About Angela A
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
Since Oct 2012
I love to travel. I am not happy unless I am planning a new adventure, returning to a beloved city, or blazing a trail to somewhere I have never been before. My favorite places in the world are London, New Orleans, Disneyland, and Salem, Massachusetts. I also love to write about everything and anything to do with travel. I have penned travel guides for TripAdvisor on Jamaica, Nassau, Charleston, Savannah, Nashville, Punta Cana, Kissimmee, San Juan, Panama City Beach, Louisville, Cincinnati, Key Largo, Biloxi, Tampa, Cleveland, Clearwater, Branson, Pigeon Forge, and Phoenix.
Monuments & Statues, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Historic Sites, Gardens, Specialty Museums
Auto Race Tracks, Specialty Museums
Gardens, Parks, Zoos
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Located in bustling downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is depicts Native American culture through a large permanent collection of art and artifacts. From a real stagecoach to outdoor sculptures, you'll discover a lot in and around this impressive building.
Also downtown, the Rhythm! Discovery Center explores the world of percussion through a wide range of instruments and interactive exhibits. It explores the roles percussion plays in different cultures and allows guests to get hands-on and see what it's like to play drums in different venues (by taking a turn in the innovative sound booth!).
One of Indy's most recognizable icons, Monument Circle gets its name from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Surrounded by shops and restaurants, it's a great place to start your exploration of this bustling area.
The Keystone Fashion Mall is home to plenty of high-end retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Burberry, and Coach, as well as electronics brands like Apple and Microsoft.
Late Harvest prepares its global specialties with local Indiana ingredients, and the result is a fresh, innovative experience. One of the newer Indianapolis restaurants, this spot has quickly become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. Featuring dinosaur exhibits, a real carousel, a Barbie exhibition, and more, this is a must-see when traveling with children!
The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the U.S., with an impressive permanent collection in its galleries and outdoor gardens, and many equally lovely special exhibits. The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, where the sculptures are beautifully integrated into the landscape, is especially worth a visit.
The Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens offers guests a breathtaking look into the 26-acre estate, which is set on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Scheduled guided tours are offered, and there are also free audio tours.
Dawson's on Main offers hearty comfort foods in a casual, friendly environment. From fluffy pretzel bread to heaping portions of ribs, you're sure to leave here feeling satisfied. And the cocktails are excellent too!
Opened in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the home of famed Indy 500 races, and its Hall of Fame Museum is a must for any racing fan. Here, visitors can enjoy memorabilia, cars, and much more.
The White River State Park is a haven for Indianapolis locals and visitors alike. The park covers more than 250 acres,and includes museums, public green areas, and plenty of recreational activities.
One of the museums in White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum offers guests the chance to learn about the history of the Hoosier state. The wide range of exhibits cover Indiana history, popular culture, local art, and important personalities.
The Central Canal is yet another wonderful attraction in White River State Park. It includes a three-mile Canal Walk, as well as the opportunity to rent kayaks or pedal boats.
The Indianapolis Zoo is home to more than 3800 animals across its 65 acres. The most popular attraction by far is the Dolphin Presentation, so be sure to arrive early!
The Eagle's Nest is the epitome of fine dining in downtown Indianapolis! This revolving, rooftop restaurant offers unparalleled views and a wonderful menu of steaks, seafood, and pasta.