Hidden Gems

Harrison Center’s Reimagined Community Art Space

Art galleries can sometimes feel intimidating, especially to families. The Harrison Center (website) aims to change that with a new project that will make...

Hidden Gems: Carmel Chocolate Cafe

Carmel Chocolate Café in Carmel opened its doors in the summer of 2019. Part of the South Bend Chocolate Company and located in the...

Hidden Gems: The Black Sheep Yarn and Fiber Arts

I found myself at The Black Sheep Yarn and Fiber Arts, a cozy knit shop in Noblesville, on a soggy, gray day. Pulled in...

Hidden Gem: K-Trails Equestrian Adventures

Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville sits on more than 800 acres and stretches along three miles of the White River. The park offers eight...

Make It, Take It Art Classes at Indianapolis Art Center

The Indianapolis Art Center offers hundreds of art classes every year and hosts many exhibitions in its six galleries. It sits on 9.5 acres...

Hidden Gems: Traders Point Creamery Tours

Before the quarantine, my three boys’ athletic lives had taken over ours. We would leave work, grab a quick meal and carpool the boys...

Hidden Gems: Mounds State Park

If you’re looking for a short road trip destination this summer, then check out Mounds State Park in Anderson.  Here, you’ll find 6 miles of easy-to-rugged hiking trails, picnic areas, family...

Hidden Gems: Holcomb Gardens

Butler University’s Holcomb Gardens is an enchanting 20-acre setting composed of towering trees, trails, bridges and native flora. The gardens are tucked between Butler University’s campus...

Hidden Gems: Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Room and Tavern

Tucked off of Rangeline Road in downtown Carmel, in an unassuming white house, is a delightful treasure in the form of an old-fashioned, English-inspired tea room: Tina’s Traditional Old English...

Hidden Gems: The Library Coffee Bar at the Indianapolis Art Center

Good coffee, free Wi-Fi, multiple electrical outlets, a beautiful space surrounded by books and art: The Library Coffee Bar in Broad Ripple is the...

Hidden Gems: Bernie’s Place

Bernie's Place, a fabulous student-run restaurant in Lawrence Township, is an excellent lunch choice for families on a budget.

Hidden Gems: The Turquoise Tables

Don’t be surprised if you see strangers gathering around a blue table to socialize and play games together. That’s because the Turquoise Table movement, a...

Hidden Gems: The Idle

Perhaps your children find cars fascinating. Or maybe you’re biking along the Cultural Trail and need a place to rest. Or maybe you’re just...

Hidden Gems: Purpose Park

Although Purpose Park is tucked into a quiet street in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Indianapolis, you really can’t miss it when you come upon...

Hidden Gems: Wilson Farm Market

The one farmers market you don’t have to wait until Saturday mornings for is Wilson Farm Market, located in the small town of Arcadia in Hamilton County,...

Hidden Gems: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery is proof that good things can come in small packages.  The gallery — located in the Carmel Art and Design District — features...

Hidden Gem: Indiana Young Readers Center at the Indiana State Library

In downtown Indianapolis, there is a place where you can learn about our great Hoosier state, browse the literary works of Indiana writers and...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Looking for a new-to-you experience right here in your own backyard? Check out our latest edition of Hidden Gems of Hamilton County! Big Dog’s Smokehouse...

Visit a Carmel Gem – Lawrence W. Inlow Park

With a couple of weeks until Labor Day, you may be trying to squeeze in every last drop of summer fun before the pools...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Jamaican Reggae Grill  622 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel (Monon Square Shopping Center) (317) 663-7630 Experience the taste of the islands at Jamaican Reggae Grill where you can...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Looking for a few new places to explore this spring? Check out these Hidden Gems that might have been hiding right under your nose. Unraveled...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Who doesn’t love pizza? Although we typically credit Italy with inventing our beloved tomato sauce and melty cheese pies, pizza is easily one of...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Fall foods are an important part of the season, as are the vessels in which you serve them! Check out our top hidden gems...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Farmer’s Market Edition Farmer’s market season is here again, and markets across the county are a hive of activity on Saturday mornings! Besides colorful local...

New discovery: The Marian University EcoLab

A new-to-us discovery just in time for summer exploring: The Marian University EcoLab. Bonus: It's FREE. And there are bat boxes. And turtles. Okay just go.

Top 5 Hidden Gems in Indy

We all have our favorite standbys for a good time. But when our adventurous streak strikes, some of the best fun can be found...

Hidden gem: Kids Ink Bookstore in Butler-Tarkington

The first time I found myself in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indy, I felt like I was in what could possibly be considered a mini-foodie heaven....

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Spring has sprung across Hamilton County! Rev your engines and try out a hidden gem as sweet as pie to celebrate the season! K1 Speed 9998...

Mama Bear’s Bakery in Fishers

Cozy up on a crisp fall morning at Mama Bear’s Bakery in Fishers. The lodge-like atmosphere, complete with log pillars, lantern lighting and bear...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Don’t let winter temperatures keep your creativity cooped up! Winter is the perfect time to experience art – both in making it and learning...

The Wandering Peacock Gallery

Don’t let winter temperatures keep your creativity cooped up! Winter is the perfect time to experience art – both in making it and learning...

Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill

What fall foods are fresher than those you pick yourself? At Stuckey Farm in Sheridan, families can pick 27 varieties of apples, pumpkins and...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Here are two spots in Hamilton County to find fall favorites in September and October! Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill 19975 Hamilton Boone Rd., Sheridan What...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Hidden gems are everywhere – sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes to see them! Here are two Hamilton County spots...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Look no further than Hamilton County for hidden gems worth discovering this July and August:   Bub’s Café When most think of Bub’s they think of burgers,...

Hidden Gems of Hamilton County

Hidden gems are everywhere – sometimes all it takes is a fresh set of eyes to see them! Here are two Hamilton County spots worth...

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