[r76] Discover Southern Indiana this fall (10/18/2013 - 10/19/2013)

Friday, October 18, 2013

Start Date: 10/18/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/19/2013 End Time: 11:59 PM
I love the fall season in Indiana. Our state has so much to offer that the whole family can enjoy. Whether it’s a weekend getaway in Brown County or a day spent exploring caves in Marengo, Indiana has countless attractions and a storied history to match.

In the early 1900’s, artists from around the world came to work in Brown County. The passion is still alive as studios and galleries of more than 250 local artists can still be visited. From there, you can experience the 16,000 acres of Brown County State Park, named among the best in North America, which is chock-full of biking trails and other recreational activities. The park offers beautiful landscapes and nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads. 

For those interested in staying closer to home, a family trip on the Indiana cave trail could be the ticket.  Marengo Cave, a U.S. National Natural Landmark has two walking tours available. One of them is an easy, 40 minute walk while the other one lasts over an hour. Extra activities are available for kids, like mining for gems or crawling through a cave simulator. Other caves on the trail are Squire Boone Caverns and Bluespring Caverns. If you plan to visit all three, you can pick up a passport at your first stop, have it stamped along the way and get a free t-shirt at the completion. The caves are all within an hour drive of each other. 

Right here in District 76 is historic New Harmony. This small town offers visitors and residents a wide range of experiences such as art galleries, museum exhibitions and guided tours of historic properties.  New Harmony is also the location of Harmonie State Park, located on the banks of the Wabash. There are trails for walking, biking and nature hikes perfect for a family day out. 

French Lick Resort is a perfect getaway in Southern Indiana for adults. Located in the towns of West Baden and French Lick, this resort has been attracting visitors since the 1800’s. The resort offers two hotels, famous golf courses and casinos.

 There are so many different trips, markets, wineries and festivals to visit this fall. Plan your visit at www.visitIndiana.gov/fall and start your fall vacation early!

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