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South Bend: History and Happenings

When you think of South Bend you probably think of Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish, the story of “Rudy” and the famous line “win one for the Gipper”. All are iconic and engraved forever in history.   The university itself Read more >

Taste Indiana Spirits at the State Museum

This is a guest blog from Christine Tottenof the Indiana State Museum. 200 years is certainly something to celebrate, and this October, you can celebrate Indianas Bicentennial in style at the third annual Indiana Spirits. Join us on October 1, Read more >

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 Indianas tie to North Americas 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 staffcompiled a list of 200 FREE Read more >

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

You just know youre in the right place. No mistakingor escapingthe constant and tantalizing smell that permeates downtown Delphi, Indiana. Youve 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 Indianas 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 announcedon 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. Indianas quarries have literally shaped our nations 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 >