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Best Tourist Spots to Visit in Indianapolis

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Indianapolis, the Racing Capital of the World, has so much to offer for travelers -sports, music, arts and one-stop for everybody. Explore the world-class museums, dining and shopping spots, and plenty of historical architecture; enjoy the stimulating events and festivals. The city is a lively year-round, attracting crowds from world around. 

Here’s a list of some of the best tourist spots in Indianapolis:

The Indianapolis Zoo- Spend the day with animals!

Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana
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The Indianapolis Zoo is popular for its conservation and research. Stroll with the flamingos, touch a shark, encounter with a tiger and other animal species at the Indianapolis Zoo. Catch a few shows, like the elephant bathing, orangutan exhibits, penguin feeding; don’t pass up the entertaining popular dolphin show at the zoo. Fun for all ages at this spot!

Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, United States
Phone: 1 317-630-2001
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum- Car buffs, this is your spot!

Indianapolis IMS Hall of Fame
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame museum offers several race memorabilia exhibits, including the trophies, winning cars from the past, replica garages, and about seventy-five preserved race cars. Also, take a tour of the famous oval racetrack. The winning Indy 500 cars showcase how racing has changed in the past years. Rev up your engines!

Address: 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, United States
Phone: 1 317-492-8500
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm

The Soldiers and Sailors Monument- Unique Monument!

Monument Circle
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The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is a 284 feet tall monument that memorializes the large number of Indianapolis residents who lost their lives during the Civil War. The monument has an observation deck at its top and a history room at the bottom full of war memorabilia. A must-visit majestic monument, Informative and incredible displays!

Address: 1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Phone: 1 317-232-7615
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday: 10:30am-5:30pm
Website: www.in.gov/iwm

The Indianapolis Museum of Art- Eclectic Collection!

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art is located amid the lush and lovely landscaped grounds. The museum features an assortment of European, African and Asian works of art, and artifacts, such as South Pacific art and Native American art, drawings, textiles and decorative items. This spot has a great indoor art, and awesome outdoor sculpture!

Address: 4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
Phone: 1 317-923-1331
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00am-5:00pm; Thursday: 11:00am-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis- Edutainment Spot!


Children's Museum of Indianapolis, GLCT
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The Children’s museum of Indianapolis is the largest museum in the world, and is split up into five levels, each highlighting different exhibits. It provides an array of interactive exhibits of history, art, culture and science. The museum also has a puppet show, vintage toys exhibits, storytelling session, and an art-craft area. Don’t pass up the water clock and stuffed polar bear. A museum for people of all ages!

Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, United States
Phone: 1 317-334-4000
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm

The Indiana State Museum- Explore Indiana from hostoric time!

Indy State Museun
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The Indiana State Museum offers over 300,000 exhibits that bring out the real life history, from pre-historic times to present. Also, the museum features several artworks, nature, culture and science. This museum has an IMAX movie theatre as well. Iconic spot with exhibits that delineates the Hoosier history, worth visiting!

Address: 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Phone: 1 317-232-1637
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm


Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art- Enjoy American Art, Culture and History!

Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
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The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art offer several exhibits that depict the life and times of the America’s Wild West. Some of the popular artists, such as Frederick Remington and Georgia O'Keeffe works are displayed at this museum. Some of the exhibits chronicle the trials and tribulations of the Native Americans lives.

Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Phone: 1 317-636-9378
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

White River State Park- Explore this Cultural Urban State Park!

White River State Park
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White River State Park is one of the first state parks in Indiana. The park is a waterfront spot with over 250 acres of green space brimming with myriad of entertainment activities, public art and cultural attractions. There is a lot to do and see at this spot- segway riding, three museums, an IMAX theater, pedal boating, Indianapolis Zoo, and a memorial amphitheater. Catch a glimpse of the striking views of the city skyline at this spot!

Address: 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, United States
Phone: 1 317-233-2434
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm

Lucas Oil Stadium- Up for a Colts game, head to this spot!

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of Indianapolis Colts
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Lucas Oil Stadium is a 67,000 seat stadium with a retractable roof and great facilities. Do watch the Colts play at this stadium. This spot offers an amazing view of the downtown Indy Skyline. Nightlife, bars and eatery are just a few steps away from the stadium entrance. 

Address: 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225, United States
Phone: 1 317-262-8600

Indiana War Memorial- A beautiful tribute to military history!

Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis
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Indiana War Memorial features several was paraphernalia, from revolution to the modern era. Also, there is a shrine room at the top that includes an altar with an American flag standing in honor of those who perished fighting for their country. A majestic spot!

Address: 431 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States
Phone: 1 317-232-7615
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday: 9:00am-5:00pm
Website: www.in.gov/iwm

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