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Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and is the state's most populous city, with a population of more than 820,000 people. It has more than 35 hotels, 200 retailers close to 300 restaurants, museums, theatres sports venues, art galleries, and other attractions in the downtown area along.

So every time you travel with a group, get bus rentals in Indianapolis to make sure you get the most out of your vacation.

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A lot of the city's biggest attractions are in the downtown area. But that does not mean that you should not get bus rentals in Indianapolis when you travel here.

Entertainment & Amusement Parks

If you are in Indianapolis during a special holiday or just want to spend a special day with the entire family, then you should drop by one of the amusement parks here. That includes Indiana Beach (Monticello, IN 47960) with its wooden roller coasters and the Adventure Point Park (Monticello, IN 47960). Or you could go to Holiday World & Splashing Safari (Santa Claus, IN 47579) where you can get on a variety of roller coasters and family rides.

Arts & Culture

You could have a great afternoon admiring artworks at the Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN 46220). This is where you could find ARTSPARK and see the Michael Graves designed sculptures.

There is also the Harrison Center for the Arts (Indianapolis, IN 46202), which was recently renovated. It has an art center, conservatory and art galleries.

There are also a lot of art galleries here such as Dean Johnson Gallery (Indianapolis, IN 46202), Domont Studio Gallery (Indianapolis, IN 46225), Stutz Artist Gallery (Indianapolis, IN 46202) and the Noel Studio. (Zionsville, IN 46077). For the kids, be sure to check out the Children's Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46208), which was voted as best local museum in the 2013 Best of Indy awards.

On top of these art galleries, there are also art museums in the city as well. The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (Indianapolis, IN 46203) where you have galleries featuring modern art from regional, international and national artists.

You should also go to Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis, IN 46204) where you could see western art that depicts Native American culture and history.

Lastly, you should not miss the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208), which is among the oldest art museums in the United States.

When it comes to performance art, there are venues here that offer traditional and classical music, opera, dance and even performance art. From comedy to burlesque, you can easily get it here.

Check out the Indiana Repertory Theatre (Indianapolis, IN 46204) where you could see some of the most famous actors perform. Other venues you should check out include the Phoenix Theater (Indianapolis, IN 46202), the American Cabaret Theatre (Indianapolis, IN 46204), Comedy Sportz and Theatre on the Square (Indianapolis, IN 46204), among others. Be sure to catch performances from the city's best performing arts groups, including: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dance Kaleidoscope and Indianapolis Children's Choir.

Restaurants & Shopping

When it comes to dining and shopping, Indianapolis has great restaurants and retailers that are run by the locals. And this is where you could get the best food, wines, books and gifts.

Indianapolis, Restaurants & Shopping

Some great local businesses you could buy from include:

  • Broad Ripple Vintage (Indianapolis, IN 46220)
  • Homespun Modern Handmade (Indianapolis, IN 46219)
  • Indianapolis Downtown Antique Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46203)
  • IndySwank (Indianapolis, IN 46203)
  • Leon Tailoring (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Marigold Clothing (Indianapolis, IN 46220)
  • Mass Ave Toys (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Midland Arts and Antique Market (Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • Pitaya (Indianapolis, IN 46220)
  • Silver in the City/At Home in the City (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Southport Antique Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46227)

Restaurants are also similarly diverse here. You could go to Yen Ching for Chinese food, Naked Tchopstix (Indianapolis, IN 46220) for Japanese, Siam Square (Indianapolis, IN 46203) for Thai, India Garden (Indianapolis, IN 46203), Mama Carolina for Italian, El Sol de Tala (Indianapolis, IN 46201) for Latin American, Santorini Greek Kitchen (Indianapolis, IN 46203) for Greek, Chatham Tap (Indianapolis, IN 46204) for Irish Pub, Shapiros (Indianapolis, IN 46225) for sandwiches, Bazbeaux (Indianapolis, IN 46220) for pizza, St. Elmo's Steakhouse (Indianapolis, IN 46225) for steak, and Peppy's Grill (Indianapolis, IN 46203) for some late night dining.

If you are looking for budget friendly food, then go to Yats, Papa Roux and STEER-IN.

Believe us when we say though that this sampling is not even half of the best restaurants here in Indianapolis.

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Golf is a great activity to do in Indiana where the summers are not so hot. There are golf courses that would be challenging for you regardless of whether you are beginner or a highly skilled golfer. So where should you go?

Fortunately, Indianapolis has a collection of great golf courses designed by the great architects such as Jack Nicklaus and Peter Dye. Check out Fort Golf Resort (Indianapolis, IN 46216), Brickyard Crossing Golf Course (Indianapolis, IN 46222), South Grove Golf Course (Indianapolis, IN 46202), Eagle Creek Golf Club (Indianapolis, IN 46234), South Grove Golf Course (Indianapolis, IN 46202) and Broadmoor Country Club (Indianapolis, IN 46228).

You should also know that Indianapolis is very well known for its love for amateur sports and racing. The National Collegiate Athletic Association headquarters is located here, as well being the home of Indianapolis 500, the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix and the Brickyard 400. On top of that it is also home to the Indiana Paes, and the Indianapolis Colts.

So if you want to catch a sporting event, then check out some of the best venues in the city, including:

Indianapolis, Golf Courses & Sports Venues
  • Bankers Life Fieldhouse – home of Indiana Pacers (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Hinkle Fieldhouse – home of Butler Bulldogs (Indianapolis, IN 46208)
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway – home of Indy 500 (Indianapolis, IN 46222)
  • IUPUI Gymnasium – home of IUPUI Jaguars (Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • Lucas Oil Stadium – home of Indianapolis Colts (Indianapolis, IN 46225)
  • Victory Field – home of Indianapolis Indians (Indianapolis, IN 46225)

Be sure to visit the:

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame (Indianapolis, IN 46222) where you could view an extensive collection of racing-related artifacts, including antique cars.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions (Indianapolis, IN 46204) where you could learn more about the history of collegiate athletics.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

Indianapolis, Historical Sites & Landmarks

You can go to the Indiana State Capitol (Indianapolis, IN 46262), which was completed in 1888 and is where you could see great Greek, Corinthian and Italian Renaissance architecture. Or go on a walking tour at Crown Hill Cemetery, which is the third biggest cemetery in the country.

  • Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Indiana War Memorial (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • James Whitcomb Riley Home & Museum (Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • President Benjamin Harrison Home (Indianapolis, IN 46202)
  • Scottish Rite Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN 46204)
  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (Indianapolis, IN 46204)

The Indiana State Museum (Indianapolis, IN 46204) has exhibits on the Civil War and the second World War, as well as exhibits focusing on the Hoosiers and another featuring dinosaurs. There is also the Indianapolis Indiana Medical History Museum (Indianapolis, IN 46222), Firefighters Museum & Historical Society (Indianapolis, IN 46204) and the Crispus Attucks Museum (Indianapolis, IN 46202), where you could get a glimpse of the city's African American heritage.

Another interesting museum is Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis, IN 46208), where you could interact with volunteers dressed like people living in the 1880s, as well as see a lot of informative exhibits.

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Indianapolis, Parks & Outdoor Activities

Check out the Garfield Park Conservatory (Indianapolis, IN 46203) and Sunken Garden inside Garfield Park where you could see plants that come from around the world. Or you can go to the Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens (Indianapolis, IN 46208).

Further, check out the White River Gardens (Indianapolis, IN 46222) and the Hilbert Conservatory at the White River State Park (Indianapolis, IN 46222).

Other notable parks that you could visit in the city:

  • The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park (Indianapolis, Indiana 46208)
  • Eagle Creek Park (Indianapolis, IN 46278)
  • Ellenberger Park (Indianapolis, IN 46219)
  • Perry Park (Indianapolis, IN 46227)

For outdoor activities, you can go on a biking trail or tour one of the city's historic neighborhoods, or you can toss a football at the American Legion Mall (Indianapolis, IN 46204).

Zoos & Aquariums

The Indianapolis Zoo (Indianapolis, IN 46222), which has the Dolphin Adventures Gallery and Dome where you could see dolphins up close. There is also the "Oceans" exhibit where you could touch a shark.

Other Points of Interest

Admire the stars at the Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium (Indianapolis, IN 46208), where you could use a 38-inch Cassegrain telescope to watch the skies.

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