Indiana Travel Guide
Experience old-time railroad travel, operated on 38 miles of original track.
Years as agent: 25. Specialties: Greece, Turkey. Consulting fee: $250.
For a unique taste of the outdoors, try rafting the 1,900-foot East Race Waterway using water from the St. Joseph River.
Take the Grounds Tour at the speedway (home to the Indianapolis 500).
Special Booking: For a group of women on a china- and silver-shopping excursion, the table at their private villa was set with different patterns, which were listed on the menu along with the food. Years as agent: 29.
Peruse Shipshewana’s many arts and crafts stores on the main street, but if size matters, visit the weekday market to see more than 900 vendors.
An open-air living-history museum, where guests take a trip to late-19th-century agrarian life—composting, mucking stables, and hoeing, but with plenty of time for leisure, sans electronics.
Explore race-car history with 45 vehicles on display.
Opens early August.
Experience a back-roads tour of the Amish and Mennonite communities.
Just an hour outside of Chicago sits the Midwest's answer to Cape Cod: Indiana Dunes, a stretch of seashore with eight powdery beaches and a wooded 1,530-acre preserve. You can climb several of the dunes, hike the preserve's trails, and swim in the lake.
The museum offers interactive exhibits and hands-on play.