Amusement parks. In our house, it’s not summer without a trip to Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. But the amusement park in Santa Claus, Indiana is open most weekends through October 9. And the park’s PR guy, Nathan Ryder, let me in on the little secret that Labor Day weekend is a great time to visit as the park is not generally very crowded. For those in the northern part of the state, Indiana Beach is open weekends through October 2.
Minor league baseball. Indiana’s five minor league baseball teams are each still swinging for the fences for a few more weeks. The summer’s end cooler weather makes a night at the ball field even more enjoyable.
Zoos. Not only does the more tolerable weather make visiting the zoo better for humans, but many of the animals are more likely to be active in temps that stay below 90 degrees. Check out the new tiger enclosure at the Indianapolis Zoo, the baby ring-tailed lemurs at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo or Amazonia at Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville.