Media Accolades

Here are a few news articles touting why Hamilton County is a great destination. Learn more about our recent media hits.


“The menu at Larry Hanes’ Eggshell Bistro, out in suburban Carmel, is considerably shorter, because it’s pretty much just your new friend Larry, back there—dishes are camera-ready, created with utmost care; this is a place living in a magical world of its own…”

– David Landsel, senior editor of Food and Wine. The magazine named Eggshell the top breakfast spot in the state in 2018.


“If you have kids who love trains, this affordable heartland destination, nicknamed ‘Rail Country,’ should be at the top of your list.”

– Reader’s Digest on HC


“They have one of the best performing arts campuses in Hamilton County that you'll see anywhere in the country ... It's one of the most beautiful theaters I've ever gotten a chance to be in.”

– Midwest Living Editor Trevor Meers on The Center for the Performing Arts at The Palladium in Carmel


“One of the fastest growing counties in Indiana is also adding to the number of fun and unique family activities it already has to offer.”

– family travel columnist Joan Dittman, Chicago Post Tribune


“This bicycle-friendly, fireplace a 'flickerin' town is sprinkled with top-notch breweries and some of the best theaters in the Hoosier-verse.”

– Perri O. Blumberg, Country Living


“But why not step up your kids’ summer with treehouses, hot air balloons, and a little bit of history? Just two hours away in central Indiana, Conner Prairie gives you and your kids an opportunity to reconnect with the outdoors while exploring the history of the area.”

– Evan Wallis, Cincinnati Magazine


“One of the best [trails] for families is the Monon Trail which stretches 18 miles from downtown Indianapolis to the northern suburb of Westfield. Along the way, families can explore cute neighborhoods, stop for a treat, or have a picnic in the park. You can find bikes to rent downtown (Indy) via the Pacers bike share program or in Carmel and Westfield (Hamilton County) via Zagster.”

– Kirsten Maxwell,


“One of the highlights of Hamilton County is there are an unlimited amount of outdoor activities. After visiting once you’ll realize you could take multiple day trips from Indianapolis and still wouldn’t do everything there is to do in this one county.”

– Katie Williams, The Traveling Spud


“A blend of modern amenities and old-fashioned Midwestern charm, downtown Noblesville is one of those places in which you spend all afternoon wandering through the charming antique shops and noshing your way through the blocks of cute restaurants and cafes.”

– Chicago Foodie Girl


“Turns out, this community is chock-full of culture, from the outdoor sculptures to the breweries to the weird little museums…”

– Cincinnati Refined on Carmel


“Craft beer is not a trend in Indiana, it is a lifestyle. With more than 100 breweries throughout the state, Hamilton County is killing it locally, regionally and even nationally.”

– Edible Indy on the brewery scene in HC


“[Carmel] quickly became one of my favorite Midwest cities! I absolutely loved everything about it, from the adorable B&B we stayed in and the incredible food we sampled, to the plethora of activities the city offers and endless kindness of the residents.”

– Annie Fairfax of on Carmel


“Where can you find a lively culture scene, an interactive history park and the nationally-known ‘Big Ugly?’ Nowhere else but Hamilton County, Indiana.”

– Stephanie Taleghani of Consistently Curious on HC