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Randolph County, Indiana
Just 1 1/2 hours northeast of Indianapolis, Randolph County has Christmas tree farms, a pie factory, a gourmet chocolate company, a coffee company, winery, antique shops, and a restored train depot displaying the work of local artists. (See Randolph County Go List)
Coin and jewelry enthusiasts travel from all over to visit Silvertowne. Winchester Speedway is popular with race fans. Robert Wise, the director of Sound of Music and West Side Story was born in Winchester. The movie, Now and Then, with Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, and Melanie Griffith, was based on events that happened while the author lived there.
In warmer months, you can enjoy Randolph County's farmers' market, festivals, a corn maze, and an old-fashioned drive-in theater.
Parke County, Indiana
There are 30 covered bridges in Parke County. There is also a maple sugar festival. You can also visit Billie Creek Village, a turn of the century living museum.
Brown County, Indiana
Known for its beautiful fall leaves, it is also an excellent place to visit other times of the year. The area around Nashville, Indiana was settled by artists, and there are many art galleries in the area today.
Circus Museum in Peru, Indiana
Peru, Indiana has a rich circus history. There is a museum you can visit and there is also a circus festival in July. http://www.perucircus.com/
Wilbur Wright Birthplace and Museum
Wayne County, Indiana
The Levi Coffin House, a key stop on the Underground Railroad, is located in Fountain City, Indiana. The Coffins helped over 2000 slaves escape to freedom. Richmond, Indiana is located on the historic National Road. It also has a wonderful jazz history since Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and others came to Richmond's Gennett Record Company to record their music. http://www.visitrichmond.org/