Notre Dame… Notre Dame.. Notre Dame… When you think about Indiana you can’t help but think about good old Notre Dame and college football. This school also has a beautiful campus with religious attractions like the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes on top of their well known athletic stadium.
The state of Indiana is also known for basketball. The history of Indiana basketball is presented at the Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle.
Likewise you have RACECAR DRIVING. The Indy Speedway has a museum that traces race car history and displays restored racecars such as the first Indy Winner from 1911.
Clifty falls State Park is another place where you can be active. It is another local in the US that has hiking, canyons, and waterfalls. Also in Indiana you will find caverns and go spelunking at Bluespring caverns, afterwhich you can head over to the Carasoul Winery in Bedford for a relaxing evening.
Besides sports, there are plenty of museums throughout the state including the Eiteljorg Museum which showcases both Native American and Western art, culture and history. The museum features artists such as Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, and Kay WalkingStick
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a great place for the family. Dinosaur fossil digs, interactive video games, a glass blowing sculpture, a limestone wall that you can climb, etc make this museum a worth while find when traveling through Indiana.
The Studebaker Museum has Studebaker automobile exhibits including the final car to roll off the assembly line.
The coolest thing about Indiana is that there is a town named for Santa Clause. It has amusement parks such as Holiday world where it is Christmas all year long as well as a Santa Claus Museum telling the history of the town.
Sidenote: It makes me sad that Indiana is so short- I would love to hear from people who have been there and have other great ideas of places to visit within the state.