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One of Indiana's Oldest Towns, Let Oldenburg Charm You

Settled in 1817, the village of Oldenburg in Franklin County, Indiana is one of the oldest communities in the state. In that year, William George traveled from Pennsylvania by-way-of Cincinnati and staked a land claim along the East Harvey Branch creek. Oldenburg's Maibaum (Maypole) Twenty years…

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Visit Indiana Week Road Rally: Southern Indiana

Visit Indiana Week's Road Rally began in Southern Indiana! After a brief tour of the abandoned Rose Island Resort at Charlestown State Park, the team traveled to Jeffersonville for dinner at Parlour Pizzeria and a walk across the Big Four Bridge. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for…

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A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Beautiful New Harmony

Without a doubt, one of the greatest places to visit in southern Indiana is the village of New Harmony in Posey County. New Harmony is a relaxing weekend getaway for couples, or families wishing for a slower paced mini-vacation and a great way to experience a unique aspect of Hoosier history. New…

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Derby Dinner Playhouse Entertains, Educates

I love theatrical productions, everything from community theater to Broadway shows. That’s why one of my newest finds in the Hoosier state -- the Derby Dinner Playhouse is exciting! Derby Dinner, as per its nickname, is located in Clarksville across the Ohio River from Louisville, KY. Derby Dinner…

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Southeastern Indiana - Part I

I love exploring new parts of the state and a few weeks ago I spent two days touring and exploring the southeastern part of the state - just over the river from Louisville. I spent equal time in Jeffersonville and Clarksville and even made it to a few other places in the area, but I'm getting ahead…

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Azaleas

Do you love flowers? I have the perfect spot for you: the Azalea Path Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Hazelton (roughly halfway between Vincennes and Evansville). Within 50 acres you can see over 4,000 azaleas plus a large variety of unusual plants and native Indiana trees. There are paths that…

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A weekend of Harmony

Let me tell you from the start - I'm a longtime Holiday World employee who has blogged about the park for nearly a decade. But even Holiday World employees get to take a vacation. Once in a while. And so when I asked Jake at State Tourism (whom I nearly always almost call Jake at State Farm ) if he'd…

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