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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 >

Boomer TV: The Hoosier State Train

Visit Indiana’s Mark Newman recently appeared on Boomer TV to discuss The Hoosier State Train. A transit option between Indianapolis and Chicago, the train travels through Western Indiana with stops in Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago.

Yelp’s Great Getaway to Bloomington

Pack your stuff- we’re going on an adventure to Bloomington, Indiana this weekend. You may know her as the home of IU and one of the best farmers markets in the state, but have you dabbled in her distilled spirits and Read more >

The brain exhibit you must see at WonderLab in Bloomington

Looking for a spring activity that both you and your kids will love in different ways (you know, like a Pixar movie)? Don’t miss Your Amazing Brain, an all-ages, interactive exhibit that is new to WonderLab, the hands-on science museum in downtown Bloomington. Read more >

Big Ten Basketball Madness Descends on Indy This March

Indianapolis plays host to the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments this March, marking Indy’s 10th time hosting the men’s championship and the 19th time hosting the women’s championship. The women’s tournament will be held from March 2-6 and Read more >

Trains on Main, a Rising Sun Tradition

As a young girl growing up near Pittsburgh, some of my fondest Christmas memories include the vast holiday decorating my parents would undertake. Dad–the original “Clark Griswold” of Christmas Vacation movie fame—with trees, wreaths, and thousands (and thousands) of lights Read more >