Father’s Day Gifts for the Adventurous Dad

Does your dad consider himself adventurous or love an adrenaline rush? Here are five Father’s Day gift picks that are just for him.
Neckties next to a Happy Father's Day sign

If your father figure considers himself the adventurous type, he’ll get a kick out of one of these five local Father’s Day gift options. From driving supercars on a racetrack to swinging from the trees on a zipline, these gift ideas are sure to surprise him.


white helicopter with red strip on the side flying in the sky

For something that’s sure to give him an adrenaline rush, gift your dad an introductory thirty-minute trial lesson at the Helicopter Academy.

30-minute Helicopter Trial Lesson, $150 at Helicopteracademy.com.

Editor’s note: This lesson is no longer available, but you can find a local introductory helicopter lesson at Freedom Helicopters; call (317) 432-4525 for pricing information. 

a man in a dark shirt and shorts ziplining through a green forest

Set aside 2-3 hours this Father’s Day for an adventure at Go Ape! in Eagle Creek Park. The property boasts 40-foot-tall platforms with ziplines and numerous unique obstacles. Think of it as a big kid’s play area.

Go Ape! Treetop Adventure, starting at $54.95 at Goape.com.

a black brick wall with a gray drawing of a man with a race flag in his hand

Have a dad who is obsessed with cars? Treat him to a 30-minute private tour of “The Basement” of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, where the museum houses their most precious and priceless automotive artifacts and vehicles.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Basement Collection Tour, $150 per person at Imsmuseum.org.

orange, red, gray, and pink socks that have a yellow sun on it with an outline of a man with his hands in the air in front of the sun

These socks from Kristin Kohn’s Silver in the City will help your dad remember just how awesome and adventurous he is.

Adventure Man Men’s Crew Socks, $15.50 at Silverinthecity.com.

black and red race cars on lined up on a race track

Give your father figure the opportunity to ride along in or drive a supercar with Xtreme Xperience. Vehicle options at the Putnam Park Road Course include a Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Corvette, to name a few.

Ride-Along or Supercar Xperience, starting at $79 at Thextremexperience.com.

Samantha Kupiainen is a regular Indy Maven contributor who has had her Father’s Day gift planned for going on eight months now.

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