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Every October, haunted houses and other spooky attractions begin to pop up all over the city. There's no shortage of frightening things to do for all ages. Here are a few that might interest you.
What would fall be without a trip to an apple orchard and a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin? These Indianapolis-area orchards feature farm stores with homegrown fruits and vegetables, cider, baked goods, and more; plus straw bales, corn mazes, fall décor, and plenty of fun fall activities for the kids.
Looking for the 2014 trick or treat dates and times for the Indianapolis area? Look no further! This list contains many local community dates.
Ready to shop? These malls are the best Indianapolis has to offer. Be sure to check them out!
If you’re looking for things to do in Indy outside the parameters of the orchard/pumpkin patch/haunted house themes of October, fear not. Check out the following Indianapolis Calendar of Events for October to find plenty of other art and entertainment opportunities happening this month.
Weather too cold or too wet? Looking for indoor fun in Indianapolis? These fun attractions will keep your entire family entertained in climate-controlled environments.
Plenty of haunted houses and ghostly events take place in the Indianapolis area for Indy residents who are looking for some frightening things to do this Halloween season. Whether your idea is having some fall family fun, being scared out of your wits at a haunted house, touring a historic home, enjoying a Halloween movie or play, or dressing the little ones up in their costumes, you'll find it here.
Enjoy safe trick or treating and fun with animals! There's no other place but the Indianapolis Zoo for ZooBoo. This family-friendly annual event is sure to please.
Having fun in Indy doesn't have to cost you a fortune. Here's some things you can do in Indianapolis with your kids that are completely FREE.
No money? No problem. You can still find plenty of things to do for free in Indianapolis. Check out this list of free activities for starters. You don't have to break the bank to have fun in Indy.
Finding the perfect date spot in Indianapolis can be a challenge. Think outside the box with these creative date ideas.
Looking for an safe alternative to trick or treating? There are some great options in the Indianapolis area. Here's a breakdown of a few.
Rekindle romance with an Indianapolis area romantic getaway. From Indiana bed and breakfasts to cabins, pool suites, and chalets, plenty of local getaway destinations are just a short driving distance from Indy.
Indianapolis is home to some of the largest festivals this month. Enjoy the famous Heartland Film Festival or visit a pumpkin patch. Check out these listings.
You don’t have to spend days preparing a feast to indulge in one. Several Indianapolis area restaurants will be open Thanksgiving Day. Following is a list of Indy eateries that will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day 2009, along with hours and featured foods, from the Indiana Restaurant Association.
Need to plan your vacation or holiday breaks? Here's the IPS school calendar for the 2013-2014 year.
October is a great month in Indianapolis! In addition to Halloween festivities, there are a lot of other great events. Enjoy concerts, exhibits and much more!
The Headless Horseman is a popular annual event at Conner Prairie. The family-oriented event is a great way to start the fall season. Here's what you can expect!
Wondering what to do after hours in Indianapolis? Here you'll find links to Indy's hottest nightclubs, including trendy dance clubs, popular bars, and places to kick back and hoist a cold beer or sip a glass of wine in the company of friends after a long day.
Many high school girls dream of their Prom nights and that dream includes a beautiful prom dress. If you're searching for that perfect Prom or Quinceanera dress, Indianapolis has many stores you'll want to check out. Don't forget to pick up all the special extras you'll need for the magical event including shoes, jewelry and hair accessories.
An Indianapolis calendar of events for the month of November lists fall fun for the whole family, including holiday events and celebrations.
The best haunted houses in Indianapolis are here! Find out where they are, when to go and ticket prices. Be prepared to lose your mind at these spooky attractions.
Indianapolis's calendar of events for the month of December is packed with events and activities for people of all ages. Celebrate the holiday season and the coming of the New Year by checking out these December highlights.
Need to plan your vacation or holiday breaks? Here's the IPS school calendar for the 2014-2015 year.
What would fall be without fresh apple cider and a trip to the pumpkin patch? Several Indianapolis-area farms and orchards take pride in offering fresh produce, festivals, corn mazes, and more to celebrate the fall harvest season.
Things that go bump in the night, objects moving when nobody is in the room - these are all part of the legends of Indiana's Most-Haunted sites.
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has outdone itself with its production of Fiddler on the Roof. The play runs 51 times between October 9 - November 23, 2014!
Following is a list of post offices located within a 15-mile radius of Indianapolis and their hours of operation. For more information, call 1-800-ASK-USPS.
Klipsch Music Center has an impressive lineup this summer. Check out the list of all the top performers at this great outdoor venue.
Travel to the North Pole aboard the Indiana Transportation Museum's Polar Express. Get tickets before they sell out!
A rundown of the winners of the 2008 Indiana high school football championships in classes 1A through 5A, complete with scores and rankings.
Want to see the big game but didn't get tickets? No worries. Indianapolis is a huge sports city and there's no shortage of great sports bars and pubs. We've taken the guess work out of finding the best ones in the city.
Restaurants where kids eat free on Tuesdays.
Valentine's is just around the corner and you haven't made plans. Or maybe your anniversary is this weekend and well, no reservations have been made. Have no fear, there's still time to turn that special event into a nice, romantic evening.
When planning a date night, sometimes having dinner and entertainment as a package deal can be a great time and money-saver. These Indy places provide both in one great location.
There's a lot to love about living in Indianapolis. Here's a list of ten reasons life here is worth the living.
Basic facts about the running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including how the race is run, where it takes place, a brief history of the race's beginnings, and traditions and ceremonies associated with the Indy 500.
Check out all that the Indianapolis Art Museum (known locally as the IMA) has to offer, with information on the museum's location, hours, galleries, restaurants, and more.
The city is alive this summer with tons of great musical performances. This guide is sure to put a few concerts on your calendar!
November is full of exciting and fun things to do. Take in theatre, great dance performances and much more!
September is full of great festivals. Enjoy cooler weather outdoors and plenty of fun events. Don't miss one!
If you have dogs and cats in your family, you probably want them to look and smell their best this holiday season. But giving pets a bath at home can be trying, and grooming is expensive. The solution? Check out these Indianapolis self-serve, do-it-yourself, pet-washing facilities that cater to your dog or cat's bathing needs at an affordable cost.
The Indianapolis Colts have a strong and interesting history. If you are a Colts fan, you might want to check out these historic facts about your favorite team.
Indianapolis is home to a wealth of venues for the performing arts. The following theatres offer plays, Broadway hits, musicals, concerts, and other live performances to Indy theater goers. Check the theatres' Web sites for the latest info on upcoming performances in Indianapolis, showtimes, and tickets.
A hundred years ago, having a cup of tea was an event. Filled with polite conversation and strict etiquette, high tea was part of upper society. Experience this tradition at one of these top tearooms.
Halloween is here. The costumes are ready, the candy is purchased and the kids are excited. But with all the prep work it takes to get the kids ready for trick or treating, dinner might be the last thing on your mind. Before taking your little ghouls out for trick or treating, you might want to consider taking advantage of one of these restaurants where kids eat free on Halloween.
The following list includes several city organizations that are always looking for volunteers.
The Indianapolis Children's Museum is one of the premier attractions in the city. Boasting 472,900 square feet, it is the largest children's museum in the world and sees over a million visitors each year.
Looking for something fun to do? Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre offers great food and entertainment in one place.
Fall is officially here and with it comes plenty of fun family events. This list includes some of the top events in the city this month - from comedy, to theater, to festivals.
Your mother does so much for you! Why not treat her to a great meal on Mother's Day weekend? Here are the top Indianapolis restaurants take reservations for the special day!
There's so much to do in Indianapolis that it's hard to take it all in. The following (purely subjective) list of ten of Indianapolis's top attractions may help you to find a starting point, or discover a treasure you hadn't previously considered.
When it comes to dining out for families, one of the top ways to save money is to look for restaurants that offer free kids meals with adult meal purchases. But finding that information isn't always easy because in many cases, it differs per location. We've compiled a list that takes the guess work out of dining out on the cheap.
Looking for a great place to take the family within a few hours of Indianapolis? The Abe Martin Lodge, located in Nashville, Indiana, may just be the ticket. With an indoor water park and plenty of amenities, this hotel is a great bargain for families in search of a weekend getaway.
Ever wondered what dining at Fogo de Chao is like? Is it worth the money? This review will help you decide if you want to give it a try.
Castleton, in Indy's northeast corner, is one of Indianapolis, Indiana's most popular suburban neighborhoods. While home to more than 40,000 residents, Castleton is heavily influenced by the retail industry and offers shopping options galore. Equally at home in Castleton are office parks, dining establishments, and a host of hotels.
If you're looking to get in or out of Indianapolis, your options include flying via the Indianapolis International Airport, or hopping on a Greyhound bus or an Amtrak train at the Indianapolis bus and train stations, respectively.
The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (IMCPL) consists of the Central Library downtown and 22 branch locations throughout Marion County. Here you can find the locations, phone numbers, hours, and services offered by the Central Library and its 22 branches.
Looking for a place to get your Irish up? These top bars offer great food and events through out the year and of course, on St. Patrick's Day.
Super Bowl XLVI is days away and as the big event approaches, the city is gearing up in preparation. Hosting the Super Bowl brings many events to Indianapolis in addition to the main event. Thousands of volunteers have been working for a year to get the city ready.
Whether you need a florist for a wedding, prom, Mother's Day or just to tell someone you're thinking of them, it's important to find a good one. These florists have great reputations in the Indianapolis area and will make your special event beautiful.
Angie's List is an Indianapolis-based provider of unbiased consumer reports and reviews of service companies, contractors, and health care providers in over 400 categories. The service is membership-based, with more than 750,000 subscribers.
Looking for great shopping at great prices? Check out these top consignment stores in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis has a lot of golf courses to offer. Whether you're a skilled golfer or a beginner, there are plenty of places to hone your skills. These courses (both private and public) are some of the best around. Before you head out for a round of golf, consider trying one of these courses.
When you make the decision to begin a fitness regimen, finding the right place to go can be difficult. Maybe you're fulfilling a New Year's resolution or perhaps you are a fitness guru looking for a change of scenery. Whatever the case, this list will help you select the perfect place.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is an one of the top educational and unique museums in the city. The Eiteljorg is one of only two museums east of the Mississippi that showcase both Native American and Western art, culture and history.
The Indianapolis Zoo is one of Indy's top attractions, featuring a new state-of-the-art orangutan center that has gained national recognition as one of the most important zoo exhibits in the country.
See Indianapolis in style! Take a carriage ride throughout downtown Indy and take in the beautiful lights and sights.
For frozen yogurt, Orange Leaf is a definite treat in Fishers.
If you're looking for Halloween fun in Indianapolis this year, this guide will tell you where to find the best haunts, where to eat, when to trick or treat and much more!
Have you procrastinated with your taxes and need a post office that's open later? If you've waited until the last possible moment to file or pay your taxes, you'll need to know which post offices stay open later. This list will help you do that.
Learn about Indiana's history at this live, interactive history museum. Get the scoop on this popular Indianapolis area attraction.
If you’ve ever wanted to trace your family roots, create a family tree or find out more about your ancestors, the following genealogy resources in Indianapolis and nearby Fort Wayne are great places to start. These Indiana resources can aid your research efforts by providing print records and/or free online access to the best genealogy data bases for tracing your family history.
It is recommended that everyone six months and older get a flu shot this year. Need help finding a clinic? There are plenty of places to go. Check out this information to ensure you protect yourself this flu season.
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The IRT opens its 43rd season with this exciting production.
There are plenty of free things to do outdoors in Indianapolis, from parks and gardens to hiking and biking trails. You can walk, run, bike or rollerblade along miles of scenic trails, visit a nature center, or simply spread a blanket on the ground, breathe in the fresh air, and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Immerse yourself in Chinese culture and discover one of China's greatest treasures - the painted warriors of Emperor Qin's tomb!
An overview of the Greater Indianapolis area including the major thoroughfares that serve the Indy area.
Before you head out to dinner, make sure your favorite restaurant hasn't made this list of restaurants who scored poorly on critical health issues.
Looking for things to do in Indianapolis? Find out what's happening in Indy this month by checking out this calendar of events for November, 2009.
Acapulco Joe's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Indianapolis serves up some of the city's best Mexican food at a very reasonable price.
Looking for some safe, Halloween things to do with your kids? Look no further. These spooky events are perfect for your kiddos.
Who are the people of Indianapolis? Based on government statistics, this overview of Indy's residents addresses such topics as the population of Indianapolis, household makeup, race and ethnic background, the level of education attained, average income, and unemployment and poverty rates. It also looks at how many of Indy's residents work in Indy and how many of those employed in Indianapolis live in the city.
The Madame C.J. Walker Building, home of the Madame C.J. Walker Theatre and other facilities, is a celebration of African American arts and cultural events. The Walker Theatre hosts a variety of dance, music, and theatre performances through its Main Stage Series from October through May, and a variety of other events and programs are also hosted.
Southport, Indiana, located on the southern edge of Indianapolis in Marion County, is like a mini city within the bigger city of Indianapolis. The history of Southport; its demographics, schools, and real estate; and shopping and dining opportunities in and near Southport are explored in this profile of the unique city.
The Big Ten Conference brings fun to Downtown Indianapolis. Don't miss out on your favorite games.
Indy Eleven brings professional soccer back to the Circle City! Enjoy the team's inaugural season, which begins April 2014!
There's so many great events in Indianapolis this month! Don't miss the city in June!
The Indiana Repertory Theatre attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year with their quality theatrical performances. Check out this year's lineup.
In a few short months, Indy's newest professional team, the Indy Eleven, will take the field for its inaugural season. The NASL soccer team will play its first
Looking for fun things to do in Indianapolis this summer? Check out this great free bowling program for the kids.
Get up-close and personal with the NFL Experience.
Several states across the country offer a special tax free weekend or other days throughout the year to boost the local economy. Find out if Indiana also offers this.
The Fairground Coliseum has just undergone a $63 million dollar renovation and is ready for a great concert season! Check out the latest concerts!
Looking for some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's day this year? Check out these fun events that celebrate all month long!
Want to make your dog famous? Well, now is your dog's chance to shine! Hamilton Town Center's latest dining establishment, Chuy's is celebrating its grand
Experience one of America's most iconic toys in person. Hot Wheels for Real take over the Children's Museum of Indianapolis!
Keep your kids busy this summer with one of these top day camp programs. No matter their interests, there's something to pique every child's imagination.
Chatham Tap in Fishers offers unique English fare. To find out what to expect when dining there, check out this review.
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre has an exciting 2015 lineup that includes such favorites as 'Peter Pan', 'South Pacific', 'The Odd Couple' and more! Don't miss a show!
Charts showing the average high and low temperatures in Indianapolis by month, along with average monthly precipitation.
Castleton Square Mall, billed by Simon Malls as the biggest mall in Indiana, is a bustling, thriving shopping mecca on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Anchored by five department stores, Castleton Square also features more than 130 specialty stores, a food court, several restaurants with wait-staff, 14 AMC theatres, and a kids' play area.
Take a break this Labor Day weekend at the Georgia Street Labor Fest! Enjoy great food and entertainment during your three day weekend!
Looking for a Thanksgiving restaurant? Here are some great restaurants that offer Thanksgiving day meals.
The oldest surviving residential neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis, Lockerbie Square is the first historic district in Indianapolis to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A walking tour of the neighborhood features cobblestone streets and a mix of Italianate, Federal, and Queen Anne homes, as well as the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. Stepping into this neighborhood is like stepping back a century and a half in time.
Peruse this list of the best restaurants in Indianapolis for fine dining and celebrating special occasions. If you're looking for excellent food in an elegant atmosphere, the Indy restaurants on this list will fit the bill.
Discover your Irish side at this great local festival. Enjoy great food, entertainment and shopping at this huge four-day event!
Make sure your IPS student is ready to start a new school year. Check out the immunization requirements for Indianapolis Public Schools.
Looking for the perfect chocolate gift for your special occasion? These top retailers are sure to please. Check out the best chocolate in Indianapolis!
Which eateries in town are doing it right? Check out this list of restaurants that received perfect inspections in the month of July 2013.
St. Elmo's Steakhouse brings their legendary flair to Harry & Izzy's. Featuring many of the hit menu items from St. Elmo's Harry & Izzy's will not disappoint!
Never miss a game! Here's all the information you need to know about when and where the Colts are playing this year!
Summer has arrived and there's nothing like taking in the sights and sounds of the season with an outdoor concert. Indy Parks offered a myriad of entertainment in their parks across the city. Make plans to attend a few this summer!
Walking Tour Through the Carmel Arts and Design District
The Indiana Ice are hitting the rink this season and ready to win some games! Check out the 2013-2014 schedule!
The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival is a fun way to enjoy spooky fun. There's all kinds of fun events surrounding the week-long event.
If you're an Indy resident looking for pet supplies, this list will help you find just what you're looking for.
The Chinese Festival is an exciting annual cultural event. Enjoy traditional entertainment, food and dancing!
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The 37th annual Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) state football championship games will be played this Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, in Lucas Oil Stadium to determine who will be this year’s reigning high school football champions in all five classes. Two Indianapolis-area high schools will be featured in the Class 5A game: North suburbia’s Carmel High School will face off against the east-side’s Warren Central High School in what should be a dynamite game.
The Indianapolis Indians have just 3 home games left this year! Here's all the information you need to know!
There's no shortage of things to do in Indianapolis this October. Enjoy a variety of fall festivals this month.
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Celebrating July 4th is a summer must and it doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact, many local communities offer free festivals and events. Check out this list for the free admission events!
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The city of Indianapolis and Marion County are served by the City-County Council, which is made up of 29 elected individuals, or councillors. Each of 25 geographic districts elects one member to represent that district, and an additional four members are elected county-wide to serve in at-large positions. Each Council member serves a four-year term.
This map provides an overview of the Greater Indianapolis area and shows the major thoroughfares that serve the Indy area.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, or IMA, includes the grounds and gardens of the Oldfields estate. The gardens feature an impressive assortment of plant life plus fountains, cascading streams, rock pools, and more to create a serene environment. Tours of the gardens and self-guided tree walks are offered.
Train enthusiasts will delight in the Eiteljorg Museum's annual holiday exhibit,'Jingle Rails'. Imagine traveling from Indianapolis to the great American West. This exhibit allows visitors to explore the possibilities with its winding railroads and beautifully-crafted landmark.s
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National Geographic’s exhibit “Tutankhamun: The Golden King and Great Pharaohs” is on display at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis through Oct. 25, 2009. Included in the four-gallery exhibit are over 130 treasures and artifacts from ancient Egyptian rulers and the tomb of King Tut.
Never miss a game! Check out the Indiana Pacers' 2014-2015 schedule!
The new Indianapolis Indians 2015 season schedule has been released. Be sure to mark your calendars for the next home game!
Learn about your favorite critters, explore animal habitats in this fun hands-on exhibit at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis. Their latest exhibit will keep your little ones entertained!
Cloth diapers are quickly becoming more and more popular with parents. Finding stores in Indianapolis that sell diapers, however, isn't always easy. This list of cloth diaper stores has all the information you need.
Summer has arrived, the kids are out of school and it's time to figure out what to do with them! These special programs and day camps offer a variety of choices. There's something for everyone!
The Indy Fuel debuts in October 2014. Check out the new schedule!
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June is a busy month in Indianapolis. Check out this list of top events happening this month!
Want to know what kind of weather to expect for trick or treating? Find out what is typical weather in Indianapolis on Halloween.
February 2014 is the month of love and there's plenty of events to keep you busy - romantic or otherwise! Check out these exciting things to do in Indy this month.
Enjoy shopping and dining in one of Indy's oldest establishments! City Market has been a hot tourist spot for decades and continues to thrive downtown.
Get the kids out of the house this holiday season and enjoy Jolly Days, the Indianapolis Children's Museum's annual holiday event!
Want to know where the Super Bowl teams are staying? We've got the scoop.
You don't have to take an elaborate vacation or leave the city to treat your kids to a fun-filled summer. These activities will keep your kids busy for free or at very minimal expense.
With four Indianapolis-area locations, Yats Cajun-Creole restaurants offer spicy,satisfying Cajun dishes at a budget-minded price. From gumbo to jambalaya to crawfish etouffee, you'll find it at Yats, which has earned a loyal following among Indy residents.
You can finagle your way into the 2009 Indiana State Fair for a lot less than the regular gate admission price of $8, park free, and take advantage of unlimited rides on the Midway for one flat fee. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Check out these ways to enjoy big savings at this year’s Indiana State Fair!
The IRT's performance of three of Kurt Vonnegut's sweetest stories brings romance to Indianapolis.
Indy's only men's roller derby team is in its exciting fifth season! Learn more about the guys that play and what keeps them motivated.