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Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres

We’re more than halfway through July, so if you have young kids you may be getting tired of the same old playgrounds and parks near your house. Fortunately, summer offers a great chance to explore new places. One spot you Read more >

Get Fit with the Indiana State Parks 2011 Fitness Challenge

If you read the Indiana Insider regularly, and my posts in particular, then it will come as no surprise that state parks are my favorite way to “Visit Indiana.”  They contain so much of our state’s natural beauty, they are very affordable, Read more >

Cooling Off on the Indiana Cave Trail

It’s just one of those Indiana days when it’s so hot you feel like you can’t catch your breath. I’m fairly certain the water in our backyard baby pool might start to boil if I keep it in the sun Read more >

T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Since my family lives only 20 minutes from Brown County State Park, when we crave a long hike in the woods and a chance to reconnect, that’s usually where we head. But this weekend, we wanted to tackle a new trail. So Read more >

Sodalis Nature Park: Hendricks County’s newest park

As one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, you might not think of suburban Hendricks County (just west of Indianapolis) as a place to go for exploring nature. But with the addition of Sodalis Nature Park to the county’s park system, Read more >

Ways to Enjoy Indiana State Parks

One of the best investments my family has made is a $36 drop in the bucket for an annual state park pass. While we fortunate to have several gorgeous state parks within an hour drive of our house, I’m willing Read more >

4 Summer Vacation Ideas

As the school year is winding down, I know many families are making plans for summer vacation. Since gas is hitting $4 a gallon, spending a week or two closer to home is a great option this year. I’m a water person, Read more >

Winter fun at Indiana State Parks

The wide variety of offerings found at state parks throughout Indiana are some of our family’s favorite outings in the spring, summer and fall. But there’s still plenty to do at these beautiful places, even in winter. Go for a thrilling Read more >

Run Here! Turkey Run State Park

Camping is a perfect way to get back in touch with nature while discovering the history of the land. Turkey Run State Park, in Kingman, Indiana, is a great place to take the family for an outdoor adventure full of Read more >

Hiking, biking, fishing, boating; Brookville Lake has it all.

Brookville Lake is a beautiful lake situated in southern Indiana that encompasses over 5,000 acres, surrounded by beautiful wooded scenery and camp grounds. A great place for camping, fishing, hunting, boating and other water sports, Brookville Lake is the perfect Read more >