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Things to do in Indianapolis

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cultural Center
“Recently renamed (from the Indianapolis Museum of Art), this place is wonderful. The exhibits inside and the gardens outside. ”
  • 110 locals recommend
Museum
“Four floors of kid-friendly exhibits and hands-on activities. Consistently voted among the best children's museums in the country. Recently opened a large outdoor sports activity area that is included with the cost of entry.”
  • 103 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“The Home of the Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Many events are held here and its only 10 minute drive away from your stay”
  • 73 locals recommend
Racetrack
“Home to the biggest single day sporting event on the planet and the racing capital of the world. A must-visit for any racing fan.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Stuff to do for everybody. Movie theater, arcades, dining court, shopping, etc.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Zoo
“Beyond the typical zoo fare, home to a state-of-the-art orangutan conservation facility and free dolphin shows throughout the day. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy some trails or just see the outdoors. Eagle Creek isn't far and can make you forget how close to the city you are.”
  • 61 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“World renowned brunch spot. Located directly on Red Line. Get there early or expect to wait... it's totally worth it!”
  • 87 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Broad ripple has lots of unique shops, bars, restaurants and easy access to the Monon trail. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Farm to table restaurant with a constantly rotating menu, known for their signature cocktails.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“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”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of my favorite restaurants! You can’t go wrong with the shrimp and grits. On the pricier side, expect to spend $80-100 for two. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Fountain
“Don't miss all that is Fountain Square! This place is a must visit. Full of cafes, bars, breweries, ice cream stops, restaurants and fun weekend activities.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Luxury shopping center of the MidWest. It's a bit of a trip, but totally worth it. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Solid burger joint. Great patio when the weather is nice. Expect a wait on weekends. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Route
“Walk or scooter around the circle and then climb up to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for a great view! ”
  • 44 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“World renowned brunch spot. Located directly on Red Line. Get there early or expect to wait... it's totally worth it!”
  • 87 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Farm to table restaurant with a constantly rotating menu, known for their signature cocktails.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Bar
“One of my favorite restaurants! You can’t go wrong with the shrimp and grits. On the pricier side, expect to spend $80-100 for two. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Solid burger joint. Great patio when the weather is nice. Expect a wait on weekends. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great bar with delicious cocktails and Latin American themed cuisine such as chips & guac and street tacos. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“The original Indianapolis steak house, known for their world famous shrimp cocktail and top notch cocktails.”
  • 51 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Indoor/outdoor beer hall offers Bavarian surroundings with German food & brew, plus live music.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Contemporary chic spot with cool atmosphere, uniquely delicious food, and live music weekend nights. This is one of our family’s absolute favorite spots in all of downtown Indy. If you go you may just run into us! (Reservations recommended)”
  • 40 locals recommend

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