Indiana February 15, 2019
14 Reasons Central Indiana Needs To Be On Your Travel List This Year
You don’t have to go far to have a fun getaway. Central Indiana is full of great attractions that belong on your travel bucket list.
From restaurants to stores to hotels, this list has them all. Scroll on to check it out.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:
1. Warm Glow Candle Company
Year round gift shopping is a unique experience at this one-of-a-kind store. In business in some form since 1994, this popular place sells its wonderful style of candles all over the state. Learn more about these handmade beauties and the giant version that stands outside
2. Garfield Park Conservatory
Fountains, koi ponds, landscaped paths, flowers, trees, and grassy areas abound at this marvelous outdoor paradise. When the weather is nice, this is an excellent place for nature lovers to go exploring.
to learn all about the myriad things there are to do and see at this park.
3. Go Ape Treetop Adventure
If you love ziplines, shaky bridges, canopy walks, swings, and other crazy treetop feats, this place belongs on your travel bucket list. You'll get to walk above the tress and view some of Indiana's best scenery. Learn more about this exciting attraction
4. Adams Mill Trail
If you love history and the outdoors, this marvelous path brings you the best of both. Enjoy an easy walking trail that passes old structures like covered bridges, mills, barns, and more.
to learn more about the sights at this place.
5. Parke County
Your travel bucket list isn't complete without a trip to visit at least a few of the 31 covered bridges in the county. Each is slightly different than the last, and most were built between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Get more history and details and these popular vintage structures
6. Prairie Guest House
Of course, you'll need a place to stay when you're visiting central Indiana. This Gothic-style farmhouse from the mid-1800s is a picturesque getaway that makes for the perfect country dream home. There are nine unique guestrooms as well as a marvelous dining room where a gourmet breakfast is served each morning.
for more details about this luxurious hotel.
7. The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast
This marvelous inn is complete with a patio with rocking chairs and wicker furniture as well as a balcony, parlors, and a game room. Each suite is themed after a destination in Europe. Mind-blowing decor and stunning breakfasts await.
to learn more about this wonderful bed and breakfast.
8. The Inn at Irwin Gardens
Though it did not become a bed and breakfast until 2010, this place has been standing since 1864. Surrounded by immaculate gardens, the inn features lovely suites with king beds, seating areas, and private baths.
to learn more about the breakfasts guests enjoy each morning.
9. The Mug
This no-frills, farm-to-table eatery is a local favorite that absolutely belongs on your travel bucket list if you love meat. Burgers, sloppy joes, pulled pork, tenderloins, and much more grace the menu, and you'll be craving them for weeks afterwards.
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10. The Tin Lizzie Cafe
Part restaurant, part museum, this neat place has excellent food and fabulous decor. Guests enjoy classic meals for breakfast and lunch (as well as desserts like pie), and the walls are covered in old photos and bits of trivia. Get more details about it
11. B&C's Hideout
Resembling one of Bonnie and Clyde's hideouts this place is all about history and great food. The decor is simple in order to make you and your loved one feel like the notorious criminals yourselves. Go back to the 1930s when you visit this place. Get more details about it
12. Lemon Drop Drive-In
Since 1952, this iconic eatery has been a locally loved business. It is known for its classic, American diner food, train decor, and free candy. It is most famous for its onion burger, which is served on toast. Check it out
13. Perillo's Pizzeria
This local business has been around since 2011, though the building has been up much longer. Guests may sit indoors or outside and enjoy a wealth of unique and delicious foods. Appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, pastas, garlic rolls, calzones, and much more can be found on the menu at this eatery. Get more details about this restaurant from previous coverage
14. The Knuckle Sandwich
Situated in a refurbished Dairy Queen, this barn-shaped restaurant belongs on your travel bucket list if you love the 1950s. The decorations inside are astounding, and the food is even better. Enjoy omelets, waffles, French toast, country-fried steak, biscuits and gravy, salads, sandwiches, pizza, and more.
for more details.
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Which of these attractions will you add to your travel bucket list? Share your thoughts with us below in the comments.