12 “Honest Abe” Reasons Why Everyone In Indiana Needs To Visit The Land Of Lincoln

Nestled in southern Indiana’s hills, The Land of Lincoln includes many historical places where Abraham Lincoln, the Sixteenth President of the United States, lived as a boy. Visitors can walk in Lincoln’s footsteps at Lincoln State Park and at the adjacent Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Here visitors will find the Boyhood Memorial, the Lincoln Cabin Site Memorial, Nancy Hanks’ Grave, and other Lincoln historical treasures.

Nearby Holiday World and Santa Claus, Indiana are popular attractions that cater to families. St. Meinrad Archabbey is a beautiful spot to visit and tour while driving along the nearby Ohio River Scenic Byway.

These 12 places should be on everyone’s list to see when they visit the Land of Lincoln in Indiana.

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/

The Land of Lincoln is a must-visit spot for anyone wishing to learn about Indiana’s rich history.

Paul Wonning, author and photographer of this piece, is a walking treasure trove of historical knowledge about the Hoosier State. To see more of his work, check out his website, Indiana Places & History.