There are some things you probably didn't even know existed in Indiana. Case in point, Indiana's coolest hidden wonder, that's also pretty creepy.

Indiana is full of fun attractions. Whether it be museums, theme parks, sports venues, historical locations, or being out on a beautiful lake, Indiana has a lot to offer residents and guests alike. We all have our favorite attractions to visit in the state. In the past, we have written articles about tourist attractions in Indiana. Recently, we covered the best tourist attraction in Indianathe weirdest tourist attraction in Indiana, and the worst tourist trap in Indiana, to name a few. Now, let's talk about the coolest hidden wonder in Indiana that you have to see in person.

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The Coolest Hidden Wonder in Indiana

The website, Stacker, recently found the coolest hidden wonders in every US state. Stacker did so by using data from Atlas Obscura. When it comes to Indiana's coolest hidden wonder, it's kind of creepy, and it may or may not be something that you even knew about.

Stacker says that the coolest hidden wonder in Indiana is the Market Street Catacombs in Indianapolis. Yes, there are real catacombs underneath the city of Indianapolis! We're talking about a 20,000-square foot network of hallways, pathways, and passageways, hidden beneath the streets of Indianapolis, created in the 1880s.

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Here's what Stacker said about the Market Street Catacombs:

You don't have to travel all the way to Paris to visit historic catacombs—because in Indianapolis, there's an entire underground city known as the Market Street Catacombs. Those curious about this limestone and brick underworld can head to Indianapolis City Market, where the tunnels once served as part of its infrastructure—namely, in the days before refrigerators and freezers, keeping its goods cool.

 

Oh, and you can actually tour the catacombs too! The Indianapolis City Market teamed up with Indiana Landmarks to offer tours of the catacombs.  The tours run on select Saturdays from May to October. You can learn more about that by clicking here.

I have yet to visit Market Street Catacombs, but I know that my significant other would find them very fun to visit. She's into all things creepy. They aren't haunted or home to any bones (that we know of), but either way, it still looks like a cool piece of history that you might want to see for yourself.

See 11 Unique Attractions You'll Only Find in Indiana

The website, RoadsideAmerica.com, which keeps tabs on the more unique attractions each state has to offer, lists 75 attractions for Indiana. The following 11 are the ones I found to be the most interesting and hope to see in person with my own eyes one of these days.

LOOK: Here's Why Indiana is Pretty Much the Best Place on Earth [As Told by Hoosiers]

Reddit user, u/youcanneverbanme recently asked their fellow Hoosiers in the Indiana subreddit what they liked about living here. The question received hundreds of responses and the vast majority of them were positive. Of course, there were some that were negative because there are sad people who are perpetually angry on the internet and want everyone to know it for some reason, but we won't concern ourselves with those. We want to focus on the good, and when it comes to the good, there's plenty of it to enjoy.

KEEP READING: 40 Real Indiana Towns with Quirky, Weird, and Funny Names

Outside the major cities, the Hoosier state is full of tiny little towns you've probably passed through on your way to one of those cities. Most of them are likely 100 to 150 years old, or older, and have been around far longer than the large metropolitan areas such as Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend, and Evansville. Typically, they were started by early settlers who found their way to the state and decided to make it home. Eventually, others would join them, and a community was formed. Over time, as the surrounding areas grew, most of them were folded into those areas and governed by the nearest city or county's governing body officially making them "unincorporated," meaning they did not have their own formally organized municipal government.

A scroll through Wikipedia's long list of unincorporated communities in Indiana shows several of them have names that by today's standards would be considered weird, quirky, or just downright right funny. These are my 40 favorities.

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