INDIANAPOLIS WEEKEND – Day 2 – The Children’s Museum

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The outside of Indy’s Children Museum

Our 2nd day was spent at the Children’s Museum, even though we didn’t have any children with us. What a SUPER place for kids of any age!  Our major reason for going was because the Museum has 8 of  China’s Terra Cotta Warriors on display.  But we also enjoyed the rest of the Museum as well. There was a train,  doll house, vintage toy and  ship wreck display  plus  a large display on what’s it’s like to live in China.  There was even a  glass tower and ceiling by Chihuly and lots, lots more to see !

Two great places to eat in Indy  that we discovered was the Mellow Mushroom, a casual pizza place, and Divvy’s, a tad fancier  but not stuffy,  with great food served in tapas style.

Indy was a fun mini vacation spot!

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This is the inside of the museum where the dinosaur is looking in – very clever!

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One of China’s Terra Cotta Warriors and his horse. ( There were 8 on display ). Experts believe there are 8000 soldiers, 130 chariots and 670 horses ( plus many more smaller artifacts) in the 5 acre tomb of China’s 1st emperor. They believe it took 700,000 laborers 40 years to create this tomb that would protect the emperor in his after life.

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Originally it is thought that the Warriors were all painted bright colors like this example.

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The warriors are life size and restored wonderfully.

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This is Reuben Well, the 35 foot, 55 ton steam engine that conquered the railroad’s steepest grade in the US in the 1890’s.

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Vintage toy exhibit

43 ft 18000 lbs

Chihuly glass tower is made from 3200 pieces of blown glass , is 43 feet tall and weighs 8000 pounds and is beautiful !.

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Chihuly glass ceiling is also beautiful and you can sit below it on a revolving circular bench to comfortably lean back and gaze above you to enjoy and study all of the shapes and colors .

Thanks for traveling with me!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy Weisser
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 15:30:06

    Thanks for the wonderful trip to Indianapolis, Jeannie! Love that Chiluly ceiling!!

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  2. Maureen Rauscher
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 07:38:23

    We’re never too old to be children!

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