Indiana's state capital is Indianapolis . The U.S. postal abbreviation for the state is IN.
A resident of Indiana is called a Hoosier (which is also the name used for a student of Indiana University, Bloomington).
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, with a 4.8km (3 mile) frontage on Lake Michigan, is noted for its beautiful shifting sand dunes. Formerly a state park, the area was made a National Lakeshore in 1966.
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the famous 500 mile (800 km) auto race, held annually.