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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 >

Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you’re in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, “You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm.” People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy the Read more >

You Have To See These Beautiful Gardens in Madison

Are you searching for signs of spring? Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour is a sure sign that spring has arrived in southeast Indiana. For 2 weekends, May 13-14 and 20-21, 2017, you can explore (not just peek through the Read more >

Wayne County: A Treasure Trove of Art, History & Culture

  A cultural renaissance is underway in Richmond and Wayne County. Artists and artisans, chefs and confectioners, antique dealers and historians all work together to make Wayne County a destination for those interested in spending a weekend with the arts, Read more >

Witness the Power of Natural Disasters at “Nature Unleashed”

Come witness the raw power of nature in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters at the Indiana State Museum, March 11 – May 29, 2017. Explore the science behind earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes. See what causes the ground to shake, Read more >

A Day of Shopping, Art, Food & Fun in Rising Sun

On a Saturday morning, I headed out with a friend to see what was happening in Rising Sun, one of the beautiful historic rivertowns along the Ohio River Scenic Byway in southeastern Indiana. Check the hours of local shops and Read more >

Don’t Miss 25-Cent Admission to Dillinger Museum in February

One quarter is all you need for the entire month of February Crime doesn’t pay, and to learn that, all you need is a quarter. For the entire month of February 2017, the admission is only 25 cents to all Read more >

Happy Eating on the Hoosier Pie Trail

There are 19 stops on the Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Hoosier Pie Trail that placed 4th  “Best Food Trail” by USA Today’s 10Best Choice. Yep! You heard that right! It beat out the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Bourbon and Pie ….I like Read more >