Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hendricks County, IN: Splash Island Family Waterpark

Continuing the theme of great experiences in Hendricks County, Indiana is Splash Island Family Waterpark. Located in Plainfield, this community center is one of the nicest and largest of it's kind that we have ever visited!  The highlight for our son was the brand-new, heated, zero-entry kids play area featuring slides, ropes, climbing, water guns and much more.

Splash Island Family Waterpark Hendricks County, Indiana
Splash Island Family Waterpark

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Hendricks County, IN: Hot Blown Glass

Through the rolling hills of Hendricks County, Indiana and down a few beautiful country roads is the home of Hot Blown Glass and it's resident artist, Lisa Pelo.  In this glass blowing studio, artists of all skill levels (even newbies) will find all the equipment and instruction needed to make stunning works of art!  Or in our case, enjoy a live demonstration...
Hot Blown Glass Hendricks County, Indiana
We enjoyed a demo of how glass flowers are created
Hot Blown Glass offers classes (for a small fee) to the public at all skill levels.  Additionally, the studio is open for free live demonstrations certain Saturdays throughout the year as part of the Rural Routes to Main Street Second Saturdays events.  This free, self-guided tour takes adventurers to over 30 artists throughout Hendricks County.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hendricks County, IN: Game On! Downtown

The highlight of our family weekend getaway in Hendricks County, Indiana was their annual Game On! Downtown event hosted in the historic Danville square.  This free event features life-sized versions of everyone's favorite board games: from scrabble, tic-tac-toe, Connect 4, bowling, dominoes, Jenga and many more.  Honestly it's the reason we chose this particular weekend to visit Hendricks County (after reading rave reviews of last years inaugural event), and the event certainly wowed my family!    

Game On! Downtown Hendricks County, Indiana
Playing giant scrabble
Game On! Downtown is located in the historic downtown square of Danville, Indiana surrounded by a theater, many one-of-a-kind shops, and a slew of quality dining.  The games are all arranged along the center courthouse, flanked by a bounce house for kids to burn off some excitement.  There is live music (and they encourage dancing) and some food vendors as well.  The entire event is free.