Falls of the Ohio State Park

Dear All,

From the fossil beds at the Falls of the Ohio State Park in southern Indiana to the sand dunes at Lake Michigan in the north and everywhere in between we have some really amazing natural wonders in our State.  Many of these are either in or near some of our State Parks, Nature Preserves, or State Forests.  There is a Cave Trail (remember, inside a cave is the same temperature all year so weather is not an issue) that includes four separate caves in southern Indiana.  For those of you who enjoy bird watching, the Indiana Birding Trail is for you.  There are lots of water falls, so don’t forget your camera!  Fall is a great time to be outdoors and with many schools on fall break a terrific time for families to experience the Natural Wonders IN Indiana.  Hope you can get out and enjoy some of these soon.


Janice McHenry 

20 IN 20

Visit Indiana’s The 20 IN 20 

Natural Wonders


INDIANAPOLIS – From canyons and caves to waterfalls and wildlife, Indiana’s wilderness is simply breathtaking. Visit Indiana’s next #The20IN20 list focuses on the natural wonders of the Hoosier State.

“There’s so many natural features in Indiana to explore,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch. “These 20 attractions are all great reasons for Hoosiers to see the charm Indiana has to offer.”

natural wondersSee two stunning waterfalls about a mile apart at Lieber State Recreation AreaCataract Falls is the largest waterfall by volume in the state. The Upper and Lower Falls have heights of around 45 and 30 feet, respectively. Two pre-glacial bedrock ridges buried beneath ancient lake sediments of the Illinoisan developed the falls, making them true natural wonders. See for yourself why voters chose Cataract Falls as Indiana’s best waterfall.

Indiana’s diverse habitats are home to over 400 documented bird species, making it the perfect place for a birding adventure. The Indiana Audubon Society recently created the Indiana Birding Trail, featuring 64 great bird watching locations throughout the state. From the one-of-a-kind migration of Sandhill Cranes to rare bird sightings along with the swamp habitats of Indiana Dunes National Park, the experiences won’t disappoint.

Discover the spectacular world of natural caves in Southern Indiana. The Indiana Cave Trail covers four unique and separate cave systems; Bluespring CavernsIndiana CavernsMarengo Cave, and Squire Boone Caverns. All are entirely natural and feature distinct formations and history. You can pick up a passport at any cave. Visit all four and get a stamp to receive a free T-shirt.

“These destinations will capture the attention of both residents and visitors,” said Misty Weisensteiner, director of Visit Indiana. “Share your selfies from any of the lists and post your photos on Instagram with #The20IN20 for a chance to win a giveaway.”

Visit Indiana will randomly draw winners every other month. Winners will receive one of the following custom items: beanie cap, golf umbrella, beach towel or stadium blanket.

Plan your 2020 adventure by completing at least 20 of our 400 must-see Indiana experiences! Find out more about The 20 IN 20 here.


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