Indiana

THE HOOSIER STATE

Indiana is the heart of the Midwest, the Crossroads of America. From South Bend up north to Evansville down south, the landscape is varied and the people are hospitable. The terrain varies greatly from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes 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.

When you plan an extended weekend getaway at the Potawatomi Inn in Angola’s Pokagon State Park, rest assured that the family will want to make it a repeat adventure every winter. This park is home to Indiana’s only refrigerated toboggan run. You’ll whoosh down one of the 1/4-mile twin tracks at speeds of 35-40 miles per hour! The one-of-a-kind ride is open through March 1, The best part? It runs even if Mother Nature hasn’t provided any snow! After a day outdoors, warm up to a good movie at the Brokaw Theatre, a beautiful historic building downtown.

Fort Wayne is another city for winter fun that should be put on your bucket list. For indoor fun, there is an indoor trampoline park called Sky Zone. It also offers dodgeball and a sky-ladder. Saturday nights there is a laser and black-light music party called Glow Jam, where you can dance and bounce to popular tunes. For the creative, try “Painting with a Twist. There is plenty of outdoor fun as well. Franke Park is popular year-round. During the winter months, you can go sledding. Ice skating is at Headwaters Park and Mengerson Nature Reserve is perfect for winter hiking because it is only 1.2 miles in length. From Jan. 15-26, savor Fort Wayne returns with as many as 50 participating restaurants.   MORE

Planning a girlfriend getaway? Check out the unique shopping venues, from popular outlet malls with designer clothing to local artisan and antique shops. Or if romance is in the air, see what’s playing at a theater, or take your significant other out and try a delicious new entree at one of the participating restaurants in Devour Indy Winterfest Jan. 20-Feb. 2. >MORE

If you are looking for a new escape game in Northwest Indiana, you need to check out Locked In At The Lake. Located next to Aurelio’s Pizza on U.S. 41, Locked In At The Lake offers separate escape rooms for both adults and kids. 

So plan an extended weekend getaway to Indiana today!

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