Bartels: Get away in Indiana this summer

Friday, July 10, 2020

Hoosiers use summer as a time to get away and relax with family. Many are exploring Indiana's own backyard this year and making lifetime memories planning a trip around Indiana by using as a guide for exploring our beautiful state.

Search to find itineraries for more than 150 getaway ideas promoting local attractions, restaurants, retail shops and other Hoosier companies. There's a trip idea for everyone. Some popular adventures you can take center around food, iconic Indiana towns, outdoor excursions, cultural experiences and much more.

As a one-stop-shop to plan all of this year's adventures, there are complete lists of activities, links to follow for any COVID-19 related closures, maps, lodging recommendations and Indiana's best locations to check out while on a road trip.

For example, maybe the ideal trip includes history, culture and the outdoors. A top recommendation Visit Indiana suggests is right here in Southern Indiana. If you're interested in making a trip between Corydon and Evansville, be sure to spend extra time having fun at a number of spots along the way: Patoka Lake, Lincoln State Park, Marengo Cave, Wyandotte Cave, French Lick Scenic Railway and West Baden Springs Historic Hotel.  

Indiana's thriving tourist and hospitality industry welcomes nearly 81 million travelers each year from all over the world. Go online to for a range of attractions from museums and historic sites like Lincoln's Boyhood Home, to amusement parks such as Holiday World and outdoor adventures at state parks.

Plan your trip today and see what the great state of Indiana has to offer as we stay safe, healthy and reopen our economy.


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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