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Recommended by Jennifer Rawe

ArtsPark at the Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis

Address 820 East 67thStreet Indianapolis,IN46220 Map, Tel 317-255-2464 Call, Website

Art installations throughout the grounds right on the Monon Trail near the heart of Broad Ripple and all its character and action.
Smaller park but packed with fun art for kids to explore and discover. We start on the walking path nearest the Monon Trail. Ceramic sculptures low to the ground. Huge, spinning (you have to spin it) structure over a fountain. We count as many willow ball installations in the trees and bushes as we can find. We touch the nose of the giant head sculpture. Run towards the "Twisted House" to see who can reach it first and look out its windows. Climb the patio to see the ducks, geese, and river below. Finally admiring more art sculptures before heading up the hill and into the Art Center. We enter by the library and walk our way to the other end talking about the art and any classes that are taking place. If we're lucky we witness glass blowing or pottery spinning.

If your children are old enough, the classes are phenomenal.