Things to Do in Indianapolis
By Tiffany Dailey, About.com Guide
Museums and Exhibits
Indianapolis boasts the world's largest children's museum (hint: adults enjoy it as much as the kids), along with art and history museums. Special exhibits, often on loan from other world-famous museums and collections, highlight what Indy's museums have to offer.
- Indianapolis Children's Museum
- Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
- Conner Prairie
- See What the Indianapolis Art Museum Has to Offer
Fairs and Festivals
Indianapolis is home to the Indiana State Fair, and festivals celebrating food and drink, countries and cultures, and arts and crafts abound, especially during the warm-weather months from April to October.
Go to the symphony, an opera, or a rock concert or take in a live stage performance. Indianapolis offers music, dance, drama, and more.
- Theatres and Performing Arts Venues
- Madame C.J. Walker Building and Theatre Center
- The Toby at the IMA: Films, Speakers and Performances
Eating out is a favorite pastime, and Indianapolis has options for every taste and budget. Here you'll find restaurant reviews and recommendations.
- 20 Places Kids Eat Free in Indy
- Indy's Top Sports Bars
- Review of Greek's Pizzeria
- Review of Scotty's Brewhouse, North
- Chatham Tap Brings England to Indy
- Review of Casler's Kitchen and Bar
- Review of Orange Leaf, Fishers
- Top-Notch Special Occasion Restaurants
- Yats Cajun-Creole Restaurants are an Indy Favorite
Whether you prefer shopping indoors or out, in mega-malls or specialty shops and boutiques, you're guaranteed the opportunity to shop til you drop.
Indianapolis takes pride in its Colts, Pacers, Indian, and Ice pro sports teams. Not to mention that Indy is the home of world-famous auto racing, including the Indianapolis 500. College and high school football and basketball teams get their fair share of attention, too.