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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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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5 Can’t-Miss Experiences at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to the world’s largest children’s museum! At nearly 500,000 square feet in size, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts 1.25 million visitors each year! It’s easy to see why the museum is so popular with families. This isn’t your typical children’s museum- it’s an inter-generational learning environment that caters to everyone from the very young to the very old. The museum is HUGE, which makes it impossible to see in one day, and they average 6 new …

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Huddleston Farmhouse and the National Road Museum

Indiana Landmark near Cambridge City The Huddleston Farmhouse was built in 1841 by John Huddleston. Mr. Huddleston built his home knowing that it would become an Inn for people traveling along the newly created National Road. Thirty-five years earlier, in 1806, Congress authorized the construction of the National Road. However, this wasn’t without some controversy! In a country as new as the United States, legislators (and their constituents) weren’t sure that the government should be allowed to fund roads! The …

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5 Reasons to Visit the Fort Wayne Firefighters Museum

On last year’s trip to Fort Wayne, we did not have enough time to visit the Firefighters Museum.  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 added …

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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; did I 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 20-minute …

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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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