Enjoy a welcome change of pace and discover a world you may not know exists in your own backyard. Day Trips describes hundreds of fascinating and exciting (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Indianapolis. Explore the gorges, gullies, streams, and waterfalls of Shades State Park in Waveland. Travel back in time aboard the old trains of the Indiana Railway Museum in French Lick. Take a moment to smell the roses at Glen Miller Park in Richmond. Enjoy a simulated moon walk at Science Central in Fort Wayne. Drive through the celebrated covered bridges of Rockville. Each day trip includes travel directions, destination highlights, other places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.
Author: Helen W. O'Guinn
Publisher: The Globe Pequot Press
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25 travel guides found.
Anderson and Muncie, Indiana Weekend Getaway
This part of Indiana was once settled by the Delaware Indians; before them, the Hopewell; and even earlier, the Adena. From the Mounds ...
Muncie, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Bedford, West Baden, and French Lick Weekend Getaway
Your drive to these resort towns will take you farther and farther from city centers, making it hard to imagine that at the turn of ...
French Lick, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Bloomington, Heltonville, Stinesville, and Spencer Weekend Getaway
Home to Indiana University, Bloomington exudes diversity and sophistication. The community offers the most accessible gateway to Lake ...
Bloomington, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Carmel, Westfield, and Atlanta, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Hamilton County, one of the fastest-growing counties around, offers a multitude of attractions to visitors. In Carmel’s many restaurants ...
Atlanta, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Cincinnati & Fairfield, OH, and Newport & Covington, KY Weekend Getaway
Cincinnati seems like a stretch for a day trip because it is in another state, but it is really less than two hours away. Situated ...
Cincinnati, OH - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Clay City, Terre Haute, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Brazil, & Reelsville Weekend Getaway
It is easy to shoot southwest to reach all of these destinations; you can hit the major sites and easily return in one day. Your dilemma ...
Terre Haute, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Columbus, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Columbus, Indiana, is the type of town where we dream, or dreamt, of raising our children: safe, clean, and community-minded, with ...
Columbus, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Crawfordsville, Waveland, and Marshall Weekend Getaway
Visiting this section of Indiana combines history and natural beauty. Two of Indiana’s most dramatic state parks (Shades State Park ...
Waveland, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Farmland, Winchester, Union City, Portland, Bryant, Geneva, and Berne Weekend Getaway
This route covers a melange of sites: Route 27’s history as an Underground Railroad route, the heritage of Swiss craftsmen, the home ...
Berne, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Fishers, Conner Prairie, Noblesville, and Perkinsville Weekend Getaway
The focus of this trip is the eastern portion of Hamilton County, including its best-known attraction, Conner Prairie. This trip will ...
Perkinsville, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Fort Wayne and Auburn, Indiana Weekend Getaway
Fort Wayne, the second-largest city in Indiana and seat of Allen County, is surely one of the finest small cities in the country and ...
Fort Wayne, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Greencastle, Rockville, Bridgeton, and Dana Weekend Getaway
Scooping up tracts of western Indiana, this trip covers divers sites, including the home of World War II journalist Ernie Pyle and ...
Rockville, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Greenfield, Knightstown, Cambridge City, Centerville, Richmond, Fountain City, and Hagerstown Weekend Getaway
Although Indianapolis likes to lay claim to James Whitcomb Riley, the bard actually spent much time in this little town, which he ...
Richmond, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Greensburg, Batesville, Oldenburg, Metamora, and Connersville Weekend Getaway
Greenburg has a famous courthouse. There are a number of attractive buildings and homes in town, many of which are marked on a walking ...
Connersville, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Greenwood, Franklin, Shelbyville, Homer, and Morristown Weekend Getaway
This route encompasses typical Hoosier towns, with antiques shops and a variety of places to eat. Shelbyville has an exceptional county ...
Morristown, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Huntington, Wabash, Marion, and Fairmount Weekend Getaway
This excursion blends early Indiana history with French traders and Indians and with more-contemporary attractions, including the ...
Huntington, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Jeffersonville, Clarksville, New Albany, Greenville, and Starlight Weekend Getaway
Rather than attempting to compete with their more famous neighbor to the south, Louisville, these Indiana suburbs have latched onto ...
Clarksville, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Kokomo, Greentown, and Peru, Indiana Weekend Getaway
From the highway, Kokomo puts on a bleak face: a swathe of chain restaurants, car dealerships, and factories. So foraging west from ...
Kokomo, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Lafayette, West Lafayette, Battle Ground, Delphi, and Brookston Weekend Getaway
Before the city of Lafayette was established, Indian settlements thrived and French traders settled here along the Wabash River throughout ...
Battle Ground, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
Lancaster, Madison, Hanover, and Commiskey Weekend Getaway
The most pleasant route down to Madison is through North Vernon and Vernon, two towns blessed in that they were passed over by bulldoze-and-build ...
Madison, IN - Day Trips from Indianapolis
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