We’ve all seen those travel lists of the best places to go in a certain state, or 10 ice creams you have to eat before you die compilations. But can you ever really trust the sources of those lists? They’re usually compiled by travel writers like me and the other writers on the Indiana Insider blog being locked in a room by our editor and not let out until we’re done.
Or they’re wish lists compiled by a single writer whose promised himself he’ll get to at least five of those places this year (the same promise he’s made for the last three years). I mean, it’s one thing if some travel schlub like me says “oh you gotta go do this,” and it’s a list of all the places I want to go.
The Indiana Office of Tourism Development (and creator/host of this blog), created a survey to answer those two questions and asked for nominations from members of Indiana’s tourism industry. From those nominations, you and your fellow Hoosiers were asked to vote on your favorites, and the results were compiled. Here are the places, with links to previous Indiana Insider blog posts, if they’re available.