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Indiana is a big state and that means there are countless attractions that don’t make it into the guidebooks or they don’t get a lot of attention. Here are a few attractions worth visiting that you could consider some ‘hidden treasures’ of Indiana.
Heron Rookery – Northwest Indiana
Located near the Indiana Dunes National Park – but not physically part of it – the Heron Rookery is a trail that follows the Calumet River and gets its name because there are about 100 Heron Nests located there (which you are not allowed to go near). The trail is a winding and beatiful journey through the woods along the Calumet River.
Amish Country Houses – Elkhart Country, Indiana
Places like Shipshewana and Goshen get all the attention when it comes to visiting Amish Country, but journey off the beaten path a little bit and explore the winding country roads throughout Amish Country. See how the Amish really live outside of the tourist towns. See beautiful farmsteads that have been around for over a hundred years, see animals, crops and a dearth of houses with no electricity running to them.
Corydon Battle Park – Corydon Indiana
The site of the only Civil War battle that took place in Indiana. The five acre site features the battleground, old log cabin, cannon and a walking trail to guide you through the history of the battle.
Talltree Aboretum – Valparaiso, Indiana
Located outside of beautiful Valparaiso, Indiana, the Talltree Arboretum seeks to return a chunk of former Indiana farmland back to it’s prairie roots by restoring the natural balance of the land and inviting flora and fauna to return. HEre you can enjoy miles of beautiful pathways, exciting regular events, lovely lakes and ponds and the best flowers in Northwest Indiana.
Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve Potholes – Attica – Warren County Indiana
Potholes don’t sound like the most exciting place to visit – but these are super special sandstone potholes, naturally formed by nature that are home to an amazing array of flora and fauna. Check out Fall Creek Gorge today!
What are your favorite hidden treasures in Indiana? We’ll announce a way you can enjoy some of Indiana’s outdoor treasures later today!