Circling Indiana This Summer

Writer / Demi Lawrence

Check out these awesome destinations when planning your next Indiana adventure! All distances measured from Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.

Fair Oaks Dairy Farm
Distance from Circle: 109 mi.

Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and the planet. You can experience The Dairy Adventure at Fair Oaks, in which you will tour the farm and even see a live baby cow be born. A fun adventure for the whole family, Fair Oaks Farms is sure to offer a day full of experiences you cannot find anywhere else.

Indianapolis Museum
of Art: 100 Acres
Distance from Circle: 5 mi.

Located on 100 acres adjacent to the Museum’s main campus, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows and a 35-acre lake. The Park is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and one of only a few to feature ongoing commissions of temporary, site-responsive artworks. Public tours are held Saturdays at noon, April through October, free of charge.

Flat Fork Creek Park
Distance from Circle: 24 mi.

Flat Fork Creek Park is a new nature park in Fishers with walking trails, bike trails and a colossal sledding hill for the winter. Beginning its first summer being open, Flat Fork Creek offers beautiful scenery and promotes exercise and wellness to the community. There are wooden lookout towers placed around the park, giving the public a great canopy view. Whether it be walking, biking or nature, Flat Fork Creek can offer great accommodations free of charge.

Turkey Run State Park
Distance from Circle: 24 mi.

Turkey Run State Park has something for everyone to enjoy with hiking trails, bridle trails, camp sites, historic sites, a nature center and conference center. Deep canyons nestled in the shadows of sandstone cliffs and peaceful hemlock groves are some of the most ruggedly beautiful hiking trails in the state as well as miles of bridle trails. You’ll enjoy exploring the area on foot or by horseback riding.

Spencer Farms
Distance from Circle: 27 mi.

Located in Noblesville, Spencer Farms is a farm that offers beautiful berries and fresh produce year round as well as pick-your-own-berries during the summer. With strawberries ripened by the end of May, black raspberries ready by June and blueberries available through July, this farm ensures that you get the freshest produce possible. Along with the berries, Spencer has a small gift shop that sells ice cream, pies, homemade fudge and other cooking needs such as cookbooks.

Eiteljorg Museum
Distance from Circle: .7 mi.

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission is to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects. The institution’s contemporary Native art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.

Holiday World &  Splashin’ Safari
Distance from Circle: 179 mi.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a theme park located in the infamous Santa Claus, Indiana. Most known for their water rides, Holiday World also offers free soft drinks and sunscreen, has been voted cleanest amusement park for several years in a row and features an all new roller coaster called Thunderbird. With fun shows and affordable lodging, Holiday World is a thrilling park that can make for a great weekend trip for the whole family.

Indiana Dunes
Distance from Circle: 166 mi.

Located along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, Indiana Dunes attracts millions of visitors each year. While best known for its world-class beaches, Indiana Dunes and its surrounding areas offer so much more. World class cuisine, breathtaking scenery, eclectic nightlife and exhilarating biking and hiking await you on your next trip to the Dunes.