Author: Josh Duke

Josh has served as the Communications Manager for Visit Hendricks County since August 2011. He oversees the Hendricks County Insider tourism blog as well as handling other public relations functions for Visit Hendricks County and its partners to share all the wonderful activities, attractions and events the county has to offer.

If you are looking for summer excursions based around affordable family fun then you have come to the right place. All you need to bring is sunscreen, shades and the kids, and we can provide the rest in the form of water parks, a trampoline park and…

Avon Gardens Has Become a Budding Destination

Thursday, May 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Josh Duke

Anyone who thinks you can’t get away in Hendricks County has never ventured to Avon Gardens in Avon, Indiana. I had visited in the past to purchase a tree, but boy did I miss out on the true essence of this tranquil hideaway that’s slightly off the…

In the tourism industry, we focus so much on today, this weekend or next week that we often lose sight of how we got here and how far we've come, even here in Hendricks County, Indiana. Not long ago, the iconic Mayberry Cafe in Danville was simply…

Weekend Primer: May 3-5

Monday, April 29, 2019 3:00 PM by Josh Duke

As we gear up for another fun-filled weekend in Hendricks County, Indiana, we have an event for every taste whether you are into horses or horsepower, prefer vintage or radio control or simply like the view from the pit. So, let's get to a few of the…

Top Spring Break Options in Hendricks County

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 2:00 PM by Josh Duke

With Spring Break approaching for many kids and adults, we here at the Hendricks County Insider like to provide alternatives to the more expensive and distant spring break destinations. Yes, believe it or not, you can spend a long weekend or even a…

Top 10: Mayberry Cafe Insider Tips

Thursday, January 31, 2019 12:00 PM by Josh Duke

The Mayberry Cafe on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville has become one of the most iconic attractions in Hendricks County serving up a heaping helping of great food and Andy Griffith Show nostalgia since 1992. Anybody who has…

Devour Indy will soon arrive in the Central Indiana region again with six Hendricks County restaurants participating from Jan. 21 through Feb. 3, and Visit Hendricks County has gift cards to give away as part of the promotion. This popular dining…

Hendricks County Insider Top Stories of 2018

Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:00 AM by Josh Duke

As the editor and part-time writer for the Hendricks County Insider blog, I always love looking back to see what interested you, the reader, most each year. This little exercise has proven very valuable in the past as we try to provide useful content…