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Best of Indianapolis Guide

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Indianapolis
High-speed, history and good old Hoosier hospitality are a few reasons to put Indianapolis on your list of great getaways. Sports is another. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 to the Pacers and the Colts, the city offers ample opportunities to view professional and amateur sporting events, take part in athletic events and visit sports museums. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall Of Fame Museum you can tour the famous track (try to reserve tickets if there is a race in town) or visit the museum dedicated to automobiles and auto racing. Other sporty museums include the NCAA Hall of Champions. To get in on some of the action, head to SportZone which features six acres of indoor athletic facilities the whole... more High-speed, history and good old Hoosier hospitality are a few reasons to put Indianapolis on your list of great getaways. Sports is another. From the legendary Indianapolis 500 to the Pacers and the Colts, the city offers ample opportunities to view professional and amateur sporting events, take part in athletic events and visit sports museums. At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall Of Fame Museum you can tour the famous track (try to reserve tickets if there is a race in town) or visit the museum dedicated to automobiles and auto racing. Other sporty museums include the NCAA Hall of Champions. To get in on some of the action, head to SportZone which features six acres of indoor athletic facilities the whole family will enjoy. Those less interested in sports, or with kids in tow, can still find tons to do in and around the city. History, art and other cultural attractions abound. Visit the Children's Museum or checkout the zoo. Stroll along cobblestone streets past 19th-century buildings in the Lockerbie Square District or visit any number of historic landmarks. Known as the "Crossroads of America," more interstate highways bisect Indianapolis than any other city in the country, making it an exciting and easily accessible destination. less

All things to do » Things to do

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Owner description: The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts... more Owner description: The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. There's also a planetarium and a theater with children's plays and live entertainment. less
Attraction type: Children's Museums
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Victory Field
Victory Field
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Owner description: With a collection of more than 54,000 works of art, an early-20th-century estate, 152 acres of gardens and grounds, including an outdoor art and nature park, the IMA campus offers... more Owner description: With a collection of more than 54,000 works of art, an early-20th-century estate, 152 acres of gardens and grounds, including an outdoor art and nature park, the IMA campus offers experiences that feed both the heart and mind. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites; Gardens
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
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... 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
Attraction type: Auto Racing Tracks; Specialty Museums
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Indiana War Memorial
Indiana War Memorial
A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
Attraction type: Military Museums; Monuments & Statues
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Long's Bakery
Long's Bakery
Ranked #1 of 2,116 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Takeout
caplingers fresh catch
caplingers fresh catch
Ranked #2 of 2,116 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Taste of Havana
Taste of Havana
Ranked #3 of 2,116 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Cuban
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Tinker Street Restaurant & Wine Bar
Tinker Street Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #4 of 2,116 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $6 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Spanish, Vegetarian, Pub, Tapas, Wine Bar, Vegan
Dining options: Dinner
BRICS - Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station
BRICS - Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station
Ranked #5 of 2,116 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Indy Hostel
1.5 of 5
Indy Hostel
$41 - $106
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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport
$64 - $138
Ranked #76 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Boone Docks on the River Bed and Breakfast
Boone Docks on the River Bed and Breakfast
$55 - $75
Ranked #7 of 20 Indianapolis B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport
$123 - $210
Ranked #3 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
$123 - $415
Ranked #4 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Airport
$122 - $269
Ranked #5 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Le Meridien Indianapolis
4.0 of 5
Le Meridien Indianapolis
$175 - $394
Ranked #1 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Conrad Indianapolis
4.5 of 5
Conrad Indianapolis
$228 - $469
Ranked #2 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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The Alexander
4.0 of 5
The Alexander
$161 - $428
Ranked #6 of 184 Hotels in Indianapolis
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