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On vacation with kids to: Indiana, USA.

Indiana with about 6.3 million residents, is located in the midwest region of the USA. The state's name means "Land of the Indians" and residents of Indiana are called Hoosiers.

Indiana is a diverse state with a few large urban areas and a number of smaller industrial cities. It is known for the Indianapolis 500 American automobile race, held annually over the Memorial Day weekend, and a strong basketball tradition. Indiana is bounded on the north by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan, on the east by Ohio, on the south by Kentucky, with which it shares the Ohio River as a border and on the west by Illinois. Indiana is one of the Great Lakes states. Most of Indiana has a humid continental climate, with hot, humid summers and cool to cold winters. Indiana, from Lake Michigan to the Ohio River, from small country towns to a big city in the center, has so much on display. Indiana, famous for its 'Hoosier Hospitality' is a great destination for a vacation with the kids. Indiana gots lots to offer like the beautiful natural scenery of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore which combines clean beaches and pine forests with the Indiana Dunes State Park nearby, but is also very suited for sunbathing on the beaches, swimming, boating, fishing, dune climbing, hiking, and horseback riding, plus cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime. Indiana's capital city of Indianapolis is best known for the Indianapolis 500 auto race, but the city is also host to a number of other sporting events and cultural attractions. Choosing the Hoosier State as your next destination for a vacation with the kids will be a wise decision.

Popular cities and towns in Indiana:

Some of the major and most popular cities and towns in Indiana are: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend and Gary.


Looking for family friendly Indiana hotels? Many of Indianas family hotels and resorts offer unique vacation accommodations, including family suites and kid suites, complimentary hot breakfast, family style dining and friendly service. Take a glance at the accommodations section to see what to look for in a accommodation suited for your children. Indiana hotels can be reasonably priced and comfortably furnished as you would expect of family hotels. Or why not choose a lakeside vacation rental or a vacation rental by owner. There are many types of vacation rentals all over the state. Fortunately Indiana offers a wide variety of resorts, hotels, bed and breakfast, lodging, country inns and vacation rentals or vacation rentals all suited for your vacation with the kids.


Except from sunbathing on the beaches, swimming, boating, fishing, dune climbing, hiking, spelunking, exploring Amish country and horseback riding, plus cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime Indiana offers even more. We've listed some other activities for your vacation with the kids in Indiana.

Amusement and Theme Parks:
Bear Creek Farms
Columbian Park
Fun Spot
Holiday World
Indiana Beach
River Fair (River Falls Mall)

Indiana waterparks and waterfun:
Deep River Waterpark
Splash Down Dunes
Splashin' Safari

Black Pine Animal Park
Columbian Park Zoo
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
Mesker Park Zoo
Potawatomi Zoo
Wolf Park

Other sites and tours to see on your vacation with the kids:
Children`s Museum of Indianapolis
Conner Prairie
SS Lilypad Sightseeing on Winona Lake
The House of Glass in Elwood
Clabber Girl Baking Powder Company factory tour in Terre Haute
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Irwin Gardens in Columbus


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More usefull websites:
Indiana Official State Information
Indiana Office of Tourism


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