MUNCIE– At the Minnetrista Gathering Place. Explore the world of animation through art and science. Visitors will learn how to incorporate animation skills into the creation process through hands-on interactives and discover exciting, dynamic ways to tell their own stories. Children will be amazed as their own drawings come to life before their eyes, or as they are transported into imaginary, animated scenes. Using intuitive technology, Animationland is a totally unique way of empowering everyone to become the author of their own stories. >MORE
National Mascot Hall of Fame
WHITING – An interactive children’s museum full of silliness, fun, and hijinks. The Mascot Hall of Fame has its own mascot, Reggie, who enjoys interacting with visitors. The place is filled with interactive exhibits and honors some of the collegiate and professional mascots which enliven our experiences at sporting events. The Build-A-Bear® kiosk allows visitors to create their own souvenir to bring home. There’s a little indoor play area for active little ones to climb and crawl around in. The Parent’s Penalty Box is a place with comfortable seats, convenient and exhibits are easily viewable to keep an eye on the kids. Open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (8 p.m. Thursdays), tickets are $12.
Main Street is the liveliest place to be in a small town, and Indiana has more Main Streets than any other state in the US! Often historic and always beautiful, Main Street’s have been an important piece of American culture for decades. The Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs has developed a group of 36 towns and cities which have a Main Street. It is now up to YOU to decide who comes out on top as Indiana’s Best Main Street. Voting is open for Visit Indiana’s 2019 Best of Indiana people’s choice campaign. Cast your vote to select the Best Main Streets in Indiana.
The Indiana Wine Trail is a group of seven family-owned wineries located in the beautiful southeast Indiana area. From quaint country farm settings to historic wine cellars, you will experience our rich history and a variety of wine styles. Open year-round, you can enjoy daily wine tastings and participate in five trail events featuring wine and food pairings. The events are: Fall Haul, the first weekend of November; Corks & Cookies, 4 back to back weekends in December, Souper Saturday, the last Saturday of February; Spring into the Valley, the third weekend of April; Indiana Artisan Weekend, the last weekend of July; Hours of operation vary for each winery.