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Did you say FREE?!

Why yes, yes I did. Conner Prairie, Indiana’s only Smithsonian affiliate will open it’s doors with free admission on Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 as part of the national Museum Day. This day is meant as a celebration of the dissemination Read more >

Indy’s First Mini Maker Faire

Lego Mosaics. Electric Motorcycle. Mind Controlled Robotic Arm. Yarn Bombing. What do all of these have in common? They are created by people who enjoy bridging the gap between technology and the imagination. They are Makers. And while musicians and Read more >

Faeries, Sprites and Lights at Minnetrista is a faerie wonderland!

On a Friday night in July, I will step through a magical door and onto the brick paths of Oakhurst Gardens at Minnetrista. There will be luminaries lighting my path. I will be holding hands with my tiny daughters, dressed Read more >

Run Here! Turkey Run State Park

Camping is a perfect way to get back in touch with nature while discovering the history of the land. Turkey Run State Park, in Kingman, Indiana, is a great place to take the family for an outdoor adventure full of Read more >

Into the Wild: Exploring Indiana’s Only Designated Wilderness Area

Believe it or not, lasagna in a bag actually tastes pretty good — especially after a long hike in the middle of nowhere. Eating dehydrated food cooked with sterilized lake water is just one of several new experiences I had Read more >

A morning at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

When you make plans to visit a wildlife refuge, you naturally have expectations of thriving ecosystems and animal encounters.  Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, located near Seymour, Indiana lives up to that.  As we pulled into the entrance, we were greeted Read more >

Fair Oaks Farms: A Moooving Experience

Last week I visited Fair Oaks Farms with my colleague Jaime to experience a day trip there. This is the second post in a two-post series about our trip. The most extraordinary part of my Fair Oaks Farms adventure was Read more >

Fair Oaks Farms: Where Your Milkshake Came From

Last week I visited Fair Oaks Farms with my colleague Jaime to experience a day trip there. This is the first post in a two-post series about our trip. It’s hot outside and most Hoosiers are reaching for a milkshake Read more >

Indy Art Just Got Even Better

Art-inspired basketball courts? Disappearing benches? A ship in the middle of Indianapolis? It’s all happening June 20 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art with the opening of 100 Acres: Virginia Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. This will be one of the nation’s Read more >