Think you live in a place where there is nothing to do? I hear that all the time regarding my state and I disagree. With the right mindset and a little creativity, you can find adventure wherever you live. You don’t need to travel out of the country or even out of your town. I’d be willing to bet you can find something fun and interesting to do wherever you are. Once you learn that adventure seeking skill you can use it wherever you go to create more excitement in your life.

To prove my theory, I’m embarking on a really long (like probably a few years) experiment to find something enjoyable to do in every county in Indiana. Let’s face it, Indiana isn’t a vacation hotbed – most people head to a big city or the beach for their annual vacations, so I figured if I can prove that my middle of the country state has something interesting to do EVERYWHERE, my point will be made!

There are 92 counties in Indiana, so it’s a pretty daunting task. You can expect to start seeing posts each month covering a county or two (or three). I’ll still continue to share other trips, travel info, ideas for things to do, etc., this will just be a fun little addition. Luckily for me, I’ve already covered a few so I have a bit of a headstart.

I’ll come back to this post and add links as I complete each county. I’ve broken down the state into regions and to keep it simple, I just followed how Visit Indiana categorizes them. Ready to begin? Here we go …

Goat Yoga in Franklin, Indiana
Having fun in Franklin, IN (Johnson County)

Central Indiana includes:

Boone

Clinton

Hamilton – 5 Fun Fall Adventures in Hamilton County; Spend A Perfect Day in Westfield; Hamilton County Wineries

Hancock

Hendricks – A Rainy Day (Danville)

Johnson – Friday Night Fun; Goat Yoga and Dining Downtown; Exploring and Enjoying Franklin

Marion – Zoo Boo; A Presidential Adventure; Garfield Conservatory

Morgan

Shelby

South Central Indiana includes:

Bartholomew

Brown

Daviess

Dearborn

Decatur

Franklin

Greene

Jackson

Jefferson

Jennings

Knox

Lawrence

Martin

Monroe

Ohio

Ripley

Switzerland

The Refinery in Kokomo, Indiana
Look at these delicious drinks at the Refinery in Kokomo (Howard County)

East Indiana includes:

Adams

Allen

Blackford

Cass

DeKalb

Delaware

Fayette

Grant

Henry

Howard – Crown Haven Center, A Full Day of Fun in Kokomo

Huntington

Jay

Madison – Adventure Everywhere

Miami

Noble

Randolph

Rush

Tipton

Union

Wabash

Wayne

Wells

Whitley

toboggan+state park + Pokagon
Tobogganing fun at Pokagon State Park (Steuben County)

North Indiana Includes:

Elkhart

Fulton

Jasper

Kosciusko – Beginning the Weekend Off Right, Salt Caves and MudLove

LaGrange

Lake – Treats for Everyone, Animals and Antiques in Lowell

LaPorte

Marshall

Porter

Pulaski

St. Joseph

Starke

Steuben – Five Fun Things to do Near Pokagon, An Overnight Adventure at Pokagon State Park

South Indiana Includes:

Clark

Crawford

Dubois

Floyd

Gibson

Harrison

Orange

Perry

Pike

Posey

Scott

Spencer

Vanderburgh

Warrick

Washington

McCords Candy Store in Lafayette, Indiana
Learning how to make candy canes in Lafayette, IN (Tippecanoe County)

West Indiana Includes:

Benton

Carroll

Clay

Fountain

Montgomery

Newton

Owen

Parke

Putnam

Sullivan

Tippecanoe – Best Places to Eat Near Purdue, McCords Candy Cane Tour

Vermillion

Vigo

Warren

White

Whew! That’s an awful lot of places to go. It’ll be interesting to see if my hypothesis is correct – if I really can find something fun to do in every county in Indiana. Regardless of success, I think I can safely say when this project is complete I’ll be an expert on things to do in Indiana!

If you are from one of these counties – I’d love to get your thoughts on what makes your area special and what I should be sure to check out!

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