Indiana is more than just a great state delimited by the Wabash and Ohio River that hosts an incredible race that takes place every year in its capital. Even when it’s not the first thing that comes to mind to foreign or domestic tourists when it comes to exploring the United States, there are plenty of places and activities that might catch your eye. So if you’re planning a trip to Indiana, don’t miss these amazing activities.
You might want to start your trip on the southern part of the state stepping on some towns like Jeffersonville, New Albany or Starlight to see a great blend between history and modernity. The Charlestown State Park will let you learn about the antique Indiana Army; you can as well pass through the Big 4 Bridge and be amazed by the lights that embellish this structure that once worked as a railroad. Also there are many natural wonders that you can find like the Falls of the Ohio State Park where you can see fossils as you walk or the Indiana Caverns with its mesmerizing boat tours.
Next up, there’s an amazing town that goes by the name of Bloomington. This city is the home of the Indiana University. The gates of the campus lead you to an avenue full of vintage bars and some restaurants with the farm to table dynamic. Also, you might want to walk through the university campus and be delighted by the Indiana University Art Museum and the Lilly Library that hosts incredible pieces such as the Iam Fleming’s manuscripts of James Bond.
Other curious attraction with the name of other state but located in Indiana is the Lake Michigan. Located at the north of the state, the lakeshore offers you a chance to suit up in a swimsuit and bathe on the Lake Michigan waters. Also, some hiking shoes might come useful if you’re going to enjoy a hiking trail in the Indiana Dunes State Park. The combination of dunes and the nearby river makes of this area one of the most diverse of the Union when it comes to flora and fauna. Also, close to the park you can encounter with tows such as Valparaiso and Chesterton that are well known for their amazing restaurants and comfortable places to stay.
The trip might come to a fantastic end in the capital, Indianapolis. The first stop you’ve got to make is at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, even more if you’re traveling with kids; incredible exhibits such as “Take me there” or “Heroic Children” will leave you speechless. If you love sports, a one hour tour through the field, lockers and press room of the Indianapolis Colts stadium is a must. Last, but not least, head to downtown and see the Monument Circle and its nearby museums to learn about the history of the state.
There are many more things in Indiana waiting to be discovered by you on your next vacation. Get ready and visit Indiana.