Bordering Lake Michigan to the north, Indiana is made up of deep valleys, cornfields as far as the eye can see, mountain foothills and vast farmlands. Home to the peace-loving Amish communities, the state is known for its covered bridges, Indian Mounds (Native American burial and cultural mounds) and the legendary Indy 500 auto race. In the middle of the hilly plains lies Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana and an important industrial, commercial and cultural city in the USA. The business district is downtown, but many of the tourist attractions are on the outskirts of Indianapolis.
- Travelationary: Covers basic information about Indiana geography and economy.
Arrival by car
The Amtrak Thruway Bus Service runs from Garrett to Waterloo via Fort Wayne. Numerous greyhound lines pass through Indiana, most through Indianapolis. More information from Greyhound (website: www.greyhound.com).
Note on arrival by car
Average bus travel times: Chicago – Indianapolis: 4 hours; Cincinnati – Indianapolis: 2 hrs 30; Indianapolis – Columbus: 4 hrs; Detroit – Indianapolis: 7 hrs; Louisville – Indianapolis: 2 hrs; St. Louis – Indianapolis: 5 hrs.
Arrival by train
Amtrak offers service to Buffalo, Washington and New York. Additional information from Amtrak (website: www.amtrak.com).
Passport and visa regulations
Entry with children
Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Bloomington/Monroe County Convention & Visitors Bureau
2855 North Walnut Street
US-47404 Bloomington, Indiana
(812) 334.89.00, (800) 800.0037 (toll free within the US).
http://www.visitbloomington.com Greater Lafayette Convention & Visitors Bureau
301 Frontage Road
US-47905 Lafayette, Indiana
(765) 447.99.99, (800) 872.66.48 (toll free within the US).
Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00, Sat 10.00-16.00 (local time).
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
One North Capitol, Suite 600
US-46204 Indianapolis, Indiana
(800) 677.98.00 (toll-free within the US).
https://visitindiana.com Great Lakes of North America (GLNA)
c/o TravelMarketing Romberg
(02104) 79 74 51.
Mon-Fri 09.00-17.30 (by phone).
- Usaers: Provides a full list of major rivers and mountains in Indiana.
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