Theme Parks in INDIANAPOLIS with kids

Get ready to spin, scream, laugh, drop and soar because it’s Theme Park time in Indianapolis, Indiana! Theme Parks are a great way to spend the day with the family - no matter what age.


From the fastest and loudest theme parks, to those family friendly amusement parks, The Hoosier State offers you the perfect places to go for that family fun. 

The smallest dare devils in the family will always find age appropriate rides perfect for them, and often in the same park that those older thrill seekers can close their eyes and brave the tallest and fastest thrill rides! 

There is ALWAYS plenty of kids fun at the many theme parks you can find across this great city.

Hold on tight…because Indianapolis is ready to give your family a host of fun things to do with kids all year round - Theme Park style!

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  • Strickers Grove

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    (86 miles) Hamilton

    A family friendly amusement park open to the public four times in a year, with great activities for active kids - including roller coasters!

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  • Indianapolis Zoo

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    (1 miles) Indianapolis

    Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research. One of the many ...

  • Columbian Park Zoo

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    (58 miles) Lafayette

    Columbian Park Zoo is home to over 190 animals representing 79 different species. The zoo offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, inspiring an appreciation for the world's ...

  • Wolf Park

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    (64 miles) Battle Ground

    Explore this wolf conservation park with 18 wolves, as well as coyotes, red foxes and a herd of bison!

  • Wolf Creek Habitat

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    (64 miles) Brookville

    A unique experience for the family where you can interact with amazing wolves IN their enclosures! A fun animal experience for your family day out in Indiana!

  • Red Wolf Sanctuary

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    (89 miles) Rising Sun

    A beautiful wolf sanctuary with visits by appointment only. Kids can experience rescued animals, from foxes, coyotes and of course, wolves.

  • Joe Huber Family Farm

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    (94 miles) Starlight

    Classic farm fun in Indiana, with rides, slides, fun events, fruit picking and even live music!

  • Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

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    (98 miles) Cincinnati

    Over 1.2 million people visit the Cincinnati Zoo's award-winning exhibits annually and was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was ...

  • The Bouncin Barn

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    (71 miles) Terre Haute

    Great exercise for the kids on rainy days and in the winter. Also, basketball gym too!

  • Jump and Jacks

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    (98 miles) West Chester

    Visit the LARGEST multi-level play structure in Ohio, with play areas, a toddler room and interactive play floor. Inflatables play yard on limited availability.

  • Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens

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    (3 miles) Indianapolis

    Located within Garfield Park, this beautiful conservatory and gardens offer gardening demos, workshops, talks, and amazing nature!

  • Fort Harrison State Park

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    (10 miles) Indianapolis

    A state park for all seasons, with woodland walks, sledding, canoeing, and fishing just some of the activities to enjoy in Indiana!

  • Cool Creek Park

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    (17 miles) Carmel

    One of Hamilton County's most popular parks, Cool Creek Park has 90 acres of year round fun with trails, sports, a nature enter and playgrounds!

  • Hoosier National Forest

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    (65 miles) Bedford

    In the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but ...

  • Kennekuk County Park

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    (87 miles) Danville

    Grass prairie areas, oak and hickory forests, lakes, 3 nature preserves and the 170 acre Lake Mingo. The visitor center offers a 1000 gallon aquarium, natural history museum and American Indian ...

  • Forest Glen Nature Preserve

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    (87 miles) Danville

    Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.

  • Kickapoo State Park

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    (87 miles) Oakwood

    A paradise for nature enthusiasts, water sports or boating fans and all kinds of wildlife lovers, plus a great adventure playground, and in winter one may try cross-country skiing, sledding, ice ...

  • General Butler Park

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    (93 miles) Carrollton

    Biking, birding, canoeing, fishing, golf, hiking, and even camping is all ready to be enjoyed at this Kentucky park perfect for families!

  • Brukner Nature Center

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    (99 miles) Troy

    Nature preserve dedicated to environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation.

  • Caribbean Cove

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    (11 miles) Indianapolis

    50,000 square feet of indoor tropical water fun in Indiana, where you can spend the day on an island of sprays, slides, and fun surprises!

  • Kokomo Beach Family Aquatic Center

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    (49 miles) Kokomo

    Waterpark for the whole family.

  • Splash House

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    (59 miles) Marion

    Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas

  • Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

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    (87 miles) French Lick

    Enjoy 40,000 sq ft of water park fun in Indiana, with a host of water park fun for the whole family of swashbuckling buccaneers!

  • CoCo Key Water Resort Cincinnati

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    (97 miles) Cincinnati

    Where we have over 50,000 sq. ft. of indoor water park adventures, where it’s always 84 degrees, kids can have a blast with slides, play island, adventure river and more!

  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

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    (1 miles) Indianapolis

    Uncover secrets and stories of Indiana at this fascinating state museum, with three floors of surprises!

  • The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis

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    (3 miles) Indianapolis

    Visit the LARGEST children's museum in the WORLD! Pretty amazing! The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is an incredibly fun and exciting hands-on experience for kids who can learn and discover ...

  • Indiana Medical History Museum

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    (3 miles) Indianapolis

    The Indiana Medical History Museum is located in the Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the former Central State Hospital on the near westside of Indianapolis.

  • Indianapolis Museum of Art

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    (4 miles) Indianapolis

    Enjoy an afternoon exploring our galleries, strolling our gardens and grounds, or discovering the past at our historic home.

  • Museum of Miniature Houses

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    (15 miles) Carmel

    Come and see what is on display today! Explore our gift shop, which offers fine and unusual miniatures, books and periodicals about miniatures and dollhouses. Visiting children can play the Museum ...

  • Indiana Transportation Museum

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    (21 miles) Noblesville

    Our engineers are ready to take you on a wide range of train excursion experiences for the whole family, from caboose rides, our family-oriented Pizza Train and the popular Dinner on the Diner.

  • The Last Supper Museum

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    (46 miles) Greensburg

    The Last Supper Museum, LLC displays over 2,000 inspirational art pieces of Christ’s Last Supper as described in the Bible.

  • Muncie Children's Museum

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    (50 miles) Muncie

    A fun children's museum in Indiana where kids can learn and play in a safe and creative environment!

  • National Model Aviation Museum

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    (52 miles) Muncie

    Visit the Museum and view the largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. Discover how aeromodeling helped change the world of aviation and examine the astonishing craftsmanship and ...

  • Imagination Station

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    (60 miles) Lafayette

    Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation!

  • Grissom Air Museum

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    (62 miles) Peru

    WELCOME . . . to the Grissom Air Museum, one of the nation�s fastest growing aviation museums. Here you can learn about our historic aircraft, climb the Observation Tower, view exciting ...