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About Indiana

Indiana became known as the Hoosier State, after John Finley of Richmond wrote a poem, 'The Hoosier's Nest', in the 1830s.

The state capital of Indiana is Indianapolis.

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Find out more about Indiana before you travel there.


The Indy 500, and all the festivities that surround it, takes place during Memorial Weekend.

Not everybody comes to Indianapolis for the car race in May, but the Speedway Museum attracts visitors all year round.

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument, in Indianapolis, is dedicated to Civil War servicemen.

French exploring parties from Quebec reached Indiana in the 17th century, and the first permanent settlement in Indiana was established at Vincennes in 1732. In 1763 the area came under British jurisdiction.

The site of Indianapolis was settled in 1820, and was given its name the following year.

Visiting Indianapolis:
When visiting Indianapolis you'll be amazed at all the things there are to do.

Around Indiana

Indiana refers to Native Americans and was first used in the 1760s, and officially adopted when Indiana Territory was formed in 1800.

States neighbouring Indiana are: Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.

Access Indiana:
Indiana's official office is open to the public.

Angel Mounds:
For over a thousand years, South-western Indiana was home to many Native Americans. Today, Angel Mounds State Historic Site is nationally recognised as one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, near Vincennes, commemorates the capture by the United States of Fort Sackville from the British in 1779.

Indiana Festival Guide:
Find out what's happening where, in the state of Indiana.

Located in White River State Park, in the heart of Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is a wonderful place to find everything you never expected. Whether you are a visitor to the state or a life-long Hoosier, this world-class institution will allow you to explore Indiana’s past, present and future through artistic, cultural and scientific exhibits.

Indiana State Parks:
Further information on Indiana's natural treasures.

In addition to the state parks of Brown County, Indiana Dunes, McCormick's Creek, and Spring Hill there are a number of historical sites in the state to honour Indiana's pioneers.

Indiana Travel Map:
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Lincoln Boyhood:
On this southern Indiana farm, Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen of the most formative years of his life and grew from youth into manhood. His mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln, is buried here.

Visit Indiana:
Whether you're a history buff, appreciate art, enjoy sports, take pleasure in nature, are born to shop, or are just into a little rest and relaxation, you're bound to enjoy visiting Indiana.

Lake Michigan

Indiana also has a small coast on Lake Michigan.

Indiana Dunes State Park

The sand dunes at Chesterton are constantly shifting, and on a clear day you can even see the Chicago skyline by climbing Mount Tom.


Indiana University is here, and Lake Monroe is nearby, as well as several state parks.

Amish Acres

The first Amish families settled in Indiana on this 80-acre farm at Nappanee.

Some 3,000 Amish live in the area today, and the original farm is a working museum.

Amish Acres:
Escape to Amish Acres and share the heritage of these intriguing people in quiet celebration of America's tolerance for diversity.

Amish Country:
Each hometown in Northern Indiana Amish Country has a unique personality all its own.

Indiana Municipalities

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