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Indiana Travel and Tourism on Travel Notes
Find Indiana Travel and Tourist Information with
links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for
visitors to Indiana.
Indiana became known as the Hoosier State, after John Finley of
Richmond wrote a poem, 'The Hoosier's Nest', in the 1830s.
The state capital of Indiana is Indianapolis.
About Indiana - Indiana Weather:
Find out more about Indiana before you travel there.
The Indy 500, and all the festivities that surround it, takes
place during Memorial Weekend.
Not everybody comes to Indianapolis for the car race in May, but the
Speedway Museum attracts visitors all year round.
The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, in Indianapolis, is dedicated to
Civil War servicemen.
French exploring parties from Quebec reached Indiana in the 17th
century, and the first permanent settlement in Indiana was established at Vincennes in
1732. In 1763 the area came under British jurisdiction.
The site of Indianapolis was settled in 1820, and was given its name
the following year.
When visiting Indianapolis you'll be amazed at all the things there are to do.
Indiana refers to Native Americans and was first used
in the 1760s, and officially adopted when Indiana Territory was formed in 1800.
States neighbouring Indiana are: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.
Indiana's official office is open to the public.
For over a thousand years, South-western Indiana was home to many Native Americans. Today,
Angel Mounds State Historic Site is nationally recognised as one of the best preserved
prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, near Vincennes,
commemorates the capture by the United States of Fort Sackville from the British in 1779.
Find out what's happening where, in the state of Indiana.
Located in White River State
Park, in the heart of Indianapolis, the Indiana State
Museum is a wonderful place to find everything you never expected. Whether you are a
visitor to the state or a life-long Hoosier, this world-class institution will allow you
to explore Indianas past, present and future through artistic, cultural and
Indiana State Parks:
Further information on Indiana's natural treasures.
In addition to the state parks of Brown County, Indiana Dunes,
McCormick's Creek, and Spring Hill there are a number of historical sites in the
state to honour Indiana's pioneers.
Indiana Travel Map:
Click on a section of the travel map to view Indiana in more detail.
On this southern Indiana farm, Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen of the most formative years
of his life and grew from youth into manhood. His mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, is buried
Whether you're a history buff, appreciate art, enjoy sports, take pleasure in nature, are
born to shop, or are just into a little rest and relaxation, you're bound to enjoy
Indiana also has a small coast on Lake Michigan.
Indiana Dunes State Park
The sand dunes at Chesterton are constantly shifting, and on a clear
day you can even see the Chicago skyline by climbing Mount Tom.
Indiana University is here, and Lake Monroe is nearby, as well as
several state parks.
The first Amish families settled in Indiana on this 80-acre farm
Some 3,000 Amish live in the area today, and the original farm is a
Escape to Amish Acres and share the heritage of these intriguing people in quiet
celebration of America's tolerance for diversity.
Each hometown in Northern Indiana Amish Country has a unique personality all its own.
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