The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites plans to pump more than $10 million into the Indianapolis museum in White River State Park and more than $7 million into 11 historic sites it manages around the state.
The national association that accredits zoos and aquariums has given Mesker Park Zoo one year to fix maintenance concerns. Mesker Park is only one of four accredited zoos in Indiana.
This year’s attendance was hampered by excessive heat and nine days of precipitation that brought more than 4 inches of rain, officials said. Sunday, however, brought a record final-day crowd.
Officials say the park has already sold 10,000 more annual passes than last year, and general admission sales have increased.
A ride that carries Indianapolis Zoo visitors along an elevated track above the orangutan exhibit is scheduled to reopen after being closed for almost a year.
Tundra, a 29-year-old polar bear at the Indianapolis Zoo, is being moved to the Detroit Zoo, officials said Monday.
Longtime civic and political leader Carolene Mays-Medley will replace Robert Whitt, who is stepping down to become president of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co.
California-based Apex Parks Group says it began millions of dollars in work last fall after completing its purchase of the park along Lake Shafer near Monticello in northwestern Indiana.
The Senate passed the measure 33-17 one day after a group of environmentalists delivered to Gov. Mike Pence's office petitions bearing roughly 10,000 signatures from people opposed to the project.
Visit Indy officials are aiming to begin site inspections of White River’s downtown banks this year to determine the feasibility and costs associated with developing tourist attractions there.
The museum is arguably the Indy area’s most magnetic force, luring visitors from virtually every state in the country and six of seven continents.
An autumn campaign targeting the Chicago area sparked $156 in visitor spending for every marketing dollar spent, tourism officials said.
Local philanthropists Frank and Katrina Basile have contributed $225,000 toward a fundraising campaign for renovating the theater, which will be renamed for the couple.
Museum officials estimate the statue, which they hope to unveil as part of Indiana's bicentennial celebration in 2016 and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Riley's death, will cost $40,000 to $45,000.
After several tests, engineers have certified that the roof is now fully operable, according to a written statement from the Indiana State Convention and Building Authority.
A local not-for-profit created the sea of 250 flags—on display through Saturday—in part to raise money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund. Organizers hope it will become an annual event.