The Indianapolis 500 draws a multitude of racing fans to Indiana’s state capital each year, but the Circle City also has a wealth of destinations for those who want to explore museums, restaurants and more. Plan a trip to the shores of Lake Michigan to visit Indiana Dunes National Park, explore rural small towns across the state or make a weekend getaway to college towns such as Bloomington, West Lafeyette or South Bend in the fall to take in some of Indiana’s storied college football programs.

Enjoy elegant farm-to-table fine dining in Roanoke Indiana’s small-town setting.

Head to this lake in Birdseye, Indiana, for a stay aboard a fully equipped houseboat and other on-the-water recreation.  

Pioneer times come to life in Fishers, Indiana, with costumed historical interpreters and activities straight from the 19th century.  

This restaurant on the town square in Danville, Indiana, pays tribute to one of the most beloved TV shows of the 1960s. 

This South Bend, Indiana, destination features a refrigerated ice trail — a continuous, 15-foot-wide, 650-foot-long loop that gradually dips and climbs. 

Several companies in and around Bloomington, Indiana, offer hot air balloon excursions that ride high above the changing leaves. 

Dig into some of the state’s best barbecue at this small-but-mighty railside spot in Lizton, Indiana

The decor and feel of this colorful hotel in Fort Wayne, Indiana is inspired by the visual look of Vera Bradley products. 

The outdoor recreational opportunities at this Angola, Indiana, park range from camping and hiking to horseback riding and paddling.  

Explore the history of the region as well as the nature supported by the Hoosier State’s famous lakeside sand dunes in Porter, Indiana.