Indianapolis

Have FunIn and Around Indianapolis

Everyone knows that Indy is home to the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but did you know that we’ve also got an award-winning zoo, miles of beautiful parkland, several historic museums, and more? Check out our list of must-see Indianapolis attractions below.

Eat & Drink
Sports
Outdoor Recreation
Entertainment
Family-Friendly
Table with burgers & mugs with beer

Eat & Drink

Whether you’re craving a hearty breakfast, a light lunch, or some tasty drinks, Indianapolis has something for every palate.

Stacks Pancake House And Grill

Get your pancake fix—or your omelet, burger, or club sandwich fix—at this local breakfast and lunch spot.

Black Swan Brewpub

This nearby brewpub offers yummy selections designed for pairing with house beers and tap offerings.

Chateau Thomas Winery

Producing 15,000 cases of wine per year, the Chateau Thomas Winery is a great place for wine tastings.

Oasis Diner

This retro diner takes you back in time with vintage decor and American-style comfort food and homemade desserts.

Bru Burger Bar

  • 3.6 miles
  • 2499 Perry Crossing Way #170, Plainfield, IN 46168
  • (317) 268-1077

Dine inside or on the patio at this modern burger bar, featuring gourmet burgers, eclectic bar snacks, and craft beer.

Hard Rock Cafe

Go all out at the famous rock ’n’ roll-themed Hard Rock Cafe, serving burgers and other American classics.

Indy race cars riding along track

Sports

Whether you prefer the Indy 500 or the Big Ten, Indianapolis has some of the best sports experiences in the world.

Capitol Sports Center

This sports center is home to the Circle City Volleyball Club, one of America’s most successful volleyball clubs.

Brickyard Crossing Golf Course

This unique golf course was voted one of the top 100 American Public Golf COurses by Golf Digest and Golfweek.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

For over 100 years, this iconic speedway has hosted some of the greatest automobile races in the world.

Lucas Oil Stadium

Tours are available year round at the Indianapolis Colts’ home stadium, as well as team merch at the Colts Pro Shop.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Home to the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, the Fieldhouse is also a regular host of the Big Ten Basketball Championships.

Major Taylor Velodrome

  • 23.0 miles
  • 3649 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • (317) 955-6000

Named after Marshall Taylor, this open-air velodrome is one of America’s 18 world-class bicycle racing tracks.

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Outdoor Recreation

The city of Indianapolis is home to many nature centers, parks, and opportunities for memorable outdoor fun.

Splash Island Waterpark

This indoor and outdoor waterpark features a 900-foot lazy river, three waterslides, and interactive play area.

White River State Park

  • 14.6 miles
  • 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 233-2434

America’s only cultural urban state park, this eclectic park covers 250 acres with green space and cultural attractions.

Canal Walk

  • 14.7 miles
  • 801 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 233-2434

This waterside promenade stretches from White River State Park to Indianapolis' near north side.

Go Ape Zip Line & Treetop Adventure

Explore the forest canopy of Eagle Creek Park on an incredible high-ropes course with Go Ape Treetop Adventure.

Eagle Creek Park

The largest park in Indianapolis, Eagle Creek Park offers a marina and beach, hiking trails, ziplines, and more.

Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

  • 19.6 miles
  • 1850 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46228
  • (317) 923-1331

An urban oasis of both art and nature, this 100-acre park is one of the largest of its kind in the nation.

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Entertainment

Indianapolis is always growing, and so are its many eclectic entertainment options, from live comedy to city tours.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

This popular indoor trampoline park chain features massive wall-to-wall trampolines, as well as fun games and fitness programs.

IMAX Theatre at Indiana State Museum

  • 14.6 miles
  • 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 233-4629

Located at the Indiana State Museum, this IMAX movie theatre is known for presenting 3D blockbuster films and more.

Hilbert Circle Theatre

This 1,660-seat theatre and stage area is a historical attraction as well as a great spot for live music of all genres.

Crackers Comedy Club

Both national and up-and-coming comedians as well as open-mic participates perform at this lively comedy club.

Indy Brew Bus

Indy’s original craft brewery tour takes you to four local breweries, each of which offers a wide variety of samples.

ComedySportz Indianapolis

  • 17.3 miles
  • 721 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 951-8499

Comedy becomes a sport during this unique live show, where two teams of improv comedians compete for points.

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Family-Friendly

Traveling with kids? From the children’s museum to the world-renowned zoo, there are plenty of Indianapolis attractions that are fun for the whole family.

Indianapolis Zoo

  • 14.1 miles
  • 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
  • (317) 630-2001

Located in White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo also offers an aquarium and a botanical garden.

Eiteljorg Museum

  • 14.9 miles
  • 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 636-9378

This museum houses a large assortment of both Indigenous American and Western American artwork.

Rhythm! Discovery Center

  • 15.3 miles
  • 110 W Washington St A, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • (317) 275-9030

Rhythm! Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind drum and percussion museum, featuring unique, interactive exhibits.

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

  • 18.1 miles
  • 1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
  • (317) 631-1888

Once home to the 23rd president of the United States, this museum and memorial offers exhibits and tours.

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

  • 21.2 miles
  • 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
  • (317) 334-4000

Indy is home to the world’s largest children’s museum, with five floors of exhibit halls focused on family learning.

Indianapolis Art Center

  • 25.3 miles
  • Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220
  • (317) 255-2464

This local art center invites families to take art classes and explore their ARTSPARK nature and art parks.

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