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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 >

Summer is the Time to ‘Tak-in’ a Hoosier Zoo

The sun is shining which means thousands of animals throughout Indianaís zoos are smiling — at least the ones that like warm weather. Indianaís zoos have a plethora of opportunities to view traditional animals like giraffes to the unusual like Read more >

Celebrate Fiber Arts Festival at Salomon Farm

I love to see kids experience live farm animals face-to-face like sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits. Dozens of these furry creatures will be hand at the petting zoo at the annual Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Festival in Fort Wayne on Friday Read more >

Celebrate Indiana’s Special Sites during National Parks Week

Did you know Indiana has three National Park Service sites? Notice I didn’t say we had three national parks. Rather the National Park Service maintains hundreds of parks, houses, areas, sites and other places throughout the nation that are of Read more >

Indulge in Easter Brunch at French Lick Resort

People have referred to the West Baden Springs Hotel as the eighth Wonder of the World.†Ever since visiting French Lick Resort in 2015, Iíve understood why and wanted to return to see these majestic place again. The beauty of the Read more >

Conner Prairie Re-Opens for Spring

Todayís the day! Itís†Opening†Weekend for the outdoor grounds at Conner Prairie! The Conner home Prairietown, the Nature Walk, the Civil War Journey, and everything else on the outdoor grounds re-opens today. The entire weekend of March 24-27, which falls on Read more >

Have Sweet, Sticky Fun at National Maple Syrup Festival

Photo by Shirley Lance, courtesy of Brown County Photography Club   My kids never knew this, but our vacations were designed to have an educational element. That was never truer than at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora. It Read more >

Discover Fossils at Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center

  † Iíll bet when you think of winter outdoor activities in Indiana you never think of fossil hunting. Well, you should consider it because examining 390-million-year-old fossil beds, which are among the largest, naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in Read more >

Indiana’s Best of 2015

Happy New Yearís Eve! Itís almost time to start a new year and it could not be a bigger one for the state of Indiana! The stateís bicentennial begins in 2016 and plans to celebrate it extend throughout the year! Read more >

Illuminate Your Holiday at Marionís Walkway of Lights

Iím not complaining about the moderate temps weíve been experiencing (at least in northern Indiana). Itís certainly better than snow in my book. But I admit the gray skies weíve had instead had left me a little down. I knew Read more >