Wedged between Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois, Indiana lies in the Midwest region of the United States. It centres around the capital city of Indianapolis, which hosts the annual Indianapolis 500 car race, and is traversed by several abandoned railway routes that have been transformed into recreational trails.
Things to do in Indiana
Scenic nature reserves, family-friendly theme parks and lively cities - Indiana is a state not to be missed!
Explore the museums and monuments of Indianapolis. Serving as the state capital, Indianapolis lies in the heart of Indiana and centres around the memorials and mausoleums of Monument Circle. Art enthusiasts can browse the outstanding collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art while kids will love the hands-on and interactive exhibits at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.
Get active in Indiana Dunes National Park. Hugging the shores of Lake Michigan in the state’s north is Indiana Dunes National Park, which provides an important habitat for endangered wildlife and birds. You can cycle along the Calumet Trail, relax on the sands of West Beach or soak up the marsh views from the top of Tolleston Dune.
Hit the trails of Turkey Run State Park. Regularly voted as Indiana’s favourite state park, Turkey Run encompasses sandstone ravines and old-growth forests traversed by hiking trails. You can canoe or kayak along tranquil Sugar Creek and cast a fishing line to lure bass and bluegill, then learn about the park’s pioneer past at the Lieber Cabin and Log Church.
Let loose at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Located in the town of Santa Claus, this family-friendly theme park is divided into four areas inspired by Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July. You can brave “The Raven” wooden roller coaster or experience the world’s longest water coaster, the “Mammoth”, before relaxing in one of Splashin’ Safari’s wave pools.
Getting around Indiana
Indianapolis International Airport is the main aviation gateway to Indiana and has flights to destinations across the United States. Other major airports serve Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend. Amtrak trains connect to towns and cities throughout the state, as does an extensive bus network.