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Top Day Trips in Indy!

Top Day Trips in Indy!
July 2013

Top Day Trips in Indy!

College Football Hall of Fame

Address: 111 South Saint Joseph Street South Bend, Indiana 46601

Phone: 574-235-9999


Head on up to South Bend, Indiana and visit the College Football Hall of Fame. If you're a college football junkie, or if you're just looking for a fun day trip from Indianapolis, come see the endless football memorabilia, plaques, videos, hands-on activities and more.

Muncie Children's Museum

Address: 515 South High Street, Muncie, Indiana 47305

Phone: 765-286-1660


Whether it's interacting with wildlife, digging for fossils or creating an artistic masterpiece, the educational opportunities for kids are endless at the Muncie Children's Museum. Muncie, Indiana is home to Ball State University, and is located approximately 60 miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis, perfect for a day trip or weekend rendez-vous.

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park

Address: Battlefield Park 200 Battle Ground Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47920

Phone: 765-567-2147

November 7, 1811 is a day that went down in Indiana history. The Battle of Tippecanoe was a conflict between Tecumseh's American Indian Federation and U.S. military troops led by General William Henry Harrison. Harrison's victory on that day destroyed any hope for a complete Indian confederacy. This battle is one of the major events that sparked conflict leading up to the War of 1812. Event occurs each year from April to November from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cave Country Canoes

Address: 112 Main Street Milltown, IN 47145


Cave Country Canoes, located in the heart of Indiana's Cave Country, offers a canoe trip to fit your level of ability and experience. Our canoeing trips range from a half-day trip for beginners and those with children 3 and older to two day trips for the more experienced enthusiast.

Holiday World

Address: 452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Clause, IN 47579

Phone: 821-937-4401


Scream your head off riding some of the top coasters on the planet! Whether you like to spin, bump, fly, or bounce, your family will laugh yourself silly on these great family rides. The smaller family members have lots of fun rides just for them. Your day at Holiday World also includes Splashin' Safari, one of the nation's top water parks!

Indiana Starlite Drive-in (Monroe County)

Address: 7630 South Old State Road 37

Phone: 821-824-8036

People frequently
report this Drive-in as being difficult to locate,
so we make a point of listing it as Bloomington,
and it is the nearest Drive-in for most of the
Bloomington vicinity The easiest way
to find this old, single screener, which is still
lit-up with a double feature each night, take
Route 37 - about 5 miles S. of Bloomington,
to turn-off (right) onto West Smithville Road,
and then left (south) onto Old Route 37 and
straight-on another ˝ mile right to the Drive in.

The Fort Wayne Firefighters' Museum


The Fort Wayne Firefighters' Museum, Inc. was organized on April 20, 1974, two years after the City closed Fire Station #3 in downtown Fort Wayne. Additional renovations were done between 1998 and 2009 to expand the exhibit area. In 2001 a staff was hired and regular hours were started so the public could enjoy our past. Along with the many artifacts on display, the Museum also teaches fire safety to young and old alike.

The Indianapolis Zoo

Address: 1200 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222

Phone: 317-630-2001

Bring your comfortable walking shoes. This zoo's massive grounds will burn some calories while giving the family about 4,000 animals to see.

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

Address: 1545 Mesker Park Dr., Evensville, IN 47720

Phone: 821-435-6143

Hundreds of zoo animals to entertain the kids and 50 beautiful acres of scenery for you. Located in Evansville.

Science Central

Address: 1950 Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Phone: 260-424-2400


Permanent and temporary exhibits let kids explore the world of science through hands-on projects. A special swap shop also allows kids to bring in their treasures from other cities and states to exchange them with other children. Located in Fort Wayne.

Kiln Creations

Address: 60 North 9th Street, Noblesville, Indiana 46060

Phone: 317-774-8982

Pottery Painting is fun, easy, and educational! We will provide a great experience and everything needed to create a unique, hand-painted work of art or a gift for someone special. You and your class can come into the studio, or for groups of 25 or more, we'll gladly bring the field trip to you!

Bluespring Caverns Park

Address:1459 Blue Spring Caverns Rd.
Bedford, Indiana 47421

Phone: 812-279-9471


Explore the heart of the natural world by boat! An hour-long boat tour through Bluespring Caverns brings you up close to the majesty of the underground in a trip as natural as we can make it. This is your chance to visit Indiana's largest sinkholes (covering over 15 acres).

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Address: Clay, IN 47552

Phone: 812-937-4541


Abraham Lincoln spent 14 years of his life on his family farm in Spencer County. It was here that Lincoln was introduced to the power of books and the concepts of freedom, justice and law. Get a taste of what life was like in Indiana during Lincoln's childhood by visiting the site where Abraham Lincoln spent his days. Learn about the lives of the Lincoln family who lived here in a pioneer community from 1816 to 1830. This national memorial features a museum and the Living Historical Farm, a working pioneer homestead with a cabin, outbuildings, split rail fences, animals, gardens and field crops.

Whitewater Valley Railroad

Phone: 765-825-2054 for train and ticket information


Adults fares are for passengers over 12 years of age. Children fares are for passengers 2 through 12 years of age; and passengers under 2 ride for free when accompanied by an adult. Visit website for more information!

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