Things To Do In Franklin

Up to 49% Off Golf for Two or Four in Greenwood

Valle Vista Golf Club

Greenwood

$64 $35

Immaculate greens, wide fairways, and numerous ponds test golfers' skills at 18-hole, 6,306-yard course

45% Off at Otte Golf and Family Fun Center 

Otte Golf and Family Fun Center

Otte Golf & Family Fun Center

$20 $11

Award-winning driving range shares well-tended grounds with an executive golf course, miniature golf, and nine batting cages

Gymboree Play & Music – 66% Off Classes

Gymboree Play & Music

Multiple Locations

$115 $39

With parental participation, kids aged 0–5 develop motor, cognitive and social skills through music, art, and movement classes

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 70% Off at Bluff Creek Golf Course

Bluff Creek Golf Course

White River

$77 $45

Tall heather grasses, multiple water hazards, and a few dramatic elevation changes characterize relatively open, links-style course

Up to 71% Off at Wright's FUNdamentals

Wright's FUNdamentals

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Kids up to 9 years old tackle an indoor playground full of gymnastics equipment, zip lines, slides, ball pits, trampolines, & tumbling mats

43% Off Paint-Your-Own Pottery

You Are The Potter

Greenwood

$30 $17

More than 300 unfinished pottery pieces await painting; staff glazes and fires pieces within 10 days

Arthur Murray Dance Center – Up to 79% Off

Arthur Murray Dance Center

Multiple Locations

$480 $99

Learn salsa, swing, and the waltz during private and group lessons at nationally recognized dance studio

67% Off at CrossFit Center Grove

CrossFit Center Grove

White River

$150 $49

Trainers lead students through constantly varied, functional fitness workouts that are designed to get students in shape and build muscle

Up to 58% Off Private Golf Lessons

Aahh! Golf Lessons!

Multiple Locations

$110 $55

Lessons teach both the single-plane swing path of Canadian golf legend “Pipeline” Moe Norman and the Vardon grip

45% Off a 30-Minute Discovery Flight Lesson

Indianapolis Pilot Services

Greenwood

$199 $109

Guests embrace the gift of flight and spend time in the air with a trained instructor, learning the basics of flying a plane

Up to 56% Off Fitness Packages

Fitness Indy South

Greenwood

$75 $35

Starting with a nutrition consultation and weigh-in, clients get in shape with packages that include classes such as BodyPump and Zumba

Half Off Martial-Arts Classes

Life Systems Martial Arts

Greenwood

$139 $70

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Bowling

Beech Grove Bowl (South City)

Beech Grove Bowl

$33.50 $16

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Bowling lanes host games and provide shoes for groups of two or four

Up to 50% Off at Foxcliff Golf Club

Foxcliff Golf Club

Washington

$118 $59

Rolling through the pastureland and hills of Martinsville, this course challenges play with intersecting water hazards and oversized bunkers

Up to 45% Off Dirty Creek 5K Mud Run

Fat Heads Rescue

Dirty Creek Farms

$50 $30

Competitors splash their way through a 5K course slicked in mud, and celebrate finishing with a free beer; proceeds benefit Fat Heads Rescue

Up to 67% Off Bowling for Up to 6 or 12

Hindel Bowling Lanes

Indianapolis

$112 $37

Two hours of unlimited bowling for groups of up to 6 or 12 in family-owned facility open since 1957

Up to 47% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Trader's Point Winery

Park 100

$46 $25

Tour details the winemaking process, followed by a tasting of five different varietals from an award-winning collection of wines

Up to 51% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

College Park

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Up to 74% Off Student-Athlete Training

Warrior Fitness

Castleton

$1,200 $355

Tutors and trainers help student-athletes excel in the classroom as well as on the field with homework help and sports training

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

The Ultimate Urban Scavenger Race

Scotty's Brewhouse Downtown

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

Dancing Pros Live! – Up to 50% Off

Dancing Pros Live!

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

$50 $25

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Professional dancers from Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance compete in a live show hosted by Alan Thicke

Jesse McCartney – Up to 57% Off

Jesse McCartney

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

$35 $15

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

Up to 53% Off Rowing Class

Indianapolis Rowing Center

Eagle Creek Park

$50 $25

Competitive-level coaches lead classes that utilize training barges to teach rowing fundamentals

Up to 48% Off Yoga Classes at breath.life.yoga

breath.life.yoga

I69-Fall Creek

$120 $62

Certified yoga instructors lead students of all skill levels through soothing meditative practices and poses in small group classes

Up to 60% Off Short-Track Racing Experiences

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Lucas Oil Raceway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

42% Off Upland Oktoberfest Admission

Upland Brewing Company

Military Park

$50 $29

The craft brewery's Bavarian-style lager complements local food at a one-day Oktoberfest celebration that showcases local musicians all day

Up to 45% Off Pottery Painting

Half Baked Pottery and Gifts

Half Baked Pottery

$32 $19

Kids and adults alike can customize a plate, mug, or figurine with nontoxic paints and glazes; adults may also BYOB

Up to 56% Off Indianapolis Bride Expo

Indianapolis Bride Expo

The Crane Bay

$40 $19

Attendees are treated to a strolling bridal fashion show, as well as tastings, tips, and advice from more than 100 wedding professionals

48% Off 18-Hole Round at Shortee’s Golf

Shortee’s Golf

Nora - Far Northside

$28 $15

Par 3 course features 18 holes between 50 and 100 yards to promote enjoyment of the game’s fundamentals among beginners and juniors

54% Off a Party with Snakes or Critters

Snakehead Ed

On Location

$250 $115

Snakehead Ed introduces kids to snakes and reptiles during hands-on lessons at birthday party

Up to 55% Off a Sailing Cruise

Dauntless Sailing School

Marina Village

$190 $99

Captain Todd Bracken leads up to 12 passengers on a BYOB leisure cruise that also offers some sailing instruction

Up to 66% Off Indianapolis Colts Game & Reggie Wayne Autograph

Official Fan Package

Lucas Oil Stadium

$293 $99

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After consecutive playoff appearances, high expectations accompany Indianapolis during a trio of home games to start the 2014 season

58% Off Yoga Classes at Santosha

Santosha

Santosha Yoga

$60 $25

The comprehensive mind-body center's certified instructors lead daily yoga, ayurveda, meditation, and bodywork classes

Up to 95% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Oriental Martial Arts College

Multiple Locations

$350 $19

Classes include traditional tae kwon do, the street self-defense of hapkido, kung fu, the sword arts of gumdo, and women's self-defense

50% Off Turbo Kick Classes

Turbokick (Indy Shape Fitness Studio)

Indianapolis

$30 $15

Skilled instructor guides students of all skill levels through high-intensity cardio kickboxing workouts to sculpt abs and slim the physique

Up to 31% Off a Dragster Experience

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

Up to 55% Off CrossFit Classes and Introductory Courses

Styner Sports Training

Castleton

$125 $59

Intro classes focus on the fundamental exercises of CrossFit; standard classes ramp up the intensity with challenging workouts of the day

Up to 66% Off at Breathe Yoga

Breathe Yoga

Indianapolis

$100 $39

Learn to breathe through your whole body during yoga classes that emphasize awareness through stretching and meditation

Up to 78% Off at Morningstar Golf Club

MorningStar Golf Club

Southeast Warren

$800 $179

Play an 18-hole round on a course with fairways, undulating greens, water hazards, and bunkers

Up to 54% Off Classes at Studio 49 Fitness

Studio 49 Fitness

Meridian Kessler

$90 $45

Students perform Cardio Resistance Trainer techniques using ceiling- and wall-hung resistance bands to burn calories and tone muscles

Up to 56% Off Youth Basketball Academy

Beyond Your Limits

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

$90 $45

Training sessions help both boys and girls achieve their athletic potential while developing team work, ethical conduct, and perseverance

Up to 58% Off Moroccan Cooking Class

Saffron Cafe

Downtown Indianapolis

$400 $169

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Chef-led class covers the preparation of one appetizer and one entree, plus a tasting of eight Moroccan wines amid live lute music

80% Off Group Fitness Classes

Barkes Fitness LLC

Meridian Hills

$150 $30

In 45-minute classes, mix up your workout with cardio training, free weights, nutrition coaching, and strength training

Up to 63% Off Shooting-Range Passes or Membership

Family Indoor Shooting Range

Raymond Park

$95 $45

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Indoor shooting range with an air filtration system accommodates .22 LR to 44 MAG handgun calibers at six different lanes

Up to 64% Off Personal-Training Packages

Fit with Erica

Edgewood

$220 $85

Passionate personal trainer tailors workouts to your goals of losing weight, building muscle, or increasing endurance

Up to 42% Off Pottery Class

Get Dirty Ceramics

Near Southeast

$30 $18

Instructors allow students to unlock their creativity with a class that deftly switches between handwork, slabwork, and wheelwork

Up to 70% Off Sessions with Jeff Salatin Personal Trainer

Jeff Salatin Personal Trainer

Indianapolis

$325 $99

Jeff Salatin helps clients lose fat and build lean muscles by taking into consideration age, gender, and body type

50% Off Personal Training

Believe In Yourself Fitness

Indianapolis

$600 $300

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home – Up to 46% Off a Guided Tour

James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home

Downtown Indianapolis

$16 $9

Museum celebrating writer, poet, and best-selling author will welcome a new visitor and education center in June

51% Off Jiu Jitsu Classes

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Indianapolis

Far Eastside

$79 $39

Expert instructors lead students ages 12 and older through challenging jiu jitsu classes

Up to 62% Off Paintball Outing for 4, 6, or 8

Indy Acres Paintball

Raymond Park

$257 $99

Paint flies across six outdoor fields ranging from woodsball to close-quarter battles, with gear and 155 paintballs included for each person

Up to 67% Off Dance and Fitness Classes

Motus Dance Theatre

Fountain Square

$100 $39

Tone your physique and learn fun new dance moves in invigorating classes that incorporate techniques from across disciplines

81% Off In-Home Wine-Tasting Party from PRP Wine

PRP Wine

Redeem from Home

$265 $49.99

A wine consultant leads a tasting of eight wines during a 90-minute tasting party for up to eight guests

49% Off Martial Arts

Circle City Martial Arts Fitness

Indianapolis

$75 $38

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 68% Off at Skateland Roller Skating Center

Skateland Roller Skating Center

North High School

$183 $59

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Skaters strap on rental wheels and careen around an indoor rink to the rhythm of Top 40 hits and Disney tunes

Up to 53% Off Jewelry Beading Classes

Beads Amore

Indianapolis

$52 $25

Students make jewelry such as bracelets or earrings while learning the fundamentals of beading

Up to 55% Off Mini Golf in Indianapolis

Glowgolf

Circle Centre

$16 $8

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illuminate players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

Up to 65% Off Classes at Fitness In Motion

Fitness In Motion

Southeast Warren

$50 $19

Work out and have fun during Zumba and Bokwa dance-fitness classes that torch calories; Vinyasa yoga boosts flexibility and strength

85% Off Dance Lessons

Fred Astaire Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$200 $30

Instructor teaches American, Latin American, and other social dancing styles, adapting the lessons to the individual or couples skill level

$100 Toward Firearms Training Courses

Tactical Firearms Training

Eagle Creek

$100 $49.99

Students take courses such as NRA Basic Pistol ("ladies-only" available), Personal Protection in the home, and Comprehensive Indiana Gun Law

45% Off Video Gaming

Latitude 360

Castleton

$20 $11

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Inside a high-tech game room with plasma screens, guests play new and classic video games for credits, which they can then redeem for prizes

Up to 69% Off a Makeup Lesson 

EyeMAX Makeup Artistry

Multiple Locations

$89 $29

Makeup artists teach students to highlight their facial features with cosmetics; take-home foundation is custom-blended to match skin tone

Up to 59% Off Skating Package or Party

Roller Cave

Far Eastside

$27 $12

Skating rink with bounce houses, dance floor, arcade, and strobe lights, as well as DJ spinning kid-friendly pop, rock, and Disney music

45% Off Arcade Games at Woodland Bowl

Woodland Bowl

Woodland

$20 $11

Players train their reflexes by slamming buttons and scoring points in the arcade

Up to 61% Off Beginners' Salsa Lessons

Latin Expressions Dance Company

Downtown Indianapolis

$100 $39

During one-hour salsa lessons, students twirl across the 2,150 sq. ft. hardwood floor of Riolo Dance

70% Off Personal Training

Beautifully Designed Health And Wellness

Redeem from Home

$400 $120

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 69% Off Kickboxing Classes

Headbangers Kickboxing Academy

Lawrence

$95 $39

Blending boxing and martial-arts techniques, instructors teach their pupils self-defense skills during intensive workouts

50% Off Personal Training

Rock Bottom Fitness

Southeast Warren

$650 $325

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off Dance Class

Sacred Dance Institute

Eagledale

$75 $41

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate Indianapolis

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 50% Off Pilates or Fitness Classes

Reforming Indy

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Award-winning Pilates & fitness training studio employs dedicated instructors who lead small group classes for students of all skill levels

50% Off Martial Arts

Tko Taekwondo

Nora - Far Northside

$250 $125

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

Half Off at Gatsby's Pub & Grill

Gatsby's Pub & Grill

Trader's Point

$30 $15

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Black and blue sirloin steaks, cracker-crust pizzas, and french dip sandwiches with au jus, all washed down with beer and mixed drinks

Up to 80% Off Group Fitness Classes

Downtown Boot Camp

Downtown Indianapolis

$300 $59

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Certified instructors harness military and martial-arts training during boot-camp, boxing, or kettlebell classes

Up to 52% Off Gym Membership

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Near Eastside

$20 $13

Exercisers can take group classes, run on cardiovascular equipment, and bulk up with strength machines

Up to 84% Off a Custom Training Program

IFAST: Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training

Indianapolis

$550 $89

Strength coach performs an assessment and designs a customized strength-training program

Up to 54% Off at Winding River Golf Course

Winding River Golf Course

Indianapolis

$54 $25

Scenic layout features rolling terrain, tree lined fairways, and protected Audubon nature areas

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Opening its first fairways in 1926, Hillview Country Club prides itself on a charming course that envelops golfers in an emerald ecosystem replete with L93 bentgrass fairways and smooth, fast-moving greens. Players must contend with tree lines along the fairways and several water hazards as they corral golf balls over the 6,495-yard Robert Simmons design. Before a round, players can warm up at the practice facilities, which include a driving range with natural-grass hitting stations and a short-game area. The chipping green allows for approaches from up to 75 yards away, precisely the distance of Jack Nicklaus’s bathroom putting green.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-72 course
  • Total length of 6,585 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 71.4 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 120 from the back tees
1800 E King St
Franklin,
IN
US

Hi-Way Lanes hosts pin-striking battles on 28 polished alleys equipped with automatic scoring and on-demand bumper gutters—this is the core of its business, but not its only allure. On Friday and Saturday nights, Hi-Way Lanes activates the black lights and cranks up the tunes for cosmic bowling, a late-night activity that pairs well with cold concoctions from the Hi-Way Sports Bar. Dart tournaments held Wednesday and Friday evenings can preview grudge matches at the indoor arcade, on the outdoor miniature-golf course, or for tire-changing races in the parking lot. A full-service pro shop purveys bowling balls, bags, and shoes, ensuring guests can partake in the full splendor of Hi-Way Lanes' allure.

400 N Morton St
Franklin,
IN
US

McSwain's Smokehouse gathers a medley of classic recipes from the country's most respected barbecuing regions—Texas, Memphis, the Carolinas, and Kansas City. Hickory smokers cook bacon-wrapped ribs, polish sausages, and slow-smoked beef brisket. In addition to these, chefs build more than a dozen sandwiches, including the McSwain burger topped with shaved brisket, barbecue sauce, and cole slaw. Though the restaurant's food spans different parts of the country, its drink list tends to celebrate Indiana, with a variety of locally brewed beers available in the outdoor beer garden.

50 N State Road 135
Bargersville,
IN
US

Thatched accents, palm leaves, and kitschy decor create a laid-back atmosphere inside Time Out Bar & Grill. This island-themed bar welcomes patrons to activities ranging from tropical luaus to darts and karaoke. While bartenders pour ice-cold beer and cocktails, chefs dish up classic bar favorites such as burgers, wings, and tacos. The front parking lot occasionally lends space for bean bag tossing, hula hoops, and reenactments of Jimmy Buffet concerts.

1000 Hurricane St
Franklin,
IN
US

The three-night Big Game package catapults fans into a football frenzy with pregame events, overnight sleeping quarters, and game-day views of every crucial play, crushing hit, and halftime high note. Guests can tackle pregame jitters and pillows at the Clarion Hotel or Comfort Inn, both of which boast access to indoor pools, hot breakfasts, high-speed Internet, and long, carpeted hallways fit for agility-based combine training. Also before kickoff, an immersive fan event whets gridiron appetites with autograph sessions, kids' football clinics, interactive displays, and one of the largest known football memorabilia shows on earth.

2122 Holiday Lane
Franklin,
IN
US

Royal Pin’s four bowling centers boast a total of 270 gleaming lanes, but their widely varied facilities offer far more than games of tenpins. At all four locations, cosmic-bowling nights create a psychedelic atmosphere with fog, music, and black lights.

The Woodland location, though, was voted Best Bowling in Indianapolis 2012 by CityVoter and ups the ante with flat screens above the lanes and cushy couches where players recline while waiting their turn to take a ride through the pinsetter. Its adjacent outdoor mini-golf course, Pirates’ Cove, sends putters on a salty adventure with 18 Lilliputian fairways populated by streams, waterfalls, and a pirate ship. In addition, the location recently received a makeover, with a new midway, lounge, bar and restaurant. In that same center, there's also the two-story Pirate's Quest laser tag, which combines the excitement of laser tag and swashbuckling.

At the Expo location, the theme relates to another exciting frontier: space. In Laser Storm tag, players battle for rights to moon territories. Besides their alleys, Royal Pin also manages the 5-acre Greatimes Family Fun Park, where kids zip around a go-cart track, bounce through a multilevel playland, or pilot bumper boats equipped with blaster squirt guns and highly sensitive grownup detectors.

1010 US Highway 31 S
Greenwood,
IN
US