Family Adventure

Every family’s got one: the wild child. When your kids just need to get out and explore (and burn off some excess energy!), check out our guide to family adventure in Indy.

Reach for new heights and rappel down from the vertical, inverted, or inclined walls with rock patterns for all abilities from beginner to expert. Experienced guides will assist families interested in working together to meet goals and foray into the world of rock climbing.

Duckpin bowling is practically child-sized. Set in the heart of the funky, historic Fountain Square Theatre Building, the alley features eight duckpin lanes, a billiard table, and authentic 1930s décor. Bring the kids for a game where parental assistance is kept to a minimum.

Consider this a trust course, as you swing through the treetops at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Eagle Creek is home to Go Ape’s first Midwest treetop adventures course. This course isn’t just zip lines – numerous rope ladders, 39 crossings such as the Log Balance, Flying Carpet, and more.

Race up to 40 miles an hour just inches from the ground on a bi-level, European-style karting track, wearing a full driving suit and helmet. The “big kids” in your family will satiate their need for speed and kids 53” and taller can take advantage of special junior racing days and times.

Step or bike off the beaten path with a storyteller who will share the special nooks and crannies of Indianapolis during your biking, running, or walking tour. Tours can be designed to meet the needs of your family or you can join a planned outing and get to know Indy at the “human pace.”

Check off a bucket list item at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as Indy Racing Experience rolls out a brand new program allowing youth 12 and older to go for a 60 mph spin with an IndyCar professional driver. After this three-lap adrenalin rush, take a moment to kneel down and kiss the legendary yard of bricks.

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park (Fishers, Plainfield, Sky Zone Indy South)


With two locations right outside of Indianapolis, Sky Zone has shot to the top of the list of must-do activities in Indy. Both locations offer open jump, a Foam Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball, SkySlam basketball courts, and SkyRobics fitness classes. Nothing will wear your kids out more (hey, naptime anyone?) than an hour-long jump session at Sky Zone Indy.

Zip City 

Jump, zip, and climb with the whole family. At Zip City, guests can climb walls or battle it out in laser tag. Zip City also offers the world’s only indoor zip line park, housing four zip lines, each spanning almost 275-feet-long and three-stories-high. Once you’re done zip lining, jump over to the state of the art trampolines.


Trip Ideas for Family Adventure