Just because back-to-school items are on the store shelves already, it doesn’t mean summer is over! It is not too late to fill the remaining summer days with family fun adventures in Southern Indiana. Here are some exciting ways to finish this summer strong!
Get two world-class parks for one low price at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. From coasters to kiddie rides, “kids” of all ages will find their favorite adventure. Thrill-seekers can satisfy their “need for speed” on the Thunderbird roller coaster, dashing from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds, or race and splash toward the finish line on The Cheetah Chase Water Coaster. For the little ones, Dasher’s Seahorses and Kitty’s Tea Party are among the many rides that will tickle their tummies. Refreshing and exciting, the water park provides hours of splashin’ fun! Both parks are open daily through August 10, then open weekends, including Labor Day, through October.
Take a break from the summer heat by embarking on a guided boat tour along an underground river in Bluespring Caverns. This “cool” (52 degrees) mile long tour features rare Northern blind cave fish, blind crawfish, and natural forces still at work carving this Southern Indiana cavern. Back above ground, prospect for gemstones, fossils, and arrowheads at the Mystery River Sluice. Add to your Lawrence County adventure by exploring Indiana’s largest sinkhole in the Emery and Ruth Bolton Natural Area. Bring a picnic or choose from the many family-friendly restaurants this area has to offer.
Book an up-close and personal encounter with an elephant, giraffe, sloth, kangaroo, wolf, or grizzly bear at Wilstem Wildlife Park. Oh my! These one-of-a-kind animal encounters provide an exciting memory maker for your family. Sharpen those selfie skills as you meet, interact, and learn about these wonderous animals. Schedule now while there is still availability.
Explore Hoosier National Forest and all it has to offer including lakes, sandy beaches, boat launches, hiking, biking, horse trails, kayaking, camping, and more. With over 60,000 acres in just Perry County alone, the Hoosier National Park is sure to please all the outdoor enthusiasts in your family. Plan your family time with nature now.
There is still plenty of time to make summer family fun memories. Plan now. It is not too late to make your summer complete with adventures in Southern Indiana.