Top Four Attractions in Indiana for Large Groups to Visit

When traveling in a large group, there are limitations to some of the activities you can do and places you can go, but not very many. There are benefits to traveling in a group as well: reduced prices into parks and events, and lower room and travel rates.

There are many Indiana tourist destinations that accommodate groups. Four big ones immediately come to mind: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, The Indianapolis Zoo, Amish Acres, and Indiana Dunes State Park.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum

The motor speedway located in Indianapolis claims to be the “racing capitol of the world” and offers the Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, which is designated a National Historic Landmark. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one of the most noted racetracks of the United States. (Hall of Fame Museum, 2010). The racetrack is home to the Brickyard 500, one of the top Nascar® events every year. It was named the Brickyard because the at one time the track was completely paved with bricks. Today, only the ricks at the start finish line remain. It is tradition for the winner of the race to kiss the bricks.

The Indianapolis Zoo

Not far from the motor Speedway is the Indianapolis Zoo. The zoo features a shark tank and dolphin pavilion. (Indianapolis Zoo, 2011) The zoo sits on 64 acres, and receives more than 1.4 million visitors a year. The dolphin exhibit features daily shows, in addition to being the only US zoo to offer the opportunity to swim with dolphins to the public.

Amish Acres Historic Farm

Amish Acres Historic Farm gives visitors a look back to the past. The farm features horse drawn buggy rides and exhibitions where guests can watch as lye soap and other handcrafted items are made (Historic Farm and Heritage Report, 2011). Guests can enjoy family style dinners, which are a kicked off by the ringing of the dinner bell. There is also a blacksmith shop, maple sugar camp, and winery with wine tasting. The farm caters to travelers in small or large sized groups and Cardinal Buses can organize your party’s transportation to and from the farm.

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park

Indiana Dunes State Park covers more than 2,000 acres along Lake Michigan’s North Shore. (Indiana Dunes, N/A). The beach front is approximately three miles, but what really stands out are the dunes. They rise about 200 feet above the horizon and provide a stark contrast to the surrounding area.  Visitors love the multitude of activities available: boating and swimming, dune activities and hiking and fishing. The many activities and vast area are one of the reasons the park is a popular Indiana tourist destination. Book a charter bus today for a day-long group excursion to the exciting State Park.

Indiana may be famous for other local attractions; however, the places listed above are great places to visit and are prime group destinations due to the available size of the properties, and the multitude of things to do and see.