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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

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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 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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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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The Eiteljorg Museum
The Eiteljorg Museum
The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Long's Bakery
Long's Bakery
Ranked #1 of 2,189 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: American
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout
Capital Grille
Capital Grille
Ranked #2 of 2,189 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Greek
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Taste of Havana
Taste of Havana
Ranked #3 of 2,189 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Cafe, Spanish
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout
St. Elmo Steak House
St. Elmo Steak House
Ranked #4 of 2,189 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Ranked #5 of 2,189 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Price: $30 - $55
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brazilian, South American
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Indy Hostel
1.5 of 5
Indy Hostel
$49 - $115
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Quality Inn of Indy Castleton
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn of Indy Castleton
$66 - $145
Ranked #70 of 183 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
$118 - $194
Ranked #1 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest - Park 100
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Indianapolis Northwest - Park 100
$116 - $187
Ranked #6 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites by Hilton Indianapolis-Downtown
$130 - $390
Ranked #7 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Le Meridien Indianapolis
4.0 of 5
Le Meridien Indianapolis
$188 - $443
Ranked #2 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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Conrad Indianapolis
4.5 of 5
Conrad Indianapolis
$223 - $541
Ranked #3 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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The Alexander
4.0 of 5
The Alexander
$193 - $446
Ranked #8 of 183 Hotels in Indianapolis
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