Summertime is upon us, and if you're looking for something fun to do with the family that won't cost you an arm and a leg, one website suggests trying out this free thing in Indiana.

I know how it can be during the summer. The kids are out of school and they are constantly looking for something fun to do. The only problem is that some of these fun things that they want to do aren't cheap. Throughout the state of Indiana, we have a lot of things to keep you and your family busy this summer. Whether it be spending the day at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, visiting Indiana Dunes, boating on one of the many lakes in the state, camping, fishing, or visiting other summertime attractions. Again, some of these things aren't cheap, especially for the whole family. However, one website claims that they have found the best FREE thing to do in Indiana this summer, and it might be something that you have never heard of before.


What is the Best FREE Thing to do in Indiana This Summer?

Now, if you were to ask me that question, I would have said something like fishing (even though you are required to have a license that costs money). To be honest, it's hard to come up with something fun to do that doesn't cost you any money at all. That being said, the website,  Country Living, has a list of the 50 Best Free Things You Can This Summer. Each state has its own honorable mention, and when it comes to the best free thing you can do this summer in Indiana, it might come as a surprise.

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According to Country Living, the best free thing you can do this summer in Indiana is the Chocolate Trail Passport in Richmond.

Grab a <a class="body-link css-1e1wdvt et3p2gv0" href="" target="_blank" data-vars-ga-outbound-link="" data-vars-ga-ux-element="Hyperlink" data-vars-ga-call-to-action="Chocolate Trail Passport">Chocolate Trail Passport</a> at the Old National Road Welcome Center in Richmond, and embark on a tasty journey visiting local chocolatiers, <a class="body-link css-1e1wdvt et3p2gv0" href="" target="_blank" data-vars-ga-outbound-link="" data-vars-ga-ux-element="Hyperlink" data-vars-ga-call-to-action="candy">candy</a> shops, and bakeries. Each stamp is good for one free treat.

Now, I have never heard of the Chocolate Trail Passport before. Who doesn't love chocolate though? So, this might be some fun to do...especially since it is free. There are 14 merchants featuring locally-made chocolate-inspired samples. Each stop along the trail offers something different. You can learn more and even download your passport by clicking here.

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