Indiana Insider Blog

Four Reasons to Ride the Nickel Plate Express this Summer

Summer is the perfect time to venture outside and see Indiana’s natural beauty. The countryside is filled with green and the sky fluctuates between a brilliant blue or a myriad of warm, watercolor painted sunsets. Nickel Plate Express traverses the Hamilton County countryside, offering passengers a…

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Mayberry Café -- Blast from the past

Cast of Andy Griffith Show I grew up watching and loving episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. The small town of Mayberry, North Carolina, with a quirky group of citizens who get themselves wrapped in (mostly innocent) mischief made me and countless other people laugh from 1960-1968. Today, while…

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Farmland's Chocolate Moose Restaurant Has Sweet Treats

It’s fun to discover unusual places to visit in Indiana. I call them ‘Serendipity Spots’. One such spot for me occurred recently in Farmland Indiana. Farmland is located in Randolph County on the state’s east border. We were driving north from a visit to Indianapolis when we stopped for a break in…

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5 Insider Tips for First-Ever Mayberry in the Midwest

With thousands expected for the inaugural Mayberry in the Midwest festival on May 17-18, many who presumably have never been to Danville, Ind., I figured providing some insider knowledge might just come in handy. (If this is the first you’ve heard of the festival, read more about it here.) So, here…

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