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You Have to Take In This Historic Indiana Battlefield

Tippecanoe Battle Field Park Entrance Nestled between Burnett Creek and Prophetstown State Park in Battle Ground, Indiana lies the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park. The 16-acre park commemorates the November 11, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe, fought between American forces led by Indiana Territorial…

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Two Huge Events, One Exciting Hendricks County Weekend

If you wanted an insider's take on the best weekend of the year to visit Hendricks County, I would tell you it may not get any better than July 8 & 9. Whether you like the sound of drumbeats while watching the splendor of a tribal dancer adorned in beautiful colors, beads and feathers or the roar…

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Five Twists on the Classic Tenderloin You Need to Try

Indiana’s most famous sandwich mirrors its people: hearty and unassuming. Thus, it’s no surprise the pork tenderloin sandwich is an Indiana staple, cropping up at restaurants and county fairs all over the state. The sandwich is pounded thin and fried to crispy, golden perfection before being…

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12 Northwest Indiana Water Trails You Must Kayak or Canoe

Grab your gear and get ready to explore the canals, rivers, streams and lakes in the South Shore. The South Shore has hundreds of miles of water trails and each route offers different opportunities from challenging and scenic to historic and wooded. Whichever route you decide to explore, check…

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Learn to Kayak & Paddleboard at These 5 Amazing Spots

Shallow streams, a great lake, a nationally recognized waterway, small lakes and ponds can all be found in the South Shore. We've put together a list of water trails for beginners complete with rental locations. Have your own equipment? Looking for a challenge? Check out our list of the top 12…

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Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it's harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. World's Best Gummies Ask anyone who has stopped at the Albanese Candy Factory and…

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Antiques, Ice Cream & Gardens: Fun on the Heritage Trail

DeFries Gardens southeast of Goshen is a stunning display beauty nestled along the Elkhart River. It is one of the many discoveries visitors can make on the Heritage Trail driving tour. By Sara Wakefield The Heritage Trail driving tour in northern Indiana was named one of America's most scenic…

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