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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 >

You Must Visit This Animal Sanctuary in Northeast Indiana

My children and I made a recent trip to Albion, Indiana to the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. This is one of those places in Indiana that is not only an excellent place to experience many types of exotic animals up Read more >

The 5 Stops Everyone Must Make in Kokomo

My kids and I recently spent the day in Kokomo and despite it being a horribly rainy day, we had a fantastic time exploring the city and it’s treasures. Prior to the trip, I was guided to a lengthy list of Read more >

Get Lost at Minnetrista’s A-Maze-ing New Exhibit

Maneuver your way through a mind-boggling collection of 3-D puzzles and full-body games with family and friends in Mazes & Brain Games, beginning May 13 at Minnetrista in Muncie! Test your perceptions in a feast of visual trickery inside the giant Read more >