It’s that time of year again: spring break. The kids are itching to break free of cabin fever and go somewhere fun. Hamilton County, Indiana is the perfect place for a weekend with the family. Read below for a breakdown of the five reasons why your family should #VisitHC.
Hamilton County is accessible
It’s no surprise that kids get antsy on road trips. You’ll be in Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, before you know it, because it’s just a two hour drive from cities like Fort Wayne, South Bend, Cincinnati and Louisville and three hours from Chicago and Columbus, OH. Located at the crossroads of the Midwest, Hamilton County is easily accessible by major interstates, including I-69, I-65, I-70 and I-465.
Hamilton County is affordable
Spring break shouldn’t break the bank. Hamilton County is a budget-friendly destination with affordable accommodations to make your stay comfortable. Check out the hotel map to see which lodging is closest to where you want to be. Plus, take advantage of special offers at restaurants and attractions.
Hamilton County has unique attractions
“Conner Prairie is one of the best historical and educational attractions we have ever visited.” Chicago blogger Francesca of The Working Mom's Travels
Only in Hamilton County can you ride 350 feet in a helium-filled balloon, pet baby animals, visit Indiana settlers in 1800s Prairietown, climb a four-story treehouse and march alongside Civil War soldiers – all at one attraction. Conner Prairie, an outdoor interactive history museum, opens its grounds for the outdoor season March 27.
At Strawtown Koteewi Park, just outside of Noblesville, try your hand at archery and aim at foam animals in the family fun zone at Koteewi Range. Or book a guided horseback trail ride or pony ride at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures.
Bike or walk along the Monon Trail, a paved pedestrian pathway that spans from Westfield to Carmel and connects to Indianapolis. No bike? No problem. Rent a bicycle for $3 per hour at one of the Zagster bike share stations.
Hamilton County has all-in-one family fun
Hamilton County is home to popular family-friendly attractions that will keep the whole family entertained, rain or shine. Pack a swimsuit to enjoy the water slides and splash pads at the indoor water park at the Monon Community Center. Work together to solve clues and break out at The Escape Room Fishers. Bounce away the winter blues at Sky Zone. “Ooh” and “ahh” at the impressive miniature houses at the Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections. Or have a family competition at Topgolf, K1 Speed, Laser Flash and Pinheads.
Hamilton County has good food the kids and adults will love
When the mid-afternoon meltdowns inevitably happen, there are plenty of family-friendly restaurants that will satisfy the kids’ appetites. Dine local at eateries like Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream, Big Dog’s Smokehouse BBQ or Rosie’s Place. Adults will love Four Day Ray Brewing, a gastropub restaurant that’s family-friendly but also serves great local beer. Check out our restaurant guide for more tasty eats.