Spring in Hamilton County, Indiana
Spring is the season to shake off the winter blues, get outside and try something new. For families, Hamilton County, Indiana is a perfect Midwest destination for a spring break getaway. Hamilton County is located north of Indianapolis in the crossroads of the Midwest and includes the cities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and four northern towns.
There are many family-friendly activities and adventures to add to your itinerary.
Conner Prairie is an outdoor museum and nationally-acclaimed history destination in Fishers, Indiana. This popular local attraction offers several themed experience areas, like 1836 Prairietown and Civil War Journey, throughout its 800-acre wooded property. Don’t miss the baby goats and sheep at the Animal Encounters barn as well as the three-story treehouse at Treetop Outpost.
Located off I-69 in Fishers is Indiana’s only IKEA and Topgolf. Start with home décor shopping and Swedish meatballs at IKEA before heading across the street to Topgolf, a premier entertainment venue where you can challenge each other to addictive point-scoring golf games – no experience necessary.
This is Hamilton County’s largest park with eight miles of trails and family-friendly attractions. Try your hand at the archery at Koteewi Range. Later this spring, take a guided horseback trail ride at K-Trails Equestrian Adventures (opening end of April) or tackle aerial treetop trails and ziplines at Edge Adventures: Aerial Adventure Park (opening May 1).
The Monon Trail is a paved trail spanning 20+ miles in Hamilton County and Indianapolis. It winds through downtown districts like Midtown and the Carmel Arts & Design District, both with dining and shopping options.
If the weather outside isn’t ideal, try our indoor attractions. The Escape Room in Fishers, K1 Speed, Laser Flash and Pinheads are great options to escape the cold. Take the kids to the Museum of Miniatures to admire miniatures and antique dollhouses. Or, pack a swimsuit and head to the Monon Community Center to enjoy an indoor waterpark with slides, splash pads and a pool.