There are plenty of fun things to do and more than enough appealing attractions to visit, while staying in Indianapolis, in order to say that visiting Indianapolis is a wonderful and memorable travel experience.
Great museums, a wonderful zoo, recreational activities for outdoor enthusiasts, art, history...whatever you're idea of a good time is, one thing is for sure: nobody gets bored when visiting Indianapolis.
Among the city's most popular attractions, there are:
>> Children's Museum-Indianapolis, a fun place, where children of all ages can find out and experience new things, through play, the museum boasting more than 100,000 artifacts, including dinosaur eggs, precious gems, sausage tree pods, folk toys, special clothes, decorated everyday objects and art by children and internationally-known artists, as well as over 39,500 American and African-American objects spanning almost 200 years.
>> Indianapolis Zoo, which has the mission to connect animals, plants and people, a wonderful, wildlife-rich attraction, home to hundreds of animals that range from ''small'' to ''large'', gathered from all over the world, as well as more than one thousand plant varieties.
This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors.
>> Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, featuring numerous art collections which contain items that catch the visitor's eye, including The Gund Collection, which showcases the collection of historic western art assembled by Cleveland businessman George Gund (1888-1966) and his family (the collection was given to the museum in 2002), the Contemporary Collection, which represents the broad and rich aesthetics that emerge from many cultural, social, political and religious perspectives of today's West, and the Native American Collection, which contains artifacts from all regions of North America, from the Southeast to the Arctic, the collection being particularly rich in objects from the Plains and Southwest, with a sampling of pieces from almost every tribal group.
The Annual Indiana State Fair, which is usually celebrated in August, is, perhaps, the premier annual event in Indianapolis. This fabulous, colorful, exciting and entertaining festival has been a local tradition since 1851, and has grown, over the years, into one of the most popular and expected annual events in the region.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts, from all over the state, are drawn to Indianapolis by the sounds of music, the flavor of the delicious food served and by the fabulous, adrenaline-pumpin' rides, for visitors of all ages.
If your trip to Indianapolis is set in August, be sure not to miss this fun event, considered to be a definitely ''must'' for every Indianapolis visitor.
Among the top places to shop in Indianapolis, IN, there are:
Circle Centre Mall: 49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Castleton Square Mall: 6020 E. 82nd St. 142D, Indianapolis, IN.
Macy's Glendale Shopping Center: 6101 North Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.
Saks Fifth Avenue: 8701 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN.
Glendale Mall: 6101 North Keystone Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.
A J Wright: 4401 East 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN.
Stouts Footwear: 318 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN.
Meijer: 5349 West Pike Plaza Road, Indianapolis, IN.
Starport At Circle Centre Mall: Ste 101, 49 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, IN.