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Mayberry in the Midwest!

It’s back! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest over two days. This year organizers have added one more day, planned more events and included more free activities! You aren’t going to want to miss Read more >

Bluffton’s Washington Street Inn, Ouabache State Park– What a Weekend!

  I’ve been in some lovely Bed and Breakfast Inns. Most of those from Indiana have been reported here in other posts.   As for inns with lovely interiors and an unusual theme, I have to mention the Washington Street Read more >

Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Turns 50!

 If you’ve had ‘Visit the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’ on your family’s bucket list, make plans to get there this summer. There’s never been a better time!  The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, which opened April 25, is kicking off a Read more >

Butterflies!

Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves.The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only Read more >

History, Architecture, Sweets Await at Columbus

In our continuing quest to discover Indiana’s gems we visited the city of Columbus. Located approximately 1 hour south of Indianapolis in Bartholomew County, it had several places that we enjoyed. Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum was someplace we headed since we Read more >

A Taste of Hamilton County

From brunch to dessert, Hamilton County Tourism’s new Dining Guide has suggestions for anything and everything your taste buds desire. It’s the first time Hamilton County Tourism has produced a full-blown dining guide for visitors (or locals, no shame in Read more >

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 >