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5 Fun Outdoor Family Outings in Indianapolis

Being outdoors is the perfect way to practice social distancing while also having fun with your family.

Here are five great places to do just that in and around Indy! 




1. The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres

1850 W. 38th St., Indianapolis

Acres and acres (100 of them, to be exact) of woodlands, wetlands, meadows and shoreline are ready to be explored adjacent to the Newfields main campus. One of the largest museum art parks in the country, 100 Acres features outdoor art projects, interactive sculptures and exhibitions, as well as a trail that winds around the lake. 

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2. Traders Point Creamery

9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville

Where does milk come from? Which animals give us eggs? If you have a curious kid who wonders where our food comes from, plan a visit to Traders Point Creamery and take a tour of their working farm. Self-guided tours are just $3/person, and children under 3 are free. Traders Point Creamery also offers private guided tours for $9/person which includes ice cream at the end of the tour.  

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3. Eagle Creek Park

7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis

From spending the day at the beach to soaring through the air on a zipline, Eagle Creek Park has an activity for everyone. Down at the marina,guest can rent canoes, kayaks, pontoon, rowboats and paddleboards provided by Eagle Creek Outfitters. Park entrance is $5/car for Indianapolis residents and $6 for non-residents.  

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4. Fishers AgriPark

11565 Brooks School Rd., Fishers 

The Fishers AgriPark is anticipated to be one of the nation’s largest urban farms, and pays homage to Fishers’ agricultural roots while inspiring future generations of farmers, scientists, agronomists, robotics engineers, chefs and more. The 33-acre park will open to the public in July 2020 and will include an urban farm growing fresh fruits and vegetables and producing eggs. 

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5. Conner Prairie

13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers

Disconnect from gadgets and unplug at one of the largest outdoor museums in the country. The grounds of Conner Prairie feature a wide range of activities for families to enjoy, including a 4-story treehouse, a cozy outdoor reading room, hiking trails and animal encounters. A trip to Conner Prairie isn’t complete without a stroll through 1836 Prairietown to chat with the local villagers. Time general admissions tickets are available online-only, and limited daily. Visitconnerprairie.comfor more information.

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