Restart your engines: enjoy a variety of summer attractions close to home.
WITH GAS PRICES ON THE rise, we know that visitors are looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. getaways close to home this summer. Our research indicates that people still want to travel but they are planning to take fewer trips and drive less.
Now is a great time to start planning an Indiana summer getaway. The Indiana Office of Tourism Development's Web site, Visitlndiana.com, is a great resource for trip ideas, maps, and discounts.
Our office has launched a special promotion, Live Indiana, this summer for Indiana residents. The promotion highlights Indiana's outdoor recreation, motorcycle rides and college towns. Visit Livelndiana.net to take quizzes, blog and win prizes.
Summer is Indiana's busiest travel season. With everything from world-class museums to covered bridges, from beautiful state parks to destination restaurants, our state has many options for visitors.
Indiana Beach Indiana Beach is an amusement park located in Monticello, Indiana, USA on Lake Shafer, a manmade lake on the Tippecanoe River. The park, originally named Ideal Beach, opened in 1926 with only a sand beach swimming area, bath house, and refreshment stand. and Holiday World and Splashin' Safari are great choices for families with children. Both parks offer water parks as well as rides. For value seekers, Holiday World and Splashin' Safari also offer free parking, free sunscreen sunscreen /sun·screen/ (-skren) a substance applied to the skin to protect it from the effects of the sun's rays.
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Indianapolis has a lot to offer families looking for getaway weekends. From Memorial Day until Labor Day Labor Day, holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. It was inaugurated by the Knights of Labor in 1882 and made a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894. , the Indianapolis Zoo The Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, first opened to the public in 1964. Its current home in White River State Park was opened in 1988. The zoo hosts about 1. has koala koala (kōä`lə), arboreal marsupial, or pouched mammal, Phascolarctos cinereus, native to Australia. Although it is sometimes called koala bear, or Australian bear, and is somewhat bearlike in appearance, it is not related to true bears on loan from the San Diego Zoo San Diego Zoo
One of the world's largest collections of mammals, birds, and reptiles, located in San Diego, Calif., and administered by the Zoological Society of San Diego. The 100-acre (40. . And The Children's Museum Children's museums are institutions that provide exhibits and programs that stimulate informal learning experiences for children. In contrast with traditional museums that typically have a hands-off policy regarding exhibits, children's museums feature interactive exhibits that are of Indianapolis has a new exhibit, Comic Book Heroes. Nearby, Conner Prairie offers its long time summer tradition of Symphony on the Prairie.
New this summer, is an Amish Quilt Gardens display in Elkhart. Twelve gigantic quilt gardens and eleven murals have been created across the county to showcase the area's agricultural heritage. Steeped in culture, and with nearby attractions Amish Acres and Das Essenhaus restaurant, it is one of Indiana's most unusual destinations.
For visitors interested in historic preservation, a trip to French Lick Springs and Resort and the nearby West Baden Springs Resort, is a must. Both resorts have been painstakingly restored and offer one-of-a-kind experiences including championship golf and world-class spas.
Visitors looking for world-class architecture don't have to look far in Indiana. Columbus, Indiana has been celebrated for its outstanding architecture, with 70 buildings and pieces of public art by I.M. Pei, Eliel Saarinen, and Dale Chihuly.
Looking for a quiet getaway? Nestled on the Ohio River, Madison is a charming destination complete with shops, restaurants, wineries and nearby Clifty Falls State Park Clifty Falls State Park is an Indiana state park on 1,416 acres (0 km) in Jefferson County, Indiana in the United States. It is 46 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.
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Culinary tourists will relish Indiana destination restaurants like Bloomington's Restaurant Tallent and Farm Bloomington, Bonge's Tavern in Perkinsville and Joseph Decuis in Roanoke. With 35 wineries, Indiana's wine industry is booming. And Indiana is now home to three wine trails--the Uplands Wine Trail, the Indiana Wine Trail and the Indy Wine Trail.
Fair Oaks Dairy is fun for both adults and children. Adults will enjoy the award-winning cheese while kids can see cows up close. Huber's Orchard Farm Winery is another agritourism ag·ri·tour·ism also ag·ro·tour·ism
Tourism in which tourists board at farms or in rural villages and experience farming at close hand.
ag destination that the whole family will enjoy.
Have a great time restarting your engines in Indiana this summer!
More than 62 million visitors come to Indiana each year. And visitor spending equals $9.8 billion in Indiana each year. For more information, log onto VisitIndiana.com.
Amy Vaughan is the director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.