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Downtown Indianapolis will be the home field later this month for Super Bowl XLVI! If you weren't lucky enough to snag a seat, there are still several budget-conscious options for families for the days leading up to the big game.
Super Bowl Village
The Super Bowl Village will transform the heart of Downtown into a FREE, family-friendly fan gathering spot. Ever wanted to see Downtown from a bird's eye view? Now's your chance! For a wallet-friendly $10, travel 650 feet down Capitol Avenue on a zip line suspended 80 feet over the street! Come on, let your inner kid out, we know you want to take a ride too! The Village will also feature live performances by dozens of local, regional and national bands on two stages -- one at Pennsylvania and Georgia streets, near Conseco Fieldhouse, and another at Meridian and Georgia streets.
No two days will be alike in the Super Bowl Village! The Village's kickoff day, Jan. 27, has been declared "Salute to the Home Team Day". Visitors are encouraged to sport their favorite Indianapolis Colts fan gear and be the first to experience the Village. Youth and families will take over the Village Jan. 29 for "Super Kids, Super Family Day" – a day filled with family-friendly events and programming. A stroll along Georgia Street (Super Bowl Village) will lead visitors to the front door of the world's largest football theme park ever, the NFL Experience, at the Indiana Convention Center.
The Indiana Convention Center will transform into an 800,000 square-foot pro football interactive theme park Jan. 27 – Feb. 5. The Experience includes participatory games, displays, full-sized football fields, NFL combine activities, Vince Lombardi trophy, youth football clinics, entertainment attractions, autograph sessions and a giant football memorabilia exhibit. Feb. 1 is Kid's Day!
Kids under 12: $20; Adults $25
On the Circle
Visit the heart of the city, Monument Circle, to see the Super Bowl XLVI's nod to Indianapolis racing history. The Super Cars program will showcase 33 Indy Cars along Meridian Street in front of Monument Circle. The cars will be unveiled on Jan. 27 and will feature 32 representing each NFL team and one extra car representing this year's Super Bowl.
Chaos is a Friend of Mine: Cultural Icons from the Jim Irsay Collection
Explore the eclectic collection of Indianapolis Colts owner, Jim Irsay, at the Indiana State Museum starting Jan. 27. The exhibit features everything from instruments belonging to rock 'n' roll icons like Jerry Garcia and Austin Power's glasses to Jack Kerouac's original manuscript for On The Road and NFL memorabilia.
Adults $7; Senior Citizens $6.50; Youth $4
Super Scarf at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Don't miss the giant Super Scarf draped around the neck of Yvonne, the dinosaur, at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Eight generous volunteers assisted in the creation of Yvonne's 18 ft. scarf! Discover the importance of active play and nutrition Feb. 4 at PlayFit! Feel the Beat. Visitors can meet special guests and learn how to keep your heart healthy and strong! PlayFit at The Chidlren's Museum of Indianapolis is presented by the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation and supported by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent.
Adult $16.50; Senior Citizen $15.50; Youth $12.50
For a complete listing of Downtown events surrounding Super Bowl XLVI, visit www.indydt.com.
For more information regarding specific Super Bowl XLVI programs, visit www.indianapolissuperbowl.com.
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