Category Archive: Things to see and do

Apr 02

My Fair Lady is back at Beef & Boards in Indianapolis


It has been 20 years since My Fair Lady has been seen at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. The 2017 version of this classic musical entertained us completely this past Saturday evening. The house appeared to be a sell out and all were treated to a dynamic, exciting and professional show. The Lerner and Loewe …

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Mar 27

We enjoyed Sex with Strangers during our first visit to the Phoenix Theatre


Don’t take the headline the wrong way, folks. Sex with Strangers is the play title! Our first visit to this well established Indianapolis theater was most enjoyable. The Phoenix Theatre experience is different from larger venue playhouses. From the lobby we walked to the stage down a somewhat narrow flight of stairs. It seemed like we were …

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Mar 25

A one ton granite ball floats on water

I had to try moving the ball! It rotates with a tiny touch.

The 28 inch diameter, 2000 pound granite sphere floats on a cushion of water pumped up from a fountain below. The socket of the granite base is precision carved to allow an 8/1000th inch thick layer of water that the ball rests on. Even a child can rotate the ball! This marvelous floating granite ball …

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Mar 24

“The Ruins” from New York City are one of the strange things to see in Indianapolis


Holliday Park is located in the near north-side of Indianapolis in one of the more higher end neighborhoods. The park is a beautiful setting with hundreds of trees, flowers and wildlife. In addition to the natural features of this inner city recreation site you will find an eclectic display affectionately tagged “The Ruins”. The centerpiece …

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Feb 15

Visit Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis

View from James Whitcomb Riley's grave: Indy skyline

Crown Hill Cemetery is on the near Northwest side of Indianapolis. It was first created as a cemetery during the Civil War, and eventually two different National Cemetery areas were established. The grounds are beautiful and host many visitors all year long. The facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is …

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Oct 25

The haunted Willard Library

One of the "Ghost Cams"

Evansville, Indiana is home to one of the most documented haunted structures in the country. The library,  a private enterprise, opened in 1881. The beautiful building is filled with period furnishings and some magnificent interior wood work. Here is the main library website. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in …

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Oct 18

Some nice fall Indiana festivals

Our set up at Atlanta Earth Days

Indiana offers some really nice fall festivals that are suitable for the entire family. Depending upon your home location, many of these will be a great event for a one day outing. Atlanta Earth Days has been a tradition in central Indiana for years. Entertainment and hundreds of craft and merchandise vendors set up all …

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Jul 09

Lanier Mansion in Madison

Madison, Indiana is a charming little town about 100 miles south of Indianapolis. It is located on the Ohio River and there you will find the beautiful Lanier Mansion overlooking the river. The large mansion was built in 1844 by James Lanier. James Franklin Doughty Lanier was one of Madison’s pioneers. As a result of …

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Jul 09

Shipshewana, IN

April showers bring May flowers and thoughts of open flea markets in Indiana. Shipshewana is a small town in northeast Indiana and home to an Amish community. It is, also, home to be the largest flea market in the midwest. The Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market will open the 2016 season on May 3. The …

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Oct 12

Indiana’s huge covered bridge festival

One of the hundreds of vendor displays at Bridgeton

Each October Parke County, Indiana is the scene of the annual Covered Bridge Festival. This event sees close to two million people converging on the area for a ten day festival. While there are several beautiful vintage covered bridges scattered throughout the county, most folks come for the shopping. And shopping there is! There are …

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