Hey everyone! In this episode of our series “What to do when in…” we’re heading to Indiana! Indiana is the heart of the Midwest, a state full of surprises and unforgettable adventures. The landscape is diverse, from bustling cities to expansive parks, and there’s always something new and exciting to discover. Especially for you, we’ve put together the ultimate top 10 list of the coolest activities to do in Indiana. So grab your backpack, rally your friends, and get ready for an incredible journey full of thrills, fun, and unique experiences! First, check out the Slamstox map to see where this state is located.

Slamstox map

Inianapolis Motor Speedway

The ultimate adrenaline rush Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where you can feel the speed and excitement of motorsports. Ready to travel back in time? Visit this historic place and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. And if you’re really lucky, you might witness an epic race! So brace yourself and feel the adrenaline flow at this unforgettable location.

Indycar 500 – Indiana Motor Speedway

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Water fun and roller coasters Want to have fun with your friends on water slides and roller coasters? Experience an unforgettable day full of fun and adventure at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, the perfect getaway for both theme park and water park enthusiasts. Take on the Wildebeest, the world’s longest water slide, or let your adrenaline flow on lightning-fast roller coasters like The Voyage and Thunderbird. Don’t forget to enjoy the cooling water attractions and relaxing wave pools. End the day with a spectacular live show full of music, dance, and entertainment.

Holiday World – Santa Clause IN

Indiana Dunes National Park

Hey adventurers and nature lovers! Escape to Indiana Dunes National Park and discover its hidden beauty. Here, you’ll find peace away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Explore the impressive sand dunes, swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Michigan, or enjoy a relaxing picnic on the golden sandy beach. Walk the numerous trails and discover the diversity of flora and fauna. Bird enthusiasts take note: this area is home to over 350 species of birds, a paradise for birdwatchers and nature photographers. In short, Indiana Dunes National Park is the perfect place to escape from daily life and enjoy all the beauty nature has to offer. Pack your bags and join us in this paradise for adventurers and nature lovers!

Indiana Dunes National park – Dune Acres IN

White River State Park

Hey active readers, are you looking for some active fun right in the middle of the city? Then White River State Park in Indianapolis is the place to be! This green paradise offers countless activities for young and old. Whether you feel like canoeing, cycling, or just chilling during a picnic, there’s something for everyone here. Rent a canoe and paddle your way through the clear water or cycle your way through the scenic trails. And if you still have energy left, pay a visit to the nearby Indiana State Museum and Eiteljorg Museum, where you can learn more about the history and culture of Indiana. In short, White River State Park is the perfect place for a day of action and fun in the middle of the city. So, invite your friends, grab your sports gear, and go for it!

White River State Park – Indianapolis IN

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Hey sports and music lovers, have you heard of Bankers Life Fieldhouse? This place is truly the ultimate destination for an amazing experience! Experience the excitement and energy of a basketball game where you can see the Indiana Pacers in action up close. And if you prefer live music, you’re also in the right place! There are also amazing concerts held here with impressive acoustics and a great atmosphere. So, whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or prefer to enjoy live music, a visit to Bankers Life Fieldhouse is an experience not to be missed. Make sure you’re there because you won’t want to miss it!

Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis IN

Paoli Peaks

Looking for a winter thrill in southern Indiana? Then you have to check out Paoli Peaks! Here, you’ll find the ideal destination for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. Whether you’re a beginner snow hero or a seasoned pro, there are slopes tailored to every level here. After a day full of action and excitement, warm up with a nice cup of hot chocolate in the cozy lodge. Here, you can relax and share your stories with other winter sports enthusiasts. In short, Paoli Peaks is the place where snow fun and adventure come together. Don’t wait any longer and come here to have the time of your life!

Snowtube course – Paoli Peaks IN

Lucas Oil Satdium

Hey sports fans, have you heard of Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis? This stadium is truly one of the coolest places in Indiana! It’s the home of the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL and also hosts a range of other events such as concerts, soccer matches, and college basketball games. With its retractable roof and unique design, Lucas Oil Stadium is an architectural wonder and a must-visit destination for all sports fans and event-goers. So, whether you’re a fan of the Colts or just want to enjoy a fantastic sports experience, Lucas Oil Stadium is a must-see in Indiana!

Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis IN

Climb Time Indy

Looking for a physical challenge that’s also super fun? Then you have to try indoor climbing at Climb Time Indy! Here, you can push your limits and test your strength and agility. This climbing gym is suitable for both beginners and experienced climbing enthusiasts and offers routes for all levels. Go with your teammates and discover who reaches the top first. It’s a great way to have fun and boost your confidence at the same time. Who knows, you might even discover a new hobby!

Climb Time – Indianapolis IN

Turkey Run State Park

9. Are you looking for an awesome nature experience in Indiana? Then you must go to Turkey Run State Park! Here, you’ll find everything you need: landscapes, sandstone ravines, and the beautiful Sugar Creek. Put on your hiking shoes and explore the many hiking trails that lead you to the famous Punch Bowl and Suspension Bridge. And if you want even more adventure, go canoeing on Sugar Creek, horseback riding through the park, or bird watching.

Turkey Run State Park – Marshall IN

Canal Walk

Hey everyone, after all the adventures and activities in Indiana, it’s time to relax. And where better to do that than along the beautiful canal in the heart of Indianapolis? The Canal Walk offers a perfect way to escape the city bustle and recharge your energy. Admire the stunning skyline views and discover the hidden gems of the city while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Whether you choose a romantic sunset walk or a fun bike ride with friends, this picturesque piece of nature is the perfect ending to your visit to Indiana.

Canal Walk – Indianapolis

So, there you have it, the ultimate top 10 adventures for young adventurers in Indiana! From racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to escaping from an exciting escape room, Indiana has it all. Get out there and discover what this amazing state has to offer!

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