Eastern Region of Indiana
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"Diverse" describes Indiana's eastern region which is comprised of small towns, urban areas, lakes, prairies, and wooded retreats. Past and present. Vintage and contemporary. Antique and state-of-the-art. Pick opposites that mean old and new and you've described the eastern region of Indiana. Museums and antique shops take you back while great shopping, hands-on, and fun activities mean you'll always find a new experience here.
Auburn and DeKalb County are the "Hub of Transportation Heritage" where seven museums chronicle the glorious past of classic cars, planes, trains, trucks, and military vehicles. See 200 restored windmills at the Mid-America Windmill Museum near Kendallville. In Marion, you can visit the Quilters' Hall of Fame and have lunch at the beautiful historic Hostess House. Basketball fans will delight in New Castle's Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame celebrating both boys and girls basketball in the interactive museum of hardwood. Experience the thrill of the big top at Peru's Circus Hall of Fame. Learn more about Garfield creator Jim Davis in his native Muncie.
Outdoor enthusiasts can fish, swim, or paddle the 8 interconnected kettle lakes formed by the glaciers at Albion's Chain O' Lakes State Park. Also near Albion, you'll find the Black Pines Animal Park which is home to rescued, and retired exotic animals. You can place your bets at the horse track in Anderson or imagine Indian encampments as you walk through nearby Mounds State Park. Walk, run, bike, or in-line skate Logansport's River Bluff Trail which follows the abandoned Pumpkin Vine Railroad. Stroll the historic streets of Wabash - the first electrically lighted city in the world. Kokomo Beach and Jackson Morrow Park will fill your day with fun in the sun. Need more things to do? The entire region a sprinkled with lakes, golf courses, outlet malls, antique shops, and more.
Get in touch with yesterday while you have fun today in eastern Indiana.
Cities within the Eastern region:
- Fort Wayne
- New Castle
- North Manchester
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