Fall is the perfect time for a family getaway, and there's no better place for a fun and affordable weekend than Hamilton County, Indiana - just north of Indianapolis. Read below for our guide to the perfect fall break getaway with kids.

What to Do

Conner Prairie


Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is one of the top family-friendly attractions to explore in Hamilton County. This nationally acclaimed history museum is filled with interactive experiences sharing the story of 1800s Indiana. In the fall, there’s even more to explore, like the corn maze with an easy, moderate and spooky route, the Headless Horseman festival and seasonal treats at The Apple Store.

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Stuckey Farm Market


Pumpkin Patches & Apple Orchards

Get your fall fix at one of the local pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Stuckey Farm Market, Spencer Farm and Russell Farms Pumpkin Patch each offer family-friendly activities like apple cannons, hayrides and animal petting to make it a full day of fall fun. Don’t forget to pick up a box of pumpkin donuts on the way out for a snack on the road.

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Strawtown Koteewi Park

Enjoy the changing fall scenery at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville, an 800-acre destination park with many outdoor amenities. Besides hiking the countless trails, you can zipline through the trees at Koteewi Aerial Adventure Treetop Trails, go horseback riding or book a pony ride at Koteewi Equine Experience, try your hand at archery with the kids’ fun zone at Koteewi Range, and canoe or kayak down the scenic White River with White River Canoe Company.

Check out a list of local parks and trails.

Where to Eat and Drink

Midtown mom daughter

There’s nothing worse than hangry kids. Luckily, many restaurants in Hamilton County are kid-friendly and offer kids’ menus. Local favorites include Bub’s Burgers & Ice Cream, Café Patachou and Bazbeaux Pizza.

Or, take the family to Sun King Carmel or Four Day Ray Brewing, both family-friendly establishments that serve alcoholic beverages for the adults.

Find a full list of local restaurants.

Where to Stay


Hotel Carmichael - Standard King Room

Rest easy knowing there are many affordable hotel options in Hamilton County from which to choose. Keep the family happy with necessities like WiFi and Internet, breakfast and an on-site pool. The newest family-friendly accommodations include the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Noblesville off I-69, the Courtyard in Fishers off I-69, the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Carmel off US-31 and the Wyndham in Westfield off US-31. The Prairie Guest House is conveniently located next to Conner Prairie in Fishers.

If you’re an outdoorsy family looking for a more rustic experience, consider booking a campsite at White River Campground, located across from Strawtown Koteewi Park and its attractions.

Find a full list of hotels in Hamilton County and book your overnight stay.


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