Carmel – Things to do with your Team

Carmel, Indiana and the surrounding towns of Westfield, Fishers, and Noblesville are a hotbed for amateur sports. Located just 16 miles from downtown Indianapolis, Carmel is a great place to bring a team to compete in a tournament. So great in fact that it was once voted MCNBC’s #1 best city to live in the country! You gotta love it! So when your games are done and you are looking for some great activities for the team and your families to fill the time, here are some suggestions to consider for your travel itinerary.


Historic Ghost Walk Tours

Historic Ghost Walk Tours in towns such as Carmel, Westfield, Sheridan, Hortonville, Broad Ripple Village, and Noblesville are becoming quite the thing to do in Indianapolis and its environs. Tortured souls are everywhere, and the strife-ridden land of the pioneers contains its own especially twisted populace. Ghost Bus tour groups and walking groups are limited to 25-35 people, depending on the type of tour. Reservations are now required, and can be made over the phone or online. Private tours are available. What a great way to learn about the area’s mysterious history.


Eagle Creek Park

Carmel - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWith 1,400 acres of water and 3,900 acres of forest, Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the nation, offering unmatched opportunities for recreation, enjoyment, and discovery of nature. Eagle Creek Park is located in northwest Indianapolis just 17 miles from Carmel, but well worth the drive.  The park has a wide variety of facilities including a Swimming Area, Marina, Water Sports through Eagle Creek Outfitters, the Earth Discovery Center, and the Ornithogy Center nature centers, Eagle Creek Golf Club, Trails a restaurant, and more. 7840 W 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46254

Also in Eagle Creek Park is Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course. When is the last time you did something for the first time? Go Ape is an unparalleled outdoor adventure experience. Their mission is to inspire everyone to live life adventurously. Take an exhilarating self-guided two to three hour journey through the forest canopy. Tackle dangling obstacles, explore the trees from a new perspective, and fly around on multiple zip lines from exciting heights. Their Treetop Adventure & Treetop Junior courses are guaranteed to deliver laughter, smiles, and a sense of accomplishment. A Go Ape Treetop Adventure is perfect for everyone including, friends, families, companies, and teams. 5901 Delong Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254


Laser Flash

Laser Flash invites you to come and be a part of an amazing gaming experience. Featuring over 12,000 square feet of fun, with 7,800 square feet of that for laser tag with a variety of game formats, this place operates on multiple levels. It’s Indiana’s premier laser tag center. Sessions last a full 40 minutes, with three games of laser tag each session. 42 people can play at once. Beyond the full service Laser Tag area, there’s a party and meeting space with arcade. The arcade features over 40 games with a huge selection of the best prizes.  If you’re there during the week, arcade games are half price on Mondays and Wednesday is BOGO, which means you buy one session and get your next one free. Then there’s always $12 Tuesday! Consider doing a Hassle Free Party package or Build a Bash. Sit down with the family for a meal in the on-site pizzeria. 617 Third Avenue, S.W. Carmel, Indiana, IN 46032


Monon Community Center and Waterpark

This exceptional family fun center and waterpark has almost too many amenities to list. Start with surfing the FlowRideR for the older kids. Take the little ones to the zero-depth Activity or Kiddie Pool. Everybody should enjoy the Lazy River, Lily Pads, and Plunge Slide. The Wall has the amazing AquaClimbR 3D Ice dimension for extra-special scaling attempts. The Lap Pool has six 25-meter lanes. 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032


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Connor Prairie Park

Connor Prairie Park in nearby Fishers is one of the largest attractions in the region and one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country. They have a long history of innovation that spans the fields of science, history, art, and nature. Once there, every guest has the opportunity to pursue fun and knowledge in a way that is tailored to them. In a time where people are rushing around and everyone is in a hurry to get to soccer practice or ballet class, they provide families with multi-generational opportunities to come together, interact and learn in new and unique ways in the heart of Indiana. Each and every day, they inspire curiosity and foster meaningful interaction with unique, engaging experiences that don’t exist anywhere else. Take a look at all of the activities for your team on their website. 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038


Hoosier Heights Indianapolis              

Another attraction in Carmel is Hoosier Heights Indianapolis. Hoosier Heights offers the best indoor climbing experience in the city, suitable for all climbers – from the first time beginner to the 5.14 expert lead climbers. Climbers and staff come together at Hoosier Heights for one main reason: A unified passion for climbing. 9850 Mayflower Park Drive, Carmel, IN


Strawtown Koteewi Park

Carmel - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsStrawtown Koteewi Park, 10 miles northwest of Carmel in Noblesville, is a must see for any history buff. The park has become a site of archaeological activity in recent years, with students from Ball State University, IPFW, Indiana University, and Indiana State University contributing their time to the collection and curation of artifacts found in the park. If history doesn’t interest you, this 750-acre park also includes a canoe launch on the White River for boating and fishing, nature trails for hiking or cycling, equestrian trails for riding, and wetlands and prairies for enjoying the park’s natural beauty. Check out Koteewi Archery, a state-of-the-art target and shooting range, along with Koteewi Aerial Trail Adventures treetop trails and zip lines that provide thrills for everyone at every skill level! 12302 E Strawtown Avenue, Noblesville, IN 46060


Escape Room Fishers

Escape Rooms are the rage in the country right now. Escape Room Fishers found its roots in an escape room that its owners went to in Bucharest. Here your group will be enclosed in a secret room, with no obvious way out, and given only 60 minutes to find the puzzles and the answers to escape. Fun for all! Ready, get set, go! 8890 East 116th St., Suite 210, Fishers, IN 46038


The north side of Indianapolis, especially near Carmel, has plenty of kid-friendly attractions to enjoy throughout the year. If you can squeeze a few of these attractions into your visit, you’re sure to create a memorable travel experience for the team.