You haven't gone on a date in awhile — too long — and are searching for some romantic new ideas. If you close your eyes, it's like you're in Italy Listed on their website as "the one proposal destination in the state of Indiana," a gondola ride by Old World Gondoliers is a way for any couple to try something new. Each gondolier serenades boat riders while moving down the canal in Downtown Indianapolis. Sweethearts have the option of private or public gondola rides and even wedding packages.
Are you really living if you haven't watched a movie under the stars in the back of a pickup truck snuggled up to that special someone?
Tibbs Drive-in, the only drive-in left in Indianapolis, has been around since Boasting four screens, they're open every night except Tuesdays and have a concession stand. The best part about Tibbs? You get two movies for the price of one. The movies play back-to-back. Drive-ins : Other locations around Indiana. If your partner doesn't know how to golf, use this time to get closer by teaching them the correct technique to swing. If neither of you know how to golf, that's fine too because Top Golf is not a golf course. Top Golf is a multi-leveled tee-off venue with private bays for your group, allowing for groups of people to participate double date maybe?
They offer competitive golf games for people of all ages and skill types. They also have over HDTVs, a food and drink menu and a rooftop terrace with a fire pit to relax and look at the stars. Take a trip to Butler University's Holcomb Observatory, one of the largest observatories in the world. Built init boasts various telescopes of all sizes and a digital planetarium where you and your date can lay back, hold hands and feel like your escaping to another world. This summer they are doing a full dome planetarium feature called 'Dawn of the Space Age' to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo The only areas that are wheelchair accessible are the Planetarium and lobby areas.
There is no elevator to the telescope viewing area. The Koteewi Archery Range is huge — like Olympic huge -- with 96 shooting lanes and 33 targets inside of it. May the odds be ever in your favor.
For all the nature lovers out there, this one's for you. Sprawling trails, a gurgling creek and endless picnic sites are just some of the things that make Fort Harrison State Park a romantic date you won't forget. There's a museum that visitors can visit to view exhibits about the lives of the soldiers who actually used Fort Harrison. There's also a saddle barn where you can go horseback riding along different trails, a perfect opportunity for you and your partner to explore nature together.
Dress up, get your hair done and take a romantic night out to see a show by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra performs at various places around town with one of their most popular destinations being at Conner Prairie listed below: you could do Conner Prairie by day and the symphony at night! For over 38 years the symphony has been putting this on playing classics like Queen, the Rolling Stones and Smokey Robinson.
It's a unique opportunity for you and your date to rock out, dance or do whatever brings you closer together.
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For all the history buffs out there, escape to the past with the one you love. Help each other make candles in Prarietown, learn about the history of the Lenape Indians in their camp and see if your partnership could have survived in the new age of the frontier. Top it all off with an Sunset Balloon Voyage. If you're scared of heights, just squeeze your partner tight and focus on the sensational view of Conner Prairie at sundown.
They are open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10 a. According to their website, here they "take the performing arts — and having fun — very seriously. They serve food and drinks that can be delivered to your table during the shows so you and your date can focus on each other.
If you plan on dining with them, they recommend showing up an hour before show time. Situated on the south side of Indianapolis, Mallow Run Winery is a place to indulge.
And to answer an important question, they do have complimentary wine tasting. They also have their Picnic Concert Series.
Every weekend the winery will have live music, food and wine. They usually bring in smaller, local bands so you and your partner can experience some different music for a night while sipping away under the stars. Bring your own blankets, food and drinks. No you are not meeting gorillas on this date unfortunately. Go Ape is a treetop adventure located in Eagle Creek Park right outside of Indianapolis where you and your partner can be the real-life Tarzan and Jane.
Customers go 40 feet into the air to get the scenic view of Indianapolis and Eagle Creek Park. There are some height and weight restrictions as well as a minimum age of If you're afraid of heights, just make sure to hold your partner's hand super tight and ask for a kiss as motivation. You want to know what's cute?
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The dolphins at the dolphin show at the zoo. You want to know what's cuter? Watching your partner freak out at seeing the cute dolphins at the dolphin show. There's also have a dolphin viewing area that will make you and your date feel like you're in an underwater wonderland. They've got an animal everyone can fall in love with and areas for getting personal with small animals, like the budgerigars feeding area.
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Formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Newfields is the perfect place to go see unique and colorful art inside and out. Every summer they host a film series where you can sit in their amphitheater and watch movies under the stars. There are also extensive gardens photo shoot, anyone? And don't forget to get a picture with Robert Indiana's "Love" sculpture to remember your date.
Not your everyday bar, a couple could spend hours at Punch Bowl Social. Not only do they have a unique menu, serving items such as "A Pig, A Duck, and Some Cheese Walk Into A Bar," they also have a unique vibe, with bowling alley and karaoke room in the building. You can also rent board games for a small price and there's an arcade.
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Things to do : 14 romantic restaurants in Indy. Take it from someone who has gone to a show, Comedy Sportz is a comedy show that's worth the time.
The red and blue team compete against each other in an all-improvised, audience interactive show for all ages. If you're 17 and over you can get tickets to their late night offerings which involve comedy that's a bit more IndyStar reporter Justice Amick at jamick gannett. Follow her on Twitter: JusticeAmick.
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