Founded in 1961, the Pine Hills Nature Preserve is the state's first official nature preserve, featuring old growth forests and the infamous Devil's Backbone.
Established in 1916 as part of Indiana's centennial, Turkey Run State Park was purchased from a lumber company, saving old growth trees for future generations.
Hemmer Woods Nature Preserve features old-growth forest, including Oak and Tulip, some of the only virgin forests in Indiana and a National Natural Landmark.
Spanning 62 miles from Marion through Muncie to Richmond in East Central, Indiana, the Cardinal Greenway is the longest rail to trail system in the state.
For 18 years, the Indiana Dunes State Park has held their annual Sand Sculpture Contest, inviting participants from across Indiana to enjoy a day at the beach.
Recognized as a National Natural Landmark, the Portland Arch Nature Preserve, located in Fountain County, features Indiana's largest natural sandstone bridge.
One of the only urban white-water rafting courses in the country, the East Race Waterway has hosted over 300,000 visitors since being constructed in 1982!
Bluespring Caverns features the longest known underground river in the United States with approximately three miles of navigable river for visitors to explore!
Each year, dozens of Krampus, beastly creatures found in Alpine folklore, emerge on Bloomington streets to punish misbehaved children during the holiday season!
Beginning in 1900, the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen science bird project in the world, providing vital data each year.