Be a kid for a day, exploring interactive exhibits on everything from archaeology to world cultures to biotechnology at one of the largest children’s museums in the world. See how dinosaurs lived in the Dinosphere, and other must-sees are the Fireworks of Glass and the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. Have lunch on your own at the museum.
Start your engines at this in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the world of auto racing. It’s a professionally guided tour that includes stops at the victory podium and a corporate suite and a drive through Gasoline Alley and the garage area. Plus you’ll take a lap around the speedway oval with a stop at the world-famous Yard of Bricks.
Step back in time as America’s oldest glass company shows you the secrets of making art sheet glass the way it’s been done since 1888. Watch glass blowers create rondels, one-of-a-kind paperweights, and vases, plus receive a free gift and enjoy a complimentary lunch at a Kokomo favorite. Tour time includes 75 minutes travel each way.
You’ll have a howling good time at this amazing habitat, which is a not-for-profit dedicated to behavioral research, education, conservation, and public awareness of wolves and the value they bring to the environment. Witness wolf activity and participate in a walking tour, with time for a quick fast-food style lunch included. Tour time includes 75 minutes travel each way.
Get an up-close look at this unique and nationally recognized big-cat facility, which provides a permanent home for once abused, unwanted or neglected cats. From humble beginnings in 1991, the rescue center now cares for about 200 cats in nine different species. Tour time includes about 80 minutes travel each way, and guests will be outdoors while on site.
Indianapolis’ deep jazz heritage dates back to the days of the Underground Railroad, which went through the heart of the city. Get a taste of that heritage along with some delightful wines (and fine fruits and cheese) during a cellar tour and wine-tasting that concludes with some cool jazz and a complimentary yet decadent lunch.
It’s not your grandfather’s putt-putt — in fact, it’s not even putt-putt. No, this is two rousing rounds of miniature golf, where most holes are par 4 (with the occasional par 3 and par 5) and some holes are well over 30 feet long. Despite the length, this course has a charming atmosphere with challenges for both young and not-so-young Tour time includes 20 minutes travel each way.
From the first stop (the Miller House and Garden, with its fine American modernism) to the last, you’ll be awed by the beautiful works of 20th century architects and designers. The tour of approximately 40 sites includes a delicious lunch at Zaharako’s, where guests will tour the Columbus landmark filled with rare items from the 1800s, including stained glass, carved oak, tiffany lamps, and antique soda fountains. Tour time includes 60 minutes travel each way.