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Sample Group Itineraries

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 >

Festivals and Hoildays in Indy

Monument Circle, Indianapolis

Spread holiday cheer by coming to Indianapolis. The city is decked out in sparklling holiday lights and glittering splendor while cherished events activities and performances bring out the "Ho-Ho-Ho" in everyone.  Read more>

 

Indy's History and Heritage

Indianapolis

Earn a whole new respect for Indiana's capital city through its storied history.  Indy is home to more monuments honoring veterans than any other U.S. city aside from Washington, D.C. Read more>

 

 

Active Touring and the Spirit of Competition in Indy

Indianapolis

Great parks, beautiful greenways, interactive museums, and an array of recreational amenities make Indy a dream destination for active travelers of all generations. 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.  Explore and learn about Indiana’s contribution to the great game of basketball.  Discovery is in your grasp with a road trip around the state. Read more>

 

Best of Northern Indiana Amish Country

Nappanee

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 in Southeast Indiana

Dearborn County

Enjoy the fall scenery in the town of Aurora. Watch a beer bread making demo and be amazed by the many murals and painted scenes in downtown Aurora. Even visit an orchard to really fall into the season. Read more>

 

Get Acquainted with Madison

Madison

Get to know the historical splendor that fills Madison. You'll have a chance to explore the downtown historic district and learn so much about the city. This exploring and learning will work up an appetite and you'll be able to choose from the various delicious options in town. Read more>

 

Girlfriend Getaway in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne

A girlfriend getaway is the perfect chance to relax and catch up with a group of your favorite ladies! Whether your group is interested in shopping at one of Fort Wayne’s malls or boutique shops, or prefers something a little more laid-back, there is something for all of the women in your group to enjoy! Read more>