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Category: One-Tank Trips

One-Tank Trips: Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” Lanier Mansion, considered to be the “crown jewel” of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Limberlost State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Limberlost State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” At this location, nature is at the forefront. This location served as... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Corydon Capitol State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Corydon Capitol State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” You can learn all about Indiana’s first state capital at... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site. “I’m bored!” Featuring fantastic architecture and gorgeous ceilings and walls,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Vincennes State Historic Sites

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Vincennes State Historic Sites. “I’m bored!” Vincennes State Historic Sites explores Indiana’s history as a... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: New Harmony State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring New Harmony State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” This unique town will take visitors back in time. Around every corner... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Angel Mounds State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” At this location, you’ll become immersed in 1,000-year-old... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: T.C. Steele State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring T.C. Steele State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” Beautiful artwork and gorgeous gardens are the focal points for this... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Indiana State Museum

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring the  Indiana State Museum. “Mom, I’m bored!” This summer, why not make a day trip to a location right in... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Gene Stratton-Porter Sate Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Gene Stratton-Porter Sate Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” This location offers a stunning natural setting with views of... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Levi and Catharine Coffin State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” For those looking for a visit that will make an impact,... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

Summertime means one thing: Road trips. This summer, why not explore what’s in your own backyard by traveling to all the places you’ve driven past but never been to – or falling in love again with old favorites? Need some inspiration? We’ve got you covered with our One-Tank Trip series – today featuring Whitewater Canal State Historic Site. “Mom, I’m bored!” Everyone knows the downtown Indy canal, but in the 1840s canals... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018

One-Tank Trips: Explore the Hoosier state this summer

By Hannah Kiefer Summer break has arrived for most families, and summer means one thing: road trips. This summer, explore right in your own backyard with day trips to destinations you’ve always driven by, but never stopped to see – or return to your favorite destinations to see what’s new. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites offers 12 different locations where you can spend a day or even a weekend if you plan to visit several sites. Whether you’re... Read More
Posted by Kelsey Kotnik at Tuesday, June 12, 2018