8 Best Things To Do In Indiana

By Shraddhanvita Tiwari on Jan 24, 2019
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Offering the breathtaking views of the Lake Michigan, the rocky contours of Indiana are famous among the tourists craving to do something different on their trip to the United States. The cities in Indiana like Bloomington, Indianapolis, and Carmel are home to plenty of idyllic places including Brown County State Park and Conner Prairie. From watching the postcard-perfect sunset to camping and hiking, there are plenty of fascinating things to do in Indiana. Nestled between the mid-western USA and the Great Lakes, this beautiful state houses some hypnotizing landscapes and insightful attractions that you would love to visit. So, read on and see what treasure the state of Indiana has for you to discover!

1. Enjoy the relaxing vibe of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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With a beautiful stretch of sandy beaches, marshland, dunes, and forests laden with jack pines, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the best places to visit in Indiana. Take a walk anywhere along the 25 miles long string facing Lake Michigan and you will delve into a relaxing atmosphere like never before. To enjoy the views of the Chicago skyline, you will have to take a ride to the Dune SuccessionTrail here. 

Also, check what are some exciting things to do in Michigan City while visiting Indiana Dunes!

2. Go picnicking at Brown County State Park

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Ask anyone about the most beautiful place in entire Indiana and they will say- “Brown County State Park”. This is the largest of all 24 state parks in the state of Indiana encompassing a total area of 15,776 acres. Be it fishing, hiking, biking, camping, swimming, picnicking, or horseback riding, there is so much that Brown County State Park offers to the tourists. 

3. Enjoy thrilling rides at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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A perfect combo of a theme park and a water park, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has a plethora of things to do in Indiana for kids. Featuring a wooden roller coaster, which was called to the best in the world by TIME magazine in 2013, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari also organizes seasonal events and shows for families and kids. The best of its rides include The Mammoth, Thunderbird, Wildebeest, and The Voyage. 

4. Visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

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One of the most fun-filled as well as insightful things to do in Indianapolis is to visit the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Known as the largest children’s museum in the world, this interactive museum is located in downtown Indy at an area of 472,900 square feet, spread over 5 floors, and shows a collection of 120,000 exhibits and artifacts. The best thing about the museum is that apart from touring the displays, you can actively participate in its ongoing activities. 

Learn how can you enjoy this trip by reading the best things to do in Indianapolis!

5. Attend Indianapolis 500 at Speedway

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If you are a sports enthusiast, you must be familiar with Indianapolis 500! Held annually during the Memorial Day weekend in May, Indianapolis is a world-famous automobile race, and the state of Indiana is its humble host. If you are planning to visit Indiana during this time, attending Indianapolis 500 is a must-must. Come to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and be a part of the super-enthusiastic crowd!

6. Step back in time at Conner Prairie

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Fishers is one of the best towns to visit in Indiana and Conner Prairie is one of the most fun places! Known as a living history museum and an interactive history park, Conner Prairie is where you can spend an entire day engaged in various activities. The place recreates and re-enacts how the life of Indiana used to be during the 19th century. You will learn about the wars, festivals, and other famous events that the state witnessed. 

7. Try your luck at Horseshoe Hammond

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Looking for some fun things to do in Indiana for couples? Then come to the waterfront casino called Horseshoe Hammond and try your luck at gambling. This 400,000-square-foot complex is an ideal spot for gambling, dining, and live entertainment on comedy, music, and boxing. The casino also features a bar with a wide range of drinks and a lounge to relax at. 

8. Spend a fun time at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo

First opened in 1965, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is home to over 1000 animals and offers a great spot for kids to learn about the natural habitats and habits of various animals. Children can also enjoy 5 exciting rides taking them on a fun tour of the zoo. Besides, hand-feeding the friendly giraffes is also a memorable experience. 

Whether you are a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or a typical backpacker, the state of Indiana has plenty in its treasure for you to explore and experience.

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