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Top 10: Splash Island Insider Tips

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM by Josh Duke

I felt it was time to provide an insider perspective of how to get the most out of a visit to Hendricks County’s most popular water oasis. Below, you will find our Top 10 insider tips that will make a trip to Splash Island in Plainfield even ... read more
I recently made my first visit to Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield, Indiana. Chateau Thomas Winery has been making award-winning Indiana wines for more than 30 years. As a first-timer, I decided to bring along my parents to attend a tasting with ... read more

6 Reasons You Should Visit Avon Town Hall Park

Posted on May 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Beth Fife

Since moving to Pittsboro, Indiana, a few years ago, my family and I have enjoyed visiting the numerous beautiful, well-kept parks throughout Hendricks County . Avon Town Hall Park , 6570 E. U.S. 36 in Avon, can be found at the top of my ... read more

8 Insider Tips for Your Visit to Frazee Gardens

Posted on May 3, 2018 at 08:00 AM by Kelly Wallace

Now that the weather is finally warmer, it's time to start gardening. My favorite place to get flowers and plants locally is Frazee Gardens , which is just a couple miles away from my house in Brownsburg. I have actually been there twice in the ... read more

Wanna Get Away? Visit Hendricks County

Posted on April 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Josh Duke

I've learned from being in the tourism industry now for the past few years how important taking time away from work and spending more time with our loved ones means to our overall health. You don't necessarily have to go far or to a place ... read more
Back in May 2003, McCloud Nature Park opened to the public in northwest Hendricks County , just outside North Salem. On May 5, Hendricks County Parks & Recreation will celebrate its flagship park's 15th anniversary with a free, ... read more

Weekend Primer: April 27-29

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 03:00 PM by Kelly Wallace

Now that the weather is finally getting warmer, I'm feeling more inspired to get out, explore and create some fun memories with my family. Tons of great events await in Hendricks County, Indiana, this weekend. You can see a complete list anytime ... read more

5 Reasons to 'Say Hey' at Mayberry in the Midwest

Posted on April 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM by Eric Ivie

An annual Hendricks County tradition, the 5th Annual Mayberry in the Midwest Festival returns to Danville, Indiana, May 18-20, 2018 , bringing wild characters, loads of laughter, music, food, and family fun to our own little slice of Mayberry here in ... read more

Oasis Diner Expands Menu and Dessert Options

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM by Beth Fife

Are you searching for an authentic 1950's diner experience, appreciate history and nostalgia and want to indulge in a fresh, delicious meal? Well, look no further than Plainfield, Indiana, and specifically along U.S. 40, the historic National ... read more

Art and Nature Come Together at Hendricks County Parks

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 04:00 PM by Eric Ivie

Throughout the history of humankind, art and nature have gone hand-in-hand. At two nature parks in Hendricks County , the opportunities to blend artistic talent with Mother Nature continue to thrive. I am the Assistant Superintendent with Hendricks ... read more

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