Visit Indy, the Hoosier Capital! Here's What To Do and See in Indianapolis, Indiana
Local Things to See and Do
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum The museum was founded in 1925 through the stewardship and inspiration of Mary Stewart Carey (1859–1938), a citizen of Indianapolis.
Speedway Indoor Karting
1067 N Main St, Speedway, IN 46224
Speedway Indoor Karting is a brand-new, top-notch indoor karting facility that is just a few blocks from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It offers visitors of all ages and skill levels the chance to experience racing.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Located in Speedway, Indiana, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a track for car racing in the United States. It used to be the site of the United States Grand Prix and is now the venue for the Verizon 200 and the Indianapolis 500.
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. It replaced the RCA Dome as the home field of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts and opened on August 16, 2008.
125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Gainbridge Fieldhouse is an indoor arena located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The arena is the home of the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association and the Indiana Fever of the Women's National Basketball Association.
What To Eat
St. Elmo's Steakhouse
127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Since 1902, St. Elmo Steak House has served as a landmark in Indianapolis' downtown. It is one of the oldest restaurants still operating in Indiana, and it is well-known across the country for its top-notch steaks, seafood, chops, and attentive service. You HAVE to try their renowned St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail!
This 5-block neighborhood, popularly referred to as Mass Ave, is abundant with theaters, restaurants, art galleries, and several unique, independent stores. The restaurants include Slapfish, Bazbeaux Pizza, BurgerFuel, Hedge Row Bistro, Ball & Biscuit, Burnside Inn, The Oakmont, The Tap, The Garden Table, BRU Burger Bar, & Bakersfield Tacos, Tequila & Whiskey.
Caplinger's Fresh Catch
7460 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Caplinger's Fresh Catch is a casual lunch place with the best-fried fish sandwich in town. Fresh seafood is flown into Caplinger's every day! You can order your catfish, perch, shrimp, calamari, salmon, or other selections cooked to your specifications at the counter or you can have your fish packaged so you can cook it yourself later at home!
Ripple Bagel and Deli
850 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
The unique steamed bagels at this tiny deli on Broad Ripple Avenue are what keep customers coming back for more. They also provide large sandwiches, soups, and salads. A variety of bagels can be topped with bacon, sausage, turkey, roast beef, corned beef, or pastrami for breakfast and lunch.
What To Drink
Bar One Fourteen
114 E 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205
The Patachou restaurant group is still growing, and the latest addition is a tiny "microbar" the size of a speakeasy run by Martha Hoover's chef-trained son David. As a result, the menu offers a variety of premium gastropub fare (words like butter-poached, smoked roe and confit appear on the brief menu) as well as a carefully chosen wine list.
Tappers Arcade Bar
501 Virginia Ave #102, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Embrace your inner child while taking use of adulthood's perks. You may order Clustertruck or have your Rook cuisine delivered from the restaurant next door to the bar in addition to enjoying a fantastic tap list consisting of regional favorites while playing video games. Play is free, but parking is a pain, especially on a busy night, so spare yourself the hassle and spend the extra money on a Lyft.
Hotel Tango Distillery
702 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hotel Tango started its life as a simple distillery, hoping to use its bar as more of a tasting spot than a fully-functioning Fletcher Place hot spot. But the huge stone fireplace calls to chilly Hoosiers like a siren song, and the rustic, comforting interior makes you feel like you’re having a drink in a friend’s mountainside cabin.
La Revolucion Cafe & Bar
1132 Prospect St, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Tucked back behind the wide-open, bright yellow dining room of Revolucion is a little slice of low-lit, tropical heaven. In the summer, the huge patio makes you feel like you’re on vacation, and in the winter the close quarters of the Tiki Lounge make you feel like you’re in a secret equatorial speakeasy.
What To See
Indianapolis Museum of Art Newfields
4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Fifteen minutes north of Monument Circle is the Indianapolis Museum of Art, part of the Newfields campus and one of the nation's largest and oldest general art museums.
The Downtown Canal Walk’s 3-mile loop is a popular urban respite for fitness enthusiasts and serenity-seekers alike. This Downtown waterfront is dotted with pedal boats and gondolas, bicycles, surreys, and even segways.
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Triple accredited as a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanic garden, visitors can experience all of these attractions for one admission price. Open year-round with 64 acres of indoor and outdoor habitats, the Indianapolis Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals of approximately 230 species as well as 47,000 plant specimens.
850 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Bottleworks gets its fun name from the historic site it now occupies: the iconic Indianapolis Coca-Cola Bottling Plant. The district includes 12 acres of mixed-use development, a boutique hotel, a theater, and the first food hall the city has ever seen. The Bottleworks District is the ideal place to visit!
9100 Westfield Blvd. Indianapolis, IN 46240
The Monon Trail is a rails-to-trails paved path spanning through Central Indiana, connecting to downtown Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. The Monon Trail starts in Hamilton County, Indiana at the 96th Street trailhead in Carmel and stretches more than 25 miles.
Fountain Square Brewery
1301 Barth Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Tucked into a quiet, residential neighborhood on the southeast side of Indianapolis, Fountain Square Brew Co. has been serving up an ever-changing selection of craft beer since 2011.
Fort Harrison State Park
6000 N Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Fort Harrison, sometimes called Fort Ben, is an Indiana state park located in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, and occupies part of the former site of Fort Benjamin Harrison.
2345 Pagoda Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Garfield Park Conservatory of Indianapolis is a 10000 square foot tropical Conservatory, 3-acre Sunken Garden, and Children's Garden.
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