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Weird Indiana: Your Travel Guide to Indiana's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Weird Travel Guides)

3.94  ·  Rating Details  ·  110 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Weird Indiana is here to prove that the Crossroads of America, as our state motto claims, is also the Crossroads of the Weird! There's such an abundance of weirdness here that it took three authors to showcase all the odd and offbeat wonders the Hoosier State has to offer. Our authors, Mark Marimen, Jim Willis, and Troy Taylor, set off with cameras and notepads in hand, in ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 6th 2008 by Sterling
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Sep 17, 2015 Shay rated it really liked it
I love things like this. There were many stories that I had never heard before. Some of them happened pretty close to where I grew up. A couple gave me chills. Very enjoyable read.
Anthony Ventrello
Jun 17, 2012 Anthony Ventrello rated it it was amazing
As a lifelong Hoosier, I knew that I had to grab this book and find out about Indiana's best kept secret places. I thought that I knew just about all there is to know about Indiana but I hadn't heard that half of it. This book is a great guide to some of Indiana's least traveled roads and I think that it would be great for a fourth grade class that is learning Indiana history to use as a supplement. Besides that, every Hoosier should read it, know matter the age.
Jul 24, 2010 Meredith rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction
Weird Indiana is heavy on local legends and folklore and light on location information. Fans of Haunted Indiana, Volume 1, Haunted Indiana 2, Haunted Indiana 3, Haunted Indiana 4, Hoosier Hauntings, Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Indiana's Famous Folklore Spooky Sites, More Haunted Hoosier Trails, et al, etc, ad nauseam . . . should enjoy this book along with the cheesy photos accompanying each entry.

But this travel guide is not particularly useful for those desiring to actually travel the
Nov 18, 2010 Natalie rated it liked it
My dog ate the corner and I had to buy the library a new copy of this book. Now I have the dog bitten one for my personal collection. My dog has done maybe three *really bad* things in his entire 2 year long life. This one was one of them . . . but the question is, Why? Why this book out of hundreds? Why just one corner? Should I give him the ex-library copy? I am guessing not! Illustrations are pretty amazing and really this is a coffee table book maybe for stoners who can read? and not a trave ...more
Cherie Musselman
Mar 04, 2014 Cherie Musselman rated it it was ok
I felt like this book was heavy on ghost stories and legend. I was looking for more unusual places to visit.
Sep 01, 2014 Julie rated it it was amazing
I learned a lot of interesting things about my home state that I can't believe I had never heard of. (The body of one of John Brown's sons, killed in the raid at Harper's Ferry, was kept in a closet of a doctor's home in Martinsville???) There weren't as many strange things as Tennessee, where I live now, but it was still enlightening. These books are addictive! I just ordered Weird Texas and the first volume of Weird U.S. I can't wait! =)
Greg Edwards
Mar 03, 2015 Greg Edwards rated it it was amazing
I found out about the state I was born and raised in. The great state of Indiana.
Edwina Hall Callan
Jan 16, 2014 Edwina Hall Callan rated it liked it
Shelves: library-book, 2009
What a fun way to learn some Hoosier History.
I liked it.
Glenn Johnson
Apr 28, 2011 Glenn Johnson rated it really liked it
A coffee table book, not the kind of thing you read from cover-to-cover, but just fun to pick up & read bits of it here & there. This has become our official present to give to all members of our family! Lots of weird Indiana trivia, some stuff I had heard of before, other stuff I had not.
Apr 27, 2011 Katy rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
About odd,interesting, and/or haunted places to visit in this state. Not gender bias, but has a reading and comprehension level of atleast 4th or 5th grade.
-fact or fiction/legend?
Sep 02, 2010 ladywallingford rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, travel
Some of the tidbits were interesting, others not so much. I wish that the authors had tested out more of the stories behind the local legends. That would have made for more interesting reading.
Aug 26, 2008 Mindy added it
Easy to read. Lost of different and interesting stories that I was not aware of in our State!
Sep 19, 2009 Christa rated it liked it
After reading this book, I went and found the stone head...
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