Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2014

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March/April 2014 • 32 The Great Outdoors For great hiking ideas, check out this issue's 'Top 10' on page 10. Southern Indiana is home to any number of beauti- ful trails that are easily among the best ways to take in the outdoors. One of the best ways to spend a beautiful day outdoors is on the water. Patoka Lake (www.patokalakeindiana.com) has multiple marinas and rental companies ofering boats for all budgets and able to accommodate groups of all sizes—from small fshing boats, to pontoons and party barges, to house- boats. Whether you spend a day or a week on the lake, you're sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. For even more adventure on the water, consider canoeing the Blue River. Cave Country Canoes (www.cavecountryca- noes.com) ofers half-day, full-day, and two-day trips in ca- noes and/or kayaks. Feel the need for speed? Take your family to the Salem Speedway (www.salemspeedway.com) or Clarksville's Sportsdrome Speedway (www.sportsdromeonline.com) for an afternoon or evening taking in some of the area's fastest cars. Science, Museums and History There's no reason your family's day trip can't be incred- ibly fun and also educational. There are tons of great venues celebrating the rich history of our area and making learning fun and interesting for the whole family. Here are three great children's museums — all featuring a variety of hands-on ex- hibits and activities for youngsters — and they're all just a short day trip away! Kidscommons Community Children's Museum 309 Washington Street, Columbus www.kidscommons.org WonderLab Museum of Science, Health & Technology 308 West Fourth Street, Bloomington www.wonderlab.org cMoe: Children's Museum of Evansville 22 S. E. Fifth Sreet, Evansville www.cmoekids.org April Showers...and more Even if the weather out- side is less than delightful, there are still places to have a great time with your whole family. For example, head to French Lick Re- sort/West Baden for indoor go-karting (www.flwbindoork- arting.com); a day of waterpark fun at Big Splash Adventure indoor waterpark (www.bigsplashad- venture.com); or Lazer Tag and Min- iature Golf (www. frenchlickshotz.com). There's tons of indoor fun! The resort also has fun for the big kids in the family or a hard- working teacher. Check out the Spa at French Lick or the Spa at West Baden for re- laxation that yo won't want to miss. Or check out the resort's four golf courses, mountain biking trails, horseback rid- ing, bike rentals, carriage rides, bowling alley, histori- cal tours, indoor sports like basketball and tennis, and multiple dining opportuni- ties for any palate. For more information vis- it www.frenchlick.com. // Stay in town The scenic Patoka Lake is easily enjoyed by boat for most of the year. Big Splash Adventure indoor water- park offers tropical fun no matter the temperatures outside. Getting the most back starts with getting the most expertise. Taxes are complicated. Getting your taxes done isn't enough - you need your taxes done right. That's where we come in. We hire and train the most qualified tax professionals to ensure you claim every credit and deduction you deserve so you get your maximum refund. Guaranteed.¶ Call today to make your appointment. 7600 State RD 64, Suite E, Georgetown, IN 47122 812-951-3332 ©2013 HRB Tax Group, Inc. MarchApril 2014.indd 32 2/23/14 8:43 PM

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