Indiana Insider Blog

Calling Athletes for the Ouabache State Park Olympiad!

I am a far cry from am Olympian. But there is an event this weekend in which I might feel like one and even earn a medal! Ouabache State Park in Wells County is hosting its third annual Ouabache Olympiad event on Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. There are scheduled events in which you and…

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Fort Wayne offers fun, inexpensive vacation

Vacations can be expensive and the activities add up quickly. If you are living on a budget, like me, sometimes you have to get creative to find things to do. Luckily, Fort Wayne offers a number of fun, free activities. IPFW Pinwheel by Kiel bike rack One of the recent additions to the downtown…

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Swiss Wine Festival in Vevay, IN Celebrates 43rd Year

August in southern Indiana means it's nearly time for the Swiss Wine Festival in Switzerland County. As a way to honor their Swiss roots, Vevay, Indiana, hosts the festival at Paul Ogle Riverfront Park right along the Ohio River. It's a four-day festival of food, music, games, festivities, and of…

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Prophetstown State Park

I visited Prophetstown State Park (just north of Lafayette) last year and had a blast. It is quite different from the other state parks. It certainly has more of a prairie feel with wide open spaces and not as much tree cover. But when I visited last year we didn't have time to do the new (opened…

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Indiana Glass Trail at Fort Wayne Museum of Art

There is saying that a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to the glass exhibits at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, nothing could be further from the truth. This year's Summer of Glass exhibits are worth every penny of a visit. The museum is hosting the 42nd Annual international Glass…

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International Village Offers Cultural Fun

Attending The International Village at the Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne was a definite highlight of my summer! The city’s international community has been flourishing in recent years, and this was an excellent way to showcase some of its cultures. Countries represented this year at the…

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Indiana Dunes and Outdoor Beauty

Taltree Arboretum Indiana Dunes (located in Northwest Indiana) - is full of outdoor beauty. I'll get to their most visited attraction later, but let me tell you about Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. For starters the railway garden features seven model trains running through a miniature…

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Wilkommen to Berne’s Swiss Days Festival!

Entering the small town of Berne makes me feel like I’ve used my passport to travel thousands of miles and spent lots of money to visit a quaint Swiss village. The good news is I’ve not done so! Scalloped balconies resplendent with bright window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers, white…

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