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One of only a few hundred Audubon Global Important Bird Area’s with 8001 acres of wetlands. The Goose Pond Wetland Reserve is located two miles southwest of Linton on State Road 59 in Stafford Township. It is being restored under the Wetland Reserve Program (WRP) by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture, and is currently one of the largest WRP restorations in the U. S. today. The current restoration could not be completed without the help of organizations such as Ducks Unlimited (DU), Audubon Society, and the North American Wetlands Conservation Act.
Indiana’s Historic Pathways passes through 16 counties. It comprises U.S. 50 from Vincennes to Lawrenceburg and U.S. 150, which overlaps U.S. 50 from Vincennes to Shoals and extends southeastward to the Falls of the Ohio. Portions of the old Buffalo Trace can be found on or south of federal highways connecting Vincennes and Clarksville.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum is where you can see some of the world’s most significant automobiles, with an emphasis on Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg Motorcars of the classic era. Auburn automobiles from 1904 to 1924 are exhibited in a setting reminiscent of an Auburn sales showroom during this period of time and where you can learn about engines and technology related to the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles and study biographies of the company’s key engineering staff.
Conner Prairie, a large, open-air living history museum made up of four distinct historic areas, a modern museum center and over 800 acres of natural beauty. Conner Prairie's mission is to serve as a local, regional and national center for education and activities exploring the lives, times and values of the 1800s in America.
Start your journey at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Visitor Center. Watch the 15 minute orientation film and walk through the newly renovated museum. Then begin walking on the trail to see the tallest flagpole in Indiana and pause to see where Nancy Hanks Lincoln is buried. Continue to the Lincoln Living Historical Farm. It is a re-created pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, farm animals, vegetable and herb gardens and field crops. Rangers in period clothing perform a variety of activities typical of the 1820 era.
The age-old art of winemaking is transformed into a casual event with a relaxed Hoosier style. Indiana Wineries offer a wonderful opportunity for a weekend excursion with family, friends or a loved one. Wineries offer close to home adventures with an educational flare. Tour the winery and cellar, enjoy a picnic overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards or relax around the tasting bar sampling different wines.
The highest standard of ethics and integrity are utilized to promote and protect the interests of the Indiana Casino Gaming Entertainment Industry through advocacy, communications and education. Members of the Casino Association of Indiana are The Horseshoe (2 locations), Ameristar, The Majestic Star, The Majestic Starr II, Indiana Live, The Hoosier Park, The Argosy, Grand Victoria, Belterra, French Lick and Casino Aztar.
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens, discover all what we have to offer. We cultivate the hearts and minds of our community as we present an extensive collection of trees and other plants that are native to the South Lake Michigan Region and other similar regions of the world and provide professionally designed gardens. Hike, run or stroll through our trails and gardens.
During the summer, it’s time to come and enjoy all the fun things you love to do at Indiana Beach Amusement Resort! If you want thrills and excitement, Indiana Beach has it. If you want family fun and laughter, Indiana Beach has it. If you want to cool off with water fun in the hot summer, Indiana Beach has it. Indiana Beach has all the fun things you love to do! Indiana Beach's six great coasters are just the start of the parks over 30 rides and attractions. The Indiana Beach Sandy Beach Swimming Area is still as gorgeous and relaxing as it was when it first debuted in 1926. Today, however, it's surrounded by giant water park including six water slides and one of the longest Action Rivers in the Midwest!
Slow down to a simpler way of life where time stopped over a century ago. Embrace the Pace of this peaceful place. Come for the Amish cooking, baking, and shopping you won't want to miss here at Amish Acres. Time stopped over a century ago and preserves in the Amish a way of life nearly forgotten in today's fast paced world. The legacy of the three generations of the family who lived here is seen and felt through a nostalgic visit to the homestead. Relive the simple pleasures of yesteryear by bringing the entire family together to enjoy a dinner served family style in the century old barn restaurant.
Shipshewana, Northern Indiana’s Amish Country, visit the Menno-Hof which tells the story of the Amish Mennonite with inspirational and educational multimedia in historical and present day environments. Don’t miss the Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market. Trading Place of America, Midwest's largest flea market, open Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 8am-5pm, May thru October and the Courtyard of Arts, featuring Jerry's Eggs, Experience local crafters creating: lace-carved eggshells, whimsical paintings, fairy gardes, wooden tops and more. Historic blacksmith. Antiques. Enjoy the 1906 Dentzel Carousel featuring hand carved farm animals, and nestled among 24 shops. Just to name of few of the attractions that Shipshewana has to offer.
Have a fund time at the Atlantis Water Park, home to 28,000 Square Foot Wave Pool, over a quarter-mile of water slides, gift shop, ice cream stand, and large play area for kids; Tsunami Sea, wave pool, Mt. Olympus, water slides, King Neptune Cove, 6,000 square foot of child-friendly fun space for children under 48". Open Memorial weekend - end of August (weather permitting)
Fifteen acres of garden paradise devoted to the enrichment of the spiritual and creative thought. Cathedral Gardens is actually thirteen intertwined stunning gardens with statues, fountains, flowers, plants, and a whole soul experience with something for all of the senses to explore. Not a single thing has been overlooked in its creation, with its walkways and walls lain by hand of brownstone painstakingly removed from the creek, and a reported ten thousand annuals added to the grounds each spring. There are ponds with fountains, amazingly created pavilions, and annual additions to keep Cathedral Gardens eternally growing in splendor.
Travel back to when Southern Indiana was covered by a salt water sea as you discover the world-renown fossil beds that date back 400 million years. There are 220 acres of exposed Devonian fossil beds to explore. The Interpretive Center features a full size mammoth skeleton, plus there are exhibits on geology, history and cultural development of the Falls of the Ohio. A spectacular audiovisual show is also offered.
Step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 22 room, late Victorian, built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville, features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, leaded stained glass windows, and intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase!. Artifacts & models of famous boats built in the Howard Shipyards are exhibited.
Historic depot with memorabilia and gift shop. Train rides on the French Lick Scenic Railway scheduled from April through November. Come take a ride with us and journey back to the days when the railroad was considered the most luxurious way to travel. You will ride aboard historic pieces of rail equipment on a 2 hour, 20 mile round trip, which will take you through portions of the scenic Hoosier National Forest, the 2200 foot Burton Tunnel, and past impressive limestone cuts.
Join us at the Gasthof Amish Village; come and enjoy the "Simple Life" of the Amish with good food, country shops and family activities. Our peaceful, quiet setting serves as the Gateway to Southern Indiana's Amish Country! Amish Restaurant and Bakery, Shops, Flea Market and tours.
Nestled within the Kringle Plaza of Santa Claus, Indiana you will find the Santa Claus Museum. We are located just two doors down from our very famous Santa Claus Post Office. Once you enter the doors of the museum you will instantly be brought back in time as you wind your way through a variety of memorabilia, photos and articles. The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name. Stop by to receive the famous Santa Claus postmark during the Christmas season and see where thousands of children’s letters to Santa are received each year.
The Indiana Military Museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding and appreciation of U.S. military history. The museum has one of the most outstanding displays of vintage vehicles, weaponry, uniforms and artifacts from the Civil War through WWI, II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm. The IMM includes both outdoor displays featuring tanks, artillery, and aircraft and an indoor museum with uniforms, flags, battlefield relics, captured enemy souvenirs, and WWII toys, homefront items and vehicles.