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5 Indiana Tourism-Inspired Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16. That means you have a little over two weeks to get a gift for dear old Dad. If you’re stumped for ideas and your dad doesn’t need another tie or “World’s Best Dad” mug, let Indiana and its state full of fun things to do give you some inspiration.

Pete Dye Golf Course at French Lick — With 5 sets of tees for all golf abilities and numerous views across the rolling hills of southern Indiana, a visit to this course is a sure-fire contender for “best Father’s Day gift ever.”

Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame — If your dad is a basketball fan, treat him with tickets to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. He can re-live the glory days of John Wooden, Oscar Robertson, Larry Bird and, of course, the inspiration for the movie “Hoosiers,” the 1954 Milan Indians. With admission just $5 per person, this is a great gift that won’t break the budget.

Pick a brewpub, any brewpub — Dads looking forward to a “hoppy” Father’s Day will certainly be happy with a gift certificate or sampler from any of Indiana’s 50+ brewpubs. Find one close to you at

State Parks for the Win — Whether your dad enjoys hiking the trails, cooking over a campfire, or roughing it with a little less effort by staying at a state park inn, you can’t go wrong with an Indiana annual state park pass or gift certificate to one of the several inns and golf courses Indiana’s state parks offer.

Rev his engine at Indiana Bike Week — Whether he has his own motorcycle or just appreciates eyeing others’ bikes, the festivities at Indiana Bike Week in Bean Blossom are an affordable, and timely, Father’s Day gift. Running from June 24-30 at Bill Monroe Music Park, Indiana Bike Week activities include a custom bike show, an antique motorcycle show, beer gardens and more. Get an adult ticket for $30-50.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.