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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.

Cultural Center
“Recently renamed (from the Indianapolis Museum of Art), this place is wonderful. The exhibits inside and the gardens outside. ”
111 locals recommend
Museum
“Best in the US. Spend all day! Adults will have fun too! To take a break, check out their library!”
93 locals recommend
Racetrack
“This is a must see if you've never been to "The Circle City" before! The Indy 500 is a tradition - it's located about 15 minutes directly west of downtown - there's an amazing museum which documents the history of the race and the track - there are vintage cars on display & you can even take a ride around the track! ”
77 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the Indianapolis Colts, this huge stadium boasts a retractable roof. ”
66 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Circle Center Mall is a multi-block mall located in the heart of downtown. I recommend using the underground parking that can be reached from either Washington Street or Maryland Street. I believe it costs around $2 for two hours. ”
40 locals recommend
Zoo
“Check it out, that looks like you! Just Kidding, it's a monkey. See all of the coolest animals at the Indianapolis Zoo.”
51 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome trails to hike, they also offer kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, grills and playgrounds.”
59 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
87 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Hip and Fine Dining! A bit more pricey than the average establishment but the food is phenomenal and it's an absolute treat. Sit on the patio for a great vibe.”
78 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Luxury shopping center of the MidWest. It's a bit of a trip, but totally worth it. ”
47 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Awesome european canal with local shops and restaurants. Great for running or renting a boat with the fam! Near white river state park. Park on the street somewhere nearby”
65 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Fun neighborhood with lots of boutiques and restaurants. My favorites are The Half Liter on Winthrop Ave., The Cake Bake shop, The Garden Table and Petit Chou. ”
59 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“A symbol of Indy! You can climb the stairs to the top view point, or take the elevator for a few dollars.”
40 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Excellent service, nice outdoor patio with people watching, great gourmet burgers and other well prepared bar food and local micro brews, make this a great place to eat, drink and relax without breaking the bank. Applebee's pricing, but much better food and experience. ”
53 locals recommend
Fountain
“Enjoy many of the great local eateries - Bluebeard, Milktooth, Repeal, Peppy's, Siam Square, Three Carrots, La Margarita, Thunderbird - 2 local distilleries which are 1205 and Hotel Tango - Great bars : Tappers Arcade Bar, The Dugout, and our authentic Tiki Bar the Inferno Room - there are also many venues including Radio Radio, Square Cat Vinyl, White Rabbit Cabaret, and HiFi”
42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Local fare with a neighborhood vibe. We pick this place for a nicer dinner out. Extensive wine list a plus!”
43 locals recommend