Indiana Finally Got Its First National Park And It Was More Than 100 Years In The Making

As part of a spending bill, the United States government signed legislation that gives Indiana its first national park. We’ve been a state since 1816, but it took until 2019 to get our most beautiful shores nationally recognized.

Next to Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion, and Grand Teton, you’ll now see this Hoosier favorite listed. Check it out:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

For more like this, check out these seven unappreciated state parks in Indiana you can still visit this time of year.

If you visited Indiana’s first national park before it was nationally recognized, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your favorite memories and photos with us below in the comments.