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Black Pine Animal Samctuary - Albion
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary exists to give rescued and retired exotic animals a safe haven, and to educate people and enhance their knowledge of exotic and endangered species, and responsible pet ownership.
Chain O' Lakes State Park - Albion
This is lake country and a small boater's paradise. Eight connecting lakes will be the center of your adventures at Chain O'Lakes State Park in Noble County. Paddle through the chain, hike the trails, or attend a nature program in the park's 'old schoolhouse' nature center. At nearby Rome City, you can visit the Gene Stratton-Porter Home, State Historic Site.
Mounds State Park - Anderson
Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique "earthworks" built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the "Great Mound", is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys seem to indicate it was used as a gathering place for religious ceremonies. Be sure to include time to visit the new Nature Center. The new building includes a bird viewing room, small animal displays and much more.
Anderson Center for the Arts - Anderson
The Anderson: Provides outreach programming to seniors in assisted living facilities and nursing homes through a program called “Senior Explorations in Art” and to at-risk students through after-school art lessons. Offers a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults. Collaborates with other arts organizations throughout Indiana on exhibitions and arts programs and with other community organizations in Madison County to provide events such as Winterfest, Pow Wow, and more. Brings in artwork and artists from areas such as New York, Los Angeles, and even internationally for the enjoyment and educational stimulation of our community. Holds and displays a permanent collection of visual artworks. Develops and presents events for the community such as Pay Less Oktoberfest and Holiday Open House. Is a premier location to hold events such as corporate off-site meetings, wedding receptions, and other special occasions. Has a special area for children and families to visit and participate in experiencing and creating art and providing a unique location for children’s birthday parties.
McClain's Historical Military Armor Museum - Anderson
The museum exhibits a hands-on experience of the great war machines. The museum depicts the evolution of United States armor from the Indian Wars to the present day. More than 35 historic military vehicles are on display. The major exhibits include half-tracks, trucks, and tanks from World War I to the present. The museum is renowned for its light-weight tank collection, which is regarded as one of the largest in the country.
Pokagon State Park - Angola
What a thrill! That's what you'll say once you've experienced the quarter mile toboggan track at speeds of 35-40 miles per hour! The toboggan operates weekends from the Friday after Thanksgiving through February, with extended holiday hours. The toboggan is open on Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas Day.
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States - Auburn
Welcome to the National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States located in Auburn, Indiana. NATMUS is a non-profit museum with emphasis on post World War II cars and trucks but with vehicles on display from 1908 “high wheelers” to current production pick ups. Also you will find inside the doors of NATMUS a Model Car / Truck & Toy Museum (NATMATMUS).
National Military History Center - Auburn
Home to the WWII Victory Museum. We have much to learn from the courage and devotion of the American GI...so many stories to tell and ideals to preserve. Never, in the history of the world, has a fighting force consistently shown so much compassion, vision, and courage. Never have men and women so willingly given of themselves that others might enjoy the fruits of liberty. We owe it to them to preserve that vital legacy and share it with future generations. We owe it to them to never forget.
Hillforest - Aurora
Hillforest, overlooking the Ohio River, was the home of industrialist and financier Thomas Gaff and his family between 1855 and 1891. Shipping and riverboats were significant elements of the Gaff business enterprises and are reflected in the architecture of the home. Note the third floor belvedere resembling a pilot house. The style is Italian Renaissance, completely symmetrical and characterized by broad overhangs, ornately carved brackets, arched windows and graceful balconies and porches.
Prophetstown State Park - Battle Ground
Located where the Tippecanoe River meets the Wabash near Battle Ground, Indiana, the park's landscape has been shaped by ice from the glaciers, moving water, fire that helped maintain the vast tallgrass prairie and human hands. Native Americans hunted and lived along the two rivers for thousands of years. French trappers and traders found the land teeming with wildlife, and European farmers discovered that the rich, deep prairie soils grew healthy corn and wheat.
Indiana University Art Museum - Bloomington
No matter what your perspective, you can experience art from all angles at the Indiana University Art Museum. From world-renowned architect I.M. Pei's soaring triangular atrium, to galleries filled with extraordinary works of art from all corners of the globe, the IU Art Museum will engage, stimulate, and satisfy your curiosity about the worlds of art.
Mathers Museum of World Cultures - Bloomington
Want to take a trip around the world? Then check out the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, at Indiana University. The Museum has exhibits, events, and educational programs that give you a chance to learn more about objects from Australia to Zimbabwe...
Monroe County History Center - Bloomington
The History Center is a building in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, one block east of the Square at the corner of 6th and Washington Streets. It is home of the Monroe County Historical Society, the museum, genealogy library, and store
WonderLab Museum - Bloomington
The WonderLab mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages, especially children, to experience the wonder and excitement of science through hands-on exhibits and programs that stimulate curiosity, encourage exploration, and foster lifelong learning.
Wylie House Museum - Bloomington
Built in 1835, Wylie House was the home of Indiana University's first president, Andrew Wylie, and his family. Today it is a historic house museum recreating the Wylie home prior to 1860. The house is distinctive and unusual for south-central Indiana, a blend of Federal and Georgian styles of architecture. The mission of the museum is to preserve and study the house, artifacts and documents and through them to interpret for the public our local history and domestic heritage as it is embodied by the early Wylie home.
Ouabache State Park - Bluffton
Ouabache is difficult to spell, but easy to pronounce. Simply say 'Wabash'...just like the river that forms the southwest boundary for the park. This is the French spelling of an Indian word, so don't be surprised to hear some folks call it o-ba-chee. Kunkel Lake offers excellent fishing. During the summer months, a naturalist will provide information about the natural wonders of the park. A lodge recreation building is ideal for special gatherings and is now available all year.
Warrick County Museum - Boonville
A repository of treasured momentos and priceless artifacts from our history, assembled and exhibited for the pleasure and education of present and future generations.
Huddleston Farmhouse - Cambridge City
Tours of the Huddleston Farmhouse highlight the history of farm life and commerce during the nation's great westward expansion along the historic National Road.
Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery - Cambridge City
Overbeck Pottery, produced between 1911 and 1955, is recognized as an important part of our national art history. The museum preserves the creative art of the six Overbeck sisters who lived and worked in Cambridge City, Indiana.
The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections, Inc. - Carmel
Come and see what is on display today! Explore our gift shop, which offers fine and unusual miniatures, books and periodicals about miniatures and dollhouses. Visiting children can play the Museum Treasure-Hunt Game.
Cedar Lake Historical Association: Lake of the Red Cedars Museum - Cedar Lake
The Lake of the Red Cedars Museum is staffed solely by volunteers. The museum consists of 14 rooms featuring settings from the past and 11 special exhibits highlighting the history of Cedar Lake. With enough volunteer help,
Charlestown State Park - Charlestown
Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana with easy access from I-65, 8 miles to the east on state road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with this diversity. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional Bald Eagle.
Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton
We are now taking reservations for the 140 campsites (all with 50 amp electrical service) in its completely reconstructed campground. Two new modern restroom/showerhouses are heated to lengthen the comfortable camping season. A new shelter for programs has been added to the area.
Falls of the Ohio State Park - Clarksville
The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds. Inside you will find a 14 minute movie, an exhibit gallery with river and marine aquariums.
The Whitley County Historical Museum - Columbia City
The Whitley County Historical Museum is located at 108 West Jefferson Street, Columbia City, Indiana 46725 in the former home of Vice President Thomas R. Marshall: "What this country needs is a good five cent cigar." A Curator and other staff members are available to assist you. The Curator's Report appears in each issue of The Bulletin. A new annex located behind the Marshall Home has recently been dedicated. The annex houses a storage area and The Bulletin office upstairs along with exhibition space on the first floor which includes a Native American woodland wigwam.
Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum - Columbus
The Atterbury-Bakalar Air Museum Complex preserves history, educates and honors those in uniform who serve and have served.
Bartholomew County Historical Society - Columbus
The mission of the Bartholomew County Historical Society (BCHS) is to collect and preserve Bartholomew County artifacts, photographs, and documents. Through interpretive programs and displays, BCHS teaches the heritage of this region to enrich both present and future generations. Our goal is that we may know who we are today based on where we came from yesterday.
O'Bannon Woods State Park - Corydon
The O'Bannon Woods State Park (formally Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area) lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River. It is nestled inside Harrison Crawford State Forest. The forest contains about 26,000 acres. O'Bannon Woods State Park also manages Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area.
Corydon Capitol State Historic Sites - Corydon
After Vincennes, the first territorial capitol, was isolated, the capitol was moved to Corydon because of it's central location. Visitors will learn about the beginnings of Indiana history when visiting this limestone capitol building.
Old Jail Museum - Crawfordsville
Hailed when it opened in 1882 as an Industrial Age solution to the problem of housing prisoners safely and efficiently, the Rotary Jail of Montgomery County was one of only seven known prisons of its kind ever built in the United States. By rotating a mechanism on which a two-tiered turntable pivoted, a jailer could bring one of 16 pie-shaped cells to the opening, allowing a prisoner in or out. Today, the Old Jail Museum pays homage to a time when ornamentation and invention were seen as the solution to social ills. Come explore this curiosity of our past.
Lake County Historical Museum - Crown Point
Showcases a variety of memorabilia representing the origination of Lake County and its developing years. Featured are artifacts that stand as a reminder of earlier ways of life in Lake County: farm implements, clothing, musical devices. Also features unique Lake County artifacts, including the enormous clerk's desk where several famous people such as Rudolph Valentino received license to marry in Crown Point, Indiana. Also available for viewing are the family Bibles of Mariah Evans Robinson (wife of Crown Point founder Solon Robinson) and of Reverend Timothy Ball. Another feature is a full-size replica of the canoe that the French explorer LaSalle used for explorations; this replica canoe was used in an actual voyage in 1976 which re-enacted LaSalle's exploration. A Washington Printing Press, the last edition of the Guttenburg Press, is also displayed.
Carroll County Historical Museum - Delphi
The Mission of the Carroll County Historical Society is to acquire and preserve the History and Genealogy of Carroll County, Indiana, and promote the understanding to the Region, State and Nation, convey and teach the significance of Carroll County, Indiana's history to children and adults with exhibits, programs, research and genealogy.
Camp Atterbury Veterans Memorial - Edinburgh
With static displays of equipment past and present, you are sure to enjoy learning about the different equipment that has been used thru the ages. The display is on Hospital Road (Camp Atterbury Entrance) and is open to the general public 24 hours a day. Many veteran activities are held at this site. During World War II, more than 100 units, nearly 275,000 men received their training at Camp Atterbury, and thousands more, who received their initial training elsewhere, were sent here for advanced training. - Included a large internment camp for German and Italian POWs. The internment camp covered 60 acres square and was guarded by six hundred men.
Midwest Museum of American Art - Elkhart
The Midwest Museum of American Art is a showcase of the 19th and 20th century American Art, with original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell. Along with the original Norman Rockwell the Midwest Museum houses a large collection of hand signed lithographs by this famous American artist. In all, the permanent collection numbers over 2,500 works with at least 600 on display at any time during the Midwest Museum's 52 week year.
New York Central Railroad Museum - Elkhart
Elkhart's National New York Central RR Museum recaptures the days when locomotives were symbols of progress, and ambassadors of goodwill across the country. The Museum was founded in 1987 and is an ever growing preserver of both local and national railroad heritage. Elkhart is a natural home for the museum; its railyard is among America's largest. Then, just as it is today, Elkhart was and is a vital link between East and West during our country's growth. Visitors enter the Museum through a 1915 passenger coach. This area introduces a timeline to the local railroad history beginning in 1833 with the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern RR, and tracing it through 1914, when the New York Central gained control of the LSMS. At the end of the coach, the path leads through the Central System Gift Shop and into the Museum's main gallery in an 100 year old freight house complex.
Woodlawn Nature Center - Elkhart
Woodlawn Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Indiana’s native flora and fauna through hands-on education.
Evansville Museum - Evansville
Home to one of Southern Indiana's most established and significant cultural centers, the Evansville Museum encourages you to view our lively world through our many permanent and changing galleries.
Reitz Home Museum - Evansville
Indiana's only Victorian House Museum is situated in the heart of the city's downtown Historic Preservation District. It is noted as one of the country's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture. Authentic period furniture, much of it original, is arranged as if the family is about to return. Silk damask-covered walls soar to hand painted ceilings and delicately molded plaster friezes. French gilt chandeliers shine down on one of the homes's most beautiful features, the intricately patterned hand-laid wood parquet floors. The visual feast continues throughout the house with tiled and marbled fireplaces, walnut wainscoting in Moorish design and glowing stained glass windows.
Fairmount Historical Museum - Fairmount
Displays artifacts related to the town, its families, and schools, the museum also holds many pieces related to and once owned by James Dean and his family. These include awards, clothing, motorcycles, and much more. In addition, the museum houses a tribute to another Fairmount native, Jim Davis and his creation, "Garfield."
James Dean Memorial Gallery - Fairmount
Established in 1988 in the actor’s hometown and final resting place, this extensive exhibit is the private collection of James Dean archivist David Loehr, who began collecting in 1974. The collection is housed in a beautifully restored 1890 Victorian home. The exhibit consists of literally thousands of items of James Dean memorabilia and gives visitors the opportunity to see the worldwide impact that this Indiana native and American film star has made.
Conner Prairie Living History Museum - Fishers
Conner Prairie is a place to hear, see and participate in the stories of our American past. It's a large, open-air living history museum made up of five distinct historic areas, a modern museum center and over 1,400 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.
The History Center - Fort Wayne
The History Center is home to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, its museum and collections. When formed in 1921, the society's assets were few, consisting of some historical relics that had been preserved by the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Today it maintains a collection of more than 23,000 artifacts, photographs and documents representing the history of Fort Wayne and Allen County.
Fort Wayne Zoological - Fort Wayne
The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo exists to: Help people gain a greater appreciation of wildlife, encourage family fun in a natural setting, help save the world’s wild animals and wild places.
Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum, Inc. - Fort Wayne
The Fort Wayne Firefighters’ Museum, Inc. was organized on April 20, 1974, two years after the City closed Fire Station #3 in downtown Fort Wayne. Along with the many artifacts on display, the Museum also teaches fire safety to young and old alike.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art - Fort Wayne
The mission of The Fort Wayne Museum of Art is to collect, preserve, present and interpret American and related art as well as engage audiences as it builds for the future.
Science Central - Fort Wayne
Science Central provides stimulating family-oriented environments and community programs to inspire exploration of science, technology, engineering and math through dynamic “hands-on” participation.
Levi Coffin House - Fountain City
A part of the legendary Underground Railroad for fleeing slaves of pre-Civil War days, this registered National Historic Landmark is a Federal style brick home built in 1839. Levi and Catharine Coffin were legendary in helping many former slaves escape to freedom in the North. During the 20 years they lived in Newport, the Coffins helped more than 2,000 slaves reach safety.
Clinton County Historical Society Inc. & Historical Museum - Frankfort
Mission: Dedicated to Preserving the Heritage of Clinton County through: education, written & photographed documentation, and preservation of artifacts and oral histories.
Indiana Railway Museum - French Lick
Come take a ride with and journey back into the days when the railroad was considered the most luxurious way to travel. You will ride aboard historic pieces of railroad equipment and pass through parts of Hoosier National Forest, the 2200 foot Burton tunnel and past impressive limestone rock cuts.
Elkhart County Historical Museum & Rush Memorial Center - Goshen
The historical society is proud of the fact that the museum is considered to be one of the top ten local history museums in the state of Indiana. The Elkhart County Historical Society owns the collection which can be seen in the thirteen display areas of the museum. The displays are arrange by both theme and period. The Elkhart County Historical Museum is housed in the historic Rush Memorial Center in Bristol, Indiana. Placed on the National Register in 1991, the building originally served as the county's first consolidated school. The historical society is the official repository for government records which are stored in the museum's archives. The museum also contains a working genealogy library. Over 20,000 artifacts are on display arranged by time period and theme. Treasures of the Past is a collection of artifacts from the middle 1800's to early 1900's.
Hancock County Museums - Greenfield
1. The Kibbe Hancock Heritage Museum 2. Carthage Jail Visitor's Center 3. The LaHarpe Historical Society Museum 4. The Warsaw Museum - Warsaw, IL. 5. French Icarian Museum - Nauvoo,IL 6. Rheinberger Museum, Nauvoo State Park
National Greentown Glass Association - Greentown
The National Greentown Glass Association, Inc. is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of Greentown Glass preservation and collecting. The NGGA is active in disseminating specific knowledge concerning Greentown Glass and promoting education and research on the history and products of the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company, which operated in Greentown, Indiana from 1894 to June 13, 1903.
Blackford County Civil War Days - Hartford City
20th annual anniversary of Blackford County Civil War Days and 15th annual Educational Day. Bounties for first 200 (100 US/CSA) infantry, first twelve full-scale artillery, and first twelve cavalry. Ongoing skirmish up to battle both days, tactical Sunday morning, military ball, payroll, artillery night firing, demonstrations, parlor games, ladies tea and fashion show. $50 drawing each day for one CS & US soldier. Hay, straw, wood, plus Saturday evening meal provided. Registration free for all persons except sutlers. October - check website for details!
Hayden Historical Museum - Hayden
Highlights include a Pre-1900 Bedroom, 1939 Kitchen, 1965 Living Room, mid 1950’s School Classroom, Gallery of Agriculture Leaders, Former Indiana Governor Ed Whitcomb Display, Military Exhibit and others.
Dan Quayle Center and Museum - Huntington
From indispensable patriots to infamous traitors, the United States Vice Presidential Museum is the place to discover the unique stories of each man who has ever held our nation's second most powerful office.
Historic Forks of the Wabash - Huntington
Historic Forks of the Wabash preserves the story of the interaction between the Miami Indian nation, the European settlers, and the American government.
Sheets Wildlife Museum - Huntington
Enjoy a unique collection of nearly 200 species of wild animals and fish from around the world. Experience nature's wildlife from exotic locations across the globe. See, hear and learn about how these beautiful creatures live. See how one man's treasures are now for everyone's pleasure. It is our hope your visit will stimulate you to learn more about our friends in the wild kingdom and our role in wildlife conservation. The funding provided by sportsmen has allowed departments of natural resources to re-establish habitat and reintroduce species diminished in numbers years ago. Examples of these successes are the whitetail deer, black bears, Canada geese and wild turkeys, among others.
Arts Council of Indianapolis - Iindianapolis
The Arts Council serves as central Indiana's chief arts resource, not only for artists and arts organizations, but also for government, business, educational institutions, neighborhood and community organizations, visitors and residents.
Fort Harrison State Park - Indianapolis
Springtime is a great season at the park. Park patrons may also enjoy the park all year around including the winter season at Fort Harrison State Park the sledding hill is one of the biggest in this area,enjoy cross-county skiing on one of park's scenic, nature trails, To break the "ice" of sitting around home in the winter, ice fishing on the park's lake is also a great winter activity.
American Military Heritage Foundation - Indianapolis
Dedicated to preserving, in flying condition, a vintage PV-2 Harpoon in memory of all who fought in the air on behalf of the United States of America.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, a nonprofit institution committed to enriching the lives of children, is the largest children’s museum in the world. The more than 400,000-square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts. The Children’s Museum is a place to learn and do. Whenever possible, exhibits are “hands-on” or participatory in nature. The Children’s Museum strives to be one of the vital links in the lives of children as it supports their intellectual curiosity and love of learning. The museum, situated on 19 acres of land in Indianapolis, presents thousands of programs and activities each year.
Indiana War Memorial Plaza - Indianapolis
The Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District contains two museums, three parks and 24 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures and fountains in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, making the state's capital second only to Washington D.C. in acreage and number of monuments dedicated to veterans. It is also home to the national and state headquarters of the American Legion. The War Memorial Commission operates these facilities in pursuit of its primary mission: to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of the United State Armed Forces and especially honor Hoosier veterans and Indiana's role in the nation's conflict.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art - Indianapolis
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis is as much about people as it is about art. Through exhibitions, hands-on workshops with artists and interaction with members of this country?s earliest cultures, the Eiteljorg Museum immerses visitors in the indigenous cultures of the American West and Native America ? the only museum in the Midwest to offer this combination.
Freetown Village - Indianapolis
Freetown Village, Inc. is a living history museum without walls. The trials, triumphs, and daily life of African Americans are presented through theater, storytelling, folk crafts, heritage workshops, music, day camp, and special events. The town of Freetown Village is a symbolic community representing many of the predominantly African American settlements scattered throughout Indiana during the post-Civil War years. The residents of Freetown Village are composite characters of the approximately 3,000 men, women and children identified on the 1870 Indianapolis census. Freetown Village's mission is to educate the public about African American lives and culture in Indiana through living history performances, the collection and preservation of artifacts, exhibits and allied programs.
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana - Indianapolis
Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana saves and restores historic places. We defend Indiana’s architectural heritage, and we promote preservation through education, advice, advocacy, heritage tours, and events at our own historic sites.
Indiana Medical History Museum - Indianapolis
The Indiana Medical History Museum interprets and preserves the Old Pathology Building. Through its exhibits, publications, and programs, the museum educates the community concerning health care, health careers, and life sciences in Indiana during the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth centuries.
Indiana State Museum - Indianapolis
This world-class institution is a hands-on overview of the best Indiana has to offer. Constructed completely from Indiana materials including limestone, sandstone, steel, brick and glass, the building itself is a work of art. Discover icons representing each of Indiana’s 92 counties on the exterior, then step inside to explore Indiana’s past, present, and future through scientific, cultural, historical and art exhibits.
Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Museum - Indianapolis
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, located five miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, is recognized as one of the most highly visible museums in the world devoted to automobiles and auto racing. In 1987, the museum and Speedway grounds were honored with the designation of National Historic Landmark.
Indianapolis Art Center - Indianapolis
Started in 1934 after the Great Depression to provide employment for artists, the Indianapolis Art Center stays true to its mission by hiring professional artists as faculty (classes and outreach), exhibiting the work of working artists (exhibitions) and selling artist-made gifts and art (gift shop and Broad Ripple Art Fair). The Art Center is the place to make art, see art and buy art.
Indianapolis Museum of Art - Indianapolis
Serves the creative interests of its communities by fostering exploration of art, design, and the natural environment. The IMA promotes these interests through the collection, presentation, interpretation and conservation of its artistic, historic, and environmental assets. The IMA has a collection of over 50,000 works of art. At the Museum, you will find art from a variety of cultures and periods in art history. The Museum also features national and international traveling exhibitions throughout the year.
Indianapolis Zoo - Indianapolis
Take a trips to the Indianapolis Zoo to see and learn more about animals from around the world.
IPS Crispus Attucks Museum - Indianapolis
The Crispus Attucks Museum professionally house treasures from the first all-black high school in the state of Indiana, with its history-making African American community that produced such legends as basketball great “The Big O,” Oscar Robertson; jazz sensation, Freddie Hubbard; and opera sensation, Angela Brown. The museum's archival collection consist of yearbooks dating back to the turn of the 20th century, plus a vast collection of city and state memorabilia, with an especially rich African/ African-American memorabilia and art collection.
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home - Indianapolis
Set foot into the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and step back to the beginning of the 20th century—just as the great Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley experienced it for 23 years of his fascinating life. As you spend time in the country’s only late-Victorian preservation, it’s easy to picture Mr. Riley pouring over verses of one of his 1,000 published poems, or immersed in a favorite Charles Dickens’ story by gaslight. Authentic furnishings and décor include the poet’s writing desk, a portrait of his beloved dog and his top hat and cane.
Morris-Butler House - Indianapolis
Immerse yourself in the rich elegance of the Victorian era at the 1865 Morris-Butler House in Indianapolis. Tours, events, and exhibits at the museum highlight architecture, decorative arts, and family life in the nineteenth century. From the dramatic formal parlor to the private living quarters, you’ll see how an upper-middle-class family and their servants lived in the Victorian era. Rare furnishings fill rooms adorned with stenciled ceilings and elaborate wall-paper and plasterwork. In addition to its magnificent architecture, the museum contains a collection of nineteenth-century sculptures, paintings and lithographs from all over the world. History comes alive with education programs at the Morris-Butler House. A visit to the 1865 house brings students face to face with the nineteenth century. Through Victorian cooking programs, neighborhood walking tours, hands-on demonstrations, participatory activities, and critical discussions, students practice essential skills for learning.
National Art Museum of Sport - Indianapolis
Building a Vision of Understanding Through Art and Sport. In founding the Museum in 1959, Master Artist and Sportsman Germain G. Glidden of Silvermine, Norwalk, Conn., was inspired by bringing people together for better understanding through two universal languages: sport and art. Today the private, not-for-profit Museum fulfills that mission by acquiring, preserving, and presenting sport art through exhibits, educational materials and outreach programs.
President Benjamin Harrison Home - Indianapolis
Dedicated to maintaining and preserving the President Benjamin Harrison Home as a museum and memorial to the only President of the United States elected from the State of Indiana. Open to the public as an educational and historical service, the Home seeks to promote patriotism and citizenship through appropriate educational activities and by artfully exhibiting the Victorian time period as Harrison and his family might have experienced it.
USS Indianapolis Museum - Indianapolis
The mission of the USS Indianapolis Museum shall be to educate future generations about the story of the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), from her commissioning to her tragic ending: the role she played in the Pacific Theater in World War II and the "cost of freedom" paid by those who served on her. The Museum seeks to present the past by collecting, preserving and exhibiting those artifacts that provide a direct link to the USS Indianapolis and the world in which she served from 1932 to 1945.
Shakamak State Park - Jasonville
Ready to relax? Let's head for Shakamak. Three man-made lakes offer 400 acres of water for fishing and boating while a new family aquatic center provides swimming fun. About two-thirds of the campsites are in a wooded area, offering cool shade in the summer and beautiful fall colors in autumn. Nearby is a play field area for family fun. A popular feature of the park is the group camp.
Howard Steamboat Museum - Jeffersonville
Step back in time to the Great Steamboat Era with a tour of the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home, built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville, features original furnishings, brass chandeliers, stained glass windows, and intricate carvings throughout and even a grand staircase! Master craftsmen from the shipyard created much of the decor in the mansion. Howard built steamboats included the luxurious J.M. White, the speedy City of Louisville and the popular Indiana. Models, photographs, paintings, half-hull models and other artifacts from the Great Steamboat Era abound at this unique Jeffersonville Museum.
Starke County Historical Society Museum - Knox
Starke County Historical Society Museum is quartered in the home of banker, publisher, and businessman, twice-elected Governor of Indiana, Henry F. Schricker. The museum holds three floors of historical memorabilia, including agricultural, military items, clothing, decorative items, toys, a schoolroom and the "Schricker Room" containing the family's personal collection.
The Elwood Haynes Museum - Kokomo
The Elwood Haynes Museum is located at 1915 South Webster Street and is the former home of Elwood Haynes. Haynes is credited with developing the first commercially built automobile. Many of Haynes' inventions and possessions are housed in the museum.
The Howard County Historical Society - Kokomo
The Howard County Historical Society believes in the daily relevance of history. As the custodian of Howard County's unique heritage, the society preserves our community's collective experiences. In sharing that history, we foster a sense of community - connecting us to our neighbors, the past to the future, and our home to the world.
La Porte County Historical Society & Museum - La Porte
All of the over 100,000 items on display in our Museum are gifts to the Society by interested and generous citizens who share the interest in preserving the past for future generations. Included in the displays are the relics and rare firearms willed to the City of La Porte by W. A. Jones. This collection is considered to be the third largest antique firearms collection in the world.
Civil War Encampment and Living History - La Porte
The La Porte County (IN) Historical Society Museum is hosting an Encampment and Living History event. The event will be open to the general public, at no charge, with impromptu demonstrations of camp life, care and use of weapons, and more going on throughout the day. An artillery drill will take place at 11:00 a.m. and a skirmish at 2:00 p.m. Plans for the event include a Civil War Ball on Saturday night with food and drink inspired by recipes from the 1860’s. Check website for event held in June.
Art Museum of Greater Lafayette - Lafayette
The mission of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is to celebrate the power of art to inspire, challenge, and instruct our community through collections, exhibitions, and programs.
Tippecanoe Battlefield - Lafayette
It seems hard to believe that a wooded area seven miles north of Lafayette, Indiana, played such a major role in American history. Yet it was on this spot the Native Americans lost their grip on the fertile Midwestern lands they had roamed for thousands of years. It was also on this spot some years later that a gathering took place that helped launch the modern political campaign. That wooded area is the Tippecanoe Battlefield, a National Historic Landmark that attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually to northern Tippecanoe County. Explore the site of The Battle of Tippecanoe. Explore the grounds where the conflict occurred. Visit vivid museum displays and discover the history of a time when two Shawnee brothers, Tecumseh and The Prophet, had a dream of uniting many tribes into an organized defense against the white settlers. Walk the battle ground where Native Americans and settlers clashed and a conflict of cultures was resolved.
Joshua Tree Earth and Space Museum - Lakeville
Collection includes fossils, rocks, minerals, meteorites, and artifacts. Developing classes and learning materials and invite the public to participate.
Whitewater Memorial State Park - Liberty
Two-hundred acre Whitewater Lake and access to Brookville Reservoir, along with other recreational/facilities make Whitewater Memorial State Park a great family getaway.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial - Lincoln City
Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life (1816-1830) in southern Indiana. Read the words of Abraham Lincoln and other pioneers about the lives that they led on the frontier. The website offers historical information about the park for those who cannot visit in person.
Lincoln State Park - Lincoln City
The park was opened in 1932 as a memorial to Lincoln's mother, Nancy Hanks. The park offers a Boat Launch Ramp, boating, camping, canoe, paddle boat and row boating rentals, fishing, a general store, hiking trails, Interpretive and nature Center, picnicking, and swimming.
Linden Depot Museum - Linden
The Depot represents an important part of Linden's heritage and was central to the town, and surrounding area's existence for much of its early years. Passenger service was a vital part of the function of the depot. Passenger service ran until 1957 on the Nickel Plate and until 1967 on the Monon Railroad. In 1954 alone, more than 13,000 freight were exchanged between the two railroads at the Linden Depot. The memory of what the Depot meant to the community, and the desire not to lose this piece of history, became the driving force behind the establishment of the Linden-Madison Township Historical Society.
Cass County Historical Society and Museum - Logansport
The Cass County Historical Society was organized at a meeting of the Citizens Club in Library Hall, February 12, 1907 - In 1925 the organization moved into the city building, where it housed a wonderful exhibit of historical documents, photographs, paintings, music, books, Indian relics, and other interesting objects. - During the 1950's the museum moved to the Col. Jordan Vigus home
Clifty Falls State Park - Madison
Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances off state roads 56 and 62. The name Clifty Falls paints a beautiful picture in your mind. Winter and spring hiking shows the falls at their best while the rugged splendor of the creek and canyon offer exciting scenery year-round.
Lanier Mansion State Historic Site - Madison
Lanier Mansion is the former home of pioneering businessman James Franklin Doughty Lanier. Visitors will learn more about Lanier's life as well as life in general during the 1800s.
Turkey Run State Park - Marshall
You'll marvel at the natural geologic wonders of this beautiful park as you hike along its famous trails. Nestled along State Road 47 southwest of Crawfordsville, you'll want to explore the deep, sandstone ravines and walk along the stands of aged forests, and enjoy the scenic views along Sugar Creek.
Lawrence D. Bell Aircraft Museum - Mentone
The citizens of Mentone, Indiana are preserving the memory of and developing appreciation for Lawrence D. Bell, aviation pioneer and native son. - a museum was established to house both personal and historical items related to Lawrence D. Bell and the history of aviation in America.
Alyce Bartholomew Children's Museum - Michigan City
The ABC Children's Museum is an experienced-oriented center dedicated to the concept of family learning. The Museum seeks to inspire children and adults through interactive discovery, thus fostering awareness of themselves and others.
Barker Mansion - Michigan City
Learn more about the mansion built by one of the founding fathers of the rail car industry, John H. Barker. This house, while actually lived in for only a very short time, has brought many years of enjoyment to the Barker family, and to the residents of the City of Michigan City. From educational guided tours to special seasonal functions, the Barker Mansion and Civic Center is a true jewel in the crown of Michigan City.
Old Lighthouse Museum - Michigan City
At the bend of Trail Creek in the Michigan City harbor stands an historic old structure whose beacon served as a guiding light for Great Lakes sailors for more than 100 years. Michigan City's well-lighted port has a long and interesting history, bound to Lake Michigan with all its mysteries and beauties. The Old Lighthouse Museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday.
Spring Mill State Park - Mitchell
Spring Mill abounds in endless opportunities for recreation! The restored pioneer village is a delight as you travel through time to the early 1800s. Twin Caves is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cost is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 children under eleven years of age. Tours run on the half-hour; no advance registrations are accepted (sign up on day of tour only). No children under three years of age are allowed on the tour. The Grissom Memorial honors Hoosier astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom, one of the seven Mercury astronauts and America's second man in space.
White County Indiana Historical Society - Monticello
White County Historical Society is a not-for-profit Society established to bring together those who share a common interest in White County Indiana's history. The Society has a Museum that has many displays recently reworked for public viewing and a variety of programs for our community. Our new remodel provides the public an opportunity to research and to share their research with others.
Ball State University Museum of Art - Muncie
The Ball State University Museum of Art cultivates lifelong learning and recreation in the visual arts through its collection of original works of art, engaging exhibitions, and educational programs for the university community and other diverse audiences.
Minnetrista - Muncie
Minnetrista is a museum and cultural center that serves the people of East Central Indiana. Minnetrista offers exhibits and programs for children, families, adults, scouts, teachers and students that focus on nature, history, gardens, and art. Minnetrista's 40-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, an historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.
Muncie Children's Museum - Muncie
Dinosaurs, snakes and trains! Oh my! Dig up dinosaur bones in our Dino Dig, visit our three snakes, Desi, Lucy and Maze or watch the model trains go around the miniature city of Muncie. There are many more exciting exhibits for you to explore when you come to the Muncie Children's Museum!
National Model Aviation Museum - Muncie
The world's headquarters for model aviation is in Muncie, Indiana! Visit the National Model Aviation Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and artistry of its masters. The museum store offers educational items for all ages. During the summer months, visit the 1,000 acre flying site and see Academy members fly their aircraft in competitions, especially on weekends and during the National Championships in July and August.
Brown County State Park - Nashville
Located in the beautiful hills of Brown County off Highway 46, you will especially enjoy the variety offered in Indiana's largest state park, including nearly 20 miles of roads, with numerous scenic vistas. Comfortable accommodations at the rustic Abe Martin Lodge, large campgrounds, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, interpretive services, and extensive horse riding facilities are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year-round.
Brown County Historical Society: Pioneer Museum - Nashville
The mission of the Brown County Historical Society is to collect, preserve and present the history of Brown County, Indiana. To approach this goal, we maintain the Pioneer Museum in downtown Nashville, The Bailey/Reeve Archives at our Society building and present a monthly program on local history.
John Dillinger Museum - Nashville
The interactive museum illustrates the life and times of John Dillinger and other gangsters during the 1930’s depression era and shows advancements made in crime fighting technology during the first 30 years of the 20th century. The museum was renovated and developed into an educational and historic experience and uses John Dillinger and other era criminals as examples of what happens to people who engage in criminal activity. Guests are invited to learn about the birth of the FBI as they chase John Dillinger and his gang through the Midwest. The museum includes interactive displays, life-size wax figures and educational and historical displays. Included are the notable “death trousers” (the pants Dillinger was wearing when he was shot outside of the Biograph Theater in Chicago), the infamous wooden gun, Dillinger’s lucky rabbit's foot and more.
Summit Lake State Park - New Castle
An expansive view and good fishing will beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres including a large lake await your visit. Facilities include 125 electric campsites, 3 boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and 2 large open shelters which can be reserved for family picnics and other events. Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area.
Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame - New Castle
The rich tradition of Indiana basketball is proudly celebrated at the Hall of Fame Museum in New Castle. From High School, College, and even Professional Basketball, we have the memories and memorabilia from Indiana’s finest athletes. Come relive the history and learn about the legacy of basketball and Indiana.
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Harmonie State Park - New Harmony
Harmonie State Park is located "on the banks of the Wabash" 25 miles northwest of Evansville. A beautiful swimming pool, shady picnic areas, ravines and pristine landscape await you here. This is a trail lover's paradise! Trails for walking, biking and nature hikes will lure you for a visit.
Historic New Harmony - New Harmony
Site of two of America’s earliest utopian communities, New Harmony State Historic Site is now focused on living history and historical archaeology. Visitors to this State Historic Site will learn more about life at this Indiana settlement from the early 1800s through the 1940s.
Historic New Harmony - New Harmony
The town is a vacationer's dream and a researcher's paradise, with 12 early 19th century buildings and 20 from mid-19th century, a museum, library, gallery and a theater. The New Harmony Inn with its Conference Center, a unique assemblage of contemporary buildings within the context of the historic community, offers the comforts of city-living in a rural setting. Visitors from all over the world come to experience New Harmony's legacy of creative endeavor which has spanned more than 180 years. They discover a distinctive small town, where the simple wooden structures of the Harmonists, blend with modern architectural masterpieces on quiet tree-lined streets.
Hamilton County Museum of History - Noblesville
The Old Hamilton County Sheriff's Residence and Jail was built in 1875-1876, four years before the present Court House. It served as the Sheriff's Residence and the Jail until 1977. The Hamilton County Historical Society has the property leased from the County Commissioners and has restored most of the interior and developed the museum for the citizens of Hamilton Co.
Indiana Transportation Museum - Noblesville
For family fun, an historic educational experience, call ITM! Our volunteers will take you on a wide range of train excursions for the whole family including caboose rides, our Pizza PLUS Express and the always popular Dinner on the Diner.
Hoosier Valley Rail Museum - North Judson
Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum is a non-profit (501-c-3) all volunteer organization with the goals of: Bringing together people who are interested in preserving, restoring and maintaining interest in railroading, railroad history and railroad items from the past to the present. The organization has established a working railroad museum on the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad, through North Judson. Land, buildings, railroad cars and locomotives have been donated from numerous individuals and corporations to help establish this railroad museum.
Potato Creek State Park - North Liberty
The park features a wide array of activities and facilities for year-round enjoyment. We would suggest making reservations at this very popular park. A variety of natural habitats await the visitor to this park including the 327 acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies and diverse wetlands. Each of these offer their own unique opportunities for plant and wildlife observations.
Snite Museum of Art - University of Notre Dame - Notre Dame
The Snite Museum of Art educators endeavor to interpret the museum's collections for diverse university and community audiences through tailored touring programs, outreach activities, teacher services, and special events designed to enrich visitors' understanding of our shared humanity and our place in a changing world.
Pendleton Historical Museum - Pendleton
Pendleton is proud to preserve the history of the South Madison area.
International Circus Hall of Fame - Peru
Located on the old circus winter quarters where circuses of the past wintered until they left in the spring for a new circus season. One of 55 National Historic Landmarks in the State of Indiana. The "Circus Greats" enshrined in the Circus Hall of Fame, along with the colorful posters, wagons, models, and exhibits, bring the circus to life. Also on exhibit is a miniature replica of the 1934 Hagenbeck Wallace Circus, complete with all the animals, performers, and even the Circus parade!
Miami County Museum - Peru
Step through the museum's door and visit Miami County's Historic past. The first object that meets your eyes is Cole Porter's 1955 Fleetwood Cadillac and the Cole Porter Exhibit. On your immediate left is the history of circus in Miami County including three stagecoaches (one belonging to movie star legend, Tom Mix). Also, on the first floor you will enjoy exhibits of the Miami Indians, pioneer living, railroads, the archives, and last, but not least the museum's gift shop. On the second floor, you will step back in time and visit Peru during the 1910 era which includes a one-room school house, church, dental office, home, shops and other businesses.
Marshall County Historical Society Museum - Plymouth
Our mission is to present programs which develop a better appreciation and awareness of our county and state. The Museum collects artifacts and documents which illustrate this county's history in terms of natural resources, Indian heritage, exploration, economic and industrial development and cultural achievement. When you visit our Museum, you can enjoy a variety of activities, including a tour of our exhibits, research in our extensive genealogy/historical research library and special presentations and workshops scheduled throughout the year.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore - Porter
Experience these sights at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore: Waves crashing on sandy beaches, Karner Blue butterflies landing on wild lupines, Sweaty draft horses working the Chellberg Farm fields, Peaceful silence lingering along winter trails, and Bank swallows flying from their nest inside the dunes.
Museum of the Soldier - Portland
The MOS, in a continuing effort to educate and entertain its members and those who have an interest in military history, has instituted a Guest Lecturer Series. The individuals chosen to speak have imparted the actual events of their histories as it happened to them. Hearing the stories or historical information direct from these individuals is an enlightening experience.
Gaar Mansion and Farm Museum - Richmond
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Gaar Mansion was built in 1876 for Abram and Agnes Gaar. Original cost to build the mansion was $20,000. It was completed in 8 months. Complete interior/exterior restoration of this Victorian style mansion boasts hand-painted ceilings, parquet wood floors, and features many original furnishings with their actual bills of sale. Advanced for its day, the home has many unique features, including central heating, indoor plumbing, gas, electricity, and an intercom system throughout the residence. Jonas Gaar and his sons, Abram and John Milton Gaar, and Jonas' son-in-law, William G. Scott were founders of Gaar-Scott and Company, the leading manufacturer of threshing machines and steam engines from 1842 to 1911. This Second Empire style mansion is open for tours of 10 or more by appointment and may be rented for special events.
Indiana Football Hall of Fame - Richmond
A sports museum and hall of fame honoring high school, college and professional American football in Indiana. The hall was founded in 1973 as an affiliate of the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
Joseph Moore Museum - Richmond
An Egyptian mummy and giant pre-historic mammals captivate audiences of all ages. See a pre-historic mastodon, allosaurus skeleton and observe birds and mammals in their natural habitat. The Joseph Moore Museum, established in 1847 as a teaching collection, was officially named in 1905 for Joseph Moore, the Earlham president and geology professor who originated it. The museum is now staffed almost entirely by Earlham students who design exhibits, maintain collections, and lead tours.
Richmond Art Museum - Richmond
The Richmond Art Museum, founded in 1898, is a fine art museum with a permanent collection of American Impressionists, Taos School, the Hoosier Group, the Richmond School and other regional artists. We also have a small but significant collection of local ceramic artists including works by potters of the Arts and Craft Movement, the Overbeck Sisters and the Bethel Pike potters.
Wayne County Historical Museum - Richmond
Comprised of eight buildings on a compact site, the museum is a unique repository of Wayne County and Richmond history from early pioneer life through the industrial revolution into modern times. Exhibits include period clothing, furniture, portraiture, two log cabins of local origin, a genuine Conestoga wagon, a blacksmith shop, print shop, bakery, loom house, a superb collection of early Richmond made automobiles, steam powered tractors, the first Davis airplane manufactured in Richmond in 1929, and a whole lot more about Richmond’s rich industrial heritage.
Stevens Memorial Museum - Salem
Built in 1970 as a memorial to preserve community history, the Stevens Memorial Museum is the centerpiece of the John Hay Center. The two and one-half story building was built using bricks from various historic structures in Salem. The main exhibit area includes special sections devoted to early lawyers, a dentist’s office and one of the town’s earliest and most popular confectionaries. In addition to thousands of items related to southern Indiana history, the museum contains and extensive genealogy and historical library which draws researchers from all over the United States. The library contains many family histories, church, cemetery and census records, obituaries, newspaper clippings, old photographs and other information.
Freeman Army Air Field Museum - Seymour
In late 1997, a large quantity of Luftwaffe aircraft parts and other equipment was unearthed at Freeman Field, in Seymour, Indiana. This discovery came after several years of research and exploratory digging. The story of the finding of the World War II German aircraft parts is an interesting one that helps answer many of the rumors about the field's activities at the end of the war.
Menno-Hof - Shipshewana
Menno-Hof is a non-profit information center that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites. Menno-Hof invites groups and individuals to learn about and experience Anabaptist history and lifestyle. Menno-Hof’s multi-image presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays take you on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Mennonites and Amish. See where the Anabaptists had their beginning in a Swiss courtyard and how they were persecuted for their faith in the dungeon. Travel with the Anabaptists down the cobblestone streets of Holland and board a 17th century sailing boat on a journey to America and freedom. Take a virtual tour for a glimpse of what Menno-Hof has to offer.
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College Football Hall of Fame - South Bend
The College Football Hall of Fame is designed to put you in the middle of all the action. From your first step onto Gridiron Plaza - The Hall of Champions is where over 800 Hall of Famers are honored.
Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion - South Bend
It was over 100 years ago that 20th century industrialist J. D. Oliver, his wife, Anna, and their four children moved into their new home at 808 West Washington Street--Copshaholm as they would later name it. Built in 1895-96, Copshaholm is a 38-room Romanesque Queen Anne house designed by New York architect Charles Alonzo Rich. The furnishings on all three floors are original, giving visitors a remarkable glimpse of how the mansion appeared during the 72 years the Oliver family lived there. Copshaholm and its gardens are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Copshaholm is registered as an American Treasure.
Kidsfirst Children’s Museum - South Bend
Imagine growing up in a log cabin, attending a one-room schoolhouse, bargaining at a trading post and moving across the wilderness in a Conestoga wagon. You can, when you visit Kidsfirst Children’s Museum. Kidsfirst engages children’s imaginations through hands-on environments and provides fun ways for young ones to discover history. Kids can pretend to be pioneers in the 1830s in the log cabin that’s complete with a child-sized dining table, chair and bed, plus hands-on household items. Climbing aboard a Conestoga wagon, they can make-believe they're journeying cross-country to their new homestead. An 1838 map of South Bend, McGuffey Readers and hand-crafted furniture give an authentic feel to the 1830s one-room schoolhouse. Completing the pioneer village is a hands-on trading post.
Northern Indiana Center for History - South Bend
If you're looking for a magnificent historic site that showcases an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion, a charming cottage reflecting the 1930s, a gallery that chronicles local history, a gallery of Notre Dame history, a children's museum plus compelling exhibitions, that place is the Center for History.
Potawatomi Zoo - South Bend
Potawatomi Zoo’s Education Department offers a variety of classes and programs for children and families. Your children can learn about animals throughout the year by attending Zooper Edventures or ZooCamp. The zoo closes for the winter each year.
South Bend Museum of Art - South Bend
The Museum offers a wide range of classes and workshops for children and adults including instruction in all media. Some of the courses offered are: drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, jewelry, photography and textiles. The main facility contains ten studio classrooms. Students have the opportunity to learn new skills, express themselves visually, and experience a community of creative people. These classes are an excellent, economical source for creative knowledge and information. The museum faculty, a diverse group of community artists, provides an important bridge for the museum between the display of art and the production of art.
Studebaker National Museum - South Bend
Home to a priceless collection of vehicles, artwork, archival material, and artifacts spanning nearly 200 years, The Studebaker National Museum is a state-of-the art facility designed to be reminiscent of the Studebaker dealerships of the 20s and 30s. On display is the largest collection of presidential carriages outside of the Smithsonian Institution, including the carriage that President Lincoln arrived in at the Ford Theatre the night he was assassinated.
McCormick's Creek State Park - Spencer
Unique limestone formations and scenic waterfalls are some of the beautiful highlights at Indiana's first state park, McCormick's Creek. You'll find this park along the White River, 14 miles northwest of Bloomington.
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Taking education outside the classroom
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center - Terre Haute
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center is dedicated to the Mengele twins who survived the horrible experiments of Dr. Mengele. Through the continued efforts of the survivors, family members, and community support we hope to shed light on the effects of hatred and prejudice. The center strives for the elimination of hatred and prejudice from our world. CANDLES pursues this goal through education about the Holocaust and the power of forgiveness. Personal accounts, programs, activities, and the museum facilities and resources are used to educate students, teachers, and the general public.
Terre Haute Children's Museum - Terre Haute
Mission: To enrich our children's lives through the exploration of science and technology. Vision: To create a fun, dynamic science and technology learning environment of the highest quality, which serves as a point of community pride.
Eugene V. Debs Foundation Museum - Terre Haute
Dedicated to an outstanding Terre Haute labor and civic leader. Museum features Virgil Morris Memorial Gardens that honor prominent pioneers of the American labor movement. The Debs home is an official National Historic Landmark.
Swope Art Museum - Terre Haute
he Sheldon Swope Art Museum exists to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret the best of American art, with special emphasis on painting and sculpture of the first half of the twentieth century and on Wabash Valley artists past and present.
Brauer Museum of Art - Valparaiso
Located in the state-of-art Center for the Arts on the Valparaiso University campus, the Brauer Museum of Art is home to a nationally recognized collection of 19 th- and 20 th - century American art and includes works by Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, Childe Hassam, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Ed Paschke. It also houses the largest known collection of works by Junius R. Sloan, a Hudson River School painter who lived and worked in the Midwest. Other focus areas within the collection include world religious art and Midwestern regional art. As well as displaying selections from its permanent collection, the Brauer Museum hosts a full schedule of special exhibitions and events.
Jennings County Historical Society - Vernon
The Jennings County Historical Society is a not-for-profit 501© 3 organization. Our mission is to "present, preserve and document the history of Jennings County." The North American House, society headquarters and historical museum, offers a high quality history center in the old time arts with programs designed to teach and display the evolution of Jennings County. Thousands of unique artifacts are on display. The 1838 landmark is owned and maintained by the historical society.
Versailles State Park - Versailles,
Take a drive through the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Indiana with Versailles State Park as your destination. Relax while fishing on the 230-acre lake where you can rent a paddleboat, rowboat, kayak or canoe. Get a workout and see the beauty of the park by taking a walk on a hiking trails or a ride on the mountain bike trails. In the fall, enjoy activities like the Versailles Pumpkin Show in the town of Versailles on the last weekend in September or the Bluegrass Festival on the first weekend of October.
Switzerland County Historical Society - Vevay
Our Mission: To unite those people interested in the history of Switzerland County, Indiana, and the surrounding region for its protection, preservation, and promotion to the public. In pursuit of our mission we undertake a variety of educational programs, special exhibits and preservation projects. Central are our three museum properties. The Switzerland County Historical Museum and the “Life on the Ohio” River History Museum display and preserve a great variety of artifacts and documents and are currently open to the public. Our Agricultural Museum Center is under development and is open to groups or individuals by appointment.
George Rogers Clark National Historic Park - Vincennes
One of the greatest feats of the American Revolution - The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Col. George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.
Indiana Military Museum - Vincennes
The Indiana Military Museum (IMM) exists to serve the citizens of the community, the state, and the nation with educational programming, archives, displays, and opportunities for intense research related to America’s military history from the American Revolution to the present day. The museum is dedicated to fostering the memory, understanding, and appreciation of U.S. military history. This is accomplished by maintaining, preserving, and displaying artifacts which represent the strength and freedom of our American heritage.
Shades State Park - Waveland
The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise. Adjacent Pine Hills Nature Preserve affords spectacular topography for those willing to take a fairly long hike.
Fort Ouiatenon - West Lafayette
Fort Ouiatenon was the first fortified European settlement in what is now Indiana. It was established by the French in 1717 at a site five miles southwest of Lafayette as a military outpost to prevent British expansion into the Ohio and Wabash country.
Tippecanoe River State Park - Winamac
Attention canoers! Get ready for a relaxing journey as you float down the beautiful Tippecanoe River. You must bring your own canoe or make arrangements with the local canoe livery. When you return, you can enjoy the beautiful campground facilities with your group, family or friends.
SullivanMunce Cultural Center - Zionsville
The SullivanMunce Cultural Center features a wide range of exhibits, events and programs designed for anyone interested in celebrating the culture of a historic town where the past is preserved and the future is embraced. We invite you to make the SullivanMunce your destination for art, history, and genealogy.