News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry

Resources & How-To Guides

How To Order an Indiana Roadway Guide Sign

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), in partnership with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD), gives the authority to install tourist attractions signs and specific service signs on the state highway system. If you are an interested business, there are a few steps to take to get your maximum tourist exposure.

Click here to download the Indiana Guide Sign program guide >




It's important for Hoosier schoolchildren to understand that Abraham Lincoln also lived in Indiana when he was their age. In fact, the roots of his beliefs came from the time he walked on the southern Indiana soil. Free resources are available to elementary and middle school teachers.

See Lincoln Teacher Resources >



Visit Indiana: 4th Grade Social Studies Curriculum

Indiana Tourism is pleased to offer this interactive, six-week social studies course for 4th grade teachers. Created by teachers for teachers, the curriculum provides a complete set of tools, lesson plans and classroom ideas to help you engage your students in an exciting exploration of Indiana’s history and is designed to meet the state of Indiana’s academic standards for 4th grade social studies. 

Looking for a specific tool or lesson plan for your classroom? Download individual resources and lesson plans from the curriculum at




How To Plan and Produce Your Festival

The Indiana State Festivals Association and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development have provided this comprehensive manual to help you plan every stage of your event, from concept to post-festival evaluation. The guidelines herein are based on years of experience and expert planning, and can help you produce a well-organized, profitable festival that’s as much fun for your committee as it is for your community and your visitors.

Click here to download the Indiana Festivals How-To guide >