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Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Indiana

Some Hoosiers mispronounce the name of this Indiana park as “oo-ba-chee.” However, Ouabache State Park in Bluffton, Indiana is actually named for the Wabash River, which runs through it. The French spelling of Wabash is “Ouabache,” but many travelers mistake it for a name from the time when Miami Indians occupied the area. As one […]

Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Albion, Indiana

Beautiful rolling hills and scenic bogs alongside a chain of 11 lakes make up this Indiana attraction. Boating, fishing, hiking and camping are just a few of the most popular things to do at Chain O’ Lakes State Park. Some other activities include swimming, skiing, picnicking, horseback riding and many more fun things to do […]

Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville, Indiana

Limestone preserves countless fossils at this southern Indiana attraction. Falls of Ohio State Park is a great place to spend a quiet outdoor afternoon, or find some challenging nature adventure on a day trip from Indianapolis. This Indiana park is located just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky, so it attracts visitors from all over […]

Harmonie State Park in New Harmony, Indiana

On the banks of the Wabash River in New Harmony, Indiana is a quiet and serene atmosphere full of natural adventures. Harmonie State Park is located in the southern Hoosier State, 25 miles north of Evansville, Indiana. Hiking, biking and horseback riding are popular things to do on a day trip from Indianapolis. Swimming, boating […]

McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer, Indiana

McCormick’s Creek State Park is a gemstone in the Hoosier state park collection, because it was the first one in Indiana history. On July 4, 1916, the 350-acre Indiana attraction was dedicated, and nearly a century later it still functions as an outdoor escape for family getaways, field trips, vacations, retreats and even day trips […]

Mordecai Brown Grave in Terre Haute, Indiana

Major League Baseball star Mordecai Brown is frequently visited at his gravesite in Terre Haute, Indiana. The Chicago Cubs won two pennants and two World Series while Mordecai Brown was pitching for them. He’s perhaps most famous for his performance in the 1908 World Series, when he pitched no runs for 11 innings and won […]

Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana

Indiana State Parks don’t get any bigger or better than the Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. It stretches on for 15,696-acres, making it the largest Indiana park by far. The rugged terrain of the southern Hoosier State makes this an excellent day trip destination for hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders. It features […]

Wyandotte Caves in Leavenworth, Indiana

Spelunking is a favorite Hoosier pastime in southern Indiana. Wyandotte Caves have been forming for more than 3,000 years in Leavenworth, only a three hour drive from Indianapolis. This Indiana business opened to the public in the 1850s, when Henry P. Rothrock learned about the tourism potential of his acreage. Management of the caves remained […]

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana

Record breaking waterslides and world famous roller coasters attract thrill seekers from all over the glove to this Indiana attraction. Holdiay World and Splashin’ Safari has been entertaining Hoosier families for decades. This Indiana park lives up to its name, featuring four main themes throughout the park. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July and Christmas are […]

Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin, Indiana

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Indiana history is well preserved in small towns, because many of them have fabulous historical museums with collections that began in the early 1900s or before. The Johnson County Museum of History dates back as far as 1923, when the county centennial placed exhibits n store front windows throughout town. In 1931, the Daughters of […]

Hazelton Mansion in Brook, Indiana

Famous Indiana author, journalist and playwright George Ade lived in the northwestern Hoosier town of Brook in Newton County. The antique homestead is known as the Hazelton Mansion, located just two hours from Indianapolis. The George Ade Home Association owns and operates the historic house, which they restored after it was vacant for 20 years. […]

The Grave of Jane Todd Crawford in Graysville, Indiana

Jane Todd Crawford went down in medical history in the early 1800s. She and her husband Thomas Crawford lived briefly in Green County, Kentucky, where began experiencing abdominal pain. Doctors thought her large stomach growth could be a pregnancy with twins. After trying to induce her labor, it was finally discovered that the small life […]

Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest in Paoli, Indiana

Eighty-eight acres of old growth still stand as “virgin forest” inside this Indiana attraction. Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest is a preserved area in Paoli, Indiana that’s found inside the very large Hoosier National Forest. Nature lovers are particularly attracted to this area, where walnut trees stretch some forty inches wide, and oak trees are older than […]

Marengo Cave in Marengo, Indiana

Southern Indiana is best known for its scenic rolling hills, caverns and caves. Glacial melt during the Ice Age shaped the area around Marengo on its way to the Ohio River. Marengo Cave has been developing for centuries and is still considered to be in its evolution process. Rapid water flow through parts of this […]

O’Bannon Woods State Park in Corydon, Indiana

Former Indiana governor Frank O’Bannon spent many relaxing afternoons with his wife, Judy, at an Indiana park once named the Wyandotte Woods State Recreational Area. Their favorite outdoor spot was also a part of the Harrison-Crawford  Forest near the Kentucky border. Hiking, swimming and camping are some of the most popular activities at this Indiana […]

Squire Boone Caverns in Mauckport, Indiana

Caves and caverns aren’t uncommon throughout southern Indiana, but the squire Boone Caverns are unlike any other. Everyday, one million gallons of water flush through this large underground cave system. It’s taken centuries for the gorgeous limestone and calcite formations to fully come together as they’re seen today. During warm weather months, tours of the […]

Lost River in Orangeville, Indiana

A large underground cavern system formed in many parts of southern Indiana, dating back to the Ice Age. Glaciers formed many of the naturally georgous day trip destinations near Orangeville, where portions of the Lost River can be seen flowing from underground. This Indiana attraction isn’t always visible, which is why it’ dubbed the Lost […]

Chafariz dos Contos a.k.a. Fountain of Tales in Brazil, Indiana

When word got out that this western Indiana town would be named Brazil, they received a visit from the South American Country’s Brazilian ambassador. As an offering of friendship between the two geographically different Brazils, the ambassador offered the gift of a memorial fountain. Chafariz dos Contos is a structure located in Ouro Preto, Brazil. […]

Dubois County Museum in Jasper, Indiana

One of the largest Indiana museums is located in Jasper, Indiana. In 2003, the Dubois County museum began a year long move into an old furniture factory. The old facility was tiny compared to the 145,000 square-foot building that now houses the extensive collection. In fact, the Dubois County Museum’s exhibits only take up 50,000 […]

Charlestown State Park in Charlestown, Indiana

Equipped with campgrounds, boat ramps, playgrounds, picnic shelters and other amenities, the Charlestown state Park is the third largest Indiana park today. Nearly 5,000 acres on the Kentucky border make up this Indiana attraction, and it’s a prime spot for an outdoor day trip form Indianapolis. On top of being one of the largest Hoosier […]