What To Do In Indianapolis: A Guide To Eating, Lingering And Playing

What To Do In Indianapolis: A Guide To Eating, Lingering And Playing

Indianapolis has been attracting young professionals and families for more than a decade because of its low cost of living, health and tech job opportunities, and friendly Midwestern attitude. Circle City locals are also crazy about sports, from soccer to NASCAR, making Central Indiana a suitable home for March Madness this year.

There’s plenty to do in Indianapolis this spring, including the opening of the Amp Artisan Marketplace, a 50-acre hub for entrepreneurship, scientific research, and creative spaces that houses local vendors like Tinker Coffee, Black Orchid Barbers, and Melon Kitchen in a repurposed one Shipping box represented are containers. The city is booming, with new hotels, restaurants, and even theaters and bowling alleys that opened last year.

Getting to and around Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport has its own recognition: It was named the best airport in North America for the eighth time in a row by the Airports Council International. There are plenty of ridesharing options once you are here, but many cycle around town. Pacers Bikeshare has 525 bikes floating around on or near the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the city’s main 8-mile bike path, and can be booked through the BCycle app.

What to do in Indianapolis

Beauty tycoon Madam CJ Walker – known as America’s first self-made millionaire – is one of Indy’s most famous daughters. The Madam Walker Legacy Center completed more than $ 15 million in renovations in 2020. A reopening is slated for June, which will include a family-friendly festival, R&B and gospel concerts, and a Jazz on the Avenue dinner. In the meantime, visit the Indiana Historical Society’s You Are There interactive exhibit to learn about Walker’s rise to happiness in her hair care empire.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway continues to be one of the city’s most popular attractions. You can ride the track with a professional racing driver at 180 mph, or take the new basement tour at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. You’ll need to hand in your cell phone (photos are not allowed in the basement), but it’s well worth seeing more than a hundred rare cars in the warehouse, including Michael Schumacher’s debut Formula 1 car and the 1968 Rislone Eagle driven by Paul Newman during the Shooting of “Winning”.

Kayakers on the Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis.

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If you’re feeling playful, try duck bowling at the old Fountain Square Theater or fowling – a mix of soccer and bowling – while savoring local beers at the new Fowling Warehouse in the Circle City industrial complex, home to more than 100 manufacturers and artists drink . Sample the one-stop chocolate drinks in SoChatti’s new chocolate tasting room, then try to create a living mosaic at Indy Fused Glass.