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Archives for May 2010

Rotary Jail Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana

One of the few operable rotary jails in the United States can be explored at the Rotary Jail Museum in Crawfordsville, Indiana. For nearly 100 years, the Montgomery County Sheriff and the area’s jail was housed at this Hoosier landmark. What’s so unique about this jail is its design, which allowed the facility to efficiently […]

Clabber Girl Museum in Terre Haute, Indiana

Baking powder, spices and coffer are the staple products rolling out of the Hulman and Company factory, even today. This Indiana business began as a grocery business in the mid 1800s. It was started by Francis Hulman, a European immigrant who was eventually joined by two of his brothers. Together the Hulmans grew their grocery […]

Sullivan County Park and Lake in Sullivan, Indiana

Splash around on your next day trip from Indianapolis in the 461-acre lake at Sullivan County Park. Whether it’s fishing, boating or even jet skiing, this Indiana park is loaded full of fun and educational adventures for the whole family. Camping, picnicking and grilling are other family activities at this park in Sullivan, Indiana. The […]

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette in Lafayette, Indiana

Art classes for all ages are offered seasonally at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. Photography, pottery, drawing, painting and paper making are just some of the subjects taught at this Indiana museum. The collection consists mostly of local art, with permanent and rotating galleries. Visitors can purchase artwork here too, including jewelry, pottery, textiles, […]

Naturally Inspired Paint Out

Who says Indianapolis art is only for Indianapolis museums or Indianapolis art galleries? The Indianapolis Zoo presents their Naturally Inspired Paint Out exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo June 1 through August 25, 2010 at the White River Gardens. Some of the most impressive Indianapolis artists have conspired to participate in this annual event at the […]

Boone County Courthouse in Lebanon, Indiana

Many of Indiana’s historic courthouses have disappeared over the years, so the record setting Boone County Courthouse is a unique site to visit on your next day trip from Indianapolis. The columns at the north and south entrances to the courthouse stand 35 ft. tall, and they’re made entirely from local Indiana limestone. The pillars […]

The Grave in the Middle of the Road in Amity, Indiana

Nancy Kerlin Barnett’s grave is perhaps the most unusual in the country. That’s because it’s located in the middle of the road, dividing County Road 400 in Amity, Indiana.  Each Halloween, Nancy gets many visitors at the Grave in the Middle of the Road. Some even consider it one of the haunted sites in Indiana, […]

Lazy Daze Coffee House: Award Winning Atmosphere, Events, and Coffee

Everyone needs a place where they can go to get away from the world, a place to relax with his or her favorite drink, an interesting book, and good company. For many Indianapolis residents, that place is Lazy Daze Coffee House, located in the Irvington neighborhood on the east side of the Circle City. Lazy […]

The Bishop: Bloomington’s Coziest Indie Rock Venue

Bloomington, Indiana is the Hoosier State’s unofficial home for independent, experimental, and avant garde Indiana music. Indianapolis bands like Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s, Murder by Death, and Good Luck all originated in Bloomington, and it’s no surprise that the town is such a hotbed for new music, since Indiana University draws in […]

MAWS Music Mania: Music Showcase

Looking for something a little freaky to do in Indianapolis this weekend? Head on down to Mass Ave on Friday, June 4 to get a taste of the crazier side of Indianapolis music at MAWS Music Mania, a showcase of some of Indy‘s best music acts, including a freakified form of the jazz that Indiana […]

Academy of Hoosier Heritage in Mooresville, Indiana

Indiana history and Community heritage are archived, displayed and celebrated at the Academy of Hoosier Heritage. Permanent and temporary displays make up this Indiana museum‘s collection, including the popular one-room school exhibit. School children frequently tour the academy on field trips so this can be a very educational day trip for Indianapolis kids too. Special […]

Atterbury State Fish and Wildlife Area in Edinburgh, Indiana

Pow Rock marks the entrance to the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area, and it’s history is quite interesting. The marker was created by German and Italian prisoners of war who were held at Camp Atterbury during World War II. Pow Rock is dated 1942, the same year Camp Atterbury opened as a U.S. military training […]

Cadillac Ranch Bar in Indianapolis, Indiana’s Union Station Landmark, Downtown

Billed around Indianapolis as “Indy‘s Biggest After-Race Party,” Union Station’s Cadillac Ranch Bar and Restaurant in Indianapolis’ downtown is vying for the title of party headquarters for racing fans. This happy, urban-cowboy-esque Indianapolis bar and restaurant offers a spiffy new place to let it all hang out, eat, drink and mingle. Having just opened last […]

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Garfield Park Arts Center Drum Circle: Release Your Inner Rhythm for Free

Everybody’s got rhythm in his or her soul. Whether you’re a toe tapper or a head banger, a booty shaker or a finger drummer, some part of you wants to groove to the beat of your internal clock. This Saturday, you’ll get the chance to bring that beat inside you gasping into the light of […]

Binford Farmers Market: Homegrown Goodness

Shopping local is one of the best way to support Indianapolis business. And buying locally grown food is one of the first steps toward sustainability. The freshest ingredients are always the things that have traveled the least. Binford Farmers Market on Indianapolis’ northeast side aims to help Indianapolis people connect with each other and local […]

Things to Do This Weekend if You’re Not a Race Fan

Love the spirit of May in Indy, but aren’t big on the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (the Indy 500) itself? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. If the thought of watching cars try to pass each other on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for hours in the hot sun doesn’t thrill you, there are still plenty of […]

Astronaut David A. Wolf, Famous Indianapolis Son

Now that NASA’s shuttles are likely to be retired, it looks as though Astronaut David A. Wolf, famous Indianapolis son, will end up being one of the last American astronauts to fly a shuttle mission, at least for quite some time. David Wolf’s last mission was on the STS-127 Endeavour during July of 2009, a […]

PaperStrangers’ National Fringe Tour Fundraiser Saturday

Micheal Burke isn’t your average movie theatre attendant. The inauspicious sometimes scruffy man stands for hours on end next to a popcorn maker as he pours bubbly cola for movie patrons escaping the Summer’s heat. However, his artistic inner life reaches much deeper than the superficial smart phone that keeps his thumbs busy while business […]

Cheetah: The Race for Survival

The Indianapolis Zoo is constantly reinventing itself. Whether they are hosting fun Indianapolis 500 related events like the Zoopolis 500 or introducing a new Butterflies exhibit in their White River Gardens, the Indianapolis Zoo provides a place to get in touch with some of Mother Nature’s most fascinating creatures. The Indianapolis Zoo welcomes Cheetah: The […]

Indianapolis Music Events 5/27 to 5/30: ZZ Top, Apocalyptica, Stereo Deluxe

This weekend in Indianapolis music, the high pitched fervor of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race finally reaches critical mass and explodes all over downtown Indianapolis. The influx of visitors to the Circle City means that Indianapolis bands will be on top of their game in order to impress the out of towners. There are several […]