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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 wildlife.
Lafayette
Enjoy hands on science exhibits including nanotechnology, archeology, microscopes and kaleidoscopes, plus a Mars Rover simulation. Please note the limited opening hours.
Battle Ground
A fun outdoor trip back in time. Kids and adults can have fun on the farmstead, tall grass prairie and our Woodland Native American Village.
Battle ground
Get your pack together for Wolf Park's annual Walk for Wolves sponsor-based fundraiser and start raising donations to help our not for profit organization! We need everyone joining in on the fun — clubs, school classes, church groups, businesses,...
Wolf Park
(9 Miles)
Battle Ground
Home to a herd of bison, 2 coyotes and 3 red foxes as well as 18 adult wolves.
Indiana Beach
(26 Miles)
Monticello
Offering a huge outdoor water park with 6 slides, wet roller coaster and splash playground; high wires climbing challenge and camping options.
Kokomo
Waterpark for the whole family.
The Dakota Zoo
(40 Miles)
Bismarck
The Dakota Zoo began with the 67 acre Marc and Betty Christianson Farm located at what was then the north edge of Bismarck. Initially, the Christianson Farm operated as a kennel for the boarding of domesticated animals such as dogs, cats, horses and,...
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 exhibits, and enjoy a modern, hands-on facility.
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 display.
Danville
Canoe the Vermilion River, climb the observation tower, camp, picnic and explore using the River Ridge Back Pack Trail.
Fair oaks
A family destination conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms is the perfect destination for any playful soul. Hang out with family chow down on the best grilled cheese sandwiches in the land, learn about sustainable dai...
Carmel
Explorative learning and hands-on discovery at the nature centre plus 3 miles of multi-use trails in the park and a great adventure playground.
Caribbean Cove
(49 Miles)
Indianapolis
Gather up your little squirts and jump into a 50,000 square foot tropical explosion of year round water fun where you will find an island full of squirts, sprays, slides and surprises. No matter the season, it is alway summery inside Caribbean Cove I...
Indianapolis
Zip, swing, and climb through the trees! Go Ape Treetop Adventure is a highly interactive 2-3 hour outdoor experience featuring zip lines, tarzan swings, and awesome obstacles at heights of 40-50 feet in the trees. Go Ape is a great outdoor adventur...
Oakwood
Ooffers guided trail and pony rides against some spectacular scenery, plus lessons and classes, with all temperament of mounts available to suit all abilities.
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 fishing and ice skating.
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 Treasure-Hunt Game.
Laser Flash
(50 Miles)
Carmel
Atmospheric multi-level laser tag arena for a thrilling family battle! Appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Noblesville
50-meter pool and a separate diving pool with 1-meter and 3-meter spring boards. The 50-meter pool features a magnificent water slide and the tots have their own area with fun features.
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.
Fishers
It’s an amazing living history experience your whole family is sure to enjoy and learn from as you live Prairietown history first hand! Plus the Animal Encounters Barn, Discovery Station, Science Lab and Craft Corner.
Ben And Ari's
(55 Miles)
Fishers
2 Designer Miniature Golf Courses 2 Lanes of Mini Pin Bowling Arcade for All Ages Private Party Tent Outside Picnic Area Private Party Room Gift Certificates Locally Owned and Operated
Indianapolis
Enjoy an afternoon exploring our galleries, strolling our gardens and grounds, or discovering the past at our historic home.
Fishers
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, a nonprofit institution committed to enriching the lives of children, is the largest children's museum in the world. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Indian...
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.
Plainfield
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Indianapolis
The President Benjamin Harrison Home is the former residence of President Benjamin Harrison (1889 to 1893). This museum is dedicated to his achievements and his impact on United States history.
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 fun family places to go if you're looking for thin...
Indianapolis
The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in India...
Indianapolis
Offers national standard skating facilities but also welcomes families and kids for public sessions. Lessons are available in hockey, figure and speed skating as well as standard beginners' tuition.
Indianapolis
A sledding hill for winter, woodland wildflowers for spring, canoe trips for summer and the amazing colours of autumn. Stunning whenever you go, they also feature Museum of 20th Century Warfare and horse riding.
Rochester
Come & Enjoy! Beach * Paddle Boats Fishing Contests * Boat Parades Playground * Putt-Putt Golf Lawnmower Rodeos Potluck Dinners * Chili Cook-Off Kid's Games & Activities * Contests Local Festivals * & More!
Pump It Up
(64 Miles)
Jonesboro
Pump It Up of Jonesboro "The Inflatable Party Zone" is the perfect choice for your next event! Kids in Jonesboro, Paragould, and surrounding communities will want to jump on the giant indoor inflatables and parents will love how completely easy party...
Splash House
(64 Miles)
Marion
Wave Pool Kiddy Area Lazy River Therapeutic Pool Racer Slides The Big Flush (bowl slide) 2 Concession Stands 3 Cabanas
Indianapolis
Greatimes Family Fun Park, Indianapolis' best amusement park, is a five acre complex complete with 22,000' indoor, multi-level arcade, an indoor playland, as well as the latest video and redemption games. Greatimes has activities for all ages.
Tippecanoe
The Park preserves both prehistorical and historical indian encampments, the Steven Ben-nack Potawatomi village, a portion of the Goshen-Logansport trail, and the Tippecanoe River ford where several early indian trails crossed the river.
St Francis Play Area
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(67 Miles)
Greenwood
A welcome respite for children in the shopping experience, with a small physical play area featuring learning toys and some equipment.
Rantoul
The Chanute Air Museum collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets aviation and aerospace artifacts that relate to the life and accomplishments of Octave Chanute, Chanute Field/Chanute Air Force Base and its technical training programs, the history...
Splash Valley
(69 Miles)
Kankakee
Splash Valley Aquatic Park’s attractions range from Rip-Roaring waters, to a zero-depth play ground, to a tropical sand pit. With all this and more, Splash Valley promises to be the hottest place this summer.
Terre Haute
The Terre Haute Children's Museum opened its doors in 1988 in the basement of the Central Christian Church. Since its early beginnings, it has more than doubled in size and has educated over 230,000 adults and children from over 22 counties in Indian...
Bourbonnais
Our year around facility offers indoor and outdoor activities. The indoor activities include: a roller skating rink, giant 3 stall slide, bumper cars, fun jungle, outdoor paintball field, miniature bowling, video game arcade, and a redemption arcade....
Zao Island
(73 Miles)
Valparaiso
Welcome to Zao Island, now celebrating our 25th year of providing good family fun for people of all ages. Please browse through our website, learn about the attractions and packages we offer, and plan to spend your day with us.
Bourbonnais
Children can climb inside the tower of a medieval castle, fly a jet plane, sail on a ship, become a soda shop clerk, drive a tractor and much more in this hands on discovery experience.
Terre Haute
Great exercise for the kids on rainy days and in the winter. Also, basketball gym too!
Terre Haute
Golf, Playland, NasKarts, Climbing Wall, Bungee Trampoline, Tilt-a-Whirl, Bulgy the Whale and the NEW Colts Express Carousel
Crown Point
Two mini golf courses, one with alligator, go karts, batting and soccer cages, arcade games and more. A well rounded family day out! Features are pay and play.
Crown Point
A self-directed play facility providing colorful, fun, and secure areas where children from infants to age nine can explore, create, and interact. Features include Dino Digg, Children's Cooking and Play Challenges!
Champaign
A fun, creative and hands-on science museum in Champaign, Illinois where kids can learn and play through interactive exhibits. A great family day out!

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Fun places to visit in Lafayette with kids

Indiana is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Indiana's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Indiana with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Indiana - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in IN