There’s a lot to see and explore around Indiana, but some of the best sites in state are the hidden gems you have to know about to scope out. If you’re interested in seeing some of the best, little known sites in the state, check out these 11 hidden gems every Hoosier should see at least once in their lifetime.
1. Ardmore Quarry - Fort Wayne
If you're looking to take in one of the most stunning sites in the entire Hoosier state, you have to visit the observation tower at Admore Quarry in Fort Wayne. This quarry is surprisingly breathtaking and will make you feel like you've stepped into another world.
2. Roofless Church - New Harmony
Indiana has its fair share of churches bearing architectural fame, but none of them are quite like this unique "roofless" church in historic New Harmony. You'll be moved by the stunning design and intricate detailing.
3. Cowles Bog - Chesterton
This gorgeous bog is located in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and is an ecological wonder. Next time you're near the dunes, visit this historic fen for a true glimpse at natural beauty.
4. Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens - Indianapolis
Blink and you might miss this jaw dropping park when passing through Indy. The outdoor gardens and indoor conservatory at Garfield Park are truly mesmerizing and will have you wondering how you never saw this place up close before.
5. Amish Acres - Nappanee
Come enjoy a beauty untouched by man at Amish Acres in northern Indiana. This amazing place will entertain you (check out theatre performances in the round barn) and remind you of a much simpler time.
6. Backyard Roller Coasters - Bruceville
If you love thrills, you have to check out the homemade backyard rollers coasters created by John Ivers. Prepare for an unforgettable ride that most people aren't aware exists in the Hoosier state.
7. Minnetrista - Muncie
The Minnetrista in Muncie is a captivating site, home to Muncie's famous Ball Jar and the stunning Gathering Place. You'll find amazing art exhibits, sculptures, and nature here.
8. Wolf Park - Battleground
If you want to get a bit more wild, a trip to Wolf Park is exactly what you need. Here, you can explore and tour the grounds and learn more about wolves. See them up close, along with foxes, bison, and coyotes.
9. Friendship Botanic Gardens - Michigan City
These stunning gardens are a popular pick for locals to marry in, but most Hoosiers don't know they even exist! With over 107 acres of wooded land, there's so much waiting to be explored in this hidden gem.
10. Jug Rock = Shoals
In the small town of Shoals, you'll find an amazing rock formation unlike any other. Made up of sandstone, Jug Rock is the largest freestanding rock formation in the entire country.
11. Bosse Field - Evansville
Few people know that the 3rd largest baseball field is actually right here in Indiana. Fewer know that the tremendous Bosse Field was actually the location where the famous movie, "A League of Their Own" was shot.
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