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MLK day brings deals at Indiana attractions

Monday, January 17 is the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In honor of the occasion, several attractions in Indiana are offering free admission or other discounts. Indianapolis area Conner Prairie Interactive History Park – This free public day Read more >

The joy of homegrown Indiana Christmas trees

It’s the week before Christmas and you find your living room is still missing a tree. Think you’re stuck haggling over the last scraggly looking tree at a nearby parking lot? Not in Indiana, my procrastinating friends! You can find Read more >

Immersed in the Christmas Spirit at Yuletide

What better way to kick off the holidays than with tap dancing Santas, a harmonica-playing magician and Broadway actors? No better way in my opinion. Our Travel & Tourism class visited the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra last Thursday evening to view Read more >

Sweeten Your Holiday at the Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village

Conner Prairie, located in Fishers, is one of the most interesting and thrilling locations throughout the state.  Not a month passes without an exciting and new attraction, exhibit, or activity.  This holiday season is no exception.  With so many opportunities Read more >

Frankey’s: An Anti-Holiday Shopper’s Dream

Do you despise mall crowds and overly-aggressive department store salespeople? Hate the way the perfume vendors heckle you into a sample of Givenchy’s newest scent that only makes you sneeze and your eyes water? Or perhaps it’s the racks and Read more >

Christmas on the Farm at Traders Point Creamery

It’s very easy this time of year to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the party-hopping, and the overall stress of the season. It’s important to stop, take a deep breath, and remember a simpler time. Fortunately, there’s Read more >

Winter wildlife at Indiana’s zoos

While many zoos around the area close for the winter season, there are some fun events coming up that will let Indiana families experience animals of all shapes and sizes, despite the chill in the air. The largest event, Christmas Read more >

Experience the Holidays in Santa Claus, Indiana: America’s Christmas Hometown

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Melissa Wilkinson: Melissa Wilkinson is the Executive Director at the Spencer County Visitors Bureau in Santa Claus, Indiana, and Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home.  “The best part about working in a town named Santa Claus, Read more >

A taste of Germany at Winzerwald Winery

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry–all of which you can do during a visit to Winzerwald Winery this holiday season. You may think that a stop at a winery is only for the most serious of wine Read more >

The Beef & Boards Christmas Pays Homage to Classic TV Shows

When I was a kid, we watched all the Christmas specials on TV. The Carol Burnett Christmas Special, the Donny & Marie Christmas Special. Whoever was the variety show flavor of the day got their own Christmas special on TV, Read more >