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Indiana's Best of 2015

Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s almost time to start a new year and it could not be a bigger one for the state of Indiana! The state’s bicentennial begins in 2016 and plans to celebrate it extend throughout the year! If you’ve never taken the opportunity to explore Indiana and its charms, I recommend…

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BoomerTV: Discover Richmond, Indiana

VisitIndiana and BoomerTV visit Wayne County to see Richmond and the Levi Coffin House. Home to a beautiful historic district, a unique toy store and one of the nation's top 10 historic destinations in the United States, Richmond and Wayne County in Eastern Indiana were recently featured on…

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Trains on Main, a Rising Sun Tradition

A member-constructed ticket booth sits outside the Trains on Main exhibit entrance in Rising Sun. As a young girl growing up near Pittsburgh, some of my fondest Christmas memories include the vast holiday decorating my parents would undertake. Dad-- the original “Clark Griswold” of Christmas…

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Christmas Dining with an Ethnic Twist

The first Christmas after my mother-in-law passed away, our family felt discombobulated. We didn't feel like trying to handle the plethora of kitchen tasks she had performed with aplomb—cooking the turkey, making fluffy mashed potatoes, setting a gorgeous table. So we did the unexpected. We went to…

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Illuminate Your Holiday at Marion’s Walkway of Lights

I’m not complaining about the moderate temps we’ve been experiencing (at least in northern Indiana). It’s certainly better than snow in my book. But I admit the gray skies we’ve had instead had left me a little down. I knew what was needed was a little something to ‘lighten’ up my life. The perfect…

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High Adventure Deep Under Southern Indiana

About a year and a half ago I visited my first Indiana caves and it was an extraordinary experience. You get to wander through caves that other explorers have discovered. I often thought about what it would be like for those initial visitors to an unknown cave. How would it feel to crawl underground…

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At Old Jail Inn, spend a comfy night behind bars. Really!

The Old Jail Inn on the downtown square in Rockville is probably the only place in Indiana where you can stay overnight in a prison cell because you want to, not because you have to. This bed and breakfast with nine rooms used to be the real Parke County jail from 1879 to 1998. The jail closed, but…

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The Indiana War Memorial Will Take Your Breath Away

I love when I get to experience new things in my own city (Indianapolis). Last week I attended a meeting at the Indiana War Memorial. I'm really not sure why I've never visited before, but I'm already planning on taking my husband and daughter back. The first thing I noticed was the beauty of the…

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