Spring Break in Indiana


Emily Mears, staff writer

If I were to tell you there was more to Indiana than corn, would you believe me? Believe it or not, there are fun places you can go within the state to enjoy your spring break, some of them being within Carroll County. 



Most of us remember going to The Children’s Museum when we were younger. Some went to play in the water table and others for the dinosaur exhibit. Regardless of your age, The Children’s Museum is pretty fun. But for those who are looking for something directed to an older demographic, Indianapolis has two museums right next door to each other. The Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum have interesting exhibits, and the Indiana State Museum is home to the IMax. If you go to any of these places, be sure to brush up on the COVID restrictions beforehand. 


Hoosier Hill

For those of you who read All the Bright Places, you may recognize this location. It may even surprise you to find out that it is in fact a real place right here in the state. Hoosier Hill is the highest elevation point in the state of Indiana coming in at 1,257 feet above sea level. This sight is located in Franklin Township in Wayne County. 


Enjoy the water

Indiana has many lakes, some natural and other man made. When the weather is nice, it is always a good idea to take out a boat or kayak and enjoy the scenery around the water, even if you only just sit and watch. Deer Creek runs right through Delphi with the Wabash River nearby. Both of them are great destinations in Carroll County. Driving up the river seeing how many eagles you can spot is always a great way to kill time. 


The Monon Trail

Did you know the Monon Trails goes right through Delphi? The Monon Trail was originally a railroad line connecting Indianapolis to Chicago with stops along the way. While the railroad is no longer in use, the trail acts as a great hiking/biking trail all over the state. Some of the best sights along this trail are debatably in Carmel, but you don’t have to leave our county to get out and cross walking along the Monon Trail off your bucket list. 


Go for a drive

One of the best parts of living in a more rural area is all the back roads. You can get almost anywhere in the county without having to drive on a highway. While highways are more convenient, they lack the view and sights that backroads can offer. So, go get your keys, roll down your windows and turn your radio on and just drive. Driving around is one of the best ways to see the state, county, and country. Even if you just take the long way to town, you’re opening yourself up to new opportunities to see some wildlife. 


Indiana is a beautiful state that doesn’t get a lot of credit. The state is full of historic places and trails. You don’t have to leave the state to enjoy your spring break, there are plenty of sights to see in Indiana.