The Midwestern state of Indiana lies west of the Appalachian Mountains and south of the Great Lakes. It has a long history and lively urban culture and buzzes with energy around the racetracks and in the sporting arenas. But away from the hubbub, Indiana has that characteristically Midwestern, relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Dozens of state parks and historical sites offer visitors a glimpse into the states Native American heritage and a chance to enjoy the states countless natural beauties. Indiana has a four-season climate, with snowy winters, showery springs, steamy summers, colorful falls, so each time you visit, it is an entirely new and sensational experience.