• Posted in: Misc Mondays Misc Monday: John Muir’s Vision Lost and Found

    The great naturalist John Muir lost his sight in an industrial accident in Indianapolis in March 1867. (Courtesy New York Public Library Digital Collections) Mystics and scientists alike have often found that there’s a strange...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Forest Manor Park

    Welcome to Forest Manor Park, established in 1937 Welcome to Forest Manor Park on Indianapolis’s east side. This 18.8 acre neighborhood park was established in 1937, to meet the needs of families moving out of the...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Skiles Test Nature Park

    Welcome to Skiles Test Nature Park Just across the street from Woollens Garden you’ll find another of the city’s most primitive parks, Skiles Test Nature Park.  There’s no better place to take in the sites...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Woollens Garden

    The northeast section of Interstate 465 is one of Indianapolis’s busiest roads.  Travelers speed through it on their morning commute, perhaps unaware that one of the City’s most picturesque parks lies beneath this road, just...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Brookside Park

    One of my favorite things about Indianapolis is that the city has something for everyone.  Whether you’re looking for unique cuisine, world-class art, kid-friendly activities, or the thrill of a sporting event, you can find...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In the Park: Marott Park

    Welcome to Marott Park! Long before Indiana became a state, it was a lush forest filled with elm, ash, and oak trees.  It was said that a squirrel could travel from Ohio to Illinois by...

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  • Posted in: In the Park In The Park: Holliday Park

    “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I...

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