The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art
The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette is dedicated to the art and artists of Indiana. The Mansion was originally the State of Connecticut building at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. Connecticut chose architect Edward T. Hapgood to design the building. The state wanted their pavilion to represent a country gentleman's home, and the architect patterned the building after the 1820 Sigourney Mansion in Hartford. Many components were taken from the 1760 Hubbard-Slater Mansion in Norwich including the front entryway, various interior columns, and door capitals. The mansion was designed and built to be moved after the World's Fair. It was dismantled and moved to Lafayette, Indiana, immediately after the Fair by Mr. and Mrs.William Potter and became their personal residence. There are only 15 known buildings surviving from the Fair, and the Haan Mansion is most true to its original design and purpose of the 13 buildings removed from the grounds. Tours are offered Wednesday through Saturday from 1 pm to 4 pm.
S&H Campground has been the go-to destination in central Indiana for family fun and memories since 1968. The Campground is nestled along Sugar Creek just 20 minutes from Indianapolis. All camping styles are welcome, from primitive tents to luxurious motorhomes, and we also offer cabin and RV rentals along with facilities to accommodate groups and rallies. In addition to standard campground amenities and activities such as hiking, fishing, and swimming, S&H provides guests with a variety of planned events to enhance the camping experience. S&H is a family-owned campground community, and they encourage campers to share the fun through live music, outdoor movies, and even magic shows. Serving campers is a priority, which is why theyhave rented RVs to guests and provided on-site camper repairs for decades. Their rental fleet is diverse ? with motorhomes, travel trailers, and pop-up campers? and changes often as RV owners join our consignment program. S&H?s certified technicians keep the rental RVs in pristine condition, and they also provide mobile RV service within an hour?s drive of our Greenfield location.
Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys indicate the mounds were used as gathering for religious ceremonies, from where astronomical alignments could be viewed. RV Camping sites features pull-through sites, big rig access, tent camping, restrooms, showers. Facilities include hookups and connectivity, 30 amp/ 50 amp, water, sewer, and wi-fi. This is a family friendly environment. Pets are welcome. Recreational opportunities include walking trails, recreation room, gym/workout facilities, beach access, marina, and boat ramp. During the summer, the swimming pool and splash pad are open, and in the winter, you can sled down the hills. Mounds State Park is the perfect spot for an RV vacation. The Park has everything you need to make your stay cozy and comfortable. You can enjoy the peace and serenity of the Park and you are only minutes away from Anderson.
It's always a thrill to stay at a KOA and at Crawfordsville KOA offers a peaceful, scenic setting to enjoy while you spend time in Indiana. Crawfordsville is about 30 miles south of Lafayette. I Old country roads lead to over 30 covered bridges as well as old mills and small Indiana towns full of antiques. The Campground is a place that the family dog will enjoy. The animal-loving staff offers a pet-walking service too. You will enjoy relaxing at your campsite, whether it's a long, shady pull thru or a cozy Camping Cabin. The peaceful country setting includes many trees and a kaleidoscope of colorful flowers. The pool and playground keep guests of all ages entertained.RV facilities include 60 spaces, gravel sites, (50), 30/50 amp, pull-thrus (48), full hookups (30), and back-ins (30 x 45). The KOA also features a fire pit and pavilion. You also find canoe rentals, hiking trails, horseback riding and lovely state parks nearby.
Timberline Valley RV Resort
Nestled in 80 acres of beautiful countryside in Anderson, Indiana, is Timberline Valley RV Resort. There are 95 sites here, all of which are wide and have full hookup, a fire ring, and a picnic table. There are clean restrooms and showers in the resort, and you can get WiFi. If you want to spend the day here, take advantage of the lake and the two ponds, where you can swim and fish. There is a catch and release policy, and large bass, carp, and many other fish can be found here. The White River fronts about a mile of the resort, and there is a 13-acre island on the river to explore. If you enjoy walking, this place is ideal as there are many hiking trails, along which you might be lucky enough to see deer. There is also a playground for the kids. The city of Anderson has plenty of great restaurants and bars, as well as a small shopping mall. a museum, and parks. Why not go and visit the Anderson speedway or the Hoosier Park Racing and Casino? One thing you won't be here, is bored.
Columbian Park Zoo
A visit to the Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette is a great way to spend the day with family and friends. The Zoo?s mission is to encourage the appreciation of the world?s wildlife, to enhance the preservation and conservation of biodiversity and to inspire educational discovery and exploration in a fun, family-oriented environment for all citizens of the Greater Lafayette Area. Their collection of animals covers the whole globe. The Columbian Park Zoo has a long history in Indiana. The park was renamed in 1892 to ?Columbian Park? after the Chicago World?s Fair. The fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus? discovery of America. The park officially opened in 1893. Rush Pavilion and the original boathouse were constructed in 1899. One of the popular attractions at the Zoo is the Historic Animal House. The Historic Animal House of Columbian Park Zoo was built in 1928 and has housed a variety of animals from small birds up to an elephant. Today, although the interior is no longer open to the public, it provides important housing for off-exhibit animals and breeding programs, as well as inside living quarters for primates. Patrons can see several species alongside the exterior Animal House, including spider monkeys, gibbons, and porcupines.