Experience Indiana's vibrant urban areas and quaint small towns. Explore the natural beauty of its parks, caves and forests. Enjoy the sandy beaches of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along Lake Michigan, hear the roar of the engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, or visit the legendary campus of Notre Dame in South Bend. Black horse-drawn buggies are a signature of Amish communities in northern Indiana, such as in Nappanee, Middlebury and Shipshewana. Shop for antiques and crafts here and then fill up on a homemade Amish meal.
Indianapolis is home to great museums too, such as the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the world's largest Children's Museum, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The American Institute of Architects ranks Columbus as the sixth best city in the US for innovation and design, with more than 50 public buildings designed by world-famous architects. The winding hills of southern Indiana lead to historic towns such as Madison and Vevay, and in Orange County there are two stunning historic hotels, the French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs. Thrill-seekers should check out the highly-acclaimed rollercoasters at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus.
||EST – 5 hrs behind the UK Some NW and SW counties are on CST – 6 hrs behind the UK|
||Average temperatures during July vary from 63°F - 88°F (17°C - 31°C). The average temperatures in January range between 17°F and 35°F (–8°C to 2°C)|