This summer many Hoosiers are opting for a ‘daycation’ rather than the traditional vacation. Daycations, or day trips, provide an opportunity to enjoy local sites and attractions without the worries of packing, long drives, airport delays and overnight stays. Indiana has a host of excellent options to enjoy some ‘Hoosier hospitality’ on your daycation no matter what your interests or budget may be.
- Check out VisitIndiana.com’s trip idea online search.
- Follow VisitIndiana.com’s Indiana Insider blog for the latest in Indiana tourism news at www.in.gov/visitindiana/blog/
- Request an Indiana Travel Guide, Indiana Festival Guide, Indiana Golf Guide, or Indiana State Map by contacting your legislator.
- Order regional travel brochures from VisitIndiana.com
- Download the 2010 Indiana Recreation Guide and the 2010 Indiana Fishing Guide from the Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources.
- Visit camp.in.gov to learn about camping sites in Indiana and make online reservations.
- Visit stateparks.in.gov to learn about visiting Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs.
- Search for a local farmer’s market on the Indiana’s Farmer’s Market Online Directory.
- Contact your local visitor’s bureau or tourist board.
Museum Access Pass
This successful statewide initiative provides low-income Hoosier families with opportunities to visit museums and attractions at the reduced rate of $1 per family member.
Indiana families with at least one member who is 18 years of age or older and a participant of the TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), food stamps or Hoosier Healthwise Insurance programs are eligible to receive an Access Pass.
The Access Pass provides $1 admission to the following venues:
- The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
- Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- NCAA Hall of Champions
- Indiana Historical Society
To join, visit any of the venues listed above and complete the Access Pass application. Applicants must show an Indiana-issued photo identification and a Hoosier Works card (without Visa logo) or Hoosier Healthwise card.
For more information and additional discounts, visit www.childrensmuseum.org/accesspass.
Staying Safe this Summer