Indiana September 19, 2017
8 Hidden Attractions Locals Keep To Themselves In Indiana
Are you always looking to find cool attractions in Indiana that hardly anyone knows about? Well, you’re in luck, because today, we have 8 awesome hidden attractions that locals like to keep to themselves in the Hoosier state. Check them out below.
1. Backyard Roller Coasters - Bruceville
Woudn't it be awesome to have roller coasters right in your back yard? Well, that's just what John Ivers did. These incredible coasters were originally constructed for his grandchildren, but can be tried out by other Hoosiers by appointment. You can learn more
and find the coasters at 7007 County Rd 575 NE, Bruceville, Indiana, 47516 (but don't show up without making an appointment first!).
2. Holliday Park - Indianapolis
This little known urban park is the perfect oasis inside of the state capitol. Here you'll find 94 acres of nature, including walking trails, paths along White River, an incredible playground, awesome nature center, and of course, the famous ruins in the middle of the park. Find it at 6363 Spring Mill Rd, Indianapolis, Indiana.
3. Rotary Jail Museum - Crawfordsville
This unique jailhouse is one of only eighteen rotary jails designed in the entire country. It was the first of its kind ever constructed and is the last remaining operational rotary jail. Come find out what all the fuss is about at 225 N Washington St, Crawfordsville, Indiana.
4. Jug Rock - Shoals
This ecological wonder is truly a sight to behold in person. It's the largest table rock on this side of the Mississippi and is approximately 60 feet tall. You'll find signs for it on Highway 50 when driving through Shoals.
5. World of Motorcyles Museum - Winamac
Few people know that this incredible motorcycle museum is right here in Indiana. For just $5, you can view an impressive collection of rare and vintage motorcyles collected from all over the world. Check it out at 8774 W 700th N
Winamac, IN 46996.
6. Periodic Table Display - Greencastle
This huge periodic table replica can be found at DePauw University. It shows all of the elements in order, and inside of the cubes are practical examples of how each elelment is used. Find it at 313 South Locust Street
DePauw University, Julian Science and Mathematics Center
Greencastle, Indiana, 46135.
7. Muffler Man - Indiana
Muffler Men are popular roadside attractions and in Indiana we have five Muffler Men waiting to be found. You'll find them in Toto, Montpelier, Muncie, Indianapolis, and Brookston. Find their exact location on this Muffler Man map
8. City West Ghost Town - Chesterton
This abandoned town was once though to become a huge city, the likes of which could rival Chicago. While these pipedreams never panned out for the ghost town, you can now view the former "city" along the sand dunes of NWI. Find it at 1600 N 25 E, Chesterton, Indiana, 46304.
How many of these hidden attractions have you heard of? For more great places to visit in the Hoosier state,
check out this post.