Things To Do In Indianapolis

"Potted Potter" at Egyptian Room at Old National Centre on March 19, 21, or 22 (Up to 43% Off)

"Potted Potter"

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

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New York Times Critics’ Pick parodies all seven “Harry Potter” novels and engages the audience in a Quidditch match

$50.50 $29

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$5.49 for a Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.25 Value)

Studio Movie Grill

College Park

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

$10.25 $5.49

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$75 for Eight-Week Post-Holiday Detox Yoga Package at Breathe Yoga ($240 Value)

Breathe Yoga

Indianapolis

Two- to three-hour yoga sessions help deal with the stress of the holidays while focusing on breath, stretching, and meditation

$240 $75

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$40 for a $50 Gift Card at Tin Roof

Tin Roof

Indianapolis

Listen to live music and munch on quesadillas and make-your-own nachos at a Music Row favorite

$50 $40

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“The Odd Couple” Dinner Show for Two or Four at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre (Up to 44% Off)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

College Park

50th anniversary of the Tony Award–winning show featuring the uptight Felix and slob Oscar who become mismatched roommates

$135 $75

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

Climb Time Indy

Castleton

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

$60 $26

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Exotic-Car Ride-Along or Driving Experience from Imagine Lifestyles (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

Imagine Lifestyles

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Ride shotgun while a professional takes the wheel, or drive yourself during multiple high-speed laps in an exotic car

$249.99 $99

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Two Rounds with Cart, Range Balls, and Vouchers for Food and Gear at Saddlebrook Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Saddlebrook Golf Course

Indianapolis

Shotmaking opportunities abound at par-71 course with multiple lakes, hole designs, and distinct front and back nine layouts

$96 $50

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Lucas Oil Raceway

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

$99 $49

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Two-Lap Ride-Along Experience for One or Two from Indy Racing Experience (Up to 50% Off)

Indy Racing Experience

Indianapolis

Hop inside a real race car to take two laps around the racetrack and feel what it’s like to be a professional racecar driver

$499 $249

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Dragster Experiences from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

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

$169 $119

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

Beyond Your Limits

Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

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

$90 $45

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12 Fitness Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Cesar's Group Fitness Studio (Up to 79% Off)

Cesar's Group Fitness Studio

Indianapolis

Licensed instructors guide students through Zumba, Back It Up, Insanity, Pilates Barre, Piloxing, and PiYo classes

$40 $18

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Shooting-Range Passes and Optional Gun Rentals or Membership at Family Indoor Shooting Range (Up to 65% Off)

Family Indoor Shooting Range

Raymond Park

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

$95 $43

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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

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

$103 $49

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Visit for Two or Four to Indiana Historical Society (Up to 46% Off)

Indiana Historical Society

Downtown Indianapolis

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

$14 $8

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

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Indianapolis

Far Eastside

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

$79 $39

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

Motus Dance Theatre

Fountain Square

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

$100 $39

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One or Three Months of Kids' Dance Classes at Starmaker Studio For Performing Arts (Up to 57% Off)

Starmaker Studio For Performing Arts

Decatur Township

Expert instructors lead children through dance classes, focusing on developing coordination and basic ballet moves

$70 $35

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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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On the second-story balcony of a century-old brick building, diners at Tavern On South find their meals illuminated by a blend of moonlight and the glowing Indianapolis skyline. The tavern might also be within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium?100 feet, to be exact?but its upscale ambiance and seasonal menu subverts what you'd expect from your typical sports bar.

A Dining Room with a View

As noted by Indianapolis Monthly in 2011, the interior's wooden accents and iconic photos of the city "lend the tavern a timeless patina." It's a somewhat modern, toned-down take on a typical pub look, with granite bartops and exposed brick. When the weather's balmy, a meal on the patio offers unmatched views of the skyline.

Exquisite Ingredients

Seasonal ingredients and creative flavors give Tavern on South's traditional offerings unexpected twists. Buffalo wings are made from Maple Leaf Farms duck rather than chicken, and hefty burgers are crafted from house-smoked bison. Even the meatloaf is made from prime rib.

Craft Beer and Cocktails At the bar, the craft beers on draft change with what's available from local breweries, but patrons can also find favorites from Flat 12 and Sun King Osiris by the bottle. The tavern's habit of bucking tradition also carries over to signature cocktails, such as the Cucumber Collins and a mai tai made with spiced rum.

423 W South St.
Indianapolis,
IN
US

In 1934, the Great Depression was creating a new brand of starving artist. Studios sat over garages filled with the smell of exhaust, and potbelly stoves kept models from having goose bumps. As a member of the Work Progress Administration, artist William Kaeser helped develop a network to solve problems found when trying to share art with the public. From this network, he and other local artists founded the Indianapolis Art Center, which has grown to a current faculty of 150 artists. The center continues Kaeser’s mission of engaging the community by creating opportunities for artists and teaching creative skills through classes and camps. Studios allow artists to design their own works using watercolor, bronze casting, woodworking, and metalsmithing, which they can submit for judgment in annual student shows and Supreme Court briefs. The Art Center building houses open spaces for studio work and exhibitions, along with a library and classrooms dedicated to different crafts. Renowned architect and Indianapolis-native Michael Graves designed both the facility and the attached ArtsPark. A 12-acre landscape dotted with more than 27 interactive sculptures, ArtsPark captivates visitors with its playful designs. ArtsPark also provides a natural setting for concerts, festivals, and the Broad Ripple Art Fair, which collects artwork from more than 225 North American artists.

820 E 67th St
Indianapolis,
IN
US

Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

502 North New Jersey
Indianapolis,
IN
US

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
US

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
US