If you thought Indiana was just a bunch of boring old cornfields, think again; the state is packed with tons of things to do and sights to see. Whether you’re headed to urban Indianapolis or enjoying the beauty of the countryside, here’s some of the best Indiana attractions.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: Credited as the largest children’s museum in the country, the Indianapolis Children’s Museum offers five stories of fun.
Turkey Run State Park: People come to Turkey Run State Park for the large lodge, extensive hiking trails, hayrides, and year-round events. The inn even has an Olympic-sized pool.
Nappanee: Downtown Nappanee is crawling with local shops and boutiques in historic buildings, while the countryside is covered with family-owned shops. It’s situated right on the edge of Amish Country, giving it that old-fashioned country charm.
Conner Prairie: This interactive “history park” is filled with costumed, historically-accurate interpreters and covers 800 acres of land. Experience a slice of history at this park just north of downtown Fishers.
The Spirit of Jasper: A restored historic passenger train, the Spirit of Jasper takes romantic trips through the countryside and offers various Ride ‘n’ Dine trips year-round.
These are just a few of the best Indiana attractions available. Try exploring local areas or doing some research to find some great Indiana attractions of your own!
Evansville, Indiana is a fantastic place to live with plenty of open space and events held year round. Fall brings cooler weather, high school football, and the start of the holiday season. Here are a few upcoming Evansville events that you should attend.
- Corn Maze – Located on the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, the Angel Mounds Corn Maze is open until October 31st. The maze is a tribute to Native American life and beliefs. Stop by the museum to see how corn shaped a civilization then head out to the corn maze for a scavenger hunt to track down beings from Native American cosmology. Each visitor receives a free s’mores packet and kids can take a barrel train ride, free with admission.
- Stomp Out Parkinson’s Disease Unity Walk – The annual Stomp Out Parkinson’s Disease Unity Walk takes place on October 15th. Come out to the Solarbron assisted living community and take part to help further research of such a devastating disease!
- Pumpkin P.R.I.D.E. Obstacle Run/Walk – The second annual Good Samaritan Foundation’s Pumpkin P.R.I.D.E. Obstacle Run/Walk takes place on October 22nd at the Fox Ridge Nature Park. Participants will tackle eight different obstacles. Free pumpkin decorating, live music, games, and other activities will also be available.
Ever feel like you’ve seen it all? Well, chances are that you’ll find something new in this top five list of offbeat attractions in Evansville…
# 1 – Willard Library
Word is that people first starting seeing the ghost of a lady way back in the 1930s. The cool part is that people have even reported seeing her during the day.
# 2 – Gypsy Graveyard
According to Roadside America, Elizabeth Harrison was a real Gypsy Queen. She died in 1895 and her body was interred at Oak Hill Cemetery. “50 gypsies and several thousand onlookers” reportedly attended her funeral.
# 3 – Roadside Sign Collection
Do you have a thing for roadside signs? If so, you are in luck. There is an enormous collection of them housed at Wilson’s General Store And Café.
# 4 – Roseanne House
Remember the early 90s hit TV show Roseanne about a highly dysfunctional working class family? The house they used for all of the exterior shots is located in Evansville! It’s at 619 South Runnymede Ave.
# 5 – LST Navy Ship Museum
The acronym stands for “Landing ship, tank.” So, it’s a Navy tank/boat. And it’s the only working LST in existence!