Have you ever felt the urge to toss your family in the car and go on a road trip? It happens to all of us! The big question is – where are you going to go on this road trip? Here are 12 different places scattered throughout Indiana that are well-worth planning a road trip to!
1. Amish Acres
Amish Acres is located in Nappanee, Indiana. It's 80 acres of old world farms! See what it's like to visit an Amish country and witness how they live and work. I love this place; it shows how easy we really have it with our electronics and everyday conveniences.
2. Levi Coffin House
The Levi Coffin house is located in Fountain City, Indiana. This historic landmark was part of the Underground Railroad. Take a tour of this major piece of history! Levi, the original owner, was often referred to as the President of the Underground Railroad. He and his wife, Catharine, helped countless slaves escape to freedom. Definitely a sight to behold!
3. Foellinger - Freimann Botanical Conservatory
The Foellinger – Freimann Botanical Conservatory is located downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. This conservatory is a beauty you must see for yourself. They claim to always be in season. They have a Desert Garden, Showcase Garden, which goes with each season, and even a Tropical Garden!
4. Angel Mounds
In Evansville, Indiana, is the Angel Mounds. Angel Mounds is a state historic site that was the largest settlement of its time! To see the beauty and history, go to Angel Mounds. Up close in person, Angel Mounds is definitely a sight to see!
5. Hall of Heroes Museum
Hall of Heroes Museum is located in Elkhart, Indiana. This museum is definitely one of the coolest. It's the only Super Hero and Comic Book Museum in the world! There are two stories of 75 years of history regarding comic books, toys, and super heroes! They even have a replica Bat-Cave! Definitely worth the drive, if you ask me!
6. George Rogers Clark National Historic Park
The George Rogers Clark National Historic Park is located in Vincennes, Indiana. The main attraction is the fact that it's located in what is believed to be Fort Sackville, which was captured by Lieutenant George Rogers Clark. For a brush up on your history, or to just view a piece of history, this is the place to be!
7. Spring Mill State Park
Located in Mitchell, Indiana is the Spring Mill State Park. Spring Mill State Park has over a thousand acres of fun. From spring to autumn a Nature Center is open for viewing live animals. There is even a memorial for a native resident by the name of Gus Grissom, who was one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts. For fun and hiking and to see history, the drive is worth it to come to Spring Mill State Park.
8. Conner Prairie
In Fishers, Indiana is the coolest sight ever. With interactive experiences, Conner Prairie is the place to go. Make life long memories and taste the history at Conner Prairie. The things you will experience here will last a lifetime and are definitely worth seeing!
9. Indiana Beach
Located in Monticello, Indiana is an awesome amusement park. From rides to the water park, who wouldn’t want to come to Indiana Beach Coming soon is a wave pool! Now, I know no one can resist a wave pool! Get your cabooses in gear and go to Indiana Beach for some never ending fun!
10. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
Located in Santa Claus, Indiana is one of the coolest amusement parks ever! Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has a lot of freebies and fun that never ends. With free soft drinks, sunscreen, and Wi-Fi, you know you'll never want to leave!
11. Marengo Cave
Located in Marengo, Indiana is a unique and awesome cave! Marengo Cave has walking tours, gemstone mining, canoeing, and even "The Crawl", which allows children to crawl through a maze. There is lodging and cave exploring available. Don’t forget to find out what you should bring and wear to go cave exploring!
12. Indiana Dunes
Indiana Dunes is located in Porter, Indiana. World class cuisine, scenery, hiking, and swimming await you on your trip to the Indiana Dunes. There is exciting night life to entertain the night owls, or even those of you who want to let your hair down and have some fun. The Indiana Dunes are definitely worth the drive!