Tiffany Stained Glass Tour – Richmond, Indiana

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Richmond is home to an impressive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows. Four sites within a five block area offer a glimpse of this magnificent National Art Treasure.

The highlight of the Tiffany Window Trail is Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church. All sixty-two windows were crafted in New York by Louis Comfort Tiffany Studios. There are only a handful of churches that can claim to have all Tiffany windows. The interior was also Tiffany-designed in its entirety.

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The Studebaker National Museum – South Bend, Indiana

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The Studebaker National Museum – South Bend, Indiana

This 55,000 square foot museum opened in 2055 for the public to learn about the Studebaker and see these unique cars.  There are three levels and features fully climate-controlled galleries and storage facilities to maintain the quality of the collections.

In 1852 Henry and Clement Studebaker began the H & C Studebaker blacksmith shop in South Bend.  This later became the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company when three other brothers, Peter, John Mohler and Jacob joined the firm.  It became the world’s largest manufacturer of wagons and buggies.

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Johnson County Museum of History in Franklin IN

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The Johnson County Museum of History, located in downtown Franklin Indiana, houses over 20,000 objects, photographs, and documents relating to Johnson County’s past and present. The collection includes four permanent exhibitions, a gallery for art and other temporary exhibits, an 1830s cabin located next to the museum, and a genealogy and local history library.

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Golf Guide: South Bend – IN

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Rich in tradition. Rich in history. As you look out at the meandering banks of the St. Joseph River, close your eyes and you can almost imagine the fur traders and Native American people who first inhabited this community more than 175 years ago and the visionaries and entrepreneurs who later left their mark on the very fabric of this community, located in northern Indiana.

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Indianapolis Museum of Art – Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis Museum of Art – Indianapolis, Indiana

The museum is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States.  It showcases a number of different mediums as well as providing lectures, films, exhibitions and the beautiful gardens surrounding the facility.

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Model T Ford Museum – Richmond (formerly Centerville), Indiana

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Model T Ford Museum – Richmond (formerly Centerville), Indiana

The Model T Ford Museum will be moving to Richmond this winter to a location at or near the former Pen-Central railroad depot on the north side of Richmond.  The move should be completed by the spring of 2012 and open the first Tuesday of April at it’s new location in Richmond’s Historic Deport District.  It is just over 5 miles from the former location.

Are you interested in the largest single marque pre-1930 antique car club in the world?  If you are then you definitely want to get involved with part of the Model T Ford Club of America.  They encourage you to drive and enjoy the car that you have and join others with the same interest.

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Richmond-Wayne County Convention & Tourism Bureau, Richmond, Indiana

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The welcome mat is always out to you and your family, whether for a relaxing overnight retreat, an antique treasure adventure or for a family getaway, Richmond/Wayne County is a great destination.

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Indiana Railway Museum – French Lick, Indiana

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caboose.jpgIndiana Railway Museum – French Lick, Indiana

Taking the train ride from the present day into the past is just what the French Lick Scenic Railway offers you.  Journey back to the days then the most luxurious way to travel was the railroad.  Taking this 1 3/4 hour, 20 mile round trip gives you all the feelings of being a traveler in the days of the past.  You will pass through portions of the Hoosier National forest, the 2200 foot Burton Tunnel, and past impressive limestone rock cuts.

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Grissom Air Museum – Peru, Indiana

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Come on over and visit one of the nation’s fastest growing aviation museums.  On display you may see aircraft from the Dawn of Flight, World War II era, Korean Era, Vietnam Era, Desert Storm Era and today.

You will be able to lay down and fly the Original Wright Flyer or sit in the seat of a UH-1L (helicopter), sit in the seat of the pilot seat of a F-4C.

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Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom Memorial Museum – Mitchell, Indiana

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200px-Gus_Grissom_photo_portrait_head_and_shoulders.jpgVirgil I. (Gus) Grissom Memorial Museum – Mitchell, Indiana

Gus Grissom was one of the original NASA astronauts for Project Mercury.  He was an Air Force pilot whith years of experience and the second American to actually fly in space.  Grissom was killed during a trianing exerise and pre-launch test fot the Apollo I mission before he had the opportunity to fly the Apollo mission.  A fire broke out in the capsule during project_mercury-mercury_seven-astronauts.jpgprelaunch tests in 1967, killing him and his crew.

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