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indiana road signThere's good reason they call Indiana "The Crossroads of America".

With Indianapolis at the cross-section of four major US highways, today Indianapolis is also the prime tourist hub and at the crossroads of major American sporting events.

Besides being home of the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts, the city is also host to the world famous Indy 500 race in May and the NASCAR "Brickyard" 400 in August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Beyond the sporting scene, Indianapolis is also a top family-friendly destination -- offering kids world-class exhibits at the The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, along with the only underwater dolphin viewing dome in the United States at the Indianapolis Zoo. Also don't miss an eclectic mix of exhibitions ranging from prehistory to pop culture at the Indiana State Museum.

indianapolis zoo, indiana dunes, and santa claus, indiana
Indiana must-sees include family-friendly attractions in Indianapolis including the Indianapolis Zoo (right); summer
vistas at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (middle), and year-around fun at Santa Claus, Indiana (right).

also see -> Christmas in Indiana | 2023 Indiana Lake & Beach Guide

2023 Indiana Fall Foliage
| Indiana Campgrounds

indy fringe festival in August
Creativity is on tap at the IndyFringe Festival
in August ranging from comedy, drama,
cabaret and musicals, to visual art
and fun street performances.

2023 Indiana events and festivals

Just up ahead, check out our 2023 Indiana travel calender featuring memorable events and major festivals happening throughout the state with dates, locations and official links for more information. Happy travels!

May 24, 2023 -- Zoopolis 500 Tortoise Race, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis

June 24 - June 25, 2023 -- Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival Indianapolis

June 17 - June 18, 2023 -- Talbot Street Art Fair Indianapolis

July 7, 2023 - July 15, 2023 -- Three Rivers Festival Fort Wayne

July 17 - July 22, 2023 -- Circus City Festival Peru

July 28 - August 20, 2023 -- Indiana State Fair Indianapolis

August 3 - August 5, 2023 -- Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival Nappanee

August 17 - September 3, 2023 -- IndyFringe Festival Indianapolis

Kid-Friendly Indiana

Visit extra-merry Santa Claus, Indiana -- a top vacation spot featuring Holiday World amusement park (with year-round visits with Ol' St. Nick), and great summer fun at Splashin' Safari park.

In northern Indiana at Nappanee, you can also take a trip back in time to Amish Acres and its historic homestead featuring the only Amish farm listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

For nature lovers, top Indiana travel destinations include the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park.

More about Indiana tourist attractions around the Web:


Visit Indiana - Check out the Interactive travel guide to the entire state including regional attractions, festivals and events, printable travel discount coupons, hotel & restaurant guide, trip planner, photos, maps.

Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau - Find out what to do, and where to eat and stay in the state's capital including major attractions, cultural and entertainment highlights, hotel & restaurants, maps, pictures, and expert tips and suggestions for singles, couples and family fun.

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