Journey to the center of the states
Twenty-two million people visit Indianapolis every year. That's 60 thousand every day.
Memoirs of a shopaholic
Forbes ranks Indianapolis as the fifth best shopping city in America, with 18 different shopping centers and 5,955 retail locations.
Attention, sports fans
Indianapolis is home to the two largest single-day sporting events in the world, the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. Over 400 international and national sporting events have been hosted in Indianapolis over the last 30 years including a Super Bowl, Olympic Team Trials, and world championships in basketball, rowing, gymnastics, and swimming.
The Indianapolis 500 track is so large that Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium, the Rose Bowl, the Roman Coliseum, and Vatican City can all fit inside the iconic oval, which covers 253 acres.
TV and movies
Indianapolis is the birthplace of stars like David Letterman, Brendon Fraser, and Doug Jones of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
For animal lovers
The Indianapolis Zoo, which is ranked among the top 10 in the U.S., contains 350 different species, and was the first in the nation to be accredited as a botanical garden, aquarium, and zoo.
More education on rainy days
Indianapolis is home to the country's largest children's museum in both square footage and number of artifacts. It has 33 memorials and museums, the largest number of museums in the U.S. after Washington, D.C.
Ready to rock
Don't miss the acoustics and great bands at Indianapolis's best music venues, including Klipsch Music Center, The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, Radio Radio, The Vogue, and the Chatterbox Jazz Club.