We asked our Visitor Services staff about places in Hamilton County where big kids - aka adults - can have some fun. Mallory Noble, who works primarily at our Fishers Visitor Center, had these ideas to share.
As a person who has lived in Hamilton County my whole life, I've experienced many of the activities that this area offers. There is nothing like spending time outside enjoying the beautiful spring and summer weather of Indiana, which is why my family and I often plan fun things to do outdoors.
One place I always have fun is Conner Prairie Interactive History Park. It's always great to be able to walk around and feel like you're in a different time era. We have been involved in the activities that people from the 1800s would do, from creating homemade candles and butter to visiting the many historic buildings that are located there. It feels like you're almost traveling back in time. Conner Prairie recently added the 1859 Balloon Voyage - a hot air balloon that you and the whole family can ride. They also offer many kid-friendly, outdoor concerts in the summer that are so wonderful to go to. To plan your visit, go to www.connerprairie.org. Over the past few summers here, I've also found myself visiting Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Monon Community Center with friends and family. They offer so many things to do, including a waterpark with multiple slides, a lazy river and several swimming pools to cool you off all day. Their main building also has a fitness center, indoor pools, tracks and more. The Monon Trail is conveniently located nearby so you can walk, run or even bike ride before or after a day at the pool. Without a doubt, you can find some way to exercise while having fun at this146,000 square foot facility and the surrounding161-acre park. For a complete weekly schedule, click here. So whether you'd like to become engrossed in a different time era at Conner Prairie or have a great time exercising and splashing in the waters at the Monon Community Center, there's definitely many ways to find yourself becoming a kid again.