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Family Fun in Indianapolis

Downtown Indianapolis promises several days of family fun.

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Family Fun
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Visit Indy, Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station , The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Scotty's Brewhouse, Mug n Bun, The Old Spaghetti Factory, The Flying Cupcake
2-3 days
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Fly Over the Great Wall to China at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 

The largest children's museum in the world, and named one of the best by Child magazine, is a five-level playground of interactive exhibits exploring art, science, history and culture, a Dinosphere and planetarium.

This summer The Children's Museum of Indianapolis will host the global premiere of the greatest archaeological find of our lifetime, the Terra Cotta Warriors. Visitors will get an in-depth look at China's first emperor and his painted warriors and see the science behind warriors' paint — and of the 8,000 warriors found, each was painted differently. One hundred artifacts will be on display through November 2014, in addition to 10-12 warriors, all of which will be leaving China for the first time.

Dine with the Whole Family

The key to a successful getaway can be finding the right restaurant for little ones. Scotty's Brewhouse is an Indiana favorite that pleases kids and parents alike. Parents will love the innovative "menu creations" and the kick-back atmosphere, and the little ones will enjoy kid-friendly menu options. Plus, kids eat free every Tuesday and Sunday. Other great options include Mug 'n Bun, The Old Spaghetti Factory and The Flying Cupcake.

Stay in an Original Pullman Traincar Sleeper

Make Indianapolis your home base for family fun. Overnight it at the newly renovated, family-friendly Crowne PLaza at Historic Union Station. Centrally located downtown Indianapolis, Crowne Plaza offers the unique opportunity to stay in one of the 26 original Pullman train car guestrooms — a favorite among our younger visitors.


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Visit Indy
800.556.4639 |
Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station
317.631.2221 |
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
800.208.5437 |
Scotty's Brewhouse
317.571.0808 |
Mug n Bun
317.244.5669 |
The Old Spaghetti Factory
317.635.6323 |
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