Indiana Insider Blog

Historic Madison Lives up to Its Name

OK, after visiting Historic Madison, located approximately 75 miles south of Indianapolis, I can see why it has received so many accolades. According to the town’s tourism website (VisitMadison.org), the small town has been ranked #4 in top 100 places to visit in the Midwest. Add to that one of…

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Butterflies!

Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves. The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only do you get to see butterflies in their many stages ...…

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Little 500 Offers Cycling Thrills

Little 500 cyclists ride for a cause. Some people reading this might admit to being old enough to have watched the 1979 sleeper hit, Breaking Away. This Oscar-winning film’s plot is based on the Little 500 bicycle race held annually at Indiana University in Bloomington. Even if you’re not old…

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Azaleas

Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville). Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual plants and native Indiana trees. There are paths that…

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Death Comes to the Indiana State Museum

Current exhibit at IN State Museum sounds morbid, but informational. I bet that title caught your attention! Actually I'm not exaggerating. Today is a big day in American History. It is the 150 th anniversary of the date that President Abraham Lincoln died at the hands of an assassin. The year was…

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History, Architecture, Sweets Await at Columbus

Gliders are part of WWII history at Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum. In our continuing quest to discover Indiana’s gems we visited the city of Columbus. Located approximately 1 hour south of Indianapolis in Bartholomew County, it had several places that we enjoyed. Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum was…

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Fun Events at the Southport Antique Mall

Southport Antique Mall has been a shopping destination for over 20 years and now hosts events that are quickly finding their way to the top of everyone’s must do list. This spring brings with it the second season of the popular Southside Vintage Marketplace. Every second Saturday April-October from…

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