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Garfield Park Conservatory for Winter Fun

When the frigid winter temperatures and gray skies get you down, there’s no better place to head in Central Indiana than the Garfield Park Conservatory in Indianapolis. Before the word “park” scares you off or has you packing up mittens and Read more >

Christmas in Clark County, Indiana

Southern Indiana is filled with Christmas events for the whole family and these are some of the ones you should not miss. Charlestown in Clark County is holding their annual Christmas Lights Display. But it’s not just any lights display. Read more >

Decking the Halls in Richmond/Wayne County

Richmond and the surrounding area are serving up a whole batch of seasonal activities and events sure to make your holidays a little happier. Old-Fashioned Christmas Festival Head on down to the Historic Depot District on Tuesday nights between Nov. Read more >

Conner Prairie Offers Outdoor Daytime Holiday Activities for First Time


Anyone who has ever visited Conner Prairie’s Conner Prairie by Candlelight — their holiday activities — have always gone at night. There was something comforting and intimate about those cold nights spent roaming 19th century Indiana, learning about how our ancestral Read more >

Gobble, Gobble: Hoosier Turkeys from Indiana Farms

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love its simplicity, its focus on family and thankfulness, and certainly, the fact that it revolves around a delicious meal. While Indiana may trail a bit behind Minnesota and a few other states in Read more >

Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne

There’s nothing my son enjoys more than getting some time outside to run around. We try to do it nearly everyday when the weather is nice. But Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, and particularly in the winter, we often find Read more >

MLK day brings deals at Indiana attractions

Monday, January 17 is the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In honor of the occasion, several attractions in Indiana are offering free admission or other discounts. Indianapolis area Conner Prairie Interactive History Park – This free public day Read more >

The joy of homegrown Indiana Christmas trees

It’s the week before Christmas and you find your living room is still missing a tree. Think you’re stuck haggling over the last scraggly looking tree at a nearby parking lot? Not in Indiana, my procrastinating friends! You can find Read more >

Immersed in the Christmas Spirit at Yuletide

What better way to kick off the holidays than with tap dancing Santas, a harmonica-playing magician and Broadway actors? No better way in my opinion. Our Travel & Tourism class visited the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra last Thursday evening to view Read more >

Sweeten Your Holiday at the Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village

Conner Prairie, located in Fishers, is one of the most interesting and thrilling locations throughout the state.  Not a month passes without an exciting and new attraction, exhibit, or activity.  This holiday season is no exception.  With so many opportunities Read more >