Family Outings: What’s New in Indy?

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Looking for a last minute, mini-vaca to send summer off with a bang? Head West to Indianapolis!

In March, Cincinnati Family Magazine wrote about some wonderful Spring Break destinations, including Indianapolis, read more about it here:

cincinnatifamilymagazine.com/uncategorized/should-we-stay-or-should-we-go

Associate Editor, Amanda Ciani, was so inspired by the write-up that she decided to pack up her van and head west on 74 to enjoy a quick mini summer getaway. Keep reading for details about where to stay and what’s new at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. 

 

Luxurious Indianapolis downtown dwellings…

Looking for a luxurious place to stay overnight in Indy? Conrad Indianapolis’ stylish rooms will have you feeling like royalty! The spacious rooms are chicly decorated while still maintaining the comforts of home. 

 

Lay in a BIG bed with a fluffy comforter and indulge in some room service – warm cookies and cold milk delivered right to your door, yes, please!…next slip into a large tub for a relaxing soak or hop into a shower that makes you feel like you’re under a roaring waterfall! If you have some work that needs attended to, take a seat at the business table, glance out the window and take in the beauty of downtown Indy while powering through like a boss! There are fabulous dining options at the hotel, lots of great restaurants within walking distance (Elmo’s Steakhouse- yum!) and also a shopping mall across the street if you need some retail therapy. Be sure to check out the carefully curated art within the lobby and in the Long-Sharp Gallery. Need to keep up your workout routine? Stay fit during your visit with a stop by the state of the art fitness center or indoor pool. 

 

This beautifully embellished, lavish and luxuriously comfortable hotel is ideal for weekend getaways with your significant other, girls trips, bridal parties and family stays, too. 

 

50 West Washington, Indianapolis, In 46204

 conradhotels3.hilton.com/en/hotels/indiana/conrad-indianapolis-INDCICI/index.html

317-713-5000

 

A visit to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum to see what’s new…

What family visit to Indianapolis would be complete without a stop by the world famous Indianapolis Children’s Museum? 

With dinosaurs erupting from the building and sprawling into the streets, this place captures kids imaginations from the start. Hands-on, child-friendly exhibits make this museum a stand out favorite. There are dinosaurs, trains, a carousel, a whole outdoor experience … the list goes on and on…

But what’s new?

Take Me There: Greece opened in June and has been immersing museum guests in a culture rich world filled with new sights and sounds. There is tons to see and do in this new exhibit. This exhibit really is a sensory experience through Greece! Hear and play the music. Meet friends from Greece and discover what their lives are like. Learn the history. See what foods Greek families enjoy. Even help rescue cute baby sea turtles!  Overall, this exhibit is colorful, cultural and super cool – Greece is a great new part of the Indy Children’s Museum experience. 

To accompany Take Me There: Greece, there is also a new special exhibit! Treasures of Ancient Greece takes guests back in time to explore artifacts like jewelry, armor, vases, sculptures and more. Kids can use their inspiration and creativity to craft mosaics, design a temples and a vase. They can also get hands on with many other components. This ticketed event dives deeper into Greek history in a fun way and is a must-see for history buffs and children who enjoy learning about different cultures. 

Headed to Indianapolis? Be sure to visit the world famous Indianapolis Children’s Museum – it is captivating for kids (and grown-ups) of all ages!

3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, In 46208

childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/greece

 317-334-4000

 

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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