Activities in Indianapolis

Guided Tour of James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home for Four or Six (Up to 46% Off)

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

Bowling for Two or Four or One-Month Bowling Pass for Two at Beech Grove Bowl (South City) (Up to 56% Off)

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

Annual Membership for One, Two, or Four to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library (Up to 71% Off)

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Downtown Indianapolis

$30 $12

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

Indoor Glow Mini-Golf and Batting Cages or a Party for Up to Eight at The Bat Cave (Up to 62% Off)

The Bat Cave

Indianapolis

$34 $17

Indoor glow mini-golf course, arcade games, and batting cages for baseball and softball players of all abilities populate bustling space

$39 for One Month of Classes at Gymboree Play & Music ($115 Value)

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

$15 for Four Rounds of Mini Golf at Pirates' Cove ($26 Value)

Pirates' Cove

Keystone at The Crossing

$26 $15

Surmount obstacles such as waterfalls, geysters, and trickling streams in 18 holes of mini golf; four rounds can be split among four people

$49.99 for a 90-Minute In-Home Wine-Tasting Party for Up to Eight from PRP Wine ($265 Value)

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

Sensory and Motor Skill Educational Assessment from Minds-in-Motion (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Minds-in-Motion

Multiple Locations

$250 $59

Specialists meet with children to evaluate how their brains and bodies interact, and how this interaction affects their learning

Visit for Two, Four, or Up to Eight to NCAA Hall of Champions (Up to 50% Off)

NCAA Hall of Champions

Downtown Indianapolis

$10 $6

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

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Cheese Plate and Credits at Chateau de Pique Winery (Up to 56% Off)

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

Three Games of Glow in the Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf in Indianapolis (Up to 55% Off)

Glowgolf

Circle Centre

$16 $8

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

Two or Four Unlimited One-Night Passes at The Haunted Angelus House (38% Off)

Haunted Angelus House

Indianapolis

$60 $39

Monsters, demons, and zombies leap forth from the shadows as guests traverse this indoor-outdoor haunt as many times as they please

Mike Birbiglia at Clowes Memorial Hall on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 64% Off)

Mike Birbiglia

Clowes Memorial Hall

$55.70 $20

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Friendly, honest, self-deprecating comic known for his storytelling style of comedy lights the stage with anecdotes

$115 for a 45-Minute On-Location Party with Snakes or Critters from Snakehead Ed ($250 Value)

Snakehead Ed

On Location

$250 $115

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

$25 for Five Yoga Classes at Santosha ($60 Value)

Santosha

Santosha Yoga

$60 $25

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

10 or 15 Dance and Fitness Classes at Motus Dance Theatre (Up to 67% Off)

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

$18 for Haunted Attractions for Two at Corpse Manor ($30 Value)

Corpse Manor

Lawrence

$30 $18

The terrifying story of Lord Henry Calvert unfolds through the undead invasion of Corpse Manor

All-Day Paintball Outing with CO2, Marker, & Mask for Four, Six, or Eight at Indy Acres Paintball (Up to 62% Off)

Indy Acres Paintball

Indianapolis

$128.60 $59

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

$11 for One Game Card for the Interactive Game Room at Latitude 360 ($20 Value)

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

Admission for Two or Four to Indianapolis Sport & Fitness Show on October 4–5 (Up to 53% Off)

Indianapolis Sport & Fitness Show

Indiana State Fairgrounds

$20 $10

Annual event with more than 250 exhibitors who they sell fitness gear and supplements, offer health screenings, and showcase fitness trends

10 Yoga Classes for One or Two at Breathe Yoga (Up to 70% Off)

Breathe Yoga

Indianapolis

$100 $33

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

Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at The Forum at Fishers (Up to 47% Off)

The Forum at Fishers Ice Arena

Fishers

$20 $12

Admission and skate rentals during two-hour-long public skate sessions

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four at Shortee’s Golf (59% Off)

Shortee’s Golf

Nora - Far Northside

$28 $12

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

$69 for a Dance-Lesson Package for an Individual or Couple at Le Danse Ballroom Club ($360 Value)

Le Danse Ballroom Club

Indianapolis

$360 $69

Expert instructors lead couples through private dance lessons on choice of one or two dance styles

Shooting-Range Passes and Optional Gun Rentals or Membership at Family Indoor Shooting Range (Up to 63% Off)

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

$26 for a Punch Card for Three Indoor-Climbing Sessions at Climb Time Indy ($60 Value)

Climb Time Indy

Castleton

$60 $26

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8,500 square feet of climbing space with 4,000 holds and routes that change weekly

Four Rounds of Miniature Golf or Birthday Party for 13 Kids at Monster Mini Golf (Up to 72% Off)

Monster Mini Golf

Multiple Locations

$32 $15

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes set amid luminous murals, giant monsters, and animated props; party with golf and games

$11 for a Player's Card Good for $20 Worth of Arcade Games at the Midway in Woodland Bowl 

Woodland Bowl

Woodland

$20 $11

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown Indianapolis

$50 $25

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

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

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

$25 for Mini Golf, Arcade Games, and Pizza at Ben and Ari's (Up to $45.95 Value)

Ben and Ari's

Fishers

$45.95 $25

A great gift for the holidays or birthdays that is also valid for Spring and Fall break

Golf Membership, or Round of Golf, Balls, and Food for Two or Four at Morningstar Golf Club (Up to 78% Off)

MorningStar Golf Club

Southeast Warren

$800 $179

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

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

Five-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two, Four, or Eight at from Occasions Divine (Up to 58% Off)

Occasions Divine

Near Northside

$400 $169

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121-year-old Victorian clubhouse hosts a five-course dinner, spiced up by 1 of 10 devious murder mysteries

Four Dance Classes from Dance Magic Performing Arts Center (76% Off)

Dance Magic Studios, Inc.

Indianapolis

$45 $11

Dance Magic is offering you a chance to learn tap, ballet, jazz, or hip hop

Skate Rentals, Pizza, and Drinks for 2 or 4, or Birthday Party for Up to 8 at Roller Cave (Up to 59% Off)

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

10 or 20 Bokwa, Zumba, or Yoga Classes at Fitness In Motion (Up to 65% Off)

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

10 or 20 Group Classes at Barkes Fitness LLC (80% Off)

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

9- or 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental and Hot-Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Thatcher Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Thatcher Golf Course

Thatcher Golf Course

$103 $49

Narrow, tree-lined fairways on nine-hole course force players to rely on accuracy rather than distance

Party w/ Pizza for Up to 10, or Roller-Skating for Two or Four at Skateland Roller Skating Center (Up to68% Off)

Skateland Indianapolis

North High School

$26 $13

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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

10 or 20 Boot-Camp, Boxing, or Kettlebell Fitness Classes from Downtown Boot Camp (Up to 80% Off)

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

One- or Three-Month Membership to the Legacy Fitness Zone at Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center (Up to 52% Off)

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

Near Eastside

$20 $13

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

Four-Hour Moroccan Cooking Class and Wine Tasting for One or Two at Saffron Cafe (Up to 58% Off)

Saffron Cafe Cooking Classes

Downtown Indianapolis

$200 $99

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

5 or 10 Yoga Classes, or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Sadhaka Yoga Room (Up to 55% Off)

Sadhaka Yoga Room

Fishers

$75 $35

Students flow through yoga poses, stretches, and breathing exercises in a room heated to 75–85 degrees

One Month of Beginners' Salsa Lessons for One or Two from Latin Expressions Dance Company (Up to 61% Off)

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

Skating Package for Two or Four, or Deluxe Birthday-Party Package for Up to 10 at Hot Skates (Up to 50% Off)

Hot Skates

Avon

$27.50 $15

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Expansive kid-centric roller-skating rink features a game room with video games and an onsite café for snack breaks or birthday parties

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

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

Two Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Sessions or Five Weeks Plus a Fitness E-Book at Fit Body Boot Camp (Up to 87% Off)

Fit Body Boot Camp

FBBC Carmel

$123.50 $29

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Four Private Music Lessons from Ma Petite Étoile Music Academy (40% Off)

Ma Petite Étoile Music Academy

Indianapolis

$120 $72

We provide every child with the opportunity to develop their love for music in a fun and nurturing atmosphere.

Private Golf Lessons for One or Two from Aahh! Golf Lessons! (Up to 58% Off). Three Options Available.

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

Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls and Clubhouse Voucher at Winding River Golf Course (Up to 54% Off)

Winding River Golf Course

Indianapolis

$54 $25

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

One Month of Unlimited CrossFit or CrossFit Light Classes at CrossFit Dash & CrossFit Castlewood (Up to 51% Off)

CrossFit Dash & CrossFit Castlewood

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

High-intensity CrossFit classes change up workouts each day so exercisers don't get bored; CrossFit Light geared toward beginners

$54 for $90 Worth of Music Lessons — My Violin Studio

My Violin Studio

Brownsburg

$90 $54

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

10 Fitness Classes at KAHA Fitness (75% Off)

Kaha Fitness

Indianapolis

$120 $30

Experience the world's most popular group fitness classes like bodypump, bodycombat, insanity, PiYo, Zumba, and more!

Original and Fabulous GermanFest Outing with Beverages for 2, 4, or Up to 10 on October 11 (Up to 54% Off)

The Athenaeum Foundation

The Athanaeum

$30 $15

The day-long festival celebrates German culture with food, drinks, and family-friendly events such as wiener-dog races and a 5K

10 or 20 CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Center Grove (67% Off)

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

$39.99 for Four Children's Art Classes on Wednesdays or Saturdays at The Art Studio of Carmel ($80 Value)

The Art Studio of Carmel

Carmel

$80 $39.99

Current and retired teachers with over 125 years of combined experience lead art classes for children

One or Two Months of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Headbangers Kickboxing Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Headbangers Kickboxing Academy

Lawrence

$95 $39

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

5, 10, or One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes with 3 Intro Classes at IXF CrossFit (Up to 58% Off)

IXF Crossfit

Greenwood

$60 $29

One-hour workout sessions burn calories and change daily to prevent muscles from adapting to routines

$125 for $250 Worth of Martial Arts — TKO Taekwondo/Kickboxing

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

Two Personal-Training Sessions Plus Two or Six Small-Group Classes at Fit with Erica (Up to $231 Off)

Fit with Erica

Edgewood

$220 $85

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

10 or 25 Group-Fitness Classes or 10 Reformer Pilates Classes at Reforming Indy (Up to 70% Off)

Reforming Indy Pilates Studio

Fishers/ Geist

$350 $105

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

Training Program with Coaching Sessions at IFAST: Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training (Up to 84% Off)

IFAST: Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training

Indianapolis

$550 $89

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

Foundations Program and CrossFit Classes for One or Two at Circle City Strength & Conditioning: Home of CrossFit Brownsburg (Up to 50% Off)

Circle City Strength & Conditioning: Home of Crossfit Brownsburg

Brownsburg

$135 $69

CrossFit classes use functional movements during high-intensity workouts to test and improve stamina, strength, and speed

Six Training Sessions from Believe In Yourself Fitness (50% Off)

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

6 or 12 Youth Basketball Academy Training Sessions at Beyond Your Limits (Up to 56% Off)

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

"An Irish Christmas" at Murat Theatre at Old National Centre on November 9 at 3 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

"An Irish Christmas"

Murat Theatre at Old National Centre

$44.50 $25

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Festive celebration includes traditional Irish step-dancing, myhtology, and familiar Christmas songs such as "The Little Drummer Boy"

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Beautifully Designed Health and Wellness (70% Off)

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

Halloween Creepy Crawl for Two at 317 Events (47% Off)

Halloween Creepy Crawl

Sensu Nightclub

$30 $16

Travel between five bars, redeeming drink tickets, doing a photo hunt, and entering contests, which feature prizes like Snake Pit tickets

The Power of Success with Tony Robbins and Steve Harvey on Friday, October 17 (Up to 64% Off)

The Power of Success

Bankers Life Field House

$189 $68

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Guests including life coach and self-help author Tony Robbins and comedian and motivator Steve Harvey share insights into achieving success

Sailing Cruise for Two, Four, or Six on Geist Reservoir from Dauntless Sailing School (Up to 55% Off)

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

10 Personal-Training Sessions from Rock Bottom Fitness (50% Off)

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

$35 for Registration in the Haunted Dash N Bash, Plus Swag ($57 Value)

RaceMaker Productions

Indiana State Fairgrounds

$57 $35

Runners dodge killer clowns and haunted horsemen during a 5K run with 10 scare stations; post-race party and costume contest follows

45- or 75-Minute Muscle-Car-Driving Experience from Golden Era Motors (Up to 60% Off)

Golden Era Motors

Gateway Classic Cars

$199 $79

Driver and friend cruise in a classic muscle car, such as '69 Chevy Camaro or a '66 Mustang Fastback, without the hassle of owning one

$19 for Twelve Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at Oriental Martial Arts College (Up to $350 Value)

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

$39 for One Month of Jiu Jitsu Classes at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Indianapolis (51% Off)

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Indianapolis

Far Eastside

$79 $39

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

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Circle City Martial Arts & Fitness (49% Off)

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

Two or Five 30-Minute Private Dance Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Fred Astaire Dance Studios (85% Off)

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

$41 for $75 Groupon — Sacred Dance Institute

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

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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.

5261 Elmwood Avenue
Indianapolis,
IN
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Motus Dance Theatre sends its ensemble pirouetting through the walls of convention and into the city's auditoriums, libraries, and art museums. With performances such as Pairings?a series of six dances inspired by six wine and gourmet food matchups?the nonprofit company translates imaginative contexts into spectacles of movement. Its reputation for novelty stems from a mission to disperse the arts throughout the public sphere without putting tutus on every streetlight. By hiring up-and-coming choreographers, planning site-specific installations, and collaborating with other entertainers, the theatre brings continuously evolving dance presentations to the community.

Motus is by no means exclusive: its classes and workshops welcome participants of all backgrounds to enhance their bodily awareness. Lessons from highly trained instructors cover techniques from yoga poses to burlesque pivots, and focus on finding confidence regardless of age or build.

1101 Hoyt Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
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Inspired by their training with Swami Rama—the founder of the Himalayan Institute—Carol and Charles Crenshaw motivate students to deepen the connection between their bodies and minds at Inner Peace Yoga Center. At their nonprofit studio, Carol and Charles strive to honor Swami Rama by cultivating a sanctuary for relaxation and self-discovery through meditation and yoga classes. Six levels of yoga classes help beginners and experienced yogis alike to build strength and relieve tension, encouraging them to work at their own pace. During meditation classes, the focus is solely on the mind. Patrons drift into a meditative state to quiet anxiety over the day’s tasks or worries about dinosaurs re-emerging from extinction. A core focus on community drives the center, with community-centered events bringing people together for pasta cookouts, in-depth workshops, and community-service initiatives.

5038 E 56th St
Indianapolis,
IN
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When The Haunted Angelus House's monsters first come out in the evening, frightened guests can ward them off with glow sticks between 7 p.m.?8 p.m.. The neon batons send a warning signal to the unseen horrors, letting them know the group contains children or timid souls who may not be ready for the full brunt of their fearsomeness. But as the night progresses, so does the terror, and once the clock strikes eight, nothing can hold back the monsters, demons, and zombies as they spill from the shadows to horrify unsuspecting visitors. The only hope left for the innocent victims is to navigate the 37-room haunt, which swarms with demon tenants, and then make it past the 3,000-square-foot outdoor black maze haunted by chainsaw people and souls willing to risk eternity for their chance at a rent-controlled apartment.

Though the event aims to scare, its real intent will warm visitors' hearts, as proceeds are donated to The Angelus Home, a nonprofit that aids those with cerebral palsy.

8829 E Washington St.
Indianapolis,
IN
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Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum showcases the state’s art, science and cultural history from the prehistoric era to now. The museum’s permanent collection tells Indiana’s story, from glaciers to the first settlers, with a Native American exhibit that highlights the various cultures of local and regional tribes. The first floor showcases the state’s natural history while the second floor has its cultural history, with exhibits like The Ancient Seas, Birth of the Earth, Crossroads of America and Global Indiana. Each year, several traveling exhibits pass through the museum, allowing visitors to see something new with each trip. During Christmastime every year, part of the museum’s third floor transforms into Santa’s home, and children can ride the Santa Claus Express train. The museum also contains an IMAX theater, showing documentaries and family-friendly movies.

650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis,
IN
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When a Missouri high school banned Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library channeled the spirit of the rabblerousing author in protest. Since the school locked away copies of the book, the library staged "Locked Up With Vonnegut," where writer Corey Michael Dalton lived in the library's front window for an entire week. The library even sent free copies to any student from the high school that asked for one.

Championing free speech is an indispensable goal for the library. It strives to engage visitors with the written and visual arts through its museum, art gallery, and reading room. The same aim fuels the nonprofit's events, which include Night of Vonnegut, VonnegutFest, and programs for veterans and teachers

340 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
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