8 Fun Things to Do in Indiana
Turkey Run State Park
Marshall 1 of 9
This park is filled with geologic wonders galore, making it a great addition to your list of fun things to do in Indiana. Crawl deep into sandstone ravines, walk along Sugar Creek or trek into one of the 11 park trails, ranging from a rugged, 3 miles to an easy half-mile. Looking to relax? Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy your meal while taking in the views. Or, book a campsite and stay for a while.
Indiana Beach Amusement Resort
Monticello 2 of 9
Rides, water slides, nightlife and stores—you'll get more than your fill of activities at this beach amusement resort. You can stay for a day, or book a campsite or hotel room and make it an overnight trip. Check for current promotions to get a discounted rate on tickets and sleeping accommodations.
Brown County State Park
Nashville 3 of 9
Toss your mountain bike on the back of your car and head to this popular state park. The Hoosier Mountain Bike Association works hard to ensure there are safe biking trails while protecting the scenic natural resources, making it perfect for serious and casual cyclists, alike. Not a biker? There are equestrian trails, hiking trails, scenic vistas and camping available, as well.
Fishers 4 of 9
Set on 200 acres of forest and woodlands, there are five historical areas to explore. After getting your fill of history, head over to the Animal Encounters Barn where every child will squeal with excitement as they get up and close with a variety of animals.
Marengo 5 of 9
Add Marengo Cave to your list of fun things to do in Indiana. Considered a U.S. National Natural Landmark, this is not a stop you can pass over when visiting the great state of Indiana. Enjoy a truly unique experience as you explore caves, practice gemstone mining, and head out on the water for canoeing. This is surely a wet and muddy experience to remember.
Hoosier National Forest
Bedford 6 of 9
Of all the fun things to do in Indiana, this is certainly one of the most active. More than 200,000 acres of forest provides plenty of space for your family to hike, bike, run or walk. Take a hike to the Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower or stroll over to Hemlock Cliffs where you can explore waterfalls, rock shelters and unique sandstone formations.
Spring Mill State Park
Mitchell 7 of 9
Natural beauty and history come together in this unique Indiana state park. Water flows from cave springs and old mills reminding you of another time when pioneers were living and working here. Check out Pioneer Village, Grissom Memorial, and the Twin Caves Boat Tour for a glimpse into the fascinating history this park has seen.
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fort Wayne 8 of 9
Few places are more exciting for children than a zoo. Catch a glimpse of over 50 wild animals, enjoy a variety of rides, and stop by one of the many special events that happen every day. You can grab all your meals at the zoo concessions and stay close by in the city of Fort Wayne.