So, you’re looking for Father’s Day celebration ideas? Well…. you’ve come to the right blog! We have the perfect itinerary for a dad in your life.
RV camping has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Millions of Americans look forward to their weekend campground escape, creating a home away from home to grill out, riding bikes, playing horseshoes, and hiking with their children and dogs. Wait, you may be saying “we don’t have an RV yet!” – that’s OK because we know a park that offers lakeside cabins so, read on. We say ditch the tie, suit, or typical Father’s Day gifts for a weekend of camping!
Look no further than Knightstown’s Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park conveniently located off I-70. This RV park is ideal for families. The park hosts a variety of activities for kids of all ages. Your kids will have plenty to do, like using the jump pad, pool, gem mining, or gaga ball.
Visit Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park to see all their amenities and make your reservations today.
The best part about Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is its close proximity to Knightstown! We’ve got a Father’s Day itinerary that will keep your family celebrating all day long. So, enjoy a Friday night at the RV park and spend Saturday exploring Knightstown and Henry County.
Celebrating Father’s Day in Knightstown
June is a wonderful time to enjoy all that Knightstown has to offer. We’ve created a list of things to do on Father’s Day that ensures the father of your kids or your own father has a wonderful weekend.
Start With Basketball History Tour
Kick off your Saturday morning by checking out why Henry County is the place where basketball lives by visiting Indiana’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame is in New Castle and has over 14,000 square feet dedicated to Indiana’s favorite pastime. On the main exhibition floor, you will find sections featuring Indiana’s own John Wooden, Oscar Robertson, and Larry Bird.
After visiting the Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle it’s time to make the short drive to Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym. If you aren’t familiar with the Hoosier Gym, it was used as the movie Hoosiers filming location for the Hickory Huskers’ home gym. However, it’s more than that today. Your father can take a few shots on the iconic gym floor and explore more basketball history.
After a busy day touring local museums the dad in your life may be ready to get his foodie fix. Well, we have some great lunch options. Whether your dad is cravin’ pulled pork nachos, tacos, pizza, or burgers we’ve got the restaurant you need to satisfy that craving! Check our full list of restaurants on our Where to Eat and Stay page.
Father’s Day Celebration Ideas Continued
Play A Round Of Disc Golf
With your bellies full it may be time to take on a quick game of disc golf so grab your discs and head over to one of our two disc golf courses. Nestled on 160 acres in Boondocks Event Barn & Lodge offers a beautiful but challenging course. There you’ll find 7 fairways at the woods edge and another 11 in thick hardwood forest with 60′ of elevation changes.
If you’re looking for more of a beginner course, look no further than the Montgomery Creek Disc Golf course. The 9-hole course is located in the community’s town park. This beginner-friendly course features two tees per hole and offers grass and asphalt pads.
Canoe or Kayak on the Big Blue River
If disc golf is not your dad’s hobby, kayaking or canoeing might be. If you’ve brought along your kayak or canoe you’ll want to check our launch spot on the Big Blue River. You’ll find the put-in at CR 350W bridge to take-out at 4th Street in Knightstown this paddle is approximately 6.5 miles on Big Blue River. You can learn more about the Big Blue River by visiting the Friends of the Big Blue River Facebook page.
Wishing All The Fathers Out There A Happy Father’s Day
We want to wish all those hardworking dads out there a wonderful and relaxing Father’s Day.
Now that you know a little more about Knightstown find out why Hoosiers Are Made here by planning a visit. We have multiple amenities to enjoy, including local restaurants, three bakeries, adorable boutiques, a winery, and a historic Airbnb. Learn more about what Knightstown has to offer. For more ideas of things to do in Knightstown visit GoKnightstown.com and for Henry County check out HoopsInHenry.com.
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