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Get set for summer
Ge'Monnee Broadnax
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

With summer break fast approaching and school letting out, students will have more free time on their hands and will be looking for ways to spend it. There are many things inside and out of the Indianapolis area that students can do before they head off to the next chapter in their lives.

Kings Island:

Arguably the most popular amusement park in the Midwest, Kings Island offers its visitors many roller coasters and rides as well as the waterpark, which opens tomorrow, to keep themselves entertained. It is just a two hour drive from Warren Central, so students can go with friends or family and enjoy a car ride on the way there. Kings Island would be fun for anyone looking for a thrill this summer.

Monon Trail:

Not every fun summer activity costs money. The Monon trail is an old railroad that goes throughout the Indianapolis area. It is 23.1 miles long and goes through downtown Indy, Carmel, Westfield, and other cities. Those who just want to be outside and enjoy a nice day with friends can go to the trail and enjoy a bike ride, skateboarding, or even a nice walk. The nearest trail entrance is just 15 minutes away from Warren Central.

Holiday World & Splashin Safari:

Holiday World, located in Santa Clause, Indiana, is a 121 acre amusement park and water park. Holiday World is open all throughout the June and July, with tickets starting as low as $35 during the first week of June on weekdays. The park not only offers rides and games, but also free drink stations throughout the park as well as free sunscreen. The park is perfect for people looking for a fun day out with friends where they can stay cool and enjoy a day of thrills. And with a three hour drive, students can spend the whole day with friends or family.

The Water Park at the Monon Community Center

Opening tomorrow, this water park offers three and a half acres of water based fun for all ages. With a lazy river, water slides, and a rock climbing wall, this water park stands out among others in the Indianapolis area. Located in Carmel, the water park is just a 25 minute drive from Warren, with day tickets starting at $8. For students looking for a way to get outside and stay cool, the water park is a fun idea to consider.

Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is the largest park in Indianapolis, with 3900 acres of land. The park offers lots of fun outdoors activities including tree top adventures such as rope climbing, ziplining, and tarzan swings, swimming, and over 16 miles of trails. Eagle Creek Park is good for people who want to get outdoors and have fun with friends or family. Each activity cost a different amount ranging from $25 to $57 in addition to the $6 admissions fee.

Indian’s Games

While the professional football and basketball teams may be in their offseason, major and minor league baseball teams are well into theirs. The Indianapolis Indians have 13 home games this June, with tickets starting at $9. The Indians play in Victory field, which is just a 20 minute drive from Warren. Students can go to the games and enjoy a nice game of baseball while also having a nice conversation with friends and family.

Climb Time Indy

Climb Time Indy is an indoor rock climbing facility located in Lawrence Township. It will not always be sunny over the summer and when it is rainy, there are still things to do. Climb Time Indy offers 8,500 square feet of rock climbing walls and has multiple ropes. A one day visit could cost as little as $16. Climbers aged 17 years and younger must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian. People looking for a fun day of new challenges when the weather is not cooperating should look at Climb Time Indy.

Late Night Bonfire

Sometimes sitting down and just relaxing with friends can be enough fun for one day. A bonfire is a very inexpensive option for just a night to unwind with friends. You can invite friends over for a night around the bonfire or after a long day with friends you guys can end the day out around the fire. If you do not have a friend with a bonfire pit or you do not own one yourself, you can purchase one yourself. Bonfire pits only cost $30 and can be used all summer long for those who just want to enjoy a night with friends.

Downtown Indianapolis

The canal is a three mile loop downtown that passes by many major Indianapolis buildings and unique artwork. Students can enjoy a nice walk, run, or bike ride on the canal. After enjoying a walk on the canal, students can still enjoy the downtown scene with activities like the Circle Centre Mall, museums, or the IMAX theatre. A day out downtown is a good way for anyone to spend the day.