Whether she’s exploring Kentucky bourbon festivals or Ohio ice-cream shops, self-proclaimed Indiana staycation princess jmariep has mastered the art of getting away, nearby. Her latest close port of call? Indianapolis for the “greatest thing ever.”
That would be the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, specifically the LEGO Castle Adventure on display there until May. Her enthusiasm is infectious as she writes, “I would highly recommend this day trip to anyone. Because let’s face it...even if we don’t have kids, we’re all really just (big) kids!”
It wasn’t just life-sized building blocks that captured the fun-loving traveler’s attention. She also raves about the museum’s dinosaur exhibits, water clock, mirror maze, and giant board games, as well as about more serious displays honoring children who have made a difference. And ever the staycationer, she’s full of tips on sticking to a budget: parking is free, entry costs less than $15, and there’s a “sack lunch” area on the second floor.
For fun finds in the Midwest or for inspiration for exploring a different backyard, jmariep’s collection of reviews is full of ideas for “random places” to see on the hunt for “anywhere you can say, ‘that was interesting.’”