Miami and Potawatomi Native American tribes inhabited what is now Indiana for thousands of years before European exploration. French explorers were among the first Europeans to explore the area in the late 17th century, establishing fur trading posts. The capital city, Indianapolis, was selected as the state capital in 1820 and has remained the capital since then.
The state played a significant role in the Underground Railroad during the mid-19th century, aiding escaped slaves on their journey to freedom. Today, the state offers a variety of activities ranging from the Indiana Dunes National Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Indiana Cave Tours!
Explore all of our unique itineraries and lists of popular things to do while in Indiana to help plan for your trip to the Hoosier State.