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Summer Festivals, Free Concerts & Family Fun in Kokomo

Kokomo is a short drive for a fun (and affordable!) family-friendly weekend getaway. Spend the day enjoying high-energy water slides, riding on the lazy river, playing in the splash pad, and swimming at Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center.  Admission is Read more >

Keeping Cool on Indy’s West Side

I’m not going to complain about the heat this summer because it is way cooler than last year, but we have still been trying to find activities to help keep ourselves cool and we scored really big in Hendricks County Read more >

Enjoy Summer Fun at Splash Island in Plainfield

I realize the early part of this summer hasn’t provided the perfect weather for sunbathing and splashing, but I have no doubt that will soon change. With that in mind, you may not know about a true hidden gem in Read more >

Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana (#video)

A few weekends ago, my family enjoyed a camping weekend at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Indiana. What a great getaway in such a beautiful area of Indiana. Here’s a bit about how my family spent our time there: Clifty Read more >

Brookville Lake

To end the summer with a bang, my family planned one final camping trip for the year. I wanted to visit someplace new, but that wasn’t too far of a drive. Since I knew the temperatures might still be pretty Read more >

So Much to Do at Spring Mill State Park

Last month my fellow Indiana Insider blogger Erik wrote a post about Mitchell, Indiana’s plans to celebrate Gus Grissom’s 50th anniversary in space. The events all take place this weekend (Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24). Family commitments are keeping my family from 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 >

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 >

Splashing around at Brown County State Park’s aquatic center

Do you find yourself looking for the perfect antidote to the winter blues beginning to creep in now that the holidays are over? Nothing screams summer fun like a trip down a waterslide and a splash in the pool. But Read more >