About Indianapolis

There’s so much to discover that the list of possibilities can seem overwhelming. Get the details on Indianapolis’ diverse theatre, music, art and sports offerings along with so much more. Check the latest news on exceptional events and attractions, find a list of Things to See & Do in Indianapolis and get information on the History of Indianapolis.

While each individual is unique, there is a principal need that binds us all: the need for escape. Whether you want to go full speed – or slow down – find your getaway pace in Indy with these curated trip ideas below. You'll discover curated collections of attractions, events and restaurants to fit your specific interests. Get inspired and discover the surprises hiding around every corner in Indy.

Madame CJ Walker Theater

Monument Circle

City Market Catacombs

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Why Indy?

#1: Connected
With more hotels (12) and hotel rooms (4,700) connected by climate-controlled skywalks to the convention center than any other city in the nation, Indy offers walkability and convenience year-round.

#2: Vibrant
Indy’s energetic downtown offers over 300 diverse restaurants and 50 major attractions, including renowned arts and cultural institutions, award-winning sports facilities, miles of bike paths, a scenic Central Canal, and 250 acres of urban green space. And the city never stops developing.

#3: Accessible
The nation’s first LEED-certified airport, Indianapolis International Airport, is only 15 minutes from downtown and welcomes over 1,000 flights weekly from 43 nonstop destinations. Airports Council International named IND Best Airport in North America for the last nine years

#4: Innovative
The 8-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail is the first of its kind in the world and internationally recognized as a model for urban revitalization. The urban bike and pedestrian path connects visitors to chef-owned restaurants, boutique shopping, and an array of entertainment options in six thriving Cultural Districts. Bikes are available at select hotels, two convenient rental outlets, and through a bike share. 

#5: Green
If you’re looking for green space, it’s plentiful in Indy. Located in the heart of the city, White River State Park offers 250 acres of green space highlighted by a glimmering canal walk and art-lined pedestrian paths. The park offers plenty to do with a zoo, baseball stadium, concert venue, IMAX theater, war memorials, and museums. If you’re looking to minimize your meeting’s carbon footprint, Indy makes it simple. The city features incredible walkability, a bike share and miles of green ways, and the country’s first LEED certified airport.

#6: Lively 
When the meetings conclude, Indianapolis comes alive with hundreds of places for good times, good drinks, and good conversation. From happy hour hotspots to late night live music venues, comedy clubs to cabaret shows, Indy is alive with after-hours fun and networking locales every day of the week.

#7: Unique
Explore an urban green way named the biggest and boldest move by any American city, one of the largest contemporary art parks in the country, a world-renowned American Indian and Western Art museum, the NCAA Headquarters, the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the world’s largest children’s museum, and much more. The city is second only to Washington, DC, when it comes to the number of monuments and memorials dedicated to honouring our nation’s veterans.

#8: Surprising
Although recognized as a sports capital and home of the world’s largest single-day sporting event - the Indy 500, visitors will find there is a surprise around every turn. Those who haven’t visited Indy before, or at least in a while, will be surprised by the growth the city is experiencing and everything this vibrant destination offers.