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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 >

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 >