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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: ; Art Museums; Museums

The Indianapolis Museum of Art  www.imamuseum.org  welcomes you with free admission and a gorgeous campus (non-members pay $5 to park near the museum)! Once inside, ask about... more »

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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Children's Museums; Museums

Kids won’t want to miss The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.  It’s a hands-on world of discovery, which is the largest of its kind in the world.  The museum is home to one of... more »

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Ranked #3 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #4 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Race Car Tracks; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Indy Speedway, dating back to 1909, is one of the most famous car raceways in the world. Even if you can't join the crowd... more » Owner description: The Indy Speedway, dating back to 1909, is one of the most famous car raceways in the world. Even if you can't join the crowd of 400,000 that comes each May to watch the celebrated Indy 500, stop by for a minibus ride on the speedway. Then visit the museum that traces race car history, including a display of restored speed demons, starting with the first Indy winner in 1911. « less
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Ranked #5 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Sports Complexes; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Military Museums; Cultural
A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
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Ranked #8 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Museums
A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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Ranked #9 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: ; History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
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Ranked #10 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Owner description: Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills and located across the street from... more » Owner description: Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills and located across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Thousands visit this urban oasis to enjoy its peaceful beauty; study the architecture, sculptures and trees; exercise; picnic; view the wildlife and to study the history and heritage of the 200,000+ people buried there. A "must see" highlight is a visit to the top of "The Crown," the highest hill in the county, which affords a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Indianapolis skyline. Note: the white line painted on the roads connects both gates via the "scenic route" (including Pres. Harrison's memorial, the "Crown," National Cemetery, Gothic Chapel [1875], the Waiting Station and 34th Street Gothic gate [both 1885]. Crown Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notables include President Benjamin Harrison, poet James Whitcomb Riley, Col. Eli Lilly, three U.S. Vice Presidents, and numerous others, including the infamous bank robber John Dillinger. Twice named "The Best Walking Tour" by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and featured as one of Midwest Living Magazine's "Terrific Tours," visitors can attend one of their many guided Public Tours (most scheduled to see the sunset), or schedule their own Private Group Tour. For more info on our coffee table book, guided tours, historical info, tree maps, etc., please visit the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation online. « less
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Ranked #11 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
Gothic cathedral.
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Ranked #12 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Gardens; Parks; Zoos; Outdoors

As America’s only urban cultural state park, White River State Park (http://inwhiteri... serves as a diverse resource through the preservation of greenspace, waterways, nature... more »

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Ranked #13 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Visit the historic 1875 Italianate Victorian home of the 23 rd U.S. President of the United States. Accredited by the American Association of Museums. The home is a three story... more »

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Ranked #14 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

Indianapolis boasts a beautiful one-and-a-half mile long Central Canal that offers gondola rides, pedal boats, and bicycles of all kinds to rent. The canal runs alongside several... more »

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Ranked #15 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums

Conseco Fieldhouse hosts many kinds of events, including Pacers games, WWE Raw Live, and the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s basketball Schedules of events and tickets are available on... more »

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Ranked #16 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #17 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest... more » Owner description: The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.The museum is open to the public Thurs-Sat from 10am to 4pm. Tours take place every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 3pm. Groups of 10 or more may be scheduled in advance for Wednesday or for regular operating hours.Admission: Adults $5, University Students $3, Children under 18 $1. The museum is unable to accept credit cards. « less
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Ranked #18 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Museums; Cultural

Rhythm! Discovery Center is a new place you can let the family test their percussion ability and knowledge. Filled with interactive exhibits and participatory opportunities, it... more »

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Ranked #21 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
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Ranked #23 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is... more » Owner description: Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the famous L.S. Ayres Tea Room restaurant, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen. « less
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Ranked #24 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Libraries; Cultural
Owner description: The nation's only museum dedicated to preserving the principles and legacy of Indiana native son Kurt Vonnegut, author of... more » Owner description: The nation's only museum dedicated to preserving the principles and legacy of Indiana native son Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and three dozen other novels and stories. Admission is free; donations welcome. « less
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Ranked #25 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Zoos/Aquariums

The Indianapolis Zoo dares you to touch a shark or plunge even deeper into the animal world with a one-of-a-kind Dolphin pavilion. The shark touch tank is the largest of its kind... more »

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Ranked #27 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: Convention Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting,... more » Owner description: Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. « less
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Ranked #29 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a former World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Recreation... more » Owner description: This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a former World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Recreation includes fishing, bicycle trails, walking and jogging trails, horse trail rides and hayrides, picnicking and a nature center. Knowledgeable naturalists answer your questions and offer guided hikes and talks. « less
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Ranked #30 of 59 attractions in Indianapolis
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