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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
“Great place to visit with children of all ages. It's close proximity to our location makes it especially inviting, approximately one mile. from us. And, if you're here in the mid spring to mid fall you'll be able to take advantage of its latest feature, the out-of-doors sports center which has activities for all ages. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“There's always something going on at Lucas Oil. Colts football, motocross, Monster Jam, and plenty of other unique events!”
  • 71 locals recommend
Racetrack
“This is the world renown Indianapolis Motor Speedway home of the historical Indianapolis 500 race. Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Grand Prix. Don't miss the Indianapolis 500 Museum.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, Circle Centre Mall features over 100 retailers. This includes 15 sit-down restaurants, a movie theatre, and a food court. Hours of Operations **PARKING CHARGE** Sun: 12pm-6pm Mon - Sat: 10am - 9pm”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“Enjoy a zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden all in one !! Pet sharks in the nation's largest shark touch tank, learn from orangutans, walk lush gardens indoors and out, plus watch dolphins and more **ADMISSION CHARGE**”
  • 53 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!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Broad Ripple is a restaurant/bar/shopping district, sort of a college-y vibe. There are a number of great restaurants, a canal to walk along (stop in at The Good Earth Grocery to buy corn to feed the ducks), some nice boutique clothing stores, etc. You can also grab the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to go downtown. ”
  • 63 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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“Named after a novel of Indianapolis’ own Kurt Vonnegut this gem features hand made care in all they do. In house made or locally sourced each appetizer or entree was thoughtful, inventive and delicious. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Catch a Pacers game or a Fever game! Also a lot of concerts are hosted here!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Bru Burger has everything from burgers to pasta to everything in between. The food is always consistent and will not break the bank. ”
  • 55 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
Bar
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“Great culinary and wine experience! Small restaurant and bar so definitely recommend a reservation! ”
  • 43 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! ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Fountain
“Hip Neighborhood! First Friday art walk at Murphy building, Battle of the Bands at the Hifi, Swing dancing at the FS theatre, Duck Pin Bowling, hidden tikki bar at the back of La Revolution, amazing drinks at the inferno room, 24/7 eats at Peppy's grill, live music at the Square Cat, and Burlesque at the White Rabbit.”
  • 49 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
  • 86 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Named after a novel of Indianapolis’ own Kurt Vonnegut this gem features hand made care in all they do. In house made or locally sourced each appetizer or entree was thoughtful, inventive and delicious. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“Bru Burger has everything from burgers to pasta to everything in between. The food is always consistent and will not break the bank. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Great culinary and wine experience! Small restaurant and bar so definitely recommend a reservation! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Tacos, tequila and beer. Can be pretty busy and a little loud on the weekends but great lunch and dinner spot.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Eagle has delicious fried chicken and homestyle comfort food. Their mac and cheese, grilled cheese, biscuits and/or any type of fried chicken are highly recommended.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A wonderful restaurant with a great bar. Bartender Jay will make you feel at home while crafting you a delicious cocktail.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cheery hangout with a warm vibe serving globally-influenced bar fare with craft beer & wine.”
  • 38 locals recommend

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