You-review-it Monday: 100 Acres and more

What did you see, hear or otherwise experience this weekend?

June 21, 2010
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art's new art and nature park was the place to be this weekend. And the crowd came out on Sunday. I'll be writing about it for my upcoming IBJ column. But, in the meantime, what are your thoughts on the park and its kick-off works?

There's a chance, of course, that you opted to wait to visit the IMA's new backyard attraction. Then what did you do? Check in with "Jersey Boys" at the Murat or "High School Musical" at Beef & Boards? (My thoughts on both can be found here.) Or was the wait for "Toy Story 3" too much to stand?

Tell what you saw, heard or otherwise experienced this weekend.

Your thoughts?

  • Another "Must See" for Indianapolis
    Sunday morning I biked the 100 Acre trails (only mountain bikes will work), stopping to reflect on the art and the well-crafted bridges and buildings. I look forward to returning with family and friends to share thoughts about this mind-expanding addition.
  • Simply Fabulous
    This is truly a "must see" in Indy and a wonderful addition to the culture we get to experience here. Even kids can enjoy the art and sculpture (you could tell by the kids having fun climbing on the benches around the lake and running through the "basketball court" at the opening yesterday)! Wear comfortable shoes. Take a picnic. Plan to spend time to enjoy the beauty.
    The performance art at the opening yesterday was a wonderful addition as well - added even more life to the art. I hope they continue to include that aspect!!
  • Hot
    Boring and hot!!
  • 100 Acres Biking
    Brock: I thought you were not allowed to bike on the trails. Because I wanted to do that myself, but I read that bicycles were not allowed on the trails. True?
  • Hotter
    Very hot. It's a great place to visit if you enjoy being bombarded by politically correct, environmentally-bent, left-wing art...
  • 100 Acres
    We really enjoyed the 100 Acres opening but are still recovering from the heat. Wow, it was hot. Might not be a bad idea to include a water sculpture for some cooling off ...
  • Bicycles
    Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I work at the IMA, and I did want to answer the bicycle question. While we want to encourage people to ride bicycles to the park, the trails were designed for people on foot, and are not made for bicycles. We'd love for visitors to continue to ride to the park, and to secure their bikes at the bike racks provided at both entrances before entering.

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