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Whether your summer internship brought you to Indiana for the first time, moved you to a different city within the state, or kept you kicking it in your Hoosier hometown (shoutout to the summer of virtual internships!), you’re probably eager to explore some of what Indiana has to offer this summer. While it might be different than previous years, there is still fun to be had in 2020! To help you make the most of your time, here are 10 things to do around the state this summer:

  1. Indiana State Parks

Ready to get out of the house? Indiana State Parks are open and most of their services and facilities continue to provide a variety of options for a summer day.

  1. Drive-In Movie Theaters

What better way to spend a summer night than at one of Indiana’s twenty drive-in theaters?!

  1. Drive-in Restaurants

If you’re in the Indianapolis area, you’ll want to put all five of these drive-in restaurants on your summer to-do list.

  1. Virtual Indy Mini

The popular OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is happening virtually this year, and there’s still time to participate!

  1. Downtown Lafayette Architecture Tour

This self-guided tour features 88 historic buildings in downtown Lafayette. Enjoy it in person or from the comfort of your home!

  1. Newfields at Home

Get your sophistication on and learn from museum curators, conservators, and garden horticulturists while the Newfields campus remains closed.

  1. Quilt Gardens Tour

This drivable tour of one of Amish country’s favorite summer traditions is the perfect excuse for a road trip!

  1. Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Did you know that Indiana is home to the second-largest genealogy collection in the United States? You can even explore some of its free online databases at home!

  1. Brown Planetarium #YourUniverse Online Series

Learn about our universe through this online video series by Ball State’s Charles W. Brown Planetarium.

  1. Handmade Market

Connect with makers in the Bloomington area via social media and get your shop on!

Which one (or more!) of these are you going to try this week? Let us know in the comments!

Happy summer, interns!

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