Family Outings

Past Present & Future in Indianapolis

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Solve a mystery, play with Legos and take a high-speed ride in an Indy racecar!   “Are you a criminal?” A boy raised his playing card with a sheriff’s badge. “No. I’m not.” The blacksmith hammered the orange glowing iron, shaping the blade of a knife. “Do you know any criminals?” the boy asked. The… Read more »

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splashin’ and relaxin’ in Sevierville, TN

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Wilderness at the Smokies lets you ride the waves, relax on the lazy river … or take a thrilling ride on one of many waterslides!   “Did you see that drop!?” “Oh, that looks awesome!” That’s what you hear as you walk around the resort at Wilderness at the Smokies in Sevierville, Tenn. The recently… Read more »

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Soakin’ Up the Rays at Rosemary Beach

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Squish the sand between your toes, enjoy a game of tennis or take a family bike ride. There’s lots to do in this quiet beach community.   A young girl and her little brother ran past the fragrant trellis cascading with tiny, white, star-shaped flowers. “Look mommy! They’re here. They’re still here!” The mother lifted… Read more »

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Adventures in Gatlinburg, TN

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See penguins, sharks and other marine life at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, enjoy a family hike in the mountains and more. The prep talk scared us. The guide demonstrated three different ways to pull in rafters after they fell out of the boat. She emphasized ignoring the instinct to stand when you fell out,… Read more »

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Excitement and Adventure on the Deep Blue Sea

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Grab your sea legs to set off on a memorable family vacation aboard a “Fun Ship” from Carnival. Driving up to the port, our mouths dropped open. “Oh, WOW!” exclaimed my 5-year-old daughter, Lilliana. “That is a BIG ship! Are we getting on that?!” We were about to embark on a voyage on the deep… Read more »

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Wet and Wild in Knoxville

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See some wild animals at the zoo, then let your own wild ones run free through community playgrounds and waterfalls. What a weekend!  We piled into the minivan for a three-hour drive to Knoxville, stayed the night, spent a full day exploring the new Kid’s Cove zoo exhibit and area parks and made it back… Read more »

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