There are a lot of amazing places to check out in the Hoosier State. Perhaps most importantly, Indiana has a number of fantastic donut options. If your mouth starts watering at the mere thought of a freshly baked pastry and you’re in need of a unique adventure of a lifetime, look no further.
You can take this route for a one-of-a-kind road trip to experience mouthwatering options from seven top-rated places throughout Indiana. There’s also a spectacular museum included along the way, featuring the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, as well as a stop in at one of the coziest Indianapolis RV parks overnight. Check out this Google map for directions, and be sure to bring your appetite:
Beginning point: Wabash Donut Shoppe, 445 S Wabash St, Wabash, IN
There aren’t many better places in Indiana to kick off and end your road trip than this place near Wabash offering fresh donuts. They’re always made huge, but you really can’t just have one. Coincidentally, you can find them right off… S. Wabash Street.
Stop 2: Concannon’s Pastry Shop, 620 N Walnut St, Muncie, IN
After hopping back in your RV, the next place to stop is this gem in Muncie. Not only do they sell donuts, but their bakery and cafe serves all kinds of pastries including cookies, cakes, coffee and more to take for the road.
Stop 3: Donuts N’ Coffee, 2222 State St, Columbus, IN
About 45 minutes down the road, you’ll want to stop at this remarkable donut spot in Columbus. The popular mom and pop shop serves fresh varieties you won’t find at Krispy Kreme.
Stop 4: Cresent Donut Shops, 231 S Adams St, Bloomington, IN
No matter what time it is, you’ll be able to stop by this donut shop before reaching the RV park for the night. They serve fresh donuts 24 hours a day, but if you visit after 10pm they’re only half-price. Ask many locals and they’ll reassure you these are the best in Bloomington.
Stop 5: Take a break at Lake Haven Retreat RV Park, 1951 W Edgewood Ave, Indianapolis, IN
As awesome as road trips are (especially when donuts are involved), it can be pretty exhausting after awhile. If you’d like to split the trip into two days, stopping here and experiencing all of the amenities of this highly rated park by Indianapolis can make for a great resting point. Besides, the first trip in your morning will include donuts and coffee, perfect for hitting the road.
This scenic park can be found two miles south of the Indianapolis, Indiana beltway on Highway 37. They have 110 full hook-up sites across 22 acres with a 5-acre stocked lake, pull-thru sites, paddle boat rentals, and laundry facilities to keep you comfortable during your stay. It’s a lovely site by the lake to stop for the evening.
Stop 6: Long’s Bakery, 2300 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN
Wake up to some of the tastiest donuts in Indianapolis. This local institution may have a line, but you’ll see why after sinking your teeth into one of their fresh pastries. They’ve even received National Recognition by Thrillist, making this place is a must-stop on any Indy road trip.
Stop 7: Jack’s Donut of Carmel, 516 E Carmel Dr, Carmel, IN
Sure, this place has fluffy donuts made in-house every day, but they also make amazing coffee too. You’ll definitely want to pop in and try one of their flavors while passing through Carmel.
Stop 8: Dan’s Variety Bakery, 1800 S Union St, Kokomo, IN
You’ll need to reach this place by noon. Their bakery offers unusual hours of operation, opening at 1am every morning and serving fresh treats til 12pm. Made fresh daily, their donuts will melt in your mouth — and as the name implies, there’s a wide variety to choose from.
Stop 9: Side Trip: RV Hall of Fame, Elkhart, IN
Before looping back to where the road trip started, this afternoon stop is a must-see for any RVer. The museum in Elkhart is just off Interstate 80 and showcases some of the most fascinating trailers, photos, and memorabilia about RVs and Manufactured Housing that date all the way back to the 1920’s and ’30s. The exhibits at this RV/MH Hall of Fame are sweeter than any of the donuts combined.
Ending point: Wabash Donut Shoppe, 445 South Wabash Street, Wabash, IN
So many flavors, so little time. To complete your loop, you can head back to the beginning place in Wabash to find a number of different varieties to try this time around! You may want to grab a few to take home with you.
Would you take this unique, delicious road trip in your RV? Where else would you recommend stopping along the way?