15 Fun Things to Do in Indianapolis, Indiana

1. Monument Circle

Surrounding the iconic 284-foot-tall Soldiers and Sailors Monument, this iconic spot is the beating heart of Downtown Indi.

2. Cultural Trail

If you’ve got a bike or are in the mood to rent one (or don’t mind a decent walk), then look no further than Indy’s very own Cultural Trail.

3. Indiana State Museum

For a comprehensive exploration of the Hoosier state’s history and heritage, look no further than the Indiana State Museum.

4. Indianapolis Zoo

Also in White River State Park, this beloved Indi attraction is regularly atop traveler’s list of things to do in Indianapolis.

5. Indy Racing Experience

After learning all about racing history, it’s time to get behind the wheel of an open-wheel chassis Indycar yourself!

6. American Indians and Western Art

Found on Washington Street, right next to Military Park, this very unique museum in downtown Indianapolis is all about celebrating.

7. Lilly House and Gardens

An absolutely stunning example of an early 20th-century country estate, this extraordinary French chateau-style home is filled with antique furniture.

8. Indiana War Memorial

Another not-to-miss place in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, the incredible Indiana War Memorial museum.

9. Indianapolis Art Center

Another great city attraction that’s always free to enjoy, this local gallery has been curating the best of modern and contemporary art for over 100 years.

10. Axe-throwing outing!

At Bad Axe Throwing Indy, you can learn the basics of throwing sharp hatchets at wooden targets.

11. Natural Valley Ranch!

Just a short drive outside of Indianapolis in scenic Hendricks County, the beloved Natural Valley Ranch is home to diverse horseback riding.

12. Roller skates

At fan-favorite spots like the Fun Factory (formerly Wheels of Wonder), you can enjoy a night out on the rink with friends.

13. Indianapolis Museum of Art

A treat for local art lovers, the Indianapolis Museum of Art has been hosting fascinating exhibitions since its opening in 1883.

14. Indiana Farmers Coliseum

Check out the many events and sports games happening at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.

15. Stroll along the Central Canal

Tracking through the heart of Downtown Indy and up to the north, the Central Canal is more than just a pretty waterway.

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