Indiana May 11, 2018
8 Of The Greatest Destinations Most Hoosiers Overlook
If you’ve been going to the same old places time and again, now is a great opportunity to expand your horizons and try something new. These 8 overlooked destinations in Indiana will give you so much more to appreciate about this special state.
There’s always something new or unheard of to do in Indiana. Scroll on for the best ones you may not have heard about yet.
1. Bradford Woods
A part of Indiana University's 2,500-acre outdoor campus, this wonderful spot offers many overnight options, a plethora of gorgeous trails, and outdoor picnic areas for grilling. On-site activities include team building exercises, climbing, and high challenge courses. Visit 5040 State Road 67 N., Martinsville, IN 46151 and learn more about this resort
2. The Roofless Church
One of the most unique churches in the world, this piece of art contains sculptures, fountains, and mazes you'll never forget. It is nondenominational and is "roofless" in order to include everyone on earth. Visit this lovely place at 420 North St., New Harmony, IN 47631, and get more details about it
3. Washington Park Zoo
You probably know about the zoos in Indiana's major cities, but this one is a hidden gem that doesn't get nearly enough attention. There are about 100 different species of animals to view here as well as a plethora of kids' activities that promote curiosity and fun. Learn more from previous coverage of this zoo
, and get lost in the fun at 115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, IN 46360.
With so many places to eat in the city, this amazing place gets overlooked. This little Mexican restaurant is bright and festive inside and out. Though the interior is tiny, seating can be arranged outside as well. Guests enjoy delicious tortas, soups, and more. Stop by 2830 E Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201 for a bite to eat, and
for more details.
5. West Baden Springs Hotel
This is one of those overlooked destinations you need to get on your bucket list ASAP. You'll be absolutely blown away by the designer landscaping and show-stopping decor. You'll feel like royalty when you make a reservation for a stay at 8670 W State St., French Lick Township, IN 47432. Learn more about this wonderful place to stay
6. The Gardens at T.C. Steele State Historic Site
If you're trying to find a new place for some inspiration, look no further than this magnificent garden. Guests enjoy guided tours as well as self-guided adventures towards peace and serenity. Learn more
or stop by 4220 T C Steele Rd., Nashville, IN 47448 to immerse yourself.
7. Patoka Lake Marina and Lodging
If the lake is your best friend, this epic getaway will be your new favorite trip away from it all. There are floating cabins for overnight stays that come with full kitchens and other amenities to make you feel right at home. Enjoy all the fun the lake has to offer at 2991 N Dillard Rd., Birdseye, IN 47513, and learn more about this epic destination
8. Taltree Arboretum and Gardens
One of the most interesting overlooked destinations in Indiana is this train park. It contains 3,000 feet of track as well as about 30 handcrafted bridges. Guests learn about the history and engage with this amazing outdoor exhibit in one of the most beautiful gardens in the state. Visit 450 W 100 N., Valparaiso, IN 46385 for all the sights, and get more details
For more places we sometimes forget to visit, check out
7 underrated cities in Indiana you’ll absolutely love.
What other overlooked destinations do you love to visit in the Hoosier state? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments below, and we promise to keep them all secret. 😉