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Tailgate While You Wait at Bonge’s Tavern

For years (and I do mean years) folks have been talking to me about Bonge’s Tavern. Located almost an hour north and a little east of Indy this place is out in the sticks. Perkinsville, Indiana. Never heard of it? Read more >

West Baden

Gorgeous. Beautiful. Dreamy. All words that describe (accurately) the West Baden Springs Hotel.Last weekend my husband was in the area for work and my daughter and I went down to visit him. We thought they were putting us up at Read more >

More than Places to Go: That Book Place Annual Author Fair in Madison

If you’ve been following along little Indiana or my contributions to this blog, you may have noticed the assortment of places to visit around Indiana. But I fear I have withheld a very important piece of information from you here Read more >

Stephenson’s General Store: 100 Years of History

We rolled through Leavenworth around lunchtime–and everyone was a bit cranky (me included). We needed food! Stephenson’s General Store was calling! Read more >

The Potter’s Bench in Peru, Indiana

You may not associate the terms “artsy” and “cultured” with small towns – but one look at The Potter’s Bench in Peru may change your mind! It’s an art gallery and studio all rolled into one! Nope, no passports needed Read more >

Hendricks County’s Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail Adds Five Summer Locations

Leisurely drives are the bread and butter of the summer season. Whether it be cooped up on a family road trip or cruising with the windows down the way to the beach, we all have fond memories of piling into Read more >

Great Art, Great Price

Indiana’s rural landscape inspires Mishawaka artist Laurie Balla. She grew up in the country surrounded by “cornstalks, woods and wildflowers.” Using watercolor on canvas because of the “infinite possibilities” it provides, she masterfully captures the rich beauty found in nature. Read more >