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Mid-point of Summer: What’s on Your Indiana To Do List?

Today is July 1. In just six weeks, my kids go back to school. That’s left me juggling the calendar to figure out how to fit in everything we want to do before leaving the freedom of summer behind us.  Here’s what’s on our list:

  1. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari — It’s an annual tradition. Two days are a must. One for the amusement park, one for the water park.
  2. Fort Wayne Tin Caps Game — Yes, we have minor league baseball in Indianapolis, but Parkview Field in downtown Fort Wayne is worth the drive. I’ve been there once, in the rain. It was enough to entice me to come back on a nice day.
  3. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden — A trip to Evansville, my husband’s hometown, is always on the agenda. Because most of our recent visits were to visit my ailing mother-in-law, it’s been a while since we’ve been tourists in town. We want to check out Amazonia, the zoo’s rainforest exhibit.
  4. Pierogi Fest — A few years ago, I didn’t know what pierogi was. But now I’m a fan of these potato and cheese stuffed dumplings of Polish origin. The annual festival in Whiting, IN takes place July 29-31.

All that, plus some time to soak up the sun at the pool and read a few not-for-educational-value books will make this one fine summer indeed. What do you hope to do before the school bell rings again?

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.