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Fun Things To Do | Downtown Indianapolis

The Indianapolis downtown area is home to some of the most important landmarks in the entire Midwest, and most of the tourist destinations in Indianapolis. Monuments and museums mix with famous Indianapolis cultural districts such as as Mass Ave and Indianapolis shopping centers like Circle Centre Mall to produce the perfect blend of sophistication and familiarity in the perfect downtown Indianapolis neighborhood.

Below is a representative list of fun things to do in downtown Indianapolis; the exhilarating exploration is up to you.

Fun Things To Do | Downtown Indianapolis

4 Star Gallery
653 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.686.6382.
Showing premier national and regional artists.
Alias Gallery
1043 Virginia Ave Ste 5, Indianapolis, IN 317.352.0668
“Emerging urban artists.”
American Cabaret Theatre (ACT)
The Cabaret at the Connoisseur Room, 127 E Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.294.7005 .
Ongoing top-notch cabaret shows.
Art Bank
811 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.507.312
Large photo and fine arts gallery.
The Athenaeum
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 317.655.2755 ext. 149
Live music, festivals and events in this historic Indy building.
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home
1230 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 317.631.1888
Tours of this historical home are available.
Big Car Gallery
Fountain Square, 1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.408.1366
Variety of shows.
Indiana Black Expo
Multiple Venues, Indianapolis, IN 317.925.2702
11-day annual event.
Circle Centre Mall
49 W Maryland St, Indianapolis IN 46204. 317.681.8000
One of the best shopping centers in the Midwest.
Claypool Court
110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.656.7223
Simulcast downtown Indy horse racing.
ComedySportz Arena
721 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.951.8499
Competitive improv comedy acts.
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN 317.233.2434
The only memorial of its kind.
Conseco Fieldhouse
125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 317.917.2727
NBA with the Indiana Pacers and concerts.
Domont Studio Gallery
545 S East St, Indianapolis, Indiana 317.685.9634
Regional and local contemporary art.
Downtown Indianapolis IMAX Theater
The IMAX Theater is located at the Indiana State Museum and offers year round showings of educational movies and today’s biggest Hollywood blockbusters.
The Eagle’s Nest
Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204 317.616.6170. High atop the Hyatt in the heart of the city, this rotating, gourmet Indianapolis restaurant is the place for romance in Indianapolis.
The Earth House Collective is an eclectic spot for music, dance, theater, film, and organic eats. Located in downtown Indianapolis, on the corner of New York Street and East Street.
Easley Winery
205 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.636.4516
Gift shop, tours and free wine tasting daily.
Eiteljorg Museum
500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.636.9378
Special exhibits.
Emerson Theater
4634 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.357.0239
Live music and theatrical arts.
Epilogue Players Theatre
1849 N Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 317.926.3139
Variety of stage plays.
Galerie Penumbra
1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.508.8043
Conceptual, abstract and experimental art.
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Gardens This Indianapolis attraction contains 10,000 square feet of bliss from nature, inside Indianapolis’ oldest greenspace, Garfield Park.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 317.446.5535
Live arts and special events.
Hedback Theatre
1847 N Alabama St, Indianapolis, IN 317.926.6630
High energy drama and musicals.
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 317.639.4300
Special live events and performances.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.634.3400
Horse-drawn yellow rose carriage tours.
Ike and Jonesy’s
17 W Jackson Pl, Indianapolis, IN 317.632.4553
Live music and dancing in this popular bar in downtown Indy.
Indiana Black Expo
Multiple Venues, Indianapolis, IN 317.925.2702
11-day annual event.
Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. 317.232.1637
Fax: 317.234.2447
Indiana History Center
450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 317.232.1882
Ongoing exhibitions.
Indiana Medical History Museum
3045 W Vermont St, Indianapolis, IN 317.635.7329
Scientific artifact collection.
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.635.5252
Ongoing top-notch theatrical events.
Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.236.1870
Ballroom dancing and big band music.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.236.6515
Where the Indiana State Fair takes place! Also the home of the Indianapolis Flower and Patio Show.
Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.232.1637
Beautiful!
Indiana War Memorial Museum
431 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 317.232.7615
Hoosier veterans’ memorial.
The Indianapolis American Legion Mall
601 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 317.275.9256
Ongoing events and cultural celebrations.
Indianapolis Art Center
820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.255.2464
The home for art and artistic activities in Indy.
Indianapolis Artsgarden
Washington and Illinois Streets, Indianapolis, IN 317.624.2563
Central box office and information for cultural events around Indy.
Indianapolis Children’s Museum
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 317.334.3322
One of the biggest of its kind in the world.
Indianapolis City Market
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 317.634.9266
The most popular farmer’s market in Indy. Historic.
Indianapolis Civic Theatre
3200 Cold Spring Rd, Indianapolis, IN 317.923.4597
First class theatrical, dance and musical events.
Indianapolis Hiking Club
Indianapolis, IN 317.578.9026 or e-mail: ewright@indyhike.org
Free organized hiking every day of the year at various locations throughout Indy.
Indianapolis International Film Festival
Indianapolis prides itself on a number of fun and engaging cultural events throughout the year, and the Indianapolis International Film Festival is one of the most highly regarded by locals.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.5492.6784
Home of the famous Indianapolis 500, plus historic tours and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 317.923.1331
Home of more than 50,000 pieces of art, the Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens and the Fairbanks Arts and Nature Park.
Indianapolis Propylaeum
1410 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 317.638.7881
Tuesday Teas. Delightful!
Indianapolis Speedrome
802 S Kitley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.353.8206
Famous auto races.
Indianapolis Tennis Center
815 W New York St, Indianapolis, IN 317.632.4100
Tennis tournaments and championship matches.
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.630.2001
One of the top zoological gardens in the nation, home of the Meerkats exhibit, the Dolphin Dome, the White River Gardens and lots more.
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home
528 Lockerbie St, Indianapolis, IN 317.631.1885
Tours of the former home of the famous Hoosier poet, James Whitcomb Riley.
Knights of Columbus
2100 E 71st St, Indianapolis, IN 317.335.4688
Special events.
Kona Jack’s Fish Market and Sushi Bar
9419 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 317.843.1609
Live music Mondays through Saturdays.
Kuaba Gallery
876 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.955.8405
Unique and classic African art.
Kuntz Stadium
1502 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.274.2725
Men and women’s soccer games.
Language and Culture Gallery
158 E 14th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.250.2714
“Call to action” art gallery. Mixed media social consciousness.
Lucas Oil Stadium
500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Famous football stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.
Madam Walker Theatre
617 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.236.2099
Hot concerts and events.
Military Park
New York and West Streets, Indianapolis, IN
Dance, cultural celebrations and musical events.
Morris-Butler House Museum
1204 N Park Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.636.5409
Tour this historic landmark.
The Mud Creek Players Theatre
9740 E 86th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.290.5343
Fun and thought-provoking dramatic offerings.
Murat Egyptian Room
502 N New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 317.231.0000
Musical concerts.
Murat Shrine
502 N New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 317.636.9700
Downtown Kiwanis Club meetings.
Murat Theatre
502 N New Jersey St, Indianapolis, IN 317.231.0000
Professional ballet and live arts productions at the Indianapolis Murat Centre.
National Art Museum of Sport
850 W Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 317.274.3627
Admission is free to this great museum housed in the University Place Conference Center and Hotel at Indiana University – Purdue University (IUPUI).
NCAA Hall of Champions
700 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.916.4255
College sports champions memorialized and captured for posterity.
Oaklandon Civic Theatre
6450 Oaklandon Rd, Indianapolis, IN 317.823.4761 ext. 3
Up-and-coming theatrical company.
Old World Gondoliers, Inc. For the height of luxury and romance on the Indianapolis Canal, hop a gondola and prepare to be transported back to the Old Country.
Pan American Plaza
201 S Capitol Ave, Suite 001, Indianapolis, IN 317.237.5565
Open ice skating and skating lessons.
Pepsi Coliseum
1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.927.7500
Seasonal ice skating and regularly scheduled concerts and events.
Pike Performing Arts Center
6701 Zionsville Rd, Indianapolis, IN 317.216.5455
Actor’s Theatre of Indiana and more.
Rathskeller Restaurant
401 East Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 317.2636.0396
Live music Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Sigman’s Gallery
930 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.253.9953
Original Indiana art.
Slippery Noodle Inn
372 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 317.631.6974
Popular nightclub with live music nightly.
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 317.232.7615
Historic monument that houses the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum.
Stutz Artists Association Center
212 W 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.503.6420
See artists working in their studios; open to the public!
Survive Alive Village
748 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.327.6707
Interactive fire and safety educational village.
The Theatre on the Square
627 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.685.8687
Two stages of theatrical events and productions.
U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial
Senate Ave and Walnut St, Indianapolis, IN 317.232.7615
National memorial.
The Vogue
6259 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.259.7029
Former movie theater turned music venue.
Warren Performing Arts Center
9500 E 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 317.532.6280
Watkins Park
2360 Martin Luther King Jr. St , Indianapolis, IN 317.327.7275
Summer concert series.
White River Gardens
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 317.630.2001
Special events, botanical gardens and exhibits occupying more than three acres

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