Sightseeing in Indiana

43% Off One-Hour Hot Air Balloon Ride

Midwest Balloon Rides

$299 $169

Nearly three-hour event includes one hour of flight time over scenic landscapes, ending with a ceremonial toast

Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum – 50% Off Visit

Elkhart

$56 $28

Superhero museum housed in a 2-story replica of The Hall of Justice overflows with new and vintage action figures, comic books, and artwork

Up to 72% Off Winery Tour Package

Clark County

$99 $30

Winery with roots that stretch back to 1843 features a blend of modern equipment and old-world techniques

52% Off One-Day Muhammad Ali Tour

Indianapolis

$225 $109

Groups embark on road trips to visit pivotal locations in Muhammad Ali's life; coach tickets are included

Up to 60% Off The Dallara IndyCar Factory

Dallara IndyCar Factory

$60 $29

Pairs or groups see IndyCar manufacturing, drive simulators, and learn about history; includes souvenir photo

Up to 61% Off at Grissom Air Museum

Grissom AFB

$14 $6

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Twenty-four restored aircraft from different stages of aviation history are on display, ranging from B-17s to F-100s and commercial aircraft

Indiana Historical Society – Up to 57% Off Visit

Downtown Indianapolis

$14 $8

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State history explored through 3-D re-creations of photos and events with historical actors, interactive experiences, and a conservation lab

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown Indianapolis

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

NCAA Hall of Champions – Up to Half Off Outing

Downtown Indianapolis

$10 $5

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Kiosks for all 23 NCAA sports; video clips and interactive sport simulators immerse visitors in the history of college athletics

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library – Up to 71% Off Membership

Downtown Indianapolis

$30 $12

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Membership to a nonprofit, library/museum memorializing the Slaughterhouse-Five author includes gift-shop discounts

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Created to support professional artists after the Great Depression, the Art Center regularly exhibits cultural multimedia pieces, abstract paintings, and multicolored installations by local artists. Its experienced faculty leads more than 200 classes per semester including the principles of digital photography, ceramics, figure drawing, oil painting, glass blowing, and lithography. Members receive multiple discounts for services and events including 16% off classes and programs, invitations to member appreciation nights and exhibition openings, a 10% discount in the studio shop, 5% discount on birthday parties, a subscription to the Paper Canvas newsletter, and more.

820 E 67th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Science Central teaches all ages about scientific methods with hands-on exhibits and activities. An admission-granting membership, which provides free admission to two adults and six children under 18, opens the learning shutters so parents and children can discover how to think scientifically. Permanent exhibition schedules rotate on weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and feature a tidal pool, giant slide, moonwalk, the Mind's Eye Gallery of interactive puzzles, and the Prediction Gallery, which lets kids be pretend-meteorologists pretending to predict pretend weather. The current temporary exhibit area will be filled with Me–The Medical Marvel, 1,500 feet worth of brain kernels about blood, old-timey medical devices, nutrition, AIDS, and the relationship between height and the ability to spell, for the duration of 2010. Preview a virtual museum here.

1950 N Clinton St
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

At the heart of Ennis Horsemanship Center is David and Jill Ennis, a married couple with a shared passion for the majestic nature of horses. Before moving to Chandler in 2010, David and Jill ran a successful stable in Missouri—the very place where David happened to also propose to Jill, inside the riding arena. Today, the Ennises and their roster of award-winning school horses provide training, education, and riding lessons that accommodate kids and adults. These lessons emphasize becoming a total “horseperson,” meaning students not only learn how to ride a horse, but also how to care for it to and teach it how to neigh orders at drive-thru windows. To make their services even more accessible to the community, David and Jill have also registered their facility as part of the Horses4Heroes network.

733 Inderrieden Road
Chandler,
IN
US

Kids can’t be expected to care about their health when video games, cartoons, and outdoor adventures are vying for their attention. That’s why the adult leaders of the Memorial Health Foundation devised a plan to get kids excited about health: HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum. Born of the founders’ desire to foster a healthier current and future community, the museum appeals to youngsters through educational forms of entertainment. Its exhibits incorporate amplified versions of many of kids’ favorite pastimes, including a life-sized rendition of Operation and numerous computer games. A rock-climbing wall and tree house with a slide encourage kids to learn through movement, which is exactly how adults learn how to escape charging bulls. Youngsters can explore the space with their families or partake in programs such as children's camps.

111 W Jefferson Blvd
South Bend,
IN
US

Hailed as the "granddaddy of Northwest Indiana's haunted attractions" by the Post-Tribune, Reapers Realm Haunted Attractions terrifies guests every Halloween season with multiple haunted sites. Most of its frights lurk within the three floors of a 1920s-era stone mansion. There, fog makes it tricky to see where demented demons lie in wait, and strobe lights illuminate famous movie monsters such as Michael Myers reenacting classic scenes of carnage.

More creepy creatures populate the Reaped Woods, where, in the past, a corn maze has hosted sights nearly as frightening as a scarecrow stuffed with old SAT scantrons. At the aptly named Carnevil, the screams echoing from the rides aren't just screams of delight.

626 177th St
Hammond,
IN
US

High above a lush vineyard, the morning sky brims with creatures of flight: an eagle, a large bumblebee, a pigeon that forgot how to land. These were just some of the sights Airbus Balloon Rides' owner Andy Richardson imagined would greet his future down-gazing passengers. He first fell in love with the roar of a hot air balloon's flame just before entering the second grade, and that passion has driven his dreams ever since. Ten years after buying his first balloon at age 14, Andy now commands a fleet of rainbow-colored balloons that come in standard and specialty shapes. These colorful vessels set the elevated stage for individual flights and tethered rides helmed by Andy and his talented team. Flights lift off at sunrise, in the afternoon, and at sunset, when the low sun paints an orange-red glow over water, fields, and reindeer still stuck on rooftops.

Back on land, Airbus Balloon Rides also educates visitors on hot air balloon creation inside their balloon factory, which welcomes tours. At the end of each tour, the guides lead guests in a champagne or mimosa toast with accompanying hors d'oeuvres, celebrating their skyfaring adventures together.

2700 S Kirby Rd
Bloomington,
IN
US

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