Things to do in Indiana

1. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum. It is located at 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana in the United Northwest Area neighborhood of the city. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The carousel is a National Historic Landmark. In 2006, glass artist Dale Chihuly installed a four-story glass sculpture inside the central atrium of the giant spiral ramp. The sculpture is called Fireworks of Glass Tower and Ceiling.


2. Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park is located in the United States in the center of the southern half of the state of Indiana. Brown County is named for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812 and became the Commanding General of the United States Army. It has large campgrounds, hiking and mountain biking trails, interpretive services, a saddle barn for guided horse rides, and a separate horseman campground with 70 miles of horse trails are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular.


3. Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is a 64-acre (26 ha) non-profit zoo, public aquarium, and botanical garden in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It is situated within White River State Park, about 1 mi (1.6 km) west of Monument Circle on the eastern edge of the Near Westside neighborhood area. The zoo is accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists, or other non-motorists via the White River Trail.


4. Marengo Cave

Marengo Cave

Marengo Cave is a privately owned cave located in Marengo, Indiana. One of only four show caves in Indiana. Marengo Cave was discovered on 6 September 1883. The cave is one of the most beautiful caves in the world. It is designated as a National Natural Landmark. Marengo Cave is a spectacular natural wonder that should be on your travel bucket list. Movies like Abby (1974), Madison (2001), and Fire from Below (2008) have been filmed in Marengo Cave.


5. Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

The Lanier Mansion is a historic house located at 601 West First Street in the Madison Historic District of Madison, Indiana. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994 as one of the nation’s finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions. Apart from its gorgeous formal gardens, the mansion has eye-catching interiors.

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