Indianapolis may not be one of the first cities people think of when considering a vacation: but it should be! This city is vibrant, deeply creative, and has a passion for educating and entertaining, unlike any other!
These are the top stops to make while you’re in town!
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
When traveling with children, it can be hard to figure out the best exhibits to visit. We want to make the trip fun for them, and often museums aren’t geared towards that, but the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is!
This museum is fun before you even step in, with dinosaurs mischievously climbing all over the structure. Inside there are tons of fun attractions and intriguing exhibits to help your children better understand the world: and have fun while doing it.
Newfields Art and Tours
If you’re tired of touring Indianapolis houses for sale, consider traveling to Newfields instead! Also known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, this museum offers a 152-acre campus to learn about visual arts in thousands of different forms.
Ranging from sculptures to paintings and unique other expressions of art, this is one of the most incredible stops you can make in the city. In the winter, the campus is covered in beautiful lights and decor, making it an even more special visit.
If you love animals and are curious about seeing and learning new things about them: the Indianapolis Zoo is a must-see!
Home to 320 species and subspecies stretching out over 3,800 animals, visitors get to enjoy seeing animals comfortable in surroundings made as close to their natural habitats as possible. This is a fun spot for families stopping in town and is one of the top tourist locations in the state.
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, located in downtown Indianapolis, is dedicated to the lives and histories of the indigenous people of the Americas, moving forward into a more modern art that depicts the indigenous people.
Created by businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg, it works to fight back against the stigma and turbulent histories that indigenous people have had to live through.
Indiana State Museum
This museum is one of the most popular in the area for learning about science, art, culture, and the history of this state. Diving back into prehistoric times, discussing the indigenous people who first lived here, and then moving to the people who currently live here, the Indiana State Museum is one of the most in-depth studies of the area that you will find.
This museum is also the site of Indiana’s largest IMAX screen, allowing you to learn and be entertained with the largest screen possible.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Saving the most famous for last, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a racing track home to the Indy 500 and the Verizon 200. Although it used to house the USA’s Grand Prix, it’s given up that honor and now focuses on the tradition of the other two races.
Many who visit love taking a stop in the museum and walking through the history of the speedway. It’s a piece of American history and a fantastic monument to racing.