Want to take your chess game to the next level? Then try playing on one of these giant chess boards that are located around Indianapolis! It’s all the fun of regular chess but with larger chess pieces (think 2 feet in size). You’ll have a HUGE amount of fun!
Ginat Chess around Indianapolis:
Gallery Pastry Shop
1101 E. 54th St. G, Indianapolis
At Gallery Pastry Shop, a south Broad Ripple restaurant and bakery, you can play on the giant chessboard that sits within the restaurant’s beautiful garden, while enjoying brunch, lunch or one of their amazing European-style pastries.
11549 Yard St., Fishers
Play a giant game of chess at Fishers District, an 18-acre mixed-use space combining dining, retail, entertainment and lodging. Fishers District is also the home of Fishers Test Kitchen, which is where you’ll find the giant chessboard, located right outside of Sun King.
Greenwood Public Library
310 S. Meridian St., Greenwood
Teens and tweens ages 11 to 18 years old and in grades 6 to 12 are invited to hang out at Greenwood Public Library’s TeenHQ, located on the library’s first floor. A place created by teens and for teens, it’s also the place where you’ll find a giant board to play chess or checkers.
Giant Chess inside Kidscommons
309 Washington St., Columbus
You will need to pay admission to access the giant chessboard inside Kidscommons, a children’s museum located in Columbus, Indiana. But once you’re inside, you can enjoy giant chess as well as three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits (including another giant object: a giant toilet that kids can crawl into!).
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