Top 10 things to do in Indy

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Indianapolis is often overlooked by travellers who tend to spend their time in Indiana checking out Chicago, getting down in Detroit or gawping at the Great Lakes – the largest expanse of freshwater in the world. But there’s more to ‘Indy’ that meets the eye. Here we let you in 10 top things to see and do in the birthplace of author Kurt Vonnegut


INDIANAPOLIS ZOO & WHITE RIVER GARDENS
Pet sharks in the nation’s largest shark touch tank, suit up for an in-water dolphin experience, or interact with birds at the ‘Flights of Fancy’ exhibit. This TripAdvisor top 10 zoo is accredited as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden.

INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY & HALL OF FAME MUSEUM
The iconic 2.5-mile oval is host to the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indy 500, and captures the rich 100-year old history of the Racing capital of the world.

EITELJORG MUSEUM

Home to the one of the finest collections of American Indians and Western art in the world and the only one in the Midwest. It is renowned for immersing visitors in the art, history and culture of the American West and indigenous  peoples of North America.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The world’s largest children’s museum is right here in Indy and provides a one-of-a-kind experi- ence which has made it one of the most respected and loved in the nation. Discover the stories and science behind more than 120,000 artifacts on five levels.

CENTRAL CANAL
Relax along White River State Park’s central canal in a Venetian- style gondola, surrey, cruiser bike, Segway, pedalboat, or on foot. Take in the sights of public art, war memorials, and vast urban green space as you pass numerous museums and cafes.

INDIANA STATE MUSEUM & IMAX THEATER
Uncover Indiana’s secrets through hands-on exhibits exploring the state’s divers history at this world-class institution constructed from Indiana limestone, steel and glass. Captivate your imagination on the towering IMAX screen.

RHYTHM! DISCOVERY CENTER
Beat on drums and learn how rhythm and percussion are a part of our daily lives at this museum for kids of all ages. Explore a wide variety of instruments and artifacts from around the world.

VICTORY FIELD


Take your family and friends out to the ballpark for some fun at Victory Field, named Best Minor League Ballpark in America by Sports
Illustrated. Enjoy excellent views of downtown from the stands or a picnic on the outfield lawn.

INDIANAPOLIS MUSEUM OF ART
This top 10 largest encyclopedic art museum features a collection of 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years and sits on 152 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, including a 100-acre sculpture park thatinvites you to play with art.

MONUMENTS & MEMORIALS
Aside from Washington, Indy is home to more monuments and memorials than any other US city. Experience an eagle-eye view of
the city from atop the Soldiers & Sailors monument or visit the Indiana War Memorial Plaza.
For more inspiration and information on things to do in Indy, check out www.visitindy.com

 

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