Every time Grandpa Randy and I leave our house in Michigan and head towards Indianapolis, we always comment that a six hour drive is too long for a three day vacation.
On the drive we swear this is the last time. Than we arrive in Indy and remember what keeps drawing us back.
It is an amazing city. So much to see and do, so little time!
The architecture downtown including the Soldier’s Monument is a photographer’s dream. The shopping at Circle Centre Mall is wonderful, large enough to find everything you could need, but not so overwhelming that you feel dizzy from the experience.
When we go on our trips, it is my goal to find one place to visit that is out of the ordinary.
I found just such a place in Indy.
The 100 acres, attached to the Museum of Art. It is 100 acres of a natural habitat that is dispersed with climbable modern art. I am not usually a fan of modern art, but I thought in this setting it could be very interesting. We were not disappointed.
Definitely a spot I would recommend.
When do grandparents go to a children’s museum without their grandchildren?
When there is a Chihuly exhibit.
The Children’s Museum – Indianapolis has the largest permanent Chihuly glass exhibit in the world. We debated whether we wanted to spend the $16 just to see this exhibit, but knew we would kick ourselves if we didn’t.
It was worth every penny we spent.
It is 43 feet high, but the highlight is the lowest floor. It has a revolving platform where you can lay back and look up at the different blown pieces of glass, placed in ceiling.
While Chihuly was our main objective for going to this museum, we did check out some other areas. The 20th century carousel is beautiful.
Our recommendation - definitely worth the time and price.
And finally, a trip to Indianpolis isn’t complete without the sundaes at the Chocolate Cafe on North Meridian or the calzones at Georgio’s Pizza on Market Street
We left Indy, saying we can’t wait to go back.