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7 Hidden Gems in Indianapolis We Are Desperately Missing

Indianapolis is the capital of the state of Indiana known for its sports and annual car racing competition. However, it is also home to electric art displays, cultural trails, underground ruins, and delicious barbeque. Let's explore the main 7 hidden gems in Indianapolis that we are desperately missing, so you can plan a truly memorable trip.

Indiana War Memorial Museum

It is a free museum displaying the military history of Indiana. It displays chronologically American military history from starting from the Revolutionary War to the present day, by focusing on the special role of the state of Indiana in the nations' conflicts. It is also home to the unique military collection of memorabilia from the Batlle of Tippecanoe to date. 

City Market Catacombs

Spooky catacombs are one of those interesting places in Indianapolis that most tourists do not know about. The catacombs are the remains of Tomlinson Hall of the 19th century that was burned down. They are located under the City Market known as the place of local merchants, artisans, and food growers. You can explore the catacombs yourself or get a tour on the first or third Saturday of every month. 

Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens 

Garfield Park, situated in the south of Indianapolis, features a conservatory and a 3-acre park. There are a lot of things to do and entertain yourself, such as exploring the conservatory, learning about edible plants and herbs, enjoying the orchid show, attending summer events, or going on a master gardener guided tour. 

Indianapolis Moon Tree

This tree spent time...

Things We Can't Wait To Do Again in Indianapolis

When it comes to family attractions in Indianapolis, there are so many things to do. From zip-lining in the forest to participating in a bike tour, to watching the Indy 500, this beautiful city offers it all. 

It’s these types of activities and events that have us operating out of nostalgia. As we sit at home and practice social distancing, there’s’ never been a better time to plan and budget for some fun activities you can do in the future.

Check out The 9 Things We Can’t-Wait To Do Again in Indianapolis.

Fastimes Indoor Carting

Almost every “big kid” will enjoy a day spent at this exciting indoor race track. While wearing a full driving suit complete with protective gear, family members can gain a thrill racing a go-kart up to 40 miles an hour. During the racing fun, make sure to grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. The restaurant offers delicious pizza and subs every day. Before bringing your “big kids” to Fastimes Indoor Carting, make sure that you sign the parental waiver.

Zip City Indy

Whether you have a teenager or a toddler, Zip City Indy is the place to be for a wide variety of families. The company prides itself on offering several exciting indoor attractions such as soccer, laser tag, ropes course, trampoline, skydive, and a rock wall. Smaller kids can have fun too. The facility features a “Toddler Town,” a play area filled with toys for children less than 3 years old. A 70,000-acre facility, there’s a good chance that your kids won’t get bored at Zip City Indy and neither should you. Parents can sit comfortably in the sky lounge to watch their kids play or enjoy a sports game on a big television screen. ...

How To Help Kids Understand The Anxiety that Comes with the Coronavirus

It's no secret that Coronavirus is a serious cause for concern, one that is sweeping all around the world. Your kids are more connected to the world than ever before. This is due to having instant access to breaking news via their cell phones. It's only natural that they, too, will have concerns.

Here are some of the best ways that you can help your children understand the anxiety that comes with the Coronavirus.

Let Your Kids Know That the Coronavirus is Almost Never Fatal

The very first thing that you should make clear to your children is that the virus is almost never fatal. In most cases, even if you catch this virus, the effects will be no worse than a very bad cold or the average flu. In other words, you'll need plenty of fluids and bed rest. But you won't be at major risk.

It has been estimated by many medical experts that almost all people will catch some form of virus at some point in their lives. It may have already happened to you or your children without any of you even being aware of it. You may have simply thought you had a bad cold and treated it with over the counter medication. 

This is not to underestimate the potential deadly effects of the virus. It can be deadly to the very elderly as well as those whose immune system is compromised. But for the average healthy person, adult and child alike, it will be survivable.

Let Your Kids Know How to Stay Safe from the Virus

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Binge These Shows on Hulu, Netflix, & Disney+ During Self-Quarantine

With the threat of the Coronavirus spreading across the world, you may have opted for the safest--and wisest--choice of self-quarantining. Unfortunately, you may realize just how bored you're going to be if the virus doesn't end any time soon. Thankfully, you have a subscription to Hulu, Netflix, and Disney +. With so much entertainment at your fingertips, what shows are actually worth watching? Here's a list of some of the best binge-worthy shows to catch while you're self-quarantined. 

1. Altered Carbon

How about a world where death doesn't always mean the end? Netflix's Altered Carbon offers a sci-fi world rich in lore and action. Season two was just released, so you have plenty of episodes to binge through. Follow the story of Takeshi Kovacs, an elite warrior who is deeply in love with the leader of a resistance movement. 

With their consciousness, memories, and perhaps even their souls, backed up on a device called a stack, they're able to be placed inside of whatever body is at hand. As you might imagine, being deathless comes with its share of problems. 

This show is great for those who love sci-fi, action, cyberpunk, and some incredible lore. 

2. Space Jam

Also on Netflix is Space Jam, the old Michael Jordan and Looney Tunes mix-up movie. Millennials will likely remember watching this movie often when they were a kid and sick. Why not watch it now as a sick adult? Looney Tunes still has the jokes, as you'll quickly remember.

Nothing can make you feel better than good old-fashioned nostalgia. 

3. What We Do in the Shadows

Since you're going to be hiding in your house with the threat of Coronavirus looming outside, you may start to feel like you're a vampire. What better show to binge than a comedy featuring vampires? What We Do in the...