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Relaxing at Morse Park and Beach

Relaxing at Morse Park and Beach

1. See animals and livestock, eat great food, dance and gather with family and friends at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair in Noblesville – Thursday, July 16 – Monday, July 20.

2. Volunteer, cheer or participate at IronKids and watch as kids age 6-14 compete in an exciting triathlon at the Carmel Monon Center. – Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19.

3. Tour the Children’s Garden at Coxhall Gardens with a naturalist and discover the inspiration behind this magical little spot. Free to parents and children! – Friday, July 17.

4. Celebrate 10 years of business with Ben & Ari’s in Fishers – Live music, mini golf and BBQ only $5 per person. – Saturday, July 18.

5. Tap your toes at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia for a variety show featuring local and regional entertainers in an old-fashioned radio show format. – Saturday, July 18.

6. Escape the summer heat at Conner Prairie by relaxing in the shade with a cool glass of lemonade and listen to interpreters tell fantastic folk tales and stories from days gone by.  – Saturday, July 18 – Sunday, July 19.

7. Learn more about the Paleo-Indian and early Archaic people who called central Indiana home thousands of years ago at Strawtown Koteewi Park. – Sunday, July 19.

8.  Build a sandcastle, fish or simply relax at Morse Park and Beach in Noblesville – Any time, any day! – Any time, any day!

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


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If you have $250-$550 – then you have a Hamilton County 8 Great Towns Vacation!  We recently put together fun vacation packages at an affordable price – bring your spouse, best friend or the whole family for a weekend getaway filled with discoveries…  

For $250, you can start your day in Fishers at Conner Prairie, an interactive history park, for a day of pioneer fun.  Dine with the family at Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse in Westfield – where you will enjoy a delicious Big Hoffa combo meal starting at $30 (feeds a family of four).  After dinner is finished, visit Unseenpress for Historic Ghost Tour.  Retire for the evening at one of our great local hotels (we have 30 to chose from) and head home the next day!

For $350, you can experience the fun of Conner Prairie – and fly 350 feet up in the air on their new 1859 Balloon Voyage (If you see an AM/PM BP Gas Station, stop in for $5 off coupons).  Once you have seen the view from the top, make the short trip to Historic Noblesville Square for a tasty lunch at Alexander’s on the Square – don’t forget your sweet treat!  While you are in Noblesville, take an unforgettable train excursion with the Indiana Transportation Museum.  After a good night of rest, wake up in the morning and splash around Carmel’s Monon Center Aqua Park.  

For $550, after you explore the grounds of Conner Prairie and go 350 feet in the air on their 1859 Balloon Voyage – stay for dinner under the stars while listening to the tunes of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.   The next day rent bikes at Carmel Cyclery to ride the Monon Trail or rent kayaks for a scenic float at Geist Lake Marina.  

For more details on these packages, including pricing and free activities, visit us at 8GreatTowns.Com.


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This came to me through an email & I had to share the story:

Have you been to the Monon Center in Carmel yet?  If not – it is a must.  This past Saturday I took my 18 month old there, and my mom came along with us to help me keep an eye on my little guy.  We had a blast!  They have a wonderful baby pool, a baby slide, fun water toys and even a lazy river…  Easton & I clapped as my mom flew down the water slide, and we all splashed around for a few hours before it was time to go.  Easton was asleep before we pulled out of the parking lot!  – Sarah 

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