Memorial Day is a federal holiday, of course, originating after the Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers. The holiday is dedicated to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Because Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May, it’s tied to more general sentiments about summertime as well. Today, family get-togethers, weekend getaways, and barbeques are also tied to the long weekend.
Memorial Day means different things to different people. But, for some, it’s the spark for one thing…
Summer vacation thoughts!
If your weekend plans include fun in the sun at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, be sure to enjoy a few other attractions to round out your summer kickoff.
Show the kids what a pioneer schoolhouse may have looked like at Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. What? No computers?
In Grandview, along the banks of the Ohio River, visit the Spencer County Veteran’s Memorial. Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much.
You’ll find plenty of places to shop til you drop, too! Browse through the Santa Claus Christmas Store for personalized ornaments and collectibles. Evergreen Boutique & Christmas Shop has everything from holiday decor to chic and modern women’s clothing. Don’t leave town before savoring a sweet frozen hot chocolate from Santa’s Candy Castle.
Outdoor fun is great for all ages. Practice your swing at Christmas Lake Golf Course. Cast a line into Lake Lincoln at Lincoln State Park. We all know that nothing says “summer” like fishing, whether you catch the big one or simply end up with a story about the one that got away. Plan on staying at Lincoln Pines Lakefront Resort or Santa’s Lakeside Cottages to conveniently fish right outside your cottage!
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