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Unique Places for Teen Birthday Parties in Indianapolis

by
author image Lee Grayson
Lee Grayson has worked as a freelance writer since 2000. Her articles have appeared in publications for Oxford and Harvard University presses and research publishers, including Facts On File and ABC-CLIO. Grayson holds certificates from the University of California campuses at Irvine and San Diego.
Unique Places for Teen Birthday Parties in Indianapolis
Teen partygoers in Indianapolis can celebrate birthdays by taking a spin on the area's professional racetrack. Photo Credit Chris Graythen/Getty Images Sport/Getty Images

Young children enjoy inflatable jumping toys, magicians and clowns for birthday celebrations, but many teens hope to move onto more unique types of entertainment for the yearly milestone. Indianapolis, the capital city of Indiana, has a number of locations for teen birthday party celebrations. Many of these party places offer specific items to celebrate, including cakes, while others have only a special area or private room for revelers, and partygoers must bring in items for the birthday fete.

Sports Venues

Teen sport fans can celebrate the important birthday milestone at Indy's many sporting arenas and stadiums. The Circle City is home to the Colts football team, Pacers basketball club and the Indianapolis Indians, the minor league baseball feeder team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Begin the party with a tour of the stadium or field and then rent a suite, clubhouse or the playing field, depending on the size of the party and the amount of activity planned for the party. Rentals at Victory Stadium, the Indian's home field, for example, feature use of the dugout, helmets, bats and balls. Reserve the scoreboard, stadium lighting and public address system operators and a field crew to line and drag the field for play for a professional game experience.

Driving Parties

Most teens look forward to receiving a driver's license, and an Indy birthday party celebrating the important 16th birthday driving landmark can include a few laps around the track -- and not just any racetrack. The Indianapolis Speedway hosts the famous Indy 500 race each year and this facility also rents the driving track for teen-driving parties. Party programs include single- or two-seater car rides that take teenagers around the track at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour, group track laps and the Miles Ahead Teen Driving Training program that provides teen partygoers with basic tips about driving safety.

Animal Safari

No need to travel to the jungle to go on a teen birthday safari. The Indianapolis Zoo offers a place for teenagers to recognize a new birthday with an outdoor adventure featuring animals. Teens can hike through the Desert Dome or track the flight of bats in the zoo's behind-the-scenes tours during the evening hours. Larger party groups can schedule an overnight sleepover at the zoo that incorporates a tour of the animal exhibits after the zoo closes for the night. This tour explores the habit areas featuring forest, ocean, desert and plains animals. Employees also host special craft activities and games for overnight party events.

Arts and Crafts

Celebrate the birthday teen with a craft party at several Indy locations. This experience offers pottery making, mosaic design or craft entertainment that includes stringing beads and designing jewelry. Indianapolis' Beads Amore, Half-Baked Pottery and Kiln Creations offer group classes suitable for birthday partygoers.These locations offer unglazed pottery and small tiles to use in organized craft making projects, and help plan teen parties for crafters to complete projects as part of the birthday celebration.

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