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Last modified: 11/01/07

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Indiana Vacation Basic Facts

Indiana Office of Tourism Development, Indiana Commerce Center, One North Capital #100, Indianapolis IN 46204-2288; 317-232-8859; 888-ENJOY-IN; Fax: 317-233-6887.

State Bird: cardinal

State Flower: peony

State Motto: The Crossroads of America

State Nickname: Hoosier State

State Poem: Indiana

State Quarter:

State River: Wabash River

State Seal:

State Soil: Miami

State Song: On the Banks of the Wabash

State Stone: Salem limestone

State Tree: tulip tree

State Capitals

Vincennes Visitors Center, 1 W Harrison Street, Vincennes IN 47591; 812-882-7422. The capital of the Indiana Territory from 1800 to 1813.

Corydon Capitol State Historic Site, 202 E Walnut Street, Corydon IN 47112; 812-738-4899. The first state capital of Indiana, from 1813 to 1825.

Indianapolis, Indiana. The state capital since January 12, 1825.


Back Home Again in Indiana; On the Banks of the Wabash; Indiana Wants Me.

Indiana Specials

Wolf Park near Lafayette is the only known private facility where wolves are allowed to interact with bison.

Indianapolis 500 race is the largest single-day sporting event in the world.

The West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark Built in 1902, this six-story domed atrium hotel was the world's largest clear-span dome until the construction of modern day arenas.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum.

The first rapid fire gun was patented by Richard Gatling in Indianapolis 1862.

The first diesel powered tractor was produced in Columbus, Indiana in 1930.

In 1952 the first automatic headlight dimmer was developed in Anderson.

It's illegal in Indiana for liquor stores to sell milk or cold soft drinks, but they can sell unrefrigerated soft drinks.

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