Each summer I attempt to create a summer bucket list that guides our activities. There are usually a few places we don't get to and this year one of those was Garfield Park. So when I heard they had some holiday festivities, I thought it would be the perfect time to make a visit (plus my daughter had an extra day off of school!).

They are your typical city park in that they have large grounds, playground and some gardens, but what I was most interested in was their conservatory. (I had to stop myself from making "Clue" references the whole visit!)IMG_7848This visit was all about "Conservatory Crossing". Their indoor area is decorated for Christmas, complete with Christmas lights, a train display and a LOT of poinsettias! IMG_7835 IMG_7839We spent most of our time in the front room (with the train) and took advantage of the scavenger hunt they offered for kids ...IMG_7838Afterwards, we walked through the rest of the conservatory. I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it was inside. IMG_7840 IMG_7841 IMG_7843Our favorites were the water fall and fish ...IMG_7845 IMG_7847We had hoped to walk around the garden area afterwards, but it is closed this time of year (a good reason to go back), but did walk the grounds a bit. We even found a children's garden that will be blooming in the spring.

So if you are looking for something to do over the break, this is a great option in Indy. Garfield Park and their Conservatory Crossing. The cost is affordable ($3/person or $8/family) and gets you out of the house in the cold weather. And if you feel up to it, there is a local library branch right next door.

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