Spring has sprung!
1. Take a ride through scenic trails on a friendly horse like Donut or Shorty. See spring come to life watching budding flowers and fresh green leaves in the woods at Santa’s Stables.
2. Spread a blanket on the ground under the stars and take in a movie at Holiday Drive-In. This classic experience is a wonderful way to enjoy a family movie night.
3. Holiday World opens April 25, 2015. Be one of the first to ride on the nation’s first launched roller coaster, Thunderbird. Or for something more tame, take on spin on the HallowSwings.
4. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wooded surroundings at Pepper’s Ridge Winery and Monkey Hollow Winery. Sample local wines and relish the quiet countryside.
5. Get your hands dirty at the Living Historical Farm inside Indiana’s first national park. Rangers at Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial will begin planting gardens and field crops during National Park Week in mid-April.
6. Explore 14 Lincoln-era replica cabins at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. Make plans to attend the Spring Heritage Days and Rendezvous May 16 and 17 to see period demonstrations like sheep shearing, candle making, and more.
7. Practice your swing or enjoy 18 holes of golf at Christmas Lake Golf Course. This championship course makes the most of the remarkable southern Indiana landscape.
8. Walk in the steps of Abraham Lincoln at Lincoln State Park where you can compare your height to that of Abe’s as he grew from a boy to a man and learn about the wildlife Mr. Lincoln would have encountered as a boy in Indiana.
9. Tour the beautiful grounds and historic buildings at Saint Meinrad Archabbey, home to nearly 100 Benedictine monks. This serene spot is one of a kind.
10. A frozen hot chocolate is good in any season! Stop by Santa’s Candy Castle for this famous drink that will satisfy even the sweetest tooth.