Wednesday, June 15, 2011

RV Camping in Indianapolis

The following guest post was written by Joe Laing. We're hopeful it will bring some attention to the Indianapolis area for any RV-camping folk out there. Indianapolis Bloggers is in no way affiliated with El Monte RV and received no compensation for this post.

Come on down through Indy on your next RV trip!

Eight Cool Reasons to RV to Indianapolis

Ever been to Indy by RV? Indianapolis, at the center of outdoor recreation, historical sites and engaging cultural tours, makes a great home base for a week of fun. RVers in search of something different this summer should definitely pay heed to our eight cool reasons to RV to Indianapolis.

  1. Bloomington, IN, just an hour south, tempts visitors with cultural and outdoor attractions. Hoosier National Forest, Lake Monroe and a whole host of scenic trails make this the perfect daytrip for outdoor adventurers. A lively collection of museums, galleries and entertainment venues create a college town with something for every traveler.
  2. Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, a magnificent Indianapolis memorial to those who fought and died in the Civil War, should provide you with plenty of unforgettable vacation photos.
  3. Conner Prairie Interactive History Museum, thirty minutes north of the city in Fishers, IN, is affiliated with the Smithsonian and an excellent way to spend the day interactively immersed in history.
  4. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the largest spectator sport facility in the world, has a race for every type of fan. The iconic Indy 500, NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and the RedBull Indianapolis GP keep the action blazing all season. RV camping fans can tailgate to their hearts' content by reserving a campsite right at the Speedway!
  5. Indiana Wine Trail – Batesville, IN, home to Ertel Cellars Winery, is the perfect place to start your journey through Southeastern Indiana's wine country. Make the loop to Versailles, Vevay, Madison and Commiskey to experience six artisan wineries, charming villages and plenty of awesome scenery.
  6. Louisville, KY – Why limit your Indianapolis RV camping trip to one state? Louisville is only two hours away, and adds a layer of riverfront fun to your trip. Take a steamboat ride down the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville or explore ancient fossil beds at Falls of the Ohio State Park across the river in Clarksville, IN. You can still be back in Indianapolis for dinner!
  7. Mass Ave Arts District in Indianapolis is filled with galleries, restaurants, boutiques and theaters if you're hoping to shop, dine and lose yourself in the nightlife of Indy while on vacation.
  8. White River State Park – Looking for many ways to be entertained on the same day? White River State Park, an urban collection of museums, green spaces and waterways, encompasses the Indianapolis Zoo, the NCAA Hall of Champions and many more ways to spend your vacation hours. Bike, hike, Segway, or kayak your way through the trails and canals and then stop to enjoy art and entertainment at this top-ranked park's many venues.
To round out our reasons to go RV camping to Indianapolis, there's its proximity to Lake Michigan (three hours north), the cultural attractions of Dayton, OH (two hours east) and great lakeside RV parks like Indy Lakes and Lake Haven Retreat within the city limits. Don't miss this chance to explore the Indianapolis area by RV; it's a vacation you'll want to repeat!

About the Author
Joe Laing is the Marketing Director for El Monte RV, a nationwide RV Rental company. For other great RV camping vacation ideas see the Monty's Musings RV Camping Blog, and for RV camping pictures see Monty's RV Vacation Photo / Picture Gallery.

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