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Author Michelle McNallyMichelle McNally has been living in central Indiana for over 15 years, and still delights in discovering all of the things the region has to offer. She and her family are constantly exploring and enjoying the area’s attractions and treasures. She is a co-producer and co-director for the local production, Listen to Your Mother: Indianapolis. Michelle writes for several websites, including her own blog, Gotchababy.


10 Reasons the Indiana State Fair is the Best of Indiana

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Earlier this week, the Indiana State Fair was named one of the Top 10 State Fairs in the country by Fodor’s, the travel authority. Anyone who’s been to the Indiana State Fair knows that it deserves the honor, but newcomers to the fair might not understand. The Indiana State Fair opens on August 1, 2014 […]

Cabaret is Alive and Thriving in Indianapolis

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Cabaret is alive and well in Indianapolis, and thanks to the efforts of the The Cabaret at the Columbia Club as well as the Booth Tarkington Civic Theater in Carmel, the next generation of cabaret performers is getting superb training. The spring adult class, The Singing Actor/Cabaret Performance, just wrapped up at the Booth Tarkington […]

EcoBoost Tour Rolls Into Indianapolis Saturday

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Cars and Indianapolis are practically synonymous. This weekend, the Ford EcoBoost Tours rolls into town, giving Indianapolis another exhilarating car experience- driving the Fiesta ST. Held in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium, registered guests will have the opportunity to drive a selection of Ford EcoBoost vehicles. This is the last stop of the […]

Heartland Film Roadshow Screens No Ordinary Hero: The Super Deafy Movie

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Indianapolis is lucky to be home to the Heartland Film Festival each fall, and home to interesting film experiences year round through the Heartland Film’s outreach programs. Heartland Film has been inspiring people through film since its inception in 1991. Through the Festival, the Truly Moving Picture Award, and outreach programs such as the Heartland […]

A Look Inside the Indianapolis Firefighters Museum

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As my family strolled along Mass Ave on the Fourth of July, we wandered into the historic Indianapolis Firefighters Museum. Housed in historic fire station no. 2, door was wide open and welcoming visitors. I’d passed by the museum many times, but I’d never taken the time to see what the museum was all about.As […]

Indiana’s ALL-IN Challenge is for All

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Indiana Humanities has kicked off a challenge for all Hoosiers of our great state–the All-IN challenge. Charged with encouraging the humanities throughout the state, this challenge promises to promote the organization and the arts. These eight topics will be shaping the conversations taking place throughout the eight weeks of ALL-IN. This topics challenge participants to […]

Cool Off with Penguins 3D at the IMAX

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The newest movie at the Indiana State Museum’s IMAX theater is sure to help audiences cool down during the dog days of summer. Penguin 3D  opens this Friday, June 27,  and it takes the audience on an adventure to South Georgia Island they won’t soon forget. We meet ‘our penguin’ as he waddles out of the […]

Five Fun Things at the Indianapolis Zoo for All Ages

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We recently joined extended family for an excursion to the Indianapolis Zoo. I didn’t think much about it until we got there and I realized that we were going to be walking through the zoo with four children- four children ranging in age from 2.5 through 12.5. I wondered how interested each child would be […]

eBash Video Game Center Offers a Variety of Gaming Fun

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Indianapolis area video game enthusiasts have a new hangout in Castleton. Gamers are able to play a wide variety of games on different platforms, all in a social environment. eBash Video Game Center is a gaming center the whole family can enjoy. Housed in the former Ovation showroom, there’s 7,000 ft of space dedicated to […]

Kids Take Over Broad Ripple This Weekend

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Broad Ripple Village, one of Indianapolis’ most popular cultural districts, is a lot of things to a lot of people. This weekend, the focus is on all of the family-friendly businesses and activities located in this part of the city. From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Kids Take Over Broad Ripple will feature the best […]

Free Make-A-Splash Water Safety Classes Being Held This Week

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Indianapolis Parks and Recreation offers aquatic facilities all over town, but what fun is a pool if you don’t know how to stay safe in the water? This week only, all Indy Parks facilities will be offering a water safety class free for area residents. This class is available to all ages, and is appropriate […]

Woodland Bowl: Not Your Father’s Bowling Alley

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The Woodland Bowl has recently been renovated, and one look tells you this this not your father’s bowling alley. The surprising chic, modern center is smoke-free. The atmosphere is appealing to adults and children alike. Gone are the molded plastic seats, and in their place are comfortable couches for each lane. Bar height stools are […]

Indianapolis Dates with Dad this Father’s Day Weekend

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It’s Father’s Day weekend in Indianapolis, and there are plenty of ways to show dad he’s the tops. Whether you’re planning a day for your own father, or honoring your partner, there’s some happening around town for all interests. Make an Indianapolis date with dad for a day everyone will remember. Take Dad out to […]

The Indianapolis Public Library Summer Reading Program is Underway

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The Indianapolis Library kicked off it’s summer reading program, READ in Any Language this week and families around the city have signed up for a  summer of learning & fun. Children and the adults who read to them are eligible to sign up for the program. Each participant is issued a card, where points are […]

Indianapolis Museums Offer Summer Admission Specials

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Summer is heating up in Indianapolis, and area attractions are ready for summer guests! Along the White River Canal, both the Indiana State Museum and the Indiana Historical Society are offering summer-long specials for visitors. The Indiana State Museum is an offering “Everybody’s a Kid” Wednesday admission special for all guests. Admission for all guests […]

Four Fun Things to Do for the Non-Race Fans Memorial Day Weekend

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It’s fair to say that Indianapolis gets consumed by the 500 mile race each May. Events start early, and run through the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. But what if you aren’t a race fan? What if you just want to enjoy a three-day weekend that doesn’t involve Indy Cars and a checkered flag? It […]

May Brings Multicultural Performances to the Phoenix Theater

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The month of May finds the Phoenix Theater hosting two multicultural shows on its lower level stage. From the southwest of the past, to the Middle East of today, the Phoenix Theater fulfills its mission of bringing diverse and provocative theater to the city of Indianapolis. The current production of Bless Me, Ultima, will include […]

Take Me There China Transports Museum Visitors

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The award winning Children’s Museum of Indianapolis  has outdone themselves again in their newest permanent exhibit, Take Me There China. This exhibit opens on May 10, 2014. Yesterday, I was able to attend a special social media preview for the exhibit. Without leaving the museum, the entire family was transported to modern day China. Take […]

Whale of a Sale: Netting Great Deals on Children’s Items

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Wednesday night a friend and I were able to shop the presale event at this spring’s Whale of a Sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. We braved rush hour traffic, scattered showers, and crowds for this event, and our spoils were well worth the effort. We were confronted with aisles and aisles of clothing for […]

Indianapolis Mud Runs are Fun Runs: What to Expect

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Regular 5ks are great for fitness, but if you’re looking for a little more than your average road race, it’s time to look at a mud run. What is a mud run you ask? Why it’s a run filled with mud and obstacles at every turn. In the Indianapolis area, athletes can choose from a […]