They get two weeks off so we'll probably do either Tues/Wed/Thurs of the first week or second week - not sure yet.
My husband works for the airlines so we fly standby which makes it difficult for us to make concrete plans so, we don't want to do anything where we'd have to buy advanced tickets or anything like that.
We'll fly into Indianapolis and will rent a car. From there, I'm sort of lost and am wondering if anyone has any advice for traveling around this area?
I called the visitor's bureau and they've run out of visitor's guides. They recommend the website which I looked at but, I'm really hoping to get ideas from people who have been to the area.
I'd love to be able to take the kids on some driving tours through the Fall leaves. We don't need attractions - no theme parks etc.... hiking would be good, just nature type stuff, things that are local to the area like festivals or some such would be so wonderful.
Any ideas or suggestions would be so very appreciated!
Nashville, IN is a nice little town to visit, even though it is becoming too tourist-y for my tastes. And we adore Bloomington, IN.
Most of southern IN is hilly and rural and beautiful in the Fall.
Sorry, I'm not much concrete help, just encouraging.
Indy is a wonderful place for a family vacation too.
There are actually several state parks around Brown County also- McCormick's Creek near Ellettsville/Spencer, Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell (nice pioneer village with events on many weekends) and more. Visit in.gov/dnr for more info.
Lake Monroe is a reservoir just south of Bloomington.
Connor Prairie (east of Indianapolis) is a great place to visit also.
If you fly into Louisville, you would be able to visit places like Falls of the Ohio or Clifty Falls (near Madison, IN) in addition to Brown Co.
ETA: I forgot to link you to the Indiana festival guide: http://www.indianafestivals.org/inde...ate=2010-10-06
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Anyway,you've gotten good advice. Bloomington is AMAZING. Total crunch fest! There are great places to eat, the Indiana University campus is awesome. If you get a chance, tour the IU Greenhouse. Its really cool and open to the public.
Seriously do check out the Brown County State park. It is truly lovely. Yellowwood state park is lovely as well.
have fun and tell Brown County that I love her and miss her!