Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana is an explorer’s paradise. It’s also home of the world’s largest children’s museum and boasts the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway which is home to the Indianapolis Hall of Fame Museum. This museum is dedicated to automobiles and auto racing with a huge collection of vehicles and automobile memorabilia.
For art lovers, don’t miss the Indianapolis Museum or Art which houses over 54,000 exhibits from all over the world. See Gaugin and JMW Turner to name a couple of famous artists. For those who like to walk, stroll through the White River State Park. There’s the city’s zoo, plenty of shopping and in the evening, why not take in a show at the theater?
Do visit the Lockerbie Square Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts Italianate and Queen Anne style architecture. When walking through the area, visitors can enjoy exploring 25 historic residences that were built between 1855 and 1930. One of the most famous buildings is the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home; the famous poet lived there for 23 years.
The Space Quest planetarium is another fun day out and great for young visitors. It features astronomy based shows, simulated space flights and light displays. There are also exhibits detailing the night sky and plenty of free daily shows.
Don’t miss out on Indianapolis’ shopping, from local malls to independent boutiques there are plenty of places to find something to treasure. Go to Circle Center for one of the biggest shopping centers and it has a large food court for taking a well-earned break. The Fashion Mall at Keystone Crossing has a large number of well-known designer names as well as high street favorites and Clay Terrace is great for shopping outdoors, although it does have an indoor mall as well. Home to more than 70 retailers – it’s a shoppers’ paradise.
Another way to see Indianapolis is of course, from above. Bolt Jets provides unrivalled views of the area and seeing it as the sun goes down is truly awe-inspiring.