Monday, December 3, 2012

Great 1-Night Trips: Indianapolis


 
Indianapolis is such a great city! The destinations in this 1-night stay work really well together because both are incredibly kid-friendly and one is mainly an outside attraction while the other is strictly inside so you can plan according to the weather.

The Indianapolis Children’s Museum is one of the nation’s top tourist draws and the world’s largest children’s museum. For those of you that have never been, it is huge and the kids will LOVE it! We spent at least 4 hours there and could have spent more time. From the fantastic dinosaur exhibit to the train exhibit, indoor carousel, toddler/preschooler play area and special touring exhibits, there is definitely something for everyone. They also have a cafeteria on the premises so you don’t have to leave for lunch. If you have kids, make sure you visit this great museum.
www.childrensmuseum.org

Conner Prairie is such a terrific place to visit and learn about early American history in a fun and interactive way. It is one of the nation’s largest outdoor living history museums and really brings history to life with costumed historical interpreters playing the part of their time periods. From the Indian encampment to the Prairetown,animal encounters, working farm and dedicated kids’ discovery areas, Conner Prairie will provide the whole family with hours of activities. My kids loved the old-fashioned dress-up play area and the Indian encampment the most, but my daughter was also enthralled with all of the baby animals in the farm area (we were last there in the spring and the baby animals were plentiful).
www.connerprairie.org

Indianapolis has a lot to offer in the way of hotel accommodations. I would recommend checking out the Caribean Cove Hotel and Waterpark. While we have not stayed there, I know that they offer special deals for some of the Indianapolis attractions.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great place to stay!

    I am stopping by via the Tea on Tuesday Hop, following you in the social networks we have in common.

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  2. My sister fell in love with Indianapolis and was sad to move when her husband was traded to another team... oh I wished I had been able to visit her there. And is that a dinosaur-- my boys would die.

    Aloha,
    I'm stopping by from An Ephesians 5:33 Wife to say "hi" and to invite you to join for An Aloha Affair, a sweet gathering and growing together of creative souls. You are always welcome. Always.

    xo,
    Nicole
    localsugarhawaii.com

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  3. Hi hun, thank you for linking up with Friday Chaos Blog Hop. Following you my lovely =D
    Lotte xo
    http://www.youtube.com/bericebaby

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  4. Sounds like lots of fun. I have friends from Indianapolis and I hope to one day go there myself. Connor Prairie sounds exceptionally awesome (love the dress up idea for the kids). I'm dropping by and following from Our Everyday Harvest weekend hop. I hope you can stop by and say hello too.

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  5. Returning the love from www.lifewithmoorebabies.blogspot.com! We got to visit Indie this past summer, and had a great time! Luckily we had more then just overnight; there was so much to do!

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  6. I am soooo glad that I found your blog! I am your newest follower and was kinda maybe sorta hopin' that you'd hop on by and follow me back!

    xoxo-
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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