3 Great Places to Visit on a Winter Weekend in Indy


I often run into clients and friends who have just moved or are moving to Indianapolis and wondering what to do in Indianapolis in the middle of winter. It may be cold, yet Indianapolis has so much to offer.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art

A trip to the Indianapolis Museum of Art is great for all ages. I started taking my kids when they were still in the Baby Bjorn and even braved museum's during the toddler years. The IMA has a great section just for kids to make their own art and a textiles area where they can actually touch the textiles. My husband and I have met there just for a couple hours to take in a new exhibit. Winter is a great time to explore the IMA. The IMA is located at 4000 Michigan Road in Indianapolis and can be reached at 317-923-1331.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

You can't go wrong taking a trip to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis - kids or no kids. The museum is the world's largest children's museum in the country. Before you even enter the museum, adult and juvenile Brachiosaur sculptures climbing into the front of the museum greet you as you round the street corner. From the Dinosphere where you can go on a simulated archeological dig and the underbelly of Dale Chihuly's sculpture Fireworks of Glass on the lower level to the forth level which houses Science Works and the historical Broad Ripple Park Carousel, there are too many activities and exhibits to count. The Children's Museum is located at 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN  46208-4716 and can be reached at 317-334-3322.

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Indiana Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre located in downtown Indianapolis with great performances and shows.  Currently they are showing Jackie and Me by Steven Dietz. "A young boy’s school report on Jackie Robinson finds him traveling back in time to meet one of the most influential baseball players in history. But a strange twist gives him a unique understanding of the struggles faced by the first black man to play in the major leagues. This tale of an American icon leaves the history books and lands on stage in this brilliantly adapted play based on the young adult novel by Dan Gutman." The Indiana Repertory Theatre is located at 140 W. Washington Street Indianapolis, IN 46204. The IRT Ticket Office phone number is (317) 635-5252.  


Elisabeth Lugar is part of The Lugar Real Estate Team at Century 21 Scheetz in Indianapolis.