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The ‘Magnificent’ New Animals at One of America’s Best Zoos

While checking off our summer bucket list I was reminded about the NEW macaw exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo. It opened earlier this summer and we just now had the chance to see it! These beautiful birds are one of the Read more >

You Won’t Believe the History Buried Beneath This Spot in Indy

The history of Indianapolis and even much of Indiana is literally buried within the gates of Crown Hill Cemetery. For those Indiana history buffs wishing to pay their respects to famous (and sometimes infamous) Hoosiers, or to their own relatives, Read more >

11 Must See Acts at the Virginia Avenue Folk Fest

Stephen Kellogg once told me that today is a great time “…to be a fan of music.”  There were no lines to read-between when he made that comment.  As it has done for publishing and cable television, the Internet has Read more >

You Have to See This Tropical Oasis in… Central Indiana?

The Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden sits nestled in Indy’s near southside. For those wishing to escape into a tropical oasis, or retreat into the beauty of a formal garden this spring and summer, a trip to Garfield Park Read more >

America Voted & The Best Museum for Families is in Indy!

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has received top honors in the USA TODAY / 10Best Reader’s Choice poll! In March 2017, readers across the country voted for the best museum for families in the nation and when the votes were Read more >

Witness the Power of Natural Disasters at “Nature Unleashed”

Come witness the raw power of nature in Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters at the Indiana State Museum, March 11 – May 29, 2017. Explore the science behind earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and volcanoes. See what causes the ground to shake, Read more >

Vote for The Children’s Museum As America’s Favorite

USA TODAY 10Best is looking for “America’s Favorite Museum for Families,” and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is clearly the way to vote! Selected among 20 museums across the country for the vote, The Children’s Museum is the world’s largest Read more >

MMMM …. Cake!

Have you heard of The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple (a trendy, hip community on the north side of Indianapolis)?Delectable Cake. Check.Adorable location. Check.Insanely incredible (albeit girly) atmosphere. Check. I can’t begin to describe what this place encompasses. It Read more >

Summer is the Time to ‘Tak-in’ a Hoosier Zoo

The sun is shining which means thousands of animals throughout Indianas zoos are smiling — at least the ones that like warm weather. Indianas zoos have a plethora of opportunities to view traditional animals like giraffes to the unusual like Read more >