Monday, January 30

6 Places to Go if You aren't Going to Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI is the once-in-a-lifetime event no one in Indiana wants to miss. Or don’t they?­
Although the festivities will be glorious, there might be some who are comfortable with not attending (the sure-to-be best-ever) Super Bowl XLVI.
Image provided by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
The football spectacle will bring an extra 150,000 folks to the downtown area, along with the accompanying parking, traffic and crowd issues. If you are not one of those 150,000 fans then here's the list for you. Proving there is more than football in Indiana, here are 6 Places to Go if you are not wanting to hang out at the Super Bowl Village, or anywhere near downtown, for that matter.

And, just in case you want to keep an eye on the game without attending, some of the places making the list have televisions onsite to check the score.
  1. Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre-Located far north of the craziness which will ensue, the live theater venue has on stage Dixie Swim Club, (review here) Steel Magnolias-meets-Golden Girls comedy for those wanting to laugh, rather than scream at football fumbles. Website: BeefandBoards.com
  2. Conner Prairie-Hearthside Dinners are a family friendly activity that makes learning about history fun. Website: ConnerPrairie.org
  3. Hoosier Park Racing and Casino-Located outside the circle of madness, in Anderson, the casino offers almost 200 slot machines, poker tables and several restaurants for those wanting to bet on something besides the pigskin. Website: HoosierPark.com
  4. Paoli Peaks-Skiing, snowboarding or curling up in front of the massive fireplace are all available on Super Bowl Sunday. Website: PaoliPeaks.com
  5. French Lick Resort-Escaping from all the hustle is easy in this southern Indiana getaway. Spas, restaurants and nearby shopping allow you to relax resort style. Website: FrenchLickResort.com
  6. Mallow Run Winery-Winter Warmup Weekend, in Bargersville, dishes up soup, warm bread and desserts along with live music and wine tastings. Website: MallowRun.com
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

2 comments:

Dyan Duncan said...

Thanks for including us in your round-up!

Elizabeth J. Musgrave said...

Absolutely!