Connor Prairie – Interactive History Park (Indianapolis)

Connor Prairie - Interactive History Park (Indianapolis)

I don’t know about you, but I love living history museums like Connor Prairie-Interactive History Park. It’s so much more fun when you can touch and do instead of just look at things behind glass. Connor Prairie is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.  Stepping inside the visitor center there were some fabulous interactive displays to teach us about the time periods and activities we would be exploring … [Read more...]

Indiana History Center (Indianapolis)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

The museum experience at the Indiana History Center is so unique that I have to say, the kids and I have never seen anything like it. Let me think how I can best describe this to you. The centerpiece of the whole experience is the “You Are There” exhibits.  There are three period scenes—a grocery store during WWII, an auto garage in the early 1920’s, and an embroidery and violin repair shop during the late … [Read more...]

Indiana State Capitol Building (Indianapolis)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

As we made our way into the heart of Indianapolis, we had just enough time to check out the Indiana State Capitol Building. It's an elegant and beautiful building but I wouldn't call it a showstopper. You can park, run in, take a few pictures, leave. It's an easy 15 minutes stop giving you another state capitol building to check off your list.   The rotunda features a pretty stained glass octagon design … [Read more...]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum (Indianapolis)

Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky

I remember watching the legendary Indy 500 race on TV since I was a kid and I never would have imagined I’d be standing here in person at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. For the tour part of our visit, we were supposed to hop on a bus that does one lap around the track to give you a sense of what it’s like for the drivers and pit crew, but just our luck they were doing some repaving of the track and the bus tour … [Read more...]