Chuck's Indiana Getaways

If you think your backyard is boring... think again!

Chuck Lofton is hitting the road to check out some of Indiana's best spots to visit.

Watch Sunrise for Chuck's special trips to some of the Hoosier state's top tourist destinations.

You might be surprised at what your home state has to offer.

Chuck will be at a new spot each day to profile some of the best kept secrets in Indiana.

It's a musical, magical, thrill ride of a week!

If you would like to take Chuck along on your own adventures, we have a printable Flat Chuck you can download!

Chuck soaks up the sun at Indiana's first national park

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Chuck Lofton traveled northwest to check out Indiana's first national park.Read more

Notre Dame is ready for football...or rather soccer

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Friday night, the storied Notre Dame Stadium hosts its first ever competitive soccer match.Read more

From Boomer to Blue: The Mascot Hall of Fame is fun for everyone

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On the last day of our trip, photographer Steve Rhodes, producer Cyndee Hebert and I are visiting the most unique place on our agenda for Chuck's Big Adventure.Read more


Chuck gets to have a super day at the Hall of Heroes Museum

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My visit was one of the highlights of my decades in Indiana.Read more

South Bend and Notre Dame are different at night

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I was not prepared for the beauty of South Bend at night.Read more

Peru's big top is on Chuck's bucket list

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Every year in July, more than 200 local youngsters (ages 7 to 21) present 10 circus performances during an eight-day festival.Read more

The World's Largest Ball of Paint is in Indiana

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This vision, dream and achievement started in 1977 when he encouraged his young son to cover a baseball with a coat of blue house pain.Read more

Thrill seekers, water lovers continue to flock to Santa Claus, Indiana

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Santa Claus, Indiana is one of only a couple Santa Claus-based towns in America. Years ago, that was the horn that was tooted by city fathers. But that changed quite a...Read more

Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels hits all the right notes with the eclectic

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The sounds are calliopes, player pianos, organs and music boxes and they are the passion of Dr. Ted Waflart, a surgeon, engineer and lover of mechanical musical...Read more


Go wild: Wilstem Ranch offers animal encounters in southern Indiana

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I really thought I knew Indiana , but I have learned on this trip, there are so many hidden gems in this great state.Read more

Gallops truck stop takes seeing to believe

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If you are driving between Middlebury and Elkhart, you have to check this place out. It really takes seeing to believe this place.Read more