Indiana Journals

Offbeat Attractions of Indiana

A January 2007 trip to Indiana by zeeterman

Dillinger house Photo, More Photos
Quote: Some interesting offbeat places not found in brochures.

John Dillinger Historical Tour

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Dillinger house Photo,
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There are many banks throughout Indiana you can visit that John Dillinger robbed. Several jails he broke out of as well. You can even visit Dillinger's grave in Crown Hill Cemetery. But there's one town in Indiana that has more ties to John Dillinger than any other: Mooresville. It was here that the Dillingers moved to from Indianapolis when John was just a teenager.  The Dillinger Farm house is still there and viewable from the road. There's a famous picture of Dillinger standing in front of the house holding a Tommy Gun. It was taken in 1934 when John was designated Public Enemy No. 1 by J. Edgar Hoover and when everyone was looking for him. It was to be John's last visit to his family ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 18, 2007

Indianapolis Art Center

Attraction | "Artspark"

Indianapolis Art Center Photo, Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Artspark is located on the 12 acres surrounding the Indianapolis Art Center. Art and nature come together in this space, with many trails to walk and peruse really groovy sculptures. My favorite of these is "Twisted House" by John McNaughton.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2007

Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
(317) 255-2464

House Of Bells

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House Of Bells Photo, Indiana, United States
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It's located off the main road out in the secluded boonies of western Morgan County is the House of Bells. But it's not the actual house that is adorned with bells, but the property. The Kennedy brothers hobby was collecting bells of every imaginable type. But you'll mainly see old church bells saved from the wrecking ball. Many are over 100 years old. They also built all kinds of interesting kinetic sculptures from junk, like gigantic birds, windmills, swings, etc. Also on the property, you'll find huge battleship chains, meteorites, bear traps, old axes. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the day there.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 1, 2007

House Of Bells

Cloverdale, Indiana