Sightseeing




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War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist


This unique, glass-enclosed dome rests above Washington and Illinois Streets and represents the arts community of the city. Locals and visitors alike have easy access to the Artsgarden, as it is connected to Embassy Suites and the Circle Center...  Read More


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War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist


Constructed in 1929, this Tudor-Gothic cathedral has often been lauded as one of the world's most beautiful buildings. Highlights include a carillon with 54 bells, an enormous pipe organ, a walnut parquet-floored ballroom, and a...  Read More


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War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist
World War Memorial


Standing atop a hill for all to see is this inspirational memorial with an inscription that reads, "Vindicate the principles of peace and justice in the world." A variety of war paraphernalia retraces the history of Indiana, and a Shrine Room...  Read More




The original Union Station, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been adapted as a character-laden hotel. As such, it's not necessarily open to touring, but the starting point of the Indianapolis Railroad is worth browsing...  Read More


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Children's Museum of Indianapolis


Adults and children of all ages enjoy viewing and participating in the many hands-on exhibits provided by this interesting museum. A life-size learning tree is the setting for reading time, and a real stage is set up for precious puppet shows....  Read More


Murat Theatre at Old National Centre


A visit to this imposing structure, with its exotic turret and detailed tilework, brings you to the largest shrine temple in the world. A one-time Shriners' headquarters, the structure now hosts a variety of performances and important events,...  Read More


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War Memorial Plaza Historic Dist


At 284-feet tall, it is hard to miss this stately monument, which stands in memory of thousands of Indianapolis residents who lost their lives in the Civil War. Visitors to this monument are invited to check it out, literally, from top (where...  Read More


Crown Hill Cemetery


A stroll through this massive cemetery (the fifth largest in the nation) is like taking a walk through history. Grab a map from the gatehouse and let it guide you to the tombs of some of history's most important figures. Indy poet James Whitcomb...  Read More


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Chatham Arch
Lockerbie Square

This charming neighborhood began in the mid 19th century. Tree-lined streets create a backdrop for a wide range of Italianate, Queen Anne, and Federal homes. The area was renovated in the 1970's – an effort that contributed to its placement on...  Read More


Indianapolis Motor Speedway


The beginning of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway dates back to 1909, when the automobile industry built a gravel track to test its newest model cars in front of a crowd of onlookers. The gravel proved to be hazardous, spurring the transformation...  Read More


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