Greater Indianapolis Tourist Attractions and Things to Do or See

Enjoy the Many Attractions and Things to Do in Indianapolis…

The nation’s 12th largest city has gone through a dramatic revitalization and a stunning renaissance that makes it a different place than it was just a decade ago. Indy is the perfect balance of cosmopolitan style and small-town charm that makes it a successful destination for leisure travel, conventions and group tours, catering to more than 18 million visitors a year.

Conveniently located halfway between Michigan Road and North Meridian Street on Indianapolis' prestigious Northwest side, The Marten House Hotel and Lilly Conference Center is close to the finest shopping and entertainment in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Children’s Museum: The Children's Museum is a place to learn and do. Whenever possible, exhibits are "hands-on" or participatory in nature. The Children's Museum strives to be one of the vital links in the lives of children as it supports their intellectual curiosity and love of learning.

IMAX Theatre: The IMAX experience will feature four sequences filmed with IMAX® cameras. This marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using IMAX cameras, marking a revolutionary integration of the two film formats

Indianapolis Zoo: Just footsteps from downtown, the Zoo is open daily at 9 a.m. Highlights include Indiana's largest aquarium, open exhibit areas with 350 different animal species and seasonal pony, train and family roller coaster rides. The complex also includes the 3.3-acre White River Gardens, featuring hundreds of plant varieties on display in outdoor gardens, as well as entertaining and educational conservatory exhibits throughout the year.

NCAA Hall of Champions: Re-opening in 2009, the completely renovated two-level NCAA Hall of Champions has been re-designed as a unique place to visit, entertain and inspire. Enjoy galleries filled with new interactive exhibits that capture the passion of NCAA student-athletes and flexible meeting spaces in a great location in the White River State Park.

Broad Ripple Area: Spend many leisurely hours discovering the unique atmosphere of Broad Ripple Village. Just 20 minutes north of downtown, Broad Ripple offers unique shops, art galleries and outdoor dining at a wide variety of restaurants, nightclubs and pubs. The Historic Monon Trail adds new vitality to the area for residents and visitors to walk, run or bike the trail.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum: One of the world's largest, most varied collections of racing, classic and antique cars is housed here featuring more than 30 Indianapolis 500 winning cars. Tony Hulman Theatre presents a 20-minute film depicting the history of the track and race highlights.

Indianapolis Art Museum: the Museum is a premier showcase for national and international exhibitions. It regularly hosts a variety of lectures, classes and workshops. In 2005, the Indianapolis Museum of Art reopened following a $74 million expansion that doubled its size, increased exhibition and gallery space and expanded visitor amenities.

Conner Prairie: Live some history! Journey back to long ago and experience how life has changed. Travel to an Indian camp, pioneer village, Victorian farm, more hands-on areas, new Discovery Station indoor play and learning area (ages 2 and up) and a historic house and gardens.

Easley Winery: Free wine tasting and wine sales seven days a week. Free guided tours of this 33-year-old, third generation winery on Saturdays and Sundays starting at noon. Twenty-four award winning wines from Cabernet Sauvignon to Reggae Red. Home wine and beer making supplies and great gift shop. Wine garden with live jazz and bluegrass May-Sept

Local Shops:

  • Keystone at the Crossing Shopping Mall
    8702 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240
    Phone: 317-574-4000
  • Castleton Square Shopping Mall
    6020 E. 82nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46250
    Phone: 317-849-9993
  • Circle Center Shopping Mall
    49 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Phone: 317-681-5615
  • Clay Terrace Shopping Mall
    14390 Clay Terrace Blvd., Ste. 165, Carmel, IN 46032
    Phone: 317-566-0011

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