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Top 10 Things to Do This Fall in Hamilton County, Indiana

Fall is one of the best times of year to explore what Hamilton County has to offer, just north of Indianapolis. Find inspiration for your family adventure with the 10 top things to do this fall. From traditional activities like pumpkin picking and festivals to concerts and train rides, you'll be…

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20 Museums in Indiana That Every Hoosier Must Visit

Museums give us the chance to gain an appreciation and understanding of art, culture, and history. Indiana holds a diverse set of museums, including the largest children's museum in the world, exhibits full of fine art, live historical re-enactments, and some of the best military collections in the…

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This Railroad Museum Will Bring Out The Kid in Anyone

I’m a mom of five boys, so over the years as we have traveled we have always gravitated toward attractions that easily appeal to males. We’ve been to a lot of car museums, science museums, military museums and also several train museums. At each one, my husband usually reverts to being a little kid…

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Boomer TV: The Hoosier State Train

The Hoosier State Train Visit Indiana's Mark Newman recently appeared on Boomer TV to discuss The Hoosier State Train. A transit option between Indianapolis and Chicago, the train travels through Western Indiana with stops in Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer, Dyer and Chicago…

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Holiday World brings back iconic first ride

What do you give a park for its 70th birthday? If you've been around the block a few times, you already know that Holiday World started out as Santa Claus Land, with an opening day of August 3, 1946. That's right. Nine years before Disneyland. Santa Claus Land was the very first theme park. And the…

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Spirit of Jasper ... Train Excursion Extraordinaire

A few years back I got to visit the Spirit of Jasper train while touring the area. I loved the old train depot ... And how they have reinvented the train cars. Now visitors can choose from several excursions to explore the beauty of Southern Indiana: Jasper to French Lick Ride and Dine…

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Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine

Dad worked for Amtrak. Train rides were part of my childhood. So when I heard about the Spirit of Jasper Ride & Dine excursion, I arranged for tickets for my husband and me! Jasper is located in Dubois County, southwest of French Lick and southeast of Vincennes. After attending the Evansville…

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