Things to Do in Indianapolis

Indianapolis is situated in the middle of the state of Indiana, about half way between Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio. The city is comprised of smaller neighborhoods, many of which overlook the White River. Check out some of these suggestions for things to do or see this website.

Places to See

Indianapolis Cultural Trail
132 W. Walnut St.

This 8-mile biking and walking trail connects all six of Indy's Cultural Districts. Enjoy the outdoors and several public art installations. Rent a bike from Indiana Pacers Bikeshare with many bike stations located on or nearby the trail.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N Meridian

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Over 130,000 artifacts and specimens are housed within The Children’s Museum, including exhibits from American history, National Art Museum of Sport, Natural Science Collection, and World Cultures Collection.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th St

This might be one of the most famous landmarks in Indianapolis. It is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, and formerly the home of the United States Grand Prix. There is a 30,000 square-foot museum featuring 75 cars and a theater that shows footage from races throughout the years. Visitors can also take a grounds tour.

Central Canal
801 W. Washington St

The Central Canal is a 3-mile loop that goes by the Indiana State Museum, Victory Field, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the White River State Park. Additionally, you'll see the city's skyline and memorials to the USS Indianapolis and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. It is free to walk this scenic route, but you can also pay for a segway tour or rent a pedal boat or kayak. 


Food and Drink

Condé Nast Traveler recently named Indianapolis the "most underrated food city in the US." Visitindy.com asked locals their top 25 favorite restaurants. Check out that list here

For the over 21 crowd: Indianapolis has an active craft beer scene. You'll find small taprooms to large warehouses and even several beer tours. Check it out here.


Sightseeing Tours

Sight back and enjoy the various parts of the city and visit all the must-see attractions. 

Here are some tour companies around Indianapolis: Circle City Tours, Indy Fun Trolley Tours, Naptown Tours, and Segway Tours of Indiana.