Love is in the air this month and if you’re looking for an affordable option to take your sweetie out, look no further than the Access Pass attractions. There’s no need to play cupid because you’ll fall in love with these Access Pass attractions date night (or day!) ideas:
Nature Walk at Conner Prairie
Go on a romantic stroll at Conner Prairie’s Nature Walk, a 1.2-mile trail that winds through winds, past prairie lands, and near water and farmland. Along the way, you’ll encounter local flora and wildlife and learn more about this land was used in the past.
Cole Porter Room at the Indiana Historical Society
Take your date back into time to a cabaret-style setting complete with New York City style straight from the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. The Cole Porter Room honors the Indiana-born composer and songwriter in a jazzy setting with photographs, film montages, and a digital grand piano livening up the space with music. It’s a fun place to explore with a special someone, enjoying the tunes and learning more about Porter’s rise to fame.
Basketball court at the NCAA Hall of Champions
If you and your honey are looking for an active date, head over to the NCAA Hall of Champions and challenge one another to a game of one-on-one in the 1930s retro gymnasium. Competitive couples can also try their hands at virtual soccer, try out the ski simulator, and see who can jump the highest. Afterwards, log some more steps and burn some more calories walking along the downtown canal.
Lilly House at Newfields
Even if your relationship isn’t at the buy-a-house stage, you can still tour one of the most famous houses in Indianapolis with your date. The Lilly House at Newfields served as the home for J.K. Lilly, Jr. and now sits on the National Historic Landmark list. You’ll see many of the Lilly’s personal items and belongings throughout the home, as well as a 20th century car in the garage on loan from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Browse the Native Art at Eiteljorg
Boasting one of the largest collections of Native American and Western art in the United States, the Eiteljorg provides a quiet retreat for your Valentine’s Day date. The collection shows off the diversity and breadth of the artists and their cultures featured, highlighting artists like Harry Fonseca (Maidu/Nisenan/Portuguese/Hawaiian) and Wendy Red Star (Crow). The Native American art collection includes many items of many different materials from many Native nations.