12 Magnificent Hidden Gems To Discover In Indiana This Year
By Tori Jane|Updated on December 06, 2023(Originally published December 20, 2022)
Tori Jane is a storm chaser, writer, photographer, and the village idiot - in that order. When she's not out and about dancing with the meanest storms on planet Earth for funsies she can be found wandering, shooting landscapes, writing, editing photos, and otherwise up to no good. Legend has it that she can also be occasionally spotted typing up short bios in the third person, but those rumors are unsubstantiated.
Indiana is a much, much more fascinating and enriched state than most folks tend to think of it as. Truth is, there’s no real end to the list of fun things to do in Indiana, see, or experience, and we’ve gone ahead and created a handy-dandy list of one dozen of those hidden gems in Indiana to add to your to-do list for the next year! You can visit one per month, or create a road trip out of them and do ’em all in a day or two… it’s up to you! Life in Indiana is beautiful: let us show you how.
How many of these delectable hidden gems in Indiana have you visited already? Do you have other Indiana hidden gems you would add to the list? Which ones are you planning to check out over the next year? Let us know in the comment section. We would love to hear from you.
As you drive across the Hoosier State visiting all these fun things to do in Indiana, we know you’ll be working up an appetite. Luckily, OnlyInYourState has created the ultimate list of road trip snacks. Take a look, then hit the store so that when you head out on your next adventure, you’ll be properly fueled along the way!
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What are some inexpensive and fun things to do in Indiana?
While everyone loves an adventure and memorable activity, what they don’t love is the sometimes high cost of the activity. The next time you’re looking for something to do, consider these inexpensive fun things to do in Indiana:
Go to the drive-in movies! It’s a unique way to enjoy a movie in the warmer months of the year, and places such as the Garrett Drive-In Theatre offer this experience.
Wonderlab is a science museum in Bloomington that both kids and adults will enjoy.
Why not take a hike? Indiana is a beautiful state that is full of parks, many of which cost little to nothing to visit. There’s often more than just hiking you can do. For example, at Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, gather your friends and paddle down the creek!
Where are some of the best hidden gems in Indiana?
The Hoosier State certainly has the things it's known for. But there are also countless things that people often don’t know about that are also worth the trip. Some of the best hidden gems in Indiana include places such as:
Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell
Sunken Gardens in Huntington
Hardin Ridge in Bloomington
Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve in Chesterton
For more information on these and several other places, check out this article on some of the most beautiful and best hidden gems in Indiana.