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Posts about things in Indiana’s South region

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes

Mocha Torte at Vincennes' Pea-fections Restaurant

Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes Pea-fections Restaurant in Vincennes is just about the cutest café I’ve frequented in a long while. It is named after its owner, Becky Pea, who started the business with husband Bill in 1996. They are professional Read more >

Madison Has July 4 Racing Fun

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  During the early 1800s, Madison was a bustling town on the Ohio River in southern Indiana. Steamboats docked there, taking cargo up and down the river. After the railroad deflected business from the area several years later, citizens settled back, Read more >

Vote For Holiday World

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Let’s play Jeopardy! The answer is: The best roller coaster in the nation, and the best new amusement park attraction of 2015 belong to this theme park. What is Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Alex? We’re a little biased, but Read more >

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

Broadway Fountain was part of the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876.

  OK, after visiting Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places Read more >

Little 500 Offers Cycling Thrills

Little 500 cyclists ride for a cause.

Some people reading this might admit to being old enough to have watched the 1979 sleeper hit, Breaking Away. This Oscar-winning film’s plot is based on the Little 500 bicycle race held annually at Indiana University in Bloomington. Even if Read more >

Azaleas

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Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville).Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual Read more >

Holiday World Gets Ready for Launch

Look at that beauty!

Even though the weather has been unseasonably warm here in Santa Claus, it still seems pretty outlandish to be making plans for April 25. At Holiday World, we’ve had that date blocked off for nearly a year. Our new roller Read more >

My Family is Thankful For West Baden Springs Hotel

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While you may have to spend several months drooling over the possibility of Thanksgiving 2015 at West Baden Springs Hotel, there are many more delightful meals available there for other holidays (including Christmas Feast at Sinclair’s, New Year’s Eve festivities, Read more >