Indiana Insider Blog

State Park Admission is Just 10 Cents on June 4-5!

Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change -- literally. That's because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by "rolling back" gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of those two days. Turkey Run State Park Ten cents per person…

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James Dean's Hoosier Hometown

You’ve heard of James Dean, the iconic film star of the 1950s who headlined such movies as ‘Giant’, ‘East of Eden’, and ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Did you know he was born right here in Indiana in the city of Marion in 1931? Few people know much about his earliest years, some of which was marked by…

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French Lick West Baden Museum and More

Many people have heard of French Lick, Indiana. Maybe because of Larry Bird. Maybe because of the elephants that hang out there in the summer. Maybe because of the historical significance of its two beautiful hotels. Well, there is much more in the towns' history. But, first I will indulge you with…

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Elephants Up Close and Personal in French Lick

Last weekend I was able to visit French Lick (Southern Indiana). Let me first say that I so enjoy the trips I take to the southern part of the state due to its vast difference in landscape. Rolling hills, beautiful trees ... just gorgeous. But our visit revolved around one thing ..…

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Mayberry in the Midwest Festival-- Go-o-o-lly!

If there is one event guaranteed to grant smiles among those in attendance, it surely must be the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival held in Danville in Hendricks County on May 20-22. I’m smiling just thinking of the popular 1960s Andy Griffith Show . I have watched every episode of this special show…

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Mini Golf ... at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Golf is a past time for our family. With my husband in the golf business it is pretty much a guarantee. So when I heard there was a mini golf course at the Indianapolis Museum of Art of course my interest was peaked. If you've been to the Indianapolis Museum of Art you know they excel at what they…

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Minnetrista this Summer

Guest Blog by Sam Condon, Communications Specialist at Minnetrista Set to arrive May 14, 2016, THE WIZARD OF OZ™ Educational Exhibit was Created by Miami Children’s Museum and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products as a journey of self-discovery that’s fun for the whole family. Summer is just…

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Hints for Last-Minute Mother's Day Plans

Mother’s Day is approaching and you’re in a tight spot—you’ve forgotten to plan. Many restaurants are booked with reservations. Think creative to show love and appreciation for your mum. Think ‘no reservations needed’. If weather is cooperative where you live in Indiana, put together a picnic at a…

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Celebrate Fiber Arts Festival at Salomon Farm

I love to see kids experience live farm animals face-to-face like sheep, alpacas, goats, rabbits. Dozens of these furry creatures will be hand at the petting zoo at the annual Salomon Farm Fiber Arts Festival in Fort Wayne on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14. Fort Wayne is in the northeastern part…

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Help Wabash Score a Main Street Makeover

Wabash, Indiana The Small Business Revolution is bringing a $500,000 revitalization to one lucky town’s Main Street this year – and your vote helps decide which small town will win this huge boost. Wabash, Indiana is one of two finalists for the grant that will benefit small businesses in the…

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