The Indiana Insider Blog Redesign, Food Trails and #BestOfIndiana Lists

Best of Indiana Badge Redesign

Just last week, we officially launched a completely redesigned In addition to featuring photos more prominently, we’ve re-organized the site to make it easier to get find the information you want to find. We’ve also divided up the site into Things To Do, Lodging, Food & Drink and Events, Discounts and Trip Ideas. Within each of these categories we’ve made it easier to search and filter results to find exactly what you’re looking for.

On top of those changes, we’ve also revamped all of the listings on to include tons of information. For example, on the Rhythm Discovery Center listing page you can find basic information like hours of operation, admission charge and location, but you’ll also see a map of the location, nearby food & drink, nearby lodging and you can even see if they have any coupons available right on their listing.

Midwest Living Food Trails

Goose The Market - Part of the Central Indiana Midwest Living Food TrailWe worked with Midwest Living this spring to create food trails for each of Indiana’s six tourism regions. Pick your favorite area of the state and check out the food trail. Along with 15 great locations on each trail, Midwest Living also put together a beautiful PDF featuring 6-8 recipes from each region. For example, here are the six recipes from Central Indiana (PDF) and here is the complete food trail for Central Indiana. Check out all six new food trails and let us know which one has your favorite restaurants in it!

Best of Indiana Lists

Best of Indiana - Indiana Dunes

Back in January, we launched Super 46 Sandwiches, where we worked with Indianapolis Monthly Magazine to create a list of 46 of the best sandwiches in Indiana in honor of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. We even had the public vote on the initial list of 46 and, throughout January, during 4 rounds of voting more than 259,000 votes were cast to reach the #1 Super Sandwich in Indiana – the Bratwurst at the Schnitzelbank in Jasper.

After the smashing success of Super 46 Sandwiches, we wanted to highlight some of the other awesome things in Indiana, so we launched the Best of Indiana section of We put together a couple of Top Ten lists, including the Top Ten Super Sandwiches (from Super 46) and Top Ten Food Festivals in Indiana.

In addition to the two curated lists we put together, we also gathered up dozens of the best Ice Cream Shops and Summer Gotta-Do activities in the state and put them up for the vote. Now through noon EDT on Thursday, May 10th, you can vote for your top five favorite Ice Cream Shops in Indiana and your top five favorite Summer Gotta-Dos in Indiana. You only get to vote for five spots on each list, so check out the whole list before you vote.

Are some of your favorite Summer Gotta-Dos and Ice Cream Shops on the lists?

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