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LETTER

2017 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 Ali Meyer 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 Contributing Writers Robert Annis, Natalie Atwell, Rebecca Berfanger, Trisha Brand, Brent Glasgow, Grace Palmieri, Jennifer Uhl

Welcome!

INDIANA IS A DIVERSE STATE FULL OF TRAVEL opportunities. Whether it is vineyards, breweries and distilleries, shopping, hiking or heritage and historical sites that you seek, the 2017 edition of the Indiana Travel Guide will point you in the right direction. From five-star cuisine to a scenic hike in one of our breathtaking state parks, let these pages be your guide. You’ll discover details on great destinations in every corner of the Hoosier State, from the banks of the Ohio River up to the National Lakeshore. There are travel suggestions 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. And no matter what adventure you take, you’ll be greeted with Hoosier Hospitality. That’s Honestto-Goodness Indiana. Best wishes and safe travels,

CONTACT US Indiana Office of Tourism Development One North Capitol, Suite 600 Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.234.2085 web VisitIndiana.com e-mail VisitIn@VisitIndiana.com facebook facebook.com/VisitIndiana twitter twitter.com/VisitIndiana

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

The Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s official Travel Guide is published annually. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or duplicated without written permission from the publisher. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this publication at the time of printing, the advertisers and the editor shall not be liable for damages arising out of errors or omissions. Inclusion in this publication does not imply endorsement by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily represent those of the publisher or the editor. ©2017 Indiana Office of Tourism Development

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Contents Features

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1 Welcome!

20 The Great Outdoors

4 State Map

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

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

Let’s eat! Delish farm-to-fork dishes that showcase the bounty of Indiana.

Indiana is an ideal destination for al fresco recreation and relaxation. Whether you want to hike, fish, boat or sunbathe on the beach (yes, really!), there’s a spot for you. Here, six picks for enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature.

10 Glass Acts

25 A State for All Seasons

128 Brochure Guide

8 Home Plates

Cheers to these top craft beers, plus unique breweries in which to sip a pint.

11 What a View! One-0f-a-kind vantage points for exploring the state.

12 With Honors Where to go to commemorate the U.S. entering World War I, 100 years ago.

14 Souvenir Central Fun, fab, only-in-Indiana mementos.

16 Roll With It Adventures await, whether you’re on two or four wheels—ride on!

17 Best Fests 12 fun-filled, action-packed festivals.

18 Trail Blazers Food, drink, culture—follow these routes with distinctly Hoosier themes.

136 Chill Factor Six must-try Indiana-made ice creams.

QUICK TIPS

Gardens bursting in spring. Ballgames illuminated by summer sunshine. Pumpkins ripening in the crisp air, and a peaceful stroll through a winter wonderland. No matter what time of year you visit Indiana, you’ll discover myriad activities and events for a memorable trip.

Vacation Planner

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

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

131 Index Where to find Indiana counties, plus 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 these sections:

34 North Region 46 East Region 62 Central Region 80 West Region 94 South Central Region 112 South Region

ON THE COVER Rocky Hollow at Turkey Run State Park. Models Katherine Smith-Rodden and Antonio King courtesy Helen Wells Agency, helenwellsagency.com. 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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Road-tripping and need some inspiration? After you browse all the ideas here, the only question will be where to head first.

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Three Dune challenge along the Indiana Lake Michigan shoreline

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While you’re here, pick up a cool memento, like this necklace made with wood from Indiana’s Constitutional Elm.

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INDIANA ON WHEELS pg. 16

FESTIVALS & TRAILS pgs. 17 & 18

MUST-VISIT PARKS pg. 20

A STATE FOR ALL SEASONS pg. 25

Outer Beauty

PHOTO BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

Softly lapping water underneath an azure-blue sky—come experience the splendor of Lake Lemon, one of Indiana’s many oases ripe for relaxation. What else can we offer? Big-city fun mixed with rural charm, farm-fresh cuisine, outdoor adventures, destinations filled with history, unique breweries and wineries, scenic drives and so much more. Welcome to “Honest-toGoodness” Indiana—stay a while, won’t you?

Lake Lemon in Brown County

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LONG BEFORE IT WAS A NATIONWIDE TREND, FARM-TO-FORK DINING WAS PAR FOR THE COURSE IN INDIANA. HERE, HOOSIER CHEFS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE DISHES FROM THEIR RESTAURANTS AND THE LOCALLY SOURCED INGREDIENTS THAT MAKE THEM SO TASTY. 1. THE RESTAURANT AT WALHILL FARM

tomato jam, made with local fruits, provides richness, and farm-fresh mixed salad greens lend crunch.

857 Six Pine Ranch Rd., Batesville, 812.934.2600, walhillfarm.com (SC) THE DISH: Grilled pork chop with sweet potatobacon hash

CHEF’S NOTES: “A lot of

our menu items change frequently,” says chef Brad Hindsley. “This one does not.”

4. HEIRLOOM 102 N. Third St., Lafayette, 765.807.0422, heirloomindiana.com (W)

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Chicken THE SCOOP: This down-

898 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne, 260.710.8368, goldenfw.com (E)

home entree, a favorite with diners, features free-range chicken breasts from Gunthrop Farms in LaGrange, chosen because “they do it the way our grandparents did it 70 years ago,” says chef/owner Jon Hurley.

THE DISH: Crispy

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ing,” Hurley says of the dish, served with buttery mashed potatoes and pan gravy. “You want [guests] to sit down and say, ‘This is really close to how my grandmother used to make it.’”

THE SCOOP: The thigh

is served with chicken sausage, fermented cabbage and butterball potatoes from Golden favorite Hawkins Family Farm in North Manchester and whole-grain mustard from Fort Wayne’s own Best Boy Co.

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simplicity, even though there are many steps involved to make this entree what it is,” says chef/owner Aaron Butts.

Ways THE SCOOP: The name

299 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, 219.575.7272, spirefarmtofork.com (N) THE DISH: Signature BLT

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902 E. 64th St., Indianapolis 317.964.0865, publicgreens urbankitchen.com (C ) THE DISH: Beets Three

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THE SCOOP: This nontraditional take includes thick-cut caramelized bacon from nearby Sim’s Meats. Instead of a tomato slice,

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says it all: Root vegetables are served raw, pickled and roasted, inspired by executive chef Tyler Herald’s love of the veggie. They’re sourced year-round from several area purveyors, as well as the restaurant’s own micro farm. The trio, accompanied by arugula and goat cheese, bursts with earthiness, sweetness and saltiness.

PUBLIC GREENS BY STACY NEWGENT/PATACHOU INC.; OTHERS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

THE SCOOP: A 10-bed onsite garden gives chef James Trimnell plenty of fresh bounty, such as the sweet potatoes, sage and wilted greens in the hash, to work into the eatery’s Nouveau American cuisine. The pork chop and bacon come courtesy the pasture-raised Berkshire pigs, who share the 250-acre farm with Black Angus cows and chickens.

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GLASS ACTS Want to sample the best of the best from Indiana’s overflowing craft-beer scene? Start with these 12 award-winning brews. ALSO ... AWARDED y ewer Indiana Br ar at of the Ye ana di In the 2016 Cup! Brewers’

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BIG LUG CANTEEN Monk’s Dream AWARD First place, 2016 Indiana Brewers’ Cup CATEGORY Belgian and French Ale. 1435 E. 86th St., Indianapolis, 317.672.3503, biglugcanteen.com (C ) WINNER

Sanitarium & ESB Gold, 2016 World Beer Cup CATEGORY Belgianstyle Dubbel or Quadrupel; Extra Special Bitter. 5133 E. 65th St., Indianapolis, 317.253.2437, bierbrewery.com (C ) WINNER

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BYWAY BREWING CO. Scottish Right First place, 2016 Indiana Brewers’ Cup CATEGORY Scottish and Irish Ale. 2825 Carlson Dr., Hammond, 219.844.5468, bywaybrewing.beer (N) WINNER

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CARSON’S BREWERY RIPA AWARD Bronze, 2016 Great American Beer Festival CATEGORY Double Red Ale. 2404 Lynch Rd., Evansville, 812.759.8229, WINNER

carsonsbrewery.com (S)

CROOKED EWE BREWERY & ALE HOUSE Glasgow Butcher Bronze, 2016 World Beer Cup CATEGORY Scotch Ale. 1047 Lincoln Way W., South Bend, 574.217.0881, crookedewe.com (N) WINNER

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ALSO AWARDED ... Small Brew and Smal pub l Br pub Brew ewer of the Year!

Vacation AWARD Silver, 2016 Great American Beer Festival CATEGORY Germanstyle Koelsch. 1151 Main St., Speedway, daredevilbeer.com (C ) WINNER

FOUR UNIQUE SPOTS TO SAMPLE HOOSIER BREWS

FLIX BREWHOUSE

SUN KING BREWING CO.

Key Lime Mario Gose AWARD First place, 2016 Indiana Brewers’ Cup CATEGORY Fruit Beer. 2206 E. 116th St., Carmel, 317.824.9111, flixbrew house.com (C )

Cherry Busey AWARD Silver, 2016 Great American Beer Festival CATEGORY Belgian-style Fruit Beer. 135 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, 317.602.3702; 7848 E. 96th St., Fishers, 317.436.1926, sunkingbrewing.com (C )

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St. Joseph Brewery & Public House (540 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, 317.602.5670, saintjoseph .beer). Located in a former Catholic church, St. Joseph’s serves divine sacrament in a setting with many original design elements. (C )

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THREE FLOYDS BREWING CO. WINNER Blot Out the Sun

Gold, 2016 World Beer Cup CATEGORY American-style Imperial Stout. 9750 Indiana Pkwy., Munster, 219.922.3565, 3floyds.com (N) AWARD

Tin Man Brewing Co. (1430 W. Franklin St., Evansville, 812.618.3227, tinman brewing.com). Within a 19th-century boarding house, this brewery has a high-efficiency brewing system that uses less water and grain than traditional methods. (S)

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Terre Haute Brewing Company (401 S. Ninth St., Terre Haute, 812.814.3071, terrehautebrewing company.com). Locals revived THBC, founded in 1837, last year. Its building is part of the brewery’s original complex. (W)

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ZWANZIGZ BREWING WINNER The Ticket & Frankenwald Eisbock AWARD Silver, 2016 Great American Beer Festival CATEGORY Chocolate beer; German-style Doppelbock or Eisbock. 1038 Lafayette Ave., Columbus, 812.376.0200, zwangzigz.com (SC)

St. Benedict’s Brew Works (860 E. 10th St., Ferdinand, 812.998.2337, saintbenedictsbrew works.com). The Nunkelweizen at this brewery, located on the grounds of a monastery, could quickly become a habit. (S)

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What a View! FROM HIGH ABOVE TO DOWN BELOW, THESE VISTAS GIVE YOU A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF INDIANA. by Rebecca Berfanger

SOAR UP TO 70 FEET above the Indiana

Dunes while kiteboarding with Stoke Riders (1 Johnson Beach Dr., Porter, 312.952.0888, stokeriders.com). On a clear day, you might glimpse the Chicago skyline. Strong winds in the fall make (N) it the best time to kiteboard. (N)

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via swinging bridges, cargo nets and ziplines at Koteewi Aerial Adventure Park (11800 Koteewi Dr., Noblesville, 317.770.8845, edgeadventureparks.com). (C) GO UNDERGROUND for craft

KOTEEWI COURTESY HAMILTON COUNTY TOURISM INC.; TREETOP OUTPOST COURTESY CONNER PRAIRIE; DEEP DARKNESS BY CHRIS BELL; CATACOMBS BY JEREMY MEIER; LIBERTINE, MONUMENT BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING; KITE BOARDING, SCUBA FROM THINKSTOCK.COM

cocktails named for Marie Antoinette, Oscar Wilde and others at scruffy-chic Libertine Liquor Bar (608 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, 317.631.3333, libertineindy.com). (C )

NOT FOR THE CLAUSTROPHOBIC,

the four-hour Deep Darkness adventure (1267 Green Acres Dr., Corydon, 812.734.1200, indianacaverns.com) includes descending 200 feet into the earth, trekking through tight spaces, climbing rocks and piloting a kayak. (S)

CLIMB 331 STEPS—or take the

elevator—to check out city views from the observation deck of the 284foot Soldiers and Sailors Monument (1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, 317.232.7615, in.gov/iwm/2335.htm). (C )

AT THE FOUR-STORY Treetop Outpost at Conner Prairie (13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 317.776.6000, connerprairie.org), visitors are encouraged to make music, observe nature and connect with their curiosity about art and history. (C )

TAKE A TOUR OF THE City

Market Catacombs (222 E. Market St., Indianapolis, 317.639.4534, indianalandmarks .org) to learn the history of this subterranean network (C ) of passages. (C)

SCUBA DIVERS can plunge 30 feet to

the J.D. Marshall Preserve (1600 N. 25 E, Chesterton, 219.926.1952, in.gov/dnr/ lakemich/8544.htm), a shipwreck in Lake Michigan. The vessel sank in 1911 and was made the state’s first underwater nature preserve in 2013. (N) VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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HISTORY

Indiana War Memorial

Emil A. Blackmore Museum

Indiana Military Museum

WITH HONORS

100 years ago this April, the United States entered World War I. Year round, these museums commemorate the country’s—and Indiana’s—involvement through exhibits dedicated to the Great War.

Make your first stop here the Shrine Room, a gorgeous and peaceful space built with materials from global Allied nations. See six portraits of military commanders of the major Allied powers during WWI: USA, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and Serbia. A sculptured frieze on the Shrine Room’s walls depicts the story of America’s involvement in World War I. Elsewhere in the museum’s three-room WWI gallery, view rifles and machine guns used by Allied and Central powers; a 75mm field gun; a display on Maj. Samuel Woodfill, a WWI Medal of Honor recipient; and exhibits related to the state’s 150th Field Artillery, six WWI Flying Aces and Donut Girls. 51 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis, 317.233.0528, in.gov/iwm (C )

NATIONAL MILITARY HISTORY CENTER A full-size mannequin horse mounted by a World War I officer adorned in full military garb sits as one focal point of this museum’s exhibit. Though the center may be best known for its WWII display—one of the largest in the country, according to founder Dean Kruse—it features dozens of First World War items, such as medals, guns, photos of those who served and wartime garments. 5634 C.R. 11A, Auburn,

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260-927-9144, nationalmilitaryhistory center.org (E)

INDIANA MILITARY MUSEUM A historic 1914 Renault field ambulance and a concrete statue of a German soldier highlight the Indiana Military Museum’s World War I display. And more is to come for this year’s celebration, including a tank restored by volunteers. Its display cases are filled with artifacts, such as authentic trench artwork—spent shell casings fashioned into intricately detailed pieces. Since 2014, the museum has held an annual WWI re-enactment in the spring. Expect the two-day event to include artillery from the period and trench warfare featuring American doughboys. 715 S. Sixth St., Vincennes, 812.882.1941, indymilitary.com (S)

Another floor houses the original G.I. Bill, and throughout the building are hundreds of WWI and II posters. 700 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, 317.630.1200, legion.org (C )

LA PORTE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM Their collection of World War I artifacts is so extensive, there isn’t room for it all to be displayed year round. But that’s changing this year: One exhibit will be specially dedicated to the war’s centennial. The 110-year-old organization will display full uniforms, military weaponry, canteens and blankets from the era. 2405 Indiana Ave., Ste. 1, La Porte, 219.324.6767, laportecountyhistory.org (N)

DID YOU KNOW?

EMIL A. BLACKMORE MUSEUM On the fourth floor of the American Legion national headquarters, this collection features a wagon wheel from a 1918 battle; soldiers’ belongings, such as a helmet, mess kit and goggles; and a diorama depicting trench warfare.

Indianapolis is second only to Washington, D.C. in the number of monuments dedicated to veterans. This is largely due to the five-block Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District, which includes two museums, three parks and 24 acres of statues, sculptures, fountains and other memorials.

ROPKEY ARMOR MUSEUM See restored tactical military equipment from WWI and other engagements at this 50-acre site. The collection of former Marine Fred Ropkey is one of the largest privately owned groupings of its kind that’s open to the public. 5649 E. 150 North, Crawfordsville, 765.794.0238, ropkeyarmor museum.com (W)

WAR MEMORIAL BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING; BLACKMORE MUSEUM COURTESY THE AMERICAN LEGION/LUCAS CARTER; INDIANA MILITARY MUSEUM COURTESY VINCENNES/KNOX CO. VTB

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FEEL THE LOCAL LOVE WITH THESE INDIANA-INFUSED MEMENTOS, WHICH YOU CAN FIND ACROSS THE STATE.

1. Wooden six-pack holder by The Wood Frog, $35 at Conspire: Contemporary Craft, 2 W. Washington St., Greencastle, 812.340.2259, conspireindiana.com (W) // 2. Truffle honey almond pralines, $2 at Evolution Artisan Confections, 901 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, 219.707.7013, evolutionartisanconfections.com (N) // 3. 1934 Land Cruiser model, $159.95 at Studebaker National Museum store, 201 S. Chapin St., South Bend, 574.235.9714, studebakermuseum.org/store (N) // 4. Honest-to-Goodness Indiana Lyrics tee, $20 at shopvisitindiana.com (IN) // 5. Mapping Indiana: Five Centuries of Treasures from the Indiana Historical Society, $59.95 at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center’s Basile History Market, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, 317.234.0020, shop.indianahistory.org (C ) // 6. Handcarved Constitutional Elm necklace, $400 at Indiana State Museum Gift Shop, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.232.1637 (C ) // 7. Ambre Blends Pure Essence Oil roll-on, $46 each at Dress & Dwell, 138 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812.725.7566, dressanddwell.com (S) // 8. Art glass bowl, prices vary at Kokomo Opalescent Glass, 1310 S. Market St., Kokomo,

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765.457.1829, kog.com (E) // 9. The Onyx Exchange Caprese candle, $26 at Abode, 15025 Center St., Leo-Cedarville, 260.348.9576, facebook.com/abodeoncenter (E) // 10. LM Sugarbush pure maple syrup, $11 for 8.45 ounces, by appointment at the farm store at 321 N. Garrison Hollow Rd., Salem, 812.967.4491, lmsugarbush.com (S) // 11. Hart’s Handmade Naturals beer soap, $6 each, Wildwood Market, 1015 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, 317.737.2653, wildwoodmarket.com (C) // 12. Indiana bread board, $16.95 at Whetstone Woodenware, 108 E. Main St., Silver Lake, 800.253.3670, whetstonewoodenware.com (N) // 13. Gummi bears, $2.99/pound at Albanese Candy Factory, 5441 E. Lincoln Hwy., Merrillville, 855.272.3227, albanesecandy.com (N) // 14. Bunny bowl by Smollthings, $45 at Gather Handmade Shoppe, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Ste. 112, Bloomington, 812.785.1480, gathershoppe.com (SC) // 15. Sterling-silver and rutilated and lemon quartz bracelet by Steven and Susan Shaikh, $246 at Paradigm Gallery at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, 260.422.6467, fwmoa.org/paradigm (E) // 16. Asher Field Notes case by Smith & Hide, $75 at River City Mercantile, 223 Main St., Evansville, 812.550.1695, rivercityevv.com (S) // 17. Indiana Pickle Company Dragon Tails and Spicy Pickle Spears, $11.95 and $12.95, respectively, at City Foods, 632 Main St., Lafayette, 765.746.6903, cityfoods.org (W) // 18. Quartz earrings by Salame Jewelry Designs, $54 at Homespun: Modern Handmade, 869 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, 317.351.0280, homespunindy.com (C) // 19. Embroidered Indiana pillow, $165 at Indianapolis Museum of Art Store, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 317.923.1331, imamuseum.org (C ) VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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ADVENTURES

Indy Racing Experience

Griffin Bike Park

ROLL WITH IT

And get a move on with these indoor and outdoor wheel-based adventures. MOUNTAIN BIKING Griffin Bike Park (10700 Bono Rd., Terre Haute, 812.462.3392, griffinbikepark.com), Indiana’s newest mountain-bike destination, features 10 miles of trails (with more in development), ranging from beginner to expert and with ride-arounds for the most difficult obstacles. Built on an old coal mine, the park features several short elevation changes, as well as some fun wooden challenges to test your skills and a “floating” trail across a lake. (W) Wanting a thrill-a-minute joyride? Mountain bikers travel from all over the Midwest to hit Brown County State Park’s (1801 State Rd. 46 E., Nashville, 812.988.6406, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988 .htm) fast and flowy trails. Hoosier Mountain Biking Association volunteers recently extended the park’s singletrack into nearby Yellowwood State Forest and Hoosier National Forest, adding several more miles and a more backcountry feel to the routes. (SC)

FASTER-THAN-EVER RIDES Most of us will never experience the excitement of taking the checkered flag at the Indianapolis 500, but that’s where twoseater rides from Indy Racing Experience (1201 Main St., Speedway, 317.243.7171, indyracingexperience.com) come in. Former pro drivers take you around the famed

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval for two laps at speeds approaching 180 miles an hour—or more. You won’t know if the wide smile on your face is from the pure thrill or the insane G-forces. (C )

OFF-ROADING Off-road aficionados looking for a place to get dirty can tear through creeks, mud pits and sand dunes spread out over 1,000 acres at Badlands Off Road Park (3968 N. Xavier Rd., Attica, 765.762.2981, badlands offroad.com). Badlands even has areas for you to hose off both your vehicle and yourself afterward, as well as cabins and campsites for a longer excursion. (W)

INDOOR KARTING You’ll be amazed at how quick 35 mph feels as you and up to 11 other racers zip around a two-level road course at Speedway Indoor Karting (1067 Main St., Speedway, 317.870.3780, sikarting.com), owned by former IndyCar driver and team owner Sarah Fisher. There’s also a fast-and-furious oval reminiscent of its larger neighbor (that would be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) just a few blocks away. (C )

LONG-HAUL BIKING Ever wanted to cycle from one end of a state to the other? U.S. Bicycle Route 35 (in.gov/indot/3422.htm) stretches 381

Badlands Off Road Park

BY ROBERT ANNIS

miles from LaPorte County on the Michigan border to Jeffersonville, right across the Ohio River from Louisville. If you’re not feeling up to that challenge, there’s always the shorter 160-mile U.S. Bicycle Route 50 that spans from Terre Haute on the west side of the state to Richmond on the east. Every July, cyclists from all over the state tackle this route in one day during the appropriately named Ride Across Indiana. (IN)

COASTER THRILLS Go from 0 to 60 mph in mere seconds when you hop on Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched-wing roller coaster, at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, 812.937.4401, holidayworld.com). Thirsty for more? The Voyage, Raven and Legend coasters also await. (S)

COUNTY-WIDE TRAILS Explore Hamilton County via bicycle by hitting the county’s 300-plus miles of trails (visithamiltoncounty.com/trails). They’ll take you past popular attractions (like the Carmel Arts and Design District) and the prettiest scenery. Don’t have your own ride? Rent one from the new bikeshares in Carmel and Westfield. And for help along the way, download the Hamilton County Recreation app to find trails and parks. (C)

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FESTIVALS

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Best Fests

12 FUN-FILLED EVENTS, PACKED WITH ART, CULTURE, HISTORY, FOOD AND MORE!

ARTS & CULTURE FANS

MORE THAN 80! EVENTS

IDEAL FOR LITERAR LOVERS!Y-

RAISE YOUR STEIN!

A OF LEGACY S! LAUGH

THREE RIVERS FESTIVAL

RED SKELTON FESTIVAL

JASPER STRASSENFEST

RILEY FESTIVAL

July 7–15 / Fort Wayne A fine-art show, artisan booths and big-name concerts are just a few draws at this hugely popular gathering. threeriversfestival.org (E)

July 15 / Vincennes See stage acts—including a Skelton impersonator—and a clown parade during this homage to Indiana’s comic. redskeltonmuseum.org (SC)

Aug. 3–6 / Jasper The city’s German heritage comes alive with a parade, train rides, entertainment, food and beer— prost! jasperstrassenfest.com (S)

Oct. 5–8 / Greenfield A massive craft show and the Parade of Flowers have honored the Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley, since 1911. rileyfestival.com (C )

DON’T MISS THE PET PARADE!

CHECK OUT TH NAPPLEE STORE!

TAKE A SELFIE WITH A PACZKI!

PIEROGI FEST

SWISS WINE FESTIVAL

July 28–30 / Whiting In between bites of tasty filled dumplings, take in Polish music and dance, the zany Polka Parade and the pierogi toss. pierogifest.net (N)

Aug. 24–27 / Vevay Sample pours from local wineries and enjoy the Grape Stomp, a parade, rides, concerts and riverboat cruises. swisswinefestival.org (SC)

NOW IN ITS 50TH Y E AR!

HISTORY BUFFS

PHOTOS COURTESY VISIT FORT WAYNE, DUBOIS CO. VISITORS CENTER, RILEY FESTIVAL, PIEROGI FESTIVAL, SWISS WINE FESTIVAL, NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL, WEST SIDE NUT CLUB, VISIT LAFAYETTE-WEST LAFAYETTE, PARKE CO. CVB; SKELTON BY DAVE FISHER; MISSISSINEWA BY JERRY PALMER; RENAISSANCE FAIRE BY JONATHAN DEHNER

FOOD & SPIRITS–LOVERS

FOOTSTOMPIN G FUN!

NAPPANEE APPLE FESTIVAL

WEST SIDE NUT CLUB FALL FESTIVAL

Sept. 14–17 / Nappanee Apple treats rule, but savoring a slice from the 7-foot pie is a must. nappaneeapplefestival.com (N)

Oct. 2–7 / Evansville Come hungry: More than 100 food booths pack a bustling downtown street. nutclubfallfestival.com (S)

A STEP BACK IN TIME!

BEST FALL FOLIAGE!

ES COSTUMME! WELCO

FEAST OF THE HUNTERS’ MOON

FISHERS RENAISSANCE FAIRE

Sept. 30–Oct. 1 / West Lafayette Thousands re-create a gathering of the French and Native Americans. tippecanoehistory.org/feast.htm (W)

Oct. 7–8 / Fishers Swordplay and jousting headline this amalgam of all things Middle Ages. fishersrenfaire.com (C )

MISSISSINEWA 1812 Oct. 13–15 / Marion Relive the first American offensive victory during the War of 1812 with re-enactors, military encampments and more. mississinewa1812.com (E)

PARKE COUNTY COVERED BRIDGE FESTIVAL Oct. 13–22 / Parke County Shopping, food and 31 picturesque landmarks make up Indiana’s largest festival. coveredbridges.com (W) VisitIndiana.com / 2015

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TRAIL BLAZERS From Riesling to rhubarb pie, five unique ways to explore food and culture in Indiana. BY JENNIFER UHL 1 INDIANA TENDERLOIN TRAIL One trail, 27 reasons to ditch your skinny jeans. Although some tenderloins can be thick and grilled, most eateries along this route stick to tradition with slabs of meat that are pancake-flat, breaded, fried and bigger than your head, all on a bun that looks comically small in comparison. indianafoodways.com (IN)

2 PETE DYE GOLF TRAIL We can’t promise you’ll land an elusive eagle at one of Dye’s courses, but you still might enjoy the views—even while digging yourself out of the bunker. Indiana claims more Dye-designed courses than anywhere, and the seven here include some decidedly Hoosier features, with a course inside and adjacent to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and another just a bounce pass away from Larry Bird’s childhood home in French Lick. petedyegolftrail.com (N) (W) (C ) (S) 3 INDIANA GLASS TRAIL If you’ve ever used a Ball jar, you’ve experienced a bit of Hoosier glass history that dates back to the late 19th century in Howard County. On this trail, meet artisans and visit galleries, museums and historic sites that prove the art of glass-making in Indiana is hotter and more colorful than ever. Get hands-on in a workshop where you can craft your own glass souvenir. indianaglasstrail.com (IN)

4 HOOSIER PIE TRAIL For those who always choose sweet over savory, the Hoosier Pie Trail is your dessert dream come true. You’ll come across plenty of sugar cream pie—Indiana’s official state pie since 2009—but these mom-and-pop eateries also dish out slices packed with fruit, chocolate, coconut and more. There’s a good reason this was named one of America’s Most Indulgent Food Trails by USA Today Travel. Getting your fix is as easy as, well, you know. indianafoodways.org

5 HEARTLAND ALE & WINE TRAIL This nine-stop trail from Eastern Indiana into Ohio caters to craft-beer fans as well as oenophiles. All sites are family owned, which means the person pouring your Cabernet is a firsthand expert at setting up a flight that’ll tickle your taste buds. Dry wines not your thing? Check out Wilson Wines’ sweet Traminette or Catawba. Most stops offer small bites, but reserve lunch for the Norris English Pub, and order the fish ‘n’ chips with your Hop Momma IPA. visitrichmond.org (E)

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ILLUSTRATION BY SHAW NIELSEN/RAPPART.COM

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BY Robert Annis & Brent Glasgow

RUSHING WATERFALLS. TOWERING CLIFFS. FOSSILS THAT DATE BACK MILLIONS YEARS. YES, YOU’RE IN INDIANA, WHERE STATE PARKS AND REC AREAS ARE PACKED WITH STUNNING NATURAL FEATURES AND ENOUGH ACTIVITIES TO WEAR OUT THE MOST EARNEST ADVENTURERS.

INDIANA DUNES STATE PARK . 1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton, 219.926.1952, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2980.htm Towering nearly 200 feet, the park’s namesake sand dunes offer gorgeous views of Lake Michigan, as well as a firsthand lesson in geology. Indiana Dunes State Park offers 16 miles of hiking trails, with about 20 more along the National Lakeshore surrounding it, says Brad Bumgardner, interpretive naturalist. For the slightly less adventurous, the park offers three miles of beach (Indiana’s longest contiguous stretch), perfect for taking a swim or relaxing in the sun with a book. insider tip: About 370 species of birds can be spotted in and around Indiana Dunes. In mid-October and November, the general public can watch park naturalists capture and band the adorable migratory Northern Saw-whet Owl before releasing the feathered visitors back into the wild. save the date! See spectacular, intricate and (sadly) all-too temporary creations during July’s Sand Sculpture Contest. (N)

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CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK . 1501 Green Rd., Madison, 812.273.8885, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2985.htm

DUNES COURTESY INDIANA DUNES TOURISM; CLIFTY FALLS BY JOE SAILER/BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Depending on the time of your visit—and Mother Nature’s mood—the park’s four waterfalls can range from a light mist to a roaring pour. In winter, they change over to majestic frozen beauties. With camping sites and the Clifty Inn available, you can rough it outside or lodge indoors. Ten hiking trails and a swimming pool with a waterslide provide plenty of recreational activity. Check out Clifty Creek’s bed of ancient coral, ancestral squid and other remnants of an ecosystem long gone. Load up on information and regional geological education at the nature center, then seek your own adventure on the quiet, scenic grounds that overlook the Ohio River. insider tip: Office manager Debbie Bowling recommends trail No. 5, a rugged, .875-mile jaunt that includes a glimpse of a quarter-mile-long railroad tunnel from the 1850s that never entered operation. You’ll also travel to the popular Tunnel Falls, which drops 83 feet. save the date! The annual fall festival in October features trick-or-treating for the kids, hikes, nature-based programs and a movie. September’s Run the Falls 5K benefits a local hospital and lets you jog or walk a winding path through the park. (SC) VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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BROOKVILLE LAKE/ . WHITEWATER MEMORIAL . STATE PARK COMPLEX . 14108 State Rte. 101, Brookville, 765.647.2657, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2961.htm Encompassing the Mounds and Quakertown state recreation areas, the massive site is a nature-lover’s dream, with nearly 50 miles of hiking trails and more than 1,000 campsites. You have 16 different trails, from a quick .7-mile loop to the 16.5mile Wolf Creek Trail, a primitive trek through hills and ravines. Like fishing? The 5,200-acre Brookville Lake enjoys a national reputation for its walleye and trout populations and is stocked with several other varieties. Boating, kayaking, paddleboating and other water sports are also huge draws. insider tip: Water coming out of the dam and into tail waters is 55 degrees, a good habitat for trout. Fish as close to the dam as possible for a prime catch. save the date! October’s Spooktacular includes campsite decorating, hayrides and a haunted walking trail. (E) (SC)

FALLS OF THE OHIO . STATE PARK . 201 W. Riverside Dr., Clarksville, 812.280.9970, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2984.htm Start at the newly remodeled interpretive center, where you’ll see hands-on exhibits covering local geology, the environment, wildlife and ancient humans. When the river is low, explore 200 acres of fossil beds along a half-mile of shoreline. In addition to natural wonders, the George Rogers Clark homesite offers a view of how the famous soldier and surveyor lived on the property in his latter years. His younger brother, William, is also remembered here as one half of the Lewis and Clark expedition that launched from the area. insider tip: Interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein says the best time to see the fossil beds is from August until November, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closes the upper gates close to the falls. That’s when visitors can walk out near the river’s center. save the date! Though it’s illegal to take fossils, as part of Digging the Past in September, imported loads of fossil-filled rocks are fair game for hunters. (S)

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BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK. 1801 S.R. 46 East, Nashville, 812.988.5240,

BROOKVILLE BY JOE SAILER/BALL STATE UNIVERSITY; BROWN COUNTY COURTESY INDIANA DNR; FALLS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm Known for its spectacular rolling hills, Indiana’s largest state park is affectionately known as the “Little Smokies.” Brown County’s mountainbike trails have earned national acclaim, but road cyclists also love to challenge themselves against the park’s steep terrain. If you prefer four legs to two wheels, there are more than 50 miles of horse trails and a dedicated campground for equestrians. Not afraid of heights? Climb to the top of the fire tower near the park office to take in the beautiful wildflower meadow and tree-filled valleys. Visitors pack Brown County in the fall, when the leaves virtually explode with color, but the stark beauty of snow-covered hickory, oak and maples make it a prime destination in winter, too. insider tip: Most guests flock to the top of Hesitation Point for its gorgeous panoramic views, says park naturalist Patrick Haulter, but Hohen Point on the south loop is just as spectacular and far less crowded. save the date! Mountain bikers from across the Midwest descend on the park one weekend in October for the Brown County Epic. In between rides, participants can enjoy product demos, live music and lots of local craft beer. (SC) VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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TURKEY RUN STATE PARK . 8121 E. Park Rd., Marshall, 765.597.2654, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2964.htm

insider tip: Less than 15 miles northeast, Shades State Park offers even more hiking and camping options (in the nonwinter months). Perhaps fittingly, the two are in Parke County, which is best known for having more than 30 covered bridges in the National Register of Historic Places, the largest concentration in the world. save the date! Each July, the park rolls back the clock to celebrate the earliest Hoosier settlers. Visitors to the Pioneer Heritage Festival can create their own cornhusk doll and soap, as well as compete in log-sawing competitions. (W)

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PHOTO BY FRANK OLIVER/INDIANA DNR

Hikers, paddlers and equestrians love Turkey Run. Sugar Creek, surrounded by sandstone canyons and hemlock groves, bisects the park. With just a few exceptions, the hiking trails are pretty strenuous, says interpretive naturalist Anni Titchenal. Hikers must climb over slick rocks and up steep ladders, but the views are well worth the effort, particularly if you happen upon a waterfall in full flow during the early spring. If you prefer to be on the water, rent a canoe or kayak from one of the liveries. And if you’re looking for something a little less demanding, guided horseback rides will take you around the park.


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STate For aLL SeAsoNs A

WHEN’S THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT INDIANA? OKAY, THAT’S A TRICK QUESTION. ANY TIME OF YEAR IS IDEAL TO GET AWAY TO THE HOOSIER STATE. OUR ENDLESS ARRAY OF THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT, INCLUDING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, SPORTING EVENTS, GARDENS, HISTORIC SITES, FARMS, WATER PARKS AND SO MUCH MORE, GIVES YOU MANY OPTIONS, NO MATTER WHAT THE CALENDAR SAYS. PACK YOUR BAGS AND LET’S GO!

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SPrinG Shake off cabin fever with a trip to a garden, a baseball diamond and the world’s most famous racetrack.

DRIVING FORCE

THE OL’ BALL GAME Peanuts and Cracker Jacks? Check and check. Now it’s time to soak in the nation’s pastime from one of these venues, a mix of modern and historic. Because springtime is baseball time.

➺ Opened in 1915, Bosse Field (23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, 812.435.8686, evansville otters.com) is the third-oldest ballpark still in regular use for professional baseball and was a site for the filming of 1990s hit A League of Their Own. Now home to the minor league Evansville Otters, the stadium is the perfect place to watch a game. (S)

➺ Built in 1894 and renovated in the early 1990s, historic

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Huntingburg League Stadium (203 S. Cherry St., Huntingburg, 812.683.2211, dcbombers.com) also served as home field during the filming A League of Their Own. Appropriately, the Bombers—a collegiate team that now calls the grandstands home—play in vintage-inspired uniforms, complete with knicker pants and stirrups. (S)

➺ Atmosphere is cited as often as the amenities at Parkview Field (1301 Ewing St. Fort Wayne, 260.482.6400, parkviewfield.com), which has plenty of both. The stadium, home to the Fort Wayne TinCaps, boasts an incredible range of seating options—think lawn,

rooftop, padded and shaded, and dinner tables. Paying homage to one of the city’s most recognizable names, John Chapman (better known as Johnny Appleseed), stadium fare includes a bevy of apple-centric dishes. (E)

➺ In the heart of downtown, Victory Field (501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, 317.269.3545, indyindians.com), where the Triple AAA Indianapolis Indians play, is consistently praised as one of the best minor league ballparks in America. Grab an Indians Lager, specially brewed for the team, settle in and take in awesome skyline views. Oh, and a baseball game. (C )

HERE, FIVE WAYS TO GET INTO THE INDY 500 SPIRIT: 1) sip a glass of vino at Foyt Wine Vault, where the walls feature memorabilia of four-time 500 champ A.J. Foyt. 2) have breakfast at charlie brown pancakes & steak house, a no-frills spot popular with those in the racing community. 3) buy milk. Decant into a glass bottle. Take a big swig—just as the race winner has done since 1936. 4) see how well you can (or can’t) pilot an IndyCar on a racing simulator at the Dallara IndyCar Factory. 5) try a race-themed beer at Daredevil Brewing Co. (All locations on Main Street in Speedway.) (C )

LEAGUE STADIUM COURTESY DUBOIS COUNTY VISITORS CENTER; SPEEDWAY BY IMS PHOTO/BRET KELLEY; GARDENS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

Huntingburg League Stadium

Gearing up for its 101st running, the Indianapolis 500—taking place May 28—is the crown jewel of American motorsports. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s (4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, 317.492.8500, indianapolis motorspeedway.com) 200-lap, 500-mile challenge draws more than 250,000 spectators each year.


INDIANA IN BLOOM The state’s top spots to take in show-stopping displays that herald the season with a bang. In the spring, the 24 acres at Fragrant Farms (413 Woods St., New Harmony, 812.682.4406, fragrantfarms.com) play host to gorgeous, naturally grown flowers, including roughly two acres of the lush-bloomed and delightfully scented peony, the farm’s prized crop. Most visitors venture to the six-acre vineyard to see the budding vines, and then take to the amazingly fragrant garden paths to cut their chosen blooms of peonies and, when in season, sunflowers, tuberoses and hydrangeas. (S) At Wellfield Botanic Gardens (1011 N. Main St., Elkhart, 574.266.2006, wellfieldgardens.org), landscape architecture mingles with the bronze-andglass kind. The 36-acre, 20-garden site offers something for everyone: Take the paved, petal-packed trails to discover Japanese-inspired meditation areas, rushing streams and waterfalls, children’s gardens, woodlands and artful pavilions. (N)

White River Gardens in Indianapolis

THE BIG TIP-OFF

Who will be this year’s Cinderella? It could be one of the teams starting their road to the Final Four in Indianapolis. Its Bankers Life Fieldhouse (125 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, 317.917.2727, ncaa.com) will host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on March 17 and 19. (C)

A natural oasis tucked away in the city’s urban core, White River Gardens (1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.630.2001, indianapoliszoo .com) will dazzle you with hundreds of vibrant tulips bursting into bloom. In addition to the spring bulbs, onlookers relish in the meticulously manicured evergreens, parterres of flowers and artfully arranged trees, which are located throughout the idyllic DeHaan Tiergarten. (C ) The 25,000-square-foot FoellingerFreimann Botanical Conservatory (1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, 260.427.6440, botanicalconservatory .org) is actually three separate indoor gardens representing different landscape styles: seasonal, tropical and Sonoran desert. In spring, the conservatory releases up to 20 species of colorful, tropical butterflies to float freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery—offering the most enchanting view. (E)

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Riverstage amphitheater in New Albany

SuMmer Cool ways to stay cool, al fresco concert venues and restaurants where the setting and the view are (almost) as good as the meal.

Indiana summer days may be hot and hazy, but our killer sunsets thankfully lead to cooler temps— perfect for taking in a concert under the stars.

➺ Honest Abe’s formative years were spent in the Spencer County woods where the 1,500-seat roofed Lincoln Amphitheatre (15032 N. C.R. 1500 East, Lincoln City, 812.937.2329, lincolnamphitheatre .com)—one of the country’s largest—now sits within Lincoln State Park. The amphitheater opened 30

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years ago with a show about young Lincoln’s life (a similar production still runs), and also hosts diverse musical performances. (S)

➺ The historic Southern Indiana town of New Albany has undergone a revival in the past five years, thanks to a bevy of new restaurants and tony boutiques. The resulting crowds also pack the Riverstage amphitheater (510 E. Water St., New Albany, 502.417.3300, newalbanyriverstageproductions .com). Theater and music fans from

both sides of the Ohio come for dinner, then make the easy walk to the free spring and summer concerts or top-notch, nicely priced musical productions, such as last year’s Hairspray. (S)

➺ It’s not summer until you pack a picnic and spread a blanket on the hillside lawn at Conner Prairie, which hosts Symphony on the Prairie (13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, 317.639.4300, indianapolis symphony.org). The 12-week lineup includes performances by the

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and special guests and tributes to superstars like Elton John, The Beatles and Neil Diamond. (C )

➺ The lawn in front of the large Central Park Plaza (70 Lafayette St., Valparaiso, 219.462.5144, central parkplazavalpo.com) amphitheater is filled with locals during summer concerts and outdoor movies. The plaza also features a splash pad and is the ideal venue for a bevy of warm-weather events and weekend festivals. (N)

RIVERSTAGE COURTESY CLARK-FLOYD COUNTIES CVB; SPLASHIN’ SAFARI COURTESY HOLIDAY WORLD; OTHERS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

MADE FOR MUSIC


Outdoor Eats

THE TASTES OF SUMMER

Restaurants where you can dine on the water, order a flight high above the city and even play a mean game of whiffle ball before dessert. 1 Roadside gem Overlook Restaurant (1153 W. S.R. 62, Leavenworth, 812.739.4264, theoverlook .com) sits atop one of the highest bluffs in Indiana, giving diners a milliondollar view of the Ohio River. The fried chicken and blackberry cobbler are legendary among regulars, and the 20-mile panoramic view makes for an impressive backdrop. (S) 2 You’ll find a prime bird’s-eye view of downtown Indy at End of the Line Public House (1105 Shelby St., Indianapolis, 317.687.4857, fountain squareindy.com), which serves up a pub-style menu and gives diners access to the rooftop garden during summer evenings—the perfect setting for watching the sun set. (C ) 3 The menu at Cafe Arazu (17 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, 812.842.2200, cafe-arazu.com) features cuisine from various

countries. The undeniably best seats in the house are outside—the deck affords the best view of the Ohio. (S) 4 The dress code is come-as-you-are at Ainsley’s Cafe & Harbor Bar (15179 Old S.R. 101, Liberty, 765.458.7474, ainsleyslake side.com) on Brookville Lake. The screened deck offers a sweeping look of the marina and the nearby Harbor Links Golf Course.

(E) 5 The wonderfully kooky Tree House Cafe (3103 E. U.S. Hwy. 12, Michigan City, 219.243.7976, treehouse foodfun.com) blends food and fun to the point that you’ll want to hang out all afternoon. Inside, there’s a 180-year-old silver maple growing straight up the middle of the bar. Not that you’ll want to stay indoors long, with outdoor seating surrounded by activities like sand volleyball and a tire-swing zipline. (N)

Overlook Restaurant in Leavenworth

WATER WORKS Family-friendly aquatic centers and water parks that offer more than just a reprieve from the heat. What was once a small park with a few Christmas-themed rides is now Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (pictured) (452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, 877.463.2645, holiday world.com), home to a 40acre water world that boasts the top-voted water coaster in the world and the longest water coaster on Earth. (S) DID YOU KNOW? Holiday World .

which opened in 1946, is the . nation’s first amusement park. .

Indiana’s newest state park has quickly become the place to take your beach bag. The Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center (5545 Swisher Rd., West Lafayette, 765.567.4919, in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2971.htm) has something for everyone, with two 30-foot water slides, a gigantic lazy river and an activity area with aquatic basketball. (W) If you pick one water-based activity to do this summer, make it surfing on the FlowRider at the Monon Community Center Waterpark (1235 Central Park Dr. East, Carmel, 317.848.7275, carmelclayparks.com). (C )

Yes, an afternoon at the State Fair will set you back 10 pounds. But Indiana is also blessed with a bevy of family farms, where you can pick fruits that’ll keep your waistline happy. GARWOOD ORCHARDS (5911 W. 50 South, LaPorte, 219.362.4385, apple upick.com) is king of the u-pick crops. Beginning in June, 400 acres of fruits and veggies are ripe for the choosing. You could just buy everything already picked from the farm market, but taking a horse-drawn wagon ride to the blueberry patch is more fun. (N) SPENCER FARM (7177 E. 161st St., Noblesville, 317.776.1560, spencerberry farm.com) opened in 1982 with 10 rented acres and a crop of strawberries. The farm has since added a rainbow’s variety of produce, but families still fill the fields each summer to pick the berry that started it all. Blueberries are also available for u-pick beginning in mid- to late-June. (C ) Five kinds of berries (grapes, too) are available for picking at HUBER’S ORCHARD & WINERY (19816 Huber Rd., Starlight, 812.923.9813, huber winery.com), a popular farm/tasting room/restaurant. (S) Once a year, a double doughnut macaroni-and-cheese burger with bacon sounds like a good idea. So does deep-fried birthday cake on a stick—just two of our favorite caloriebusters at the celebration of all things Hoosier, the INDIANA STATE FAIR (1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, 317.927.7500, indianastatefair.com), which runs August 4–20. (C )

Take a crash course in whitewater rafting at East Race Waterway (126 S. Niles Ave., South Bend, 574.299.4765, sbpark.org), a man-made “river” in downtown South Bend. The 1,900-foot-long trip lasts only five minutes, but you’ll get soaked just the same. (N)

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Crisp leaves in a rainbow of hues. Juicy apples and perfectly round pumpkins. Marching bands playing the alma mater after a touchdown.

AuTumN The sights and sounds of fall are simply better in Indiana.

COLOR YOUR WORLD

An ombre of scarlet, ochre, amber and fuchsia leaves provides a gorgeous backdrop for a leisurely jaunt along Indiana’s tree-lined roads, a quintessential fall activity. Here, some recommended spots packed with autumnal eye candy.

➺ Hoosier National Forest (fs.usda.gov/main/hoosier): More than 200,000 acres spread over nine counties. (SC) (S) DID YOU KNOW? Located within .

Hoosier National Forest, the . Hickory Ridge Fire Lookout Tower . provides a view that extends . about 20 miles in all directions. .

Bowsher Ford Bridge in Parke County

FLIGHT PLANS

➺ Back Roads of Brown County Tour (browncountystudiotour.com): Artists’ studios open to those on a driving tour. Chat with the makers and take home a souvenir. (SC)

Beginning in late September and lasting until about midDecember, thousands of sandhill cranes flock to Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area (5822 N. Fish and Wildlife Ln., Medaryville, 219.843.4841, in.gov/dnr/fishwild/3091.htm) as part of their fall migration. A visit in mid-November will likely yield the greatest number of birds. Post up at the elevated Goose Pasture Viewing Area at sunrise or sunset (telescopes are available) for sounds and sights that you won’t soon forget. (N)

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BRIDGE COURTESY PARKE COUNTY CVC/PAT MCCARTER; JASPER-PULASKI COURTESY INDIANA DNR; WINE BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING; EXPLORATION ACRES BY GAIL SEEST; FOOTBALL COURTESY IU

➺ Covered Bridge Driving Tours (coveredbridges.com): Five routes take you past picturesque Western Indiana landmarks. (W)


GAME ON! Indiana might be best known for its love of basketball, but our gridiron action scores big too. And who doesn’t like some spirited tailgating?

Exploration Acres in Lafayette

Farm Fun

Gather your gang for a day at one of these activity-packed agrarian destinations. More than 10,000 trees and 30 varieties tempt pickers at County Line Orchard (200 S. County Line Rd., Hobart, 219.947.4477, countyline orchard.com). Another must? Grabbing a freshbaked apple or pumpkin spice doughnut from the bakery—they’re something of a local legend. (N) As a warm-up, find your way through the network of straw bales. Then you’ll be ready for the eight miles of twists and turns that await in the giant corn maze at Exploration Acres (pictured) (6042

Newcastle Rd., Lafayette, 765.296.2863, explora tionacres.com). Once you escape, scope out the 10-acre pumpkin patch for the perfect souvenir squash. (W) Though you can’t pick fruit at The Apple Works (8157 S. 250 West, Trafalgar, 317.878.9317, apple-works .com), you can select your own pumpkin, go for a ride on the Apple Works Express, coo over farm animals and take home a jar of Frog Jam (made with figs, raspberries, oranges and grapes) from the fully stocked country store. (C )

LIQUID ASSETS Raise a glass to the familiar flavors of fall, creatively reimagined in pourable form. We won’t blame you for wanting to include a dollop of ice cream in your glass of Apple Pie wine by Oliver Winery (200 E. Winery Rd., Bloomington, 812.876.5800, oliverwinery .com). (SC) Wildrose Brewing Company (1104 E. Main St., Griffith, 219.595.5054, wildrosebrewing .com) uses roasted butternut squash—200 pounds of it— along with brown sugar and spices in its cleverly named SazSquash beer. (N)

The rivalry runs deep between DEPAUW UNIVERSITY (depauwtigers .edu) and WABASH COLLEGE (sports .wabash.edu), situated just 28 miles apart. Though they’ve met on the field annually since 1890, it wasn’t until 1932 that the Monon Bell, a 300-pound trophy that used to be on a locomotive, became the carroton-the-stick. (W) Each year, INDIANA and PURDUE universities (iuhoosiers.com; purduesports.com) battle it out in the last game of the regular season for bragging rights and the Old Oaken Bucket, the prize since 1925. (SC) (W) Pre-game traditions are nearly as big of a draw as the on-field action at the UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME (und .com). Take a selfie with First Down Moses and Touchdown Jesus, visit the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and stake out your spot for the marching band and team walk-throughs on their way to Notre Dame Stadium. (N)

Autumntide Pumpkin is a semisweet sipper featuring pumpkin and baking spices from one of Indiana’s newest cideries, Ash & Elm (2104 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.600.3164, ashandelmcider.com). (C )

SPOOKS & SCARES Five happenings that just might make a believer out of the biggest skeptic. 1 Visit churches, breweries, burial grounds and other locations said to be frequented by ghosts during a bus or walking tour hosted by Historic Indiana Ghost Walks & Tours (unseenpress.com). Choose from options in Indianapolis, Anderson, Noblesville and Westfield. (C ) DID YOU KNOW? The city of Westfield,..

about 30 minutes north of downtown..

Indianapolis, was a stop on the.. Underground Railroad... 2 Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours (chaostrips.com) lets you explore crime scenes, old jails, sites of deadly train wrecks and cemeteries throughout Northwest Indiana via bus or on foot. Not quite creepy enough? Opt for the Midnight Tour, during which you can try out actual paranormal equipment. (N) 3 Water turning on and off. Smells of perfume. Books and

furniture moving around. Could these be signs of the Grey Lady? Decide for yourself on an October tour at Evansville’s Willard Library (21 First Ave., Evansville, 812.425.4309, willard.lib.in.us), open since 1885 and reportedly haunted by this mysterious woman. (S) 4 More educational than eerie, Noble County’s Tombstone Trail (tombstonetrail.com) takes you to various gravesites, where you can learn about notable inhabitants—including criminals. To go

it alone, purchase a guidebook at the Noble County Convention & Visitors’ Bureau or download a PDF version online. Guided tours also are offered. The trail is open June through October. (E) 5 A historic interpreter lights the way and shares stories about ghosts living in The Old Fort, a replica 19th-century military post, during Fright Night Lantern Tours (1201 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne, 260.437.2836, oldfortwayne .org). (E)

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DECK THE HALLS Homes around the state dressed up and open for ogling.

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration

The CABIN AT WILDFLOWER WOODS (1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, 260.854.3790, indianamuseum .org/gsp), once owned by local author and naturalist Gene Stratton-Porter, will be decorated in exacting detail to match the way it looked during the Christmas of 1917. (E)

stretch of about 120 light displays (more than 2.5 million bulbs in all!) that spans nearly four miles. Although the scenes are set up along the Mississinewa Riverwalk, most guests gawk from their heated cars. (E)

For upscale elegance, visit the homes of two of Indiana’s pioneers of industry: the BARKER MANSION (631 Washington St, Michigan City, 219.873.1520, barkermansion.com) and the LILLY HOUSE (pictured) (4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, 317.923.1331, imamuseum.org). Take a guided tour to hear more of the deep history of the residences and the families who lived there. (N) (C )

The whole crew can enjoy these special holiday experiences that you’ll find only in Indiana.

ornaments; or Santa’s Stables, where you can take a guided reindeer, er, horseback ride. (S)

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the Santa Claus Post Office .

cheer in the town of Santa Claus (39 N. Kringle Pl., 888.444.9252, santaclausind.org), where the big man himself can often be found wandering the streets. If you don’t see him outside, check Santa’s Candy Castle, where you can find tons of sweet treats and be connected with the North Pole to chat with an elf; the Christmas Store, which boasts nearly 5,000

DID YOU KNOW? In 2015, .

answered 22,000 letters . that children mailed to . Santa. You can stop by to . receive the town’s popular . postmark before sending . your holiday greetings. .

➺ With the nickname of Christmas City USA, you’d expect Marion to go all out for the season, and you’d be correct. Just take a drive along its popular Walkway of Lights (walkwayoflights.org), a

➺ Hop aboard the Polar Express at Whitewater Valley Railroad (455 Market St, Connersville, 765.825.2054, whitewater valleyrr.org) for a magical ride to pick up Santa and receive the first gift of Christmas, with plenty of hot chocolate and cookies along the way. (E)

If one dwelling just isn’t enough, the NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOUR OF HOMES (601 W. First St., Madison, 812.265.2956, nightsbeforechristmas .com) lets you wander through multiple historic homes and landmarks, all festively trimmed in styles from vintage to modern. (SC)

Winter No need to stay indoors. Waiting for you is a bevy of outdoor recreation, holiday fun for all ages and a trio of places to experience the state’s most beloved sport.

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SANTA CLAUS COURTESY SPENCER CO. VISITORS BUREAU; LILLY HOUSE COURTESY IMA; SLOPES COURTESY PERFECT NORTH SLOPES; BASKETBALL FROM THINKSTOCK.COM

FAMILY TIME


IT’S COLD OUTSIDE! Bundle up and have a blast exploring Indiana’s winter wonderland via snowpacked slopes and trails. SKIING & SNOWTUBING Strap on skis or a snowboard to take on the trails, ranging from beginner-friendly bunny hills to advanced black diamond paths, at Perfect North Slopes (19074 Perfect Ln., Lawrenceburg, 812.537.3754, perfectnorth.com) and Paoli Peaks (2798 W. C.R. 25 South, Paoli, 812.723.4696, paolipeaks.com). For something a little more laidback, both facilities also offer great snow-tubing lanes. (SC) (S) DID YOU KNOW? Lawrenceburg .

native Nick Goepper, who won a . bronze medal in slope-style skiing . in the 2014 Winter Olympics, is . known to take to the hills at . Perfect North Slopes. .

SLEDDING The toboggan run at Pokagon State Park (450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, 260.833.2012, in.gov/ dnr/parklake/4699.htm) is like sledding on a roller coaster. The refrigerated track is a 30-foot drop over a quarter mile with hills and curves and a top recorded speed of 42 mph—quite a ride. (N) Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg

HOOPS HEAVEN

Take a dribble down memory lane at the Hoosier Gym (355 N. Washington St., Knightstown, 800.668.1895, thehoosiergym.com), the actual set for the classic film Hoosiers. (E) ¶ Or visit the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum (201 W. Carr St., Milan, 812.654.2772, milan54.org) and learn the true story on which Hoosiers was based. (SC) ¶ Catch the Butler University Bulldogs at historic Hinkle Fieldhouse (510 W. 49th St., Indianapolis, 800.368.6852, butlersports .com), .com) and say hi to mascot Trip. (C)

SNOWMOBILING If you like a little more power in your winter sports, rev up your snowmobile on 40 miles of designated trails cutting through woods and running by water at Salamonie Lake State Park (9214 Lost Bridge Rd. West, Andrews, 260.468.2125, in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2952.htm). (E)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Glide through state parks such as Tippecanoe River (4200 N. U.S. 35, Winamac, 574.946.3213, in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2965.htm) and Fort Harrison (6000 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, 317.591.0904, in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2982.htm) for an experience that only comes courtesy of Old Man Winter. (N) (C )

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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.

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DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 38–45

REGIONAL MAP pg. 38

VISITOR RESOURCES pg. 42

CAMPING SITES pg. 44

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Clockwise from left: The Lerner Theatre, part of Elkhart’s Gateway Mile; the Grotto at Notre Dame; Octave Grill

TRAVEL PLANS

48 HOURS IN ...

Your itinerary, packed with craft brews, good eats, historical sites and natural beauty. diana’s most acclaimed breweries, Three Floyds Brewing Co. (3floyds .com) attracts craft-beer aficionados who are loyal to its Zombie Dust and Yum Yum pale ales, its extensive list of seasonal sips and a menu of farm-fresh pub grub.

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CROWN POINT (15 miles/31

min.) See John Dillinger’s tombstone (which had to be removed from his grave due to visitors chipping off pieces) and the wooden gun that the infamous criminal used to escape the Lake County Courthouse at the John Dillinger Museum (southshorecva .com/dillinger-museum).

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MERRILLVILLE (9 miles/16 min.)

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Willy Wonka’s fictional sugarfilled dreamland, we suggest Albanese Candy Factory (albanesecandy.com) as a sweet alternative. Check out the giant chocolate fountain, and don’t leave without a bag of 12-flavor gummy bears.

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VALPARAISO (11 miles/17 min.)

A casual atmosphere belies the hearty, upscale fare at Valley Kitchen & Bar (eatvalley.com), where the menu changes to reflect what’s in season and meats and produce are locally sourced.

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VALPARAISO (7 miles/14 min.)

Admire lush themed gardens, such as those dedicated to roses and native plants, and keep an eye out for numerous species of animals and birds at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens (taltree.org), a 330-acre nature-lover’s paradise.

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The grassfed beef patties at Octave Grill’s (facebook.com/ octave-grill-199308216791) are often topped with unexpected fripperies such as Cheetos and fried plantains.

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HESSTON (27 miles/31 min.) The

Hesston Steam Museum (hess ton.org) brings the Industrial Age

trip mileage 152 miles drive time 3 hours, 50 minutes notes Be sure to check routes and attraction hours before setting out.

back to life, with various trains (hop on for a ride!), a working steam-powered sawmill and blacksmiths—find their wares in the gift shop.

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NOTRE DAME (40 miles/45 min.) Marvel over impressive campus landmarks, such as Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Grotto and Touchdown Jesus, during a guided walking tour of the University of Notre Dame (nd.edu/visitors).

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ELKHART (15 miles/34 min.) The

Gateway Mile (gatewaymile .com), dotted with boutiques, restaurants, museums and scenic views, is an easy way to explore the city’s three major downtown enclaves.

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BRISTOL (8 miles/11 min.)

Stop in Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard (fruithillswinery .com), located on the grounds of a fruit farm, to enjoy a glass of vino produced on site; its semi-sweet Traminette is especially popular.

PHOTOS COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, STUDEBAKER NATIONAL MUSEUM, SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION; QUILT GARDENS, LERNER THEATRE COURTESY ELKHART CO. CVB; ROLLING STONEBAKER, OCTAVE GRILL COURTESY INDIANA DUNES TOURISM; OTHER PHOTOS BY TONY VALAINIS/EMMIS PUBLISHING

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

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction SHIPSHEWANA, EVERY WEDNESDAY, 2017

Year-round, each Wednesday is the miscellaneous and antique auction, featuring up to 10 auctioneers selling a variety of miscellaneous items and antiques at 9 am. Shipshewana Trading Place Auction, 345 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4129, shipshewanatradingplace.com. P

Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival WAKARUSA, APRIL 28–30, 2017

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.

Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations

YOUR PLAN FOR NORTHERN INDIANA HISTORY AND HERITAGE, DINING AND FRESH-AIR ADVENTURE.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS 1 More than 1 million blooms make up the Quilt Gardens on the Heritage Trail (amishcountry.org), a colorful patchwork of flower-based designs and painted murals found in seven towns. 2 Experience a simpler life in Shipshewana at Blue Gate (riegsecker.com), with downhome dining, including all the pie you could ever want; live theater; carriage rides and an onsite inn. 3 Gleaming vintage autos make up the bulk of the collection at South Bend’s Studebaker National Museum (stude

bakermuseum.org), where you can also see presidential carriages used by Lincoln and Grant. 4 Unwind in the charming hamlet of Winona Lake (koscvb.org), a popular destination for water-based fun, shopping, dining and hiking trails. 5 Built for the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, the five Century of Progress homes (nps.gov/indu) now reside at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. For one weekend each October, the abodes open their doors to the public for gawking.

MIDDLEBURY, THURSDAYS, MAY 4– SEPT. 28, 2017

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

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Shipshewana Quilt Festival SHIPSHEWANA, JUNE 21–24, 2017

Lectures, quilt and vendor show, shop hop, quilter’s schoolhouse, demos and more. Registration opens March 1, 2017. Various locations, 866.243. 9434, shipshewanaquiltfest.com.

Elkhart County 4-H Fair GOSHEN, JULY 21–29, 2017

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, 17746-D C.R. 34, 574.533.3247, 4hfair.org. $

NEW ADDITIONS Begin your visit at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center (indianadunes.com) in Porter and check out the outdoor art walk, a collection of pieces that pay tribute to wildlife residing in the area. 6

Northeast Indiana Steam & Gas Engine Show LAGRANGE, AUG. 10–12, 2017

Featuring Minneapolis-Moline. 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. $ (CONTINUED ON PG. 40)

7 The newest exhibit at The Shrine of Christ’s Passion (shrineofchristspassion .org) in St. John shows Moses presenting the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. 8 Whoosh along treetop trails and ziplines up to 60 feet in the air at Rum

Village Aerial Adventure Park (edge adventureparks.com) in South Bend. 9 The Studebaker truck-turned-pizza wagon remains, but the team behind Rolling Stonebaker (rollingstonebaker .com) now also dishes out its brick-ovenbaked pies from a Valparaiso storefront. 10 Built by the founder of Elkhart in 1848, the Havilah Beardsley House (ruthmere.org) has reopened for tours after a seven-year restoration project.

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technology. 1 Courthouse Square, 219.989.7979, dillingermuseum.com. Open year-round. $

CULVER LODGING

Culver Cove Lakeside Condominiums Culver’s best location for accommodations on Lake Maxinkuckee. 319 E. Jefferson St., 574.842.2683, WiFi culvercove.com. RESTAURANTS

The Lakehouse Grille Features lake memorabilia, ’50s vintage speedboat, ash and canvas canoe and the best selection of spirits, beers (16 beers on tap) and wines in the area. 620 E. Lake Shore Dr., 574.842.2234, thelakehouseculver.com. Open year-round. Tues.– Sun., 11 am–close.

ELKHART 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.

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 and Elkhart, 800.262.8161, htadventures.com. Open year-round.

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WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

South Shore Brewery Trail

The South Shore is home to 20-plus 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.

ANGOLA ATTRACTIONS

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

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

BREMEN LODGING

Scottish Bed & Breakfast Located in Indiana Amish Country near the Quilt Garden Heritage Trail, this B&B features an indoor heated pool and gazebo near Notre Dame. 2180 WiFi Miami Trail, 574.220.6672, scottishbb.com.

BRISTOL ATTRACTIONS

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. 800.262.8161, amishcountry.org. Open year-round.

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LODGING

Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park Four-season fun! Saddle barn, boat and 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. RECREATION

Pokagon State Park Indiana’s most beautiful park on Lake James. Bike path, nearly 14 miles of walking and hiking trails, great cross-country skiing, toboggan run and nature center. The onsite Potawatomi Inn offers nearly 140 rooms. 450 Lane 100 Lake James, 260.833.2012, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

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Indiana Dunes State Park 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. $

19 eye-popping, ever-changing gardens blanket seven 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. LODGING

Econo Lodge Elkhart Comfortable rooms at a price friendly to your budget. Rooms with WiFi, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron/ironing boards, fridge. Whirlpool rooms available. 3440 Cassopolis St., 574.262.0540, WiFi econolodge.com. 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

CROWN POINT ATTRACTIONS

Family Cabins at Trine State Recreation Area

An interactive journey that takes visitors through Dillinger’s life and crimes while focusing on the advancements made in crime-fighting

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.

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

Indiana Dunes State Park

LODGING

Best Western Plus – Howe Inn Enjoy 60 new guest rooms, family suites, whirlpool rooms, indoor pool, laundry, hot breakfast bar and free WiFi. Near Shipshewana Flea Market. 8080 N. S.R. 9, 260.562.2880, WiFi bestwestern.com.

SHOPPING

The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont 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 year-round.

Holiday Inn Express Howe Ideal for business, leisure and family travelers— anyone who is looking for an upgraded hotel that is still economical. Newly renovated. 45 W. 750 North, 260.562.3660, holidayinnexpress.com/ howesturgis.

GOSHEN ATTRACTIONS

City of Goshen

LAGRANGE

PHOTO COURTESY INDIANA DUNES TOURISM

Eclectic shops, distinctive eateries, arts and entertainment line the downtown streets of this diverse city. Old Bag Factory offers artisan studios and cafes. Downtown, 800.262.8161, goodofgoshen.com. Open year-round. LODGING

Hampton Inn Rest in comfort at the Hampton Inn Goshen. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet and WiFi. Indoor pool, fitness center and meeting room. 1968 WiFi Lincolnway East, 574.533.8800, hilton.com.

GRANGER LODGING

Hampton Inn & Suites at Heritage Square Our award-winning Hampton Inn & Suites in

Home of Howe Military Academy. 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

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Historic Small Town

Mishawaka is located within walking distance of restaurants, shops, a grocery store and Starbucks. 7347 Heritage Square Dr., 574.243.4600, WiFi mishawakasuites.hamptoninn.com.

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Rural Charm Self-guided historical walking tour with maps available at Paws & Claws Bookstore. Farmers market on Saturday mornings in summer.

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. 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

LA PORTE LODGING

Blue Heron Inn Nestled on the east short of Pine Lake. The Blue Heron’s rooms and boathouses offer unique lodging, and onsite T Bones at Pier 11 provides a full menu and bar. 1110 Lakeside, 800.575.3880, pleastshore.com.

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Das Dutchman Essenhaus 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.

Essenhaus Heritage Hall 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. $ The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus

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—the perfect family escape! Wave pool, body slides, tube slides, river ride, play zone and much more! 9001 E. Lincoln Hwy., 219.947.7850, deepriverwaterpark.com. Open Memorial Day–Labor Day, Mon.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm. $ LODGING

Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville The HGI Merrillville is the ideal location for those on the go. Located just south of I-80/94 and on the I-65 corridor. Onsite restaurant and bar. 7775 Mississippi St., 219.769.7100, WiFi hiltongardeninnmerrillville.com.

MICHIGAN CITY 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 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.

SHOPPING

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets Shop our premium outlets in Michigan City and discover 120 designer and name-brand outlets, featuring savings of 25 percent to 65

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

Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center 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, WiFi essenhaus.com.

That Pretty Place Bed & Breakfast Come enjoy our beautiful 37-acre retreat-like setting. Perfect for weddings, retreats, scrapbooking, honeymoons and relaxing getaways. 212 U.S. 20, 574.825.3021, thatprettyplace.com. WiFi

RESTAURANTS

Das Dutchman Essenhaus 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. SHOPPING

Essenhaus Village Shops

LODGING

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. WiFi 5555, munstersuites.hamptoninn.com.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Spacious suites featuring fully equipped kitchens and separate living areas. Complimentary week-

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Marshall County Blueberry Festival PLYMOUTH, SEPT. 1–4, 2017

Luscious blueberry treats, 15K run, crafts, parade, fireworks, free entertainment, classic car show, hot air balloons, carnival and family activities. Centennial Park, 888.936.5020, blueberryfestival.org.

Nappanee Apple Festival NAPPANEE, SEPT. 14–17, 2017

An Indiana top festival: abundant apple and festival foods, seven-foot apple pie, two entertainment stages, craft and commercial vendors, parade, Wings & Wheels, carnival. U.S. 6 and S.R. 19, 574.773.7812, nappaneeapplefestival.org.

Francesville Fall Festival FRANCESVILLE, SEPT. 15–17, 2017

50th anniversary celebration! Free entertainment, arts, crafts, fun run, parade, garden tractor pull, auto show, cornhole, fireworks and dinner daily. Francesville, 219.869.1229, francesvillefallfestival.com.

Fall Crafters Fair SHIPSHEWANA, OCT. 5–7, 2017

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.

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.

The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus

Christmas in Shipshewana

Full to the rafters with Amish and locally designed quilts, wall hangings, table runners and dolls. You’ll find fabrics, stencils, crafts and custom quilts. 240 U.S. 20, 800.455.9471, essenhausquiltshop.com. Open year-round.

MISHAWAKA SHOPPING

University Park Mall Experience amazing shopping and entertainment with national retailers like Macy’s, Michael Kors, Coach, Pandora, Barnes & Noble, Bar Louie and many more. 6501 N. Grape Rd., 574.271.5531, universityparkmall.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

SHIPSHEWANA, NOV. 1–DEC. 31, 2017

Holiday decorations, sleigh rides (weather permitting), lighted parade (Nov. 12, 6–9 pm), Kids’ Day, Chocolate Day, holiday musical and more. Downtown Shipshewana, 866.710.4197, shipshewana.com.

Shipshewana Ice Festival SHIPSHEWANA, DEC. 28–29, 2017

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.


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night social. Convenient to area attractions, shopping and golf. 9120 Calumet Ave., 219.836.5320, WiFi munster.homewoodsuites.com.

NAPPANEE ATTRACTIONS

Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort The complete Amish heritage experience. National Register of Historic Places, farmstead tours, wagon rides, threshers dinner. Broadway musicals, shops. 1600 W. Market St., 800.800.4942, amishacres.com. Open March–Dec. $

Nappanee – Amish Country Tour the historic farm and dine at Amish Acres. Shop handmade at Coppes Commons; browse antique and vintage at Dutch Country Market and downtown. 800.262.8161, amishcountry.org. Open year-round. SHOPPING

Dutch Village Market LLC Hundreds of craft, gift, vintage and antique booths; handcrafted decor; gifts; specialty coffees and reclaimed goods. Dutch Kitchen Restaurant on site. 700 N. Tomahawk Trail, 574.773.2828, dvillagemarket .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 9 am–5 pm.

NORTH LIBERTY LODGING

Family Cabins at Potato Creek State Park 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. 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

Notre Dame Walking Tour Stop at the Eck Visitors Center for a studentguided walking tour. Take time to view a 20-minute video on the tradition and mystique of Notre Dame. University of Notre Dame, 574.631.5726, visitsouthbend.com. Open year-round.

PLYMOUTH ATTRACTIONS

The Center at Donaldson An Intergenerational Living and Learning Center. Visitors can pray, buy natural beef, attend classes, learn to weave, create with clay. 9601 Union Rd., 574.936.9936, thecenteratdonaldson.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 8 am–8 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, visitmarshallcounty.org. Open year-round.

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Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort in Nappanee

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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.

festivals, winery, art community, agricultural attractions and spectacular sandhill crane migration. 219.866.3080, discoverjaspercounty.com. Open year-round.

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.

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Blue Gate Theatre

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Schnabeltier

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, moontreestudios.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am– 4 pm; Sat., noon–3 pm.

The Midwest’s only cheese factory and winery. All products made on site. Featuring award-winning, locally made cheese and wine. Open seven days/ week. 491 Apache Dr., 574.224.3373, schnabeltier.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 10 am–6 pm; Fri.– Sat., 10 am–8 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm.

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Discover Jasper County

The Barn Quilts of LaGrange County

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Discover the charm of Jasper County. Hometown

Quilt-pattern murals adorn historic barns,

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., 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.

Regionwide

The Hoosier State Train Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. We welcome passengers to experience the Golden Era of rail travel between Chicago and Indianapolis! 20 percent discount with code V224. See website for details. hoosierstatetrain.com. $ P

Culver

Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee Visitor Center 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,

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closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 9 am– 4 pm; Fri., 9 am–6 pm; Sat., 9 am– 3 pm.

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.

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.

LaPorte

Visit Michigan City LaPorte 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.–Sun.

Merrillville

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Minutes from Chicago! Explore the Indiana Dunes, casinos, a

Outstanding musicals and 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 yearround. $

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

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.

Michigan City

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

Mishawaka

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Explore Notre Dame campus, numerous downtown parks, breathtaking River Walk, Japanese gardens and second-largest shopping district in Indiana. 101 N. Michigan St., Ste. 300, 800.519.0577, visitsbmishawaka.com. Open yearround.

Plymouth

Marshall County Tourism Take time to unwind while enjoying our lakes, golf courses and quaint towns. Visit us—you’ll enjoy our hospitality. 201 N. Michigan St., 800.626.5353, visitmarshallcounty.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–5 pm; open seasonally, Sat., 9 am–1 pm.

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Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Start with an educational film, exhibit and bookstore, or expand your adventure with knowledgeable staff and a 24-hour information vestibule. 1215 N. S.R. 49,

800.283.8687, indianadunes.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, rochestertourism.org. Open yearround. 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. 5N), 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 Notre Dame, Studebaker Museum, Oliver Mansion, East Race Waterway, Potato Creek State Park, performing arts. 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, visitkosciuskocounty.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.


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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.

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Blue Gate Garden Inn Shipshewana’s newest hotel, located close to local attractions. Great view of the surrounding countryside. Firepit, patio, basketball, carriage rides. 800 S. Van Buren St, 800.545.4725, WiFi bluegategardeninn.com.

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

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Farmstead Inn & Conference Center, A Shipshewana Trading Place Property Comfort and hospitality await you right across from the Midwest’s largest flea market and auction. 153 spacious rooms/suites with a rec building attached. Free WiFi. 370 S. Van Buren St., WiFi 260.768.4595, farmsteadinn.com.

Super 8 Shipshewana 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, WiFi shipshewanasuper8.com.

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RESTAURANTS

Blue Gate Restaurant

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market

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

Midwest’s largest flea market. Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 am–5 pm, May–Sept. Year-round weekly antique and livestock auction. Special events held year-round. 345 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4129, shipshewanatradingplace.com. Open May–Sept. Tues.–Wed., 8 am–5 pm. P

SHOPPING

Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Company

Minutes away from the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College and Century Center. 52939 U.S. 933 North, 574.272.1500, WiFi southbendcomfortsuites.com.

ATTRACTIONS

The History Museum

Hilton Garden Inn, Inn at Saint Mary’s, Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center & Innjoy Cafe

Discover the 38-room Oliver Mansion, compelling exhibits in the museum’s galleries and the baseball teams made famous in A League of

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Amish furniture for every room, locally made and handcrafted. Next to the Blue Gate Restaurant in downtown Shipshewana. See our website for hours. 130 E. Middlebury St., 888.448.4725, shipshewanafurniture.com. Open year-round.

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Cruise through a priceless collection of vehicles, artifacts and automobiles spanning over 150 years—breathtaking, one-of-a-kind classics. 201 S. Chapin St., 574.235.9714, studebakermuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

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Specializing in hormone-free and steroid-free beef, pork, chicken, lamb and buffalo; smoked meats; gourmet foods and 80 varieties of cheese! 435 S. Van Buren St., 260.768.4715, yodersmeatandcheese.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5:30 pm; Sat., 8 am–5 pm.

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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. 800.254.8090, shipshewana.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Experience Shipshewana

Their Own. 808 W. Washington St., 574.235.9664, historymuseumsb.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

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.

In RV Capital of the World, close to manufacturers, dealers and service centers. 20, 30 and 50 amps. Pull-thru level sites. Cabins and 6,000-squarefoot rec hall.

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

ELKHART Elkhart Campground 25608 C.R. 4 East 574.264.2914 elkhartcampground.com

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.

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.

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.

SHIPSHEWANA Shipshewana Campground North & 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!

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

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


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family-owned stores and restaurants; an annual Maple Syrup Festival; a Pumpkin Tree and Quilt Garden. 574.862.4344, wakarusachamber.com. Open year-round.

WARSAW LODGING

Comfort Inn & Suites – Warsaw 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. WiFi

WINAMAC RECREATION

Tippecanoe River State Park Rent-a-camp cabins available. Nearly 23 miles of hiking trails, bridle trails (BYOH), fishing, crosscountry skiing (no ski rentals), summer nature and history programs, reservable camping, shelters and group camp. Privately owned boats may launch on the water. 4200 N. U.S. 35, 574.946.3213, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

WOLCOTTVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Where the Bison Roam Hiking, swimming, disc golf and a log village to explore at one of the three county parks. Cabin rentals, campgrounds and local dining experiences. Wolcottville area, 866.710.4197, visitshipshewana.org. Open year-round.

Hitz Rose Garden at Taltree Arboretum & Gardens in Valparaiso

Saint Mary’s College, located off the South Bend Notre Dame exit with 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. 53995 IN S.R. 933, 574.232.4000, WiFi innatsaintmarys.com.

Waterford Estates Lodge 185 rooms; all include 32-inch TV, fridge and microwave. Meeting space and full-service catering available. Two miles from Notre Dame; near Indiana Toll Road. 52890 S.R. 933 North, 574.272.5220, waterfordestateslodge.com. WiFi

ST. JOHN ATTRACTIONS

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

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LODGING

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

The Pier & Back Porch at Oakwood Resort Experience casual elegance! Dine lakeside with indoor and seasonal outdoor seating. Enjoy spec-

tacular sunsets, refreshing cocktails and live music on weekends. 702 E. Lake View Rd., 574.457.8700, oakwoodresort.com. Open year-round.

TIPPECANOE RECREATION

Potawatomi Wildlife Park 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.

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

VALPARAISO RECREATION

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens Nonprofit 330-acre site with six miles of trails to explore. Don’t miss our Railway Garden, Children’s Adventure Garden and Oak Islands exhibits! 450 W. 100, 219.462.0025, taltree.org. Open year-round. $

WAKARUSA SHOPPING

Wakarusa Amish Country Quintessential small-town America with friendly, VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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Parkview Field, home of the Tin Caps, in downtown Fort Wayne

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Craft your own perfume. Cheer on a baseball team. 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, tour art galleries and museums or sit down to a delicious farm-fresh meal. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it when you head east.

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TRAVEL PLANS

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Al fresco fun, palate-pleasers and handsome rides for road and air fill your time in Eastern Indiana.

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plore Indiana’s rich automotive heritage at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (automobile museum.org), and drool over 100plus pristine automobiles within an equally pretty Art Deco–style setting.

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (kidszoo.org) is one of only six zoos in the country to recently welcome Tasmanian devils as part of a conservation program. See them and more than 1,000 other animals at this popular family attraction.

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draws diners hungry for new twists on farm-to-fork fare and craft cocktails.

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HUNTINGTON (16 miles/26 min.) It’s fun to watch winemakers in action at Two EE’s Winery (twoees.com), but it’s even better to sample the fruits of their labor in the sleek, modern tasting room or on the patio overlooking the vineyards.

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7 min.) Swimming, scuba diving, hiking, biking, fishing, camping—France Park (francepark.com) has everything active families need for outdoor adventure, including a 1,400-footlong zipline. Take note, Instagrammers: There’s also a waterfall.

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inside a security tower, sit in an F-4 Phantom and get an up-close look at aircraft from World War II to present day at Grissom Air Museum (grissomairmuseum.com), named after Hoosier astronaut Gus Grissom.

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min.) The legacy of the Ball family—as in Ball State University—stays alive at Minnetrista (minnetrista.net), a 40-acre campus that includes historic Ball homes, themed gardens and a collection of artifacts that documents East Central Indiana history.

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RICHMOND (48 miles/58 min.) Pick up a Chocolate Trail passport at the Wayne County Welcome Center (visitrichmond .org), and make your way to various retailers for a cocoa-based treat—even chocolate-raspberry wine. Sweet!

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time vary) See a show or just take a tour of the Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom (theandersonparamount.org), a 1929 movie palace that, despite a massive renovation, still boasts original features and all the grandeur from its opening decades ago.

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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Eastern Indiana. Jay County Fiber Arts Festival PORTLAND, MARCH 10–11, 2017

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

Pow Wow PORTLAND, JUNE 10–11, 2017

Native American drums, singers, dancers and vendors. NCGLNAC Gathering of Great Lakes Nation, 1010 N. Morton St., 765.426.3022, ncglnac.org. Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 10 am–5 pm. $

Jay County Fair PORTLAND, JULY 10–15, 2017

Midway rides, demolition derbies, harness racing, rodeo, classic cruise-in, nationally known entertainment and much more at this great fair. Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., 260.726.9616, jaycountyfair.com. $

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations

TRAILS, TOURS, FASCINATING HISTORY, ON-TREND SHOPPING AND DELICIOUS MEALS—TAKE YOUR PICK IN EASTERN INDIANA.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS Widely acclaimed Joseph Decuis (josephdecuis.com) is known for its Wagyu beef, grown on the restaurant’s farm following traditional Japanese practices. 1

Love the thrill of the hunt? You’ll want to embark on one of the Antique Alley trails (visitrichmond.org) that start in Richmond and take you to more than 1,200 dealers. 2

3 Bring your own bike or borrow one at the Wysor Street Depot, and hit the Cardinal Greenway (cardinalgreenways

.org), a 62-mile jaunt that runs from Marion to Muncie to Richmond, with plenty of scenic stops in between. 4 Tours of Kokomo Opalescent Glass (kog.com) give visitors insight as to how art and sheet glass are made, and the gift shop has numerous colorful souvenirs. 5 If you ever wanted your own signature scent, you’re in luck. Craft one at Annie Oakley Perfumery (annieoakley.com), which also offers a peek at the fragrancemaking process.

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45th Vintage Motor Bike Club Meet PORTLAND, JULY 20–24, 2017

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. 7 am– 9 pm. $

Fayette County Free Fair CONNERSVILLE, JULY 29–AUG. 5, 2017

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

52nd Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show PORTLAND, AUG. 23–26, 2017

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, tristategasengine tractor.com. 7 am–9 pm. $ (CONTINUED ON PG. 54)

NEW ADDITIONS 6 Everything is made from scratch at Fort Wayne’s Junk Ditch Brewing Company (junkditchbrewingco.com), which has five house beers and a creative spin on lunch, dinner and brunch.

A brand-new interpretive center helps tell the story at the Levi Coffin State Historic Site in Fountain City (indiana museum.org/explore), where guests can learn how the Coffins sheltered hundreds of slaves in their home, an important stop on the Underground Railroad. 7

8 Dinnertime! Watch the herd of bison at Bluffton’s Ouabache State Park (in .gov/dnr/parklake/2975.htm) chow down from their new feeding station. 9 Land on Mars or take a trip to Saturn’s rings at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium (bsu.edu/planetarium) on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie. 10 Shop for on-trend clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts at Fort Wayne newcomer The Find (thefindfw.com).

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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. $

BERNE

ATTRACTIONS

Swiss Heritage Village & Museum 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. Closed holidays. $

BLUFFTON RECREATION

Ouabache State Park 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. $

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. Open April–Nov. Thurs. & Sun., 1 pm–4 pm.

Whitewater Valley Railroad

ALBANY

South, 260.636.2654, stateparks.in.gov. Open yearround. $

Muncie Dragway

ANDERSON

ATTRACTIONS

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. $

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. $

ATTRACTIONS

RECREATION

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino

Connersville and Fayette County

ALBION

Hoosier Park is a premier gaming, racing, dining and entertainment destination just minutes north of Indianapolis. 4500 Dan Patch Cir., 800.526.7223, hoosierpark.com. Open year-round.

One of the state’s most beautiful and historic areas beckons you! Hike, fish and tour our sites. 401 Central Ave., 765.825.1523, tourconnersville.com.

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary

LODGING

Woodridge Inn

ATTRACTIONS

Voted one of Indiana’s Top 10 Summer Gotta-Do’s, Black Pine provides refuge to displaced, captiveraised exotic animals for the rest of their lives. 1426 W. 300 North, 260.636.7383, blackpine.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. Eight 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.

Best Western Plus – Anderson Generous amenities, luxurious accommodations and a location near so many area events and attractions. Just minutes away from Hoosier Park Casino. 2114 E. 59th St., 765.649.2500, WiFi bestwestern.com.

LODGING

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

DUNKIRK ATTRACTIONS

RECREATION

The Glass Museum

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. $

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. $

ANDREWS

FAIRMOUNT

Salamonie Lake

Fairmount Historical Museum

Staffed nature center, fishing and hunting in

James Dean, iconic Hollywood star, lives on in

ATTRACTIONS

RECREATION

RECREATION

Chain O’ Lakes State Park Nine connecting lakes for boating and canoeing. Hiking, swimming, picnicking, seasonal naturalist, camping and cross-country skiing trails. 2355 E. 75

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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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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. Mon., Wed., & Fri.–Sun., 11 am–5 pm. $

Fort Wayne’s FoellingerFreimann Botanical Conservatory

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

DeBrand Fine Chocolates

PHOTO COURTESY VISIT FORT WAYNE

DeBrand offers exquisite gourmet chocolates, desserts and drinks. Tours can be scheduled ahead of time by calling 260-969-8335, Monday–Friday 8 am–5 pm. 10105 Auburn Park Dr., 260.969.8335, debrand.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 7 am–9 pm; Fri., 7 am–10:30 pm; Sat., 10 am–10:30 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. $

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory Always in the season, the botanical conservatory has three gardens under glass that include 1,200 plants and 72 types of cacti. There are also four outdoor gardens. 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

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Wild family fun with 1,000 animals and five rides on 40 acres! Named the seventh best zoo in the United States and the 20th best in the world by Trip Advisor. 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 year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Wed. & Fri.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Thurs., 10 am–8 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Science Central This is the place for hands-on science fun for the whole family! Show this ad for a $2 discount for up to eight people. Visit website for hours. Code #2062. 1950 N. Clinton St., 260.424.2400, sciencecentral.org. Open year-round. $

Sweetwater The ultimate destination for musicians and musiclovers. 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. WiFi

LODGING

Comfort Suites – Fort Wayne Near Jefferson Pointe shopping and less than 10 miles from attractions like Franke Park

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

and Lakeside Rose Garden. 5775 Coventry Ln., 260.436.4300, fortwaynecomfortsuites.com. WiFi

shopping. Features clean and fresh Hampton bed in each room. Free hot breakfast daily and free WiFi. 3520 E. Dupont Rd., 260.483.3999, ftwaynedupontroad.hamptoninn.com.

Hampton Inn by Hilton

WiFi

Ideally located near area attractions, golf and

Staybridge Suites

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Grabill Country Fair

Apple Dumpling Festival 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.

GRABILL, SEPT. 7–9, 2017

Crafts, children’s games, music, entertainment, food, Saturday-morning parade, exhibitors. Join us for lots of exciting family fun. Downtown Grabill, 260.627.5227, grabillcountryfair.com.

Military Vehicle and Swap Meet PORTLAND, SEPT. 15–16, 2017

A variety of military vehicles and many you’ve never seen before. All have a story to tell you as to what war it was in and how long it was used. Jay County Fairgrounds, 806 E. Votaw St., 260.729.7017, indianamvpa.org/ contactus.aspx. $

Fairmount Museum Days/ Remembering James Dean Festival

Pumpkin Fantasyland LIGONIER, OCTOBER 1–31, 2017

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. $

ArtsWalk Muncie MUNCIE, OCTOBER 5, 2017

An exceptional evening of art, food and performances. YART will be held in conjunction with ArtsWalk with affordable and accessible art for sale. Downtown Muncie, 765.282.7897, downtownmuncie.org/artswalk. 5 pm–9 pm.

FAIRMOUNT, SEPT. 22–24, 2017

Apple Festival of Kendallville

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

KENDALLVILLE, OCT. 7–8, 2017

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WiFi

CONNERSVILLE, SEPT. 23–24, 2017

Step back to the early 1800s. Enjoy unique entertainment, food prepared over the fire, handmade crafts, a traders’ village, antiques and demonstrations. Noble County Fairgrounds, 1001 Dowling St., 260.350.1119, kendallvilleapplefestival.com. P

GAS CITY LODGING

Best Western PLUS Located off I-69 near Taylor University, Indiana Wesleyan University and attractions. Free breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and Internet access. 4936 Kay Bee Dr., 765.998.2331, WiFi bestwestern.com.

Super 8 Comfortable lodging. Free breakfast, high speed Internet. Exit 259 off I-69, near Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan universities and area attractions. 5172 Kay Bee Dr., 765.998.6800, WiFi super8.com.

GRABILL SHOPPING

The Country Shops of Grabill Flea market, antiques, H. Souder & Son’s OldTime General Store, Coffee Cabin Cafe and more located in the heart of Amish Country in downtown Grabill, IN. More than 150 vendors and two floors of finds, including furniture, home decor, gifts, glassware, vintage toys, jewelry and more. 13756 State St., 260.627.6315, facebook.com/thecountryshops. Open yearround. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

PHOTO COURTESY FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S ZOO

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS

Extended-stay hotel located in southwest Fort Wayne. I-69 at Hwy. 24. Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites available. 5925 Ellison Rd., 260.432.2427, staybridgesuites.com/fortwaynein.


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HAGERSTOWN ATTRACTIONS

Abbott’s Candies Handmade caramels and chocolates made the same since 1890. Lots of confectionery treats available. Stop by to see them being made and sample the caramel. 48 E. Walnut St., 765.489.4442, abbottscandy.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm.

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. $

HUNTINGTON LODGING

Camp Timber Lake Camp Timber Lake offers RV full-service sites, primitive tent sites and cabin rentals. Amenities include two lakes for fishing, swimming lake and zipline course. 1740 E. 675 North, 260.672.3251, camptimberlakein.com. RECREATION

Zip Timber Lake Our zipline canopy tour features eight ziplines, four bridges, lake zips and other fun challenges, such as rock climbing. Fully guided tours last over two hours. Camping and cabin rentals are also available. Visit our website. 1740 E. 675 North, 260.672.3251, ziptimberlake.com. $ WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Two EE’s Winery Great wines come from great grapes. It’s that simple. 6808 U.S. 24 East, 260.672.2000, twoees.com. Open year-round, 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 grounds displaying restored windmills, exhibits and video. 732 S. Allen Chapel Rd., 260.347.2334, midamericawindmillmuseum.org. Open April– Nov. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $ RECREATION

Kendallville Park and Recreation Department Enjoy camping, picnicking, hiking, kayaking, swimming, disc golf, boating, fishing and relaxing in a beautiful environment. 211 Iddings St., 260.347.1064, kendallville-in.org/departments/park. 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 northeast Indiana. Special rates. 1397 N. U.S. 33, 260.635.2193, kimmellhouseinn.com. WiFi

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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

history. 1200 W. Sycamore St., 765.452.4314, howardcountymuseum.org. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $

door 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.

LODGING

Sagamore Resort

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

Family Cabins at Whitewater Memorial State Park Furnished family cabins sleep six. Great for out-

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

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., 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.

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. 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.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

Harbor Links Golf Course

LODGING

Visit the 1891 home of a wealthy gas boom industrialist and bask in its Victorian elegance while you discover Howard County’s remarkable

Statewide

RECREATION

LIBERTY

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum

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

Connersville

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.

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 adventure, 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.

Waterfront condo lodging on Brookville Lake. All units are fully equipped and have lakeside decks that offer views of the water. Kent’s Harbor Marina boat rentals and Harbor Links Golf Club are also on site. 15179 Old S.R. 101, 765.458.7431, kentsharbor.com. WiFi

Lakeside 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by PB Dye. Kent’s Harbor boat rentals on site. 15179 Old S.R. 101, 765.458.9999, harborlinksgc.com. Open April–Oct.

Glass tours, Seiberling Mansion, Elwood Haynes, Greentown and Auto museums, art galleries, trails, sports and festivals. 325 N. Main St., 800.837.0971, visitkokomo.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.– Fri., 8 am–5 pm.

Logansport

Cass County Visitors Bureau 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.

Marion

Marion/Grant County Convention & Visitors Bureau Information on James Dean, Splash House Water Park, Garfield Trail, Quilters Hall of Fame, Mississinewa 1812, car shows. P.O. Box 1327, 765.668.5435, showmegrantcounty.com. 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

Kokomo

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau

Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau

Henry County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visit DeKalb County, Indiana, and

Explore Kokomo Opalescent

Henry County welcomes you! We have many attractions and events such as racing, horse shows,

Auburn

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go-karting, fishing, camping and much more. Come visit! 3205 S. Memorial Dr., 765.593.0764, henrycountyin.org.

Peru

Miami County Tourism Bureau Enjoy festivals, museums, circus, golf, unique shops, Miami Indian/ historic sites, camping, boating, 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.

Portland

Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau 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.

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. E., 765.935.8687, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

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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The labyrinth at Hervey Preserve in Logansport

Whitewater Memorial State Park Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bridle trails (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. $

LIGONIER LODGING

900 E. Broadway, 574.753.4058. Open April–Dec., closed holidays. Tues. & Thurs., 1 pm–4 pm; Fri., 11 am–4 pm. $

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. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays.

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. Cavin St., 260.894.3668, smmanor.com.

Longcliff Museum

LOGANSPORT

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.

Cass County Dentzel Carousel

McHale Performing Arts Center

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., 1 pm– 9 pm; Sun., 1 pm–9 pm.

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. $

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ATTRACTIONS

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 E. Market St., 574.753.3866, casshistory.com. 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.

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

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, 574.753.6922, us24speedway.net. Open April–Oct. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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LODGING

Super 8

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

Eel River Run

Quality Inn and Conference Center

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

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

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. Enjoy a private stocked pond, canoe and kayak rentals and beach access. 3310 Georgetown Rd., 574.753.3430, facebook .com/morels-on-the-wabash-133098366765559.

France Park

RECREATION

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.

Dykeman’s Municipal Golf Course Best course and best deal anywhere! The course

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Camping

is 6,185 yards, par 70. This course has a wonderful character and quality that golfers appreciate. 101 Eberts Rd., 574.753.0222, dykemanpark.com. Open March–Nov. $

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

SITE DESCRIPTION

A unique nature center and nine 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!

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

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

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

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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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 at camp.in.gov or 866.622.6746.


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The Garfield Trail

24 West, 574.753.2928, francepark.com. Open yearround. $

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

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, 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., 574.516.1559. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Fri., 2 pm–8 pm; Sat., 11 am–7 pm; Sun., 11 am–4 pm.

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ATTRACTIONS

The Garfield Trail Visit 12 unique statues of America’s favorite fat cat, Garfield! Garfield decked out in fun poses and outfits in each town. Great family photo opps! P.O. Box 1327, 765.668.5435, followthefatcat.com. Open year-round.

Historic Hostess House Dine in this elegant mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Luncheons weekdays 11 am–2 pm; reservations encouraged. Boutique gift shop. 723 W. Fourth St., 766643755, hostesshouse .org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–4 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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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 & McClure Sts. Open year-round.

Model Aviation Museum in Muncie

Museum celebrates outstanding contributions to the world of quilting. Museum and gift shop. Group tours welcome with advance booking. $4, $3 seniors. 926 S. Washington St., 765.664.9333, quiltershalloffame.com. Open April–Nov. Thurs.– Sat., 10 am–3 pm. $

LODGING

Garden Inn Close to shopping, restaurants, golf and antique shops, as well as the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and the New Castle Motorsports Park. 24 E. Executive Dr., 765.529.1670.

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

Summit Lake State Park

LODGING

Comfort Suites – Marion

WiFi

RECREATION

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

MIDDLETOWN

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Belgian Horse Winery Dating back to 1836, Belgian Horse Winery honors a sixth-generation family tradition of sharing time with family and loving good wine. 7200 W. C.R. 625 North, 765.779.3002, belgianhorsewinery.com. Open year-round. Wed.–Sat., 2 pm–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

MUNCIE

ATTRACTIONS

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. $

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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. $

Quilters Hall of Fame

Close to area attractions like the James Dean Museum, the Marion Civic Museum, Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University. 1345 N. Baldwin Ave., 765.651.1006, marioncomfortsuites.com.

and ponies. 2221 N. Memorial Dr., 765.524.2400, hcsaddleclub.com. Open March–Oct.

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/museum/museum.aspx. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

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.

LODGING

Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center Muncie’s newest hotel. Convenient to Ball State University, attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. Onsite Bistro Cafe open for breakfast and dinner. 601 S. High St., 317.287.8550, WiFi courtyardmuncie.in.com. RECREATION

Cardinal Greenways A 62-mile paved rail-trail spanning the five East Central Indiana counties of Delaware, Grant, Henry, Randolph and Wayne. 700 E. Wysor St., 765.287.0399, cardinalgreenways.org. Open yearround.

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 year-round. Tues.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 9 am– 1 pm. $

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Grissom Air Museum 24 military aircraft and Cold War security tower. Open weekends from late Feb. through early Dec. Open every day from 10 am–4 pm June, July and August. 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, seasonal hunting. 4673 S. 625 East, 765.473.6528, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

PORTLAND ATTRACTIONS

Jay County Historical Museum 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.

Henry County Historical Society and Museum

Museum of the Soldier

The oldest continuously operating museum in Indiana, HCHS is housed in the historic home of Civil War General William Grose with 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. $

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 weekends May– Oct., or call for appointment.

Henry County Saddle Club

LODGING

The Henry County Saddle Club was developed with the intent to provide a quality facility for Henry County youth to show their horses

Portland, Indiana, boasts a hotel with comfort and excellent facilities. Relaxation awaits you at the

Holiday Inn Portland

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites of Portland. 100 Holiday Dr., 260.726.6688, holidayinn.com. WiFi

collectibles and items to repurpose. 1,200 dealers on two loop trails. 5701 National Rd. E., 765.935.8687, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

Portland Lodging

Just Us Girls Getaway Packages

Portland offers a variety of lodging options located near the Jay County Fairgrounds along U.S. 27. 260.726.3366, visitjaycounty.com.

We have fashioned fantastic deals for a girls’ getaway. Each lady receives $75 worth of freebies, including a $20 certificate for Warm Glow Candle Store. 5701 National Rd. E., 800.828.8414, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

SHOPPING

Specialty Shops The Glass Bonsai and Sharlette’s Fudgery & Candies located side by side. Visit us for coffee, candy and unique gifts. Visit our Facebook page. 110 and 112 S. Meridian St., 260.726.3366, glass-bonsai.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

RICHMOND ATTRACTIONS

Chocolate Trail

Murals 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. E., 765.935.8687, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Heartland Wine & Ale Trail

Indulge yourself! Complimentary local-made samples: delightful chocolates, candles, wine, ice cream and desserts. Free. Available year-round. 5701 National Rd. E., 765.935.8687, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

We invite you to sip, sample and taste your way through Eastern Indiana. There is nothing like tasting a new brew or vino in the place it was made. 5701 National Rd. E., 800.828.8414, visitrichmond.org. Open year-round.

Historic Richmond Depot District

ROME CITY

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.

Indiana’s Famous Antique Alley Find a huge selection of quality antiques,

ATTRACTIONS

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site 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, gene stratton-porter.com. Open April–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $

The Lavender Lane Small family-owned lavender farm with 12 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 year-round, closed holidays. LODGING

Mirror Lake Bed & Breakfast A farm stay in Amish Country in northeast Indiana. Private rustic bunkhouse on a working farm with private lake for fishing, canoeing or kayaking. 11463 N. 150 West, 260.854.4675, mirrorlakebb.com.

ROYAL CENTER RECREATION

Crooked Creek Trails Horseback Riding Stables 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

Indian Trail Wines 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, indiantrailwines.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Fri., 2 pm– 6 pm; Sat.–Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

SELMA

RECREATION Murals Trail in Richmond

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

SPICELAND RESTAURANTS

Montgomery’s Steakhouse The region’s premiere 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. & Sun., noon–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., noon–1 am.

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, 765.755.3345, whitetailtreefarm.com.

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 / 2017

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Central Canal in White River State Park

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The heart of Indiana provides an unforgettable getaway. World-class museums and performing arts. Nationally acclaimed dining. An alwaysexciting pro-sports scene. Spend the day exploring one of our quaint small towns, such as Zionsville or Fortville, or an urban hot spot, like Indianapolis’s retro-cool Fountain Square. Here, 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

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DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 66–79

REGIONAL MAP pg. 66

VISITOR RESOURCES pg. 69

CAMPING SITES pg. 68

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Clockwise from left: Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Carmel Symphony Orchestra at the Palladium and Zydeco’s Cajun Actual

TRAVEL PLANS

48 HOURS IN ...

Backroad stops, gaming thrills, delicious meals and outdoor fun await visitors to Central Indiana.

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MOORESVILLE (20 miles/28

min.) Authentic tastes of New Orleans—including made-inhouse Andouille and tasso—fill the menu at fun and festive Zydeco’s Cajun Actual (zydecos.net).

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HENDRICKS & MORGAN COUNTIES (mileage and time vary)

Visit artists’ studios, galleries, wineries, candy-makers and independent restaurants as part of the Rural Routes to Main Street cultural trail (ruralroutestomainstreet.com).

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CARMEL (mileage and time vary) The stately Palladium (thecenterpresents.org) anchors a performing-arts complex that hosts concerts, musicals and plays.

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NOBLESVILLE (11 miles/26 min.) Antiques stores, clothing boutiques, gift shops and restaurants and cafes fill the streets surrounding Noblesville’s towering courthouse (hipstoricnoblesville.com).

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FORTVILLE (14 miles/24 min.)

Refuel at Foxgardin Kitchen & Ale (foxgardin.com), which serves punched-up pub grub and entrees reflecting in-season ingredients. Visit the second-level whiskey lounge.

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SHELBYVILLE (27 miles/40 min.)

Press your luck in the Vegasstyle atmosphere at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (indianagrand .com), offering more than 2,200 slots and e-table games.

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FRANKLIN (20 miles/30 min.)

Catch a holiday comedy or an ’80s cult classic at the Historic Artcraft Theatre (historicartcrafttheatre .org), a renovated gem built in 1922 as a Vaudeville house.

YOUR GUIDE AT A GLANCE

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trip mileage 121 miles, plus extra for Rural Routes to Main Street and the Cultural Trail drive time 3 hours, 9 minutes, plus extra for stops along the Rural Routes trail notes Check routes and attraction hours before setting out.

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INDIANAPOLIS (26 miles/31

min.) Tour the handsomely restored Italianate mansion of the country’s 23rd president at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site (presidentbenjaminharrison.org) to see period furniture, political memorabilia and the annual exhibit. Manicured gardens add to the experience.

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INDIANAPOLIS (3 miles/10 min.) View giant apes up close in the lauded Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center, ooh and ahh over adorable meerkats and watch dolphins glide by as you stand in an underwater dome at the Indianapolis Zoo (indianapoliszoo.com).

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INDIANAPOLIS (mileage and

time vary) Walk, jog or bike along the eight-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail (indycultural trail.org). It connects pedestrians to the city’s most popular neighborhoods and attractions, and has earned praise from city planners worldwide.

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START HERE: MARTINSVILLE At family-owned Hunter’s Honey Farm (huntershoneyfarm.com), visitors can work a live hive and take home a number of honey-based products, like sauces, body cream and candies.


CENTRAL noteworthy

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

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament INDIANAPOLIS, MARCH 1–5, 2017

March is on! Cheer for the best of the B1G at the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 125 S. Pennsylvania St., 317.237.5000, indianasportscorp.org. $P

NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships INDIANAPOLIS, MARCH 16–18 & 23–25, 2017

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations

BELOVED RESTAURANTS, QUAINT SHOPPING AND FUN NEW WAYS FOR THE FAMILY TO ENJOY THEIR TIME IN CENTRAL INDIANA.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS 1 Have your water close at hand—the shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo Steak House (stelmos.com) is known for clearing sinuses. The steaks at this Indianapolis institution since 1902 are top-notch, too.

The best collegiate swimmers and divers in the nation will compete at the recently renovated Natatorium. IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI, 901 W. New York St., 317.237. 5000, indianasportscorp.org. $ P

2 No trip to the Racing Capital of the World is complete without visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum (indyracingmuseum.org) to see Indianapolis 500–winning cars and tons of racing memorabilia.

26th Annual Traditional Pow-wow

3 Carnegie’s Restaurant (carnegiesrestaurant.com) resides in—you guessed

LEBANON, APRIL 8–9, 2017

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

it—a restored Carnegie library in Greenfield and has long been a favorite for its steaks, seafood and pasta entrees. 4 Zionsville’s charming brick-paved Main Street draws shoppers on the hunt for home decor, gifts, antiques, trendy clothing and gourmet foods. 5 A former military training facility, Indy’s Fort Harrison State Park (in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2982.htm) is a popular destination for walkers and joggers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, fishermen and, in the winter, sledders.

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500 Festival INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 3–27, 2017

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. $

Indiana Gourd Society State Gourd Show LEBANON, MAY 5–6, 2017

Gourd art, crafting supplies, auction, demonstrations, classes, food, crafted gourds, dried gourds, gourd seeds. Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 100 South, 765.674.8088, indianagourdsociety.org. $

Dana Mecum’s 30th Original Spring Classic INDIANAPOLIS, MAY 16–20, 2017

The event features 2,000 American muscle, Corvettes, classics, hot rods, and resto mods and is the largest muscle-car auction in the world. Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St., 262.275.5050, mecum.com/ auctions/indianapolis-2017. $ P (CONTINUED ON PG. 78)

NEW ADDITIONS 6 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (childrensmuseum.org) launched an out-of-this-world exhibit, Beyond Spaceship Earth, whose displays were created with input from a former astronaut. 7 Plainfield’s restored Oasis Diner (oasis diner.com) satisfies with classic ribsticking cuisine and housemade desserts. 8 Test your putt-putt skills at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (imamuseum

.org). Its 18 artist-designed holes of mini golf (seasonal) have an outdoors theme. 9 Condé Nast Traveler named Indy’s brunch darling Milktooth (milktooth indy.com) among the best restaurants in the world—try the glazed bacon. 10 Take a mugshot—er, selfie—at Cell Block 104 Restaurant & Bar and adjacent Boone County Jail Distillery (boone cojaildistillery.com) in Lebanon.

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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.

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 the city. 1 Center Green, 317.843.3800, thecenterpresents.org. Open year-round. $ P

Laser Flash Indiana’s largest and best laser tag center plus a huge arcade and Noble Roman’s pizza. 617 Third Ave. SW, 317.571.1677, laser-flash.com. Open yearround.

Monon Community Center Amenities include a fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools, gym, track, seasonal waterpark, and 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., 7 am–8 pm; Sun., 9 am–8 pm. $ P

Museum of Miniature Houses

AVON

Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/ Brownsburg

Comfort Inn Avon 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.

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, WiFi brownsburgsuites.hamptoninn.com.

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Quality Inn & Suites Brownsburg

LODGING

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/indav.

BROWNSBURG LODGING

The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch The Cabin overlooks our three-acre lake; has six bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths; open living concept on main floor and a large wraparound porch. 6310 E. C.R. 350 North, 317.509.3578, naturalvalleyranch.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.com/in098. WiFi

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, four-and-a-half baths, full kitchen. 6260 E. C.R. 350 North, 317.509. 3577, naturalvalleyranch.com/cottage.html. WiFi

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

CAMBY

ATTRACTIONS

WHO NORTH AMERICA

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. $

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. $ LODGING

Hampton Inn 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 WiFi St., 317.843.1100, hamptoncarmel.com.

Doctor Who specialty store located in Camby, near the Indianapolis airport, featuring a retail store and a merchandise museum. 8901 S. S.R. 67, 317.481.8189, whona.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.– Thurs., 11 am–6 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–8 pm.

Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel

CARMEL

WiFi

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

divvy

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.

ATTRACTIONS

RESTAURANTS

Enjoy the humor and intrigue of Neil Simon’s Rumors. 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes and the classic favorite The Music Man, all at Civic! 3 Center Green, Ste. 300, 317.843.3800, civictheatre.org. Open year-round. $

A dining experience to be shared. More than 100 sharing plates and taster tours to sip, share and savor. Guests 21 years of age and over. 71 W. City Center Dr., 317.706.0000, divvycarmel.com. Mon.– Thurs., 11 am–10 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–midnight.

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


CENTRAL listings

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt

PINHEADS/Alley’s Alehouse

Hampton Inn & Suites

Award-winning homemade ice cream made on site daily since 1945. 2466 E. 146th St., 317.705.1855, handelsicecream.com/indy. Open year-round. Mon.– Thurs. & Sun., 11 am–9:30 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–10 pm.

Bowling, arcade, food and fun all under one roof. Multiple forms of entertainment for the entire family to enjoy together. 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.

Complimentary breakfast, variety of suites, microfridge in all rooms, evening manager’s reception, guest laundry, meeting rooms, free parking, near Klipsch. 11575 Commercial Dr., 317.913.0300, WiFi spraguehotels.com.

Mudbugs Cajun Cafe 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. Mon.–Sat., 11 am–9 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. Open year-round. Sun.–Tues., 11 am–midnight; Wed.–Sat., 11 am–3 am.

LODGING

AmericInn Hotel and Suites Indianapolis NE – Fishers The ideal combination of comfort and amenities at a great value. Free, hot, homestyle AmericInn Perk breakfast every morning. 9780 North by Northeast WiFi Blvd., 317.578.9000, americinn.com.

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, indianapolisnortheastfishers.hgi.com. WiFi

SHOPPING

Clay Terrace Savor shopping and dining in this unique outdoor 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.

Village Park Plaza Located in Westfield bordering Carmel, this outdoor shopping center features Walmart, Kohl’s, Marsh, First Watch and Bed, Bath & Beyond. 2001 E. Greyhound Pass, 317.818.0725. Open year-round. 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 yearround. Tues.–Sat., noon–10 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

DANVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Rural Routes to Main Street Find the perfect piece of art, take a hands-on class and enjoy great food along this self-directed driving tour in west-central 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. $

Indiana Transportation Museum Family, excursions, friends, festivals, education, dinner trains, history fair, railroad experience, Christmas rides, entertainment. Dependent upon train origination in Fishers or Noblesville, 317.773.6000, itm.org. Open year-round. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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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.

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., 317.436.4500,

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Camping

Johnson County Museum of History

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Award-winning homemade ice cream made on site daily since 1945. 8760 E. 116th St., 317.585.8065, handelsicecream.com/indy. Open year-round. Mon.– Thurs. & Sun., 11 am–9:30 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–10 pm.

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.

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

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

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.


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johnsoncountymuseum.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 9 am–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

GREENFIELD ATTRACTIONS

James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home

and festival. Tours by appointment. 5717 N. 300 West, 317.326.2278, tuttleorchards.com. Open year-round.

GREENWOOD ATTRACTIONS

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–October, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 11 am–4 pm. $

City of Greenwood

Tuttle Orchards

LODGING

Fourth-generation orchard and award-winning produce. Year-round store. Fall u-pick, activities

Newly renovated, whirlpool suites, wet bar,

The city has 15 parks, including 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.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

VISITOR RESOURCES

Greenfield

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

Information about antiques, museums, lodging, restaurants, parks and recreation facilities, arts and entertainment and the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. 119 W. North St., 866.384.8687, hcvb.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–6 pm.

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., Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Indiana Foodways Alliance

Hancock County Visitors Bureau

Franklin

Journey Johnson County Located just south of Indianapolis, Johnson County has everything from urban shopping to rural living. Where will your journey take you? journeyjohnsoncounty.org. Open year-round.

Indianapolis Visit Indy

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 yearround.

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 yearround, closed holidays.

Regionwide

Lebanon

The Hoosier State Train Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. We welcome passengers to experience the Golden Era of rail travel between Chicago and Indianapolis! 20 percent discount with code V224. See website for details. hoosierstatetrain.com. Open year-round. $

Carmel

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

A memorable getaway is closer than you think. Fine dining, shopping, entertainment, golf and outdoor adventure. Discover it all, just north of Indy. 37 E. Main St., visithamiltoncounty.com. Open year-round.

Learn more about the hidden gems located just minutes from Indianapolis and Bloomington. Small towns, fun festivals, local artisans and natural beauty await. 109 E. Morgan St., 765.346.5611, visitmorgancountyin.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Danville

Shelbyville

Get away from the everyday in Hendricks County. Enjoy an affordable destination of family fun, recreation, culture and more, just minutes 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 Visitors’ 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., 9 am–5 pm.

Hamilton County Tourism

Visit Hendricks County

Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau

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micro-fridge in every room, fitness room, guest laundry, near downtown Indy and Greenwood Park Mall, free parking. 1180 Wilson Dr., 317.881.0600, WiFi spraguehotels.com. RECREATION

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

Indy Eleven

year-round. Mon–Sat., 10 am–3:30 pm; Sun. (June– July), noon–3:30 pm. $

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 and best children’s museum. Science is everywhere at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 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.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $ P

Fastimes Indoor Karting Accelerate around our 900-foot, indoor bi-level track in fast European karts. Photo ID and racers under 18 need parental consent. Check online for details. 3455 Harper Rd., 317.566.0066, ftik.com. Open year-round. 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 obstacles. Mention promo code INDIANA17 for a 10 percent discount, expires 12-31-17. 5855 Delong Rd., 800.971.8271, goape.com. Open March–Nov. $

The HandleBar Indy’s 16-person pedal-powered pub on wheels! BYOB, crank the music and tour with us. Downtown Indy, 317.620.1448, handlebarindy.com. Open March– Nov. Mon.–Fri., 12:30 pm–10 pm; Sat.–Sun., 10 am –10 pm. $ P

IMAX® Theater in the Indiana State Museum Located at White River State Park’s Indiana State

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Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Eagle Creek Park


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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

Indy Eleven Experience the excitement of professional soccer with Indy Eleven games downtown at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium: the world’s game, Indiana’s team! 1001 W. New York St., 317.685.1100, indyeleven.com. $P

Indy Flight Academy & WaterSports Geist Lake, Morse Reservoir or Lake Monroe, or we can come to you. Indiana’s premier WaterJetPack instruction academy offering a flyor-it’s-free guarantee. We have taught over 3,500 people 6–75 years old, 60–360 pounds. Indianapolis and various lakes within the state, 317.348.4359, indyflightacademy.com. Open year-round. $

has 152 acres of lush gardens, historic homes, outdoor sculptures and inspiring performance and gallery spaces. 4000 Michigan Rd., 317.923.1331, imamuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Wed. & Fri.–Sat., 11 am–5 pm; Thurs., 11 am– 9 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. $

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

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

A preservation of a late-Victorian home that contains the original furnishings and belongings of the Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley. 528 Lockerbie St., 317.631.5885, rileykids.org. Open Feb.–Dec., closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–3:30 pm. $

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

Indiana Capitol Tours 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.

Indiana Historical Society 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, closed holidays. $

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 just 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; Sat., 10 am–4 pm. 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 Museum of Art More than a museum—so much more! The IMA VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library The Vonnegut Library is the nation’s only museum championing the literary artistic and cultural contributions of the Indianapolis author. Jan.–April 8 location: 340 N. Senate Ave. After April 8, visit our new location at 646 Massachusetts Ave., 317.652.1954, vonnegutlibrary.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Tues. & Thurs.–Fri., 11 am–6 pm; Sat.–Sun., noon–5 pm.

NCAA Hall of Champions 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

Rhythm! Discovery Center Rhythm! Discovery Center is the world’s foremost drum and percussion museum providing interactive, educational exhibits and programs. 110 W. Washington St., Ste. A, 317.275.9030, rhythmdiscoverycenter.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm, Sun., noon–5 pm. $ P

White River State Park Visit the Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, NCAA Hall of Champions and Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn concert venue. 801 W. Washington St., 317.232.2434, inwhiteriver.org. Open year-round. $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 Inside America’s first Union Station with 26 authentic Pullman train-car sleeper rooms. Near attractions, shopping, sporting events and restaurants. 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 WiFi N. Post Rd., 317.638.6000, indianainns.com.

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 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

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest When looking to book a hotel on the northwest side of Indy, select the one that values its guests the most with a 100 percent Hampton

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Guarantee: the Hampton Inn NW. 5860 W. 73rd St., WiFi 317.290.6000, hamptonnw.com.

Hilton Garden Inn Micro-fridge in every room, whirlpool suites, indoor pool and spa, fitness and business center, meeting space, Garden Grille & Bar, guest laundry, free parking. 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

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport 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.

Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis Northwest Excellent highway access and close proximity to popular destinations make the Holiday Inn Express Northwest Indianapolis a one-of-a-kind hotel. 7220 WiFi Woodland Dr., 317.290.1212, hixindy.com.

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Minutes from downtown, convenient to attractions, shopping and nightlife. Easy highway access and complimentary parking. Indoor pool and fitness center. 151 S. East St., 317.783.5151, WiFi hiexpress.com/indysouth.

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

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown Enjoy an unparalleled Circle City experience at Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, an inviting hotel in the heart of the city. 350 W. Maryland WiFi St., 317.822.3500, indymarriott.com. P VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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The Marten House Hotel & Lilly Conference Center

RECREATION

State-of-the-art conference center with banquet and catering facilities and full-service restaurant, 1881 Grille. Complimentary WiFi and parking. 1801 W. 86th St., 317.872.4111, martenhousehotel.com.

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. $

WiFi

The Fort Golf Course

Residence Inn Indianapolis Northwest

Fort Harrison State Park

Extended-stay suites offering a free hot breakfast daily and evening reception Monday–Wednesday. Enjoy our apartment-style suites and amenities. 6220 Digital Way, 317.275.6000, marriott.com/indws.

Walking, jogging, biking and multi-use 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. $

WiFi

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

Hard Rock Cafe An electrifying vibe. Jaw-dropping memorabilia. And a legendary menu. We didn’t become world famous for nothing. 49 S. Meridian St., 317.636.2550, hardrock.com/cafes/indianapolis. Open year-round.

Harry & Izzy’s Downtown Voted best burger and fries in Indianapolis. Companion restaurant of St. Elmo Steak House. Professional guest service and superior food. 153 S. Illinois St., 317.635.9594, harryandizzys.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–11 pm; Fri.– Sat., 11 am–midnight; Sun., noon–9 pm. P

Harry & Izzy’s Northside From world-famous shrimp cocktail to a simple but elegant burger and fries, there’s something on our menu for just about everyone. 4050 E. 82nd St., 317.915.8045, harryandizzys.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–11 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–midnight; Sun., 11 am–9 pm.

St. Elmo Steak House 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 Fine architectural antiques celebrating 37 years! Specialties: lighting, mantles, stained glass, hardware, doors, garden items and more. Always buying! 5000 W. 96th St., 317.873.2727, antiquearchitectural.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

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 Offering more than 100 shopping, dining and entertainment options, including Punch Bowl Social, Harry & Izzy’s, Ruth’s Chris, Carson’s, H&M, Banana Republic. 49 W. Maryland St., 317.681.8000, simon.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm. P

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, 317.238.3198, simon.com/ mall/the-fashion-mall-at-keystone. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

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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.

Indy Reads Books We offer a great selection of “previously loved” books and new books too. All proceeds support Indy Reads adult literacy programs. Do good, read more. 911 Massachusetts Ave., 317.384.1496, indyreadsbooks.org. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 11 am–7 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–9 pm; Sun., noon– 6 pm.

with two art galleries and additional exhibit areas. Monthly Second Friday open house. 190 N. 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. LODGING

Best Western Conveniently located near S.R. 37. Offering

complimentary full breakfast, free parking, fitness and business center and high-speed Internet access. Close to shopping and restaurants. Near IU Bloomington. 50 Bill’s Blvd., 765.342.1842, 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. Thurs., 10 am–4 pm; Fri., 10 am–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–3 pm.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

12.05 Distillery

Sample 12.05 spirits, cocktails and beer/wine, and dine at connecting Repeal. Floor-to-ceiling view of distillery. Purchase bottles. Sunday Bloody Mary bar. 630 Virginia Ave., 317.672.7514, 1205distillery.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 11 am– 10 pm; Sun., 11 am–3 pm.

Easley Winery Visit one of Yahoo Travel’s top 10 urban wineries in downtown Indy to discover a great wine. Join us for tastings, weekend tours and 20 awardwinning wines. 205 N. College Ave., 317.636.4516, easleywinery.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 11 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm. $

Sun King Brewing Company An Indianapolis-based craft brewery with a focus on continually crafting traditional seasonals and unique specialty beer. 135 N. College Ave., 317.602.3702, sunkingbrewing.com. Open yearround, closed holidays. Mon.–Thurs., 10 am–7 pm; Fri., 10 am–10 pm; Sat., noon–10 pm; Sun., 1 pm– 6 pm.

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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 A family-owned bakery that has earned a reputation for providing some of the finest donuts in the state. Voted 2014 Best Bakery by Indy A-List. 820 W. South St., Exit 140 S.R. 32, 765.482.1740, titusbakery.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 6 am–6 pm; Sat., 6 am–2 pm.

MARTINSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

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Cedar Creek Winery and Brew Co. Enjoy wine and beer in the tasting and taprooms in this beautiful French-European–style building. Located just three miles from S.R. 37. 3820 Leonard Rd., 765.342.9000, cedarcreekwineandbrew.com. Open year-round. Sun.–Thurs., noon–6 pm; Fri.– Sat., noon–8 pm.

MOORESVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Mooresville Park & Recreation District A beautiful, natural community park with plenty of open space for family picnics. Features aquatic

center and two-person zipline ride. 1101 Indianapolis Rd., 317.831.7149, mooresvillepark.com. $ LODGING

Hometown Inn Located on S.R. 67. Free coffee, local calls, WiFi. Near restaurants, one mile from St. Francis Hospital. Five miles from I-70 and I-465. Free semi parking. 100 Hopkins Trail East, 317.584.3775. WiFi

County. Enjoy unique local shops, restaurants and recreation all in one must-see destination. 839 Conner St., 317.776.0205, hipstoricnoblesville.com. Open year-round.

Nickel Plate Arts Campus

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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.–Thurs., noon–5 pm; Fri., noon–5:30 pm; Sat., 10 am–5:30 pm.

Experience the heart of culture in Hamilton

SHOPPING

NOBLESVILLE Hipstoric Downtown Noblesville

A Corner Cottage 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–5 pm.

Always In Stitches Quality quilting fabrics, yarn, cross-stitch, classes, gifts and wool. Join us for fun and fellowship. A 2015 Quilt Sampler Shop. 1808 E. Conner St., 317.776.4227, alwaysinstitches1.com. Open yearround. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 am–4:30 pm; Tues. & Thurs., 10 am–7:30 pm; Sat., 9:30 am–4 pm.

Cabela’s Cabela’s is your home for quality hunting, fishing, camping, recreational shooting and outdoor gear at competitive prices. 13725 Cabela Pkwy., 317.565.6400, cabelas.com/noblesville. Open yearround.

Hamilton Town Center An extraordinary open-air streetscape environment showcasing a diverse mix of retail, restaurants and entertainment venues at Exit 210 and 146th Street. 13901 Town Center Blvd., 317.770.5996, simon.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 11 am–6 pm.

PLAINFIELD LODGING

Baymont Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport/Plainfield Only six miles from the airport and 13 miles to downtown Indy. Free airport shuttle, free WiFi and free hot breakfast! Micro/fridge in every room. Indoor pool and spa. 6010 Gateway Dr., WiFi 317.837.9000, baymontinns.com.

Best Western Atrea Inn & Suites Hotel includes suites, complimentary breakfast and WiFi, pool, sauna, meeting space, fullservice bar, fitness center and much more! 6109 Cambridge Way, 317.837.7500, bestwesternatrea.com. WiFi

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

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Southwest/Plainfield Perfect for business or leisure. This modern establishment provides complimentary WiFi and 24-hour airport transportation, as well as hot

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breakfast daily. 2244 E. Perry Rd., 317.839.9993, indianapolisswplainfield.hamptoninn.com. WiFi

Holiday Inn Express Airport Plainfield 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.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport/Plainfield Newly renovated. All suites with fully equipped kitchens. Complimentary WiFi, daily breakfast, plus evening social Monday–Thursday. Great for one night or extended stay. 2264 E. Perry Rd., 317.839.1900, indianapolisplainfield WiFi .homewoodsuites.com.

Indy. Winery amid 1,300 hotel rooms. Offers 50 wines by glass/bottle, tasting, snacks and gift shop daily. 6291 Cambridge Way, 317.837.9463, chateauthomas.com. Open year-round.

SHELBYVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Grover Museum Permanent life-size street scene with 30 stores in the 1900–1910 era. Railroad display with running trains. Quilt show, Christmas Festival of Trees. Admission is free. 52 W. Broadway St., 317.392.4634, grovermuseum.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm.

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino Experience the difference with 2,200 slots and e-table games and live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing. 4300 N. Michigan Rd., 877.FUN.4.IND, indianagrand.com. Located southeast of Indy. 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 St., 317.804.3000, westfieldwelcome.com. Open year-round.

LaQuinta Inn & Suites Conveniently located at Plainfield Exit 66 on I-70, next to the Indianapolis International Airport. Free hot continental breakfast and free 24/7 airport shuttle. 2251 Manchester Dr., 317.279.2650, WiFi laquintaplainfield.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, 317.204.3769, 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. Full breakfast. 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.

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 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 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. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Chateau Thomas Winery

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Brick Street Market ZIONSVILLE, MAY 20, 2017

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.

Taste of Shelby County SHELBYVILLE, JUNE 2, 2017

Local flavors of unique restaurants and wines and brews by local breweries. Music throughout the day, kids’ activities and chalk-art contest. Public Square, 317.398.9623, visitshelbycounty.com. 5 pm–10 pm. $

Indian Market & Festival INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 24–25, 2017

Native American fine art, food, music, dancing, storytelling and family activities. Children 17 and under are free. Includes museum access. Eiteljorg Museum, 601 W. New York St., 317.636.9378, eiteljorg.org. $ P

Shelby County Fair SHELBYVILLE, JULY 3–8, 2017

4-H exhibits, live music, great food and vendor booths. Superb midway and special activities every night. Shelby County Fairgrounds, intersection of Fair Ave. & Morris Ave., 317.392.1612, shelbycountyfair .us.

Arts in the Park and Tour D’Art SHELBYVILLE, JULY 15, SEPT. 10, OCT. 13–14, 2017

CruZionsville ZIONSVILLE, JUNE 3, 2017

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

Mel Kenyon Classic

July 15: kids’ activities, adult classes, puppets and hands-on projects. Sept. 10: visiting gravesites and review tombstone decor. Oct. 13–14: art show and choir concert. Blue River Memorial Park, 725 Lee Blvd.; Forest Hill Cemetery, 704 Morris Ave., 317.364.0712, shelbycountyartsfest.com.

LEBANON, JUNE 3–4, 2017

Boone County 4-H Fair

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.

LEBANON, JULY 2017

Marsh Symphony on the Prairie

Free admission, free parking, free entertainment, antique tractors, tractor pulls, 4-H exhibits, animal exhibits, food vendors, demolition derby. Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 South, 765.482.0750, extension.purdue.edu/ boone.

FISHERS, JUNE 16–SEPT. 3, 2017

Indiana State Fair

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. $

INDIANAPOLIS, AUG. 4–20, 2017

Talbot Street Art Fair INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 17–18, 2017

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

Indy Ultimate INDIANAPOLIS, JUNE 24, 2017

The second-annual urban adventure race highlights the iconic sports, military and cultural sights of Indianapolis. Register today and #ConquerIndy. Downtown Indianapolis, 317.237.5000, indyultimate.com. $

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The Indiana State Fair honors youth, agriculture and education in a fun and entertaining environment. Join us Aug. 4–20. Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E. 38th St., 317.927.7500, indianastatefair.com. $ P

Cumberland Arts Goes to Market CUMBERLAND, AUG. 19, 2017

Ninth annual arts and crafts festival with farmers market, 90 vendors, entertainment, food. 9 am–4 pm. A celebration of art and community! Free admission and parking. Saturn Street at Cumberland Town Hall, 317.894.2645, cumberlandarts.org.

35th Annual Traditional Pow-wow LEBANON, AUG. 19–20, 2017

Native American singing, dancing, Red Road specials, vendors and

food. Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 100 South, Exit 138, 765.453.9025, americanindiancounci.wix.com/ americanindiancounci. $

GreekFest 2017 CARMEL, AUG. 25–27, 2017

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 64th Annual Fall Festival ZIONSVILLE, SEPT. 8–10, 2017

Parade Sat morning, carnival starting Fri evening, arts and crafts fair, pet pavilion, live music and other entertainment all day and into the evening. Car show Sun. Downtown in Lions Park, 317.873.5540, zionsvillelions.com.

Back to the Fifties Festival LEBANON, SEPT. 15–16, 2017

Bring the family for live entertainment, food, shopping, kids’ activities, classic cars and antique bicycles, and an art and photography show. No pets; service animals welcome. No admission charge. Lebanon, 866.447.5050, fiftiesfestival.com.

Indy Irish Fest INDIANAPOLIS, SEPT. 15–17, 2017

Twenty-second anniversary of Indy Irish Fest. Four stages of Irish music, dance and cultural exhibits and demos. Great fun for the whole family. Military Park in downtown Indianapolis, 601 W. New York St., 317.713.7117, indyirishfest.com. Sept. 15, 4:30–11 pm; Sept. 16, 11:30 am– 11 pm; Sept. 17, 10:30 am–5 pm. $P

Whitestown Brew Fest

Festival of the Turning Leaves THORNTOWN, SEPT. 22–24, 2017

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

Atlanta New Earth Festival ATLANTA, SEPT. 23–24, 2017

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.

Carmel International Arts Festival CARMEL, SEPT. 23–24, 2017

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.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival NOBLESVILLE, OCT. 1–31, 2017

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

Jamestown Apple Cider Festival JAMESTOWN, OCT. 7, 2017

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

WHITESTOWN, SEPT. 16, 2017

DANVILLE, OCT. 7–8, 14–15, 2017

Top craft breweries from across Indiana. Home-brew competition, local food vendors, live music. Tickets available only. 21 years of age and over event. Whitestown Municipal Complex, 6210 Veterans Dr., 317.732.4537, whitestownbrewfest .com. $

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

Shelby County Pioneer Fair SHELBYVILLE, SEPT. 16–17, 2017

Living history from 1822–1865 in a village of costumed participants. Music, magic, food, crafters, animals and more. Shelby County Fairgrounds, intersection of Fair Ave. & Morris Ave., 317.392.4634, grovermuseum.org. $

Zionsville Christmas in the Village ZIONSVILLE, NOV. 25–DEC. 23, 2017

A fun, free, family-friendly event. The parade includes Santa, live reindeer and more! Brick Street, Downtown Zionsville, 317.873.3836, zionsvillechamber.com.


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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. Farm store, nature walk, milking parlor, or stop by our farm store for local sustainable, artisan goods. 9101 Moore Rd., 317.733.1700, traderspointcreamery.com. Open year-round. RESTAURANTS

The Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery Farm-to-table restaurant housed in a historic barn at an organic dairy farm. Taste organic, local dishes

for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. 9101 Moore Rd., 317.733.1700, traderspointcreamery.com. Open year-round. Lunch: Mon.–Sat., 11 am–2:30 pm. Dinner: Tues.–Thurs. & Sun., 5–9 p.m.; Fri.– Sat., 5–9:30 p.m. Sunday brunch: 9:30 am– 2:30 pm. 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.

Fanimation Antique Museum in Zionsville

LODGING

Hampton Inn Westfield Located across the street from Grand Park Sports Complex. This new hotel is scheduled to open in April 2017. 17400 Wheeler Rd., schahethotels.com. WiFi

SHOPPING

Titus Bakery A family-owned bakery that has earned a reputation for providing some of the finest donuts in the state. Voted 2014 Best Bakery by Indy A-List. 17471 Wheeler Rd., Ste. 110, 317.763.1700, titusbakery. com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 6 am–6 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Grand Junction Brewing Company 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, grandjunctionbrewing.com. Open year-round.

WHITESTOWN LODGING

Hampton Inn 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.

Holiday Inn Express Opening in 2017. A new hotel in Whitestown, Indiana, conveniently located off of I-65. 6064 S. Main St., 888.465.4329, hiexpress.com.

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ZIONSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Fanimation Antique Museum Antique fan museum hosted by Fanimation houses 1,000 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.

SullivanMunce Cultural Center Zionsville Welcome Center. Discover local history, find your roots in our genealogy library. Create and explore in our art center. Walking tours available. 225 W. Hawthorne St., 317.873.4900, VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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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, ride a roller coaster, whoosh down a water slide, 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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DESTINATION LISTINGS pgs. 86–93

REGIONAL MAP pg. 86

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CAMPING SITES pg. 92

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Animals, parks, architecture, history—find them all during your trip to Western Indiana.

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BATTLE GROUND (48 miles/43

min.) Stretch your legs on the 18-mile Wabash Heritage Trail (tippecanoe.in.gov/parks), which skirts the banks of the Wabash River and offers opportunities to see wildlife, such as birds on Heron Island.

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WEST LAFAYETTE (8 miles/13 min.) Featuring various native wildflowers and a Native American village after which the site was named, Prophetstown State Park (in.gov/dnr/parklake/2971.htm) also includes a small-scale sustainable working farm—say hi to Bojangles the mini horse.

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WEST LAFAYETTE (8 miles/17 min.) Considered one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright homes in the country, Samara (samara-house.org) boasts more than 40 of the architect’s innovations.

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End Grill (eastendmain.com) merges classic steakhouse with innovative bistro in a chic space outfitted with wood and brick.

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41 min.) Gen. Lew Wallace penned most of his epic religious work Ben-Hur while sitting under a tree on the grounds of what is now the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum (ben-hur.com). The stately building houses artifacts from Wallace’s life, and the peaceful grounds are ideal for a leisurely walk.

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The Bridgeton Mill (bridgeton mill.com), the oldest continually operating mill in Indiana, stone-grinds corn and flour amid a picturesque setting with a covered bridge and waterfall.

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TERRE HAUTE (23 miles/37 min.) Designed to inspire curiosity and thought, Art Spaces (wabashvalleyartspaces.com) is a collection of original outdoor sculptures dotting the streets. Find a map online and create your own interpretations.

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JASONVILLE (30 miles, 39 min.) Lace up your boots

for a leisurely hike through Shakamak State Park (in.gov/dnr/ parklake/2969.htm). From nearly nine miles of trails, you can see deer, foxes, waterfowl and many species of birds.

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START HERE: FAIR OAKS The nation’s only agricultural theme park, Fair Oaks Farms (fofarms.com) provides a full day of fun, which can include seeing calves and piglets being born, finding out where food comes from, romping around a tree house and biting into a gooey grilled cheese in the onsite cafe.


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FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS Your ticket to seasonal fun in Western Indiana. Parke County Maple Syrup Fair ROCKVILLE, FEB. 25–26, MARCH 4–5, 2017

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 13, JUNE 3, JULY 8, AUG. 12 & SEPT. 2, 2017

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 27, 2017

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.

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS WILL LOVE THIS MIX OF THINGS TO DO, EAT AND SEE IN WESTERN INDIANA.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS 1 Triple XXX Family Restaurant (triple xxxfamilyrestaurant.com) in West Lafayette is famous for its classic diner fare—burgers, fries and old-fashioned Triple XXX root beer.

At the Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum (tippecanoehistory.org), experience the site in Lafayette where William Henry Harrison’s forces fought those of Tecumseh. 2

Kids can roam three stories of exhibits related to science and technology at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum 3

(thchildrensmuseum.com), and excavate dinosaur bones, encase themselves in a giant bubble and construct a skyscraper out of Legos. 4 Whether you’re seeking thrills or prefer a leisurely whirl on the carousel, Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort (indi anabeach.com) has delighted Monticello guests since 1926. 5 McCormick’s Creek State Park (in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2978.htm) offers miles of hiking trails, a waterfall, historic buildings and a fire tower—climb on up!

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Taste of Tippecanoe LAFAYETTE, JUNE 17, 2017

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. $

Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering BATTLE GROUND, JUNE 23–25, 2017

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, indianafiddlersgathering.org. $

Wabash Riverfest WEST LAFAYETTE, JULY 8, 2017

Family-friendly celebration of the Wabash River. Canoe races, children’s activities, educational exhibits, music, food, 5K run, bike events, and more! Tapawingo Park, 100 Tapawingo Dr., 765.420.8505, wabashriverfest.com.

Dancing & Cruising in the Streets LAFAYETTE, JULY 15, 2017

Enjoy a classic car and motorcycle cruise, food, and beer and wine, plus two stages of live entertainment. Downtown Lafayette, 765.742.4044, dancinginthestreets.net. $ (CONTINUED ON PG. 89)

NEW ADDITIONS 6 The Nature Conservancy has reintroduced bison to Kankakee Sands (nature .org), and you can watch them from the observation deck.

Crop Adventure has joined the dairy- and pig-focused exhibits at Fair Oaks Farms ( fofarms.com), offering a fun look at modern agriculture practices. 7

8 Let the kids literally bounce off the walls at Lafayette’s Elite Air Trampoline

Park (eliteairpark.com), which has a foam pit, a basketball hoop and dodgeball matches. 9 At Raccoon State Recreation Area (in .gov/dnr/parklake/2959.htm) in Parke County, the Centennial Trail is now paved, making it accessible for all. 10 Conspire: Contemporary Craft (conspireindiana.com) is Greencastle’s hippest emporium of modern handmade goods, like housewares and jewelry.

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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.

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum Designed by the Civil War general who achieved international fame through his novel Ben-Hur. 2017 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 Senator 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. Open March–Dec., closed holidays. Tues., 1 pm–5 pm; Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm. $

Ropkey Armor Museum This museum offers a large collection of historical armored and soft-skinned vehicles and vintage aircraft from WWI through Desert Storm. 5649 E. 150 North, 765.794.0238, ropkeyarmormuseum.com. Open March–Dec., closed holidays. Mon.–Wed., 11 am–4 pm.

Rotary Jail Museum

CLOVERDALE LODGING

Days Inn Sixty rooms, free breakfast and trucker, AAA, AARP rates. Free cable, free WiFi, meeting facilities. Pets allowed. Exit 41, Covered Bridge Country. 1031 N. WiFi Main St., 765.795.6400, daysinn.com.

continental breakfast, microwave/refrigerator, suites and a indoor heated pool. Free WiFi, laundry on site. 1020 N. Main St., 765.795.7373, super8.com. WiFi

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, rotaryjailmusuem.org. Open March–Dec., closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–3 pm. $

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Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake

Wabash & Erie Canal Park

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. $

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, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri. & Sun., 1 pm–4 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

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Econo Lodge

Cabins & Candlelight

Fair Oaks Farms

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 WiFi St., 765.795.6900, choicehotels.com.

Cabins & Candlelight is a romantic retreat for couples featuring luxurious log cabins, whirlpool bathtubs, fireplaces, screened decks and full kitchen. 7295 N. 1100 East, 765.436.2133, cabinsandcandlelight.com.

Holiday Inn Express

CRAWFORDSVILE

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. $

Dogwood Springs Vacation Home Country retreat of 40+ wooded acres, six bedrooms, four full baths/one half bath. Sleeps 14+ with a seven-acre private lake in the heart of Covered Bridge Country. 8105 S. S.R. 243, dogwoodspringscampground.com. WiFi

LODGING

Newly renovated with three stories, this Holiday Inn Express is top of the line surrounded by historical attractions. Exit 41 in Cloverdale, IN. 1017 N. Main WiFi St., 765.795.5050, holidayinnexpress.com.

Motel 6 Located approximately 39 miles west of Indianapolis, Motel 6 offers clean rooms and affordable rates. Near nine covered bridges, restaurants. Affordable rates. 924 N. Main St., WiFi 765.795.3000, motel6.com.

Super 8 Motel With 58 rooms, the Super 8 Motel offers free

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Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery

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Nonprofit art gallery offering featured artists, exhibits and original artwork for purchase. Athens of Indiana Arts 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.

Cultural mound site dates to late Woodland Era. Maintained by the Sullivan County American Indian Council. Offers peaceful, interpretive trails. 9098 W. C.R. 825 North, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round.

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Waapaahsiki Sipiiwi Mound Historical Park

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Boat tour along the Wabash & Erie Canal in Delphi

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Benton County Wind Farm Tours brought to you by Benton County Economic Development 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. E-mail: windtours@bentoncounty.in.gov. 765.884.2080, bentoncounty.in.gov. Open April– Oct., closed holidays. $

GREENCASTLE LODGING

3 Fat Labs Nestled on 26 forested acres, we are five minutes west of DePauw with six bedrooms, surrounded by nine covered bridges, nature trails and 3 Fat Labs and a cat. 2009 S. C.R. 400 West, 765.653.0308, WiFi 3fatlabs.net.

Also known as the Dr. Clinton Zaring home, this 1887 Queen Anne Victorian has fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, free WiFi and off-street parking. 9 E. Poplar, 765.653.7896, 9eastonpoplar.com. WiFi

Birdsong Bed & Breakfast Located in Covered Bridge Country, just 39 miles west of Indianapolis, Birdsong is close to downtown shopping, the DePauw campus and restaurants. 1172 W. C.R. 200 South, 765.653.6739, birdsongatgreencastle.com. WiFi

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College Inn This motel is less than one mile from central Greencastle and DePauw University. Features spacious rooms with free WiFi and a mini-fridge and WiFi microwave. 315 Bloomington St., 765.653.4167.

Dixie Chopper Hotel & Conference Center Twelve luxurious rooms; you have wireless Internet and cable. Corporate and special-event rates are

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available. Enjoy the planes as they fly in. 102 Ballard WiFi Ln., 765.655.1658, dixiechopperhotel.com.

Greencastle Inn Fifteen rooms, outside corridor, double beds, close to dining and DePauw campus. Microwaves, refrigerators, cable TV, clean rooms and close to downtown. 1233 S. Bloomington St., 765.653.8424. WiFi

festival offers rides, food, a beer tent, free quality nightly entertainment and a parade on Saturday. Courthouse Square, 812.243.1228, sullivanrotary.org. 4 pm–10 pm.

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Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair LAFAYETTE, JULY 22–29, 2017

All phases of agriculture, 4-H exhibits, wide variety of youth activities, carnival rides, games and mouthwatering fair food. Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1010 Teal Rd., 765.474.0793, purdue.edu/extension.

Global Fest WEST LAFAYETTE, SEPT. 16, 2017

Celebration of world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. Continuous stage entertainment and children’s activities. International Center, 523 Russell St., 765.775.5113, wl.in.gov.

OUTfest Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show WEST LAFAYETTE, JULY 29, 2017

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.

Colt World Series LAFAYETTE, AUG. 4–9, 2017

PONY baseball tournament comprised of 10 teams of 15- and 16-year-olds from around the world. Bert E. Loeb Stadium at Columbian Park, 1915 Scott St., 765.426.6299, coltworldseries.com. $

Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County DELPHI, AUG. 26, 2017

Bacon, bands and brew! Great food, music, craft beer, wine, cook-off, Kidzone, baconeating contest and more. 114 E. Main St., 866.374.6813, indianabaconfestival.com. $

Beers Across the Wabash LAFAYETTE, AUG. 26, 2017

Taste an assortment of ales and lagers from 30 Indiana breweries. Downtown Lafayette, 765.714.4844, beersacrossthewabash.com. $

Uptown Jazz & Blues Fest LAFAYETTE, AUG. 26, 2017

Live jazz and blues music festival with dancing, food, beer and wine. Downtown Lafayette, Fifth & Main streets, 765.742.4044, ujbf.org. $

St. Boniface Germanfest LAFAYETTE, SEPT. 9, 2017

Family-friendly festival, German food, five bands, three beer gardens, $10,000 raffle. Free admission. Free shuttle bus from St. Elizabeth Central. St. Boniface, 318 N. Ninth St., 765.404.4717, lafayettegermanfest.org.

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival SULLIVAN, SEPT. 13–16, 2017

Held mid-September for over 60 years, the

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Enjoy live entertainment, great food and beverages, drag show, vendors and family activities. Downtown Lafayette, 765.423.7579, outfest.pridelafayette.org. $

Art on the Wabash WEST LAFAYETTE, SEPT. 24, 2017

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, SEPT. 30–OCT. 1, 2017

Re-enactment of life during the 18th-century French, British and Native American trading post, food, crafts, demonstrations and music. Fort Ouiatenon, S. River Rd., 765.476.8411, tippecanoehistory.org/feast.htm. $ P

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival ROCKVILLE, OCT. 13–22, 2017

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, DEC. 1–3, 2017

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.

Purdue Christmas Show WEST LAFAYETTE, DEC. 2–3, 2017

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. $ VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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The Inn at DePauw & Event Center Featuring 2 West Bistro, Fluttering Duck Bar & Grill, social center, 54 rooms, luggage handling, suites available. Hospitality area, conference room/patio. 2 Seminary Square, 765.658.1000, WiFi innatdepauw.com.

Maple House 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms/ two full baths. Fully furnished with fully equipped kitchen. Close to DePauw campus/downtown area and restaurants. 410 Maple St., 765.341.0900, staygreencastle.com. WiFi

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programs teaching appreciation for world’s wildlife. 1915 Scott St., 765.807.1540, columbianparkzoo.org. April–Oct.

our location at 7591 E. U.S. Hwy. 36, Avon, IN 46123. 3573 Promenade Pkwy., 765.471.1300, monsterminigolf.com. Open year-round. $

The Farm at Prophetstown

Purdue University

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. $

Offering plenty to discover, from sporting events, entertainment by music and theater groups, art galleries, fountains, park-like areas and tours. 765.494.4636, purdue.edu. Open yearround.

Downtown Lafayette–West Lafayette

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & Park

Eclectic dining and shopping, outdoor art and art galleries, nightlife, festivals and events, accommodations and an urban trail along the river. 800.872.6648, readysetgodowntown.com. Open year-round.

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, tippecanoehistory.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. $

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Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Exploration Acres

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.

Northwest Indiana’s largest corn maze and pumpkin patch. Family-friendly activities, country store, concessions and firepits. Mid Sept. thru Oct. 6042 Newcastle Rd., 765.296.2863, explorationacres .com. Sept.–Oct. Thurs., 6 pm–10 pm; Fri., 6 pm–11 pm; Sat., 10 am–11 pm; Sun., noon–7 pm. $

Wolf Park

Columbian Park Zoo

Monster Mini Golf

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Home to more than 190 animals representing nearly 90 different species. Variety of educational

18 holes of monster-themed, glow-in-the dark mini golf and exciting arcade games. Also visit

Close to attractions like Purdue University, Indiana

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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, unearth history at Kankakee Sands or wander fantastic fish and wildlife areas. 201 N. Third St., 219.989.7770, discovernewtoncounty.com. Open year-round.

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Crawfordsville

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., Indianapolis, 317.554.4494, drinkin.beer. Open year-round.

Visitors center adjacent to heritage attractions. Experience family-friendly events, art, unique shopping, ziplining, canoeing, trails and waterways. 218 Pike St., 800.866.3973, visitmoco.com. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Brewers of Indiana Guild

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.

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Montgomery County Visitors & Convention Bureau

Delphi

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Explore our rich heritage and rural beauty. Visit antique shops, parks, museums, waterways and art galleries. Hiking and biking trails. 114 E. Main St., 866.374.6813, carrollcounty chamber.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8:30 am–4:30 pm.

The Hoosier State Train

Greencastle

Stops include Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago. We welcome passengers to experience the Golden Era of rail travel between Chicago and Indianapolis! 20 per-cent discount with code V224. See website for details. hoosierstatetrain.com. Open year-round. $

Putnam County offers a rich variety of outdoor attractions, equestrian events, music and cultural events and unique dining options. 12 W. Washington St., coveredbridge country.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 9 am– 5 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

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Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau

Enjoy a howl with wolves at this non-profit educational wildlife facility. See and learn about wolves, coyotes, fox and bison. 4004 E. 800 North, 765.567.2265, wolfpark.org. Closed holidays. $

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Lafayette

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

Monticello Chamber & 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 St., 574.583.7220, monticelloin.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, Indiana’s famous Cataract Falls and Bridge. Escape to the natural beauty of Sweet Owen County. 54 E. Market St., 812.714.8110, sweetowencvb.org. Open year-round, closed holidays.

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.

West Lafayette Lafayette Limo

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 yearround.


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Beach, McAllister Park and the Tippecanoe Battlefield. 31 Frontage Rd., 765.447.0016, WiFi lafayettecomfortsuites.com.

Courtyard by Marriott – Lafayette When visiting Lafayette and Purdue University, choose the Courtyard by Marriott, a new hotel with great amenities and warm hospitality. Close to I-65. 150 Fairington Ave., 765.449.4800, courtyardlafayette.com.

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Lafayette Conveniently located near Purdue University, area attractions, shopping, golf and restaurants. 3941 South St., 765.447.1600, lafayettein.hamptoninn.com.

percent sirloin burgers, blue plates, signature salads, lunch, dinner, beer and wine. Fresh-baked pies and 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 burgers ground fresh daily, pulled pork BBQ and tenderloins, real ice cream. 2 N. Salisbury St., 765.743.5373, triplexxxfamilyrestaurant.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

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Shopping Communitywide 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.

Tippecanoe Mall Over 90 stores including Macy’s, Kohl’s, Old Navy, JC Penney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, H&M, Finish Line and Sears. Play area, food court, Simon gift cards. 2415 Sagamore Pkwy., 765.448.6177, tippecanoemall.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–6 pm.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton – Lafayette 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 WiFi .homewoodsuites.com. RECREATION

Celery Bog Nature Area 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 year-round.

Prophetstown State Park 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. $

Riverside Skating Center 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.–Mar. $

Stay and Play Golf Packages Accommodations plus 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, homeofpurdue.com/golf/ stayandplaypackages.html. $

Trails Hiking and biking trails abound. Explore the Wabash Heritage Trail and many other beautiful paved and non-paved trails throughout Lafayette and West Lafayette. 800.872.6648, homeofpurdue .com. Open year-round.

Tropicanoe Cove Outdoor Family Aquatic Center Located in Columbian Park and next to the zoo. Try the huge waterslide, lazy river, children’s water playground, beach volleyball and much more! 1915 Scott St., 765.807.1531, lafayette.in.gov/aquatics. Open June–Aug. $ RESTAURANTS

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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.

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Bridgeton Mill Est. 1823 Family-owned 188 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.

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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. $

Covered Bridge Art Gallery Shades State Park

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. Try your hand at disc golf, or take to a nature trail to see deer and bald eagles. 828 N. Marshall Rd., 765.569.6541, rockvillelake.com. $

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CLOVERDALE CBarC Expo 253 W. Stardust Rd. 765.720.3251 cbarcexpo.com

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.

SPENCER McCormick’s Creek State Park 250 McCormick’s Creek Park Rd. 812.829.2235 stateparks.in.gov

Rustic park known for hiking and sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek. Reserve campsites and shelters at camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746.

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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Facility offers 200 campsites with electric and water surrounded by shade close to I-70 at Exit 41. Two indoor arenas, 500 stalls and a large kitchen. 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

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.

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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, Bloomingdale, 812.648.2810, coveredbridgeretreat.dnr.in.gov.

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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. $

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Affordable art by over 30 local artists. All mediums, including wood, pottery, photography and jewelry. Florals to covered bridges. 1877 historic building. 124 W. Ohio St., 765.569.9422, coveredbridge artgallery.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon., Wed.–Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm.


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nature center and planetarium. Swimming, fishing, tennis, saddlebarn with escorted rides, inn on site and camping. 8121 E. Park Rd., 765.597.2635, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

SAINT MARY-OFTHE-WOODS ATTRACTIONS

Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Historical and peaceful for all faith traditions. Walk in the footsteps of Indiana’s first saint, Mother Theodore Guerin. Tours, dining and shopping. 1 Sisters of Providence, 317.535.2945, tours.provcenter.org. Open year-round.

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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’s 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, visit camp.in.gov or call 866.622.6746. 250 McCormick’s Creek Park Rd., 812.829.2235, camp.in.gov. SHOPPING

Cataract General Store

highlights the story of Eva Kor, a survivor of the Holocaust and Nazi Dr. Mengele’s twin experiments. 1532 S. Third St., 812.234.7881, candlesholocaustmuseum.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $ LODGING

Holiday Inn Ideally located to major attractions, golf, shopping and Indiana State University. Indoor pool, fitness center and onsite Longhorn Steakhouse. 3300 U.S. Hwy. 41 South, 812.232.6081, WiFi holiday-inn.com/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 South, 812.235.0696, springhillsuites.com. WiFi

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. Non-electric camping only. 7751 S. 890 West, 765.435.2810, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

Built in 1860, possibly the oldest working general store in Indiana. We carry something for everyone, from antiques to ice cream, pet treats to coffee. 2799 S. Cataract Rd., 765.795.4782. Open April–Dec. Wed.–Thurs., 10 am–5 pm; Fri.–Sat., 10 am–7 pm; Sun., 10 am–6 pm. RECREATION

McCormick’s Creek State Park Swimming, picnicking and staffed nature center. Escorted rides at seasonal saddlebarn. Camping/ lodging reservable. 250 McCormick’s Creek Park Rd., 812.829.2235, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

SULLIVAN ATTRACTIONS

Sullivan County Historical Society Museum Local history, artifacts, displays, genealogy books and records and our bicentennial bison, Tatanka. Tours available by request. 10 S. Court St., 812.268.6253, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 10:30 am–4 pm. RECREATION

Tourism Commission of Sullivan County Enjoy fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, festivals and events; browse our antique shops and explore our historical sites. Home of outdoor recreation. 25 S. Main St., 812.905.0131, sullivancountyin.com. Open year-round.

TERRE HAUTE ATTRACTIONS

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center Indiana’s only Holocaust museum, CANDLES VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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Olivery Winery’s Creekbend Vineyard in Bloomington

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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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Clockwise from left: Architecture tour in Columbus, Grouseland and Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park

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Natural and manmade wonders, shopping and gaming highlight your visit to South Central Indiana.

Grouseland (grouselandfoundation .org), the elegant home of William Henry Harrison, who served as the Indiana Territory’s first governor and the country’s ninth president.

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MITCHELL 63 miles/1 hour, 24

min.) Try to spot the endangered blind cavefish during a cave trip and wander through 20 buildings in Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park (in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm).

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min.) The Arboretum, Beck Chapel, the Sample Gates and the Lilly Library, home to rare books and manuscripts, are worthy stops on a stroll through the tree-heavy campus of Indiana University (iub.edu).

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Columbus, to explore visual arts, culinary treasures, live entertainment and festivals and special events.

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The works of Impressionist painter T.C. Steele; the restored gardens of his wife, Selma; and various hiking trails make the T.C. Steele State Historic Site (indianamuseum.org/tc-steele-state-historic-site) an art- and nature-lover’s dream destination.

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NASHVILLE (10 miles/14 min.)

Delightful boutiques brimming with antiques, jewelry, home decor and gourmet foods attract shoppers to downtown Nashville (browncounty.com) all year long, but its main drag is especially bustling in the fall.

COLUMBUS (18 miles/26 min.)

Design devotees must check out this town’s lauded architecture scene, including structures by Eero Saarinen and I.M. Pei (columbus.in.us).

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trip mileage 242 miles plus extra for ArtsRoad drive time 4 hours, 41 minutes plus extra for stops along ArtsRoad notes Be sure to check routes and attraction hours before setting out.

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COMMISKEY (32 miles/45 min.)

Enjoy wine-tasting, a stroll through the quilt block–shaped gardens and lunch at Twigs & Sprigs at Stream Cliff Farm, Tearoom & Winery (streamclifffarm.com).

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MADISON (24 miles/32

min.) Of all the beautiful features at Lanier Mansion (indianamuseum.org/laniermansion-and-state-historic-site), the gorgeous spiral staircase has to be at the top of the list.

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RISING SUN (44 miles/1 hour)

Cha-ching! Slot machines and video games rule at Rising Star Casino & Resort (risingstarcasino .com), but live shows and golf are part of the fun as well.

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

Rivertown Art Tour VEVAY, MAY 6–7, 2017

Visit the Community Art Center to see plein air painters at work. Creative pieces in many different mediums. Visit and talk with 15 artists on site. Community Art Center, 207 Ferry St., 812.599.4048, switzcotourism.com. Fri., 10 am– 5 pm; Sat., noon–5 pm.

Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival SEYMOUR, MAY 13, 2017

Celebrate the outdoors, see live birds of prey, build birdhouses, take a bird walk and visit the Refuge 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.

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations

SOUTH CENTRAL HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: LIVE MUSIC, COMEDY, ARCHITECTURE, THRILLING BOAT RIDES AND MORE.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS 1 The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy (redskeltonmuseum.org) in Vincennes honors the legacy and memorable characters dreamed up by its namesake radio, TV and film funnyman.

A pristine example of American Modernism, the Miller House and Garden (imamuseum.org) in Columbus boasts a stark interior warmed up by bold colors and playful patterns. The landscaping is equally eye-popping. 2

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MADISON, MAY 19–20, 2017

(storyinn.com) is truly an off-the-beatenpath destination for dinner, brunch or an overnight stay in one of the peaceful, TV-free rooms. 4 For more than 50 years, the summertime Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival (billmonroemusicpark.com), a multiday ode to twangy tunes, has drawn thousands to Bean Blossom. 5 In Oldenburg, the “Village of Spires,” The Brau Haus (oldenburgbrauhaus .com) dishes up comforting homey favorites, like roast beef and chicken dinners.

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Nationally known contemporary and traditional folk/roots musicians, storytelling, food, regional wines and a craft-beer festival. Family friendly. Bicentennial Park, Riverfront, 100 W. Vaughn Dr., 800.559.2956, riverroots.org. Fri., 5 pm–11:30 pm; Sat., 11:30 am–11:30 pm. $

Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous VINCENNES, MAY 27–28, 2017

American Revolutionary War re-enactment featuring soldiers, craftsmen, traders and merchants. Live entertainment and demonstations for all ages, plus food cooked over an open fire. French Commons and George Rogers Clark NHP, Second & Willow streets, 800.886.6443, spiritofvincennes.org. $P

Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival CROTHERSVILLE, JUNE 8–10, 2017

This patriotic festival celebrates small towns and the American spirit. Vendors, carnival rides, food (including world-famous pork burgers), entertainment, a parade and great fun for all. Crothersville Community Schools, Preston St., 812.569.0407, crothersvillerwb.com. (CONTINUED ON PG. 100)

NEW ADDITIONS 6 Train-spotters have a brand-new observation deck from which to watch machines chugging along the 2,307foot-long Tulip Trestle bridge in Bloomfield. 7 Longtime Bloomington fave Upland Brewing Co. (uplandbeer.com) has opened The Wood Shop, devoted solely to sour beers. 8 Explore the Ohio and Kentucky rivers on a 15-, 40-, 90- or 155-mile Rockin’

Thunder (rockinthunder.com) boat trip. The adventures depart from Madison. 9 Hear live music three nights a week at Nashville’s newest live-music venue, Red Barn Jamboree ( facebook.com/ indianaredbarnjamboree). 10 Find better bird-watching at Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area (in.gov/dnr/ fishwild/3094.htm) in Linton, thanks to the visitors’ center from which to view waterfowl, herons and sandhill cranes.

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and stay—come see! 35 S. Main St., 800.445.4939, WiFi the-sherman.com.

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 south central 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.

REGIONWIDE

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

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, 812.952.2650, indianauplands.com. Open year-round.

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 and 1/6- and 1/2-barrel kegs. 315 Importing St., 812.655.9079, gcbeer.com. Open year-round. Thurs.–Sat., noon–9 pm.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

indoor pool, free continental breakfast, free Internet, suites and handicapped-accessible rooms. 112 S.R. 46 East, 812.934.6185, comfortinn.com/hotelWiFi batesville-indiana-IN134#listpos1.

Hampton Inn 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. WiFi

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 on the property. 857 Six Pine Ranch Rd., 812.934.2600, WiFi walhillfarm.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.

The Sherman House Restaurant and Inn One of the oldest buildings in Indiana, the Sherman House has just been completely renovated by new owners. A unique place to dine

Salt Creek Brewery

Enjoy locally made beer, live weekly entertainment and a great dinner, all in the unique atmosphere of one of the only open-pit breweries in the U.S. 466 Old S.R. 37, 812.277.8277, saltcreekbrewery.com. Open year-round.

BLOOMINGTON ATTRACTIONS

Oliver Winery Indiana’s oldest and largest winery is a world-class 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 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. WiFi

RECREATION

Monroe Lake 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 LODGING

Comfort Inn Batesville Just off I-74 with walking distance to restaurants,

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Bloomington Antique Mall

Monroe Lake

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, bloomingtonantiquemall.com. Open daily, 10 am– 6 pm. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Oliver Winery

Indiana’s oldest and largest winery is a top-rated wine destination. Our wine list features more than 40 wines, from semi-sweet to dry. 200 E. Winery Rd., 812.876.5800, oliverwinery.com. Open yearround, 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 or sour ales next door at Wood Shop brewery. Our Champagne Velvet, a preProhibition pilsener, is based off of the original 1902 recipe. Tours also at our main brewery on Profile Pkwy 350 W. 11th St., 812.336.2337, uplandbeer .com. Open year-round.

BROOKVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Pickleball Rocks Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America and Brookville, Indiana. Fun for all ages and all ability levels. Free play anytime. 11146 County Park Rd., 866.406.8149, pickleballrocks.com. Open yearround.

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fiddle contest, steam engine and entertainment. Decatur County Fairgrounds, 812.663.7869. $

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Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues

Tenderloin Throwdown GREENSBURG, JUNE 24, 2017

Tenderloin Throwdown contest with prizes for Indiana’s best breaded, grilled, creative pork tenderloin, and people’s choice. Entertainment and games. 150 Courthouse Square, 812.222.0037.

Limestone Heritage Festival

MADISON, AUG. 18–19, 2017

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, madisonribberfest.com. Fri., 5 pm–11:30 pm; Sat., 11 am–11:30 pm. $

BEDFORD, JUNE 30–JULY 1, 2017

46th Swiss Wine Festival

Celebrate 4th of July with a BBQ cook-off contest, parade, food, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. Downtown, 1116 16th St., 812.329.4221, downtownbedford.org.

VEVAY, AUG. 24–27, 2017

Freetown July Festival FREETOWN, JULY 7–8, 2017

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. Fri., 5–9 pm; Sat., 11 am–9 pm.

Red Skelton Festival VINCENNES, JULY 15, 2017

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 23–29, 2017

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.

Odon Old Settlers Festival ODON, AUG. 3–5, 2017

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 S.R. 58, 812.636.8218, odonoldsettlers .com.

Greensburg Power of the Past GREENSBURG, AUG. 17–20, 2017

Annual machinery show. Featured tractor is John Deere. Flea markets, food booths, kids’ games, toy show,

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Voted a Top 10 Event by Top Events USA, the Swiss Wine Festival is Indiana’s only four-day event paying homage to Switzerland County’s wine-making roots. Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, 100 Ferry St., 812.427.9463, swisswinefestival.org. $P

Downtown Seymour Scoop the Loop SEYMOUR, AUG. 26, 2017

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 pm– 11 pm.

On the River Car Show & Cruise In

Salute to the Veterans of WWII

Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration

VINCENNES, SEPT. 2–3, 2017

VEVAY, OCTOBER 2017

Enjoy WWII military displays including living history re-enactors, encampments, aircraft flyovers, tanks and artillery. Food and merchant vendors. Indiana Military Museum, 715 S. Sixth St., 800.886.6443, indianamilitarymuseum.org. P

Arts and crafts, apple and pumpkin pie-baking contest, music, Headless Horseman roams downtown Vevay, and more! Liberty Street and Historic Courthouse Square, 128 W. Main St., 812.427.3237, switzcotourism.com. 9 am–4 pm.

Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival

SEYMOUR, OCT. 5–7, 2017

MONTGOMERY, SEPT. 7–10, 2017

Turkey races, bands, food, crafts, greased-pig contests, games, rides, tractor pull and more. All-around fun! Montgomery Ruritan Park, 6907 E. Park Rd., 812.254.0938, montgomeryruritanclub.com/ turkeytrot.htm. $

Wine, Cheese and Art Festival

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.

White River Valley Antique Show

Medora Goes Pink

ELNORA, SEPT. 7–10, 2017

Antique tractors and equipment, food, horse pulls, tractor pulls and much more. Come out for the fun! Daviess County Fairgrounds – Elnora, State Road 57, 812.345.0064, wrvaa.org. $

Visit vendors, and enjoy great treats, live entertainment and fun for the whole family while supporting cancer awareness, research and support. Downtown Medora, 812.530.0093, facebook.com/ medoragoespink.

Persimmon Festival

Fort Vallonia Days

MITCHELL, SEPT. 23, 25–30, 2017

VALLONIA, OCT. 21–22, 2017

Candlelight tour at Spring Mill State Park on 9/23; downtown activities start 9/25, midway, entertainment, food booths, antique tractors and classic cars. Parade on 9/30. 812.849.4441, persimmonfestival.org.

This two-day festival celebrates Vallonia’s heritage with Indian lodges, muzzleloader shoots, pioneer crafts, parade, food, museum visits and vendors. Downtown Vallonia, Main St., 812.528.2407, fortvalloniadays.com. 9 am–6 pm.

VEVAY, SEPTEMBER 2017

The On the River Car Show & Cruise In and parade has been set for September 2017 at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park in Vevay, Indiana. 100 Ferry St., 812.571.1978, ontherivercarshow.com. P

Seymour Oktoberfest

20th Century Chevy Car Show and Cruiz In WASHINGTON, SEPT. 16–17, 2017

“Cruiz” in on Saturday night. Enjoy the fabulous show of custom cars and antiques. Awards on Sunday. Eastside Park, NE 21st St., 812.617.5580, 20thcenturychevy.com.

WASHINGTON, SEPT. 1, 2017

Crackaway Daze II

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, daviesscountychamber.com. $

NEW POINT, SEPT. 16–17, 2017

Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction

Madison Chautauqua Festival Of Art

ODON, SEPT. 2, 2017

MADISON, SEPT. 30–OCT. 1, 2017

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.net.

Come experience Southern Indiana’s premier outdoor juried fine arts and crafts show in Madison’s National Landmark Historic District. Historic Downtown streets, Broadway St. to Vine St., 800.559.2956, madisonchautauqua.com. 10 am– 5 pm. P

Vendors, parade, bed race, country store, pony rides, hog roast, chicken dinner. Call for more information; festival based in Salt Creek Park. Salt Creek Park, 812.663.3610.

MEDORA, OCT. 14, 2017

Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes MADISON, NOV. 24–25, DEC. 1–2, 2017

Enter a historic Christmas wonderland during a candlelight tour of public and private homes in Madison’s National Historic Landmark District. See the sites, just steps away from the Ohio River, decked out in their holiday finery. Historic Downtown Madison, 601 W. First St., 800.559.2956, nightsbeforechristmas.com. Fri., 5 pm–9 pm; Sat., 3 pm–9 pm. $

Festival of Lights VEVAY, DEC. 1–31, 2017

Thousands of holiday lights reflect in the Ohio River, highlighting the holiday season in Vevay and Switzerland County, Indiana. The dazzling displays will delight kids of all ages and make this special time of year even more magical for you and yours. Paul Ogle Riverfront Park, 100 Ferry St., 812.427.3237, switzcotourism.com.


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White’s Farm Flea Market & Auctioneers White’s Farm is open every Wednesday, yearround, from daylight until noon, and select Tuesday evenings in the summer months from 5 pm until dark. 6028 Holland Rd., 765.647.1922, whiteswebsite.com. Open year-round. Tues., 5 pm–8:30 pm; Wed., 6 am–noon. LODGING

Brookville Lodge Warm and welcoming accommodations: five 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, WiFi bbonline.com/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. $

Family Time Adventures – Paddleboarding and More Paddleboarding is fun for all ages. It’s an ocean

experience right here in southeastern Indiana! Visit us at Mounds Beach in Brookville. 14108 State Rte. 101, 812.212.5581, familytimeadventures.com. Open May–Sept. Fri.–Sun., 1 pm–5 pm. $

held annually. 476 E. C.R. 100 South, 812.358.5332, brownstownspeedway.com. Open March–Oct. $

Skyward Adventures Zipline

Large hemlock and hardwood trees are on the 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.

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. $

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. $

Jackson County History Center History Center/Genealogy Library offers a trip back in time. Pioneer Village, Ball Memorial Museum, monument to Revolutionary soldiers greet visitors. 105 N. Sugar St., 812.358.2118, facebook.com/pages/jackson-county-history-centerof-indiana/110939532271337. Open year-round. RECREATION

Brownstown Speedway Located off Highway 250 in Jackson County, Brownstown Speedway draws guests and racers from the tri-state area. Several large events

Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve

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 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 ATTRACTIONS

Apple Hill Orchard 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.

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ATTRACTIONS

Columbus Architecture Tours 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. $

kidscommons, Columbus’ community children’s museum Explore! Create! Three floors of interactive, handson 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

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Indoor recreational area includes pool, putting green and games. Restaurant, lounge, fitness center, guest laundry. Banquet/event facilities for up to 800. 2480 Jonathan Moore Pike, 812.372.1541, WiFi clarionhotel.com.

Comfort Inn and Suites Extended-stay suites, fitness center, guest laundry, business center, meeting space, bus parking, BBQ area, rewards program. Free Internet. 2485 Jonathan Moore Pike, 812.376.3051, comfortinn.com/ WiFi hotel-columbus-indiana-IN245.

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Hotel Indigo Artfully designed, downtown location. 100 percent non-smoking, restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, fitness center, hardwood floors, spainspired showers. 400 Brown St., 812.375.9100, WiFi hotelindigo.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, irwin gardens.com. WiFi

LaQuinta Inn & Suites 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.

Residence Inn – Columbus 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.

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

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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. $

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., 812.526.4919, WiFi spraguehotels.com.

Red Roof Inn – Taylorsville Budget-conscious rates, micro-fridge, free continental breakfast. Near Premium Outlets and Columbus area. 10330 N. U.S. Hwy. 31, 812.526.9747, WiFi redroof-taylorsville.com. SHOPPING

EDINBURGH LODGING

Comfort Inn Edinburgh/Columbus Newly renovated, micro-fridge every room, fitness center, full breakfast, manager’s reception, near Edinburgh Premium Outlets. 11711 N. U.S. 31, WiFi 812.526.9899, spraguehotels.com.

Hampton Inn Edinburgh/Columbus Newly renovated, micro-fridge every room, fitness and business center, meeting space, manager’s reception, free breakfast, near Edinburgh Premium Outlets. 12161 N. U.S. 31, WiFi 812.526.5100, spraguehotels.com.

Hilton Garden Inn/Edinburgh Micro-fridge every room, whirlpool suites, The Garden Grille & Bar, fitness and business center, guest laundry, meeting facilities. 12210 N. Executive Dr., 812.526.8600, spraguehotels.com.

Edinburgh Premium Outlets Shop 80 designer and name-brand outlets. Enjoy savings of 25 to 65 percent every day at Banana Republic, Coach, J.Crew and more. Holiday hours vary. 11622 N.E. Executive Dr., 812.526.9764, 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 daily, 10 am–6 pm.

FLORENCE LODGING

Fairway Inn Located across from Belterra, spend a relaxing night in a spacious, affordable and clean room. Suites with whirlpool tubs available. Shuttle

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to casino. 1484 Indiana 156, 800.864.4161, fairwayinnflorence.com. WiFi

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. 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, saltcreekwinery.com. Open year-round.

GREENSBURG ATTRACTIONS

Art on the Square Gallery Fine-arts gallery on Greensburg’s historic downtown square. Exhibiting, promoting and selling local and regional art in all media. 114 E. Washington St., 812.663.8600. Open year-round. Wed.–Fri., 11 am–3:30 pm; Sat., 11 am–2 pm.

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Tri-State Artisans Greensburg

Paint-your-own-pottery studio offers fun for all ages. Groups welcome! Check website for hours. 115 E. Main St., heisthepotterpyop.com. Open yearround, closed holidays.

Classes for a variety of ages, youth to adult, in different mediums. Check website for full schedule. Does classes for groups. Call for information. 125 W. Main St., 812.528.5748, events.tsartisans.com/greensburg. Open yearround. $

HighPoint Orchard Cafe, gift shop, banquet facility; check website for special events. A unique location for weddings, reunions, corporate meetings and school tours. 3321 N. Old Hwy. 421, 812.663.4534, highpointorchard.com.

Historical Society of Decatur County Museum Local history museum and research location. House museum highlights 1880–1900 life in Indiana. Gallery features changing display of local topics. 222 N. Franklin St., 812.663.2764. Open year-round.

The Last Supper Museum Nearly 2,100 pieces, many one-of-a-kind originals. Several signed by artists. Pieces come from many different countries and numerous mediums. By appointment. 311 N. Walnut St., 812.662.9756, visitgreensburg.com.

Decatur County Barn Quilt Trail

Main Street Greensburg Farmers’ Market

An Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project features more than 30 beautiful quilts throughout Decatur County and even in Greensburg. Maps at Visitor Center. 211 N. Broadway St., 877.883.5447. Open year-round.

Shop for local produce, meat, baked goods and flora. Summer market is on the south side of the courthouse, and winter market is in City Hall. 314 W. Washington St., 812.222.0037. Open yearround.

LODGING

Baymont Inn and Suites Free complimentary breakfast, meeting room accommodates 100, pool. Comfort and convenience. 2317 N. S.R. 3, 812.663.6055, WiFi baymontinns.com.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Greensburg 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.

Holiday Inn Express We provide incredible service and outstanding guest experiences. Rooms have a fridge and micro. Adjacent to Wolf Theatre and Buffalo Wings & Rings. 915 Ann Blvd., 812.663.5500.

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.

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Quality Inn and Suites

Mayasari’s Indonesian Grill

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.

Authentic Indonesian food and American food with an Asian flair. Curry satay, lamb, Hoosier sushi. 213 N. Broadway St., 812.222.6292, facebook.com/mayasarigrill. Open year-round. Tues. 11 am–2 pm; Wed.–Fri., 11 am–8 pm; Sat., noon–8 pm.

RESTAURANTS

The Beach

Storie’s Restaurant

Best seafood around! Ask about daily specials. 107 N. Broadway St., 812.663.5554. Open year-round, closed holidays.

Family owned and operated since 1977. Featuring homemade plate lunch specials, hand-cut and breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches and pies made from scratch. 109 E. Main St., 812.663.9948, storiesrestaurant.com. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 8 am–7:30 pm.

Carriage On The Square Smokehouse Come hungry for big flavor! Worth the trip off I-74, located in historic downtown Greensburg across from the courthouse. 117 N. Broadway St., 812.222.2727. Open yearround. Tues.–Sat., 11 am–8:30 pm; Sun., 11 am– 4:30 pm.

SHOPPING

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., 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.

Bloomington

Visit Bloomington Bloomington is where nature meets culture, where progressive ideas collide with academic offerings in a gorgeous landscape. 2855 N. Walnut St., 800.800.0037, visitbloomington.com. Open yearround, 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 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.

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Magnolia Mercantile offers shoppers a selection of consignment merchandise from chic to antique and everything in between. Open seven days a week. 128 N. Franklin St., 812.222.6246, facebook .com/magnolia.greensburg. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Panache Shopping to fulfill the needs of a plus-size woman. Sizes 14–24. 121 E. Main St., visitgreensburg.com. Open year-round.

Picker’s Paradise

Raw honey, honey body products, clothing, shoes, jewelry, scarves, denim, natural candles and

New, unique, vintage and antique! A little bit of everything and a lot of everything else. Antiques,

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VISITOR RESOURCES Statewide

tuxedo rentals. 217 N. Broadway St., 812.222.2009. Mon.–Fri., 10 am–6 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm.

Columbus

Columbus Area Visitors Center 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.

Greensburg

Decatur County Visitors Center Information, maps and brochures on events, festivals, lodging and attractions! Meeting and planning assistance available. 211 N. Broadway St., 812.222.8733, visitgreensburg.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Fri., 9 am– 4 pm.

Lawrenceburg

Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau Visitor services, brochures, grouptour 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., 800.559.2956, visitmadison.org. Open year-round.

Mitchell

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.

Nashville

Brown County Visitors Center 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. 10 N. Van Buren St., 800.753.3255, browncounty.com. Open year-round.

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.

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.

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. Open year-round, closed holidays. 220 E. U.S. 50, P.O. Box 21, 812.689.7431, ripleycountytourism.com. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4 pm.

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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, vincennescvb.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 8 am– 4 pm.

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Daviess County Visitors Bureau

Discover Jackson County’s covered bridges, round barns and wildlife. Hike, bike, camp, fish, hunt and

Come see Daviess County, Indiana. 1 Train Depot St., 812.254.5262, daviesscounty.net. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–4 pm.

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primitives, collectibles and home accents. 129 N. Broadway St., 812.663.0021. Open year-round. Mon.– Sat., 10 am–6 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm.

Steele Country This unique shop offers the best in antiques and primitive decoration. 108 E. Washington St., visitgreensburg .com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

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. 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. $

LAUREL LODGING

Woodland Retreat 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.

LAWRENCEBURG ATTRACTIONS

Hollywood Casino 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 yearround.

Lawrenceburg Speedway

and an onsite convention center. The facility will have an onsite restaurant, bar and 24hour fitness center. 51 Walnut St., 888.274.6797, WiFi lawrenceburg.doubletreebyhilton.com.

Holiday Inn Express – Lawrenceburg 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.

Hollywood Casino Hotel 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.

Riverside Inn You’ll find our convenient location and friendly service are a winning combination! 515 Eads Pkwy., 812.537.4441, visitsoutheastindiana.com. 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., 513.738.7256, lawrenceburgantiqueshow.com. Open May–Oct. $

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. $ LODGING

Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park

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., 812.539.4700, lawrenceburgspeedway.com. Open May–Sept. Fri.–Sat., 6 pm–midnight. $

A short drive from historic Madison. Hiking and scenic waterfalls. Located on the Ohio River. For reservations, visit indianainns.com or call 1.877. LODGES1. 1650 Clifty Hollow Rd., 877.925.4389, WiFi indianainns.com.

Perfect North Slopes

RECREATION

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., Jan.–March. Mon.–Thurs. & Sun, 9:30 am–9:30 pm; Fri.–Sat., 9:30 am–1 am.

Clifty Falls State Park Seasonal waterfalls and view of downtown Madison. Swimming, hiking and staffed nature center with camping and lodging within the park. 2221 Clifty Dr., 812.273.8885, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

LODGING

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Book packages online! Great weekday deals. Less than one mile to Hollywood Casino. Four miles to Perfect North Slopes. 1000 Eads Pkwy., 812.539.4770, visitsoutheastindiana.com.

Visit Indiana Wine Trail’s six artisan wineries, each one reflecting the distinct style and personality of the winemaker. 601 W. First St., 800.559.2956, indianawinetrail.com. Open year-round.

Comfort Inn

Thomas Family Winery & Rustic Bakery

Baymont Inn & Suites

Less than one mile to Hollywood Casino, four miles from Perfect North Slopes, just minutes to Lawrenceburg Speedway. 619 Flossie Dr., 812.539.3600, visitsoutheastindiana.com.

Double Tree by Hilton & The Lawrenceburg Event Center Newest Hilton hotel in the tri-state area

Indiana Wine Trail

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.– Thurs., 11 am–6 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–9 pm; Sun., noon–5 pm. VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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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. $

Step back into the 1950s and relive what the town and basketball players went through when they won the state title against the larger Muncie school. 201 W. Carr St., 812.654.2772, milan54.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Wed.–Sat., 10 am–4 pm. $

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LODGING

All your gift shopping under one roof. New this year, a Baby Gift Room, Melissa & Doug Toys. Dog tags, pet tags and jewelry engraved for free. 19026 S. Main St., 765.647.1343, facebook.com/ thecanalshops. Open April–Dec. Thurs. & Sun., 11 am–5 pm; Fri.–Sat., 11 am–6 pm.

More than a bed and breakfast, this beautiful home in the country is a destination itself. Outdoor swimming pool, fishing lake and wooded trails. 918 N. C.R. 450 East, 812.654.2143, bbonline.com/united-states/indiana/milan/ huntington.html.

The Huntington Bed and Breakfast

The Canal Shops

Salt Creek Horse Ranch The excitement of you riding through various terrain on more than 700 acres of hills, streams, overlooks and waterfalls. Affordable family fun! 21040 U.S. Hwy. 52, 765.698.2044, saltcreekhorseranch.com. Open year-round.

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Grannie’s Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor

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Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill State Park

World’s largest collection of cookie jars with over 3,000 different ones to view. We have homemade waffles cones to put some delicious ice cream in. 19041 Lovers Ln., 765.647.1966, metamoraindiana.com/index.php/grannies-cookiejar-ice-cream. Open year-round. Mon.–Thurs., 10 am–5 pm; Fri.–Sun., 10 am–7 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. 19056 S. Main St., 765.825.2054, whitewatervalleyrr.org. Open March–Dec. $

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. Closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., 8:30 am–4 pm. $

Mr. Fudge’s Confectionery

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 yearround, closed holidays. $

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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.

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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.

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A charming bed and breakfast with a suite and two other bedrooms, all with private baths. Enjoy a full breakfast, gift shop and event center down the road. 19068 Duck Creek Crossing, Lot 28, 513.403.0672, catandfiddlemetamora.com.

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The Cat and The Fiddle

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.

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Non-smoking bedrooms with private bathroom, Dish TV and air conditioning, with balcony. Close to shops, restaurants, canal boat and trails. Not a B&B. 10083 Bridge St., 317.502.0566, metamoraindiana.com.

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Old-time panning experience. Find over 100 different gems and fossils. Shop our gift and rock shop. Visit our snack bar for great food. 19055 S. Main St., 765.647.0670, facebook.com/ metamoragemmine. Open April–Dec. Wed.–Thurs., noon–5 pm; Fri.–Sun., 10 am–6 pm.

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General Store. Upstairs you will find the B&B rooms. 19049 Clayborn St., 765.647.2645, thefarmhousebnb.com.

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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/

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 with cabins, swimming, golfing, tennis, volleyball, fishing and hiking. Fun for the whole family. Peaceful, but close to I-74.

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

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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, 812.644.7711 daviesscounty.net

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 Rd., 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.

ST. PAUL Hidden Paradise Campground 802 E. Jefferson St., 765.525.6582 hiddenparadise.info

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.

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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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. 715 Grissom Ave., 812.278.0448, facebook.com/gusgrissomboyhoodmuseum. Open May–Oct. Closed holidays. Sat., 11 am–3 pm. LODGING

Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park 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. WiFi

RECREATION

Spring Mill State Park 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. $

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Brown County State Park

ATTRACTIONS

Dinky’s Auction Center

LODGING

Gasthof Village Inn Enjoy the simple life. Experience rest and relaxation in a country setting, plus Amish cooking, baked goods and shopping. 6659 E. Gasthof Village Rd., 812.486.2600, gasthofamishvillage.com. WiFi

RESTAURANTS

Gasthof Amish Restaurant & Bakery True homemade Amish buffet, gift shops, bakery flea market (April–October), 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 RECREATION

hike trails. Horseback riding. Call 1.877.LODGES.1. 1810 S.R. 46 East, 812.988.4418, indianainns.com. WiFi

Comfort Inn Complementary breakfast, micro-fridge every room, cozy lobby fireplace, fitness room, trolley available, variety of suites, specialty shops and dining nearby. 51 W. Chestnut St., 812.988.6118, WiFi choicehotels.com.

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. RECREATION

Brown County State Park 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. $

style cooking. Ride the Hoosier National Forest in beautiful Southern Indiana. 1264 Hunters Creek Rd., 812.834.6686, midwesttrailride.com. Open yearround. $

NORTH VERNON 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.

OLDENBURG RESTAURANTS

Brau Haus

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, oldenburg brauhaus.com. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 10 am–9 pm; Sun., 8:30 am–8 pm.

Kessing Haus Café

eXplore Brown County

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Ziplines, paintball, mountain biking, ATV tours, hillclimb 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. $

Rustic shop in Coachlight Square. Porch with fireplace. Friday and Saturday music, 50 premium wines by glass/bottle, tastings, snacks and gift shop daily. 225 S. Van Buren St., 812.988.8500, chateauthomas.com.

Organic and fair-trade coffee house, bakery and market with indoor and patio seating. Entrance behind post office on Washington Street with street parking. 22133 Main St., 812.932.4500, franklincountyin.com/property/the-kessing-haus-cafe. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.–Fri., 7:30 am–noon.

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SHOPPING

LODGING

Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park Full-service lodging in Brown County State Park. Cabins and rooms, indoor aquatic center. Bike/

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ATTRACTIONS

Carriage House Antiques

Horseback adventures, cozy cabins and home-

Located in historic Oldenburg with 1,600 square feet of furniture, toys, Bristol, German smokers and clocks. Indulge in a scoop of our home-

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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.


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made ice cream. 22159 Main St., 812.932.4305, facebook.com/carriage-house-antiques1627719437469247. Open year-round. Sat., 11 am–5 pm; Sun., noon–4 pm.

The Golden Turtle Trading Center A gift shop featuring artisan-made goods: barnwood furniture, handwovens, knits, crochets, feltwork, beeswax candles, vintage German wear and more! 22163 Main St., 812.932.4571, thegoldenturtletradingcenter.com. Open year-round. Thurs.–Sat., 11 am–5 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 museum. Pilots were trained on the base and enemy aircraft was studied. WACS and WASPS also trained here. 1035 A Ave., freemanarmy airfieldmuseum.org. Open year-round.

Hoosier Heartland Alpacas See alpacas up close. Tour the farm and 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 year-round. 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.

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Indoor pool, spa, patio overlooking golf course. Onsite fitness center. Wireless Internet, TV Japan, Asian breakfast. Suites with micro/mini-fridge. 327 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.524.3800, marriott.com/indse. WiFi

Hampton Inn Lighthouse Award–winning, newly remodeled, manager’s reception Mon.–Thurs., 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 Variety of suites, micro-fridge every room, meeting space, spa and fitness center, reception Mon.–Thurs., nearby eateries, adjacent to golf course. 249 N. Sandy Creek Dr., 812.522.1200, WiFi hiexpress.com.

Knights Inn All ground-floor rooms, completely renovated. Flat-screen TVs. Next to Cracker Barrel and near other 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, motel6.com. WiFi

Quality Inn Jacuzzi suites. Microwaves and refrigerators 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

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.

Nearly 8,000 acres of wetlands and nature at its best. Marked trails, two large lakes and several ponds for fishing. More than 280 species of birds have been spotted here. Special events throughout the year, and a fantastic interpretive center. 12985 E. U.S. Hwy. 50, 812.522.4352, fws.gov/refuge/ muscatatuck. Open year-round.

Econo Lodge

Seymour Country Club

Days Inn

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.

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. $

Economy Inn

Shadowood Golf Course

Located at I-65 and U.S. 50 near shopping and restaurants. Rooms offer hot tubs and easy access to attractions. Indoor heated pool. 401 Outlet Blvd., 812.524.2000, economyinnseymour.com.

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. $

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Chateau de Pique

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.

Twisted Crew Brewing Company Jackson County’s first brewery since Prohibition offers six or more beers on tap to sample. Purchase a growler, buy your favorite and return to refill! 755 W. Second St., 812.519.2337, twistedcrewbrewery.com. Open year-round.

SUNMAN LODGING

Bed & Breakfast at Schaefer’s Farm 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, schaefersindianafarmbb.com.

Mama Sue’s 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 Rd., WiFi 812.623.3686, mamasuesbandb.com.

tasting rooms or enjoy a tour of the winery. 10868 Woliung Rd., 513.602.5580, holtkampwinery.com. Open year-round.

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 Includes a 145-acre lake, beach, fishing, boat ramp, boat 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 year-round. $

VERSAILLES LODGING

Moon-Lite Motel Under new local ownership, this quaint motel has been remodeled with all the amenities. Within walking distance of restaurants. 520 S. Adams St., 812.689.6004, ripleycountytourism.com. WiFi

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Holtkamp Winery

RECREATION

Visit one of Indiana’s hidden gems. Come try our award-winning wines, relax in one of our charming

Swimming pool and waterplay area. Hiking, fishing,

Versailles State Park

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. $

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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.

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

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. $

Vincennes State Historic Sites Vincennes served as the capital of the Indiana Territory. This site includes the Capitol 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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Reily Home Bed and Breakfast Victorian decor with private baths. Billiards, cable TV, kitchen access in a family atmosphere downstairs. Walk to historic sites. Offstreet parking. 727 Buntin St., 812.887.1628, vincennesbedandbreakfast.com. WiFi

Super 8 Hotel features in-room microwave, coffeemaker, hairdryer and refrigerator. 609 Shirlee WiFi St., 812.882.5101, super8.com. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Offers kitchens in all suites, a hot breakfast and a grill on the patio for guests to use. 1320 Willow St., 812.255.1500, towneplacesuites.com/evvts. WiFi

Old Cathedral Complex The current church stands on the site of three previous churches. Across the courtyard is the library and museum, which houses early Vincennes artifacts. 205 Church St., 800.886.6443, vincennescvb.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, visitvincennes.org. 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. $ 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, WiFi choicehotels.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

PHOTO COURTESY GEORGE ROGERS CLARK NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Econo Lodge Conveniently located off Hwy. 41 on Sixth Street. Rooms include Internet, microwave and free HBO. 600 Old Wheatland Rd., 812.882.1479, WiFi choicehotels.com.

Haus Edelweiss Bed and Breakfast Relax in a beautiful country setting. Home features a sunporch and enclosed hot tub. 2814 N. Church WiFi Rd., 812.726.4603, bandb-hausedelweiss.com.

Holiday Inn Express Hotel features an unstaffed business center, meeting room, Internet, fitness center, laundry, in-room iron/ironing board and coffeemaker. 2720 WiFi Battery Rd., 812.886.6333, hiexpress.com.

Red Roof Inn Conveniently located off Hwy. 41 at Willow Street exit. Featuring an indoor pool, sauna and in-room microwave and refrigerators. 1800 S. Old Decker Rd., WiFi 812.882.2100, redroofvincennes.com.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Windy Knoll Winery

Quaint winery and vineyard with gift shop. Produces wine in small batches to ensure the highest quality. Stop in for a sample of one of our core or seasonal wines. 845 Atkinson Rd., 812.726.1600, windyknollwinery.com. Open yearround, closed holidays. Mon.–Sun., noon–6 pm.

WASHINGTON ATTRACTIONS

Daviess County Amish Country Nearly 900 Old Order Amish families live in Daviess County. They welcome guests to the area, but all Amish businesses are closed on Sundays. Shop for furniture, quilting supplies, candy, toys and more. Montgomery, 812.254.5262, daviesscountychamber.com. Open year-round.

Daviess County Museum The Daviess County Historical Society is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research, organization, exhibition and/or acquisition of artifacts. 212 E. Main St., 812.257.0301, daviesscountyhistory.net. Thurs.–Fri., noon–5 pm; Sat., 10 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 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, WiFi baymontinns.com.

Holiday Inn Express – Washington This hotel sits in the heart of Indiana Amish country, just off Highway 57 on East National Highway. 1808 E. National Hwy., 812.254.6666, WiFi hiexpress.com/washington.

Theroff’s Motel Conveniently located within walking distance of the bowling alley, grocery stores, retail shops, an outlet mall, Walmart and fast-food restaurants. 2001 E. National Hwy., 812.254.4279, theroffsmotel.com. WiFi

WILLIAMS ATTRACTIONS

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 & Williams Rd., 812.849.1090, limestonecountry.com. Open year-round. VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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The Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge in Jeffersonville

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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,” as French Lick Resort has been dubbed. 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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noteworthy Clockwise from top left: Patoka Lake, Roofless Church in New Harmony and Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science

TRAVEL PLANS

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History, culture and outdoor—and underground—adventures beckon in Southern Indiana.

The Roofless Church (visit newharmony.com), resembling an upside-down rose, is a popular stop for the architecture-curious in this quiet town, once the site of two Utopian communities.

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EVANSVILLE (26 miles/37 min.)

Rotating exhibits; cultural, historical and natural artifacts; and an immersive theater make up the long list of attractions at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science (evansvillemuseum.org).

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NEWBURGH (11 miles/14 min.)

Shop and dine at the quaint offerings in this vintage riverside town (historicnewburgh.org). JASPER (61 miles/1 hour, 5

min.) All aboard! The Spirit of Jasper train (spiritofjasper.com) traverses scenic countryside and several trestles and bridges on its way to luxury resort French Lick.

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BIRDSEYE (18 miles/24 min.) The

8,800-acre Patoka Lake (in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2953.htm), stocked with bass, bluegill, catfish and more, is an angler’s dream. Boats can be rented from two marinas.

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LINCOLN CITY (37 miles/45 min.) Learn about Honest Abe’s childhood, family and frontier life in Indiana, and visit a living historical farm at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (nps.gov/libo).

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TELL CITY (24 miles/34 min.)

Set up in a former machine shop, Tell City Pour Haus (tellcity pourhaus.com) serves 40-plus draft beers, including several house brews.

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LEAVENWORTH (45 miles/54

min.) After renovations, Wyandotte Caves (in.gov/ dnr/parklake/2976.htm), managed by O’Bannon Woods State Park, have reopened with two tour options—one easy, one rugged.

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CORYDON (11 miles/15 min.)

Go back in time at the Capitol State Historic Site (indiana museum.org/corydon-capital-statehistoric-site), where the foundation of Indiana was laid. Tour the original capitol building and several early1800s structures.

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NEW ALBANY (21 miles/ 24 min.) A former hotel, Brooklyn and the Butcher (brooklynandthebutcher.com) is now a luxe but laidback steakhouse. Cuts of meat rule the menu, but save room for the chef’s housemade ice cream. Not ready to leave? Check out the (shhh!) basement speakeasy.

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JEFFERSONVILLE (8 miles/16

min.) Walk or bike across the one-mile Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge (jeffmainstreet.org), a popular path that connects you to Louisville. Extend your journey by hopping on the Ohio River Greenway and exploring alongside the waterway.

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

Salem Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival SALEM, FEB. 25–26 & MARCH 4–5, 2017

The 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. 9 am–5 pm.

Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival NEWBURGH, MAY 19–20, 2017

Features Indiana wineries, craftbeer 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

SIGHTSEEING!

10 Don’t-Miss Destinations

SWEET AND SAVORY TREATS, UNIQUE OVERNIGHT STAYS, LIVE SHOWS AND OTHER MUST-CHECK-OUT SOUTHERN INDIANA IDEAS.

CLASSIC ATTRACTIONS 1 The oldest family-owned candy business in the U.S., Schimpff’s Confectionery (schimpffs.com) in Jeffersonville is known for its fiery cinnamon red hots. 2 A mix of programs, events and exhibits preserves history and shares stories at the Evansville African American Museum (evansvilleaamuseum.org).

The gorgeously restored French Lick Resort ( frenchlick.com) includes two lavish hotels; a casino with tons of gaming choices; various dining options, from casual to swanky; hiking, swim3

ming and mountain biking; and worldclass golf courses. 4 Since 1974, Clarksville’s Derby Dinner Playhouse (derbydinner.com) has entertained guests with plays, musicals and concerts—and kept them full with a pre-show dinner buffet. 5 A Second Empire–style beauty in New Albany, Culbertson Mansion (indiana museum.org/culbertson-mansion-statehistoric-site) was home to one of Indiana’s wealthiest men, who spared no expense in building his family’s three-story abode.

CAMPBELLSBURG, JUNE 2–4, 2017

Good old country fun, food, entertainment, a parade and special events await visitors at Campbellsburg’s Country Festival. Town of Campbellsburg, 812.755.4251, campbellsburgcountryfestival .com. .

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Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival ROCKPORT, JULY 1, 2017

Enjoy food, fireworks, a car show and a parade during the Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival at Rockport City Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017. Rockport City Park, 812.649.9147, indianasabelincoln.org/events.

PHOTOS COURTESY FRENCH LICK RESORT, ROSENVOLK GERMAN MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL, ABBEY ROAD ON THE RIVER; SCHIMPFF’S COURTESY SOUTHERN INDIANA CLARK-FLOYD COUNTIES CTB; CULBERTSON COURTESY INDIANA STATE MUSEUM AND HISTORIC SITES; GOSPEL BIRD BY GERRY JAMES

Pekin’s Fourth of July Celebration PEKIN, JULY 1–4, 2017

Join the town of Pekin celebrating their 185th oldest consecutive 4th of July Festival, parade, flea market and carnival in the United States. Pekin Park and Town Area, State Hwy. 60, 812.216.3300, pcba.webs.com.

Jasper Strassenfest JASPER, AUG. 3–6, 2017

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)

NEW ADDITIONS 6 Ever slept in a silo? You now can at Patoka Lake Winery (patokalakewinery .com), which offers overnight stays inside two-story circular suites. 7 Tribute bands perform the music of The Beatles and other artists at Abbey Road on the River (arotr.com), a festival now in Jeffersonville, May 25–29.

Diners hungry for updated Southernstyle fried chicken with all the delicious sides flock to New Albany’s Gospel Bird 8

( facebook.com/gospelbird). Try to snag a seat outside beneath the pergola. 9 This spring, Squire Boone Caverns in Mauckport will unveil a tour (squire boonecaverns.com) that features new bridges, corridors and scenery, and more views of underground waterfalls. 10 The Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival (rosenvolk.com) in Ferdinand honors the area’s German heritage with a period village, artisans and entertainment.

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our Cottage Bed & Breakfast. Sample the uniqueness of Blue Heron Wines. 5330 Blue Heron Ln., 812. 547.7518, blueheronvines.com. Open year-round.

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, derbydinner.com. Open year-round. $ 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 RECREATION

Indiana Cave Trail 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. $ WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

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, 812.952.2650, 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! 2421 Engle Rd., 812.923.5255, joehubers.com. March–Dec.: Mon.–Sat., 11 am–8 pm; Sun., 11 am–7 pm. Jan.–Feb.: Fri.–Sun., 11 am–6 pm. Closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard & Starlight Distillery 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.

BRISTOW

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

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 Ride horses through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest with registered equine professionals. Contact Christie Froehlich, 812-836-2117. 8388 Deer Creek Rd., 812.608.2170, perrycountyindiana.org. Open year-round. $ WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery Enjoy Blue Heron Winery, in-situ Celtic Cross and

SYMBOL KEY

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-capital-state-historicsite. Open year-round, closed holidays. $ LODGING

Comfort Inn – Corydon All rooms have a microfridge and coffeemaker. Motorcoach parking, free high-speed Internet, business and fitness center and free hot breakfast. 115 Sky Park Dr. NE, 812.738.3900, choicehotels.com/ indiana/corydon/comfort-inn-hotels/in155. WiFi

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/ WiFi hi/corydon.

Holiday Inn Express – Corydon Nearby attractions include Holiday World (50 minutes), Indiana Caverns (5 miles), historical downtown (5 miles) and Walmart (walking distance). 249 Federal Dr., 812.738.1623, WiFi hotelcorydon.com.

Super 8 – Corydon Newly remodeled rooms conveniently located off Interstate 64, minutes from historic downtown Corydon. 168 Pacer Dr. NW, 812.738.8887, WiFi super8.com/corydon.

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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RECREATION

DALE

DERBY

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.

LODGING

LODGING

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.

The beautiful scenic views of Derby are waiting for you. 12740 Glenview Dr., 812.836.4800, derbycabinsontheohio.com.

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

Red, White & Blush Store

Baymont Inn & Suites

Derby Cabins On The Ohio

Budget Host Stones Motel The budget-friendly motel includes an outdoor heated pool and free WiFi. Located only 10 minutes from Santa Claus, IN. 410 S. Washington St., 812.937.4448, budgethoststonesmotel.com. WiFi

Holiday Guest House Suites Located six minutes from Holiday World, the rentals feature spacious kitchens, comfortable sleeping areas and patios. Each unit sleeps 2–6 people. 19260 N. S.R. 245, 812.630.6594, vrbo .com/445793. WiFi

Motel 6

Vast assortment of high-quality, affordable wines from around the world. Wine-related accessories, gifts, gourmet cheese, food and specialty beers. 117 W. Walnut St., 812.738.4792, redwhiteandblushstore.com. Open year-round.

Located right off I-64 and only 10 minutes from 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/ WiFi en/motels.in.dale.4068.html.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

DEPAUW

Scout Mountain Winery

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.

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Quibble Hill Winery

Award-winning small farm winery with a cozy front porch. Music most Saturday afternoons May–Sept. 338 Gowers Lane NW, 502.424.9559, quibblehillwinery .com. Open year-round. Wed.–Sun., noon–7 pm.

Indiana Caverns

Forgotten Times Cabins Come stay with us for a little while, and live the way you were meant to live. Email us: forgottentimes@psci.net. 13304 N. S.R. 66, 812.836.2447, forgottentimescabins.com.

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. 13545 Thrifty Rd., 812.836.2329, twinlakescedarcabins.com.

ELBERFELD ATTRACTIONS

Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia This eclectic collection features exhibits on Roy Rogers, Smokey the 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 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-southern-indiana.

EVANSVILLE ATTRACTIONS

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, evansvilleaamuseum.org. Open year-round. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–5 pm; Sat., noon–5 pm. $

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Willard Library Willard Library of Evansville, Indiana, opened in 1885, is the state’s oldest public library building and one of the oldest libraries in the Midwest. 21 First Ave., 812.425.4309, willard.lib.in.us. Open year-round. Mon.–Tues., 9 am–8 pm; Wed.–Fri., 9 am–5:30 pm; Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., 1 pm–5 pm.

LODGING

Country Inn and Suites – Evansville Conveniently located to entertainment and shopping. Breakfast included in the rate. We have microwaves and refrigerators in every room; suites available. 301 Circle Front Dr., WiFi 812.473.2500. VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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Hilton Garden Inn

Holiday Inn Express – Evansville

The newest hotel in Evansville located near entertainment and shopping, restaurant and bar on site with 24-hour Starbucks available. 8105 E. Walnut St., 812.424.4242, courtyardevansville.com.

We are conveniently located near entertainment and shopping. We have a restaurant and bar on site with room service available. 220 Eagle Crest Dr., 812.476.4000, evansville.hgi.com.

Indoor pool, deluxe hot complimentary breakfast, free WiFi, within walking distance to several restaurants, lake and walkway. 220 Kirkwood Dr., 812.303.0050, holidayinnexpress.com.

WiFi

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Evansville Airport Evansville’s only LEED-certified hotel. Airport shuttle, presidential suites available, breakfast included. Located near Evansville Regional Airport. 5701 U.S. Hwy. 41 North, 812.464.1010, WiFi evansvilleairport.hamptoninn.com.

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Clean, comfortable accommodations with warm and thoughtful service. Indoor pool, fitness center and free parking. Convenient to area attractions, golf and shopping. 7101 U.S. Hwy. 41 North, 812.867.7999, holidayinn.com/evansville-in.

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., 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.

Clarksville

Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau Cross the Ohio River on 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.

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 plan your stay. 310 N. Elm St., 888.738.2137, thisisindiana.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Mon.– Sat., 9 am–5 pm; Sun., noon– 5 pm.

Evansville

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau For all information on what to do

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WiFi

and where to go, visit us at The Pagoda in downtown Evansville. 401 S.E. 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.

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 Falls of the Ohio’s renovated Interpretive Center, ancient fossil beds and Ohio River history. Derby Dinner Playhouse, Bass Pro Shops,

Home 2 Suites by Hilton – Evansville Indoor pool, WiFi, walking distance to Starbucks and several restaurants, walking distance to lake and walkway. Complimentary continental breakfast. 7901 E. Walnut St., 812.303.1200. WiFi

retail district. 305 Southern Indiana Ave., 812.280.5566, gosoin.com. Open year-round.

Leavenworth Crawford County Welcome Center

Year-round fun and adventure in Crawford County. Information about boating, fishing, caving, hiking, biking, golfing, cabins, inns and dining options. 6225 E. Industrial Ln., 888.755.2282, crawfordcountyindiana.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., 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, historicnewburgh.org. Open yearround, 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

Perry County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau Complete tourist visitor center and artisan gift shop. Housed in the Tell City Train Depot. 888-3436262. 333 Seventh St., 812.547.7933, perrycountyindiana.org. Open yearround. Mon.–Fri., 8 am–5 pm; Sat., 8 am–noon.


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WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Tin Man Brewing Company

Tin Man Brewing Company is focused on building and cultivating a knowledgeable, responsible and thriving craft-beer culture. 1430 W. Franklin St., 812. 618.3227, tinmanbrewing.com. Open year-round.

Monastery Immaculate Conception

FERDINAND ATTRACTIONS

Monastery Immaculate Conception 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. LODGING

PHOTO COURTESY MONASTERY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

Blackhawk Creek Near the town of Santa Claus, this recently renovated, fully furnished farmhome comfortably sleeps up to 14 guests. Enjoy satellite TV and WiFi. 21293 S.R. 162, 812.661.2236, vrbo.com/820222. WiFi

Comfort Inn Ferdinand 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.

Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast Warm and inviting. A wonderful Queen Anne dating back to the early 1900s. Warm colors, period decor and Hoosier hospitality! 210 Main St., 877.367.1881, harvestmoonbedandbreakfast.com. WiFi

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Wilmes Farmhouse

Best Western Plus

Find peace and relaxation in this newly renovated and fully furnished farmhouse only eight miles from Santa Claus, Ind. Sleeps up to 14 guests. 21674 N. C.R. 875 East, 812.630.9101, vrbo.com/295928. WiFi

Well-appointed guestrooms featuring modern amenities. Complimentary full breakfast. In-room coffee, microwave and refrigerator. Convenient location. 613 S. Arnold F. Habig Blvd., 812.936.0520, WiFi bestwestern.com.

ATTRACTIONS

French Lick Casino

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort

A 51,000-square-foot gaming facility with slots, table games, promotions, tournaments, dining, lounge, entertainment, high-limit gaming area and non-smoking game room. 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 and all the latest amenities. 8505 W. S.R. 56, WiFi 877.936.3866, bigsplashadventure.com.

French Lick Scenic Railway

All-suite hotel with whirlpool suites available. Minutes from French Lick, West Baden and Patoka Lake. 9530 W. S.R. 56, 812.936.5300, WiFi comfortsuites.com.

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. Open March–Dec. $ 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, WiFi artistsinnandcottages.com.

FAIRS, FESTS & EVENTS (CONTINUED FROM PG. 115)

Steamboat Nights JEFFERSONVILLE, SEPT. 1–2, 2017

The Steamboat Nights Festival is an art festival in the newly completed Big Four Station Park in downtown Jeffersonville, Indiana. Big Four Station Park, Mulberry St., 812.285.6440, jeffparks.org. 6 pm–11 pm.

Old Settlers Days SALEM, SEPT. 17–18, 2017

History comes alive on the grounds of the John Hay Center and Pioneer Village during Old Settlers Days. Arts and crafts, entertainment, family fun. John Hay/Steven’s Museum Grounds and Village, 307 E. Market St., 812.883.2219, johnhaycenter.org. 10 am– 5 pm.

Family Fall-O-Weekends SANTA CLAUS, SEPT. 22–OCT. 29, 2017

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, DEC. 1–3, 8–10 & 15–17, 2017

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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Comfort Suites

Squire Boone Caverns’ zipline in Mauckport

French Lick Cabins at Patoka Lake Village Stay and 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, 812.936.9854, patokalakevacations.com.

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 Classic American hotel. Golf, spa, casino horseback riding, dining, Kidsfest, hiking, biking, pools, bowling, shopping, entertainment, special events and conference center. 8670 W. S.R. 56, WiFi 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com.

Lane’s Motel Motel close to the French Lick Resort, Patoka Lake, Paoli Peaks and area restaurants. 8483 W. WiFi S.R. 56, 812.936.9919, lanesmotel.com.

Wildcat Cove 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 An 1,100-acre secluded property. Great for family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. Horseback riding, ziplines, UTV tours and hiking. 4229 U.S. Hwy. 150 West, 812.936.4484, WiFi wilstemranch.com.

clubhouse, pro shop, regional and national tournaments and resident PGA professional. 8670 W. S.R. 56, 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. Open April–Nov. Mon.–Sun., 7 am–7 pm.

GENTRYVILLE ATTRACTIONS

Colonel Jones Home 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-plus varieties of azaleas. 1502 N. 825 West, 812.640.9133, azaleapatharboretum.org. Open April, May and June. June 15–Oct., 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 RECREATION

The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort An 18-hole, par 70 championship-level golf course with an award-winning 7,000-yard course, clubhouse, dining, pro shop, outings, tournaments and resident PGA professional. 8670 W. S.R. 56, 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. Open March–Nov. Mon.–Sun., 7 am–8 pm.

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort An 18-hole, par 72 championship-level golf course with an 8,100-yard award-winning course,

Sixteen miles from Holiday World and 25 miles from Patoka Lake. All rooms have micro-fridge and WiFi. Two-room family suites available. 406 E. 22nd WiFi St., 812.683.2334, qualityinn.com/hotel.

JASPER

ATTRACTIONS

Dubois County Museum 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

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holidays. Tues.–Fri., 10 am–2 pm; Sat., 10 am–4 pm; Sun., 1 pm–4 pm. $

Spirit of Jasper Train & Jasper City Mill 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. $ LODGING

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.

the nation, Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat outdoor venue located in Lincoln State Park. 15032 N. 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. See a re-created 1820s homestead on Thomas Lincoln’s original acreage and Nancy Hanks Lincoln’s gravesite. 3027 E. South St., 812.937.4541, nps.gov/ libo. Open year-round. $

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. 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. $

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, sultans run.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.

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 March–Oct. $

LEAVENWORTH RECREATION

Wyandotte Caves 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. $

LEOPOLD ATTRACTIONS

Eagles Wings Zipline Have a zipline adventure today! Soar through the beautiful Hoosier National Forest. Call or book online. 10220 Lorainne Rd., 855.947.8474, eagleswingszipline.com. Open May–Sept. $

LINCOLN CITY ATTRACTIONS

Lincoln Amphitheatre As one of the largest roofed amphitheaters in VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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400 E. S.R. 64, 812.365.2705, marengocave.com. Open year-round. Mon.–Sun., 9 am–5 pm. $

LODGING

Colucci Log Cabins on the Ohio River

views. Guided one-hour walking tours. 100 Squire Boone Rd. SW, 812.732.4381, squireboonecaverns.com. Open year-round. $ P

MAUCKPORT

Our cabins are located at the water’s edge on the largest pool of the entire Ohio River system. E-mail: logcabins@psci.net. 17735 Magnet Valley Rd., 877.275.5642, coluccirivercabins.com.

Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures

LODGING

Add some 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.

High Ridge Log Cabin Rentals

MARENGO

Three cabins spaced apart for privacy. Includes picnic table, firepit and charcoal grill. Includes towels, linens, dishes and pots and pans. 9100 Cabin Lane SW, 812.732.8802, highridgecabins.com.

Marengo Cave

RECREATION

Indiana’s most visited natural and National Landmark. Two walking tours, gemstone mining, hiking, crawling tours, camping and picnicking.

Rediscover Squire Boone Caverns Park in 2017 with its new cave tour featuring never-seen-before

MILLTOWN

ATTRACTIONS

Cave Country Canoes Paddle Indiana’s first scenic and natural river. Blue River is ideal for families and beginners. All-day

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Camping

RECREATION

Squire Boone Caverns

SITE DESCRIPTION

Staffed nature center, raptor rehabilitation area, hunting in season. 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

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.

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.

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

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. 877.275.5642 (toll-free).

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

Relax and enjoy your camping experience as nature’s beauty surrounds you. 36 campsites available.

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.


SOUTH listings

to multiple-day trips. 112 W. Main St., 812.365.2705, canoetheblue.com. Open April–Sept. Mon.–Sun., 8 am–3 pm. $

Jacuzzi, both with private baths, full breakfast. 3593 N. C.R. 200 West , 812.865.4496, lostriverinn.net.

MOUNT PLEASANT

Ritz Motel

LODGING

Vinnie’s Ohio River Log Cabins 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.

WiFi

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

Underwood Inn

NEW HARMONY

Beautiful home built in 1868 featuring two completely refurbished guest rooms and bathroom with clawfoot bathtub. 405 N. Gospel, 812.723.4639. WiFi

Historic New Harmony

PATOKA LAKE

ATTRACTIONS

Historic New Harmony, a unified program of the University of Southern Indiana and Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, offers tours of historic sites. 401 N. Arthur St., 800.231.2168, usi.edu/hnh. Open March–Dec. Mon.–Sun., 9:30 am–5 pm. $ LODGING

Family Cabins at 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.

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. 2991 N. Dillard Rd., 888.819.6916, patokalakemarina.com. WiFi

Patoka Lake Lodge – Kings Bridge Patoka Lake right in the backyard and a boat ramp a half-mile away. Dip into the in-ground pool to relax. All you need is yourself, clothes and food. 9104 S. C.R. 450 West, 812.936.3646, vrbo.com/378029.

Lakeside and fireplace rooms. Gorgeous guest houses. Beautiful landscape. Weddings, meeting and group facilities; fitness center and pool. Pet-friendly. 504 North St., 800.782.8605, WiFi newharmonyinn.com.

Swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing and hunting in season. Staffed interpretive center. Reservable camping and shelters. 3084 N. Dillard Rd., 812.685.2464, stateparks.in.gov. Open year-round. $

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. $ RESTAURANTS

Red Geranium Restaurant Established in 1964, the Red Geranium Restaurant is one of the region’s most charming and romantic restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. 504 North St., 800.782.8605, redgeraniumrestaurant.newharmonyinn.com. Open year-round.

PAOLI

Patoka Lake

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 a double feature 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 14 Lincoln-era replica cabins. 928 Fairground Dr., 812.649.9147, lincolnpioneervillage.com. Open May–Dec. $

The Rustic Golf Course This nine-hole course offers all golfers the opportunity to golf while enjoying the two scenic lakes and wooded surroundings. Restaurant on site. 1375 S. Old S.R. 45, 812.649.9258, santaclausind .org/the-rustic-golf-course. Open year-round. $

Located right off Hwy. 231, the inn offers an indoor pool with hot tub, free WiFi, fitness center and deluxe continental breakfast. 1355 N. Plaza Dr., WiFi 812.649.2979, comfortinn.com.

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging Houseboat, floating cabins, Fun and Play toons, pontoon rental. Cabins, rooms and suites across from Patoka Station. Full-service marina open April–Oct. 2991 N. Dillard Rd., 812.685.2203, patokalakemarina.com. Open year-round. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

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 SRA. 2900 N. Dillard Rd., 812.685.2203, patokalakewinery.com. Open yearround.

PRINCETON ATTRACTIONS

LODGING

Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail

A warm welcome awaits you at this farm. Stay in a brick farmhome on a 93-acre farm, enjoy a country breakfast, multiple ponds and a large porch. 3295 W. C.R. 25, 812.723.4856, biglocustfarm.com.

Discover the homespun beauty of southwestern Indiana along this trail, featuring over 230 handpainted blocks adorning the Gibson County landscape. 702 W. Broadway, 812.385.0999, gibsoncountyin.org. Open year-round.

Blueberry Hill Estate

Lyles Station Historic School & Museum

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, WiFi 812.723.3767, blueberryhillestate.com.

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. $

Lost River Inn Bed & Breakfast

Toyota Visitors Center/Plant Tours

Newer home in a relaxing country setting and close to many attractions. Two rooms, one with a

See a Toyota manufacturing facility and its production up close. Plant tours Monday–

Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast

ATTRACTIONS

Comfort Inn & Suites RECREATION

Harmonie State Park

ROCKPORT

LODGING

New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center

RECREATION

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.

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Corner House Bed & Breakfast This country inn offers overnight lodging with breakfast. The three themed guestrooms include private baths, cable TV, free WiFi and more. 3984 N. C.R. 200 West, 812.660.0331, bedandbreakfast .com/in-rockport-cornerhousebb.html#. 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 located next to the inn. 130 S. Third St., 812.649.2664, indianasabelincoln.org/rockport-inn-bed-breakfast. WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Pepper’s Ridge Winery

One of eight wineries along the Hoosier Wine Trail, Pepper’s Ridge Winery is situated on a quiet country road near Rockport, Indiana. 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. 206 S. College Ave., 812.883.1884, salemdepot.org. Open year-round, closed holidays. Tues.–Sat., 1 pm– 4 pm. $

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Historic Beck’s Mill

Historic Salem Speedway 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

The John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum Complex John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum offers an extensive artifact collection, Pioneer Village, Depot Train 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 year-round.

SANTA CLAUS ATTRACTIONS

Christmas Lake Golf Course Full-service, par 72 championship golf course with tree-lined fairways, rolling hills and sparkling lakes.

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Bar and grill on site. 1 Clubhouse Rd., 877.962.7465, christmaslake.com. Open year-round. $

Frosty’s Fun Center This fun center offers a Christmas-themed 18-hole miniature golf course, tasty snacks, breakfast items, sandwiches, ice cream and fresh pizza. 15 S. Cedar Ln., 812.544.3338, santaclausind.org/ frostys-fun-center. Open year-round.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Plan for two or more days of family fun and adventure at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari with roller coasters, water coasters and so much more! 452 E. Christmas Blvd., 877.463.2645, holidayworld.com. Open April–Oct. $

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 Claus Museum & Village Explore the museum, original Santa Claus Church, 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 Express Zip Lines & Outdoor Activities Sail over the lake on Santa’s Express ziplines, climb

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. May–Oct. $ LODGING

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

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort 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.

NorthStar Vacation Rentals Located across the road from Holiday World, NorthStar Vacation Rentals offers fully furnished, large, spacious rooms with full kitchen facilities. 55 N. Holiday Blvd., 812.937.7099, northstarvacationrentals.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.

PHOTO COURTESY HOLIDAY WORLD

The historic Beck’s Grist Mill, dating to 1808, is a completely restored and operating mill. Current mill rebuilt 1863. Hiking, demos, tours and 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. $


SOUTH listings

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages Located just a few miles from Holiday World, the cottages surround a scenic lake with an Elf Park featuring a playground and an outdoor pool. 1405 W. Christmas Blvd., 812.686.2628, santascottages.com. WiFi SHOPPING

Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop Evergreen Boutique is a wonderful place to find special souvenirs and offers an assortment of hand-selected apparel, accessories and home decor. 8 Kringle Pl., 812.937.4600, shopevergreenboutique.com. Open year-round.

Santa Claus Christmas Store Shop May–Dec. at this gigantic store featuring Christmas gifts, nearly 5,000 ornaments, decorations, collectibles and fudge. Visit with Santa. 33 N. Kringle Pl., 877.224.1772, santaclauschristmasstore.com. Open May–Dec.

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 Santa’s TOYS Guests of all ages are encouraged to find their inner child and play while browsing over 2,000 specialty toys, including STEM learning products. 3 N. Kringle Pl., 812.937.6050, santastoys.net. Open year-round.

SCOTTSBURG ATTRACTIONS

Cornucopia Farm Southern Indiana’s premiere corn maze and family farm with an emphasis on family fun, entertainment and farm education. 5444 N. Rutherford Hollow Rd., 812.752.6694, cornucopiafarm.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. N., 812.752.0622, goatmilkstuff.com. Open year-round.

Mid-America Science Park 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. S., 812.752.9521, maspark.org. Open year-round.

Ross Country Jamboree 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 year-round, 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

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. 200 Hill Dr., 800.581.6905, saintmeinrad.org. WiFi

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Monkey Hollow Winery

Monkey Hollow Winery is nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana in an area of rich German history stretching back over 150 years. 11534 E. C.R. 1740 North, 812.357.2272, monkeyhollowwinery.com. Open year-round.

TELL CITY

WINERIES/BREWERIES/DISTILLERIES

Tell City Brewing Company

Over 40 different beers on tap. Great food, drinks and live music! Tours of Tell City Brewing Company, located in The Pour Haus, coming soon! 706 Humboldt St., 812.547.2739, tellcitypourhaus.com. Open year-round.

WEST BADEN LODGING

West Baden Springs Hotel One-of-a-kind historic hotel once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” thanks to its atrium that spans 200 feet. World-class spa and golf, dining, shopping, pools, horseback riding, tours, entertainment and events and meeting space. 8538 W. Baden Ave., 888.936.9360, frenchlick.com. WiFi

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. VisitIndiana.com / 2017

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RESOURCES

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. 800.677.9800 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 Indiana DNR 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

06 Your guide to Indiana’s 130+ breweries

07 Northern Indiana Lakes Country

Sign up for the monthly IN Brew News email on the Drink Indiana Beer app: It’s your guide to Indiana breweries, with turnby-turn directions, contests and more. 317.554.4494 drinkin.beer

Pokagon State Park, the Midwest’s longest toboggan run, outlet shopping, wineries, buffalo preserve and 101 natural lakes. 800.525.3101 lakes101.org

9 Amish Country Northern Indiana

10 Shipshewana/ LaGrange County

11 South Bend Mishawaka and Notre Dame

Quilt Gardens and the communities of Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, Wakarusa and Shipshewana are set along the scenic Heritage Trail. 800.262.8161 amishcountry.org

Official Visitor Guide for Shipshewana and the Amish Backroads of LaGrange County. Order yours today. 866.710.4197 visitshipshewana.org

Notre Dame, Studebaker Museum, Oliver Mansion, East Race Waterway, Potato Creek State Park, shopping, performing arts and much more. 800.519.0577 visitsouthbend.com

Visit statewide artists and glass-related venues continuing the centuries-old tradition and beauty of Indiana’s glass arts. 317.607.5243 indianaglasstrail.com

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08 LaPorte County

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

12 Visit Kosciusko County Take the 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


RESOURCES EAST

13 South Shore – Along Lake Michigan

14 DeKalb County Visitors Bureau

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

17 Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau

15 Henry County

16 Fort Wayne – Family-Fun Getaways

Visit DeKalb County and experience our museums, featuring automobiles, trucks, aircraft, railroad memorabilia, military and county history. 877.833.3282 dekalbcvb.org

Come enjoy a pathway through Henry County. We offer racing, horse shows, go-karting, fishing, camping and more. We are rich in history, from Wilbur Wright to basketball legends. 765.593.0764 henrycountyin.org

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

18 Visit Kokomo

19 Muncie & Delaware County

20 Visit Richmond-Wayne County

Explore Kokomo Opalescent Glass tours, Seiberling Mansion, Greentown Glass, Elwood Haynes Museum and automotive museums, art galleries, unique dining, festivals, trails, concerts and sports. 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

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

21 Hamilton County

22 Visit Indy

23 White River State Park

24 Indianapolis Zoo

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

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

Visit the Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Zoo, Victory Field, NCAA Hall of Champions and Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn concert venue. 800.665.9056 inwhiteriver.org

New this summer, enjoy Magnificent Macaws in a stunning cascade of color at the Bicentennial Pavilion. The Indianapolis Zoo is wildly different! 317.630.2001 indianapoliszoo.com

With exciting casino action, live horse racing, historic theaters and beautiful parks, Anderson/Madison County has what you want to get your fun started! 800.533.6569 visitandersonmadisoncounty.com CENTRAL

WEST

25 It’s All About Shelby County

26 Visit Hendricks County

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

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

27 Visit Lafayette– West Lafayette

28 Covered Bridges in Putnam & Parke counties

Vibrant downtown, winery, breweries, art galleries, outdoor 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, coveredbridgecountry.com 765.569.5226, coveredbridges.com

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29 Sweet Owen County Indiana Home to the largest waterfall in Indiana, OV Winery, farmers’ market, historic sites, Rustic Canyon Inn, Indiana’s first state park (McCormick’s Creek) and much more! 812.714.8110 sweetowencvb.org

SOUTH CENTRAL

30 Ripley County – Southeast Indiana’s treasure

31 Daviess County – Authentic Amish Tours

32 Relive the Story in Vincennes/Knox County

If you’re a fan of basketball, guns, festivals, history, B&Bs, state parks (biking, hiking, swimming or camping), flea markets or antiques, we have something for all. 888.747.5394 ripleycountytourism.com

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

Vincennes is Indiana’s first city, an ideal getaway for history enthusiasts. Visit historic sites, the Red Skelton Museum, festivals, enjoy lush agritourism and more. 800.886.6443 visitvincennes.org

36 Visit Warrick County, Indiana

SOUTH

33 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

34 Spencer County Visitors Bureau

35 Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Visit Santa Claus, Indiana, home of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and tons of family fun. See Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home only five miles away. 888.444.9252, santaclausind.org indianasabelincoln.org

Dozens of rides and slides, free soft drinks, free parking and free sunscreen. Two parks for one price with top-ranked attractions. We are number one for family fun! 877.463.2645 holidayworld.com

37 Visit French Lick West Baden – Orange County

38 Jeffersonville – Clarksville – New Albany

39 Historic Corydon & Harrison 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

Southern Indiana has never before been SoIN ... Blend Ohio River’s history with brand-new-again Falls of the Ohio exhibits, a bubbling beer and wine scene and live music. 812.280.5566 gosoin.com

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

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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. 812.858.3555 visitwarrick.com


INDEX Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University . . . . . . 49

French Lick Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 70

Froelich’s Outfitter and Guide Horse Trail Rides LLC . . . . . . . 118

City of Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Frosty’s Fun Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

City of Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

The Garfield Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

City of Greenwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Garwood Orchards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Chocolate Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 61 Christmas Lake Golf Course . . 126

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 61

City Market Catacombs Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 70

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 86

Cole Clothing Museum . . . . . . . . . 57

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Colonel Jones Home . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Columbian Park Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Columbus Architecture Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 102 Conner Prairie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Cornucopia Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Corydon Capitol State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 118 County Line Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Covered Bridge Art Gallery . . . . 92 Covered Bridge Driving Tours . 30 Crothersville Town Players . . . . 102 Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Das Dutchman Essenhaus . . . . . . 40 David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University . . . . . . 60 Daviess County Amish Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Daviess County Museum . . . . . . . 111 DeBrand Fine Chocolates . . . . . . 53

INDEX

A guide to the attractions, camping, festivals, lodging, recreation, restaurants, shopping and wineries/breweries/distilleries in this issue.

Decatur County Barn Quilt Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Deep River Waterpark . . . . . . . . . . 40 DePauw University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The Depot Railroad Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Derby Dinner Playhouse. . . 115, 118 Dinky’s Auction Center . . . . . . . . 108

Abbott’s Candies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site . . . . . . . . . 64, 70

Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 The Glass Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Go Ape Treetop Adventure – Eagle Creek Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Goat Milk Stuff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Grissom Air Museum . . . . . . . 48, 60 Grissom Memorial at Spring Mill Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Grouseland–William H. Harrison Mansion and Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 110

Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Henry County Historical Society and Museum. . . . . . . . . 60 Henry County Saddle Club . . . . . 60 Heritage Trail – Northern Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hesston Steam Museum . . . . . . . . 36 HighPoint Orchard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Hillforest Victorian House Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Hinkle Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Hipstoric Downtown Noblesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 76

Downtown Lafayette – West Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Historic Artcraft Theatre . . . . . . . 64 Historic Beck’s Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Art Spaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 ArtsRoad 46 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Athens of Indiana Arts Studios & Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Historic New Harmony . . . . . . . . 125

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 29, 126

Fanimation Antique Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Hollywood Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

The Farm at Prophetstown . . . . . 90

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Cass County Dentzel Carousel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Bankers Life Fieldhouse . . . . . . . . . 27

Cass County Historical Society Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Exploration Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 90

The History Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Fairmount Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens . . . . . . . . 122

Barn Quilts of LaGrange County . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science. . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Historical Society of Decatur County Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Fair Oaks Farms . . . . . . . . . . 82, 83, 86

Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County . . . . . . . . 86

Barker Mansion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Evansville African American Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115, 119

Bridgeton Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82, 92

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Indy Racing Experience . . . . . . . . . 16 Jackson County Community Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Jackson County History Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 James Dean Birth Site Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 James Dean Gallery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Jay County Historical Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 The John Dillinger Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 38

Just Us Girls Getaway Packages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Bosse Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Carmel City Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Historic Hostess House . . . . . . . . . 59

Holiday Drive-In Movie Theater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Carmel Arts & Design District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Indianapolis Museum of Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 71

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art . . . . 70

Historic Small Town, LaGrange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 71

Johnson County Museum of History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Historic Salem Speedway . . . . . 126

Art Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Indianapolis Motor Speedway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

The Historic Hoosier Gym . 33, 56

Essenhaus Heritage Hall. . . . . . . . 40

Bristol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Indiana War Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Eagles Wings Zipline . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Emil A. Blackmore Museum . . . . . 12

Art on the Square Gallery . . . . . 103

Indiana University Bloomington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 96

DWNTWN Muncie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Indiana Transportation Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

The John Hay Center/Steven’s Museum Complex . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Amish Backroads, Topeka. . . . . . . 45

Art Center and Arts Park . . . . . . . 60

Indiana Tenderloin Trail. . . . . . . . . 18

Historic Downtown Westfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Elkhart – Gateway Mile . . . . . 36, 38

The Apple Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Indiana State Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Historic Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Downtown Nashville . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Indy Flight Academy & WaterSports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

He Is the Potter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort . . . . . . . . . 41

Blue Gate Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Indiana Repertory Theatre . . . . . . 71

Indy Eleven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Historic Richmond Depot District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Apple Hill Orchard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Indiana Military Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 110

Havilah Beardsley House . . . . . . . 37

Elite Air Trampoline Park . . . . . . . 83

Antique Alley trails . . . . . . . . . . 49, 61

Indiana Medical History Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Indianapolis Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 71

Benton County Wind Farm Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Blue Gate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Indiana Historical Society . . . . . . . 71

Grover Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Albanese Candy Factory . . . 36, 40

Annie Oakley Perfumery . . . . . . . 49

Indiana Grand Racing & Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64, 77

The HandleBar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Discover Jasper County . . . . . . . . . 42

Dubois County Museum . . . . . . . 122

ATTRACTIONS

French Lick Scenic Railway . . . . 122

Fastimes Indoor Karting . . . . . . . . 70

Hoosier Heartland Alpacas . . . 109

Kidscommons, Columbus’ community children’s museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Kokomo Opalescent Glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 51 Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Lane Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Lanier Mansion State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96, 105 LaPorte County Historical Society Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Laser Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 The Lavender Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 The Last Supper Museum. . . . . . 103 Lawrence County Museum of History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Lawrenceburg Speedway . . . . . . 105

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 53

Hoosier Pie Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Fort Vallonia Museum . . . . . . . . . . 110

Huntingburg League Stadium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26, 122

Lilly House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

The IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum . . . . . . . 70

Limestone Heritage Trail . . . . . . 106 Lincoln Amphitheatre . . . . . . 28, 123

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 123

Indiana Beach Boardwalk Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Indiana Capitol Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Logansport Art Association . . . . 57

Indiana Glass Trail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Longcliff Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 54 Fort Wayne Museum of Art . . . . 54 Fragrant Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

The Center at Donaldson . . . . . . . 41

Freeman Army Airfield Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

The Center for the Performing Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Freetown and Pershing Township Museum . . . . . . . . . . 103

Central Park Plaza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

French Lick Casino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Hunter’s Honey Farm . . . . . . . 64, 75

Levi Coffin State Historic Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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INDEX Lyles Station Historic School & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Main Street Greensburg Farmers’ Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Rural Charm, Howe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Rural Routes to Main Street trail. . . . . . . . . . . 64, 67

Waapaahsiki Sipiiwi Mound Historical Park. . . . . . . 86 Wabash & Erie Canal Park. . . . . . . 86

The Rustic Golf Course.. . . . . . . . . 125

Main Street Zionsville.. . . . . . . . . . . 65

Wabash College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Saint Meinrad Archabbey. . . . . . 127

Mansfield Roller Mill. . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Walkway of Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Salt Creek Horse Ranch. . . . . . . . . 106

Marengo Cave. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Samara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center.. . . . . . . 29, 66

Santa Claus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Wellfield Botanic Gardens. . . . . . 27

Santa Claus Museum & Village.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

White River Gardens. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Santa’s Candy Castle. . . . . . . . . . . . 126

White’s Farm Flea Market & Auctioneers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Marshall County Barn Quilt Trails of Northern Indiana. . . 41 Marshall County Historical Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 McHale Performing Arts Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Menno-Hof.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Metamora Gem Mine. . . . . . . . . . . 106 Mid-America Science Park. . . . . 127 Mid-America Windmill Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Middlebury – Amish Country.. . 40 Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 106 Miller House and Garden.. . . . . . . 97 Minnetrista. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 60 Mitchell Opera House. . . . . . . . . . 106

Santa’s Express Zip Lines & Outdoor Activities.. . . . . . . . 126 Santa’s Stables.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

White River State Park.. . . . . . . . . . 72

Whitetail Tree Farm... . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Schimpff’s Confectionery.. 115, 123

Whitewater Valley Railroad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 52, 106

Science Central.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Who North America. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Scott County Heritage Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Wick’s Pies Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Sechler’s Pickles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Seiberling Mansion and Howard County Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Willard Library.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 45

Winona Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.. . . 93

Wolf Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Williams Covered Bridge. . . . . . . . 111 Wolcotville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Model Aviation Museum. . . . . . . . 60

Soldiers and Sailors Monument.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

CAMPING

Monastery Immaculate Conception. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Southern Indiana Center for the Arts.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Berry Branch Cottages.. . . . . . . . . 107

Monon Community Center. . . . . 66

Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Robinson’s Whitewater Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Salamonie Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Shades State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Shipshewana Campground North & Amish Log Cabin Lodging.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 107 Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Summit Lake State Park. . . . . . . . . 58 Tall Sycamore Campground.. . . . 58 Thousand Trails/Indian Lakes RV Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Tippecanoe River State Park. . . . 44 Turkey Run State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . 92 Versailles State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 107 West Boggs Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Brookville Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

VARIOUS DATES

Speedway Indoor Karting. . . . . . . 16

Brown County State Park.. . . . . . 107

MoonTree Studios & Gallery.. . . 42

Spencer Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

CBarC Expo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Arts in the Park and Tour D’Art.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Monster Mini Golf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Spirit of Jasper Train & Jasper City Mill.. . . . . . . . . . 114, 123

Chain O’Lakes State Park.. . . . . . . 58

Mooresville Park & Recreation District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Splash House Water Park.. . . . . . . 60

Charlestown State Park.. . . . . . . . 124 Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 107

MPA Opry Barn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

The State Theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Muncie Dragway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Story Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Colucci Log Cabins on the Ohio River.. . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Murals Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Stream Cliff Farm, Tearoom & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Deam Lake State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Studebaker National Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 44

Elkhart Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Museum of the Soldier.. . . . . . . . . . 60 National Military History Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Sullivan County Historical Society Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Nappanee – Amish Country. . . . 41

SullivanMunce Cultural Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

Museum of Miniature Houses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

NCAA Hall of Champions. . . . . . . 72 Newburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Nickel Plate Arts Campus. . . . . . . 76 Old Cathedral Complex.. . . . . . . . . 111 Old French House and Indian Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Oliver Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 The Palladium. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Sweetwater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Swiss Heritage Village & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Switzerland County Historical Museums.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 T.C. Steele State Historic Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds Camping.. . . . . . . . 44 France Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Glendale Fish and Wildlife Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Hardy Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Christmas in Shipshewana. . . . . . 40 Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise. . . 37 Family Fall-O-Weekends.. . . . . . . 122 Historic Indiana Ghost Walks & Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Marsh Symphony on the Prairie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 78 Mosey Down Main Street. . . . . . . 83 Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 100 Parke County Maple Syrup Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Heartland Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Salem Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Hidden Paradise Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Indiana Dunes State Park . . . . . . . 44

Zionsville Christmas in the Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Paoli Peaks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

MARCH

Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Terre Haute Children’s Museum.. . . . . . . . . . . 83

Jackson-Washington State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Parkview Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and Park. . . . . . . . . 83, 90

Lake Haven Retreat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Jay County Fiber Arts Festival.. 49

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

NCAA Division I Men’s & Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships. . . . . . . 65

Perfect North Slopes. . . . . . . . 33, 105 Pickleball Rocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 PINHEADS/Alley’s Alehouse. . . 67 Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 96, 108 Piper Flight Center Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Pumpkinvine Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Purdue University. . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 90 Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 38 Quilters Hall of Fame. . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Red Barn Jamboree. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. . . . . . . . 97, 111 Rhythm! Discovery Center. . . . . . 72 Rising Star Casino & Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Riverstage amphitheater. . . . . . . . 28 Roofless Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Ropkey Armor Museum. . . . . 12, 86 Ross Country Jamboree.. . . . . . . . 127 Rotary Jail Museum.. . . . . . . . . . 82, 86

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Toboggan at Pokagon State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 38 Tombstone Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Toyota Visitors Center/ Plant Tours.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Lincoln State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Traders Point Creamery. . . . . . . . . 79

McCormick’s Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Treetop Outpost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Mississinewa Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Tri-State Artisans Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Monroe Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Tropicanoe Cove Outdoor Family Aquatic Center.. . . . . . . 91 Tulip Trestle bridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Tuttle Orchards.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 University of Notre Dame, Walking Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 41 University of Notre Dame, Football. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 U.S. 24 Speedway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Victory Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Vincennes State Historic Sites.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom Boyhood Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Montgomery Lake & Ruritan Campgrounds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Mounds State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Muscatatuck Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 New Vision RV Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 O’Bannon Woods State Park.. . 124 Oakridge Campground. . . . . . . . . 124 Ouabache State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Ouabache Trails County Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Patoka Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Pokagon State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Potato Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . 44 Prophetstown State Park.. . . . . . . 92

Rivertown Art Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Round the Fountain Art Fair. . . . 83 Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Wings Over Muscatatuck Migratory Bird Festival.. . . . . . 97

JUNE Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Campbellsburg Country Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Crothersville Red, White and Blue Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 CruZionsville.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Indian Market & Festival.. . . . . . . . 78 Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering. . . . . 83 Indy Ultimate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Limestone Heritage Festival.. . 100 Mel Kenyon Classic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Pow Wow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Shipshewana Quilt Festival. . . . . 37 Talbot Street Art Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Taste of Shelby County. . . . . . . . . . 78 Taste of Tippecanoe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Tenderloin Throwdown. . . . . . . . . 100

JULY 45th Vintage Motor Bike Club Meet.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Boone County 4-H Fair. . . . . . . . . . 78 Dancing & Cruising in the Streets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.. . . . . . . . . 37 Fayette County Free Fair. . . . . . . 49 Freetown July Festival.. . . . . . . . . 100 Jackson County Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Jay County Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Pekin’s Fourth of July Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Pierogi Fest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 7 Red Skelton Festival. . . . . . . . . 17, 100 Shelby County Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Three Rivers Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair. . . . 89 Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Wabash Riverfest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

AUGUST

Indiana Gourd Society State Gourd Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

35th Annual Traditional Pow-wow.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 46th Swiss Wine Festival. . . 17, 100 52nd Antique Gas Engine and Tractor Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Beers Across the Wabash.. . . . . . . 89 Colt World Series. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cumberland Arts Goes to Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Downtown Seymour Scoop the Loop.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 GreekFest 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Greensburg Power of the Past.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Indiana Bacon Festival of Carroll County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Indiana State Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 78 Jasper Strassenfest. . . . . . . . . . . 17, 115 Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Northeast Indiana Steam & Gas Engine Show.. . . . . . . . . . . 37 Odon Old Settlers Festival. . . . . 100 Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Indianapolis 500. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

SEPTEMBER

RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

20th Century Chevy Car Show and Cruiz In.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds.. . . . . . . 27

APRIL

26th Annual Traditional Pow-wow.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

MAY 500 Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Abbey Road on the River. . . . . . . . 115 Brick Street Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Dana Mecum’s 30th Original Spring Classic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Historic Newburgh Wine, Art & Jazz Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115


INDEX Willard Library ghost tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Lafayette Limo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Best Western Plus, Gas City.. . . . 54

Days Inn, Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Art on the Wabash. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Lafayette–West Lafayette.. . . . . . 90

Best Western Plus, Howe Inn. . . 39

Days Inn, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Atlanta New Earth Festival.. . . . . 78

DECEMBER

Back to the Fifties Festival. . . . . . 78

Festival of Lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Lawrence County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Best Western Plus Atrea Inn & Suites, Plainfield. . . . . . . . 76

Carmel International Arts Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Parke County Covered Bridge Christmas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Madison Visitors Center.. . . . . . . 104

Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Derby Cabins on the Ohio.. . . . . 119

Crackaway Daze II.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Purdue Christmas Show. . . . . . . . . 89

Marshall County Tourism.. . . . . . . 42

Fairmount Museum Days/ Remembering James Dean Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Santa Claus Christmas Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Miami County Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Shipshewana Ice Festival. . . . . . . . 40

Montgomery County Visitors & Convention Bureau. . . . . . . . . 90

Apple Dumpling Festival. . . . . . . . 54

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 89 Festival of the Turning Leaves. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

INFORMATION Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Francesville Fall Festival. . . . . . . . . 40

Boone County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Global Fest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Brewers of Indiana Guild. . . . . 42, 56, 69, 90, 104, 120

Grabill Country Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Indy Irish Fest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Lucille Dillon Amish Quilt Auction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Madison Chautauqua Festival Of Art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Marshall County Blueberry Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Military Vehicle and Swap Meet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Montgomery Turkey Trot Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Nappanee Apple Festival.. . . 17, 40 Old Settlers Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 On the River Car Show & Cruise In. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 OUTfest.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Persimmon Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Salute to the Veterans of WWII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 0 0 Shelby County Pioneer Fair. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Brown County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Culver & Lake Maxinkuckee Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Daviess County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Decatur County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Dubois County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 East Region Tourism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

White River Valley Antique Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Evansville CVB.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Whitestown Brew Fest. . . . . . . . . . . 78

Fayette County Tourism. . . . . . . . . 56

Medora Goes Pink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Mississinewa 1812. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 89 Pumpkin Fantasyland.. . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Pumpkin Harvest Festival. . . . . . . 78 Riley Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rosenvolk German Medieval Festival.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Seymour Oktoberfest. . . . . . . . . . . 100 Sleepy Hollow Fall Celebration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 West Side Nut Club Fall Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Econo Lodge, Elkhart. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Muncie/Delaware County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Blueberry Hill Estate. . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Econo Lodge, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . 109

Brick Ark Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Econo Lodge, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . 111

Ohio County Tourism Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Brookville Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Economy Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . 109

Budget Host Stones Motel. . . . . 119

Essenhaus Inn and Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Parke County Visitors Center.. . 90

Cambria Suites Indianapolis Airport, Plainfield.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Discover Newton County.. . . . . . . 90

Fort Vallonia Days. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Fright Night Lantern Tours.. . . . . . 31 Heartland Apple Festival. . . . . . . . 78 Jamestown Apple Cider Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Econo Lodge, Cloverdale.. . . . . . . 86

Randolph County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . 56

Steamboat Nights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Apple Festival of Kendallville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 ArtsWalk Muncie.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Back Roads of Brown County Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Century of Progress Home Tours. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Fall Crafters Fair.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Fishers Renaissance Faire. . . . . . . . 17

Blue Gate Garden Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Blue Heron Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Cabins & Candlelight. . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Crawford County Welcome Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Franklin County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Richmond/Wayne County Visitor’s Bureau & Old National Road Welcome Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Ripley County Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Scott County Visitors Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Shelby County Tourism & Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Shipshewana/LaGrange County Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority. . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Family Cabins at McCormick’s Creek State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

College Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Family Cabins at Potato Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Colucci Log Cabins on the Ohio River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Comfort Inn, Avon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Comfort Inn, Lawrenceburg. . . . 105

Terre Haute CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Comfort Inn, Nashville. . . . . . . . . . 108

Vincennes/Knox County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Comfort Inn & Suites, Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Visit Bloomington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Comfort Inn & Suites, Rockport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Gibson County Visitors & Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Visit Michigan City LaPorte.. . . . 42

Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Visit Warrick County. . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Visit Kosciusko County. . . . . . . . . . 42 Visit South Bend Mishawaka. . . 42

Comfort Inn, Corydon. . . . . . . . . . . 118

The Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Farmstead Inn & Conference Center. . . . . . . . . 43 Floating Cabins at Patoka Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Fort Harrison State Park Inn and Golf Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

Comfort Suites, Brownsburg. . . . 66

French Lick Cabins at Patoka Lake Village.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Comfort Suites, Fort Wayne.. . . . 54 Comfort Suites, French Lick. . . . 122 Comfort Suites, Lafayette. . . . . . . 90 Comfort Suites, Marion. . . . . . . . . . 60

Corner House B&B.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Family Cabins at Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . 56

Forgotten Times Cabins. . . . . . . . 119

3 Fat Labs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Henry County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Family Cabins at Trine State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . 38

Comfort Inn Edinburgh/ Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Comfort Suites, South Bend.. . . . 44

9 East on Poplar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Family Cabins at Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Comfort Inn & Suites, Warsaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

LODGING

Harrison County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . 120

Family Cabins at Chain O’Lakes State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Family Cabins at Lincoln State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Switzerland County Tourism.. . 104

Visit Hendricks County. . . . . . . . . . 69

Fairway Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Columbus.. . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Comfort Inn, Ferdinand. . . . . . . . . . 121

Visit French Lick West Baden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Family Cabins at Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Sweet Owen CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Visit Fort Wayne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Fairfield Inn & Suites, Avon. . . . . 66

The Cat and The Fiddle.. . . . . . . . . 106

Comfort Inn, Batesville.. . . . . . . . . . 98

Visit Indy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Hancock County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Camp Timber Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Spencer County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Fulton County Tourism Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Hamilton County Tourism.. . . . . . 69

Doll Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Morgan County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Putnam County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Columbus Area Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Dogwood Springs Vacation Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Double Tree by Hilton & The Lawrenceburg Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Cass County Visitors Bureau.. . . 56 Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Visitors Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Dixie Chopper Hotel & Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 89

Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

The Cabin at Natural Valley Ranch.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Sullivan Rotary Corn Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89

OCTOBER

Birdsong Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . 88 Blackhawk Creek.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

Perry County CVB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

DeKalb County Visitors’ Bureau.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Zionsville Lions Club 64th Annual Fall Festival. . . . . . . . . . . 78

Monticello Chamber & White County Visitors Bureau. . . . . . 90

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort. . . . . . . . . 122

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

St. Boniface Germanfest.. . . . . . . . 89

Wine, Cheese and Art Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Marion/Grant County CVB. . . . . 56

Der Ruhe Blatz Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Comfort Suites, Vincennes. . . . . . 111 The Cottage at Natural Valley Ranch.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

French Lick Manor House. . . . . . 122 French Lick Springs Hotel at French Lick Resort. . . . . . . . 122 Garden Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Gasthof Village Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 The Grapevine Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Greencastle Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Hampton Inn, Batesville. . . . . . . . . 98

Country Inn and Suites, Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Hampton Inn, Carmel. . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Allstate Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Historic Salem, Indiana City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

AmericInn Hotel and Suites Indianapolis NE – Fishers. . . . 67

Courtyard by Marriott, Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Hampton Inn, Goshen.. . . . . . . . . . . 39

The Hoosier State Train. 42, 69, 90

Artists Inn and Cottages.. . . . . . . 122

Huntington County Visitor & Convention Bureau. . . . . . . . . 56

Baymont Inn & Suites, Dale. . . . 119

Courtyard by Marriott, Kokomo.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Baymont Inn & Suites, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Courtyard by Marriott, Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Baymont Inn & Suites, Lawrenceburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Tipton Lakes. . . . . 102

Baymont Inn & Suites, Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Baymont Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport/ Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Covered Bridge Retreat.. . . . . . . . . 92

Historic Newburgh Visitors Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 42 Indiana Foodways Alliance.. 42, 56, 69, 90, 104, 120 Indiana Welcome Center. . . . . . . . 42 Jackson County Visitor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Jasper Chamber of Commerce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Jay County Visitor and Tourism Bureau. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Jennings County Visitors and Recreation Commission. . . . . 104 Journey Johnson County.. . . . . . . . 69

Bed & Breakfast at Schaefer’s Farm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Best Western, Martinsville. . . . . . 75 Best Western Plus, Anderson. . . 52 Best Western Plus, French Lick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Creekside Retreat.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Culver Cove Lakeside Condominiums.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Days Inn, Cloverdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Hampton Inn, Corydon.. . . . . . . . . 118 Hampton Inn, Seymour. . . . . . . . . 109 Hampton Inn, Westfield. . . . . . . . . 79 Hampton Inn, Whitestown. . . . . . 79 Hampton Inn & Suites, Fishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 72 Hampton Inn & Suites Indianapolis/ Brownsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Greensburg. . . . . . . 103 Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Munster. . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Hampton Inn & Suites at Heritage Square, Granger.. . . 39 Hampton Inn by Hilton, Fort Wayne.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

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INDEX Hampton Inn by Hilton, Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Lafayette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Residence Inn Indianapolis Northwest, Indianapolis.. . . . . 74

Clements Canoes Outdoor Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Potato Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . 41

Hampton Inn by Hilton – Evansville Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Homewood Suites by Hilton, Munster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Ritz Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Clifty Falls State Park. . . . . . . 21, 105

Riverside Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Prairie Creek Reservoir. . . . . . . . . . . 61

Hampton Inn Edinburgh/ Columbus, Edinburgh. . . . . . . . 102

Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Airport/ Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Rockport Inn B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Connersville and Fayette County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Ruddick-Nugent House B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Crooked Creek Trails Horseback Riding Stables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Sagamore Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Dagaz Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Saint Meinrad Archabbey Guest House & Retreat Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Deam Lake State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Santa’s Lakeside Cottages.. . . . . 127

Delaney Creek Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Riverside Skating Center. . . . . . . . 91

Santa’s Lodge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . 122

Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Hampton Inn Indianapolis Southwest/Plainfield . . .. . . . . . 76 Harvest Moon B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Haus Edelweiss B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Herman Leive House. . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Hermitage Bed and Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 High Ridge Log Cabin Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Hilton Garden Inn, Edinburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Hilton Garden Inn, Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Horseshoe Southern Indiana Casino and Hotel. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Hotel Indigo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 The Huntington B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center. . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Schenck Mansion B&B Inn. . . . . 110 Scottish Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . 38 The Sherman House Restaurant and Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . 98

Deep Darkness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Dykeman’s Municipal Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 East Race Waterway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 eXplore Brown County.. . . . . . . . . 108

Salamonie Lake State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 52

Solomon Mier Manor Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Falls of the Ohio State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 118

Seymour Country Club.. . . . . . . . . 109

The Inn at Irwin Gardens. . . . . . . 102

Shades State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Family Time Adventures – Paddleboarding and More.. 101

Shadowood Golf Course.. . . . . . . 109

The Fort Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Skyward Adventures Zipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

The Inn at Walhill Farm. . . . . . . . . . 98

Hilton Garden Inn – Indianapolis Northeast Fishers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Lane’s Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Hilton Garden Inn, Inn at St. Mary’s, Gillespie Conference & Special Event Center, South Bend.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Knights Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . . . 109

LaQuinta Inn & Suites, Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Fort Harrison State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 65, 74

Staybridge Suites, Fort Wayne.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

France Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 58

Squire Boone Caverns.. . . . . 115, 124

Staybridge Suites Airport – Plainfield.. . . . . . . . . . . 77

Freedom Springs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Golf Shores Fun Center. . . . . . . . . 119

Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Griffin Bike Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Stoke Riders.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Harbor Links Golf Course. . . . . . . 56

Stay and Play Golf Packages, Lafayette-West Lafayette. . . . . 91

Super 8, Corydon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Super 8, Gas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Hilton Garden Inn Merrillville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Locust Hill Motel.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Super 8, Shipshewana. . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Holiday Guest House Suites. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Lost River Inn B&B. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Super 8, Vincennes.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Mama Sue’s.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Super 8 Motel, Cloverdale. . . . . . . 86

The Holiday House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Maple House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Super 8 Motel, Plainfield.. . . . . . . . 77

Hemlock Bluff Nature Preserve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Holiday Inn, Portland.. . . . . . . . . . . . 60

The Marmalade Sky B&B. . . . . . . . 67

Hickory Hills Golf Club. . . . . . . . . 101

Holiday Inn, Terre Haute.. . . . . . . . 93

The Marten House Hotel & Lilly Conference Center. . . . . . 74

That Pretty Place Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Super 8, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Theroff’s Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Mary Helen’s Bed and Breakfast and Fine Dining. . . 98

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, Vincennes.. . . . . . . . . . 111

Mirror Lake Bed & Breakfast.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Travelodge, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Hardy Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Harmonie State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Hoosier National Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30, 98 Indiana Cave Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Indiana Caverns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Indiana Dunes State Park. . . 20, 38

Moon-Lite Motel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Holiday Inn Express, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Morels on the Wabash. . . . . . . . . . . 58

Twin Lakes Cedar Cabins. . . . . . . 119

Motel 6, Cloverdale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Underwood Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Holiday Inn Express, Howe.. . . . . 39

Motel 6, Dale.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Vevay Swiss Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Jasper-Pulaski Fish & Wildlife Area .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Holiday Inn Express, Lawrenceburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Motel 6, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Vinnie’s Ohio River Log Cabins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

J.D. Marshall Preserve.. . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Holiday Inn Express, Washington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Holiday Inn Express, Whitestown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Edinburgh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Greenwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Holiday Inn Express Airport Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis Northwest. . . . . . 73 Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis South. . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 73

Nana’s House Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Waterford Estates Lodge. . . . . . . . 45

Indianapolis Cultural Trail.. . . . . . 64 Jackson Washington State Forest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

Kankakee Sands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

New Harmony Inn Resort and Conference Center.. . . . . 125

West Baden Springs Hotel. . . . . 127

Kendallville Park and Recreation Department. . . . . . 55

Wildcat Cove. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

NorthStar Vacation Rentals.. . . 126

Wilmes Farmhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Knobstone Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Oakwood Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Wilstem Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Koteewi Aerial Adventure Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Ohio River Cabins.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

Wingate by Wyndham, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Lieber State Recreation Area at Cagles Mill Lake.. . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Patoka Lake Lodge – Kings Bridge.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Portland Lodging.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Woodland Retreat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Lincoln State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

Woodridge Inn.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Little Turtle Waterway. . . . . . . . . . . 59

Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

WoodSpring Suites Indianapolis, Plainfield . . . . . . . 77

McCormick’s Creek State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83, 93

Quality Inn, Huntingburg.. . . . . . 122 Quality Inn, Plainfield. . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Quality Inn, Seymour.. . . . . . . . . . . 109 Quality Inn & Suites, Brownsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Quality Inn & Suites, Greensburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Quality Inn & Suites, Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Quality Inn and Conference Center, Logansport. . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Red Roof Inn – Taylorsville. . . . . 102 Red Roof Inn, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . 111

Shakamak State Park. . . . . . . . 82, 105

SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Terre Haute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

Legend of French Lick Boutique Hotel & Resort. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Holiday Inn Express, Vincennes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Rockville Lake Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Rum Village Aerial Adventure Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Sleep Inn & Suites, Columbus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126

Holiday Inn Express, Lebanon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

River Bluff Trail/Hervey Preserve.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The Inn at DePauw & Event Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport. . . . . . . . . . 73

Holiday Inn Express – Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Raccoon State Recreation Area at Cecil M. Harden Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Eel River Run.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Kimmell House Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Holiday Inn Express, Corydon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Prophetstown State Park.. . . 82, 91 Prophetstown State Park Aquatic Center.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Silos at Patoka Lake Winery. . . . 115

Hilton Garden Inn, Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Holiday Inn Express, Cloverdale.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Potawatomi Wildlife Park. . . . . . . 45

RECREATION

Mississinewa Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Spring Mill State Park. . . . . . . . . . . 108

Sultan’s Run Golf Club. . . . . . . . . . 123 Summit Lake State Park. . . . . . . . . 60 Taltree Arboretum & Gardens.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tippecanoe River State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 45 Tourism Commission of Sullivan County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Trails, Hamilton County. . . . . . . . . . 16 Trails, Lafayette-West Lafayette. . . . . 91 Trine State Recreation Area.. . . . 39 Turkey Run State Park.. . . . . . . 24, 92 U.S. Bicycle Routes 35 and 50. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Versailles State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Wabash Heritage Trail. . . . . . . . . . . 82 Wheel Fun Rentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Whitewater Memorial State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 57 Wyandotte Caves. . . . . . . . . . . 114, 123 Zip Timber Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

RESTAURANTS Ainsley’s Cafe & Harbor Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Blue Gate Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Monroe Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

The Brau Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 108

Badlands Off Road Park. . . . . . . . . 16

Mounds State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Brooklyn and the Butcher. . . . . . 114

Big Four Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge. . . . . . . . . . . 114

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Cafe Arazu.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Bluespring Caverns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Muscatatuck Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Brookville Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 101

O’Bannon Woods State Park.. . 119

Carriage on the Square Smokehouse.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Brown County State Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 23, 108

Ouabache State Park.. . . . . . . . 49, 52

Cell Block 104 Restaurant & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Otis Park Golf Course. . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Carnegie’s Restaurant.. . . . . . . . . . . 65

Brownstown Speedway.. . . . . . . . 101

Panhandle Pathway. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The Chief Ice Cream. . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Cardinal Greenways. . . . . . . . . 49, 60

Patoka Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114, 125

Das Dutchman Essenhaus. . . . . . . 40

Cardinal Greenways of Grant County.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125

Divvy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Cave Country Canoes. . . . . . . . . . . 124

The Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resort.. . . . . . . . . . . 122

End of the Line Public House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

East End Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Hollywood Casino Hotel. . . . . . . 105

Reily Home Bed and Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Home 2 Suites by Hilton – Evansville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Renaissance Indianapolis North. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Chain O’Lakes State Park.. . . . . . . 52

Pete Dye Golf Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Fair Oaks Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

Hometown Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Residence Inn – Columbus. . . . . 102

Charlestown State Park.. . . . . . . . 118

Pokagon State Park.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Foxgardin Kitchen & Ale. . . . . . . . . 64

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Celery Bog Nature Area. . . . . . . . . 91


INDEX Gasthof Amish Restaurant & Bakery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

Conspire: Contemporary Craft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 83

The Golden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Gospel Bird.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

The Country Shops of Grabill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Great Crescent Brewery. . . . . . . . . 98

Denim & Honey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt. . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 68

Dress & Dwell.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Hard Rock Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Harry & Izzy’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Edinburgh Premium Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Heirloom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Essenhaus Village Shops.. . . . . . . . 40

Janko’s Little Zagreb.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . 127

Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Joseph Decuis.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Kessig House Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 The Lakehouse Grille. . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Laurel Hotel Restaurant & Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Libertine Liquor Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Lic’s Old Fashioned Deli & Ice Cream.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 The Loft Restaurant at Traders Point Creamery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Mayasari’s Indonesian Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Dutch Village Market. . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Evolution Artisan Confections.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Exit 76 Antique Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Experience Shipshewana. . . . . . . . 44 The Fashion Mall at Keystone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 The Find.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Gather Handmade Shoppe.. . . . . . 15 The Golden Turtle Trading Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Grannie’s Cookie Jars & Ice Cream Parlor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Greenwood Park Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Milktooth.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Hamilton Town Center.. . . . . . . . . . 76

Montgomery’s Steakhouse.. . . . . . 61

Heidelberg Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Mudbugs Cajun Cafe. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Homespun: Modern Handmade. . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Oasis Diner.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Octave Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Overlook Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Paleteria y Neveria La Rosita .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 The Pier & Back Porch at Oakwood Resort. . . . . . . . . . . 45 Primo Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Public Greens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Red Geranium Restaurant.. . . . . 125 The Restaurant at Walhill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Rolling Stonebaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Route 66 Diner.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 St. Elmo Steak House.. . . . . . . 65, 74 Spire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Storie’s Restaurant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Tolon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Traders Point Creamery. . . . . . . . 136

Indy Reads Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Indiana State Musem Gift Shop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Indianapolis Museum of Art Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Jasper’s Downtown Shopping District.. . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Kokomo Opalescent Glass. . . . . . 14 Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 LM Sugarbush.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Magnolia Mercantile. . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Mr. Fudge’s Confectionery. . . . . 106 The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Panache.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Paradigm Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Picker’s Paradise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Tree House Cafe.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

The Quilt Shop at Essenhaus.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Triple XXX Family Restaurant. . . . . . . . . 83, 91

Red, White & Blush Store.. . . . . . 119

Valley Kitchen & Bar.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Woodys Library Restaurant. . . . . 67 Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor & Museum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136

River City Mercantile. . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Santa Claus Christmas Store.. . 127 Santa’s Toys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Shipshewana Furniture Co.. . . . . 44

Zydeco’s Cajun Actual.. . . . . . . . . . . 64

Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market.. . . . . . . 44

SHOPPING

The Shops at Perry Crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

A Corner Cottage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Abode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Albanese Candy Factory.. . . . . . . . . 15 Always In Stitches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

Shopping Communitywide, Lafayette-West Lafayette. . . . . 91 Specialty Shops, Portland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Architectural Antiques of Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Steele Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

Basile History Market at the Indiana History Center. . . . . . . 14

Studebaker National Museum store.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Big and Tall Outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Bloomington Antique Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Brown’s Antiques on Fifth.. . . . . . 79 Cabela’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 The Canal Shops.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Carriage House Antiques.. . . . . . 108 Castleton Square Mall. . . . . . . . . . . 74 Cataract General Store. . . . . . . . . . 93 Circle Centre Mall.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 City Foods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Clay Terrace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

The Sterling Butterfly. . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Tippecanoe Mall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Titus Bakery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75, 79 Tri-State Antique Market.. . . . . . 105 University Park Mall.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Village Park Plaza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Wakarusa Amish Country. . . . . . . 45 Whetstone Woodenware. . . . . . . . . 15 Wildwood Market.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

WINERIES, BREWERIES & DISTILLERIES 12.05 Distillery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Ash & Elm.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Boone County Jail Distillery. . . . 65 Belgian Horse Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . 60 Bier Brewery & Taproom.. . . . . . . . 10 Big Lug Canteen.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Byway Brewing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Carson’s Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Cedar Creek Winery and Brew Co... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Chateau de Pique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Chateau Thomas Winery. . . 77, 108 Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Daredevil Brewing Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 10 Easley Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Flix Brewhouse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard. . . 36 Grand Junction Brewing Company.. . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Heartland Wine & Ale Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 61 Holtkamp Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyard & Starlight Distillery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 118 Indian Trail Wines.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98, 118 Indiana Wine Trail.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Junk Ditch Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Monkey Hollow Winery. . . . . . . . 127 Oliver Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 99 Peace Water Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 The People’s Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Pepper’s Ridge Winery.. . . . . . . . . 126 Quibble Hill Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 The Ridge Winery Tasting Room.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Salt Creek Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Salt Creek Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Schnabeltier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Scout Mountain Winery. . . . . . . . 119 South Shore Brewery Trail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 St. Benedict’s Brew Works. . . . . . 10 St. Joseph Brewery & Public House.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Sun King Brewing Co. . . . . 10, 68, 75 Tell City Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Tell City Pour Haus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Terre Haute Brewing Company.. . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Thomas Family Winery & Rustic Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Three Floyds Brewing Co.. . . 10, 36 Tin Man Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 121 Twisted Crew Brewing Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Two-EE’s Winery.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48, 55 Upland Brewing Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97, 99 Wildrose Brewing Company. . . . . 31 Windy Knoll Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Winzerwald Winery. . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Zwanzigz Brewery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Words & Images/The Train Place. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Yoder’s Meat & Cheese Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

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CHILL FACTOR

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Deliciously cold, creamy treats from all around the state. 1. Scratchmade Pine Nut ice cream. Paleteria y Neveria La Rosita, 2909 W. Western Ave., South Bend, 574.246.0445, facebook.com/paleteria-y-neveriala-rosita-483582905100613 (N)

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2. Butter Pecan made with milk from Fair Oaks Farms’ onsite dairy cows. Fair Oaks Farms, 856 N. 600 East, Fair Oaks, 219.394.2025, fofarms.com (W) 3. Housemade Mint Chip. Zaharako’s Ice Cream Parlor and Museum, 329 Washington St., Columbus, 812.378.1900, zaharakos.com (SC) 4. Chocolate ice cream made with milk from Traders Point Creamery’s grass-fed cows. Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 317.733.1700, traderspointcreamery.com (C )

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5. Black cherry, from scratch. Lic’s Old Fashioned Deli & Ice Cream, several locations in Vincennes, Evansville and Newburgh; 812.424.3066 (main office), licsdeliandicecream.com (SC) (S)

WHERE TO FIND THE GOODS: 1 6 2 4 3 5 55

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PHOTO & STYLING BY STACY NEWGENT

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6. Handmade peach ice cream. The Chief Ice Cream, 502 W. Lincoln Ave., Goshen, 574.534.6410, facebook .com/the-chief-ice-cream107814395923385 (N)


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