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One of Indiana’s Oldest Towns, Let Oldenburg Charm You

Settled in 1817, the village of Oldenburg in Franklin County, Indiana is one of the oldest communities in the state. In that year, William George traveled from Pennsylvania by-way-of Cincinnati and staked a land claim along the East Harvey Branch Read more >

This Rural Heritage Tour Transports You to the 1800s

Be transported to the 1800s when the Thiebaud Farmstead and Musee de Venoge, two of Switzerland County’s National Register sites, join forces on Saturday October 7, 10am-5pm & Sunday October 8, noon-5pm, for the annual Rural Heritage Tour. From domestic Read more >

Century of Progress: Unbelievable Homes You Have to See

If you’re looking for a hidden gem in Northwest Indiana or if you’re a history buff you may want to visit the Century of Progress Homes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. These five homes were originally built for the Read more >

Four Reasons You Need to Visit this Hamilton County Park

It can be difficult to find time to disconnect and explore. Luckily, in Hamilton County, Indiana an outdoor adventure is closer than you think. Just ten minutes north of downtown Noblesville off IN-37 is Strawtown Koteewi Park, a 750-acre park Read more >

You’ll Love this Covered Bridge Town in Western Indiana

Parke County is known for its covered bridges, 31 to be exact. To celebrate their unique collection of covered bridges, Parke County hosts a county-wide Covered Bridge Festival each year, always starting on the second Friday in October. This year, Read more >

Learn About Indiana’s Limestone Heritage in New Exhibit

By Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Arts at Indiana State Museum Growing up in Indiana surrounded by limestone buildings, you take for granted this amazing natural Hoosier resource and its impact on the rest of the world. Stone Country: Read more >

3 Must See Historic Mansions Along the Ohio River

The Ohio River Scenic Byway winding through southeast Indiana is one of the prettiest drives in the country. The Byway follows the river through thriving small towns full of history and beautiful 19th century architecture. If you’re a history buff, Read more >

You Won’t Believe the History Buried Beneath This Spot in Indy

The history of Indianapolis and even much of Indiana is literally buried within the gates of Crown Hill Cemetery. For those Indiana history buffs wishing to pay their respects to famous (and sometimes infamous) Hoosiers, or to their own relatives, Read more >

History, Food, Fun &… Guns? 4 Must Stops in Vincennes

I’m a bit ashamed to admit I have never spent an extended amount of time in Vincennes. We spent a good part of a day there and could have spent even more time, so we will have to plan a 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 >