By Brannigan Watson | Reporter
During spring break many students traveled far and wide, but top attractions during the area were some of the most visited hot spots all year-round for students throughout the region. Within the Indianapolis area, many students found ways of entertainment that were right here at home.
Located in Downtown Indianapolis, Massachusetts Avenue, better known as Mass Ave, is a hub for food, fun and culture. Stores like Silver in the City and Pumpkin Fish give unique shopping options. Follow up a shopping trip with a bite to eat at Mimi Blue Meatballs or Bakersfieled. Then, end the night with some ice cream at famous, Sub Zero. Freshman Emilee Richardson said Mass Ave has something for everyone and gives Indy something unique.
“Every city has large chains, but Mass Ave features local businesses that give Indianapolis its own personality. There’s a ton of restaurants and things to do for entertainment there,” Richardson said.
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Located less than a mile from Victory Field and the JW Marriot, is one of the most popular spots in Indianapolis. With exhibitions like Flights of Fancy and the Simon Skjodt Organtuan Center, the Zoo is a destination for families all around Indiana. Freshman Alexa Okey said going to the Zoo is a great way to spend your time this Spring Break.
“People should go to the Zoo because you can see all of the animals. I think it’s a great way to spend the day,” Okey said.
Eagle Creek Park
7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254
Eagle Creek Park is open for over half of the day and is the largest park in Indianapolis. The park allows fishing, boating, hiking and more. You can bring your dog along to their Bark Park for five dollars and the only fee for admission for people is parking at a rate of five dollars per day.
337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
While being a promenade for tourists and residents alike, the Indianapolis Canal Walk is also a mode of transportation to sites and attractions around Indy. Along the canal walk, pedestrians will walk by places like the NCAA Hall of Champions, Military Park and the Indiana State Museum. If you don’t want to walk, people are allowed to bring bikes or rent a paddle boat.
1105 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203
In the heart of Fountain Square, there’s something to do that’s just a little bit different than bowling, Duckpin Bowling. What is Duckpin Bowling? Duckpin Bowling is like that of regular bowling, except the pins and bowling balls are much smaller. The idea is that it is much more difficult to hit the pins and get strikes than with a traditional bowling ball.
1850 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46218
Created in 2008 by Joep Van Lieshout, Funky Bones is located in 100 Acres Park and consists of 20 fiberglass benches. The piece was made famous by the June 2014 film, The Fault in Our Stars. Though it’s not the real set used in the film, Funky Bones is a must for Fault in Our Stars fans.
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum
431 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
It’s very possible that if you’re from any city surrounding Indianapolis you’ve visited Monument Circle, but have you ever been inside? Located at the base of what during the holiday season is known as the Circle of Lights, is a museum. It recognizes more than the Civil War, including the Revolutionary War and the Spanish-American War. The monument also includes an observation deck at 275 feet high. Senior Payton Judd said that Monument Circle is a great destination to look at and for families and is worth visiting for the surrounding sites and shops.
“Students and their families should go to Monument Circle because the monument itself is really cool to look at, especially when lit up at night,” Judd said. “Plus, there is a really good chocolate shop right across the road around the circle.