009Indiana Office of Tourism Development

What’s New

008Indiana Office of Tourism Development• White River State Park: Home to NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana State Museum, Victory Field and the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial. Indianapolis.
• Limestone Trail in Lawrence County: Indiana’s rich limestone quarrying and carving history began in the early 1800s. Limestone from Lawrence County was used to build the Empire State Building and most recently, the new Yankee Stadium. Now, the Limestone Capitol of the World has a new Trail to introduce travellers to the area’s limestone heritage. This self-guided tour allows visitors to explore parks, cemeteries, public streets, museums, restaurants and other businesses.
Indiana Experience: Designed to make the Indiana History Center a visitor destination. New interactive and high-technology experiences connect visitors with Indiana’s rich heritage experience. The Indiana Experience includes “You Are There” using 3D reconstructed historic photographs that feature first-person interpreters; Destination Indiana; History Lab; and a renovated Cole Porter Room. Indianapolis.

• Fair Oaks Farms: A large working dairy farm. Includes the Fair Oaks Adventure Center featuring exhibits that explain how the dairy industry protects the environment, cares for the cows, and ensures the highest quality milk possible. Tour the dairy farm, Birthing Barn or lunch at the café.
• Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari: Family-owned theme park with roller coasters, kiddie rides, water slides and musical entertainment. Highlights include riding the Wildebeest, the world’s longest water coaster or enjoying a relaxing ride down the lazy river. Santa Claus.
• Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Along Lake Michigan in northern Indiana. Naturally beautiful lakeshore and sand dunes, one of Indiana’s most scenic views. Activities: walking along the beach and hiking Mount Baldy.

• Indianapolis 500 Festival (May), Indianapolis.
• Great Indiana State Fair (August), Indianapolis.
• Feast of The Hunter’s Moon (September), West Lafayette.
• Native American Days (September), Angel Mounds State Historic Site.
• Covered Bridge Festival (October), Parke County.

• Angel Mounds State Historic Site: One of the best-preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States. Evansville.
• Nashville: Quaint town boasting a notable artist colony, more than 300 specialty shops and restaurants, and Brown County State Park.
• Evansville Riverside Historic District: Diverse collection of historic homes. Styles include British-inspired Federal, Gothic and Queen Anne, Italian, Greek Revival and the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Prairie style.
• The Ohio River Scenic Byway: From Lawrenceburg to Mount Vernon, with over 280 kilometres of gentle hills, river views and picturesque small towns.
• Fort Wayne: Home to the world’s largest Abraham Lincoln museum and an excellent children’s zoo. Northeastern Indiana.

Hidden Gems
• The Joseph Decuis Experience: Extraordinary cuisine and wine in a magical setting. The restaurant serves American Kobe Beef, raising its own private herd to ensure superb quality. Roanoke.
• Traders Point Creamery: Indiana’s only USDA-certified organic creamery. The American Cheese Society awarded Traders Point Creamery a blue ribbon for its whole-milk yogurt. Self-serve farm store, Creamery Café and Dairy Bar, weekly Green Markets, farm tours and tastings. Zionsville.

Did You Know?
State Motto: The Crossroads of America
State Flower: Peony
State Bird: Cardinal

Fast Facts
America’s Byways: Historic National Road, Ohio River Scenic Byway.
Direct Flights: Air Canada, US Airways
Sales Tools: Industry website: Tourism.IN.gov; Industry newsletter, group travel information. Travel Guide, Festival Guide, golf guide, attraction map.
Info: Indiana Office of Tourism Development