Indiana August 08, 2019
8 Retro Places In Indiana That Will Transport You Back To The 1980s
If you miss the 1980s or wish you had been alive during that time, don’t fret. There are plenty of retro attractions around Indiana that let you experience the good old days. Check out these fun things to do.
1. Main Street Amusements
Featuring 40 retro games that will instantly transport you to the 1980s, this little-known spot will put you in just about any 80s movie. You'll find everything from pinball to the fortune teller to the claw game.
Address: 642 Main Street, Lafayette, IN, 47901
2. Fort Wayne Pinball
Pinball is the specialty here in a mess of different themes. All the games are set to open play, so it doesn't matter how many times you lose the ball.
Address: 14613 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46818
3. The Historic Artcraft Theatre
A grand and historic theatre, this place now shows classic films that are sure to take you back in time. What was more popular in the 1980s than going to see a movie? Nothing is more timeless than going to the cinema.
Address: 57 North Main Street, Franklin, IN, 46131
4. Brokaw Movie House
Yet another historical movie theater exists in northern Indiana. This place has been a traditional spot for new releases for many decades.
Address: 200 North Public Square, Angola, IN, 46703
5. Glenbrook Square
They say malls are dying out but Indiana has still got a few of them. This one in northeast Indiana is a classic.
Address: 4201 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805
6. Eastland Mall
If you're in the southern portion of the state, enjoy your mall experience here. Stores, a food court, and places to sit and hang out abound.
Address: 800 North Green River Road, Evansville, IN, 47715
7. Family Video
Of course, one of the best retro attractions you can find anywhere is a movie rental store, but the only ones left in Indiana are Family Videos. Other than Redbox, this is the only way to rent films nowadays, and it's still as wonderful as it was 30 years ago.
8. Oasis Diner
Hanging out at the local diner is definitely a pastime of the 1980s. It doesn't matter which one you go to. Most have similar menu items like burgers and shakes, tenderloins, and fried chicken.
Address: 405 West Main Street, Plainfield, IN, 46168
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What other retro attractions make you think you’re in the 1980s? Share your experiences and photos with us below in the comments.