4 Things to Do in Indiana in the Summer

Posted by Pekin Insurance on Jun 24, 2016

Check out these four ideas to spice up your summer! These hidden treasures are right in your backyard, waiting to be discovered!


Typically, if you have lived in a state for a while, you may find yourself getting bored of the same attractions in your area. Check out these four ideas to spice up your summer! These hidden treasures are right in your backyard, waiting to be discovered!

  1. Explore Brown County at Valley Branch Retreat in Nashville, Indiana

Whether your taste is zip lining, ATV and buggy tours, paintballing, biking, hiking, camping, and more, Explore Brown County has it all! Bring out your adventurous side, and take a stab at the various activities for visitors, complete with cabins and camping grounds. Visitors can feel the rush of adrenaline as they make their way through the trees or on dirt roads from one adventure to the next. This is a place you would want to spend at least a few hours, if not a day or weekend.

  1. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, Indiana

The Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is not a zoo, but instead, a non-profit that is dedicated to the well-being of the animals. This means the animals are not there for entertainment, and visitors are expected to respect the animals and the sanctuary’s rules. The sanctuary has over 100 exotic animals with tours that vary seasonally. Animals come to the sanctuary after being abandoned, surrendered, or confiscated from the exotic pet trade in the United States. This is a unique opportunity to see protected animals that are not putting on a show but living in a sanctuary with all their needs met.

  1. Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard in LaOtto, Indiana

Spend some time tasting and learning about various wines and their pairings. Jeremy and Jennifer Lutter are the proprietors of the winery, which opened on April 29, 2011. The winery is a wonderful place to take a step away from society and relax. On the other hand, Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard also has an event room to host your next special occasion. However, while they do not host weddings or receptions, they host a multitude of other events including anniversaries, birthdays, showers, corporate events, reunions, and more. The event room is also equipped with Wi-Fi, a projector, a private tasting bar, and tours upon request.

  1. Benton County Wind Farm Tours brought to you by Benton County Economic Development in Fowler, Indiana

Ever driven by a wind farm and wondered how much energy a turbine generates? Well, now you can find out by visiting Indiana’s original wind farm in Benton County. A tour includes a video presentation with Q&A, a view of a wind turbine from a 100-foot distance, and the opportunity to walk up and touch a blade. Typically, a tour lasts around an hour, but tours are only available from April through October. Learn more about those odd objects you drive by frequently and spend some time in Benton County.

Have you tried out any of these places? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.


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