Indiana January 25, 2019
7 Best Kept Secrets About Indiana Only Hoosiers Know
Indiana is full of marvelous attractions you’ve probably never heard about before. Throughout the Hoosier state, there are little-known places to go and things to do that belong on every bucket list. These are our best kept secrets. Check them out:
1. Dunn's Bridge
Built from bits and pieces of other historical structures, this gorgeous bridge lies along the Kankakee River and was constructed in 1985. In total, the bridge is 180 feet long and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Get more details about where to find this structure
2. Haisley's Hideaway Bed and Breakfast
Hidden by a six-acre wood in northeast Indiana, this fabulous retreat has been in business since 2016. It is perfect for nature lovers and features immaculate views, lovely trails, a fresh breakfast each morning, and spacious rooms.
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3. Sunken Gardens
This northern Indiana garden is a nature lover's paradise. The area was once an abandoned quarry, but in the 1920s, a garden was made. It features gazebos, rock stairs, fountains, bridges, and many other stunning features you have to see to believe. Get more details and pictures of this outstanding place
4. South Bend River Lights
No matter the time of year, the lights along the St. Joseph River in South Bend light up each and every night. This interactive display is one the state's best kept secrets due to its motion censor lights that change as you pass by. Colors change for holidays and begin just before sundown each night.
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5. DeFries Gardens
This calendar garden in northern Indiana is brilliant year round. It features plants that correspond to all four seasons, meaning there's always something in bloom. Visit often to see this nature lover's paradise in all its forms. Learn more about it
6. Rose Island
In the 1900s, this was a popular amusement park that later fell into ruin. It was destroyed by a flood in the 1930s and has been slowly decaying since. There are a few structures that nature has left behind like a stone fountain and a giant swimming pool, and you can learn more about it
7. City Market Catacombs
Enjoy a guided tour of Indy's underground. Few people know that there are catacombs below the city. They actually do not contain human remains but rather brick barrel-vaulted arches and other remnants of the Tomlinson Hall basement. Tours last about 30 minutes and are available May through October. Tickets are $12 per person age 12 and up while those between the ages of 6 and 11 are admitted for $2. Younger children may enter for free. Find this best kept secret at 222 E Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.
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