“Passport to Fun: Explore Noble” is May 5-13 to celebrate Indiana Tourism Week!
Fourteen attractions will stamp passports and offer special deals and discounts to entice area residents to visit. Among the deals are gift shop sales specials, food and drink specials, free or reduce admission, make-and-take projects, and free samples.
Participating sites are the Noble County Convention & Visitors Bureau, The Lavender Lane, Moose Lake Christian Craft Village, Chain O’Lakes State Park, Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Brick Ark Inn Bed & Breakfast, Mid-America Windmill Museum, Fashion Farm, the Rome City and Kendallville branches of the Kendallville Public Library, Annie Oakley Perfumery, Kimmell House Inn, DeCamp Gardens, Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site and Sundaes on Sylvan.
Passports may be picked up at the tourism bureau, at all participating attractions, Kendallville Chamber of Commerce and at public libraries. Passports were also inserted Sunday, April 29, into The Star, News-Sun and Herald-Republican daily newspapers .
Residents and visitors collect stamps on their passports as they visit each place. Passport holders are encouraged to note the days and hours that the participating sites are open for stamps. Passport holders who collect three or more stamps may complete the form on the passport and enter a drawing for a gift basket of items from Noble County’s tourism partners.
Indiana Tourism Week highlights the tourism industry’s contributions to the state and local economies. Indiana’s 77 million visitors in 2015 generated a record $11.5 billion in spending. Locally, visitors spent $15.3 million in Noble County and supported 267 jobs in 2015. Tourism is the 12th largest industry, by number of jobs, in Noble County.