping. Reserve campsites at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.


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is one of the region’s most charming and romantic restaurants. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. 504 North St., 800.782.8605, newharmonyinn.com. Open year-round.

PALMYRA RECREATION

Buffalo Trace Park Loaded with over 18 different activities. Pack some food, use our grills and hang out with your friends and family. 1540 U.S. 150, 812.364.6112, harrisoncountyparks.com/parks/buffalo-trace-park. Open year-round. $

Lost River Inn Bed & Breakfast Newer home in a relaxing country setting and close to many attractions. Two rooms, one with a Jacuzzi, both with private baths, full breakfast. 3593 N. C.R. 200 West, 812.865.4496, lostriverinn.net. WiFi

Motel offering cable, refrigerator and microwave in all rooms. Conveniently located near Paoli Peaks WiFi ski resort. 1917 W. Main St., 812.723.4555.

Ritz Motel

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

PAOLI Aloft

Underwood Inn

600-square-foot loft perfect for two, but can accommodate four. Amenities include small kitchen, laundry and living space. Minutes away from nearby attractions including Paoli Peaks. 3660 S. S.R. 37, 812.865.6431, airbnb.com/rooms/15940644.

Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast A warm welcome awaits you at this farm. Stay in a brick farm home on a 93-acre farm, enjoy a country breakfast, multiple ponds and a large porch. 3295 W. C.R. 25 South, 812.723.4856, biglocustfarm.com.

Blueberry Hill Estate Enjoy luxurious accommodations from the main house suites to secluded hillside cottages, or try out “glamping,” the unforgettable camping experience. 1493 E. S.R. 56, 812.723.3767, WiFi blueberryhillestate.com.

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging Family vacations on the cleanest lake in Southern Indiana. Do a wine cruise; rent houseboats, floating cabins, boats, land cabins, suites and rooms. 2991 N. Dillard Rd., Birdseye, 812.685.2203, patokalakemarina.com. Open year-round.

Midwest Inn

Motel with singles, doubles and suites. Hotplate, microwave, refrigerator and cable in each room. Lodge available for parties up to 20. 2000 W. Main St., 812.723.2530. WiFi

LODGING

Reservable camping and shelters. 3084 N. Dillard Rd., Birdseye, 812.685.2464, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Beautiful home built in 1868 featuring two completely refurbished guest rooms and bathroom with clawfoot bathtub. 405 N. Gospel St., 812.723.4639. WiFi

PATOKA LAKE LODGING

Floating Cabins at Patoka Lake Offering all the amenities of home, along with the linens and towels. Park your boat next to your cabin in a private slip. Stay and play on the water. 2991 N. Dillard Rd., Birdseye, 812.685.2203, patokalakemarina.com. WiFi RECREATION

Patoka Lake Swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting in season. Staffed interpretive center.

Patoka Lake Winery

Patoka Lake Winery has a tasting room, production room, three winery suites and two silo suites. Winery located across the street from Patoka Station Newton-Stewart. 2900 N. Dillard Rd., Birdseye, 812.685.2203, patokalakewinery.com. Open year-round.

PRINCETON ATTRACTIONS

Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail Discover the homespun beauty of Southwestern Indiana along this trail featuring over 230 handpainted blocks adorning the Gibson County landscape. 702 W. Broadway St., 812.385.0999, gibsoncountyin.org. Open year-round.

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum African-American historical site offers museum, authentic log cabin and Alonzo Fields gallery. Groups and classroom field trips welcome by appointment. 953 N. 500 West, 812.385.2534, lylesstation.org. Open year-round. $

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Toyota Visitors Center/Plant Tours See a Toyota manufacturing facility and its production up close. Plant tours Monday– Friday. Reservations recommended and can be made online. 4000 Tulip Tree Dr., 888.696.8211, tourtoyotaindiana.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Fri., 9 am–3 pm.

ROCKPORT ATTRACTIONS

Holiday Drive-In Movie Theater Catch the latest big-screen flicks at Holiday DriveIn, one of the few drive-in theaters left in the U.S. Enjoy two movies for the price of one. 646 N. S.R. 161, 812.649.2857, holidaydrivein.com. Open April– Sept. $

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum The Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum houses hundreds of fascinating artifacts from the area’s historic past, as well as 13 Lincoln-era replica cabins. 928 Fairground Dr., 812.649.9147, indianasabelincoln.org/lincoln-pioneer-villagemuseum. Open May–Oct. $

The Rustic Golf Course This nine-hole course offers all golfers the opportunity to golf while enjoying two scenic lakes and wooded surroundings. Bar and restaurant on site. 1375 S. Old S.R. 45, 812.649.9258, indianasabelincoln.org/the-rustic-golf-course. Open year-round. $ LODGING

Comfort Inn & Suites Located right off Highway 231, the inn offers an indoor pool with hot tub, fitness center, free WiFi and deluxe continental breakfast. 1355 N. Plaza WiFi Dr., 812.649.2979, comfortinn.com.

Corner House Bed & Breakfast This country inn offers overnight lodging with breakfast. The three themed guest rooms include private baths, cable TV, free WiFi and more. 3984 N. C.R. 200 West, 812.660.0331, cornerhousebb.com. WiFi

Locust Hill Motel A quiet motel located on Highway 161 near Owensboro, Kentucky. 815 S. S.R. 161, 812.649. 9918, indianasabelincoln.org/locust-hill-motel.

Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast This 19th-century Victorian inn is quiet and cozy, located near the Ohio River in Rockport. McKenzie’s Bar & Restaurant is connected to the inn. 130 S. Third St., 812.649.2664, indianas abelincoln.org/rockport-inn-bed-breakfast. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Pepper’s Ridge Winery

Pepper’s Ridge Winery is situated on a quiet country road near Rockport, Indiana, and is one of eight wineries along the Hoosier Wine Trail. 4304 N. C.R. 200 West, 812.649.9463, peppersridge .com. Open year-round.

SALEM

ATTRACTIONS

The Depot Railroad Museum The Salem Depot Railroad Museum transforms great moments of railroading history into reality. Extensive collection, model railroad, special events.

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206 S. College Ave., 812.883.1884, salemdepot.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 1 pm– 4 pm. $

Historic Beck’s Mill

the rock wall or try out the bungee trampolines, all of which are outdoors at Santa’s Lodge. 91 W. Christmas Blvd., 812.937.1902, santaslodge.com/ ziplines. Open May–Sept. $

The historic Beck’s Grist Mill, dating to 1808, is a completely restored and operating mill. Current mill rebuilt in 1863. Hiking, demos, tours, events. 4433 S. Beck’s Mill Rd., 812.883.5147, becksmill.org. Open April–Oct. Fri.–Sat., 11 am–4 pm; Sun., 1 pm– 4 pm. $

LODGING

Historic Salem Speedway

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort

Historic Salem Speedway celebrates 65 years of racing excellence on the historic high-bank track. For racing schedule and info, see salemspeedway .com. 2729 Hwy. 56 West, 812.883.6504, salemspeedway.com. Open April–Nov. $ P

Next door to Holiday World, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort features over 500 cabins, cottages, rental RVs, full-hookup RV sites and tent sites. 78 N. Holiday Blvd., 877.478.3657, WiFi lakerudolph.com.

The John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum Complex

NorthStar Vacation Rental

John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum offers an extensive artifact collection, Pioneer Village, Depot Railroad Museum, genealogy library and Hay birthplace. 307 E. Market St., 812.883.6495, johnhaycenter.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm. $

Piper Flight Center Museum Salem’s Piper Flight Museum houses vintage Piper aircraft, a flight simulator, educational library and artifacts that bring the magic of flight to life. S.R. 56, 812.472.3749, piperflightmuseum.org. Open yearround.

SANTA CLAUS ATTRACTIONS

Christmas Lake Golf Course Full-service, par 72 championship golf course with tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and sparkling lakes. Bar and grill on site. 1 Clubhouse Rd., 877.962.7465, christmaslake.com. Open year-round. $

Frosty’s Fun Center This fun center offers tasty snacks, breakfast items, sandwiches, ice cream and specialty pizza. 15 S. Cedar Ln., 812.544.3338, santaclausind.org/frostysfun-center. Open year-round.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offers two worldclass parks for one low price with free soft drinks, free sunscreen, free parking and free WiFi. 452 E. Christmas Blvd., 877.463.2645, holidayworld.com. Open May–Oct. $

Santa Claus Museum & Village Explore the museum, Santa Claus Church, original Santa Claus Post Office and Santa Claus Statue. Don’t forget to write your free letter to Santa! 69 N. S.R. 245, 812.544.2434, santaclausmuseum.org. Open May–Dec.

Santa’s Candy Castle Blends old-world charm with a modern-day spin, creating a wonderful experience for believers of all ages. Don’t forget to try the frozen hot chocolate! 15499 N. S.R. 245, 812.544.3900, santascandycastle .com. Open May–Dec.

Santa’s Express Ziplines & Outdoor Activities Sail over the lake on Santa’s Express Ziplines, climb

The Holiday House This three-bedroom themed vacation rental sits across the road from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Fully furnished, WiFi, patio and more. 75 N. Holiday Blvd., 812.686.3268, goholidayhouse.com. WiFi

Located across the road from Holiday World, NorthStar Vacation Rental offers fully furnished, large, spacious rooms with full kitchen facilities. 55 N. Holiday Blvd., 812.937.7099, homeaway.com/ p576930vb. WiFi

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages Just two miles from Holiday World, the lakeside resort surrounds five beautiful lakes, catchand-release fishing, playground, outdoor pool and more. 1405 W. Christmas Blvd., 812.686.2628, santascottages.com. WiFi

Santa’s Lodge Decorated for Christmas 365 days a year, the lodge is located within a mile of Holiday World. Two pools and St. Nick’s Restaurant are located on site. 91 W. Christmas Blvd., 812.937.1902, WiFi santaslodge.com. SHOPPING

Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop Evergreen Boutique is a wonderful place to find special souvenirs and offers an assortment of handselected apparel, accessories and home decor. 8 Kringle Pl., 812.937.4600, shopevergreenboutique.com. Open year-round.

Mistletoe Antiques & Collectibles The store offers a selection of vintage jewelry, repurposed home décor items and one-of-a-kind pieces created by the owners. 57 N. Holiday Blvd., 812.202.0564, santaclausind.org/mistletoe-antiquescollectibles. Open year-round.

Santa Claus Christmas Store Shop May–December at this gigantic store featuring Christmas gifts, nearly 5,000 ornaments, decorations, collectibles and fudge, and visit with Santa. 33 N. Kringle Pl., 877.224.1772, santaclauschristmasstore.com. Open May–Dec.

Santa’s TOYS Santa’s TOYS has over 2,800 different specialty toys to choose from. The selection covers birth to almost any age. Come have fun! 3 N. Kringle Pl., 812.937.6050, santastoys.net. Open year-round.

SCOTTSBURG ATTRACTIONS

Cornucopia Farm Southern Indiana’s premier corn maze and


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family farm with an emphasis on family fun, entertainment and farm education. Visit cornucopiafarm.com. 5444 N. Rutherford Hollow Rd., 812.752.6694, conucopiafarm.com. Open Sept.–Oct. $

Goat Milk Stuff Experience the goodness of fresh goat milk in fudge, caramel, gelato, soaps and cheeses as you tour this family farm or snuggle baby goats! 76 S. Lake Rd North, 812.752.0622, goatmilkstuff.com. Open year-round.

200 Hill Dr., 800.581.6905, saintmeinrad.org. WiFi

SHOPPING

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop This gift shop features one of the largest selections of inspirational gifts, including Bibles, books, music and DVDs. S.R. 545, 812.357.8290, saintmeinrad.org/visit-us/gift-shop. Open yearround, closed holidays. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Mid-America Science Park

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery

The Mid-America Science Park is one of the most comprehensive science parks in the country, consisting of three interconnected centers. 821 S. Lake Rd. South, 812.752.9521, maspark.org. Open year-round.

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery is familyowned and operated, nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. 11534 E. C.R. 1740 North, 812.357.2272, monkeyhollowwinery.com. Open year-round.

Ross Country Jamboree

TELL CITY

Renovated 1947 movie theater provides the perfect venue for country music acts and performers. A little taste of the Grand Ole Opry in Southern Indiana. 31 E. Wardell St., 812.752.8877, rosscountryjamboree.com. Open year-round. $

Scott County Heritage Museum Local history and ghost tours available throughout the year by making an appointment. Call the museum for more information regarding weekend events. 1050 S. Main St., 812.752.1050, scottcountyheritagemuseum.org. Open yearround, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–1 pm. RECREATION

Delaney Creek Park Delaney Park is Washington County’s best-kept secret! A 326-acre park with an 88-acre lake, camping, cabins, boat rentals, fishing, beach and hiking. 8215 N. Delaney Park Rd., 812.883.5101, delaneypark.com. Open year-round. $

Hardy Lake Boating, swimming, fishing and hunting in season. Summer nature/history programs. Winterized restrooms and shower house for cold-weather camping. 4171 E. Harrod Rd., 812.794.3800, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Knobstone Trail The rugged terrain of this 58-mile backcountry hiking trail is often compared to the Appalachian Trail, and many people use it to train for the AT. 1 Main, in.gov/dnr/forestry/4224.htm. Open yearround.

ST. MEINRAD ATTRACTIONS

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Saint Meinrad Archabbey offers a peaceful and spiritual retreat with beautiful grounds and the opportunity for prayer with Benedictine monks. 200 Hill Dr., 800.581.6905, saintmeinrad.org. Open year-round. LODGING

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center The quiet atmosphere and beautiful grounds make this a serene place to stay. Located only 15 minutes from Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

ATTRACTIONS

Brown’s Bittersweet Farm Unique shopping venue consisting of antiques, collectibles, primitives, vintage and one-of-a-kind items. Housed in 120-plus-year-old barn. 13945 Old S.R. 37, 812.836.2015, brownsbittersweetfarm.com. Open year-round. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Tell City Pretzel Company Famous Tell City Pretzels originated over 100 years ago in 1858 when Casper Gloor, master baker from Switzerland, settled in Tell City, Indiana. 1315 Washington St., 877.334.4499, tellcitypretzel.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am– 5 pm. LODGING

The Sunflower Cottage Sunflower Cottage is a two-bedroom, one-bath home away from home. Located near downtown shopping and great restaurants, close to Sunset Park and River. 102 14th St., 812.719.4506.

WEST BADEN LODGING

Legend of French Lick Boutique Hotel & Resort Gated entrance with luxury accommodations. Three large master suites, each with jetted tubs for two. Location has been shown in several movies. 7328 W. C.R. 100 North, 812.936.6333, WiFi legendoffrenchlick.com.

West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort National Historic Landmark with an amazing domed atrium and lush balcony rooms. Worldclass spa, golf, pools, stables, gardens. Free trolley to casino. 8538 W. Baden Ave., 888.936. WiFi 9360, frenchlick.com. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

French Lick Winery

French Lick Winery, a family-owned business, began making and selling wine in 1995 and has been growing ever since. Tastings, vintage cafe and gift shop. 8145 Sinclair St., 812.936.2293, frenchlickwinery.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Thurs. & Sun., 11 am–5 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am– 9 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2018

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BROCHURE GUIDE

Need advice? A map? A field guide to your Indiana destination? Fill out and submit the postcard order form attached to this page, or call or visit the websites listed below to order all the resources you need to make your trip a successful one.

STATEWIDE

01 Indiana Travel Guide

02 Indiana Festival Guide

03 Indiana Tourism Packet

Your indispensable companion to travel in Indiana. In addition to your Travel Guide, you’ll receive an Official Indiana Roadway Map. 800.837.0971 visitindiana.com

It’s your ultimate guide to festivals throughout Indiana. No glove box is complete without it. Complimentary Travel Guide and Roadway Map included. 800.677.9800 visitindiana.com

Your indispensable companion for travel in Indiana. You receive an Indiana Travel Guide, Roadway Map, Festival Guide and email updates. 800.677.9800 visitindiana.com

04 Indiana DNR Recreation Guide Official guide to state parks, inns, reservoirs, forests, fish and wildlife areas, historic sites and more. 877.463.6367 dnr.in.gov

NORTH

05 Indiana Glass Trail Visit statewide artists and glass-related venues continuing the centuries-old tradition and beauty of Indiana’s glass arts. 800.837.0971 indianaglasstrail.com

09 South Shore – Along Lake Michigan Minutes from Chicago! Explore the Indiana Dunes, casinos, a candy factory, waterpark, South Shore Brewery Trail, wineries, dairy/ pig farm, historic downtowns and more! 219.989.7979 alongthesouthshore.com

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06 Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail

07 Amish Country Northern Indiana

The trail highlights food, art and fine-craft artisans, retailers and communities in West Central Indiana, showcasing handcrafted work and the artisans who make it. 800.829.4639 riversandroadstrail.com

Quilt Gardens and the communities of Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Wakarusa and Shipshewana are set along the scenic Heritage Trail. 800.262.8161 htadventures.com

10 LaPorte County

11 Marshall County Tourism

Located on the southern tip of Lake Michigan, enjoy our orchards, festivals, museums, fishing, outlet/antique shopping, winery/breweries, beautiful beaches, zoo, casino and so much more. 800.634.2650 visitmichigancitylaporte.com

Home to the Marshall County Blueberry Festival, Center at Donaldson, Culver Academies and Barn Quilt Trail. With shopping, dining and performing arts, you will be sure to unwind. 800.626.5353 visitmarshallcounty.org

08 Visit Kosciusko County Take time to escape everyday stress while discovering newfound joy in everyday places. Treat your family to some good healthy fun. Take time out in Indiana’s Kosciusko County. 800.800.6090 visitkosciuskocounty.org

12 Shipshewana – LaGrange County Official visitor guide for Shipshewana and the Amish backroads of LaGrange County. Order yours today. 866.710.4197 visitshipshewana.org


RESOURCES EAST

13 South Bend Mishawaka and Notre Dame

14 Northern Indiana Lakes Country

15 Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau

16 DeKalb County Visitors Bureau

Notre Dame, Studebaker Museum, Oliver Mansion, East Race Waterway, Potato Creek State Park, shopping, performing arts and much more. 800.519.0577 visitsouthbend.com

Pokagon State Park, Indiana’s only toboggan run, outlet shopping, wineries, buffalo preserve and 101 natural lakes. 800.525.3101 lakes101.org

Exciting casino action, live horse racing, historic theaters and beautiful parks— Anderson and Madison County have something for everyone. The fun starts here! 800.533.6569 visitandersonmadisoncounty.com

Visit DeKalb County and experience our museums, featuring automobiles, trucks, aircraft, railroad memorabilia, military and county history. 877.833.3282 dekalbcvb.org

18 Henry County

19 Visit Kokomo

20 Muncie & Delaware County

Visit our website or find our community events calendar on Facebook at “HenryCountyTourism” to see how we exude Hoosier Hospitality to our visitors and residents. 765.593.0764 henrycountyin.org

Explore Kokomo Opalescent Glass tours, Seiberling Mansion, Greentown Glass, Elwood Haynes Museum and automotive museums, art galleries, family festivals, trails, breweries and concerts. 800.837.0971 visitkokomo.org

Model Aviation Museum, Minnetrista, Ball State University, Muncie Children’s Museum, art galleries, Sportsplex, Prairie Creek Reservoir, bike/walk/ horse trails, dragway and canoeing. 765.284.2700 visitmuncie.org

17 Fort Wayne – Family-Fun Getaways Fort Wayne ranks No. 1 for fun! Our children’s zoo is in the nation’s top 10 and is part of a family-fun getaway. Check out our amazing packages and getaways! 800.767.7752 visitfortwayne.com

CENTRAL

21 Visit Richmond-Wayne County

22 Hamilton County

23 Hancock County

24 Visit Hendricks County

Savor locally crafted chocolate, wine and ale. Enjoy a vibrant arts scene, antiquing, distinctive museums, trendy shops, outdoor fun and charming districts. Plan your getaway now. 800.828.8414 visitrichmond.org

An affordable getaway awaits in Hamilton County, Indiana. Enjoy fine dining, shopping, music, entertainment, golf and outdoor adventure. Discover it all, just north of Indy. 800.776.8687 visithamiltoncounty.com

Create your story in Hancock County! Enjoy unique restaurants, shopping, museums and arts and entertainment. Right next door to Indianapolis. 317.477.8687 hcvb.org

Your affordable, family-fun adventure awaits just minutes west of Indy. Make memories enjoying festivals, cultural and recreational experiences, amazing food and more. Plan your getaway now. 800.321.9666 visithendrickscounty.com

25 Indianapolis Zoo

26 Visit Indy

27 It’s All About Shelby County

28 White River State Park

This summer, monkeys make a splash, macaws fly overhead and flamingos can eat from your hand! The Indianapolis Zoo is wildly different! 317.630.2001 indianapoliszoo.com

Indiana’s capital city awaits you! Our 128-page visitor guide provides insider tips and creative ideas for enjoying the sports, dining and attractions that set Indy apart. 800.323.4639 visitindy.com

Grover Museum, historic motor/bike tour. Bistros, bakeries and antiquing galore! The Strand Theatre, music and arts festivals. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. 888.303.0244 visitshelbycounty.com

Visit the Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, NCAA Hall of Champions and Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn concert venue. 317.233.2434 whiteriverstatepark.org

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SOUTH CENTRAL

29 Visit Lafayette– West Lafayette

30 Covered Bridges in Putnam & Parke counties

Vibrant downtown, winery, breweries, art galleries, public art, architecture, golf packages, trails, Purdue University, Wolf Park and Prophetstown State Park. 800.872.6648 homeofpurdue.com

40 covered bridges, Turkey Run and Lieber state parks, Raccoon and Rockville lakes, DePauw University, canoeing, Cataract Falls, golf, galleries, museums and Amish. 800.829.4639, goputnam.com 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com

31 Sweet Owen County Indiana Home to the largest waterfall in Indiana, Owen Valley Winery, farmers market, historic sites, Rustic Canyon Inn, Indiana’s first state park (McCormick’s Creek) and much more! 812.714.8110 sweetowencvb.org

32 Daviess County – Authentic Amish Tours Where quality craftsmanship and tradition are treasured. Working farms, buggy makers, furniture, home goods, food and quilt shops. Call for Amish tours and visitor info. 812.254.5262 daviesscounty.net

SOUTH

33 Explore Ripley County – Southeast Indiana’s Treasure

34 Relive the Story in Vincennes/Knox County

Milan ’54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum, Versailles State Park mountain biking, boating, horse trails, unique inns, winery, brewery, shops, restaurants and more! 812.689.7431 ripleycountytourism.com

Vincennes is Indiana’s first city, an ideal getaway for history enthusiasts. Visit historic sites, the Red Skelton Museum and festivals; enjoy lush agritourism and more. 800.886.6443 visitvincennes.org

37 Historic Corydon & Harrison County

38 Spencer County Visitors Bureau

Take a historic tour, explore our caves, hike scenic trails, pour a glass of locally made wine, spend the day gaming at Horseshoe Southern Indiana or zip through tree tops. 888.738.2137 thisisindiana.org

Visit Santa Claus, Indiana, home of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and tons of family fun. See Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home only 5 miles away. 888.444.9252, santaclausind.org indianasabelincoln.org

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35 Evansville Visitor Guide Amazonia in Mesker Park Zoo, Tropicana Evansville, District After Dark, hiking/biking trails, seven museums, 300-plus restaurants, three breweries, shopping, golf courses and festivals. 800.433.3025 visitevansville.com

39 Visit Warrick County, Indiana Located on the Ohio River, Warrick County offers abundant shopping, dining and museum opportunities and outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, golf and ATV trails. 800.636.9489 visitwarrick.com

36 Visit French Lick West Baden – Orange County The Midwest’s year-round destination! Award-winning spas, hotels, golf, Patoka Lake, winter skiing, gaming, recreation, rural hometowns and special events. 812.936.3418 visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com


INDEX Carmel Arts & Design District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 64

Elwood Haynes Museum. . . . . . . . 52

Hilltop Orchids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Enchanted Fairy Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Carmel City Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Essenhaus Heritage Hall. . . . . . . . 36

Hipstoric Downtown Noblesville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. . . . . . . . . 84

Evansville African American Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Historic Beck’s Mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Cass County Dentzel Carousel.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 54

Exotic Feline Rescue Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Cass County Historical Society Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Experience Downtown Kokomo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Catacombs Tours.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Exploration Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Catanzaro’s Sculpture Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Fairmount Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Cataract Falls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Fair Oaks Farms. . . . . . . . . .82, 86, 136

The Center at Donaldson. . . . . . . . 39

Historic New Harmony. . . . . . . . . 124

The Farm at Prophetstown. . . . . . 89

The Center for the Performing Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Fastimes Indoor Karting. . . . . . . . . 72

Historic Richmond Depot District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Fern Cliff Nature Preserve. . . . . . 88

Historic Salem Speedway. . . . . . 126

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Historic Small Town, LaGrange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Fort Vallonia Museum. . . . . . . . . . . 110

The History Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Fort Wayne boutiques. . . . . . . . . . . 27

Hobbit Gardens Erth Gatherings Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Century of Progress Homes.. . . . . 11 Chandler’s Farm and Country Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University.. . . . . . 56 The Children’s Museum of Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 120

Fort Wayne Riverfront. . . . . . . . . . . 46

Chocolate Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Fort Wayne TinCaps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Christmas Lake Golf Course. . . 126

Four Winds Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Historic New Carlisle.. . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Holiday Drive-In Movie Theater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 22, 114, 126 Hollywood Casino. . . . . . . . . . 24, 104

Fragrant Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

City of Goshen.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Freeman Army Airfield Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 50

Freetown and Pershing Township Museum. . . . . . . . . . . 103

Hunter’s Honey Farm. . . . . . . . . 12, 77

French Lick Casino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Huntingburg League Stadium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Columbian Park Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

French Lick Scenic Railway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 121

Ignition Music Garage. . . . . . . . . . . 27

Columbus Architecture Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 96, 102

French Lick West Baden Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Cook’s Bison Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Conner Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 28, 67

Froelich’s Outfitter and Guide Horse Trail Rides LLC. . . . . . . . 118

Constitution Elm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Frosty’s Fun Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Cornucopia Farm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

The Garfield Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 56

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 84

Corydon walking tour. . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Colonel Jones Home.. . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Abbott’s Candies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

The Historic Hoosier Gym . . . . . . 52 The Historic Hostess House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

City of Franklin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Cole Clothing Museum. . . . . . . . . . 54

ATTRACTIONS

Historic Connersville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Historic Downtown Westfield.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Hoosier Heartland Alpacas LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Clegg Garden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

A guide to the attractions, camping, festivals, lodging, recreation, restaurants, shopping and wineries/breweries/distilleries in this issue.

Fort Wayne Museum of Art. . . . . . 51

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

City of Greenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

INDEX

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 22, 51

Historic Artcraft Theatre. . . . . . . . 62

Covered Bridge Art Gallery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 92 Crawfordsville Farmers Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Crop Adventure, Fair Oaks Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Crothersville Town Players.. . . . 103

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 110 Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 The Glass Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Eagle Creek Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum.. . . . . . . 73 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Indiana Beach.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 92 Indiana Capitol Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Indiana Historical Society.. . . . . . 73 Indiana Medical History Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 73 Indiana Military Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 110 Indiana Repertory Theatre. . . . . . 73 Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Indiana’s Famous Antique Alley.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 58

Adam’s Mill.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Benton County Wind Farm Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Albanese Candy Factory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 26, 35

The Big Peach.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 102

Culver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 50

Das Dutchman Essenhaus. . . . . . . 36

Greentown Glass Museum. . . . . . 52

David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University. . . . . . . 56

Grissom Air Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. . . . . . . 28, 73

Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Grouseland–William H. Harrison Mansion and Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 110

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Grover Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Jackson County Community Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Amish Acres.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Amish Backroads, Topeka. . . . . . . 42 Annie Oakley Perfumery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 The Antique Fan Collectors Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 79 Apple Hill Orchard.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Apple Works. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Art Center and Arts Park, New Castle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Art Sanctuary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 50 Auburn museums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens. . . . . . . . . 122 Barker Mansion.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 The Barn Quilts of LaGrange County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Bloomington courthouse square. . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Daviess County Amish Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Daviess County Museum. . . . . . . . 111

Blue Gate Amish Tours.. . . . . . . . . 40

Davis Mercantile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Blue Gate Carriage Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

DeBrand Fine Chocolates. . . . . . . 26

Blue Gate Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Bosse Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Decatur County Courthouse.. . . 24 Deep River Waterpark. . . . . . . 22, 35 Delphi Opera House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Dentzel Carousel Company. . . . . 20

Bridgeton Mill Est. 1823. . . . . . . . . . 92

The Depot Railroad Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Brown County Playhouse Performing Art Center. . . . . . 108

Derby Dinner Playhouse.. . . . . . . 118

Brown’s Bittersweet Farm. . . . . . 127

Dinky’s Auction Center. . . . . . . . . 108

Goat Milk Stuff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Grand Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 89 Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum.. . . . . 14, 34 Harrison County Discovery Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Hartford City Public Library. . . . 52 Heidelberg Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Indiana State Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Indianapolis Indians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Indianapolis Zoo. . . . . . . . . . 12, 22, 73

Jackson County History Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Jacobs & Brichford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 James Dean Birth Site Memorial.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 James Dean Gallery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home. . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 69

Bugle Valley Elk Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Downtown Lafayette– West Lafayette.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

C Bar C Expo Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Dubois County Museum. . . . . . . . 122

Henry County Historical Society and Museum. . . . . . . . . 57

Canal Walk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

DWNTWN Muncie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Henry County Saddle Club. . . . . . 57

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Eagles Wings Zipline. . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Heritage Ridge Creamery. . . . . . 136

Capriole.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. . . . . . . . . . . 62, 72

Heritage Trail – Northern Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Joe Palooka statue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Caprini Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Elkhart – Gateway Mile. . . . . . . . . . 34

Hillforest Victorian House Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 98

The John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum Complex. . . . . . . . . . . . 126

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 James Whitcomb Riley statue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Jay County Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

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INDEX Johnson County Museum of History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Murals Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Joshua Tree Earth & Space Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Museum of Miniature Houses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 64

Just Us Girls Getaway Packages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 K1 Speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Kidscommons, Columbus’ community children’s museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 102 Kiln Creations.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Knepp’s Fun Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Kokomo Automotive Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Kokomo Opalescent Glass Factory Tours. . . . . . . 29, 53 Kokomo Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Krider World’s Fair Garden. . . . . . 27

Musee de Venoge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Museum of the Soldier.. . . . . . . . . . 57 Nappanee – Amish Country. . . . 37 Nashville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 National Model Aviation Museum.. . . . . . . . . 21, 56 NCAA Hall of Champions. . . . . . . 73 Newfields, A Place for Nature and the Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 New Harmony labyrinths. . . . . . . . 25 New York Central Railroad Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Nickel Plate Arts Campus. . . . . . . 78 Notre Dame Walking Tour.. . . . . . 38 Nutcracker Sweets.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Ohio River views. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Lafayette-area golf courses. . . . . 82

Old Ben. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Lane Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Old Cathedral Complex.. . . . . . . . 110

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 106

The Old Fort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Laser Flash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Old French House and Indian Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

The Lavender Lane.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Oliver Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Lawrence County Museum of History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

O’Onda Gallery & Gifts/ MW Designs/From The Heart Int’l./Being a Woman Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Lawrenceburg Speedway.. . . . . . 104 Levi Coffin State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Santa’s Express Ziplines & Outdoor Activities.. . . . . . . . 126

Wakarusa Dime Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Ouabache State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Wakarusa Historical Society. . . . 27

Santa’s Stables.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Washington Park Lighthouse. . . 26

Ouabache Trails County Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Schimpff’s Confectionery.. . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 122

The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center.. . . . . . . 18, 64

Patoka Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Schnabeltier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Wayne County Historical Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . 14

Potato Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . 36

West Baden Springs Hotel. . . . . . . 11

Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Science Central.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Scott County Heritage Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 42 Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.. . . 93 Sky Zone Mishawaka. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Where the Bison Roam – Cooks Bison Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 White River State Park.. . . . . . 28, 74 Whitetail Tree Farm... . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Whitewater Valley Railroad. . . . . . . . . . . 22, 46, 51, 107 WhoaZone at Whihala Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Shipshewana Campground – South Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

The South Bend Chocolate Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Willard Library.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 105

Williams Covered Bridge. . . . . . . . 111

South Bend Cubs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Willowfield Lavender Farm. . . . . 28

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

The South Bend Museum of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 South Bend River Lights. . . . . 26, 41

Wilstem Ranch... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Wolf Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 91

Speedway Indoor Karting. . . 21, 74

World’s Largest Toilet, Kidscommons.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wonderlab.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Lincoln Amphitheatre.. . . . . . . . . . 123

Parke County’s covered bridges.. . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 29

Splash House Water Park.. . . . . . . 56

CAMPING

Perfect North Slopes. . . . . . . 22, 104

The State Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Berry Branch Cottages.. . . . . . . . . 105

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Pinheads Entertainment Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

St. Joseph County Parks. . . . . . . . . 41

Blackhawk Campgrounds. . . . . . . 86 Brookville Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Logansport Art Association.. . . . 54

The Pint Cycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Strikes & Spares Entertainment Center. . . . . . . . 37

Longcliff Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Studebaker National Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 41

Chain O’Lakes State Park.. . . . . . . 58

Piper Flight Center Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Sullivan Area Art Guild and Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 105

Potawatomi Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Sullivan County Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Pumpkinvine Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . 32, 40 Purdue University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Quilters Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Marshall County Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Martinsville Candy Kitchen. . . . . 28 Mascot Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Quilt gardens and murals, Elkhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

McHale Performing Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. . . . . . . . . . . 110

Medora covered bridge. . . . . . . . . . 96

Reimann’s Farm Market.. . . . . . . . 120

Menno-Hof.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Rhythm! Discovery Center. . . . . . 74

Merry MAC Players.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 62, 74

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden. . . . . . . 12, 22, 120 Mid-America Science Park. . . . . 127 Mid-America Windmill Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 52 Middlebury – Amish Country.. . 36 Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Miller House and Garden.. . . . . . . 10 Minnetrista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 56 Mishawaka Parks & Recreation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Rivers and Roads Artisan Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides LLC.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 106 Roofless Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Ross Country Jamboree.. . . . . . . . 127 Rotary Jail Museum.. . . . . . . . . . 14, 84 The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 37 Rural Charm, Howe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

SullivanMunce Cultural Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sweetwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Swiss Heritage Village & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Switzerland County Historical Museums.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

The Yard of Bricks.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Brown County State Park.. . . . . . 105 Charlestown State Park.. . . . . . . . 124 Colucci Log Cabins on the Ohio River.. . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Cloverdale RV Park and J.C.. . . . . 86 Deam Lake State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Camping.. . . . . . . . 36 France Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Hardy Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

T.C. Steele State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Tell City Pretzel Company. . . . . . 127

Hidden Paradise Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Thistlethwaite Falls.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 91 Toboggan at Pokagon State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Touchdown Jesus mural.. . . . . . . . . 26

Heartland Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Summit Lake State Park. . . . . . . . . 58 Tall Sycamore Campground.. . . . 58 Thousand Trails/Indian Lakes RV Campground & Cabins.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Tippecanoe River State Park. . . . 36 Turkey Run State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . 86 Versailles State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Wabash & Erie Canal Park. . . . . . . 86 West Boggs Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

FESTIVALS & EVENTS VARIOUS DATES Christmas in Shipshewana. . . . . . 35 Christmas in the Village.. . . . . . . . . 74 Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Family Fall-O-Weekends.. . . . . . . 122 Indy Eleven Professional Soccer. . . . . . . . . . . 63 Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Mosey Down Main Street. . . . . . . 83 Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Parke County Covered Bridge Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Indiana Dunes State Park . . . . . . . 36

Parke County Maple Syrup Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Salem Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Jackson-Washington State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Shipshewana Trading Place Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Town of Bristol. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Lake Haven Retreat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Toyota Visitors Center/ Plant Tours.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Traders Point Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 136

Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Tropicana Evansville.. . . . . . . 114, 120

Lincoln State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Tulip Tree Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

McCormick’s Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

MARCH

Tuttle Orchards.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Mitchell Opera House. . . . . . . . . . 107

The Rustic Golf Course.. . . . . . . . . 126

Monastery Immaculate Conception. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 121

Ruthmere campus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Saint Meinrad Archabbey. . . . . . 127

Monon Community Center. . . . . 64

Samara House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

MoonTree Studios & Gallery.. . . 39

Sample Gates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Mooresville Park & Recreation District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Santa Claus Museum & Village.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

MPA Opry Barn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Santa Claus Post Office. . . . . . . . . . 25

Mt. Tabor Alpaca Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Santa Claus statue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Waapaahsiki Sipiiwi Mound Historical Park. . . . . . . 86

Muncie Dragway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Santa’s Candy Castle. . . . . . . . 25, 126

Wabash & Erie Canal Park. . . 82, 86

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Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Wick’s Pies Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 59

Spencerville Covered Bridge.. . . 27

Marshall County Barn Quilt Trails of Northern Indiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Shades State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Who North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Spirit of Jasper Train & Jasper City Mill.. . . . . . . . . . . 25, 122

Marengo Cave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Salamonie Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Songbook Exhibit Gallery, part of the Great American Songbook Foundation. . . . . . . . 64

Paoli Peaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Mansfield Roller Mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Robinson’s Whitewater Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Shipshewana Campground & Amish Log Cabin Lodging.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Orville Redenbacher statue.. . . . 26

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 125

Prophetstown State Park.. . . . . . . 86

Soldiers and Sailors Monument.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Limestone Heritage Trail. . . . . . . 107 Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Pokagon State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

U.S. 24 Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 USS LST 325.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 VenueND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Vincennes State Historic Sites.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom Boyhood Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Mississinewa Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Monroe Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Montgomery Lake & Ruritan Campgrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Mounds State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Muscatatuck Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 New Vision RV Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Oakridge Campground. . . . . . . . . 124 O’Bannon Woods State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

FEBRUARY

Jay County Fiber Arts Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 NCAA Division III Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

APRIL 27th Annual Traditional Pow-wow.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

MAY 500 Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63


INDEX Brick Street Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.. . . . . . . . . . . 33 Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Round the Fountain Art Fair. . . . 83 Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival.. . . . . . 97

JUNE

Northeast Indiana Steam & Gas Engine Show.. . . . . . . . . . . 35 Odon Old Settlers Festival. . . . . 100 OUTfest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Wine and Brew Fest. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

SEPTEMBER 20th Century Chevy Car Show and Cruiz In. . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Apple Dumpling Festival. . . . . . . . 52 Art on the Wabash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Atlanta New Earth Festival.. . . . . 74 Back to the Fifties Festival. . . . . . 74

Campbellsburg Country Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

BBQ and BREWFEST.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Carmel International Arts Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

CruZionsville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Fairmount Museum Days/ Remembering James Dean Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering. . . . . 83 Indian Market & Festival.. . . . . . . . 70 Limestone Heritage Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Mel Kenyon Classic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Rivertown Art Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Shipshewana Quilt Festival. . . . . 33 St. Joseph County 4-H Fair. . . . . . 33 Talbot Street Art Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Taste of Shelby County. . . . . . . . . . 70 Taste of Tippecanoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Tenderloin Throwdown. . . . . . . . . 100 Wine Walk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

JULY Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Boone Flavor Fest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Madison Chautauqua Festival Of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Nappanee Apple Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 35 Old Settler’s Days.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Persimmon Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Pumpkin Harvest Festival. . . . . . . 74 Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days. . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Elkhart County 4-H Fair.. . . . . . . . . 35

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Red Skelton Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

White River Valley Antique Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Whitestown Brew Fest. . . . . . . . . . . 74 Zionsville Lions Club 65th Annual Fall Festival. . . . . . . . . . . 70

Shelby County Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

OCTOBER

Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair. . . . 88

Apple Festival of Kendallville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Brewers of Indiana Guild. . . . . 38, 54, 68, 90, 106, 120

Cass County Visitors Bureau.. . . 54

Perry County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Big Timber Log Cabin.. . . . . . . . . . . 123

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Putnam County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Blackhawk Creek.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Randolph County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . 54

Blueberry Hill Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Richmond/Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau & Old National Road Welcome Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Columbus Area Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Discover Jasper County. . . . . . . . . . 38 Discover Newton County.. . . . . . . 90

Spencer County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Dubois County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Steuben County Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

East Region Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Sweet Owen CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Evansville CVB.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Switzerland County Tourism.. . 106

Fayette County Tourism. . . . . . . . . 54

Terre Haute CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Tipton County Chamber of Commerce and Tipton Main Street Association. . . . . 54

Cumberland Arts Goes to Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Downtown Seymour Scoop the Loop.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 GreekFest 2018. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Hummingbird Migration Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Gibson County Visitors & Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . 90 Hamilton County Tourism.. . . . . . 68

Indiana State Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Jasper Strassenfest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau. . . . . . . . . 54 Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Indiana Foodways Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 54, 68, 90, 106, 120

Shelby County Pioneer Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Indiana Welcome Center. . . . . . . . 38

A Very Merry Main Street Lighted Christmas Parade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Big Ten Football Championship Game.. . . . . . . . . 74 Festival of Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Purdue Christmas Show. . . . . . . . . 88

Marshall County Blueberry Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Shipshewana Ice Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Cambria Hotel & Suites Westfield/Carmel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Cambria Suites Indianapolis Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Charley Creek Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Comfort Inn Edinburgh/ Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Seymour Oktoberfest. . . . . . . . . . . 100

DECEMBER

Cabins & Candlelight. . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Cambria Hotel & Suites Noblesville – Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Indiana Grown . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 54, 68, 90, 106, 120

Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Fulton County Tourism Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Historic Salem, Indiana City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Pumpkin Fantasyland.. . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Budget Host Stones Motel. . . . . 119 Budget Motel, Greenfield.. . . . . . . 69

College Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Fort Vallonia Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Big Blue BBQ.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Brick Ark Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Brookville Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Tourism Commission of Sullivan County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Historic Newburgh Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Beers Across the Wabash.. . . . . . . 88

Blue Gate Garden Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Blue Heron Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Medora Goes Pink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

AUGUST

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Scott County Visitors Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Shipshewana/LaGrange County Visitors Center. . . . . . . 38

Fall Crafters Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Bean Blossom Blues Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Ripley County Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Decatur County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Wabash Riverfest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Jamestown Apple Cider Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Best Western Plus, Gas City.. . . . 52

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort. . . . . . . . . . 121

Henry County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

53rd Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Muncie/Delaware County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Best Western, Martinsville. . . . . . 77 Best Western Plus French Lick.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Parke County Visitors’ Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Harrison County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . 120

Heartland Apple Festival. . . . . . . . 74

Morgan County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Best Western Atrea Inn & Suites, Plainfield. . . . . . . . 78

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

DWNTWN WKND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

47th Swiss Wine Festival. . . . . . . 100

Montgomery County Visitors & Convention Bureau. . . . . . . . . 90

Bed & Breakfast at Schaefer’s Farm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Hancock County Tourism and Visitor Center.. . . . . . . . . . . . 68

36th Annual Traditional Pow-wow.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Miami County Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Vintage Motor Bike Club Meet.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Marshall County Tourism.. . . . . . . 38

Brown County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . 106

St. Boniface Germanfest.. . . . . . . . 88

Pekin’s Fourth of July Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Boone County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Francesville Fall Festival. . . . . . . . . 35 Grabill Country Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Salute to the Veterans of WWII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Jackson County Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Daviess County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Boone County 4-H Fair. . . . . . . . . . 70

Freetown July Festival.. . . . . . . . . 100

Amtrak Hoosier State Train.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 68, 90

Festival of the Turning Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Arts in the Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Fayette County Free Fair. . . . . . . 47

INFORMATION

Jackson County Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Jasper Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Jennings County Visitors and Recreation Commission. . . . . 106

Visit Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Visit Fort Wayne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Visit French Lick West Baden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Visit Hendricks County. . . . . . . . . . 68 Visit Indy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Visit Kosciusko County. . . . . . . . . . 38 Visit Lafayette– West Lafayette.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Comfort Inn Ferdinand. . . . . . . . . . 121 Comfort Inn, Greenfield. . . . . . . . . 69 Comfort Inn, Lawrenceburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Comfort Inn, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . 78 Comfort Inn & Suites, Rockport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Comfort Inn & Suites – Warsaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Comfort Suites, Brownsburg. . . . 64

Visit Michigan City LaPorte.. . . . 38

Comfort Suites – Fort Wayne.. . 52

Visit Posey County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Comfort Suites, French Lick. . . . 122

Visit South Bend Mishawaka. . . 38 Visit Warrick County. . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Comfort Suites North, Fort Wayne.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

LODGING

Comfort Suites University Area, South Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

3 Fat Labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Comfort Suites, Vincennes. . . . . . 111

9 East on Poplar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 89

Corner House B&B.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 108

The Cottage at Natural Valley Ranch.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

The Alexander. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Country Inn & Suites, Greenfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Allstate Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Aloft, Paoli.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 AmericInn Hotel and Suites Indianapolis NE – Fishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Artists Inn and Cottages.. . . . . . . . 121 Baymont Inn & Suites, Dale. . . . 119 Baymont Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport/ Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Lafayette Limo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Baymont Inn & Suites, Lawrenceburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Lawrence County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Baymont Inn & Suites, Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Madison Visitors Center.. . . . . . . 106

Baymont Inn and Suites, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Marion/Grant County CVB. . . . . 54

Comfort Inn Avon.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Tipton Lakes. . . . . 102 Courtyard by Marriott, Kokomo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Covered Bridge Retreat.. . . . . . . . . 92 Creekside Retreat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station.. . . 75 Days Inn, Cloverdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Days Inn–Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Days Inn, Plainfield.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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INDEX Days Inn, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Derby Cabins on the Ohio.. . . . . 119 Derby Escape. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Der Ruhe Blatz Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Doll Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Double Tree by Hilton & The Lawrenceburg Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Econo Lodge, Cloverdale.. . . . . . . 84 Econo Lodge, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . 109 Econo Lodge, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . 111 Economy Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . 109 Embassy Suites by Hilton Noblesville Indianapolis Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Embassy Suites Plainfield Hotel and Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Fairfield Inn & Suites, Avon. . . . . 64 Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Family Cabins at Chain O’Lakes State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Family Cabins at Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Family Cabins at Lincoln State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Family Cabins at McCormick’s Creek State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Family Cabins at Potato Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Family Cabins at Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Family Cabins at Trine State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . 34 Family Cabins at Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . 53 Farmstead Inn & Conference Center. . . . . . . . . 40 Farmstead Inn, Joseph Decuis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Floating Cabins at Patoka Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 125 The Flying Frog Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Forgotten Times Cabins. . . . . . . . 119 Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Golf Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 French Lick Cabins at Patoka Lake Village.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 French Lick Manor House. . . . . . 122 French Lick Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 122 Gasthof Village Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Greencastle Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Greenfield Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hampton Inn, Batesville. . . . . . . . . 98 Hampton Inn Carmel.. . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Hampton Inn–Corydon. . . . . . . . . 118 Hampton Inn/Dupont Road, Fort Wayne.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Hampton Inn, Greenfield. . . . . . . . 69 Hampton Inn, Seymour. . . . . . . . . 109 Hampton Inn Westfield.. . . . . . . . . 79 Hampton Inn, Whitestown. . . . . . 79 Hampton Inn & Suites, Fishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greensburg. . . . . . . 104 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Kokomo.. . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Munster. . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/ Brownsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis – Keystone Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Hampton Inn & Suites South Bend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Hampton Inn and Suites Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 75 Hampton Inn by Hilton – Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Hampton Inn by Hilton, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Hampton Inn Edinburgh/ Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Hampton Inn Indianapolis Southwest/Plainfield . . .. . . . . . 79 Herman Leive House. . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Hermitage Bed and Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Highway 46 Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Hilton Garden Inn/ Edinburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 75 The Hilton Garden Inn – Indianapolis Northeast Fishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Hilton Garden Inn, South Bend.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Holiday Guest House Suites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 The Holiday House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Holiday Inn Express, Cloverdale.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Holiday Inn Express– Corydon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Holiday Inn Express, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Holiday Inn Express, Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Holiday Inn Express, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Holiday Inn Express– Washington.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Holiday Inn Express & Suites/ Edinburgh.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Greenfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Greenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Indianapolis NE Noblesville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Holiday Inn Express Airport Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South. . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 75 Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Whitestown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Holiday Inn Portland. . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Holiday Inn, Terre Haute.. . . . . . . . 93 Hollywood Casino Hotel. . . . . . . 104 Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport/ Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Homewood Suites by Hilton – Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Homewood Suites, Munster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Hoosier Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Hotel Indigo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Huntington B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 98 The Inn at Amish Acres. . . . . . . . . . 37 The Inn at DePauw & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 The Inn at Irwin Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 102 The Inn at Joseph Decuis. . . . . . . . 47 Inn at St. Mary’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Inn at Walhill Farm. . . . . . . . . . 98 Ivy House Bed and Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Kimmell House Inn. . . . . . . . . . . 46, 52 Kintner House Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Knights Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . . . 109 Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lane’s Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Legend of French Lick Boutique Hotel & Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Locust Hill Motel.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lost River Inn B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Mama Sue’s.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 The Marmalade Sky B&B. . . . . . . . 67 Martin Ridge Guest House.. . . . 119 Mary Helen’s Bed and Breakfast and Fine Dining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 The Metamora Inn Bed and Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Midwest Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Mirror Lake Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Moon-Lite Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Morels on the Wabash. . . . . . . . . . . 55 Morris Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 38 Morton Street Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Motel 6, Cloverdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Motel 6, Dale.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Motel 6, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Nana’s House Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center.. . . . . 124 NorthStar Vacation Rental. . . . . 126 Oakwood Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Ohio River Cabins.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Old Jail Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 The Oliver Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Patoka Lake Lodge – Kings Bridge.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Persimmon Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Portland Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prairie Guest House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Quaker Hill Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Quality Inn Batesville. . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Quality Inn–Huntingburg. . . . . . 122 Quality Inn, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Quality Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . . . 109 Quality Inn & Suites Brownsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Quality Inn & Suites, Lawrenceburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Quality Inn & Suites, Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Quality Inn and Conference Center, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Quality Inn and Suites, Greenfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Quality Inn and Suites, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Red Roof Inn–Taylorsville. . . . . . 103 Red Roof Inn, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . 111 Reily Home Bed and Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Residence Inn – Columbus. . . . . 102 Residence Inn Indianapolis Northwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Riley’s Railhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Ritz Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Riverside Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Rockport Inn B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Ruddick-Nugent House B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Sagamore Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Wingate by Wyndham, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Wise Old Owl Cabin French Lick–Patoka Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Woodland Retreat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Woodridge Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 WoodSpring Suites Indianapolis Plainfield . . . . . . . 79

RECREATION 3 Dune Challenge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Bikeshares.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Bixler Lake Park and Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Bluespring Caverns. . . . . . . . . . . 18, 98 Brookville Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Brown County State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 108 Brownstown Speedway.. . . . . . . . 102 Buffalo Trace Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Burdette Park & Aquatic Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Calumet Bike Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Cardinal Greenway of Grant County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Cardinal Greenways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Cave Country Canoes. . . . . . . . . . . 123

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages.. . . . . 126

Chain O’Lakes State Park.. . . . . . . 50

Santa’s Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Charlestown State Park.. . . . 25, 118

Schenck Mansion B&B Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 110

Clements Canoes Outdoor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

The Sherman Restaurant and Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . 24, 106

Sleep Inn & Suites, Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Celery Bog Nature Area. . . . . . . . . 91

Connersville and Fayette County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Solomon Mier Manor Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Crooked Creek Trails Horseback Riding Stables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

South College Condos. . . . . . . . . . . 89

Cultural Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Terre Haute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Dagaz Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Staybridge Suites Airport – Plainfield.. . . . . . . . . . . 79 Steve Alford All-American Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 The Sunflower Cottage. . . . . . . . . 127 Super 8–Corydon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Super 8, Gas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Super 8, Greenfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Super 8, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Deam Lake State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Deep Darkness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Delaney Creek Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 DePauw Nature Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Dykeman’s Municipal Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Eagle Creek Outfitters. . . . . . . . . . . 62 East Race White Water Rafting.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 41 Edge Adventure Indianapolis – Koteewi Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Super 8, Shipshewana. . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Eel River Run.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Super 8, Vincennes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

eXplore Brown County.. . . . . 22, 108

Super 8 Motel, Cloverdale. . . . . . . 84

Falls of the Ohio State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Super 8 Motel, Plainfield.. . . . . . . . 79 Theroff’s Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

The Fort Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Vincennes.. . . . . . . . . . 111

Fortune Woods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Fort Harrison State Park.. . . . . . . . 76

Travelodge, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Fort Wayne Rivergreenway. . . . . 16

Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

France Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 55

Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins. . . . . . . 119

Freedom Springs Aquatic Center.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Tyner Pond Farm House. . . . . . . . . . 71

Golf Shores Fun Center. . . . . . . . . 119

Underwood Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Grandpa Jeff’s Trail Rides.. . . . . . . 78

Vevay Swiss Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Grand Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

The Villa on Meridian. . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Griffin Bike Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Vinnie’s Ohio River Log Cabins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Waterford Estates Lodge. . . . . . . . 41 West Baden Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 127 West Boggs Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Hardy Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Hickory Hills Golf Club. . . . . . . . . 102 Hoosier National Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 98

Whitehouse Suites.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Indiana Caverns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Wildcat Cove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Indiana Cave Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 118

Wilmes Farmhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Indiana Dunes State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 34

Wilstem Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122


INDEX Indy Flight Academy & WaterSports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Sultan’s Run Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . 122

Montgomery’s Steakhouse.. . . . . 59

Summit Lake State Park. . . . . . . . . 57

Jackson Washington State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Mudbugs Cajun Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Tippecanoe River State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Trails, Lafayette–West Lafayette. . . . 91

Octave Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

J.D. Marshall Preserve.. . . . . . . . . . . 18

Trine State Recreation Area.. . . . 34

Kankakee Sands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Knobstone Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Tropicanoe Cove Outdoor Family Aquatic Center.. . . . . . . 91

K-Trails Equestrian Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Turkey Run State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21, 82, 92

Lake James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Lake Maxinkuckee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

U.S. Bicycle Routes 35 and 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Lake Monroe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Versailles State Park.. . . . . . . . 16, 110

Lake Wawasee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Pizzeria Venturi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Wheel Fun Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Primo Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Red Geranium Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 124

Legendary Golf at French Lick Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Monkey Hollow Winery and Distillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

The Mug. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Lyn-Maree’s Boutique. . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Oliver Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 101

Nick’s Kitchen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 52

Mistletoe Antiques & Collectibles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Owen Valley Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Patoka Lake Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Peace Water Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The People’s Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Pepper’s Ridge Winery.. . . . . . . . . 126 Quibble Hill Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 The Ridge Winery Tasting Room.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 110 Salt Creek Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Salt Creek Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Scout Mountain Winery. . . . . . . . 119 Seymour Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Shoreline Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 South Shore Brew Bus. . . . . . . . . . . 33 South Shore Brewery Trail. . . . . . 34 Spirits of French Lick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sun King Small Batch Brewery & Tap Room.. . . . . . . . . 69 Sun King Spirits.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Taxman Brewing Company.. . . . . 63 Terre Haute Brewing Company.. . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Thomas Family Winery & Rustic Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Three Floyds Brewing Co.. . . . . . . 26 Tipsy Glass Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Two EE’s Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 52 Upland Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 101 Vincennes Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Windy Knoll Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Winzerwald Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

New Albany boutiques.. . . . . . . . . . 25

O’Rourke’s Public House. . . . . . . . 42

The Olive Twist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50, 52

The Oyster Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Parlour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Peggs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Perillo’s Pizzeria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 The Pier & Back Porch at Oakwood Resort. . . . . . . . . . . 42

Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84

Winona Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Rise ’n Roll Bakery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Lincoln State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Wolf Lake Memorial Park.. . . . . . . 18

Riverfront Taproom.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Little Turtle Waterway. . . . . . . . . . . 55

Wyandotte Caves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Rocky River Tap and Table.. . . . . . 34

McCormick’s Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

RESTAURANTS

Mississinewa Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Route 66 Diner.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

1911 Grill.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Monon Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

St. Elmo Steak House.. . . . . . . . 28, 76

Ainsley’s Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Monroe Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Swiss Perks Coffee Shop.. . . . . . . . 97

Mounds State Park. . . . . . . . . . 46, 50

Amish Acres Restaurant Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Barnaby’s Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Muscatatuck Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Big Woods Pizza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

O’Bannon Woods State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 119

Bind Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Ohio River Greenway. . . . . . . . . . . 114 Otis Park Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Artisan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Mr. Fudge’s Confectionery. . . . . 107

The Olde Richmond Inn Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Rook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Third Coast Spice Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . 33 Tolon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Poptique Gourmet Popcorn. . . . . 51 Pumpkins and More Farm Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Redkey Shops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 RiverWest Antique Mall. . . . . . . . 106 RomWeber Marketplace.. . . . . . . . 98 Saint Meinrad Archabbey Gift Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Santa Claus Christmas Store.. . . . . . . . . . 25, 126 Santa’s TOYS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Shipshewana Furniture Co.. . . . . 41 Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market.. . . . . . . 41 Shopping Communitywide, Lafayette–West Lafayette. . . . 91 The Shops at Perry Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Specialty Shops – Portland.. . . . . 57

Triple XXX Family Restaurant. . . . . . . . . 29, 91

The Sterling Butterfly. . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Twigs & Sprigs Restaurant.. . . . . . 97

Tippecanoe Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Titus Bakery and Deli.. . . . . . . . 77, 79

Bistro 501. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Blue Gate Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Woodys Library Restaurant. . . . . 67

University Park Mall.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Tri-State Antique Market.. . . . . . 104

BoomBozz Pizza and Taphouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66, 69

Yoho General Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Wakarusa Amish Country. . . . . . . 42

Panhandle Pathway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Brau Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

The Yummi Bunni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Patoka Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Brew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

White House Candy Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

BRU Burger Bar.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Cafe Navarre.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

SHOPPING

Cerulean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Antiqology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

Chicory Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Ouabache State Park.. . . . . . . . 22, 50

Pokagon State Park.. . . . . . . . . . 32, 34 Potato Creek State Park. . . . . 16, 38 Potawatomi Wildlife Park. . . . . . . 42 Prairie Creek Reservoir. . . . . . . . . . 59 Prophetstown State Park.. . . . . . . 91 Raccoon State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

The Chocolate Moose. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Coach’s Sports Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Completely Nuts and Candy Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Crystal & Jules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Das Dutchman Essenhaus. . . . . . . 36 Divvy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 66 Edgewater Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Bath Junkie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Big and Tall Outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Brown’s Antiques on Fifth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Butt Drugs.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Byler Lane Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Cardinal Spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Castleton Square Mall. . . . . . . . . . . 77

Cedar Creek Winery, Brewery & Distillery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 78

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen. . . . 25

Rivertown Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

The Exchange Whiskey Bar.. . . . . 42

Rockville Lake Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Galo’s Italian Grill.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Gasthof Amish Restaurant & Bakery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 108

Clay Terrace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Salamonie Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Goose the Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

A Corner Cottage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Great Crescent Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 98

Council Oak Antiques. . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . 29, 104

Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Henry Social Club.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Cataract General Store. . . . . . . . . . 29 CCA Gallery & Gifts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Chateau de Pique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Circle Centre Mall.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Chateau Thomas Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79, 108

Davis Mercantile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Grand Junction Brewing Company.. . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Honey + Moon Coffee Co.. . . . . . . 25

South Bend Bikeway.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Ivanhoe’s.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Essenhaus Village Shops.. . . . . . . . 37

South Harrison Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Jefferson Street BBQ. . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . 24, 107

Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Squire Boone Caverns.. . . . . . . . . . 123

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures.. . . . . . . . . . 123

Joseph Decuis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Experience Shipshewana. . . . . . . . 41

LaSalle Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern. . . . . . . . 42

The Fashion Mall at Keystone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Stoke Riders.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sugar Valley Canoes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sullivan County Park and Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Easley Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 French Lick Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Edinburgh Premium Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Stay and Play Golf Packages, Lafayette–West Lafayette. . . . 91

Country Heritage Winery & Vineyard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

The Country Shops of Grabill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Skyward Adventures Zipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Legends of Notre Dame Restaurant and Alehouse Pub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Belgian Horse Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . 56

Carriage House Antiques.. . . . . . 108

Riverside Skating Center. . . . . . . . 91

Shadowood Golf Course.. . . . . . . 109

WINERIES, BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES Aftermath Cidery & Winery.. . . . 26

Eggshell Bistro.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Shades State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 93

Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Bloomington Antique Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

River Bluff Trail/Hervey Preserve.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Seymour Country Club.. . . . . . . . . 109

Words & Images/The Train Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Exit 76 Antique Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Grannie’s Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor. . . . . . . . . . . 107 Greenwood Park Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Hard Truth Distilling Co.. . . . . . . . . . 8 Heartland Wine & Ale Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard & Starlight Distillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 118 Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 118 Indiana Wine Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Indian Trail Wines.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lanthier Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Hamilton Town Center.. . . . . . . . . . 78

Legacy Lane Vineyard.. . . . . . . . . . 102

Jasper’s Downtown Shopping District.. . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Mad Anthony Brewing. . . . . . . . . . . 27

Matt the Miller’s Tavern. . . . . . . . . 67 Mayasari Indonesian Grill. . . . . . . 24

Jay County Antique Mall. . . . . . . . . 57

Metazoa Brewing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Market Street Grill and Bistro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Mallow Run Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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1. Rochester Raclette. $10 for 1/2 pound. Schnabeltier, 491 Apache Dr., Rochester, 574.224.3373, schnabeltier .com (N)

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4. Two-year aged cheddar. $7.95 for 1/2 pound. Fair Oaks Farms, 856 N. 600 East, Fair Oaks, 219.394.2025, fofarms.com (W) 5. Lucerne swiss. $4.49 per pound. Heritage Ridge Creamery, 11275 W. 250 North, Middlebury, 574.825.9511, heritageridgecreamery .com (N) 6. Sheet’s Creek Raw Clothbound Cheddar. $15 for 1/2 pound. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 317.733.1700, traderspointcreamery.com (C )

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7. Trillium, a triple-cream, mold-ripened cheese. $12 for 8 oz. Tulip Tree Creamery, 6330 Corporate Dr., Ste. D, Indianapolis, 317.331.5469, tuliptreecreamery.com (C ) 8. Briana with Truffles, a semi-firm cheese made with Italian truffle paste. $6.75 for 1/4 pound. Jacobs & Brichford, by appointment only, 2957 S. S.R. 1, Connersville, 765.692.0056, jandbcheese .com (E)

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2. Goat cheese log. $11 for 8 oz. Capriole, 10329 New Cut Rd., Greenville, 812.923.9408, capriole goatcheese.com (S)


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Indiana Travel Guide 2018  

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