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Things to Do in Indiana

Because Indiana has a long history with cars - from manufacturing to racing, find many transportation museums. Southern Indiana is dominated by limestone and natural attractions like caves, the Ohio River and Indian mounds; to the north is Indian Dunes on Lake Michigan. Find plenty of things to do tied to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Harrison, and George Rogers Clark. Explore Amish communities or go snow skiing. Columbus is filled with buildings designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects. Nearby find Brown County with artists and covered bridges.  Notre Dame and Purdue draw scholars and sports fans. Restaurants serve home cooking to world cuisine. Accommodations include hotels, B&Bs and resorts.
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Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 West Riverside Drive
Clarksville, Indiana
Limestone is plentiful in Southern Indiana and Kentucky and as such fossil beds - dating to the Devonian geologic period, the fourth period of the Paleozoic era - are evidenced in the Ohio River.

The park strives to preserve and interpret the scientific, historical and cultural heritage of the area. Fossils from this time frame depict fish and amphibians and can be seen in the upper and lower fossil beds. Underwater for much of the year, it may be possible to view them during the summer...
Hours & Admission
Park: daily 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Interpretive center: Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cabin at the George Rogers Clark home site: July to early September, Thursday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

2916 East South Street
Lincoln City, Indiana
Begin at the visitor center by watching the orientation film and viewing the five sculptured panels carved from Indiana limestone that portray Lincoln’s life. Then walk northward through the allée to the tallest flagpole in the state of Indiana.

At Pioneer Cemetery view the memorial grave marker of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who died in the fall of 1818 at age 34. Follow the Lincoln Boyhood Trail to the former site of the family’s cabin. A nearby spring would...
Hours & Admission
Memorial visitor center: early April to late October, daily 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., late October to early April, daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Farm: daily mid-April to September. Closed major winter holidays. Admission.

Lincoln State Park

State Highway 162
Lincoln City, Indiana
The 1,747-acre park was created in memory of Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, who died while living with her family in Southern Indiana. Near the park entrance, find the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Plaza with limestone markers depicting Lincoln’s transition from a child to a man, and a larger than life-size bust of the 16th president of the United States.

Many of the park’s activities are centered on man-made Lincoln Lake: rent canoes and rowboats by the full...
Hours & Admission
Park: 24/7.

Interpretive center: May to mid-August, Wednesday to Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., mid-August to October, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Beach: late May to early September, daily dawn to dusk.

Nature center: late May to early September, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission.
Information subject to change without notice.
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