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Things to see and do in Indiana

Tourist offices

Indiana Tourism Office

Address: One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, 46204-2288
Telephone: 1 800 677 9800
Website: http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/

Attractions in Indiana

Amish country

Visit northern Indiana's Amish country (www.amishcountry.org) to discover the region's rich heritage and friendly Amish communities, who still travel by horse and buggy. Sample Amish food, buy locally made quilts and handicrafts, and enjoy home-cooked meals.

Bloomington Street Festival

Look for bargains at Bloomington's Street Festival of the Arts & Crafts in August, or treasures from the past at the Bloomington Antique Mall.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Families, make a beeline for the Children's Museum of Indianapolis (www.childrensmuseum.org), with an amazing collection of interactive exhibits, programmes and planetarium.

Football Hall of Fame

Test your football skills in the Practice Field of the South Bend College Football Hall of Fame (www.collegefootball.org), then take a fascinating tour of college football history.

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (www.nps.gov/indu) alongside Lake Michigan. In the east of the state tour Fort Wayne, Indiana's second-largest city and the scene of many bloody battles. Fort Wayne is home to the Lincoln Museum (www.thelincolnmuseum.org), which depicts the life story of the USA's 16th president.

Indianapolis

Visit the state capital, Indianapolis. Tour the downtown Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (www.eiteljorg.org) and the Indianapolis Zoo, renowned for its large collection of dolphins and whales.

Indianapolis 500

Thrill to the roaring action of the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) (www.indy500.com), held in May on Memorial Weekend, the largest single-day sporting event in the world. The motor speedway also hosts the United States Grand Prix in June and the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in August.

Squire Boone Caverns

Gaze in awe at dazzling underground waterfalls, rivers and cave formations in the Squire Boone Caverns (www.squireboonecaverns.com) in southern Indiana, west of Louisville, Kentucky.

Wolf Park

Spot wolves at Wolf Park (www.wolfpark.org), an hour northwest of Indianapolis near Lafayette. The creatures wander freely and, even when they cannot be seen, their piercing howls announce their presence.