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Indiana Staycation: 7 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home

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By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 11:32 PM

Planning a family vacation or staycation can be exciting and fun, especially if you're thinking about going to Indiana. There is so much to do and see, whether it's visiting the Indianapolis Zoo or the White River State Park, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Here are seven attractions that you don't want to miss:

1.Indianapolis Zoo: There are plenty of things to see and do at this exotic zoo. Visit the Animal Art Adventure where animal artists will create a personalized painting to take home. Interact with dolphins at the Dolphin In-Water Adventure.

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2. Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Want to learn and feel what it is like to drive a real IndyCar series on the actual tracks? Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the Indy Racing Experience Driving Program. You can also visit the Hall of Fame Museum.

3. Indianapolis Children's Museum: A place where kids can learn about the Jurassic Era at the Dinosphere exhibit, watch a show about planets and stars at SpaceQuest and have fun with experiments at the museum's ScienceWorks exhibit.

4: Holiday World and Splashin Safari: Enjoy some thrilling rides such as Liberty Launch, the Raging Rapids and the Scarecrow Scrambler. If you want a fun water adventure, check out the exhilarating slides and wave pools. Everyone in the family will have something to explore. 

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5. Indiana Dunes State Park: This beautiful park "hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer." A great place for families on vacation or staycation to hike over "rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies and meandering riveres."

6. White River State Park: Sign up for an exciting Segway of Indiana Tour or rent a wheel fun rental to explore the beauty that this park has to offer. Pay your respects to the brave soldiers who fought for America's honor at The Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial.

7. Amish Acres: Experience what it was like to live among the Amish through their guided tour of the Stahly-Nissley-Kuhns farmstead. Take a fun Amish horse and buggy ride and get creative with their craft demonstrations by making quilts and baking bread.

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Planning a family vacation or staycation can be exciting and fun, especially if you're thinking about going to Indiana. There is so much to do and see, whether it's visiting the Indianapolis Zoo or the White River State Park, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
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