Indiana Destinations

Indiana Destinations – The Land of Activities & Fun

Indiana General Information

The one who have never visited the United States of America, the name of Indiana will make them relate it to the famous Hollywood film Indiana Jones and its adventures. Though the true side is that both have only one thing in common that is the name. Else there is nothing that they share and both have a different stories altogether. The one who have a little knowledge about the geography especially the world geography, the name Indiana   will lead them straight to the US. It is a state in the Midwest region of the United States of America and the state is bordered by some other major states of US, - those are Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and Michigan. Another name given to the state is Hoosier. It means that the state has a history and people living there love to talk about it.

Indiana is a rural state in US and is highly populated. The area of the state is majorly covered in open farmland and is changing with the recent expansion of development.

Indiana Destination has so many things on the list that people residing there love to boast about it. First we talk about the outdoors; there are plenty of parks, natural reservoirs, natural preserve etc. When we explain in a few words it means that the land is full of green spaces and one can enjoy the outings and outdoor activities to its fullest. Next on the list we can mention about the some of the famous motorways of Indiana, some zoo and some of the street festivals held every year.

Popular Tourist Destination of Indiana

There are many tourist spots in the state. Indianapolis, the capital city of the state, is full of the big museums, some of the great and inordinate giant monuments and memorials; last but the least on the list is a very nice canal walk with paddleboats and public art.

While you move out of the cities you will see an endless farmland in the plains and they are the hosts of the parks and other outdoor recreational activities that are worth visiting. With no doubt in the heart one can surely visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. These dunes are enormous, the water is crystal clear, the forests in the surrounding are beautiful and the far off industrial views are worth sightseeing.

The other cities are Bloomington which is the home of the national university of Indiana, Fort Wayne the second largest city of the state, Gary is an industrial town and is situated very near to the city Chicago and some more are Evansville, Muncie, South Bend and Terre Haute.

Indiana Destination

As we talk about the outdoor activities, Indiana has a lot to offer; round the year there is always some or the other festivals going on that keeps the people of the Indiana busy round the year and also they keep themselves absorbed in the festive mood always. The festival starts from late April and keeps on going till the late October. The opening ceremony is named as the Thunder over Louisville in which thousands of fireworks are done and the best show is being awarded.  With the beginning of the fireworks the other events such as Indiana State fair, the Heritage Weekend, West Side Nut Club Fall Festival and the Harvest Homecoming Festival come back to back and at the end in late October the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is called to be the closing ceremony of the events.

Similarly in the sports Indiana Destination has always played the major role and with various college teams it has always taken some major position in the national sport.

Indiana is largely covered in rural area and it has a very low crime rate when compared to other states of US. It is a safe land to visit and is full of fun and activities.

Famous Indiana Destinations


Bloomington Coordinates: 39°9′44″N 86°31′45″W
Bloomington Country United States
Bloomington State Indiana
Bloomington County Monroe
Bloomington Government
 - Mayor Mark Kruzan (D)
Bloomington Area
 - City 19.9 sq mi (51.6 km2)
 - Land 19.7 sq mi (51.1 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Bloomington Elevation 771 ft (235 m)
Bloomington Population (2000)
 - City 69,291
 - Density 3,626/sq mi (1,400/km2)
 - Metro 183,733
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 47400-47499
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-05860
GNIS feature ID 0431207

Evansville, Indiana

Evansville Coordinates: 37°58′38″N 87°33′2″W
Evansville Country  United States
Evansville State  Indiana
Evansville Regions Tri-State Area, SW Indiana
Evansville County Vanderburgh
Evansville Townships Center, German, Knight, Perry, Pigeon
Evansville Founded 1812
Evansville Incorporated 1819
Evansville City Charter 1847
Evansville Government
 - Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel (D)
Evansville Area
 - City 105.6 km2 (40.8 sq mi)
 - Land 105.4 km2 (40.7 sq mi)
 - Water 0.2 km2 (0.1 sq mi)
 - Metro 6,130.5 km2 (2,367 sq mi)
Evansville Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Evansville Population (2000)
 - City 121,582
 - Density 1,153.4/km2 (2,987.3/sq mi)
 - Metro 342,815
Evansville Time Zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Evansville ZIP Codes 47701-47706, 47708, 47710
47711-47716, 47719-47722
47724-47728, 47730-47741
47744-47750, 47755, 47777
Evansville Area Code(s) 812
Evansville Twin Cities
 - Osnabrück  Germany
 - Tochigi-Shi  Japan
FIPS code 18-22000
GNIS feature ID 0434258
Demonyms Evansvillian
Interstates I-64, I-69, I-164
Waterways Ohio River
Airports Evansville Regional Airport
Public transit METS


Indianapolis Coordinates: 39°46′5.88″N 86°9′29.52″W
Indianapolis Country United States
Indianapolis State Indiana
Indianapolis County Marion
Indianapolis Townships See Marion Co. Townships
Indianapolis Founded 1821
Indianapolis Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Gregory A. Ballard (R)
 - Governing body City-County Council
Indianapolis Area
 - City-county 372 sq mi (963.5 km2)
 - Land 365.1 sq mi (945.6 km2)
 - Water 6.9 sq mi (17.9 km2)
Indianapolis Elevation 715 ft (218 m)
Indianapolis Population (2009)
 - City-county 807,584 (14th)
 - Density 2,212/sq mi (854/km2)
 - Urban 1,219,000
 - Metro 1,715,459 (33rd)
 - Demonyms Indianapolitan
Indianapolis TimeZone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Indianapolis Zip Codes 46201 – 46209, 46211, 46214
46216 – 46231, 46234 – 46237
46239 – 46242, 46244, 46247
46249 – 46251, 46253 – 46256
46259, 46260, 46266, 46268
46274, 46275, 46277, 46278
46280, 46282, 46283, 46285
46290, 46291, 46295, 46296
Indianapolis Area Code(s) 317
Twin Cities
 - Campinas  Brazil
 - Hangzhou  People's Republic of China
 - Taipei  Republic of China
 - Cologne  Germany
 - Hyderabad  India
 - Monza  Italy
 - Eldoret  Kenya
 - Piran  Slovenia
FIPS code 18-36003
Interstates I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74
Interstate Spurs I-465, I-865
Waterways White River
Airports Indianapolis International Airport
Public transit IndyGo
Clarian Health People Mover
Railroads Amtrak

Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fort Wayne Coordinates: 41°04′50″N 85°08′21″W
Fort Wayne Country US
Fort Wayne State  Indiana
Fort Wayne County Allen
Fort Wayne Founding 1794
Fort Wayne Incorporated (town) 1829
Fort Wayne Incorporated (city) 1840
Fort Wayne Founder Jean François Hamtramck
Fort Wayne Named for Anthony Wayne
Fort Wayne Government
 - Type Mayor-council government
 - Mayor Tom Henry (D)
 - City Clerk Sandra Kennedy (D)
 - City Council Marty Bender
Liz Brown
John Shoaff
Tom Smith
Karen Goldner
Tom Didier
Mitch Harper
Tim Pape
Glynn A. Hines
Fort Wayne Area
 - City 110.50 sq mi (286.19 km2)
 - Land 78.95 sq mi (204.48 km2)
 - Water 0.15 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 - Urban 135.25 sq mi (350.30 km2)
 - Metro 1,368 sq mi (3,554 km2)
Fort Wayne Elevation 810 ft (247 m)
Fort Wayne Population (2009)
 - City 255,890
 - Density 2,605.7/sq mi (1,006.1/km2)
 - Metro 414,315
Fort Wayne Time Zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Fort Wayne ZIP Codes 46801-46809, 46814-46816, 46818-46819, 46825, 46835, 46845, 46850-46869, 46885, 46895-46899
Fort Wayne Area Code(s) 260
Twin Cities
 - Gera  Germany
 - Płock  Poland
 - Takaoka  Japan
FIPS code 18-25000
GNIS feature ID 0434689