Indiana Insider Blog

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Marilyn Culler

Explore Southern Indiana's Backroads

“The southern part of Indiana is the good part,” beams Tracy Clay in Yoho General Store. Beauty, food, wine and art await! Yoho General Store is a “community,” even for those passing through Solsberry. Everyone talks to everyone across tables and across the dining room. Yoho General Store - A…

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Bees Have a King at King Bee

Yes, the bees have a king! Stevie King. From bees to honey, find everything beekeeping at King Bee near Rockville. "A lot of buzz" A friendly smile greets customers. “There’s a lot of buzz in here today,” Stevie says. Honey glows by a window. Natural light spills through the store and production…

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Delights to be Found Everywhere at Swarey's Variety Store

Delights are everywhere at Swarey’s Variety Store! Lydia Swarey has the only Amish variety store in Parke County. “She has things you can’t find anywhere else,” says local resident Bob Jones. Canning supplies and kitchen gadgets of all kinds fill shelves. Kerosene lamps, glassware, baskets, rubber…

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Pumpkin-Palooza Time in Parke County

Autumn means pumpkin season in Parke County. Shops, Amish markets, and farms have pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Bring a truck and load up a giant. Search for the perfect jack-o’-lantern pumpkin. Edible and decorative pumpkins are at pop-up stands all over the backroads. Recreate beauty at home…

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Explore Madison's Murals and More

Madison has history, food, arts, music and culture all in one place! From hand-dipped truffles at Cocoa Safari Chocolates to the historic Lanier Mansion, music festivals and art, Madison is a must-visit Indiana river town. Art “The Arts Alliance is a big deal,” says Susan Ohlendorf, who offered a…

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Wallace Opry- A Small Music Hall with A Big Sound

Fountain County has a small music hall with a big sound! Highway 431 Country Café is home to the Wallace Opry. Wallace Opry has Live music, home cooking, laughter, and a family-oriented atmosphere that delights all ages. Guests from around the country and around the world somehow find their way to…

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