For many Hoosiers, Indiana will always be home. Hoosiers know that there’s nowhere else quite like this stunning Midwest state and the reasons why are endless! If you’ve ever moved away or travel often, here’s a quick list to remind you why Indiana will always be home:
1. We have the nicest people.
Hoosiers are friendly and part of what we love about our home state is how nice and caring our neighbors are. You won't finding Midwestern charm better anywhere else in the world.
2. There are dozens of state parks to explore.
From hiking to fishing to biking to horseback riding, Indiana's numerous state parks are beautiful to explore and offer options for everyone. You won't find beauty quite like this elsewhere.
3. Indiana sports are better.
We're not saying Indiana is always #1 in all sporting events, but we're certainly always #1 in heart. Anyone who's ever been to an Indiana basketball game, from high school to college to pro, can tell you that.
4. We have the best lakes.
Sure, we may not have beaches, but with lakes like these, who needs them? From Lake Michigan to Lake Monroe, we have stunning lakes throughout the state for everyone to enjoy.
5. We have the best local produce.
Indiana has vast, rural areas and farms, meaning we have some of the best produce, farmers markets, and local food around!
6. Our cities are the perfect size.
We may have acres of rural land, but we also have pretty awesome cities. The best part is, these cities aren't too big, making them great local communities to visit.
7. We're in the heart of it all.
When we want to visit big cities, Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati are just a short trip away. We're in the heart of the best parts of the Midwest and we're pretty proud of that.
8. We have the best pie.
It doesn't get any better than homemade sugar cream pie or "Hoosier Pie"!
9. We have the best fairs and festivals.
Uh, our state fair? You can't top it!
10. We have gorgeous back roads for taking long drives.
You'll want to drive just to take in all of this beauty.
11. We have stunning architecture.
From New Harmony to Columbus to the big cities, Indiana is full of rich architecture.
12. We have some of the best colleges.
From Purdue to Notre Dame to ISU and Indiana University, there are so many great schools to love here.
13. We have local options for shopping.
Whether in small towns or big cities, there are always local options for shopping. Locally made clothing, gifts, and independent antique, book, coffee, tea, and sweets stores are a few types you'll find throughout Indiana.
14. There's nowhere else like it.
You won't find people quite like Hoosiers or communities quite like Indiana's. No matter where you go, your heart will stay in Indiana.
Home is where the heart is, after all. And Hoosiers’ hearts will always be in Indiana. For more reasons why Indiana is great,