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Indiana is situated in Midwest part of USA and has Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois for its neighbor states. Also Lake Michigan defines its boundary in the north while the southern part has Ohio River as the demarcating line. Residents of Indiana are nicknamed as Hoosiers. Indianapolis is the capital city and Fort Wayne, Bloomington and Evansville are other major cities.
Indiana has several sporting activities and the teams from this land are serious contenders at national championships. Professional teams such as Indianapolis Colts (NFL) are the present National Champions.
Present on the Indiana landscape are 24 state parks and several hundred lakes that offer the perfect jaunt for outdoor recreation. George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore , alongside the stunning Lake Michigan and Hoosier National Forest are the famous nature spots. Western part of Indiana has beaches, aquatic centers and abundant water sports activities.
Abraham Lincoln spent his boyhood days in Indiana and hence there are several memorials for this great personality. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, in Lincoln City is a park which preserves the childhood home of President Lincoln and his family.
Some other interesting locations would be the Warsaw Biblical Gardens in Warsaw fashioned with the plants in the Holy Bible as reference. Fort Wayne is well known for its antiques shops and museums that co-exist with the modern art centers.
Indiana is the diverse state where past glory is preserved along with the contemporary way of life.