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Mayberry in the Midwest!


It’s back! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest over two days. This year organizers have added one more day, planned more events and included more free activities! You aren’t going to want to miss Read more >

For the Love of Stars!

Editor’s Note: This guest blog was submitted by Bruce Williams, director of media and public relations at the Indiana State Museum. Mary Jane Teeters-Eichacker is seeing stars these days as she does the final prep work for the latest exhibition 19 Read more >

Hot Wheels!


I’ve been to the Children’s Museum many times but each time they release a new exhibit I get giddy anticipating how awesome it will be. The new Hot Wheels: Race to Win was no different.There were many exhibits to showcase Read more >



Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves.The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only Read more >

A Taste of Hamilton County

Rosie's Place table

From brunch to dessert, Hamilton County Tourism’s new Dining Guide has suggestions for anything and everything your taste buds desire. It’s the first time Hamilton County Tourism has produced a full-blown dining guide for visitors (or locals, no shame in Read more >

Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Indiana Artisan Logo w-R

Only once a year, the state’s highest-quality Artisans come together to showcase their wares and it is coming – THIS WEEKEND! The 2015 Indiana Artisan Marketplace …The marketplace provides the opportunity to meet the state’s exceptional artisans and share in Read more >

Eiteljorg Museum


I have to admit it is a bit surprising there is a museum dedicated to American Indians and Western Art in the heart of Indianapolis. Nevertheless, the Eiteljorg Museum is a great museum with fantastic exhibits.I visited at the end Read more >