Everyone can find something to love in Indiana! Choose between paddling a winding river, touring world-class museums, or browsing the shops on Main Street. Savor homegrown produce–and get to know the growers–at the local farmer's market or vineyard. Sunbathe beneath the soaring sand dunes, or explore bustling cities with spectacular performing arts venues and sporting events. No matter what you and your pet decide to do, you'll enjoy the friendly, authentic hospitality of Indiana.
Best Time To Visit
The nicest time to visit Indiana with your pet is in the fall. This is harvest time, which means fun festivals and a showy display of fall foliage--but it can also be hard to find deals on lodging. Like most places, summer is a busy tourist season, so try planning your trip during shoulder season. May, early June, and late November will reward you with nice weather, fewer crowds, and reasonable hotel prices.
Things Not To Miss
Caribbean blue waters, miles of pet friendly beaches, dunes, marshes, and trails await you at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on the southern tip of Lake Michigan. Be sure to ask how your dog can become a BARK Ranger during your visit!
From May 30th through September 15th, grab a map and explore the brilliant quilt-inspired gardens and hand-painted murals in Indiana's Amish country.
Discover history, spectacular scenery, and 31 of Indiana's 98 covered bridges in Parke County--the “Covered Bridge Capital of the World.”
Madison is one of the Midwest’s favorite small towns, complete with great shopping and wonderful restaurants. You and your pet will enjoy the architecture of the National Historic Landmark District and the town's riverfront, fountains, and Victorian-era mansions.
Experience roaring waterfalls and canyon vistas at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison.