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The Hoosier State



How much do you know about Indiana? Can you correctly identify some of these facts?





Governor: Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.

Lieutenant Governor: Becky Skillman

State Capital - Indianapolis

State Flower: The peony (Paeonia)

State Tree: The tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera), also known as yellow poplar

Indiana state flag

State Bird: The cardinal (Richmondena cardinalis)

State River: The Wabash River

State Motto: The Crossroads of America

State Stone: Limestone

Nickname: The Hoosier State

Hiking trails in Indiana: 1300 miles

Horseback trails in Indiana: 500 miles

Biking trails in Indiana: 350 miles

Snowmobile trails in Indiana: 197 miles

The biggest river in Indiana? The Wabash River is the biggest river at 475 miles long.

Number of people who visit a state park or reservoir every year:

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Number of State Parks and Reservoirs: 33

Indiana's oldest state park: McCormick's Creek State Park

Indiana newest state park: Prophetstown State Park

Number of Inns located in Indiana State Parks: 7

Number of DNR Facebook pages: 19

Indiana's biggest lake: Monroe Lake

Number of Indiana State Forests: 14

Indiana State Tree Nurseries: Jasper-Pulaski Nursery and Vallonia Nursery

Visit a state park or reservoir! Have you ever wondered where all of the state parks and reservoirs in Indiana are located? Click here to see the state parks and reservoirs in Indiana.

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