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Posted on: August 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Travel Writer Cites Hamilton County in Reader's Digest

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From: Hamilton County Parks and Recreation, Indiana

15513 S. Union Street

Carmel, IN 46033

(317) 770-4400

To: Media Partners

RE: Strawtown Koteewi Park, Hamilton County Earn Spot on Reader’s Digest Affordable Mini Family Vacations List


In Reader’s Digest, travel author Melissa Klurman, included Hamilton County on her list that offers up “41 Mini Family Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank.” Hamilton County is in good company. The collection includes such exotic destinations as San Juan, Punta Cana, and Maui; as well as U.S. cities and locations that traditionally attract vacationers, such as Cape Cod, Niagara Falls and New Orleans. In her article, Ms. Klurman writes “These great getaways offer big fun on a small budget. We’ve rounded up choices all around the country, so a fabulous family vacation is always right around the corner, even if you only have a day or two.”

In the section of the article touting Hamilton County, Strawtown Koteewi Park is specifically singled out for its affordable, yet adventure-filled offerings – “Spend time in the great (free) outdoors at Strawtown Koteewi Park, which features a canoe launch on the White River for boating and fishing, nature trails for hiking or cycling, equestrian trails, an archery center, and a treetop course.” Along with the county’s largest park, other notable Hamilton County destinations are recommended, including The Nickel Plate Express and Conner Prairie.

More of Melissa Klurman’s award-winning travel articles can be seen at To learn more about the adventures that await you at Strawtown Koteewi Park and other Hamilton County Parks, visit or call 317-770-4400.


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All inquiries and requests for additional details or images related to this release may be sent to:

Don Nicholls, Resource Development Specialist, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

at or 317-770-4404.

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