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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 >

Race to Central Indiana

Indianapolis, Danville, Plainfield, Brownsburg

Take a lap around the track where the Greatest Spectacle in Racing takes place: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After touring the Speedway Museum, take your guests for a nostalgic lunch at the Mayberry Café. Later during the trip, they can have their choice of shopping, wine tasting or going to a race at Lucas Oil Raceway. Read more >

Shopping and the Great Outdoors

Brown County

This group getaway lets your travelers browse the 250 shops, studios and galleries in the Village of Nashville. You can also include live entertainment at the Brown County Playhouse or Mike’s Music and Dance Barn. Make it an outdoor adventure, too, with hiking or horseback riding at Brown County State Park. 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 >

History and Holiday in Spencer County

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 >