According to ExistingCountries, Indiana (IN) is a state in the American Midwest, near the Great Lakes. The state itself is named after its indigenous people, while the nickname ‘Hoosier State’ refers to the settlers, who have been called that since circa 1830. The state capital, Indianapolis, is also the site of an international airport. Indiana’s motto is “The Crossroads of America,” which originally referred to all the railroads that crossed the state. It is an apt name even today due to all the interstate highways that are in the state. Indianapolis hosts the Indy 500 auto race around the end of May each year. During this weekend, the city fills with hundreds of thousands of fans. The city also has plenty of facilities for shopping and walking enthusiasts on the so-called ‘Cultural Trail’. If you rent a car you can drive upstate and visit Lake Michigan. Amish and Mennonite communities are also located there. Here you can experience what life would be like without electricity and other modern conveniences. A trip to Indiana is one not soon forgotten.