We were lucky to get a room at the 21c Museum Hotel, since it was a last-minute decision to go. This hotel was rated by Conde Nast Traveler as the best hotel in the US and 6th best in the world in 2009! Five historic 19th century tobacco and bourbon warehouse buildings were renovated in 2006 to house a contemporary art museum, the hotel, and a restaurant. There is art everywhere you look in this unique, 90-room boutique hotel - much of it a little strange. But some of it was humorous, like the red penguins that line the outside of the building and can be found migrating inside to different locations throughout the day. Originally, they were in Venice as part of an outdoor exhibit before they became a defining element at the 21c.
|Grace found the perfect hat for the occasion!|
|The names of all 138 winners line the walls.|
Those in gold were Triple Crown winners.
|Notice this year's winner - I'll Have Another - |
on the sign behind them!
They also let you hold the actual bats some famous pros used in games - like the Mickey Mantle's bat Kyle is holding here.
The next day we visited the BEST water park any of us have ever been to. It is called Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana. They had the most amazing water slides and everything was accessible for a child that is at least 42 inches tall. My brave girl tried everything! We don't have any photos of this adventure because we were all just having fun getting soaking wet (but we can count it as #10 on the Summer Fun Jar list)!