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Fall is Near and The Apple Store is Almost Here!

This guest blog was written by Duane Brodt, director of public relations for Conner Prairie. August is a busy month for some 100 women who volunteer at Conner Prairie. Not as busy as September and October are. But pretty busy. Read more >

The Bicentennial Experience Debuts at the Indiana State Fair

Do you know Indiana’s tie to North America’s longest underground river, the Empire State Building, space travel and a popular gum that doubles your chewing pleasure? You can find out the answers to these questions and more in The Bicentennial Read more >

200 Free Things to Do at the Indiana State Fair

The 2016 Indiana State Fair is less than a month away (August 5-21)! In honor of our state’s 200th birthday, this year’s fair theme is “Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial”. In that theme, the State Fair staff compiled a list of 200 FREE Read more >

Mmm… Bacon! Don’t miss the Indiana Bacon Festival

You just know you’re in the right place. No mistaking—or escaping—the constant and tantalizing smell that permeates downtown Delphi, Indiana. You’ve arrived at the 3rd Annual Indiana Bacon Festival. Your whole family like bacon? Start with the food vendors lining Read more >

Get a View from the Treetops at Conner Prairie’s Newest Addition

Central Indiana’s newest outdoor experience opens July 1 at Conner Prairie. Treetop Outpost is a 6,000-square-foot destination nestled in woods that features a four-story treehouse. Surrounding the 45-foot-tall treehouse are experience areas that will allow visitors of all ages to Read more >

Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay: What You Need to Know

The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is approaching quickly! The over 2,200 torchbearers, representing all 92 Indiana counties will be announced on Wednesday, June 29th at 10 a.m. ET at the Indiana Statehouse. Speakers will include the Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and Read more >

These Rocks Are Rolling: A Rare Look at an Active Limestone Quarry

The Pentagon. The Biltmore Estate. The Met. Ellis Island. What do all these have in common? Indiana limestone. Indiana’s quarries have literally shaped our nation’s landscape, providing materials for monuments, state capitals and other landmark buildings from coast to coast. Read more >

State Park Admission is Just 10 Cents on June 4-5!

Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change — literally. That’s because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by “rolling back” gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of Read more >

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Minnetrista this Summer

Guest Blog by Sam Condon, Communications Specialist at Minnetrista Summer is just around the corner, and we’re off to see THE WIZARD OF OZ™ as Minnetrista hosts the first-ever licensed traveling educational exhibit, based on the beloved movie classic.   Read more >

Free State Park Admission on May 1 will kickoff Visit Indiana Week

Summer travel season begins with Visit Indiana Week May 1-7 INDIANAPOLIS (April 27, 2016) – Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and Visit Indiana are kicking off the summer travel season with Visit Indiana Week May 1-7. In celebration of Visit Indiana Read more >