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5 Restaurants With Incredible Views of the Ohio River

The Ohio River is one of the attractions that draw people to southeast Indiana. The river valley with its beautiful rolling hills and stunning scenery differentiates southeastern Indiana from other parts of the state. Most people who visit like to Read more >

Your Child’s First Fishing Trip in Indiana

This blog was submitted by Jon Sutton of OutdoorEmpire.com. Taking your kids on their first fishing trip is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a little family bonding time. They’ll likely have a great time and you’ll form Read more >

This Indiana Water Park is a MUST DO Family Outing

Head north to Deep River Water Park in Crown Point for a day of slipping, sliding, laughs and lots of screams. The park is located in the heart of what I would call a “Family Zone of Fun” right along the Lincoln Read more >

Families Can’t Believe the Fun at This Indiana Zoo

From petting a string ray to feeding the giraffes, there are so many reasons why the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo ranks among the top mid-sized zoos in the country and is one of the top attractions in Northeast Indiana. My Read more >

These Two Festivals Are a Must for Summer Fun

August is festival time along the Ohio River in Madison and Vevay. These two river towns play host to amazing festivals in August, which feature great food, music and summer fun. Start with Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, August 18 Read more >

Two Huge Events, One Exciting Hendricks County Weekend

If you wanted an insider’s take on the best weekend of the year to visit Hendricks County, I would tell you it may not get any better than July 8 & 9. Whether you like the sound of drumbeats while watching Read more >

Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it’s harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. Ask Read more >

Have You Splashed Around at the Nation’s #1 Water Park?

USA TODAY polled their readers, and they have named America’s “10 Best” Outdoor Water Parks, with an Indiana attraction topping the list! Have you made a splash at this Southern Indiana favorite? Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari, in Santa Claus, took Read more >

This Concert Venue is in the Middle of an Indiana State Park

Lincoln Amphitheatre is a beautiful outdoor concert venue inside Lincoln State Park—picture perfect for families, couples, or friends looking for a night out in a picturesque setting. With the furthest seat in this fully-covered venue being only 90 feet from Read more >

The One-of-a-Kind Boat Adventure You Have to Try in Madison

I first met Captains Janet & Paul about 5 years ago when they rode into Madison hoping to start a jet boat tour business on the Ohio River. Five years later, they have expanded their tours, added 2 new crew Read more >