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Homage to Hoagy Carmichael in Bloomington and Richmond, Indiana

Indiana has produced two great composer-lyricists (what we call “songwriters” these days): Cole Porter of Peru (Miami County), and Hoagy Carmichael of Bloomington (Monroe County). While Hoagy may not have his own bed-and-breakfast like Porter, he does have his own Read more >

The Enchanted Fairy Trail – A Magical Adventure For The Whole Family

As a young child did you ever fantasize about being in a fairy tale and seeing mystical beings? Wayne County is turning into a fairy tale of its own. All across Wayne County fairy doors, houses, and gardens are magically appearing in various locations and businesses. Currently there Read more >

Richmond Symphony Orchestra Brings Classical Music to East Central Indiana

I grew up in East Central Indiana, Muncie to be exact. When I was growing up, there were two symphony orchestras in the area: Muncie, and Richmond. At 37,000 people, Richmond is one of the smallest cities, if not the Read more >

State Road 38 Garage Sale – from Noblesville to Hagerstown – May 18 & 19, 2012

If you’re a fan of the U.S. 40 National Road Yard Sale — one of the country’s longest yard sales, stretching through six states, from Baltimore to St. Louis — you’ll like it’s little brother, the State Road 38 Garage Read more >

Veach’s Toy Store – An Amazing Adventure

Indiana Tourism welcomes today’s guest blogger, Susan Ray: Susan is a freelance writer and co-founder of a local writers’ group. She loves her life in Indianaand is passionate about discovering and sharing the little known treasures and the unexpected beauty Read more >

A Historical Adventure in Wayne County

Spring Break in Indiana is unpredictable. Unfortunately my daughter’s spring break fell during a cold and snowy week so our plans to visit the Indy zoo and walk the trails at Cope Environmental Center had to be modified. To make Read more >

Wayne County’s Hagerstown is Deliciously Quaint

“I had no idea all this was here!”, my friend said as we walked down Main Street in my hometown of Hagerstown. We had met for lunch at Cafe 51 in the Across the Street Antique Mall and then visited Read more >

Experience Amish Flavor at Fountain Acres in Wayne County

Sometimes I go someplace for the first time and I want to kick myself for not experiencing it much sooner.  Fountain Acres Foods is one of those places. My parents have been telling me for years how good their deli Read more >

Indulge Your Valentine with Historical Romance, Gourmet Food & Pampering, in Richmond, Indiana

Enter into a by-gone era, full of Victorian flair and elegance, and indulge your “Sweetheart”, during Valentine Weekend.  Check into one of Richmond’s lovely inns, Phillip W. Smith or Martha E. Parry B&B, which include king size bedrooms, private baths, Read more >

Hagerstown’s Wellivers Reopens as Willie and Red’s

Whenever I tell anyone I’m from Hagerstown, the usual reply is something like “Oh, I go there to eat at Wellivers”, or “Isn’t that where that famous smorgasbord is?” However, most recently people have replied, “Is it true Wellivers closed? Read more >