Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) announced today the release of the Bicentennial Edition of the Official Indiana Roadway Map presented by Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. This is the second year of a partnership with Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance for production and distribution of the roadway map. One million maps were produced in the first printing of this year’s map.
“Our state’s bicentennial year is a perfect time for Hoosiers to travel our scenic roads and explore all parts of Indiana,” said Ellspermann. “The bicentennial edition of the roadway map is a terrific companion for planning your roadtrip.”
The cover of this year’s map features Indiana Obelisk by Robert Indiana. The 55-foot sculpture is housed in the Frank and Judy O’Bannon Great Hall of the Indiana State Museum. The piece features the word “Indiana” in vertically stacked letters. The work is done in blue and gold letters, reflecting the colors of the state flag. Robert Indiana was born in New Castle and is regarded as one of the nation’s greatest living artists.
“Our partnership with Indiana Farm Bureau and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has allowed the roadway map to reach a wider audience than ever before,” said Mark Newman, executive director of IOTD. “Featuring the Indiana State Museum on the cover of this year’s map is a wonderful way to commemorate the bicentennial.”
The Bicentennial Edition of the Official Indiana Roadway Map will be available in the Indiana Farm Bureau building at the Indiana State Fair. Following the fair, maps will be available at state legislative offices, highway rest stops, state welcome centers and Indiana Farm Bureau offices throughout the state. Individuals may also request a new map by visiting VisitIndiana.com. The map is free of charge.
As in previous years, the Bicentennial Edition of the Official Indiana Roadway Map features the Indiana Department of Transportation’s roadway accuracy on the front, while highlighting a number of Indiana destinations and attractions on the reverse side. A downloadable version of the cover is available by clicking here.
Since 1919, Indiana Farm Bureau has protected the livelihood, land, equipment, animals and crops of Hoosier farmers. We are the state’s largest general farm organization and a farmer’s strongest advocate. IFB works diligently to ensure a farmer’s very right to farm, because agriculture is so vital to Indiana’s economy. Learn more at www.infarmbureau.org.
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has served Hoosiers for nearly 80 years. Organized in 1934 by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc., the company has grown to include insurance products for auto, life, home, business and farm. Banking and other financial services and products are also available through its local offices and online at www.infarmbureau.com. With a home office in downtown Indianapolis and local offices in all 92 counties, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance serves Hoosiers with nearly 500 agents and approximately 1,200 employees living and working throughout the state. The company is a leader in auto and homeowners insurance and the largest writer of farm insurance in the state.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann oversees the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. Mark Newman serves as the agency's executive director. IOTD is dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of Indiana through leadership and resource support to the Indiana travel industry. The tourism and hospitality industry is the sixth largest industry in the state (excluding government), is directly responsible for nearly 140,500 jobs, generates over $2.1 billion in tax receipts and contributes $10 billion in revenue to Indiana businesses.