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Ideas for Group Travel

From the northern beaches to the southern vineyards, Indiana has destinations that are perfect for group travel. Take a look at the following for ideas and then contact the local visitors bureaus for further information.

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Dunes, Dome and Desserts

Chesterton, Michigan City, South Bend

Outdoor and history lovers will enjoy a tour of the Dunes Nature Preserve in Indiana Dunes State Park, the International Friendship Gardens and the University of Notre Dame. Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets will satisfy your shopping aficionados, while a tour of the South Bend Chocolate Company Factory and Museum makes most anyone happy. Read more >

Covered Bridge Country

Parke County, Dana, Covington

When you tour the Covered Bridge Capital of the World, you can see working mills as well as drop-dead gorgeous scenery. Hiking and canoeing are great group activities at Turkey Run State Park. Honor the Greatest Generation as you learn about the most famous war correspondent at the Ernie Pyle WWII Museum. Read more >

No-Fuss in Hendricks County

Danville

Sight seeing in Hendricks county will be a breeze. You can get a taste of the county's culture and people by stopping to get a bite to eat at the Mayberry Cafe.  There are many options to satisfy your green thumb in gardens, orchards and even a landfill. Visit the county during the holiday season to enjoy many themed events and great local restaurants. Read more >

Exploring, Dining & Shopping in Brown County

Brown County

This group getaway lets your travelers satisfy all of their shopping and dining needs along with so much more. You can take a stroll in village of Nashville and admire numerous art pieces. This itinerary also suggest a number of unique lodging options for you to rest and relax! Read more >

Cave Country

Marengo, Corydon, Mauckport

This tour features views from high above and from way below the ground. Get the best views of the Ohio River and also take a guided tour of Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns. Cap off the tour with a wine tasting at Turtle Run Winery. Read more >

Historical Treasures & Holiday Fun

Santa Claus, Lincoln City, Rockport

Abe Lincoln lived here from age 7-21. Learn about his formative years at the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and the Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. They’ll dance along as they tour Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels, featuring restored mechanical musical instruments. And, of course, the Santa Claus Museum is a must-stop. Read more >

Olde World Sampler

West Baden, French Lick, Jasper, Huntingburg, Ferdinand

The Olde World becomes new when you tour St. Joseph Catholic Church, Shiloh Meeting House and the Schnitzelbank restaurant. Take a historic tour of the French Lick Resort before hitting the casino. Read more >

 

Tale of Two River Towns

Evansville and New Harmony

This trip includes completely different experiences on the Ohio and Wabash rivers. Evansville offers Angel Mounds State Historic Site or the Reitz Home Museum, while New Harmony could include the winding labyrinths or artist galleries. Read more >

Indiana I-65 Corridor: A North to South Journey

Merrillville, Gary, Fair Oaks, West Lafayette, Battle Ground, Indianapolis, Columbus, Commiskey, Seymour

This three-day tour can include a candy factory, a John Mellencamp-owned art gallery, cows, wolves, world-renowned architecture and everything in between. You could also include dinner theater, museum tours and garden strolls. Read more >

Hoosier Hysteria Around Indiana

Milan, New Castle, Lafayette, Bloomington, South Bend, Indianapolis

Indiana and basketball go hand-in-hand.  From small-town high schools to championship-winning college programs to the Indiana Pacers and the greatness of Halls of Fame in between, there’s so much to explore and learn about Indiana’s contribution to the great game of basketball.  Discover Indiana’s contribution to basketball history with a road trip around the state. Read more>

Best of Northern Indiana Amish Country

Nappanee

You can’t beat the beauty and bounty of Northern Indiana Amish Country, home to the third largest Amish community in the nation.  Our easy to reach destination, one of the most popular for groups in the Midwest, your group can arrive in the serenity of Amish Country with less than a day’s journey from the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. Read more >

Quilt Gardens in Amish Country

Nappanee, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury

The Quilt Gardens is a one-of-its-kind experience that showcases 20 gigantic quilt patterned gardens stitched with hundreds of thousands of blooms combined with 21 hand-painted quilt art murals creating a tapestry of color in seven welcoming communities in the heart of Amish Country. Read more>

The "Art" in Elkhart

Elkhart

Indulge in your creative side in Elkhart. Spend a day with skilled artisans, eating lunch and dinner at quaint little restaurants, touring beautifully built structures, and being captivated by art-filled gardens. Read more>

 

Fall Mums, Farms & Market

DearbornDearborn

Visit family-run farms and markets in the rolling hills of Southeast Indiana, meet a friendly herd of alpaca, tour a greenhouse, visit an orchard and find locally made specialty foods and fresh produce. Read more >

 

How It's Made, Hoosier-Style

Kosciusko County

Why watch How It's Made on the Science Channel, when you can take a factory tour for yourself? Take a tour of Kosciusko County's charming small towns, and be surprised at the wide range of products the community hand-crafts and mass manufactures. Read More>

 

Bees, Birds, and Butterflies

Dearborn County

Explore the natural world in Southeast Indiana-- where our garden centers, artists, farms, wetlands area, brewery, and feed mill offer one-of-a-kind group experiences and hands-on fun. Taste a variety of honey, harvest flowers, paint birdhouses, craft a fused glass butterfly suncatcher, and more! Read More>

 

 

History, Heritage, and Haints 

 Madison 

 Start your visit with a tour of the historic district. Our friendly, knowledgeable step-on guide will point out places of interest, great restaurants,       shopping,    and much more. Next visit one or more of our historic sites. Read More >

 

 

Party Like You Mean It!

 Madison 

 We know how to throw a party! We've been doing it since 1809. From May through December, group friendly events abound. There are home tours,   music events, garden tours, holiday events, arts/craft shows, 5ks, car shows, food & wine tastings, boat races-- just to name a few. Read More>

 

 

Hands On Adventure for Everyone

 Madison

 Go wild with Rockin' Jet Thunder Boats, meet your inner artist at a DIY workshop, tackle the Mad Madison scavenger hunt, or hit the trails on foot or       bicycle. Read More >

 

 

Madison County Mystery Tour 

 Anderson 

 From the Gaither Family to the Good Family, from the world's largest ball of paint to the world-class Paramount, this 2 day tour of Madison County has   something for everyone. Read More >

 

Crafted in Festival Country 

 Johnson County 

 There's nothing better than exploring the communities of Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy, and enjoying the great things that are grown and     made there. Read More>

 

Historically Great Franklin 

 Franklin 

 Want to get to know (and love) historic Franklin? This community in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy, offers a getaway that will remind   you  Read More>