Many know Indiana residents as basketball fanatics, and they do love their hoops! In fact, sports of all kinds reign supreme, so Indiana is a great place to visit for professional, collegiate, high school or recreational sports. Indiana is the 15th most populous state in the nation. The terrain varies greatly from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan to the rolling hills in southern Indiana and the lush farmland in between. Between those borders lie areas both urban and rural, with plenty to do from amusement parks and hiking to wine trails and nightlife.
1. What is your destination most known for?
The Indy 500. It’s the world’s largest single-day sporting event in the world.
2. During this time, how can we enjoy your destination from afar?
Test your skills with more than 20 jigsaw puzzles from Indiana destinations. Are you feeling like Emeril? We have recipes on Indiana favorites; the pork tenderloin and sugar cream pie. Think you know Indiana? Test your knowledge with our Hoosier State trivia. Plus, we have virtual vacations, virtual background and nature videos. Click here for these ideas and more.
3. Once travel resumes, what hidden gem should not be missed when visiting your destination?
The Indiana Dunes National Park on Lake Michigan’s south shoreline has many outdoor opportunities, including the 3 Dunes Challenge.
4. What’s one feature that can’t be missed when visiting your website?
We currently have a campaign called “The20IN20.” It will resume when travel resumes. All year, Visit Indiana will reveal 20 lists of 20 must-see, must-do Indiana experiences, one at a time. These are 20 different categories, which feature places all over the state. https://visitindiana.com/2020/
5. How did you hear about NATJA, why did you join?
Other NATJA members.
6. Is there anything else you feel travel media should know about your destination?
Our capital city of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend offer all the amenities of a “big” city. French Lick Resort is comprised of two, AAA Four-Diamond nationally historic hotels. It’s nestled in the rolling hills of the Hoosier National Forest. The resort includes three challenging golf courses (one is a Pete Dye course), two rejuvenating spas, impressive meeting venues and a Vegas-style casino. In Northern Indiana, you can enjoy a slower-pace in Amish County