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Our Top 13 Free Things to do in Indianapolis:

Holliday Park Nature Center

The Holliday Park Nature Center is located at 6363 Spring Mill Road, in Indianapolis. Open Mondays-Saturdays from 9am-5pm and Sundays from 1-5pm, admission is FREE. For more details, call (317) 327-7180 or visit their website.

The Treehouse at Plainfield Christian Church

The Treehouse is only open to the public two Tuesdays & Thursdays (9-11 am & 1-3 pm), but it is well worth the trip to see this beautiful indoor play structure that is bathed in natural light. Geared towards kids ages 2 to 12, it is designed to look like a whimsical tree with tons of space for kids to climb until they are ready to slide down.

The Learning Curve at Central Library

From story times to art programs, and even an area for teens only, the Learning Curve offers a unique blend of digital and traditional library materials and programming for youth ages 0-18. The interactive activities are aligned with academic standards and incorporate a variety of technologies to ensure a dynamic, hands-on learning experience.

Fishers AgriPark

Part community urban farm, part park, Fishers Agripark is located in a beautiful, fairly remote section of Fishers, and the drive to get there is part of the experience.

Midtown Plaza Carmel

Midtown Carmel is the perfect destination for families. There really is something for everyone, from young kids looking for a place to play, to foodie parents searching for a great meal. Free activities include Monday Movies on the big screen, ping pong, a playground and so much more.

Treehouses at Flat Fork Creek

Flat Fork Creek Park in Fishers has 3 ADA accessible treehouses for exploring, and several obstacle items along the side of the walkway to challenge your balance and agility.

The Indiana State Police Museum

Respect the law, and learn all about it, at The Indiana State Police Museum. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Indiana Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Library

The Indiana Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Library opened its doors in late 2016, and houses a unique collection of books for children and young adults. It also contains a number of toys, games and, yes, a giant Clifford the Big Red Dog doghouse, the perfect place to play or curl up with a book.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Since 2013, the 8-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick has been providing people the opportunity to bike, walk, roller blade or run their way through the six different cultural districts connected by this delightful urban trail.

Soldiers and Sailor Monument

A visit to the Soldiers and Sailor Monument is something that should be on every Indy Kids bucket list. A 360-degree view of downtown Indianapolis is something you have to see.

Zion Nature Center

Since 2013, the 8-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick has been providing people the opportunity to bike, walk, roller blade or run their way through the six different cultural districts connected by this delightful urban trail.

ArtsPark at the Indianapolis Art Center

When you enter the ArtsPark, it’s like you’re entering a world of pure imagination. At least, that’s what it feels like. Part park, part outdoor art installation, the ArtsPark is a magical, outdoor extension of the Indianapolis Art Center.

Cool Creek Park & Nature Center

Cool Creek Park & Nature Center is located at 2000 E. 151st St, Carmel. Every nook and cranny was filled with fun tidbits about Indiana’s woodlands.

Looking for More Free Indianapolis Fun?

  1. Scan our FREE things to do each month in Indianapolis events calendar.
  2. Head inside to one of these 10 places to play inside for FREE.
  3. Enjoy free admission at local museums during Free Museum Days.
  4. Eat out as a family with over 100 restaurants that offer a Kids Eat Free deal.
  5. Scoring big on your birthday at several local places that offer birthday freebies.
  6. Explore a new playground.
  7. Stay home and try one of these 20 things to do when you’re stuck at home.
  8. Enter our weekly contests to win awesome prizes.

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