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Things to Do in Indianapolis

Top Attractions in Indianapolis


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  • madmax1965
    Carmel, IN266 contributions
    fun place to bring kids too, very hands on, kids have a great time hear, learning all sorts of new things
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • 64Jag
    Earlysville, VA343 contributions
    Prior to the visit, I never would have thought it would be a highlight of a central US journey. I have watched this race for decades and never realized the sheer size of the facility. A 2.5 mile oval takes up a lot of space. Never had any idea there was a golf course here to include several holes within the oval. The museum has a great collection of vintage and modern cars. The docents are very knowledgeable. The movie was a disappointment. They could do so much better in 4D to capture the sights and sounds of an actual race.
    Paid $10 extra for the one lap in a van track tour. Money well spent. You get a feel of the track banking. Walking on the track is an experience. The diamond groove is very deep and coarse. Tires can’t last long on that surface. Seeing the yard wide brick finish while looking down the straight-away - priceless.
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,645 contributions
    The Indianapolis Museum of Art is an encyclopedic art museum that is the cornerstone of Newfields, a 152-acre campus that also houses Lily House, the Gardens at Newfields, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park and the Bear Garden. Located at the corner of North Michigan Road and West 38th Street, northwest of Crown Hill Cemetery, about three miles north of downtown Indianapolis, it is the ninth oldest and eighth largest encyclopedic museum in the United States. Its permanent collection represents cultures from all over the world, spans over 5,000 years and comprises of over 54,000 works, including African, American, Asian and European. Significant areas are neo-impressionist paintings, Japanese paintings of the Edo period, Chinese ceramics and bronzes, South Pacific, ancient art of the Mediterranean, American paintings and sculpture, works by J.M.W. Turner and paintings, sculptures and prints by Paul Gauguin. The textile and fashion art collection is made up of 7,000 items, including 20th century custom designed costumes by Givenchy, Chanel and Balmain. Notable pieces include an Imperial Russian court dress by designer Charles Frederick Worth and a Ming Dynasty silk panel. The Van Gogh exhibit is gone but Monet's vivid colors and Rembrandt's self-portrait remain on display. Also works by Cezanne, Picasso, O'Keeffe, Hopper, Calder, LeWitt, Sherman, Lichtenstein, Chagall and Matisse. Also view the galleries of art from Asia, ancient Greece, South America and beyond.
    Written 30 May 2022
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  • KMB_GA
    Atlanta, GA1,113 contributions
    Visited for the CFP game Georgia vs. Alabama. The stadium was clean and had decent views even from the nosebleed seats - minus some unfortunate puking in a bathroom or two from drunk fans. Only major complaint was it was very dark in the higher sections. It didn’t stop you from seeing the game, but you couldn’t see people seated next to you overly well. Easily to get around; seats were easy to find. Fun experience; I’m sure its great when the Colts are in town too.
    Written 19 February 2022
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  • Maltipoo16
    New York848 contributions
    Had so much fun exploring Indianapolis while walking the city walk through the canal. You are able to see so many parts of the city that can’t be seen from the streets. There are bikes and boats for rental to enjoy, as well as vendors selling drinks and ice cream novelties. The views of Indianapolis from the canal were absolutely beautiful!
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • wetandhappy
    Poole, UK228 contributions
    As a visitor to the U.S. we always try to catch to vibe of a live sporting event and whilst staying in Indy spent an evening at Victory Field.
    It was clean, well organised, safe and fun for all.
    Really enjoyed our night as well as The Indians winning 👍💪🏼.
    Thanks
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • jilejon
    Gilbert, AZ193 contributions
    It's a small to medium size zoo, I think it took us 5 or 6 hrs, taking our time going through the exhibits. The volunteers were nice and provided good info about the animals. The road that Google maps took us through was a little rough.
    Written 12 June 2022
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  • Ron
    Long Island, NY2 contributions
    Beautiful site with excellent historical and period pieces. Jamie provided a very thorough and personal tour. Outstanding! I became very familiar with this lesser known president and his political realities. Thank you.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Steve M
    Pulaski, TN349 contributions
    This is a beautiful Monument in the center of the city. My wife and I rode the elevator to the top. The elevator is small and cramped. Once you get off, there are some narrow steps you have to climb. If you are a large person you may not make it through the narrow passage way. The views are amazing. Right now admission is free.
    Written 21 June 2022
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  • imrico
    379 contributions
    If you'd like to know about native Americans this is a good museum. The Indy pass allows a few museums so we went for a low price :)
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • Taylor B
    Chicago, IL7,645 contributions
    I have attended the Indianapolis 500 auto race only once, in 1965, when Jimmy Clark won. I was a sportswriter for the Champaign-Urbana (Illinois) Courier at the time and sports editor Bert Bertine and I drove to Indianapolis to witness the event. He had a pass to cover the event and sit in the press section while I had had a seat on the first row of bleachers at the head of the front straightaway. I had an awe-inspiring view of the racers as they spun out of the fourth turn and headed down the home stretch. The good news: there were no accidents during the race. More good news: What was perhaps most interesting about the entire day was the traffic patterns. Before the race began, virtually all traffic in the area was directed into Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Afterward the race was over, virtually all traffic in the area was directed out of the speedway. Amazingly, we were parked on the infield, surrounded by more than 250,000 people, and when we left the speedway, there was no backup, no delay. Watching the race is mesmerizing. Can you imagine driving a car at more than 200 miles per hour? For three hours without a coffee break? In 1911, Ray Harroun won the first Indy 500 by driving his Marmon Wasp for six hours, 42 minutes and 8 seconds at an average speed of 74.602 mph. In 2021, Helio Castroneves won the Indy 500 by driving his Dallara DW12-Honda for 2 hours, 37 minutes and 19 seconds at an average speed of 190.609 mph. You've got to see it at least once in a lifetime.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • EugeC
    San Diego, CA253 contributions
    Eagle Creek Park offers a quiet getaway not far from the highways. Various hiking trails in the woods plus a scenic lake with kayaking provide a nice break for visitors!
    Written 19 June 2022
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  • Maltipoo16
    New York848 contributions
    This is such a hidden gem in a major city. I was in love as soon as I saw it. The views of nature plus the views of the city is absolutely stunning. The city walk was so much fun and they even offer boat and bike rentals for the canal and the trails. This is a must see when in Indianapolis for sure!
    Written 20 June 2022
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  • imrico
    379 contributions
    I go here to watch my Bulls play sometime, DeRozan Game winner 2021 <3 was an amazing game. Good stadium in a decent downtown city area with plenty to do.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • NickMoses05
    Tinley Park, IL2 contributions
    Nick from NickMoses05 Gaming Podcast here and I must say I had a BLAST! Drove 3 hours from IL to be there and stayed the entire weekend. PopCon 2022 was far better than I think anyone on my team expected. Every single human being I came across had amazing energy, excitement, and happiness. Our team came in with our "Press Passes" and we were treated like royalty every second in there. From playing SMASH Bros to actually speaking to the man Carl Doninger himself, I really cannot overplay how great it was. My team would like to thank you for hosting and we would be honored to come back again next year and do it all over again. Thank you.
    Written 10 June 2022
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