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http://www.carmelartsanddesign.com/ – Old Town Carmel is great place to walk and shop. This site will help you locate galleries, classes & events.
http://www.carmelclayhistory.org – Located in the original Monon Railroad Depot. Don’t forget to walk the Monon Trail! Miles of walking trails.
https://www.thecenterfortheperformingarts.org/ – The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts is 1,600-seat, 151,000 square foot state-of-the-art concert hall located in Carmel, Indiana.
http://carmelclayparks.com/ – Check out the Monon Center, and the classes, pools, work out center or summer camp. The Monon Center is the place to be.
http://carmelfarmersmarket.com/ – This is a true Farmers Market, no crafts, and all must be Indiana raised, grown, baked or made! It runs Summer and Winter. Great place for your Saturday morning walk and breakfast!
http://www.carmeldadsclub.org/index.php – In 1959, a small group of fathers conceived a youth sports program which would provide early skill development for athletes. Football was the first sport offered in the Carmel Dads’ Club. At last count, they provide eleven sports per year, and are always receptive to new ideas for our youth. The Dads’ Club has grown in many ways. Mom and Dad volunteers have supported over 750 teams in primary sports. While skill development remains an important goal, the program provides an alternative for kids who may never star in high school sports.
http://www.carmelgazeboconcerts.org/ – Bring your blanket, wine, kids and friends for the free Wednesday night concerts at the Carmel Gazebo.
http://carmelartsanddesign.com/FEATURES/jazzonthem… – Saturday nights its Jazz on the Monon, this free concert is in downtown Carmel.
http://carmelartsanddesign.com/features/artofwine/ – just 1 of the many festivals you’ll find in Carmel.
http://www.carmelmarathon.com/pages/home - Carmel Marathon and Mini- Half Marathon
http://www.connerprairie.org/ The place to go for The Summer Concert Series, performed by the Indianapolis Symphony in a lovely open air theatre. Maybe, you would rather take an 1836 Civil War Journey, or visit Prairietown, or William Conner’s homestead, the first homestead in Hamilton County. Classes, workshops and summer camp is offered. Its all at Conner Prairie.
http://nickelplatearts.org/ Discover Nickel Plate Arts, a 30-mile region offering one-of-a-kind art classes, quaint restaurants and exciting events. Located in central Indiana just 15 miles north of Indianapolis, Nickel Plate Arts invites you to explore the arts and culture of Fishers, Noblesville, Cicero, Atlanta, Arcadia and Tipton.
http://www.hsesports.org/ Registration for summer baseball, softball, soccer, boys and girls lacrosse, rugby, track and field and boys volleyball.
https://www.childrensmuseum.org/ The world’s largest and best Children’s Museum is in your backyard. Truly a must see, but make it a day, there is so much to see and experience.
http://www.indianapoliszoo.com/SitePages/Home.aspx The Indianapolis Zoo is the largest privately funded zoo in the country. The organization does not receive any direct tax support and depends on the generosity of its donors. The Zoo, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, first opened in 1964 as a children’s zoo in George Washington Park on the city’s east side. The Zoo opened at its current location in White River State Park on June 11, 1988, and was the first attraction to open in the park. At a cost of $64 million, the move enabled the Zoo to house five times as many animals as the Old Zoo. Located just 1.5 miles from Monument Circle and the heart of downtown Indianapolis, guests can access the Zoo via several pedestrian-friendly pathways, including the Cultural Trail, White River Trail and Washington Street Bridge. More than one million guests pass through the Zoo’s gates annually. The Zoo was the first location in the United States to be triple accredited as a zoo, an aquarium and a botanical garden.
http://www.colts.com/ Go Blue! Winners of the 2006 Super Bowl!
http://www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t484 If baseball is your thing, then be sure to check out the Indianapolis Indians!
http://www.imamuseum.org/ Encompassing 152 acres of gardens and grounds, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the 10 largest and 10 oldest encyclopedic art museums in the United States, and features significant collections of African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, as well as a newly established collection of design arts. The IMA offers visitors an expansive view of arts and culture through its collection of more than 54,000 works of art that span 5,000 years of history from across the world’s continents. The collections include paintings, sculpture, furniture and design objects, prints, drawings and photographs, as well as textiles and costumes.
http://www.imax.com/imax-indiana-state-museum-oo The IMAX® Theatre at Indiana State Museum is dedicated to providing a wide range of educational large-format films. Whether your group is studying animals, nature, art or science, let us help educate and entertain your class. Its an amazing experience. Our films are designed to educate and enlighten as much as they are to entertain.
http://itm.org/ The Indiana Transportation Museum is a nonprofit heritage railroad that operates a number of excursions along 34 miles of former Nickel Plate Road track. Committed to preserving and showcasing Indiana’s railroad history by offering trips throughout the year aboard preserved railroad equipment with authentic experiences. So climb aboard, and experience with your friends and family what it was like to travel by these magnificent machines.
The Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana is the largest amphitheater in the state and caters to the summer concert tours in the Indianapolis metro area. The Klipsch Music Center box office can provide 6,000 seats under the pavilion and another 18,000 on the general admission lawn.
http://noblesville-indiana.funcityfinder.com/hamilton-county-historical-society/ The Historical Society offers regular museum tours and pamphlets and they also put out a newsletter of interest. The Hamilton County Historical Society maintains a museum shop full of interesting memorabilia.
http://www.thesportscomplex.net/ The Hamilton County Sports Complex is Hamilton County’s premier destination for family fun and quality sports instruction. From preschoolers to adults, they provide a variety of activities for families in the 64,000 square food indoor facility. A World Championship instructing Karate Sensei, an NBA champion, a PGA Tour credentialed golf coach, a Certified performance baseball pitching coach and MLB players and a National Level Rhythmic Gymnast are just a few of the hight level coaches and instructors working at the Hamilton County Sports Complex. Fun learning enviroments, a family friendly atmosphere and a plethora of choices make this the ideal spot for your family to participate in the activity of your choice.
Come experience the farmers market in historic downtown Westfield. The market welcomes 44 vendors each week who offer Indiana-grown meats, plants, produce, and Indiana-produced goods such as jams, honey, BBQ sauces, and a wide variety of excellent baked goods. The market also offers live entertainment each week. Also come visit us on the first Friday of every month for a special event.
http://www.grandpark.org/ Spanning over 400 acres, in Westfield, IN this sports complex is the largest of its kind – all for the love of the game! Whether it’s a youth baseball game or Nation Soccer Championship, nothing beats a first game under the lights.