Activities in Garfield Park

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Since it officially opened in December 2011, Indy Trading Post's indoor shooting range continues to provide a safe and modern space for marksmen to hone their aim. Experts walk novices through safety and firing lessons before they shoot their first round, ensuring visits remain safe and enjoyable. The facility's store also stocks a cache of handguns, shotguns, and other firearms distributed from top-name manufacturers, as well as ammunition and protective gear.

2851 Madison Ave
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Families in old-fashioned quad skates laugh their way around the rink as upbeat tunes boom from overhead speakers. When not working up a sweat on the floor, they can play games of skee ball in the arcade and collect tickets to turn in for fun prizes. Refueling time finds them at the snack bar sipping on sodas and grabbing slices of pizza. This collection of skating, gaming, and noshing makes for an ideal party location, and Wheels of Wonder offers packages replete with table settings and an on-mic shout out from the rink DJ for the birthday kid. Kids can also roll into the facility for beginners' skating lessons that build confidence and enhance balance.

175 Southern Plaza Dr
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: IFCD is a family-owned performance gym where each athlete is a considered a member of our family.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Inside Gathering Place Sports Complex

Recommended Age Group: Kids

"Because we are a small gym, we can work with our athletes one-on-one to make sure they come together as a team," explains Janelle Cissell, the business manager at Indy Fusion Cheer & Dance. This approach?one part individual instruction, one part teamwork?is a big reason why so many kids stick around the performance-arts gym for years.

Cissell and head coach Maya Paynee strive to make all of their students feel like part of the family, whether their interests skew toward jazz or hip hop. Regardless of the techniques they're working on, the instructors' primary goal is to encourage and support. They've recently relocated their gym to a new sports complex on the south side of Indianapolis, which features plenty of space to spread out as well as a rumored anti-gravity chamber.

3915 Madison Avenue Suite 7
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Signature service: Ceramics classes and parties for all ages

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Brands Used: Amaco clay and glazes

Pro Tip: Don't be afraid to get dirty. All materials used generally come out of clothing in a regular wash.

Q&A with the Owner

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

My first ceramics class was my senior year in high school, and I've been doing it ever since.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?

Pay as you go classes offer flexibilty with your schedule, your wallet, and the level of skill you wish to achieve.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?

Come with ideas on what you want to make. We can't always bring your idea to fruition, but we can certainly try.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

Plan to visit the other wonderful businesses in the Fountain Square area. There are fabulous places to eat, shop, and we even have a wonderful little library.

1043 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Honey wine, or mead, doesn’t often get the attention that grape-based varieties do. The owners of New Day Meadery, located in the historic Fountain Square area of eastside Indianapolis, are trying to change that, focusing on introducing their mead to wine enthusiasts in search of sweet and fruity tastes. A family-owned and operated facility that boasts classic wooden floors and plenty of natural lighting in a bright and welcoming tasting room, New Day’s interior resembles more of a quaint, new-age living area than a place of business. Visitors can sample meads that combine honey with various fruits and juices such as blueberry, cherry, cranberry, strawberry and lime. Of course, other food and beverage options are available as well, including meat and cheese boards, hard ciders and gourmet sodas. The team is also committed to using only regionally-grown fruit and honey in their products.

1102 Prospect St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Radio Radio is a nightclub and concert venue where local artists and up-and-coming bands perform in a quaint, smoke-free setting. The 3,500-square-foot facility has a purposely-created retro lounge ambiance, thanks to cozy circular seating options, floor and wall lamps, hardwood trim and a winding bar area. Show tickets can be purchased at the door for day-of shows, but as a medium-sized Midwestern venue that plays host to many indie fan favorites, they often sell out fast. This Fountain Square hotspot is also general admission only, meaning the best seats are saved for those who hop in line early – though the facility also offers plenty of standing room directly in front of the main stage.

1119 Prospect St
Indianapolis,
IN
US