Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum is the place to explore Indiana’s past, present and future — from mastodons and dire wolves to contemporary art by some of Indiana’s best artists. Indiana in 200 Objects: A Bicentennial Celebration explores and celebrates the history, science and culture of the Hoosier state through 200 iconic and interesting objects. Featuring artifacts from the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ own extensive collection, as well as objects from partner organizations and institutions like the National Archives and Records Administration, seeing this exhibition is a fantastic way to celebrate 200 years of statehood. >MORE
Visit the home of one of the first settlers, William Conner, at Conner Prairie. History buffs will be interested in the recent archeological activity at Strawtown Koteewi Park. Located in the county seat, tour the Hamilton County Museum of History and Old Sheriff's Residence and Jail where D.C. Stephenson and Charles Manson were once housed. >MORE
Here in Dearborn County, we still have several Bicentennial-themed events taking place over the next two months. We hope you'll join us in the fun!
November 5 – Whiskey City Festival
December 31 - Finishing off the year will be a torch parade with the bicentennial flag and fireworks on New Year’s Eve at Perfect North Slopes. >MORE
PLAY MINI GOLF AT THE IMA
INDIANAPOLIS - Combining original art with playful competition, Mini Golf at the IMA is an interactive art experience like no other. The course at the Indianapolis Museum of Art is comprised of 18 holes, all designed by local and regional artists, which celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial. The course is open now through Oct. 30 and is included in regular museum admission; FREE for members.
To commemorate Indiana's bicentennial, a list of 200 things you should see, activities you should do, and food and drinks to try in 2016 has been compiles for your enjoyment. How many will you check off of your bucket list? >MORE