Welcome to Indiana
Known as the Crossroads of America, Indiana is a small-town state. RVers will find the unexpected in each of its diverse geographic regions.
Central Indiana is a great place to start your trip through the Hoosier State. The big event, the Indy 500, takes place over the Memorial Day weekend. More than 75 racing cars, engines and trophies are displayed at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Take a bus ride around the track.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects.
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Hall of Champions Museum engages the visitor through interactive exhibits in 23 college sports.
Tour the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, a 16-room Italianate style home built by Harrison in 1874.
Visit Conner Prairie Interactive History Park and tour a bustling community struggling to survive in the year 1836.
Make time to visit the covered bridges in western Indiana-32 in all. If you're traveling in October, don't miss the 10-day covered bridge festival.
Over 80 percent of the nation's recreational vehicles are manufactured in Elkhart County. You'll find everything RV here from service, repairs, parts and accessories to dealers, campgrounds and rallies. Take factory tours to watch recreational vehicles being assembled. Don't miss the RV/MH Heritage Hall of Fame in Elkhart.
Elkhart and LaGrange counties are home to the more than 20,000 Amish with towns including Goshen, Wakarusa, Shipshewana, Middlebury and Nappanee. This area caters to the many visitors who come in search of unique attractions including Shipshewana Flea Market and Auction, Amish Acres, Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Guggisberg Deutsch Kase Haus cheese factory, Menno-Ho Center and Old Bag Factory.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer including 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, wetlands, prairies, meandering rivers and forests.
Home to the largest amateur circus, Peru's attractions include the International Circus Hall of Fame and the Circus City Museum. The Grissom Air Museum houses a collection of vintage military aircraft and artifacts.
Auburn is a hub for transportation heritage with museums about planes, trains and automobiles.
Discover the people who designed, built, flew and maintained vintage aircraft at the Hoosier Air Museum. The Garrett Historical Railroad Museum tells the story of Garrett's railroad history. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum exhibits over 120 cars ranging from 1894 to 1999. Next door, in the former manufacturing building, the National Automotive and Truck Museum exhibits post World War II cars, muscle cars, trucks and 1908 "high wheelers" to current production pickups. The American Heritage Village is home to two museums: The National Military History Center and the Kruse Automotive & Carriage Museum.
The newest addition to Auburn's collection of automotive history museums is the Early Ford V-8 Museum, honoring Ford Motor Company's 1932-1953 influence on American auto history.
Displaying over 50 restored windmills, the Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville tells the story of wind power.
South Central Indiana
Brown County has long been known for its natural beauty and fall colors, its rolling hills, the renowned arts and crafts colony of Nashville, the dozens of antique shops and its important and lasting art heritage. Bluegrass lovers will find Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Hall of Fame, festival grounds and campground nearby.
No small towns—and few big cities—in the U.S. can match Columbus for its modern architecture. With more than 60 buildings designed by such noted architects as I.M. Pei, Pelli, the Saarinens and Roche, Columbus ranks sixth in terms of architectural innovation and design.
Lying on the banks of the Ohio River, Madison has most of its downtown area listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Just out of town is Clifty Falls State Park, with plenty of trails and, of course, beautiful waterfalls.
Before the advent of the railroad, Metamora was a thriving Whitewater Canal town. The entire town has been designated a historical landmark with most buildings listed on the National Historic Register.
The Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum houses hundreds of artifacts from the area's historic past and features 14 Lincoln-era replica cabins from Spencer County.
Learn about the lives of Abraham Lincoln and his pioneer family, who lived on a farm site that is now Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Experience the Civil War era president's 14 formative years in Indiana springs and life at the Living Historical Farm, in the museum and film and along the park's scenic hiking trails.
Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, a 25-room French Second Empire mansion in New Albany shows the opulence that surrounded affluent merchants during the mid-Victorian era.
Tour the Monastery Immaculate Conception, home to one of the largest communities of Benedictine women in the nation.