Have you ever experienced that awkward moment when you host friends from out of town and they ask you, “So what do you do for fun in Indianapolis?” and you don’t have an immediate answer? That seems to be a natural reaction for people in most cities, so don’t feel bad or think you’re reflecting poorly on Indy. The best way to prepare for that question is to think like a tourist and ask yourself what you would want to do if you were visiting our city. And since you’re a smart Cheapster, you’ll identify ways to enjoy those fun activities on the cheap. Thanks to Visit Indy, we can start you off with some suggestions that include coupons you can print by following the links:
- Broad Ripple Boat Company: Enjoy a few lazy hours of cruising along the White River in an early-1900s-style paddle wheel boat up in Broad Ripple. You can buy three tickets for $25 each and receive the fourth ticket FREE.
- Eiteljorg Museum: Sitting alongside the beautiful Canal in Downtown Indy, the Eiteljorg is even cooler on the inside. You can explore the Native American and Western Art collections (one of only two east of the Mississippi River), while taking $2 off your general admission price.
- Indianapolis Zoo: With over 350 different animal species represented, the Indianapolis Zoo is one of the top zoos in the country. Of particular interest is the Oceans exhibit that includes the world’s first totally submerged dolphin-viewing experience. You can enjoy 10% off your admission.
- Rhythm! Discovery Center: Appropriately located at the heart of Downtown, this place has a constant beat. Visitors of all ages can experience rhythm through percussion and hands-on music making. You can pick up on these good vibrations while saving $2 on one of your admission tickets.
- New Day Meadery: Just five minutes from Monument Circle, New Day is Indiana’s only meadery (a winery specializing in wines made from honey). The tasting room is open six days a week, and you can purchase gift items and gourmet foods as souvenirs. You can save 25% on your entire purchase, excluding alcohol and artwork.