In Awe of Abe – A visit to Lincoln’s Boyhood Home

Abraham Lincoln grew from a boy into a man in what is now called Lincoln City, Indiana. While his birthplace in Kentucky and his role as a Senator from Illinois gets much recognition- Indiana is often overlooked. Until researching the area around Evansville, Indiana; I didn’t even know that Lincoln spent nearly 15 years of his life in Indiana! Our visit to the Lincoln Boyhood Home helped me to better understand our 16th President. What we thought to be a …

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48 hours of family-friendly fun in Fort Wayne

Your weekend guide to Fort Wayne with kids New York, Chicago, Nashville- these cities come to mind when thinking of a long weekend with which to take the kids along. Fort Wayne? Well, it wasn’t on my radar and most likely hasn’t made its way to yours. However, for the Midwest traveler, it’s definitely worth the trip! Not only is Fort Wayne close-to-home, but it’s very clean and manageable for young ones. Here’s how to spend 48 hours in family-friendly …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

During last year’s trip to Fort Wayne, we did not have enough time to visit the Firefighters Museum, but this year we made it a priority! I think the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum is one of the best things to do in Fort Wayne with kids. Here’s why: #1 – So much history! The museum is housed in an original Engine House. I’m a sucker for history and standing in the place where so many brave souls served their city …

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Enchanted by Evansville – Family Travel Guide to Evansville, Indiana

Things to do in Evansville, Indiana The marketing slogan for Evansville, Indiana is “E is for Everyone.” After spending a few days in this Ohio River city, I see why Evansville IS a great destination for all ages, especially those that travel with the family. Here’s my guide of things to do in Evansville, IN; what to see, eat, and where to stay. You should plan to spend at least 2-3 days in Evansville, any less and you’ll feel very …

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History revealed at the Levi & Catharine Coffin House

Indiana’s Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad Levi and Catharine Coffin were devout Quakers who believed slavery was antithetical to their faith. As a young boy of 7, Levi witnessed slaves being separated from their families and was terrified of the thought of his own father being separated from him. Levi Coffin grew, married Catharine Coffin, and moved to Indiana from North Carolina in 1926. It was after building their home in the little town of Fountain City, Indiana …

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Holiday events within a 5-hour drive of Central Ohio

I’ve spent the last 15 years within an hour of Columbus, Ohio, so I’m finding I’m ready to get out and explore more of my home AND neighboring states.  Ohio and bordering states Indiana, Michigan, and West Virginia offer a plethora of events to relish in Yuletide joy! Here is my guide to Christmas & holiday displays, including light shows, festivals, and shopping opportunities within a days drive of Columbus. Ohio Ohio Girl Travels gives a rundown of Ohio’s Best …

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Kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis

Your complete guide to Indianapolis for families Indy is a great city for families! This Midwest mecca holds the World’s Largest Children’s Museum & other great sites! Here’s my guide to kid-friendly things to do in Indianapolis. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, it’s easy to see how the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts 1.25 million visitors each year! The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is very popular with families. After all, this isn’t your typical …

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Yes, you can sleep in a train car that’s INSIDE of a hotel!

A stay at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station I am so thankful that our plans changed and we were able to extend our stay in Indianapolis! I had been eyeing the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown for some time knowing that they had train car hotel rooms. Staying in a unique accommodation creates a memorable experience for young and old and this was definitely one we won’t soon forget! The Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown is housed in historic Union …

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