Enjoy the Last of Summer With These 7 Fun-Filled Indiana Road Trip Ideas!

Although summer feels like it arrived not too long ago, the season is nearing its end and school will be in session soon enough. Why not take the time out for one last hurrah on the road? We’ve compiled 7 of our favorite fun-filled Indiana destinations for you to check out on your next Midwestern road trip!

Holiday World – Want to beat the summertime heat? Head over to Santa Claus, Indiana and visit Holiday World Theme Park & Splashin’ Safari Water Park, the world’s first ever theme park! Enjoy free soft drinks, free sunscreen, and free parking as you check out the park’s wildly fun rides. Voted the Cleanest Park in the World for more than a decade, Holiday World has plenty of rides, fun live shows, and delicious food including Thanksgiving Dinner and blue ice cream! This amusement park is definitely a must-visit destination!

Squire Boone Caverns – Visit Mauckport, a southern Indiana town on the Ohio River, and go back in time to the gold-mining days. Those 7 years and older and at least 65 pounds can zip through forests and ravines at Zipline Adventures, and little ones can mine for gold and gemstones, explore nature, and visit the candy shop at Squire Boone Village. Don’t forget to check out Squire Boone Cavern to see beautiful waterfalls and streams – bring along a sweater!

Shipshewana – Want to do something a little different? Journey north to Shipshewana and tour the Amish countryside with Buggy Lane Tours. Once your tour is over, you can check out the Blue Gate Restaurant and enjoy a home-cooked meal and a sweet treat at the bakery. Wind down with a show at the Blue Gate Theater, which offers some of the best family-friendly entertainment in the area, and check out the countless shops for some of the most unique gifts in Indiana!

Indiana Dunes – Saunter over to Porter, Indiana and head over to the awe-inspiring Lake Michigan. You can take in some of the most stunning sights on the sand dunes, go hiking, and take a dip in the Great Lake. Wrap up the day by indulging in world-class cuisine and taking in the exciting nightlife downtown!

Brown County – Bring the whole family along for a fun-filled adventure in Brown County near Nashville, Indiana! The little ones can enjoy pony rides while those 7 years old and older can go on a trail ride adventure. Check out one or more of the 12 trails within the park and enjoy the sights along the way. Make the most of your adventure by flying through the trees on zip lines, catching some fish, playing tennis, getting out on the water on a canoe, and much more! At the end of the day, head over to Nashville and enjoy plenty of specialty shops and fantastic restaurants.

Marengo Cave – Check out one of Indiana’s most unique attractions in Marengo! The Marengo Cave is chock full of unique and amazing caves. Embark on walking tours, gemstone mining, canoeing and more. Kids can enjoy an adventure of their own as they crawl through a maze called “The Crawl.” This is the perfect place for those who want to go cave exploring and escape the summer heat!

Pine Lake Waterpark – Journey to eastern Indiana to the charming Swiss town of Berne and check out Pine Lake Waterpark! This is a one-of-a-kind outdoor water park, which is situated on beautiful Pine Lake. Your kids will enjoy the kiddie slides and splash pad, and you can have a blast on the 3 big water slides, various water logs, and even a 30-foot jumping platform! Enjoy family fun with beach volleyball or take a cable ride to take in your surroundings. There’s fun for everyone at Pine Lake Waterpark!

Before you head out on the road, make sure you call your agent at Madison Mutual Insurance Company to ensure that your auto insurance is up-to-date! Call us at 1-800-766-MMIC or learn more about us online at www.madisonmutual.com!