[15 September 2014 Last updated at 10:19]

Interesting places to visit in Indiana

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Indiana is at the heart of America and it's one of the most popular vacation spots in the Midwest hands down! Indiana is indeed a rural state, but you’d be surprised to know that Indiana boasts many fun events, plenty of historic landmarks and some of the best Beaches on Lake Michigan.

Indiana state parks are some of the best places to see fall foliage in early autumn.

To give you an idea of what to see, we've compiled a list of interesting places to visit in Indiana that you'll sure enjoy visiting:

Indianapolis

Indianapolis has some of the most interesting places to visit in Indiana hands down, and a visit to the state wouldn’t be complete without visiting this vibrant metropolis. There are many Indianapolis fun things to do, so if you’re visiting Indianapolis only for a few days, I would recommend booking a tour of some kind to get the most out of your visit.

Four of my favorite attractions in Indianapolis IN are the James Whitcomb Riley Museum, Indianapolis Speedway, Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum and Union Station.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

If you’re looking for interesting places to visit in Indiana, you can’t afford to miss Mount Baldy sand dune at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

Mount Baldy sand dune stands at 126 feet high and it is the largest moving sand dune within Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

You can climb to the top of the sand dune to get lovely views of Lake Michigan, but the best part of the climb is sliding down the slopes!

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is also one of the top places to vacation with kids in Indiana because of the many fun things you can do like swimming and dune hiking.

Another plus point about vacationing at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is that the park is just an hour’s drive from downtown Chicago attractions.

Montgomery

In the town of Montgomery, you’ll find one of the most interesting places to visit in Indiana for sure– the Gasthof Amish Village.

Gasthof Amish Village is the gateway to Southern Indiana's Amish Country, and if you haven’t been to an Amish community before, you’d love their traditional way of living.

Amongst many things, the Amish live a very humble life so you won’t find modern amenities like TV's and that kinda of thing.

Bloomington

Being home to the University of Indiana, the city of Bloomington has a nice international vibe with plenty of fun festivals like music, art and beer festivals.

If you can, you should add a day trip to Bloomington and experience the ‘Big City’- ‘Small Town’ feel that the city boasts.

Apart from the great ambiance, I added Bloomington to the list of interesting places to visit in Indiana because of the Tibetan Cultural Center (I mean, where else can you see traditional Tibetan monks!)

New Harmony

Indiana has its fair share of quaint and historical towns, and if you are a history buff, you’d love visiting New Harmony.

New Harmony is on my list of interesting places to visit in Indiana because the town is essentially a living museum, as it features over ten historic sites and many early 19th century buildings that you can explore on a guided tour.

Fishers

The town is also on my list of interesting places to visit in Indiana because of the amazing Conner Prairie Interactive History Park.

If you’re looking for fun family outdoor activities that are at the same time educational, head to the Conner Prairie Park.

Conner Prairie Park recreates life in the 1800’s with actors in period costumes. It also features an Indian Village and a Farm Homestead that you can stroll freely.

See: Upper Midwest Tourist Attractions
Lake Michigan Tourist Attractions
Places to go in Southern Illinois
Interesting places to visit in Illinois
Places to visit in Iowa
Interesting places to visit in Missouri