Lebanon Reporter


July 13, 2013

Day trips north of Lebanon


Admission: under 48” $6, over 48” $7. Wednesday after 4 p.m. under 48” $2, over 48” $3.

This is a great place to cool off and relax. There are water slides, a lazy river and a children’s area. A snack bar is also available. Wednesday is family day and is a super value. A family of two adults and two kids can swim for four hours (4-8 p.m.) for only $10 to $12 depending on the height of the children. Top this off with a trip to the zoo (below) before the water park and you have one fun filled, inexpensive day!

Columbian Park Zoo: 1915 Scott St. Lafayette

Located in Columbian Park

Everyday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Several animals from reptiles, mammals, amphibians and birds are on display.

Wolf Park: 4004 E. 800 N. Battleground, In.(765)567-2265

Tuesday- Sunday 1 pm-5pm

Howl Nights: Friday and Saturday, gates open at 7:30 pm

Admission: ages 6-13 $ 6 , over 14 $8

Many demonstrations and lectures about wolves, foxes and coyotes. There are also several exhibits of live animals and interactive displays. On howl nights, live demos of howling wolves give you chills. You howl and they respond! Also watch them chase prey in their natural environment.

Indiana Beach: 5224 E. Indiana Beach Rd. Monticello


Open daily; hours vary by day

Admission: $3.50 to enter

Rides only: under 48” 19.95, over 48” 25.95

Rides and water park: under 48” 29.95, over 48” 35.95

Nice amusement park for a day get away. If you don’t ride anything, it is still worth the $3.50 entrance for the free water ski shows on the lake. Rides admission now includes the rope course and rock wall. And if you only want to ride 1 ride, I recommend the Lake Schaffer Cruise on the Schaffer Queen.This ride on a steamboat era paddle wheel boat is enjoyable especially at night when everything at the park and on the lakeshores are lit up.

So pack up the car and head up north to one of these venues for an exciting new adventure!

Crystal Dardini and her husband live in Boone County. As a busy working mom of three boys and an elementary teacher, she is always looking for ways to make life a little easier. She will be contributing ideas biweekly on ways to help make your life a little less challenging and maybe even a little more fun.

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