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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. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“Best in the US. Spend all day! Adults will have fun too! To take a break, check out their library!”
  • 94 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the Indianapolis Colts, this huge stadium boasts a retractable roof. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
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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! ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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
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
Dog Run
“This place is such a unique area to experience life. It has your typical bars and restaurants but also has a lot of really antique colorful touches to it that make it so much more exciting and memorable! Must check it out!”
  • 60 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”
  • 65 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Our Favorite Indy Restaurant. They change the menu regularly and offer unique dishes.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“Eagle Creek State Park has great hiking trails, kayaks to rent, bird watching, a high ropes course and a beach! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Fountain
“Several Bars and Restaurants. Try Revolucion (tacos & margaritas), Kuma's Corner (burgers), Thunderbird (cocktails) or Red Lion Grog House just to name a few.”
  • 45 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
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
Burger Joint
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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
Shopping Mall
“The Luxury shopping center of the MidWest. It's a bit of a trip, but totally worth it. ”
  • 47 locals recommend