Visitor information on lodging, dining, shopping and attractions are available at all 8 Travel Plazas.
Visitor Information Centers
The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC), a regional tourism organization working in cooperation with ITRCC, invites all travelers to visit the staffed Visitor Information Centers, located at Travel Plaza 3 (Mile Marker 56 eastbound) and at Travel Plaza 7 (Mile Marker 126 westbound). These centers will assist travelers with directions, area information and lodging reservations. http://www.northernindianagetaways.com
Did you know… our Travel Plazas are named after famous Hoosiers?
Travel Plaza 1, Mile Post 22 – Portage:
Westbound: John T. McCutcheon, a famous cartoonist, illustrator and journalist born near South Raub. A graduate of Purdue University, he became known as the “Dean of American Cartoonists.”
Eastbound: George Ade, born in Kentland. A graduate of Purdue University, he achieved popularity through his clever use of American slang.
Travel Plaza 3, Mile Post 56 – Rolling Prairie:
Westbound: Wilbur Shaw, a native of Shelbyville. He was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 two years in a row.
Eastbound: Knute Rockne, considered to be the greatest coach in college football history. He became coach of the University of Notre Dame in 1913 and led to the fabulous days of the Four Horsemen, the backfield shift and five seasons of undefeated and untied games.
Travel Plaza 5, Mile Post 90 – Elkhart:
Westbound: Henry F. Schricker, born in North Judson. A popular politician described as a “typical Hoosier.” While serving as Governor of Indiana, he signed the legislation enabling the formation of the Indiana Toll Road.
Eastbound: George N. Craig, born in Brazil. He served as National Commander of the American Legion and was Governor of Indiana when the Indiana Toll Road was completed.
Travel Plaza 7, Mile Post 126 – Howe:
Westbound: Ernie Pyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for his book “Here is Your War.” He was a journalist and war correspondent, and was born in Dana.
Eastbound: Gene Stratton Porter, born near Wabash on “Hopewell Farm.” She was the author of 12 novels, seven nature books and a naturalist water color artist.