Summer is a perfect time for rolling down the windows, cranking up the radio, and enjoying a nice, scenic drive down some of Indiana’s most beautiful roads. Not sure where to find the most scenic drives in Indiana? Check out these 6 Indiana scenic byways for a perfect drive with stunning views.

What are your favorite roads for long, scenic drives in Indiana? Let us know in the comments. For more Indiana fun, check out these 12 incredible road trip ideas. Before hitting the road, make sure you’ve got all of your road trip essentials.

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Road Trip Attractions in Indiana

What are the best kid-friendly hikes in Indiana?

The best kid-friendly hikes in Indiana include:

  • Strahl Lake Trail at Brown County State Park. This is a hike that goes around a lovely lake and has a fun nature center.
  • Trail 10 at McCormick’s Creek State Park. This is the first state park in Indiana and has an easy hike with amazing canyon views.
  • Trail 4 at Chain O’Lakes State Park. This is an easy 1-mile hike that will bring you to four different lakes with varied wildlife.
  • Trail 9 at Clifty Falls State Park. This hike on a wooden boardwalk goes past beautiful waterfalls.

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What are the best animal encounters in Indiana?

The best animal encounters in Indiana include:

  • Wilstem Ranch. This is an elephant retreat where you can pet and bathe elephants. There are also giraffes, horses, and kangaroos.
  • Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park. This is where you can pet ostriches, elk, bison, zebras, llamas, and many other animals.
  • Wolf Creek Habitat. You can pet adult wolves and wolf puppies here as well as foxes and rabbits.
  • Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve. Come here to interact with and learn about buffalo and stay in a teepee if you like.

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What are the best amusement parks in Indiana?

The best amusement parks in Indiana include:

  • Fun Center Paiges Crossing. This place has mini-golf, go-karts, rides, arcade games, and so much more.
  • Go Ape Treetop Adventure. Rather than rides, this park has you propelling yourself along tunnels, bridges, ziplines, and a whole lot more active fun.
  • Deep River Water Park. The Paddle PlayZone and bumper boats are great fun for all ages.
  • Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Fun characters greet you at this fun park that has the longest water coaster in the world.

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