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Indiana is home to close to 6.6 million people even though most of it is farmlands. In Indianapolis alone, you can find everything you want, from world-class museums and historic sites to great restaurants. However, other cities also have their own share of beautiful parks, outdoor activity areas and scenic spots. So get on a bus rental in Indiana and discover the treasures here!
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The best thing about Indiana is that you can take your pick from the various metropolitan areas and still have a thoroughly captivating visit where you could experience art, beauty and nature all in one place. You could spend your vacation here touring various places and finding something new every time, so get on a bus rental in Indiana and tour as many venues as you can!
If you have kids with you, you might want to consider a day at Indiana's top amusement parks, such as Holiday World and Splashing Safari (Santa Claus, IN 47579), which is a consistent part of the list of the friendliest water parks in the United States.
There's also Indiana Beach Amusement Park (Monticello, IN 47960), Fun Spot (Angola, IN 46703), Deep River Waterpark (Crown Point, IN 46307), and Greatimes Fun Park (Indianapolis, IN 46203).
Check out the Northern Indiana Art and Earth Trail (Wakarusa, IN 46573) where you could get to know the area's diverse and rich heritage of farmers, crafters and artisans. There are seven loops that take you several galleries, studios, farms, farmers markets, historical sites, and other attractions. For example, the Indiana Dunes Loop introduce you to the artists in Valparaiso and Chesterton as well as small business specializing in unique gift items.
You could also visit West Lafayette where the galleries and attractions take you back in time or around the world. There are Broadway shows put on by the Purdue Convocations (West Lafayette, IN 47907), while the Robert L. Ringel Gallery at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana 47907) has the best works of world-famous artists as well as international art pieces such as funerary clothes, Japanese relief prints and African masks.
In Terre Haute, you could go to the Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, IN 47807), Clabber Girl Museum (Terre Haute, IN 47807) and the Wabash Valley Art Spaces (Terre Haute, Indiana 47807). You can also go to the town of Zionsville where you can get a variety of artworks from pottety to watercolor paintings. Yup, unique art is aplenty in Zionville; just visit Art IN Hand Gallery (Zionsville, IN 46077) or The Sanctuary (Zionsville, IN 46077).
If you like fine art, then head on to Bloomington. You could go to the Indiana University Art Museum (Bloomington, IN 47405) and find works by Picasso and Monet among 30,000 pieces of art.
Norman Rockwell's works are housed at the Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart, IN 46516), while the New York Central Railroad Museum (Elkhart, IN 46516) is a must for history and train lovers. While in Elkhart, you could also catch a performance at the Lerner Theater or McCarthy's on the Riverwalk (Elkhart, IN 46516).
All art lovers would also fall in love with Hamilton County, where you can get an eclectic experience of performance arts and traditional art. You can check out Carmel Arts and Design District (Carmel, IN 46032), Indiana Design Center (Carmel, IN 46032), Evan Lurie Gallery (Carmel, IN 46032), the Center for the Performing Arts (Carmel, IN 46032), and Noblesville Square (Noblesville, IN 46060).
Other events and places worth visiting are:
The variety and the assortment of arts- and culture-related attractions you could see in the state is just one of the many reasons why you should get a bus rental in Indiana for your vacation.
Restaurants in Indiana combine small town hospitality, fresh ingredients and world-class tastes. So from native Indiana fare such as homemade pies, breaded tenderloins, to super 46 sandwiches, and wine to Korean, Italian and every other cuisine in the world, you could find it here.
If you are looking for the best though, then nothing can top the restaurants in this list:
And that's just a sampling! More restaurants here offer the best dining experience! Craving for a great drink to go with great food? Check out:
Speaking of food and drinks, Indiana has some serious food festivals that happen all year. There's the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, the Vintage Indiana Food and Wine Festival, Marshall County Blueberry Festival, Frankfort Hot Dog Festival and the Feast of the Hunters' Moon.
Now on to shopping. Indiana offers you a great selection of Made in Indiana items, antiques, unique gifts, outlets, malls and flea markets.
Enjoy the top-notch malls here such as the Fashion Mall at Keystone (Indianapolis, IN 46240), Circle Centre Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46204), Indianapolis Downtown Antique Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46203), or Castleton Square Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46250). You can also enjoy shopping outdoors at Clay Terrace (Carmel, IN 46032).
There is also Mass Avenue for smaller boutiques or Fountain Square, where you could find antique stores, galleries and music shops.
You could go to Brown County and visit one of the many art galleries here. You can see some works by the area's best artists and purchase pieces you like, or you can get jewelry items designed by Amy Greely. While in the area, check out Homestead Weaving Studio (Columbus, IN 47201) for clothes and rugs created by Chris Gustin. You could get great items just about anywhere where you find the Indiana Artisan logo.
Another option is to visit the farmers markets, such as the Old Farm Market in Avon (Avon, IN 46123) where actress Ashley Judd shops!
Other farmer's markets you could visit include:
Golfers have two options in Indiana. They could go to Eastern Indiana where they could find the most challenging golf courses, such as the Arthur Hills-designed Honeywell Golf Course (Wabash, IN 46992), the Walnut Creek and Club Run Golf Complex (Marion, IN 46953) with its 36 holes, the Purgatory Golf Club (Noblesville, IN 46060), and the Bear Slide Golf Club (Cicero, IN 46034).
Or you could go on the Pete Dye Golf Trail, which takes you to the world-renowned architect's favorite courses in Indiana, such as Mystic Hill Golf Club (Culver, IN 46511), Kampen Course (West Lafayette, IN 47906), The Fort Golf Course (Indianapolis, IN 46216), Maple Creek Golf and Country Club (Indianapolis, IN 46229), and Plum Creek Golf Club (Carmel, IN 46033).
Indiana is also home to sports teams belonging to major leagues such as Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, as well as prestigious events such as the Brickyard 400 and Indianapolis 500 races.
See history come alive at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park (Fishers, IN 46038), where you could live out life in the 1800s. Get on the new Balloon Voyage where you could learn about old time navigation.
In other areas, there are a lot of notable historical sites that are worth a visit, including:
With 24 miles of sandy beaches along Lake Michigan, Indiana offers you a great experience on the water. Go to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (Chesterton, IN 46304) and the Indiana Dunes State Park (Chesterton, IN 46304) where you could find not only the beaches but also forests, wetlands and grasses – all home to over 1,400 plant species. You could also go bird watching here.
You could also go boating on Lake Michigan and explore the surrounding are after your swim.
You could head over to Tippecanoe County where you could see the wolves at Wolf Park (Battle Ground, IN 47920), or start the Wabash Heritage Trail at Tippecanoe Battlefield Park (Lafayette, IN 47901). Further, you might want to see the cows and how they produce milk at Fair Oaks Farms (Fair Oaks, IN 47943). Or simply see the beauty at Turkey Run State Park (Marshall, IN 47859).
South-central Indiana also has a great landscape that includes forests, hills and lakes. You could see Lake Monroe, Griffy Lake, or Lake Lemon for any water sport from fishing to boating. Then you could go to Hossier National Forest (Bloomington, IN), which has 78,000 acres of wilderness where you could bike, hike and go on horseback. You could also go up the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower (Norman, IN 47264) here where you could see the forests from up high.
Another area that is known for its outdoor activities is the Northern Indiana Lakes Country, with its collection of more than 101 lakes.
Camping is also a fun activity in Indiana with some of the top camping spots found at Blue Lake Campground (Churubusco, IN 46723), Circle B Campground on Hogback Lake (Angola, IN 46703), Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort (Santa Claus, IN 47579), White River Campground (Cicero, IN 46034), and Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (Portage, IN 46368), among others.
Bring everything you need, from sports equipment to camping gear, when you check out these attractions with a bus rental in Indianapolis.
If you want your kids to get close to animals while vacationing in Indiana, you have a selection of world-class zoos such as the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo (Fort Wayne, IN 46808), Mesker Park Zoo (Evansville, IN 47720) and Botanic Garden and Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis, IN 46222).
If you are in Indiana for the summer, then you should not miss the Indiana State Fair.
Stress-free and comfortable do not even begin to describe a bus rental in Indiana. Make your vacation extra special, get an online quote today from BusRental.com.