Midwest Living Magazine has released their Ultimate Midwest Bucket List of 100 things to do in the region, includes five spots in the Hoosier State! See which destinations made the list below.

Brown County Bridge MWL Bean Blossom Bridge in Brown County. Photo: Midwest Living

Midwest Living selected Brown County's gorgeous vistas and artistic history:

"The many ways nature inspires art become obvious during a visit to Brown County, an hour south of Indianapolis. Explore the hiking trails and sweeping vistas of Indiana’s largest state park, then see how that scenery translates to artists’ work in galleries and studios."

Learn more about Brown County at browncounty.com.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, annually rated as one of America's best beaches for families, made the list.

"Rolling sand dunes are the backdrop to swimming, hiking and biking along Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the state."

Learn more at indianadunes.com.


The Greatest Spectacle in Racing brings 400,000 fans to Indianapolis each year, putting the Indy 500 squarely on any respectable Midwest bucket list.

"The roar of 400,000 fans cheering vies with engines revving to speeds above 220 mph at this Memorial Day weekend race in Indianapolis."

Learn about the Speedway at indianapolismotorspeedway.com


The unique fusion of trendy small towns and Amish culture in the Elkhart region earned a spot on the Midwest Living list.

"Travel backroads to discover family-owned shops, colorful Quilt Gardens and horse-drawn buggies traveling rural landscapes. But this region is more than Amish. Trendy restaurants and shops ensure good times are au courant."

Plan a getaway at HTadventures.com.

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Annually rated among the nation's best historic hotels, French Lick Resort is home to two amazing hotel properties and much more. Midwest Living put them on the Bucket List.

"A 100-foot-tall domed atrium crowns this restored 1902 hotel in West Baden. The air of elegance continues in the spa and fine-dining restaurants. It’s part of the French Lick Resort, with golf courses, horseback riding tours, and hiking and biking trails."

Learn more at frenchlick.com.