Have you ever taken a family vacation in Indiana? The locals have a slowed-down version of living. Although, things get pretty active when the Indy 500 takes place. A family vacation in this state can include time in small towns or bustling cities. Add in the expansive countryside, sand dunes, labyrinths, and caves and you may never want to go home. Let’s celebrate National Indiana Day today with thoughts of vacationing there and a few other fun facts I recently discovered.
Let’s Celebrate National Indiana Day with Fun Facts
- Tens of thousands of Christmas cards addressed to Santa arrive in Santa Claus, Indiana each year.
- Nancy Kerlin Barnet’s grave is located in the middle of a road in Indiana.
- 13 different bat species can be found in Indiana.
- The state bird of Indiana is the cardinal.
- A few famous people were born in Indiana. They include Michael Jackson, Colonel Sanders, Brendan Fraser, James Dean, and Jenna Fischer.
- In Indiana, a local law states it is illegal to bathe between October and March.
- Another law states you may not enter a theater, public streetcar, or movie house within 4 hours of eating garlic.
- There are 43 National Historic Landmarks in Indiana. They include earth mounds, carousels, a historic courthouse, cotton mill, and a car factory.
- Famous movies have been filmed in Indiana. They include Hoosiers, Rudy, and A League of Their Own.
- Many incredible inventions come from Indiana. They include seat belts, stainless steel, and medicines like insulin and penicillin.
- The University of Notre Dame was founded in 1842 in South Bend.
- The very first Major League Baseball game was played in Fort Wayne in 1871.
- The very first Indy 500 was held in 1911.
- The Grassyfork Fishery opened in 1899 in the town of Martinsville. Since then, this town has become known as the Goldfish Capital of the World.
- Head over to Bruceville to see a 20-foot-tall peach outside the Big Peach Farmer’s Market.
These are some of the fun facts I discovered about this state for National Indiana Day. Which fun fact is your favorite?
And is that fun fact intriguing enough to make you want to plan a family vacation in Indiana or somewhere else?
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