Hook’s Drug Store Museum

Hook’s Drug Store Museum is a recreation of a 19th century drug store and ice cream soda fountain using artifacts (some quite rare) from around the Midwest. The museum is also a nod to John A. Hook, who opened the first Hook’s Drug Store in 1900 in Indianapolis. Many other stores followed, which were later acquired by various other companies. Call ahead to confirm hours of … Continue reading Hook’s Drug Store Museum

Boulevard Station

Boulevard Station is a historic train depot next to the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the Monon Trail. The station was built in 1922 and helped bring crowds across Indiana to the State Fairgrounds via the Monon Railroad. There were also depots in Broad Ripple (now BRICS ice cream shop), Nora and Carmel (now the home of the Carmel-Clay Historical Society). Directions View the depot from … Continue reading Boulevard Station

Monon Trail at Fall Creek Parkway Trail

Fall Creek Parkway Trail

The Fall Creek Parkway Trail is a paved path from George E. Kessler Park on 25th Street to Skiles Test Nature Park on the northeast side of Indianapolis. It follows Fall Creek through historic neighborhoods and connects with the Monon Trail just south of the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It’s a wooded and scenic ride that includes views of the creek and old bridges. In the … Continue reading Fall Creek Parkway Trail

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Indiana State Fairgrounds is next to the Monon Trail in Indianapolis. The Indiana State Fair is the big attraction in August, but there are also many other events that take place here throughout the year, including Indy Fuel hockey games, concerts, expos and festivals. Bike Directions Take the Monon Trail to approximately 40th Street for the Gate 18 entrance (yes, it is right off … Continue reading Indiana State Fairgrounds