10 things to add to your spring bucket list

        Spring is often associated with new beginnings and as such, the spring season in Indiana is a great time to explore the scenery, enjoy a museum or visit a new place. Indiana is riddled with hidden gems that are sure to be a fun experience. 

1. The Garage Food Hall 

This food hall is a dining experience unlike any other. With over 15 vendors, The Garage Food Hall has an array of food choices. From a noodle bar to Greek food or classic cheeseburgers, there is something for everyone. 

2. Fishers Test Kitchen 

This restaurant is innovative as they use new cooking concepts with flavors from here and around the world. There are three different types of cuisine offered: french bread pizza, smash burgers and mexican.

The Garage Food Hall is located in the Bottleworks District in Indianapolis.

3. Nashville, Indiana

Nashville is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway or even a day trip. The city is full of antique shops and interesting stores and is home to the scenic Brown County State Park. Go horseback riding, grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant and enjoy everything Nashville has to offer!

4. Amish Country

Visiting the counties that make up Amish Country is a truly unique experience. Amish Country has a flea market, great Amish dining, horse and buggy tours, beautiful scenery and much more.

Nashville, Indiana is full of unique shops like the General Store and Bakery.

5. Indiana Cave Trail 

This trail takes visitors through 4 different cave systems with some including boat tours through intriguing cave formations. Travel through Indiana’s longest cave and see waterfalls and cool structures. 

6. McCormick’s Creek State Park

On 1,924 acres, this park boasts beautiful views of waterfalls, a limestone canyon, native wildflowers, twisting trails and more. The park also has picnic shelters and camping options.

Indiana Caverns is just one of the 4 different cave systems to explore along the trail.

7. Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

This living laboratory allows guests to interact with nature. The Arboretum has 300 acres filled with wildlife, gardens, woodlands, sculptures and a Railway Garden that has model trains. 

8. Exotic Feline Rescue Center

This rescue center provides a forever home to all types of exotic felines that have previously been abandoned or abused. They work on educating the public and have felines like tigers, leopards, lions, bobcats and others. Each feline has a special story and personality that you can experience for yourself!

The Gabis Arboretum is a great place to enjoy nature and their Railway Garden.

9. Indianapolis Art Center

The Art Center has over a dozen art exhibits featuring contemporary art. The center also has an outdoor sculpture garden and trails to walk along. Additionally, there are many camps and art classes available. 

10. Atomic Bowl Duckpin 

Duckpin bowling has similar rules to traditional 10-pin bowling, but duckpins are smaller and stouter than traditional pins and a smaller ball is used. This version of bowling is similar to a larger version of Skee-ball. The Atomic Bowl Duckpin atmosphere will transport you back to the 50s and 60s with its decor! 

With 9.5 acres filled with interactive sculptures, the Indianapolis Art Center is perfect for a spring afternoon.

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