If you're looking for something new and fun to do this winter in Indiana, we have seven things that you have to add to your winter bucket list.
Winter is almost upon us. Pretty soon, it will be very cold, and possibly snowing. That being said, what are some fun things to do in Indiana when the weather is like that? I have always thought that there is so much more to do during the summer in Indiana than in the winter months. However, that doesn't mean that Indiana doesn't have a lot of fun adventures for you and your family during the winter.
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From amazing Christmas lights to snow tubing, toboggan rides, and heated igloos, there are plenty of things that you can do in Indiana this winter. You might find your new favorite tradition with this list. So, I've found seven fun things that you and your family can take part in this winter here in the Hoosier state. Let's check them out!
Seven Fun Things to Do This Winter in Indiana
Toboggan at Pokagon State Park
Toboggan at Pokagon State Park has a 30-foot tower with dips and valleys, the total vertical drop is 90 feet over the course of a quarter mile. The top recorded speed is 42 mph. It's a 20 to 30 second thrill ride.
Tubing at Perfect North Slopes
Tubing at Perfect North Slopes Experience the thrill of sliding down a snowy 1200′ long run and then effortlessly riding one of two Magic Carpet conveyor lifts back to the top…no hiking uphill here!
Urban Vines Heated Igloos
Urban Vines Heated Igloos are found in Indianapolis. Enjoy a snowy day, great friends, great wine, and a heated igloo for privacy! The igloo domes seat up to eight people and include a heater, music, and lights. The igloos can be rented any day by online only. The igloos are available from November through March.
NIBCO Water & Ice Park
NIBCO Water & Ice Park is one of several places in Indiana where you and the family can go ice skating The Ice Park opens up on December 2, 2023.
Paoli Peaks enjoy skiing, tubing, and snowboarding at Paoli Peaks in southern Indiana.
Santa Claus Land of Lights
Visit Santa Claus, Indiana this holiday season. You can drive through the Santa Claus Land of Lights, stop by the Santa Claus Christmas Store, and even get your hands on some tasty treats at the Santa Claus Candy Castle!
Fantasy of Lights
Take a carriage ride through Ritzy's Fantasy of Lights at Garvin Park in Evansville. You can also drive through the light show filled with more than 60 beautiful light displays on the one mile ride, but a carriage ride is the way to go!
Of course, that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fun outdoor things to do during the winter in Indiana. For more winter ideas in Indiana, check out Visit Indiana's winter traditions by clicking here.
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