9 Special Privileges Hoosiers Have

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We don’t have to tell you that there are many privileges to living in Indiana. Here in the Hoosier state, there are some things we get to experience that not all states have the luxury of enjoying.

Next time anyone tries to say this state isn’t great, remember these nine things that make it better than all the rest. Check them out:

1. Caves and waterfalls

Believe it or not, Indiana is actually home to several of these majestic natural attractions. Mostly located in the southern region of the state, these fabulous formations truly give us something unique that not all states can enjoy.

2. The Indy 500

If you're a Hoosier, you forget all about NASCAR when this time of year comes around. This historic event is one of the most exciting and popular attractions in the nation, and it's right in our backyard.

3. The best tenderloin sandwiches in the world

There's no denying that Hoosiers know what they're doing when it comes to food. Possibly our most iconic dish is the over-sized breaded tenderloin that looks like it serves four people but is meant for one. If you haven't tried it yet or need a new place to eat, check out 10 of Indiana's best tenderloin restaurants here.

4. The best Amish communities

While it may not seem all that exciting, the experience of growing up in and around Amish towns is not one that everyone in the country shares. You get to enjoy fruit and veggies fresh from the farm while making some of the friendliest neighbors in the world.

5. Laying claim to celebrities like John Mellencamp, James Dean, and Michael Jackson

It's an honor and one of many privileges to be the birth place of stars like John Letterman, Larry Bird, Kurt Vonnegut, and so many more. Once a Hoosier, always one.

6. Access to some of the most incredible bodies of water in America

From Lake Michigan to the Ohio River, Indiana is awash with stunning bodies of water. These major waterways allow for some incredible views and fun activities.

7. Top-rated colleges

Living in Indiana means you have access to a plethora of really great universities. Notre Dame, Purdue, and Indiana University are some of the best in the whole country.

8. Open skies for as far as the eye can see

Mountains are cool and all, but in Indiana, we can see to the ends of the earth. Nothing is more peaceful than a calm horizon be it morning, noon, or twilight.

9. Tranquil spots for peace and quiet

Hoosiers value nothing more than some privacy and tranquility. The number of places where this experience is truly achievable is dwindling, so get it in Indiana while you still can.

Article by Elizabeth Crozier for OnlyInYourState.com/Indiana.  Click here to read more!