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If you are already planning a weekend getaway to Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns or are looking to take a last minute Indiana vacation, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this weekend:

1. All aboard!  Ride the WFMS State FairTrain down to the 2009 Indiana State Fair. Train departs from the Fishers Train Station- Friday, August 21 – Sunday, August 23.

2. Find a good spot in downtown Noblesville to sit back and enjoy the smooth sounds and ambiance of Jazz Squared. – Friday, August 21.

Bear Slide Golf Club in Cicero, Indiana

Bear Slide Golf Club in Cicero, Indiana

3. Take a bottle of wine, something delicious to eat and a blanket to rock out at Rockapella night at Symphony on the Prairie – Friday, August 21 – Saturday, August 22.

4.  Golf season will be over before you know it, so play 18 of our 297 holes at one of our many Hamilton County, Indiana golf courses!

5.  Travel back to a time of poodle skirts and saddle shoes during “Jukebox Saturday” at Cool Creek Park in Carmel – Saturday, August 22.

6.  Watch local artisans create beautiful works of art at “Arts in the Park” in Sheridan Veterans Park- Saturday, August 22.

7.  Looking for outdoor recreation?  Visit Strawtown Koteewi Park for an evening hike.  Choose between a woodland wildflower hike or a star gazing tour – Saturday, August 22.

8.  Have an exciting family outing during Conner Prairie’s “Family Canoe Adventure.” – Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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I was reading the 2009 US Senior Open Twitter page and read that Pete & Alice Dye will have an autograph session on Friday & Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m – they will be in the merchandise tent.  Very cool!

If you are on Twitter, follow them for behind the scenes inside scoop of all the action (and follow us too!).  2009 US Senior Open: http://twitter.com/09USSeniorOpen.  Hamilton County’s 8 Great Towns: http://twitter.com/8GreatTowns.

Here are a few of their tweets from today:

At 12:48 p.m.:

Eichelberger just eagled 15 with a sand wedge – 84 yards!

At 1:32 p.m.:

Loren Roberts in the flash area doing a post-round interview. He and Tom Lehman both posted 4-under rounds of 68.

At 2:43 p.m.:

Joey Sindelar just finishing up his post-round interview in media center – excited about the big crowds and a great golf course!

At 2:53 p.m.:

Shark sighting in the media center! Greg Norman commends the USGA for a great course setup, says conditions were ideal for scoring today.

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1. Buy tickets to watch great golf at the 2009 US Senior Open at Crooked Stick in Carmel.  Don’t forget that children 18 and under get in FREE! – Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2.

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

Fionn MacCool's in Fishers

2. Meet with family and friends at Clay Terrace in Carmel for a live performance by Jimmy the Doorman. – Friday, July 31.

3. While the guys are watching the 2009 US Senior Open on the tv, gather gal pals for a day of shopping at Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville.

4. Hire a babysitter and go wine tasting at the Art of Wine event in the Carmel Arts & Design District – Saturday, August 1.

5. Discover your inner Irishman while dining on corned beef & cabbage at Fionn MacCools Irish Pub & Restaurant in Fishers.

6. If the 2009 Senior Open inspires you, spend a day playing golf at Wood Wind Golf Club in Westfield.

7. Watch the movie Legend of Bagger Vance while sitting under the stars at Clay Terrace in Carmel. – Saturday, August 1.

8. Travel back in time to attend “A Farm Wedding” at Conner Prairie in Fishers. – Sunday, August 2.

*Visit us online at 8GreatTowns.com for more details on the activities above and other weekend fun ideas!

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Many of our staff members have been out working tirelessly at Crooked Stick in Carmel for the 2009 US Senior Open.  Many of them have brought back amazing photos for you all to enjoy, which are below.  If you have cool photos, please share them with us!

Crooked Stick 18

After a light rain on Tuesday evening, Karen snapped a shot of a rainbow over the 18th Fairway.

FuzzyZoeller

Our intern, Rachel, was able to catch Fuzzy Zoeller hitting out of a bunker during his practice round.

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents

Kori captured the bright blue sky, beautiful greenery and the cool corporate tents.

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Visiting for the 2009 US Senior Open? For details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: Guide.

Use this guide when you are away from the greens and explore the 8 Great Towns dotted throughout the county – all within easy access of each other.  From shopping and arts and culture to history and exceptional dining, your golf getaway will be one you will never forget.  Don’t miss after-hour Championship festivities at Clay Terrace and the Carmel Arts & Design District.  Gather with your golf group or meet new Championship fans to discuss the day’s rounds.

Also, if you are in from out of town (or are a local looking for a night away from home) – there is a FREE shuttle service running from select Carmel hotels to the Clay Terrace and Carmel Arts & Design District events. Picture 2

Shuttle schedule:

Run time – 5 pm until 11 pm (last pick up is at 10 pm).  Shuttle will pick up every 30 minutes.

Shuttles will pick up people at the Courtyard by Marriott at 5pm.

Pick up order:

  1. Courtyard by Marriott
  2. Radisson
  3. Springhill Suites
  4. Residence Inn
  5. Renaissance Hotel
  6. Hilton Garden Inn

The first stop is the Carmel’s Arts & Design District, followed by Clay Terrace.

The last shuttle will leave Clay Terrace to head back to hotels at 10pm.

Event Details:

Friday, July 31, 2009 – Jimmy the Doorman in Concert at Clay Terrace (6 pm – 9 pm).  Enjoy this free concert in the grass of Clay Terrace – don’t forget to hit the shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – The Art of Wine in the Carmel Arts & Design District (5 pm – 10 pm).  Free and open to the public.  Local artists, wineries and live entertainment.  $15 to purchase a glass, allows for unlimited wine tasting.  Window shop the cool art galleries and boutiques, or dine at unique local eateries.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 – Movie under the Stars at Clay Terrace.  Golf theme, the Legend of Bagger Vance.  The movie starts around 9 p.m., but before the movie you can shop, stroll, dine or have drinks with friends.

For more details on golfing, dining discounts, shopping, a map and more download the 2009 USSO Entertainment guide: http://8greattowns.com/images/pdfs/2009_us_senio_open_entertainment_guide.pdf

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As many of you may already know, the 2009 US Senior Open is coming to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana next week (Monday, July 27 – Sunday, August 2).  We are excited to watch golf greats such as Tom Watson, Greg Norman and Fuzzy Zoeller take the course.  To celebrate our excitement we would like to give away 2 tickets to the US Senior Open which includes access to the Pete Dye Club for the practice round on Wednesday, July 29. UPDATE: A VIP PARKING PASS IS ALSO INCLUDED!

Interested?  To win these tickets, correctly answer the following question: Who won the 1981 US Senior Open?

I will keep the comments hidden until it is time to randomly select the winner (all names will be put into a hat).  This contest closes at 4:00 p.m. today (Wednesday, July 22).

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As I mentioned before, our new Sales Manager, Kori Stark, has been out and about exploring all of Hamilton County.  Early last week Kori got to be there as the balloon at Conner Prairie was prepped for inflation.  Well, at the end of the week she was able to travel around with several local hotel staff members, stopping to see the finest that golf in Hamilton County, Indiana has to offer.  I asked her to take on the dubious task of jotting down notes and writing up a blog (thanks to the hotel staffers for keeping her on point!) – below is what she noticed about each of the 7 public courses they visited.  I hope this helps you pick your Indiana Stay & Play course OR next venue for your reunion, wedding or gathering. 

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