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Hoosiers Vote for Top 10 Summer Gotta-Dos and Ice Cream Shops

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Indiana Dunes. Photo provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism and used with written permission.

By Amy Vaughan
Indiana Office of Tourism Development
http://www.visitindiana.com/

Hoosiers have cast 10,880 votes for the Top 10 “Best of” Ice Cream Shops and Summer Gotta-Dos of Indiana. More than 100 ice cream shops and summer gotta-dos were nominated by members of Indiana’s tourism industry.

“Hoosiers know their communities and take pride in sharing their favorites,” said Amy Vaughan, director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. “We want to thank all who voted and invite our Hoosier friends and families to enjoy all Indiana has to offer for summer fun.”

The Top Ten List is part of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development kick off the summer travel season and Visit Indiana Week, May 4-11. The List is now available on VisitIndiana.com, the official travel resource of Indiana.

Top Ten Must-See Indiana Summer Gotta-Dos

1. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne
2. Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne
3. Indiana Dunes, Chesterton (see photo above)
4. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus
5. Clifty Falls State Park, Madison
6. Quilt Garden Tour, Elkhart County
7. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis
8. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion
9. Shipshewana Flea Market, Shipshewana
10. Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

Top Ten Indiana Ice Cream Shops

1. The Chief, Goshen
2. Valpo Velvet, Valparaiso
3. South Side Soda Shop, Goshen
4. Ivanhoe’s, Upland
5. Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks
6. Rocket Science Ice Cream, Nappanee
7. Hartzell’s Homemade Ice Cream, Bloomington
8. Bonnie & Clyde’s Soda Shop, Bristol
9. DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Fort Wayne
10. Sycamore Drive-In, Logansport

VisitIndiana.com is the official travel resource for planning a vacation or getaway in Indiana. The website’s homepage makes it easy to find travel discounts, see trip ideas and get first-hand tips from the Indiana Insider blog. Visit Indiana information is also available via Twitter and Facebook.

Indiana welcomes more than 62 million visitors each year, generating more than $10 billion in visitor spending statewide.

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