Follow I-69 to Fishers, Indiana – a sprawling destination on the northeast side of Indianapolis, sandwiched between the White River and Geist Reservoir.
The community’s rapid growth and regular spot on best places lists is most evident in the Nickel Plate District, the cultural heart of the city that’s home to the farmers’ market, community concerts and festivals. Get the lay of the land and ride around the district on the Pint Cycle pedal pub before you pit stop at Four Day Ray Brewing for local brews and pub food.
Just across I-69 is the international furniture store IKEA, Topgolf entertainment complex and Portillo’s. Practice your golf swing, channel your inner interior decorator and take a bite of a classic Chicago hot dog here in Hamilton County when all three open in fall 2017.
For families, a trip to Fishers isn’t complete without wandering through Conner Prairie, an outdoor museum dedicated to telling the history of Indiana through personal exploration of the land. Ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a bird’s eye view of Fishers from 350 feet up in the air.
Each summer, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra hosts Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. From June to September, thousands of music fans come to hear soaring symphonies or pop culture tribute bands beneath the stars. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and your dancing shoes.
Escape to a favorite Fishers park, Flat Fork Creek Park, for outdoor exploration. The signature wooden boardwalk loops around the park and makes for a picturesque photo. Go off the path to discover three treehouses tucked in the trees, or shred dirt on the mountain bike trails. In the winter, bring your sled to conquer the 60-foot sledding hill.