Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana Auto Tour - Artisan Trail - Forests & Farms Jackson State Forest

Indiana Auto Tour - Artisan Trail - Forests & Farms Jackson State Forest
Indiana Auto Tour - Artisan Trail - Forests & Farms Jackson State Forest
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Artisan Trail - Forests & Farms
The Artisan Trail - Forests & Farms features a number of local shops selling handcrafted and homegrown products as well as a number of local parks.
Some of the attractions on this trail include:
Stream Cliff Farm
Classic Stained Glass Gallery and Gift Shop
Park Theatre
A Perfect Day Cafe
White Front Cafe
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge & Muscatatuck Park
This is only a partial listing. For more information and to purchase a guide book, contact:
by Hoosier Hands in Southeast Indiana

Jackson County Visitor Center
100 N. Broadway Street
P.O. Box 607
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: 812.524.1914

Fowler Pioneer Park - Terre Haute, Indiana


Fowler Pioneer Park - Terre Haute, Indiana



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Fowler Park Pioneer Village
 Scenic park featuring historical pioneer village with operating gristmill, lakes, trails, wilderness area and campground.
Fowler Park Pioneer Village

Indiana Photo of the Day - Donaldson Cave Entrance - Trail 4 - Spring Mill State Park

Donaldson Cave Entrance - Trail 4 - Spring Mill State Park
Donaldson Cave Entrance - Trail 4 - Spring Mill State Park

A Visit to Spring Mill State Park
A Visit to Spring Mill State Park
Visitors may explore both Donaldson and Bronson Caves inside the park. Visitors must register and complete an online training course offered by IKC. This course informs potential cave visitors of methods to decontaminate before entering the caves. A disease called White-Nose Syndrome threatens Indiana bats. This fungus borne disease is killing bats in large numbers. The program exists to allow people to visit the caves, but keep the bat population safe from the disease. The caves open during special times for registered groups.

Spring Mill State Park
333 State Road 60 E.
Mitchell, IN 47446
(812) 849-3534




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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Back Roads of Brown County Driving Tour

Back Roads of Brown County Driving Tour
The Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tours winds through the backcountry of Brown County on back roads. The tour includes visits to exclusive artists and artisans in the beautiful hills of Brown County. There are two featured tours, spring and fall. Those wishing to take the tour may do so at any time, as these businesses are open to the public most days. During the scheduled tours, the artisans have special displays for the events. Interested parties may download a detailed map with contact information of each participating business by contacting:
Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 840
10 North Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448
800.753.3255
Brown County Studio Tours, Inc
P.O. Box 903
Nashville IN, 47448
(812) 988-7303
(800) 753-3255

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CMG Worldwide Legends Museum


CMG Worldwide Legends Museum
Visit a restored train depot and learn Carmel's history. Visitors to the Carmel Clay Historical Society will find two buildings on the Monon Greenway a block south of Main Street. The Monon Depot Museum features both permanent and rotating exhibits of local artifacts, photos and documents. The archives provide a valuable resource for historians and genealogists.
For more information, contact:

Carmel Clay Historical Society
211 1st St. S.W.
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 846-7117
carmelclayhistory@yahoo.com

Indiana Photo of the Day - Constitution Elm - Corydon, IN


Indiana Photo of the Day - Constitution Elm - Corydon, IN

Indiana Photo of the Day - Constitution Elm - Corydon, IN

During the summer of 1816, forty-three delegates gathered to write the first
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Indiana Constitution. The weather was hot and sultry. The delegates gathered under a massive elm tree to draft the Constitution in its cool shade. The tree outlasted that Constitution, which the State replaced with a new one in 1851. The tree died of Dutch Elm Disease in 1925. Workers removed the limbs and coated the trunk with tar to preserve it. It now resides in a sandstone monument a short distance from the first State House. Small pieces of this elm are still for sale in the gift shop.






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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum - Hagerstown, Indiana



Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum

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Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
The Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum affords visitors an excellent place to learn about one of Indiana's most famous native sons, Wilbur Wright. The Wright family had extensive ties to the Hoosier state, having resided at various places in Indiana during Orville and Wilbur's formative years. The home is the site of Wilbur Wright's birth. It is where he spent his early childhood.
Wilbur Wright (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912)
His father Milton and mother Susan moved a lot while Wilbur was a child due to Milton's job. When Wilbur was two, the family moved from Indiana to Dayton, Ohio. Here, in 1871, Orville Wright was born. It was during their stay at Dayton that Milton brought home a toy helicopter in 1878 that enthralled the two boys. This toy helicopter spurred the boy’s interest in their quest to fly. In 1881, the family moved to Richmond, Indiana where Wilbur attended high school. During this time, the boys had tried to build flying helicopters from the model their father had given them. These did not fly well, so the brothers began building kites. Wilbur had accrued enough credits to graduate, but their sudden move back to Dayton prevented him receiving his diploma. He planned on going to college at Yale, but his mother became sick with tuberculosis and he stayed home to care for her. 
Flight Experiments
After stints in the printing and bicycle repair and manufacturing businesses, the brothers return to studying flight from after learning of Octave Chanute's glider experiments on the shore of Lake Michigan near Miller Beach, Indiana. The Wrights based their design on Chanute's biplane glider he tested there. 
Wilbur Wright Home
Wilbur Wright Home

The Wilbur Wright Home
The house on the site is not the original home in which Wilbur Wright was born. The house was constructed in 1845 and purchased by Milton in 1865. The home went through several owners and renters by the time the State of Indiana purchased the home on April 21, 1929 it was in a state of disrepair. The state razed the house in 1955, replacing it with a monument. Efforts at reconstruction began in 1971 when archeologists located the original foundation. Workers constructed the present house in 1973 using materials and design elements of the original house as much as possible. On November 3, 1995, the State of Indiana deeded the property to the Wilbur Wright Birthplace Preservation Society. The home is furnished with period furniture, many original to the Wright family.
Wilbur Wright Home - Interior
Wilbur Wright Home - Interior

The Museum
Wilbur Wright Museum
Wilbur Wright Museum
Adjacent to the home visitors will find a fabulous museum that includes photos, memorabilia and artifacts from the Wright brother’s quest for flight. 

Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop
Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop
The museum has a reproduction of the Wright brothers bicycle shop in Dayton and the shops nearby. 

Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Camp
Wright Brothers Kitty Hawk Camp
Visitors can also visit a reproduction of the camp the brothers set up at Kitty Hawk to conduct their experiments. 
Wright Flyer Full Scale Model
Wright Flyer Full Scale Model
The only full size reproduction of the Wright Flyer built to fly is also on display in the museum. The museum is self-guided; however, the visitor will find numerous signs, charts and other informational material to afford an educational and enjoyable tour. The staff does offer guided tours for school groups, buses and other groups. 

1525 N. 750 E.
HagerstownIN 47346
(765) 332-2495

wilbur@nltc.net

Indiana Auto Tour - Brown County Auto Tour - Covered Bridge Loop

Brown County Auto Tour - Covered Bridge Loop
Of the 600 covered bridges that once existed in Indiana there are still over ninety still standing. The Indiana Covered Bridge Loop includes several of these historic bridges. The Indiana Covered Bridge Loop is approximately 216 miles long. It is a perfect trip for a long weekend of sightseeing or a daylong adventure on two wheels or four. You can start your adventure on the Indiana Covered Bridge Loop at any point. The Loop includes nine historic bridges in six central Indiana Counties. Six of the bridges are still open for traffic and three are pedestrian or bicycle traffic only.
To find a brochure about this auto tour, click this link.

For more information about the tour, click this link:
Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 840
10 North Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448
800.753.3255

Indiana Photo of the Day - Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana



Indiana Photo of the Day - Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana
Indiana Photo of the Day - Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana

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Visitors will find this view of the White River at Mound State Park. The 290-acre Mounds State Park preserves ten earth work Adena and Hopewell mounds constructed around 160 BC. These mounds were used primarily as ceremonial and astronomical observational sites. The largest mound in the park, “Great Mound,” is about a quarter mile in diameter.
Park Amenities:
Visitor Center and Gift Shop/Interpretive Naturalist Services
Picnicking/Shelters
Hiking Trails
Fishing (White River)
Rental - Recreation Building
Camp Store
Swimming / Pool
Camping
Electric / 75 sites
Youth Tent Areas
Dumping Station
Mounds State Park
4306 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017
(765) 642-6627

Monday, June 27, 2016

Working Men’s Institute - New Harmony


Working Men’s Institute
Working Men’s Institute

A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana
Working Men’s Institute
Philanthropist William Maclure established the Institute in 1838. The Working Men’s Institute inhabited a wing in the Harmonist Church until 1894. In that year, it moved to this impressive building three-story structure on Tavern Street. The Institute at one time comprised 144 Institutes in Indiana and additional sixteen in Illinois at its height. The Working Men's Institute has dwindled to this location. This is the oldest continuously operating library in Indiana. Their founding mission was the dissemination of useful knowledge to working men and their families. That remains their mission today.
William Maclure
William Maclure (October 27, 1763 – March 23, 1840)
A native of Ayr, Scotland, MaClure first came to the United States in 1778. He started as a businessman and traveled in Europe. He traveled to France in 1803 to try to collect debts incurred in the United States during the French Revolution. While in Europe, he began to study geology and became fascinated by it. Upon his return to the United States, he made a geological survey of the country. His work earned him the nickname, "Father of American Geology."
The New Harmony Experiment
He became acquainted with Robert Owen when he visited Owens’s cotton mill in New Lanark, Scotland. He met with Owen again in 1825 and decided to join him in his New Harmony experiment. MacClure joined the "Boatload of Knowledge" that traveled to New Harmony, arriving on the boat Philanthropist in January 1826. From New Harmony, he traveled to Mexico where he died in 1840. The terms of his will set up a trust that established 160 workingman's institutes.
Maclure served as the State of Indiana's first State Geologist. He purchased the Rapp-Owen Granary to use as a museum and laboratory. He was also instrumental in organizing the Working Man's Institute
Working Men's Institute Museum - Old Fly
Working Men's Institute Museum - Old Fly

The Museum
This building serves as a library and museum. The museum fills three rooms on the second floor. There is an elevator up to the museum from the entry room, which is quite impressive. The museum, small as it is, contains a wealth of local artifacts and information. Visitors should budget a couple of hours for the museum. The exhibits include both the skeleton and story of a horse called Old Fly that had an interesting history. Serving his rider in the Civil War, Old Fly died a ripe old age here in New Harmony.
Working Men’s Institute - New Harmony
Working Men’s Institute - New Harmony
The Library
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Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, 
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The Library serves patrons in New Harmony, Harmonie Township and the members of Alexandrian Public Library in Mount Vernon, and the Poseyville Carnegie Public Library in Poseyville. Services include public computers, photocopies, fax machine. The library charges a fee for copy and fax services. Tax and voter registration forms are also available at the library. The library also includes the Branigin Archive and the Lilly Archive. The Branigin Archive includes documents and records from the two communal societies that operated in New Harmony, the Harmonists and the Owenites. The Lily Archive is an extensive collection of rare books. Books from William Maclure, David Dale Owen, Richard Owen, Robert Dale Owen, as well as other prominent figures are included in the Archive.
The Working Men's Institute hosts several events throughout the year. For more information, contact:

Working Men’s Institute Museum & Library
407 Tavern Street
New Harmony
Excerpted from the author's book:
A Visit to Harmonie State Park, Indiana
Working Men’s Institute - New Harmony
Working Men’s Institute - New Harmony


Indiana Photo of the Day - Fort Harrison State Park

Fort Harrison State Park
Fort Harrison State Park

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Fort Harrison State Park
Visitors may picnic, hike, bike or canoe down Fall Creek at Fort Harrison State Park. The 1700-acre park, site of a former US Army base, includes two national historic districts, a golf course, fishing and more. See Fort Benjamin Harrison historical marker to learn more.
Fort Harrison State Park
5753 Glenn Road
Indianapolis, IN 46216
(317) 591-0904

Indiana Auto Trail - Brown County State Park Auto Tour

Brown County State Park Auto Tour
Brown County State Park Auto Tour
Brown County State Park Auto Tour


A Visit to Brown County State Park
Brown County State Park offers an auto tour of the park with cassette tape. Inquire at the Nature Center, park office or Abe Martin lodge. The six-mile tour provides an excellent way to see the park.
Because of the park's resemblance to the Smoky Mountains, the area has earned the nickname "Little Smokies." Brown County State Park features several scenic  vista lookouts. Overnight guests may stay at the campground, the Inn or in a cabin. Visitors will find many wonderful picnic areas.
Activities in the park include:
Abe Martin Lodge
Nature Center / Interpretive Naturalist Services
Shelters
Bridle Trails / Saddle Barn
Picnic Tables
Fishing / Ice Fishing
Hiking Trails
Mountain Bike Trails
Tennis Courts
Open Fields
Playground Equipment
Swimming / Pool
Brown County State Park
P.O. Box 608
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-6406
https://secure.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2988.htm
For more information, see the author's book:
A Visit to Brown County State Park


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - Northwest Edition

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums North West Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums North West Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
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North West Edition


Take a fun road trip through the rich history of Indiana using Exploring Indiana’s Historic Sites, Markers & Museums North Central Edition as your guidebook. Celebrate the Indiana Bi-Centennial by traveling the roads and towns in north central Indiana. Visit the places and learn the stories of Indiana’s rich history.
From the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan and Dune State Park to the battlefields of Lafayette, north central Indiana brims with history. Visitors can visit the John Dillinger museum or enjoy the height of World War II surveillance technology at the Cairo Watch Tower. The Lincoln Funeral Train passed through Michigan City as the President left the state of his boyhood home for the last time. Civil War recruitment camps stand as a mute testimony to the soldiers gave their lives to end slavery and preserve the Union.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Indiana Auto Trail - Indiana Limestone Heritage Trail

Limestone Quarry - McCormick's Creek State Park
Limestone Quarry - McCormick's Creek State Park

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Indiana's limestone deposits formed during the Ordovician period, about 1.5 million years ago when the land that is now Indiana lay near the tropics, covered with a warm, shallow sea. This sea was rich with marine organisms, such as brachiopods, bryozoans, trilobites, and corals. These organisms died and settled on the bottom of this sea. Through Continental drift, this land migrated north and around 40 million years ago, this sea dried up. Geologic forces lifted the land mass out of the sea. The limestone deposits became covered with sediment over the ages. Glaciers scoured the countryside during the Ice Age, exposing some of this rock.
Oolitic Limestone

Oolitic Limestone is made up of particles called ooliths. These small, carbonate particles are composed of concentric rings of calcium carbonate. Sand or shell fragments rolled around on the floor of this warm, shallow sea collecting a layer of limestone. The rocks consistent structure allows it to be easily sculpted or carved. The stone is almost perfect building material.
The Quarries of Indiana
Indiana's quarries produce rock known by many names, Indiana Limestone, Indiana Oolitic Limestone, Bedford Oolitic Limestone, and Bedford Rock. The limestone belt that produces this high quality stone encompasses most of Monroe and Lawrence Counties. Limestone of lesser quality underlies much of the rest of central and east central Indiana. Hoosiers began quarrying limestone during the middle of the Eighteenth Century. Indiana has been at the forefront of limestone production. Limestone from Indiana has been the preferred building material for many buildings from New York to Washington DC and other places. The Empire State Building has Indiana limestone as a major component of its structure.
Excerpted From the Author's Book:
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South Central Edition

Limestone Month
The best time to tour the Limestone trail is Limestone Month, during the month of June. Tourists that take the trail during June can take part in a number of scheduled events at the various quarries that demonstrate the craft of limestone carving and other skills. Some of these events include:
History of Limestone Markers - Green Hill Cemetery
Indiana Limestone Symposium: 20th Anniversary Sculpture Exhibit
Limestone Carving
Elliott Stone Mill Tours
State House Quarry tour
Building a Nation: Indiana Limestone Photograph Exhibit
This is only a partial listing of the many events and sympsiums that occur during Limestone Month.

Trail Destinations include:
1. McCormick’s Creek State Park
 250 McCormick’s Creek Rd., Spencer  (912) 829-2235   mccormickscreekstatepark.com
2. Bloomington & Monroe County Visitors Center
 2855 N. Walnut Street, Bloomington  (800) 800-0037  visitbloomington.com/limestone
3. Stinesville
4. Oliver Winery
 8024 N. Highway 37, Bloomington  (812) 876-5800  •  www.oliverwinery.com
5. Limestone Symposium
6293 N. Mathews Dr., Bloomington  limestonesymposium.com
6. Junction of State Roads 37 & 46
7. Bloomington Brewing Company (BBC)
1795 E. 10th Street, Bloomington   (812) 323-2112  •  bbc.bloomington.com
8. Indiana University Campus
 igs.indiana.edu  •  visitbloomington.com/limestone
9.  Herman B Wells Library
1320 E. 10th St., Bloomington
10. Indiana Geological  Survey
611 N. Walnut Grove Ave., Bloomington   (812) 855-7636  •  igs.indiana.edu
11. Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel & Conference Center
 900 E. 7th Street on the IU campus   (800) 209-8145  •  imu.indiana.edu/hotel
12. The Old Crescent
Near Indiana & Kirkwood Avenues, Bloomington
13. Monroe County History Center
202 E. 6th Street, Bloomington   (812) 332-2517  •  monroehistory.org
14. Uptown Café
102 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington  (812) 339-0900  •  the-uptown.com
15. Monroe County Courthouse
301 N. College Ave., Bloomington   (812) 349-2550   bloomington.in.gov/historic-monroe-county-courthouse
16. Bloomington B-Line Trail & Rail Trails
 (812) 349-3700  •  bloomington.in.gov/b-line
17. WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology
 308 W. 4th Street, Bloomington  (812) 337-1337  •  wonderlab.org
 18. Rose Hill Cemetery
 1100 W. 4th Street, Bloomington  (812) 349-3700
19. Homewood Suites by Hilton
1399 Liberty Drive, Bloomington      (812) 323-0500  •  bloomington.homewoodsuites.com
20. Woolery Mill
2200 W. Tapp Rd., Bloomington
For more information and a listing of events, which can change each year, contact:
Those interested will find a valuable informational brochure at this link, and at the Lawrence County and Bloomington Visitor Centers.
Brochure
Lawrence County Tourism.
533 West Main St
Mitchell IN

800-798-0769
Visit Bloomington
2855 N. Walnut Street
Bloomington,  IN  47404

800.800.0037  
cvb@visitbloomington.com

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Bridgeton Mill, Bridgeton, Indiana

Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Indiana
 Bridgeton Mill and Covered Bridge, Bridgeton, Indiana
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Bridgeton is on Bridgeton Road about nine miles south of its intersection with High Street in Rockville, Indiana.
Joseph Lockwood and Isaac J. Sillman built a sawmill just south of the 10:00 Line in 1823 on Raccoon Creek. They would later add a burrstone to grind grain. Daniel Kalley and a James Searing purchased the mill in 1837 and added a distillery. The mill and distillery burned down in 1845.By 1868 another mill, the current one, was built.
Bridgeton 1878 House
1822 Case Log Cabin
Conley Ford 1907 Covered Bridge
1892 Iron Bridge
For more information on the history, shops and dining in Bridgton, contact:







Bridgton Covered Bridge
Bridgton Covered Bridge

Bridgeton Covered Bridge Association
8227 S. Bridgeton Road
P.O. Box 77
Bridgeton, IN 47836
Phone: (765) 548-4095

Bridgeton Grist Mill
Bridgeton Grist Mill
Bridgeton Grist Mill
Perched on the banks of Raccoon Creek, Bridgeton Grist Mill is the oldest continually operating gristmill in Indiana. The mill has been open at some point in every year for over 180 years. It is not the oldest gristmill in Indiana, but no other mill has been in continuous operation for that long. The mill began as a log sawmill that eventually included a gristmill as well. That mill burned down in 1869. The mill reopened in a new building, after conversions to a roller mill in the 1880's and to an electric mill in 1951.
Bridgeton Grist Mill and Covered Bridge
Bridgeton Grist Mill and Covered Bridge
In 1969 new owners converted it back to a gristmill with the installation of 200-year-old, forty-eight inch French Buhr Stones. This family owned mill is continually being updated and improved. The picturesque mill stands beside the pretty Bridgton Covered Bridge which spans Raccoon Creek over the dam that provides the gristmills power.
The Bridgton Covered Bridge Festival occurs annually in mid-October and runs for ten days. There are other festivals throughout the summer.
For more information, contact:
Bridgeton Grist Mill
8104 Bridgeton Rd
Bridgeton, IN 47836
(812) 877-9550
bridgetonmill@gmail.com

© Paul Wonning 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Video - A Visit to Vincennes, Indiana



A Visit to Vincennes, Indiana



Vincennes, Indiana is steeped in Indiana history. The French established a trading post where the Buffalo Trace crossed the Wabash River in 1732.
During the Revolutionary War, Vincennes also played a historic role in the establishment of the first major addition to the United States when George Rogers Clark captured the city from the British.
Knox County was the third county organized when Congress established the Northwest Territory in 1790.
Vincennes continued it role in shaping Indiana history when President John Adams nominated Harrison to serve as governor of the new Indiana Territory in 1800. Vincennes would be the site of the Indiana Territorial government until 1814 when, in anticipation of statehood, the Territorial assembly moved the capital to more centrally located Corydon.



A Visit to Vincennes, Indiana provides the visitor to Vincennes a convenient travel guide to the history and attractions of Vincennes, Indiana. The city continues to serve as the county seat of Knox County, Indiana with many things to see and do.

Indiana Photo of the Day - Chain of Lakes State Park - Albion, Indiana

Indiana Photo of the Day - Chain of Lakes State Park - Albion, Indiana
Indiana Photo of the Day - Chain of Lakes State Park - Albion, Indiana



Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - North East Edition
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The ten lakes, nine connected by a channel, are the best reasons to visit Chain of Lakes State Park. Then, add a fabulous campground, comfortable family cabins and intriguing trails to the mix. These amenities total up to a wonderful vacation or get-away weekend in Indiana's lake country.
Chain O’Lakes State Park
2355 E. 75 S.
Albion, IN  46701
260-636-2654  (Park Office)
866-622-6746  (Reservations)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Indiana Photo of the Day - Lanier Mansion - Madison, Indiana

Indiana Photo of the Day - Lanier Mansion - Madison, Indiana
Indiana Photo of the Day - Lanier Mansion - Madison, Indiana

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 The Lanier Mansion has been designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Architect Francis Costigan for financier and railroad magnate James F.D. Lanier designed this 1844 Greek Revival mansion. It is also a State Historic Site, administered by the Indiana State Museum.
The Lanier Mansion is located just off the Ohio River Byway in the city of Madison, Indiana. On a slight rise above the Ohio River, the mansion was the home of James Franklin Doughty Lanier in the 1800's. Fully restored with period furniture the house and garden is now a state owned museum just a few minutes walk from historic downtown Madison.
VisitMadison
Madison, Indiana
1 (800) 559 2956
1 (812) 265 2956
info@visitmadison.org

Monday, June 20, 2016

Indiana Photo of the Day - Mill Race Park - Columbus Indiana

Indiana Photo of the Day - Mill Race Park - Columbus Indiana
Indiana Photo of the Day - Mill Race Park - Columbus Indiana

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739 22nd St Mill Race Park Dr
Columbus, Indiana 47201
(812) 376-2680
Mill Race Park features wooded areas, People Trails and is near the Flat Rock River. Ball diamonds and picnic and play areas.
Noblitt Park
17th Street
Columbus, IN
Phone: 812-376-2680
(800) 468-6564
(812) 378-2622