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It's good to get out every now and then and take a day trip. Whether it's a ride into the country or an all-day shopping excursion, there is not shortage things to keep you busy in the Indy area. Below are the latest headlines.

Fish, ride and more at Fort Harrison

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Cities can cause claustrophobia in me, especially in the summertime. I grew up in the Chicago area, and my family and I loved to escape on vacation to a campground or lake where we could be outside and not surrounded by buildings. When I started feeling this same need in Indy, I drove out to Fort […]

Top Three Most Entertaining Animals at the Indianapolis Zoo

If you heading out to the Indianapolis Zoo you won’t want to miss out on these three animals. The Indianapolis Zoo is home to 250 animals but it only takes three of them to cheer your heart. 1) Sea Lions One of the first animals you will encounter as you enter the gate are the […]

Save the Farmer: Buy Locally at the Farmers Market

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Spring has sprung and that means it’s time to hit the local farmer markets. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and it’s easy to forget the importance farming has upon the lives of Indiana residents. Like all Midwest states, Indiana has a long, well established, farming heritage. Settlers were attracted to Indiana […]

Winter Warm-Up at the Winery

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“WE WANT WARM TEMPERATURES!” is the resounding cry of Circle City residents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is giving up winter anytime soon, but there are many businesses that hold events catered to the cold weather. Mallow Run Winery has been providing a spot for warm food, friends, wine, and live music to […]

Lucas Oil Raceway Smokin’ as NHRA Concludes Chevrolet U.S. Performance Nationals

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Lucas Oil Raceway was smokin’ as the NHRA wrapped up the last day of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Monday. It was the 59th installment of what is perhaps the most celebrated, oldest, richest, and most prestigious drag race in the world. It is also the final event of the NHRA’s regular season, with […]

Lots to Do at the 43rd Annual Black Expo Summer Celebration

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One of Indianapolis’ most celebrated events is upon us once again. For the 43rd consecutive year, the Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration will take place from July 11 through 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, as well as other nearby locations. This year’s celebration began on July 11 with an evening […]

CarmelFest Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Offers Ready-Made Fun

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CarmelFest is all about having fun and celebrating Patriotism and Community Spirit. This year’s celebration, appropriately named “Silver Jubilation” to commemorate CarmelFest’s 25th anniversary, is jam-packed with things to do and see. It all starts Wednesday, July 3rd at Carmel Civic Square. There will be live music on both the gazebo, a vocal competition, a petting zoo […]

The Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour

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The Meridian-Kessler Tour of Homes celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Not only is this one of the state’s oldest and largest home tours, it is a rare look inside some of the city’s stateliest homes. Taking a tour of the North Meridian Street Historic District is like taking a tour through history, with everything […]

The 2013 Decorators’ Show House and Gardens

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The Schnull-Rauch House, located at 3050 North Meridian Street, has been named this year’s Decorators’ Show House. This unique, home show is a great way to see the work of some of the most talented interior designers and landscapers in the Central Indiana area, up-close and personal. As always, Maggies’ Café will be on-site serving […]

Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn

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The ‘Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn’ exhibit is taking place at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana through March 24, 2013. Few Americans realize the amount of corn that goes into sustaining the American way of life. Imagine one cornfield per American per year. Sound excessive? The reality is […]

Natural Goodness on Tap at the Parke County Maple Syrup Fair

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It’s hard to beat the natural goodness of pure maple syrup, especially when it’s drizzled over fresh-made waffles or pancakes with melted butter. For anyone appreciates natural, home-made maple syrup straight from the tap, the Maple Syrup Fair™, presented by Parke County Incorporated, offers a real treat, both literally and figuratively. The Parke County’s Maple […]

Cabin Fever? Check Out the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show

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For the second straight year, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, presented by Ford, will be coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This massive outdoor show, which enjoys a 60-year history nationwide, is the perfect activity for casual-to-hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, or anyone suffering from a serious case of cabin fever. For true aficionados, the […]

An Epic Tale of Desperation: Les Misérables Arrives in Indy

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The critically acclaimed film, Les Misérables, has arrived on the Indy art scene, and is playing locally at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinema & Indie Lounge. This all-around spectacular motion-picture is based on an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s historic novel, Les Misérables, originally published in 1862. Australian native Hugh Jackman, who made his first major film appearance […]

Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show

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The Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, in the South Pavilion, Jan. 18-20, 2013. For 25 years, countless gun and knife enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals have come together to make this show one of the most successful of its kind, and one of the largest gun and knife […]

For Kids AND Grownups: It’s Hot Wheels For Real!

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Hot Wheels cars have been a part of life for kids in America ever since they were introduced by Mattel toys co-founder, Elliot Handler in 1968. But not only are Hot Wheels toys, they are collector items that, to this day, are actively traded across the world with great passion. So what could be better […]

It’s One Heckuva Garage Sale at the State Fairgrounds

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If you find yourself having to resist the urge to pull over at the first sight of a garage sale, then the 37th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale is for you. With winter upon us, why brave the cold weather and drive all over town looking for garage sales when you can have them all […]

See the Unseen World at the Nikon Small World Exhibit

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Behind a crashing red shoreline awaits a surreal dreamscape, cast in shades of amber, orange, red and brown, arranged in a luminous pattern of sharp peaks and valleys and all set under a tranquil, blue sky. No, this is not a still-frame taken from a sci-fi, fantasy movie; nor is it a photo taken by […]

Great Bob Vila’s Ghost! It’s the 2013 Indiana Home and Garden Show

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For most of us, the word “home”, in its most idealized form, connotes a space of comfort, security and beauty. Ever since Bob Vila’s show, This Old House, first aired on PBS television in 1979, millions of homeowners have tried to realize the dream of the perfect home. Not surprising, the home improvement industry has […]

Toot Toot:The Great Train Expo is Coming to Town January 5-6

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On Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6 of 2013, “The Great Train Expo” will be returning to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. The expo will offer a little something for everyone, as the building will be packed wall-to-wall with dealers presenting models of all sizes and scales. Guests will enjoy hundreds of tables as […]

Country Powerhouses at Verizon: Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry break it down at Verizon Wireless Music Center Sunday, July 17, offering Hoosiers a glimpse at country royalty. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event range from $39.50 to $79.50 plus applicable fees. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and is part of the Midwest leg of their […]