Things to Do in Indiana with Kids

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Things to Do in Indiana with Kids

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  • deborahk1970
    Anderson, IN2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For Christmas, I bought a donor membership for $300, so that I can take all three grandchildren (6,8,10) as well as two other ppl. With that, you get -10% at the gift shop and the food court, and a free stroller. A stroller is great, to carry your coats, a backpack, water bottles etc. You can refill your water bottles at some of the water fountains, as well.
    The first thing we do when we go is to ask the concierge to print out a daily schedule of events, which includes any demonstrations, any programs, any craft opportunities and any shows like at the Lilly Theater (which is great! Love those shows). We've been many times, and we never have seen it all. The girls absolutely love Greece, the Winterfaire slide, the crafts, the Playscape and everything in the museum. They do love the carousel and we ride for free with our membership.
    This is a wonderful experience. Bring water bottles, sandwiches, snacks and change for the centrifugal change whirly-thingy.
    If your family gets SNAP or any state assistance, you can get an Access Pass and get in for $2.
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Heidi A
    Pleasure Ridge Park, KY11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I went here with my family last summer before school started. This place is the freaking best.

    I like the water slides and the lazy river. I rode on the Wildebeest with my family which is the 2nd scariest water slide there. I wasn't a big fan of it (because I don't like up-and-down rides). My brother was shaking in fear after the ride because we didn't know what was coming. If you like roller coasters, I highly recommend the Wildebeest or the Mammoth water slides.

    The rides there are safe and fun for the family. I will highly recommend the food and the environment is GREAT! Everything is so clean and they have good staff there that care about you.

    I would highly recommend this place other than Kentucky Kingdom (which is in my hometown).
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • KassandraB
    Stanwood, WA323 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I came into the tour and museum with basically zero racing knowledge. I learned quite a bit about the history of racing and particularly the history of the Indy 500. I found it fun and informative and felt that the staff rolled out the red carpet for our group (we were there with the FFA during National Convention week).
    Written 14 November 2023
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  • CDTrip72
    Arlington Heights, IL248 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in town for the NCAA tournament and since we had a day free on Saturday, we gave this place a shot. We’ve been to around ten zoos and compared to the others, this is on the smaller side and even with us taking our time and sitting down for lunch, it took less than five hours to see everything. It looked like they had some type of festival for kids, but we didn’t spend much time in that area. One disappointing thing is that most of the other activities and zoo chats were not being done that day. My daughter was especially disappointed around the gondola ride was not operating. I know it’s not peak summer season, but it was still a Saturday and a decent crowd considering it was Spring Break and with other activities in the city going on, they should have more things operating. Between parking and just paying for the basic tickets, it was close to $100 for the three of us so it wasn’t cheap.

    I was originally planning on just giving an average rating, but I gave them an extra star for two reasons: 1) They had a nice two-level building for a butterfly habitat, and in a different location you can pet the stingrays. While many zoos offer this, this was the first zoo that didn’t make us buy separate tickets, so glad they didn’t do the usual nickel and dime approach & 2) this was the first zoo we were at where they had a kangaroo exhibit and you could actually get very close to them and pet them if they got close enough (they didn’t when we were there but others were able to). It was really neat and my daughter loved it.

    So overall while it was a mixed bag, I would recommend others to come back in the summer when everything is operating, plus they will be opening a big chimpanzee complex that should be good.
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • OnAir30876132282
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have so much to explore, but I will say the galleries are all amazing and the workers are friendly. It's clean and the immersive displays are completely worth the money. I've seen Van Gogh and will be seeing Dali this April. Can't wait for summer so I can try the Summer Nights Film Series. IMO the membership is also worth the price.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • Lori G
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came down for the State Robotics Competition my son was competing in with his elementary team. We had been in the building for a game several years ago, but had never been to this competition before. We were very impressed with the entire venue. It was very clean, had friendly, helpful service, and good food options, The kids and adults felt welcomed and truly awarded for their accomplishments. We were amazed and thrilled by the ease of parking and entering with no additional cost to families! It was a really special day for my son, and a proud parent moment to be hosted and welcomed at Lucas Oil Stadium!
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Cosmopolitan792938
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a multi benefit weekend:
    - My wife returning home, who was born & raised in South Bend.
    - The magnificent campus to walk around, with the lakes.
    - Seeing the "Golden Dome", the administration building.
    - On "Football Friday" you can get a reservation to walk down the tunnel where the
    players enter. And you get access to the end zone.
    - The game day is full with the band, and the players' walk to the stadium.
    - Go to the game in one of the most historical stadiums.
    - We sat in section 1, over the tunnel, and next to the Student Section. It was great
    seeing the team enter the field below us. The students almost never sit during the
    game. Then after the game, the team comes to the Student Section, and joins
    singing the Alma Mater.
    - Then dinner at Tippecanoe Place, the former home of the Studebaker Automobile
    family. A magnificent stone house, with fabulous wood paneling inside.
    Written 20 February 2024
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  • Kendra D
    Bluffton, IN14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I moved up to Indiana a couple years ago and we love coming to this zoo! It has several interactive things and as well as up close and personal experience. My daughter loves the carousal, I like the gator ride and her father loves the sky lift. We always ride the train and it's nice that you can see some animals from there as well.

    The zoo is easy to get around and every time we have visited, we have been able to see just about every animal. There is a petting zoo/feeding section here too. It doesn't ever seem too crowed no matter when/what time of the day we are there.
    Written 29 August 2023
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  • Passport530041
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very relaxing, lovely country atmosphere! We ordered a chocolate wine which was delicious. We brought our own chairs, however there are picnic tables (available if not too crowded). Kids were welcome (at least when we went - maybe check their website). There is an outdoor stage and the musicians (singer/guitar) were folksy and provided nice background music. Bathrooms were clean!
    Written 23 April 2024
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  • IndyGuyontheGo
    Indianapolis, IN478 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was my youngest sister’s birthday and I planned a one hour paddle boat experience on the canal in Indianapolis. It was a great sunny day and a mild temperature. We paddled the north end of the canal that is one hour round trip. This is great for families and friends for $42.00
    Written 12 September 2023
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  • R. Traveler
    Oak Ridge, NC1,079 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I’m on a mission to visit all of the National Parks and in this quest visited Indiana Dunes National Park.

    I noticed some great reviews though (for hikes) were actually in the state park which is fully surrounded by the national park.

    While the state park staff was notably less friendly than the national park….. this state park was amazing!

    Great beach and phenomenal dune trails you could actually climb. The three dune trail was fun. Then there were forested areas and a marsh. Far more than I expected - great place!
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • SELarsen
    Hillerod, Denmark111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Am impressive art collection, with a lot of history woven into and on display.

    The art display is split over two floors and there is a family experience center in the basement with a totem pole and a stagecoach.
    The is also a cafe.

    Highly recommend a guided tour. It was free and hosted by Ina, a musuem volunteer, who increased the experience tenfold. Her questions to make us ponder and reflect and a fountain of additional knowledge shared with us, made the visit very memorable.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • vasthi m
    Fishers, IN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved this park! Beautiful scenery, plenty of areas to explore and picnic. Loved being able to bring our dog on this adventure!
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Impala guy
    Grant, Michigan862 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We tour the Studebaker Museum every other year because we support their mission. We stop on our trip to Florida.
    This years visit included a bunch of homeschoolers who were in attendance. It livened the place up and that was fine with us. We always look for any changes since our last visit.
    We spent more than 1.5 hours looking things over then headed south.
    Good way to spend a couple of hours……..stop it. Lots of history there.
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • Alyssa630
    Hoffman Estates, IL117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We sat out in the lawn for a Savannah Bananas game that was taking place there. It was still a great view of the field. Facility seemed clean.
    Written 2 July 2023
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