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Visit Indiana Week Is Here!

While I love writing about travel in my home state every week of the year, it’s especially nice to shine the light on Honest-to-Goodness Indiana during Visit Indiana Week! It kicks off tomorrow and runs through May 10. What does this mean for you, dear reader?

First of all, it means you can look forward to free admission at any of our fabulous Indiana State Parks all day next Saturday, May 9. Growing up in Terre Haute, I have especially fond memories of hiking in the nearby McCormick’s Creek and Turkey Run State Parks. And last year when we were shooting TV commercials, I just happened to look down and find a lone morel mushroom in Brown County State Park. No matter which park you visit, you’re in for a great day in the outdoors!

Second, if you get Indianapolis’ Fox 59, you will want to tune in around 9:00 each morning to hear Visit Indiana’s Executive Director Mark Newman describe a new summer trip idea. You’ll also have a chance to win prizes related to the day’s trip theme! You’ll get ideas for summer fun from north to south and east to west including these unique stops: Blue Gate Restaurant and Theater in Shipshewana, RiverRoots Folk Arts & Music Festival in Madison, Joseph Decuis Restaurant in Roanoke, The Pete Dye Golf Trail (seven of them in Indiana!), and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus.

Third, you can just get excited for the upcoming travel season! So far this spring, my family and I have been bundled up at cold baseball games. I’m thankful for today’s warming temperatures and the prospects of super fun summer travel in Honest-to-Goodness Indiana.

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Written by : Lifelong Hoosier Gail Hayes absolutely loves living in, poking around, and writing about Indiana. She is a senior writer for Williams Randall Marketing, where she's worked since 1988. A Butler Bulldog by degree, she also supports her hometown Sycamores in Terre Haute.