From cornfields to automobile races to football games, Hoosiers know a thing or two about how to have a good time. With so many different places to go and sights to see, it is no wonder this is one of the states in the United States people really love living in.
1. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Did you know The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is recognized as the biggest and best children’s museum in the United States? Many parents agree it is also likely the loudest children’s museum as well. After going to this particular museum, you and your children will feel cheated the next time you go to one in another state.
2. You Don’t Actually Have to Walk Outside Downtown
The beauty of downtown Indianapolis is you rarely have to set foot outside to get where you are going. In fact, the IUPUI campus is part downtown Indianapolis and Hoosiers love knowing their college students can get across busy streets and heavy traffic by using skywalks.
3. Unpredictable Weather
In Indiana, you can sing in the rain, bathe in the sun, and build snowmen in the same week. Hoosiers do applaud their weathermen and women for trying to keep up with the unpredictable weather from one week to the next.
4. There isn’t a such thing as “easy money”
In the state of Indiana, you work hard for the money. Hoosiers are not afraid to get their hands dirty or work a minimum wage job (or two of them) to support their family
5. The State Bleeds Blue
Who doesn’t love the idea of some crazed individual painted blue screaming and running towards you? Sure, it might sound a little scary to some people, but it is just another day in the life if you live in Indiana. The state bleeds blue for their beloved Indianapolis Colts. Everyone loves the color blue!
6. Santa Claus Actually Lives in Indiana
If you grew up thinking Santa Claus lived in the North Pole, you grew up thinking wrong. In Santa Claus, Indiana you can meet Saint Nick and shake his jolly hand! In fact, there is an entire theme park called Holiday World dedicated to Santa Claus. Nothing tops living in the same state as Santa Claus.
7. Corn Fields
Sure, every Hoosier is quick to remind you that Indiana is more than just endless fields of corn. However, that does not mean the beautiful cornfields of Indiana do not deserve a little credit. They produce beautiful landscaping, gorgeous sunsets and sunrises, exciting nighttime drives, jobs, and food. Plus, you aren’t going to get better testing corn than you can from local farmer’s markets in Indiana!
8. State, County, and Town Fairs
From the small town fairs to the huge state fair that seems to last forever, Hoosiers love having an excuse to go outside and have a party. We enjoy playing games we cannot win and eating fried foods that may kill us one day.
9. Not Liking Veggies is Acceptable
Did you know that only about 50 percent of the population in Indiana eats produce on a regular basis? Statistically, this makes us the dead last in the United States. Little ironic given the fact that a little more than 60 percent of our state is farmland...
10. Hunting Isn’t That Big of a Problem
While we may not make a good home for hunters, we do make a very appealing home for people who are avidly against hunting. Did you know only roughly 2 percent of Indiana consists of open places for the public to hunt?
From people painted blue running through the streets screaming to a theme park dedicated to Santa Claus to the biggest children’s museum in the world, why wouldn’t you want to live in Indiana?