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Best things to do in Indianapolis

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Cultural Center
“Great hiking and it is an art museum as well! The 100 acre woods is free to get into but the museum does have a fee. ”
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Museum
“This 5-story, theme changing museum is out of this world! Think Disneyland with no heat, humidity or lines, a fraction of the price, and HIGHLY educational. I took my 8-year old nephew, he was unstoppable - after learning how to dig like an archaeologist, I found him digging the walls of my crawlspace/basement later that night!”
89local recommendations
Football Stadium
“Home of the Indianapolis Colts, this huge stadium boasts a retractable roof. ”
71local recommendations
Racetrack
“This famous speedway takes over Indianapolis during the month of May each year when the Indy 500 takes place. If you're a car lover or race fan, the month of May is something you have to experience!”
75local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Circle Center Mall is a multi-block mall located in the heart of downtown. I recommend using the underground parking that can be reached from either Washington Street or Maryland Street. I believe it costs around $2 for two hours. ”
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Zoo
“Check it out, that looks like you! Just Kidding, it's a monkey. See all of the coolest animals at the Indianapolis Zoo.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Awesome european canal with local shops and restaurants. Great for running or renting a boat with the fam! Near white river state park. Park on the street somewhere nearby”
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Park
“Awesome trails to hike, they also offer kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, grills and playgrounds.”
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Dog Run
“The "college" town of Indianapolis. Broadripple is known for its night life but also its boutique shopping and wonderful restaurants. ”
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New American Restaurant
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“Great out of the ordinary breakfast place. No diner food here. Everything is different and special with a Swedish influences.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Hip and Fine Dining! A bit more pricey than the average establishment but the food is phenomenal and it's an absolute treat. Sit on the patio for a great vibe.”
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Route
“Walk or scooter around the circle and then climb up to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for a great view! ”
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Shopping Centre
“The Luxury shopping center of the MidWest. It's a bit of a trip, but totally worth it. ”
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Monument / Landmark
“A symbol of Indy! You can climb the stairs to the top view point, or take the elevator for a few dollars.”
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Bar
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“Incredible seasonal fusion cuisine with top notch service and wine selection”
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Intersection
“It is a couple of miles away and has too many options to eat/drink to count.”
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