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Free Admission at Indiana State Parks For the #INTorchRelay

Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run State Park

 

2016 not only marks the State of Indiana’s 200th birthday, but also the 100th birthday of the Indiana State Parks system! As the state’s largest bicentennial celebration, the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, kicks off on September 9 in Corydon, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Office of Tourism are excited to announce free admission for Indiana residents to state park properties when they host the relay.

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Indiana Dunes State Park

 

The route of the relay passes through nine Indiana State Parks over the 37-day trek. The included parks are Lincoln State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Brown County State Park, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Ouabache State Park, Pokagon State Park and Indiana Dunes State Park. A full schedule of when each of the nine will have free admission for Hoosiers is below.

Free admission schedule:

  • Saturday, September 10 – Lincoln State Park, Free admission all day
  • Wednesday, September 14 – Spring Mill State Park, Free admission all day
  • Tuesday, September 20 – Brown County State Park, Free admission all day
  • Wednesday, September 21 – McCormick’s Creek State Park, Free admission all day
  • Thursday, September 22 – Turkey Run State Park, Free admission all day
  • Thursday, September 29 – Chain O’Lakes State Park, Free admission all day
  • Friday, September 20 – Ouabache State Park, Free admission all day
  • Sunday, October 2 – Pokagon State Park, Free admission all day
  • Sunday, October 9 – Indiana Dunes State Park, Free admission until 10 a.m. CDT
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McCormick’s Creek State Park

 

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay will pass through all 92 counties on a 3,200-mile journey through the state. The relay begins on September 9 in Corydon and ends on October 15 in Indianapolis. Visit here to view the full schedule. The best way to keep up to date on the torch relay is with the Indiana Torch Relay 2016 app, available in the App Store and on Google Play.

Lincoln State Park

Lincoln State Park

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