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Posts about things in Indiana’s Central region

Rural Routes to Main Street

Frazee Gardens

Rural Routes to Main Street is a Cultural Trail located just west of downtown Indy in Hendricks County. In December, I had the privilege of stopping at several destinations on the trail and want to make sure you know about Read more >

Children’s Museums

KidsCommons

So it’s still cold. It’s still dreary. Everyone is getting a little bit of cabin fever. You need to get out. You need a children’s museum. Lucky for you, there are many options across the state. Choose a destination and Read more >

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Since 1944 Gray Brothers Cafeteria, located just eight miles south of 465, has been serving home cooked meals and dessert (I recommend the peach cobbler, but we’ll get into that later!). My husband has ranted and raved about this place Read more >

Rhythm Discovery Center

Rhythm Discovery Center

In the heart of downtown Indy there is a bit of a hidden museum for kids who love music – Rhythm Discovery Center. I say hidden because if you don’t know about it, you likely won’t run into it. Located Read more >

Barcelona Tapas

Spanish Meatballs

Last month we had tickets to a concert downtown and it gave us the perfect excuse to try a new restaurant – Barcelona Tapas. The service is designed to give you an traditional tapas experience you might find in Spain. Read more >

Mama Carollas

Mediterranean

It had been a few years since I ate at Mama Carollas and I remembered my food fondly so we decided last month to head there once more. Located just south of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Mama Carollas’ charm is Read more >

Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar

There is always that one restaurant that you always return to. You go and try other ones but you always compare it back to your favorite eating place. For me, that place is Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar in Broad Ripple. Read more >

Indiana State Museum

Skeleton

I’m not sure if you are taking advantage of the 12 FREE days in Indy or not, but if you aren’t … that’s just plain silly. On Monday there was free admission to the Indiana State Museum and since Maggie Read more >

Zydeco’s

Jambalaya

My husband is from Mooresville (just southwest of Indy) and my in-laws rave about Zydeco’s Cajun Restaurant. They go there quite frequently and while I had been there years ago, I was able to visit again just last weekend and Read more >