Indiana…when most people think about Indiana they aren’t thinking family vacation fun. However, they should be! Because there is more to Indiana than corn fields; Indiana is filled with all sorts of adventures geared toward family fun.
There are several amusement parks found in Indiana. One of these family memory making fun spots is the beautiful Indiana Beach Amusement Park and Camp Resort. This Indiana family get-a-way is located on a peninsula that jets out into Lake Shafer. Indiana Beach offer 5-roller coasters as well as several other amusement park rides; a boat ramp and lake adventures; a sand beach; a hair raising water park; campgrounds and an old fashioned paddle wheel boat.
Indiana’s Holiday World Amusement Park is filled with roller coasters and other amusement park rides as well as a kiddy land and water park. Each section of this wonderland is sectioned into different holiday themes, such as Christmas Land or Halloween Land. This fantastic Indiana family vacation setting was built in 1957. At that time it was known a Santa Claus Town.
An old fashioned carnival atmosphere can be found throughout the summer at Indiana’s Fun Spot Amusement Park & Zoo. This is a smaller theme park offering the carnival rides you remember from your childhood. The Tilt-A-Whirl, Roundup and Ferris Wheel are ready and waiting to take you back in time. This Indiana family fun spot also offers a small zoo as well as discount days such as Grandparents Day, every Thursday and Special Olympians Day each June.
What trip to Indiana would be complete without attending the Indy 500 races? Indy enthusiasts will find the races exciting, but for those married too or are the parents of family members who aren’t into Indy racing, there is the Indy500 Festival that coincides with the races. The festival offers a mini-marathon, parade, Princess Pageant and much, much more.
Located in the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana is the White River State Park. This amazing park offers so many activities to visitors, including the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Indiana State Museum, IMAX® Theater, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field and Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial and that’s not all. The park is host to several events and festivals throughout the year. There’s a Jazz Festival, Indian Market and “A Taste of Indiana,” just to name a few.
These are only a few of the wonderful family vacation opportunities awaiting you in the great state of Indiana.
It’s like the folks from around here say, “There’s more than corn in Indiana!”