Located north of Indy in Hamilton County, you will find a diverse assortment of family-friendly flavors at locally owned restaurants.
There are several adventures around the Tri-State that will get your heart racing. I’m highlighting extreme adventures that you can try from each state that equal the thrill seekers trifecta of fun.
My friend Karen has visited White Rock Park in Indiana several times this summer and I asked her to share some tips for families visiting for the first time. I really want to go there and I think many of you will want to add this destination to your summer bucket list after you see her pictures as well.
I have to admit that my visit to Fort Wayne, Indiana really surprised me. I had no idea that the downtown had so much to offer. Growing up, we would visit my cousins who lived about 30 minutes from downtown Fort Wayne, but we typically only visited the mall which left me with an impression from 30+ years ago that there wasn’t much to do there. Well Fort Wayne, you got the last laugh and my apology.
I discovered Oldenburg, Indiana on a whim. My boys and I were traveling back from Indy and my curiosity won. Known as the Village of the Spires, Oldenburg’s German heritage and charm makes it a great daytrip getaway located about an hour from Cincinnati.
Northwestern Indiana was the meeting point to pick up my boys who were visiting family in Michigan. It was a 2 hour drive for them and around 4 hours for me. It was also a great excuse to visit a city that we had never explored before.
So what is there to do around Valparaiso?
For my first visit to Wilstem Ranch I tried an adventure on their ATV tour that gave me more confidence that I could drive an ATV sucessfully over challenging torerain. For my second adventure at Wilstem Ranch, I discovered another reason that I HAD to go back.
An opportunity to encounter an elephant up close.
I love finding unique experiences and places. When I found out that Sleeping Bear Retreat in French Lick, Indiana had tepees to sleep in, I was really excited to share this adventure with my family.
We discovered the affordable adventures that South Bend, Indiana has to offer almost on accident when we needed a meeting place for a kid exchange with relatives from Michigan. South Bend seemed like a good meeting point because it was a few hours from both of us. I decided that my husband and I should make the most of it and explore for a bit while we were kidless for a few hours.
So why is Rudolph Campground and R.V. Park so popular?
Santa Claus, Indiana is a popular destination for families. The big draw to the area is Holiday World, which is an affordable, family friendly theme park that offers great rides with a great value. With each admission you can enjoy unlimited free soft drinks and sunscreen.