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Spring Break
Spring Break
Staff
Friday, December 21, 2018

Food: Take an adventure and try a new restaurant around Indy. Experience a plethora of unique eateries from all over. Here are a few to try:

Indulge: Small ice cream shop in Fortville acknowledged for their low prices and large portions.

B Spot Burgers: Gourmet burger joint on 86th street, owned by TV celebrity chef Michael Symon who is a winner of multiple Best Burgers in America.

BRICS: A renovated historic train depot on east 64th street is home to Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station.

Rock-Cola Cafe: A small diner in Irvington known for its nostalgic 1950s style setting. It is famous for selling The Original Choc-Ola, a chocolate flavored beverage.

Wyliepalooza: Small ice cream shop in Irvington known for their creative housemade flavors such as Raspberry Rhapsody, Coconut Almond Bliss and Zanzibar Chocolate.

Downtown Indianapolis: Take the 15 minute drive downtown to experience your local Indy through beautiful parks, a walk on the canal, museums and much more. Indianapolis has a lot to offer for those seeking to make memories with family and friends.

White River State Park: journey through the NCAA Hall of Champions, rent a city bike or take a walk along the canal

Indianapolis Zoo: visit the new Addra Gazelle calf, Greater Kudu calf, and baby orangutans this Spring

The Indiana Art Museum is free admission until the beginning of April, when it will be reintroducing an admission fee

Pacers: There are three home games during spring break. Watch the Pacers up against the Lakers, the Clippers, and the Heat for tickets as low as $28.

Indy Eleven game on March 31st at Lucas Oil against FC Cincinnati, general admission is $15 

Some Money and Some Traveling: Take a day or two traveling around and experiencing a different city:

St. Louis: This major city is four hours from Indy and is known for its 630 foot tall Gateway Arch. It is home to an amazing City Museum ($14), Botanical Garden ($12), and even a Six Flags, which opens the last weekend of spring break ($49.99).

Distance: four hours

Chicago: A little over three hour drive to the Windy City. Visitors can take a trip to the Navy Pier(no admission fee but does cost for attractions), sightsee on the Willis Tower Skydeck for the price of $23, or venture around Millenium Park (free).

Distance: three hours

Cincinnati: Cincinnati offers beautiful attractions, all within an hour and 45 minute drive from Indy. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden offer adult tickets online for only $17. The Newport Aquarium is another popular attraction with an adult ticket price at $24.99.

Distance: an hour and 45 minutes

Greatwolf Lodge: Only a two hour drive to the indoor waterpark in Mason, Ohio that features attractions such as the Triple Twist, Hydro Plunge and Coyote Cannon. A family suite fits up to 6 people for $219.99, which comes out to $36.67 per person.

Distance: two hours

Nashville: Just a four and half hour drive to the Music City, where visitors can experience world-famous music and food scene like none other. The Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium are two of the most famous concert venues with ticket prices as low as $40.

Distance: four and a half

The Great Outdoors: There are many state and national parks in the Mid-West area. Every park comes with the opportunity to camp, sightsee, hike on various trails and experience nature. Each park also has their own unique qualities with a flat rate of $7 entry fee for in state vehicles of Indiana.

Indiana Dunes:

Distance: 3 hours drive 

Location: Lake Michigan 

Brown County:

Distance: 1 hour drive

Location: Nashville, Indiana

Turkey Run:

Distance: 1 hour ½ drive

Location:  Marshall, Indiana

Great Smoky Mountains:

Distance: 6 hour drive 

Location: Gatlinburg, Tennessee (no entry fee) 

Fort Harrison:

Distance: 15 min drive

Location: Lawrence, Indiana