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Eiteljorg Museum

I have to admit it is a bit surprising there is a museum dedicated to American Indians and Western Art in the heart of Indianapolis. Nevertheless, the Eiteljorg Museum is a great museum with fantastic exhibits.I visited at the end Read more >

Maple Syrup

I’m a little like Buddy the Elf and I love syrup. Who doesn’t? So I’ve been hearing a lot about different syrup events across the state and have already marked a few in my calendar: Maple Syrup Festival in Brown Read more >

Holiday World Gets Ready for Launch

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 >

Travel Channel takes Santa for a ride

When you work and live in a town named Santa Claus, everyday life can be somewhat surreal. For example: If you’re a wrestling fan, you may recognize Mick Foley behind the beard. Jolly ol’ Saint Mick may be a WWE Read more >

Kokomo’s Seiberling Mansion– Christmas Delight

If you want to experience a breathtakingly beautiful home decorated for the holidays, tour the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo. With 20 rooms and just about that many Christmas trees the home that was built during Kokomo’s gas boom in late Read more >

Sweet Sites at Fort Wayne’s Festival of Gingerbread

I’m not a terribly crafty person so I admire people who are talented at making intriguing items with their hands. I love the Festival of Gingerbread at the Fort Wayne History Center for that reason. I can’t imagine creating any Read more >

Amish Acres, Quilt Gardens are Nappanee Treasures!

Nappanee in Elkhart County (www.nappaneechamber.com) is a fun place to visit in fall. My husband and I started our tour by checking in to the Homespun Country Inn (302 N Main St, www.homespuninn.com) in downtown Nappanee. We just had time Read more >

“Dear Santa…”

Santa Claus, Indiana, is celebrating a remarkable event this year; the 100th anniversary of the Santa Letters program. Our little town has spent the past century helping Santa answer the hundreds of thousands of letters that have flooded the post Read more >