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Best things to do in Indianapolis

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Route
“Walk or scooter around the circle and then climb up to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for a great view! ”
45 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Named after the California town the owner grew up in, this place is on Mass Ave and known for tacos, tequila, and whiskey. Vibrant night out sort of place”
53 locals recommend
Intersection
“It is a couple of miles away and has too many options to eat/drink to count.”
45 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Tons of events here including the Indiana Pacers, concerts, and kids shows.”
28 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to spend a day! We are fortunate to have the park so close - a short uber - 25 minute walk - You can find the Eiteljorg Museum of Indian History there. In addition, the Indianapolis Zoo is there. Finally, the Indiana State Museum is there. If you prefer to just walk around outside, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing.”
23 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Home of the amazing fiery shrimp cocktail! A high end experience (but you can hit the bar and grab the shrimp cocktail to check this off the list!). Ancient and epic, this is an iconic venue in Indy. PS. If you fall in love with the fiery sauce, you can buy it at our local Cosco (an epic xmas gift!)”
45 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Southern comfort food at it's best, get a bunch of sides so you can try it all!”
40 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A wonderful restaurant with a great bar. Bartender Jay will make you feel at home while crafting you a delicious cocktail.”
40 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“This place has a lot of character, definitely an experience with good food. In the summer they also have a wonderful beer garden with music performances.”
47 locals recommend
Museum
“Truly a unique museum experience focusing on Indiana’s Native American heritage. ”
31 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Catch a Pacers game or a Fever game! Also a lot of concerts are hosted here!”
22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Indiana Convention Center is the major convention center located in Downtown Indianapolis. The Center hosts a number of large conventions during the year such as GenCon.”
33 locals recommend
Café
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“In Fountain Square neighborhood. Great neighborhood feel. Everybody gathers at Fletchers”
38 locals recommend
Bar
“A retro arcade bar and craft beer venue. Sip on drinks while playing classics like Asteroids, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Ms. Pac-Man, Paperboy and more.”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in white river state park, the Indiana state museum is the place to explore Indiana's past, present and future. (1.9 miles away)”
17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great option for vegans to omnivores. Seasonal menu options but some regular classics remain year round. The “no meatloaf” is one of my favorites. Good local beer options and the frozé is yum!”
35 locals recommend