In the state of Indiana, discover nature at the Great Lakes,
idyllic hiking trails to waterfalls and the metropolis of
Indianapolis. The state of Indiana in the Midwest of the United
States also bears the nickname "The Hoosier State", its
inhabitants are called "Hoosier" - however, the origin and
meaning of the name are controversial.
Agriculture is a large
industry in Indiana. Maize, tobacco, soybeans and wheat are
grown on extensive farms. The capital of the rural state is
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Park offers visitors several
miles of sandy beach and dunes along the shores of Lake
Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes. On clear days you can see
the skyline of Chicago in Illinois or Milwaukee in Wisconsin
from here. The region is particularly popular with campers and
offers, in addition to hiking and swimming, many other options
for actively spending your vacation.
Visit one of the state's few lighthouses in Michigan
City. Another natural beauty is the Clifty Falls State Park near
the city of Madison. In the nature reserve, hiking routes of
various levels of difficulty lead through the Clifty Creek
Canyon and past four waterfalls such as the Tunnel Falls. The
longest underground river in the United States can be viewed in
the Bluespring Caverns cave system in southern Indiana. Those
interested in culture will find what they are looking for in the
Indianapolis metropolitan region. In the center of the city, a
gigantic memorial for the fallen soldiers of the American Civil
War rises more than 86 meters. In the same square is the
neo-Gothic Christ Church Cathedral from 1857. The famous
Indianapolis 500 car race takes place in the city once a year.
Tips for arrival and best travel time
The temperate continental climate is characterized by warm to
hot summers and winters with temperatures around zero. The best
time to travel is between May and October.
The Hoosier State is not served directly from Germany,
Chicago is best suited as a connecting airport. The time
difference between Eastern Standard Time and CET is six hours.
List of all zip codes for the state of Indiana, IN. Sorted by
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