Good morning Columbus. What you need to know — drone video of Sports Legends Experience in Indy; chaotic end at state legislature; Columbus tearoom; one intense training regime

Greetings Columbus —

You might know that the New York Times named The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis one of the 10 Coolest Museums in the World.

Well, what gets unveiled in a few days just might put it in the Top 5. The big public reveal of the $38.5 million, 7.5 acre Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience is Saturday.

You’ll have no excuse not to get your game on. Reporter Ryan Trares is sore after his looksee at the indoor/outdoor playground where you can pretend you’re Reggie Miller swishing treys against the hated New York Knicks and much more.

Trares writes:

The Sports Legends Experience unfolds like a sports lover’s dream.

Replica versions of basketball courts, football fields, baseball diamonds and drag racing strips are set up in different areas of the experience. Pedal cars set up on a small oval track let you experience the Brickyard on a smaller scale.

World-renowned golf course designer Dye and his wife, Alice, gave their expertise to create a unique putting course that featured replicas of some of his most famous holes from around the world.

A running track and fitness equipment stations weave around the entire campus. Signs at each station will give tips on how to play, while facilitators will be available to teach people how to properly use all of the equipment and games.

Each area is designed to accommodate visitors of all ages, sizes and ability levels. Adaptations to the equipment make it accessible for anyone to use.

Click here for a complete rundown of all the features and activities.

Here’s what else you need to know —

State legislature 2018: It’s over.
We are following up, but it sounds like there was plenty of chaos last night. The Associated Press reports: Among the bills that died were measures to boost school safety, allow for driver-less cars, increase gun rights and make adjustments to the tax system. Story here. The unfinished business led Gov. Eric Holcomb to tweet this —

Serving up history with good food.
Let’s get all prim and proper and have some fun. Tina’s Traditional English Tearoom in Columbus is putting on a dinner based on the Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice.” Next on the tearoom’s themed-dinner circuit: The Kentucky Derby and Royal Wedding Buffet to Celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. Read all about it here.

Jacob Bosecker is a Spartan Race competitor. Spartan races take place on an obstacle course. Course distances vary based on the difficulty level of the race the athlete decides to compete in. He is pictured at the Columbus Rock Gym in Columbus, Ind., Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Mike Wolanin | The Republic
Jacob Bosecker

This guy is intense.
You’ll think you’re a slug after reading about Columbus resident Jacob Bosecker. The Cummins employee competes in Spartan obstacle course racing and says: “My training methods may seem excessive to some people.” In his spare time he does a podcast too. Story here.

The Pences: Veep Mike helps brother Greg get cash in D.C.
Ahead of a fundraiser last night, Politico reported that:The vice president will host a donor event for Greg Pence at the Trump International Hotel in Washington. … The fundraiser is expected to raise around $300,000, according to a person close to the vice president.” Greg Pence of Columbus is seeking the GOP nomination for the 6th Congressional District seat currently held by Rep. Luke Messer. Mike Pence held the seat for 12 years.

Doggone good Instapic with a touch of our city’s cool design and architecture.

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Scarlett Syse is group editor of The Republic. Contact her at ssyse@therepublic.com.