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  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    Operating since 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the most famous raceway in the world. Three major events are organized throughout the year there, including the Indy 500 racing event, when the place is packed with people. In [...]
    D: 4.2mi00
  • Indiana Medical History Museum
    One of the most oldest pathology centers in the US, the Indiana Medical History Museum is a hidden gem of science and medicine. What makes this museum such an interesting a little bit creepy place is that everything looks the same as it [...]
    D: 3.7mi00
  • Indianapolis Zoo
    Spending time in a zoo is always fun, especially if you're with children, and the Indianapolis Zoo was a highlight. The animals are quite close to the visitors, so the children can get a pretty good view of them, which is a plus, [...]
    D: 4.6mi00
  • Eiteljorg Museum
    There is something to this museum that just makes you want to stay hours and hours there. We felt we could have spent the whole day in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. They have a wide variety of collections of [...]
    D: 5.2mi00
  • Long's Bakery
    The best donut serving facility, Long's Bakery is the pastry paradise of both locals and visitors alike. If you go to the bakery, make sure to have as many donuts as you can, because you will love so much that you will want to return [...]
    D: 4.8mi00
  • White River State Park
    Home to various museums and facilities the White River State Park is unique in its own. Full of green spaces, and modern state facilities, the place is a highlight of the city. A whole day wouldn't have been enough to cover all the [...]
    D: 5.2mi00
  • Conner Prairie
    Only 6 miles to the north of Indianapolis, Conner Prairie is an outdoor museum with lots of interactive shows and exhibitions. Favorite of both children and adults, this museum is the most amazing attraction in the city. We saw indigenous [...]
    D: 21.2mi00
  • White Rabbit Cabaret
    One of the most unique and fun shows I've been in Indianapolis was in the White Rabbit Cabaret. Their performances were funny, almost burlesque, witty and really amazing. I loved their costumes. There is only wine and beer to choose [...]
    D: 6.3mi00
  • Paranormal 911 Haunted Firehouse
    What makes this Paranormal 911 Haunted Firehouse so unique is that you are not just shown around a house that is supposedly haunted and told everything about it, but you take part in the investigation to find out whether there are really [...]
    D: 12mi00
  • St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis
    Not really for those with a vegetarian diet, the St. Elmo Steak House is the most popular place in Indianapolis. Even celebrities have come here, many of them having a picture on the restaurant's wall. Their absolute favorite, however [...]
    D: 5.5mi00
  • Slippery Noodle Inn
    A bar with character, the Slippery Noodle Inn is a music gem in downtown Indianapolis. There is live blues music every night of the week, and though there's not much dancing space, you can really enjoy yourself. The beer they serve is [...]
    D: 5.5mi00
  • Thai Taste Indianapolis
    For the best Thai meal you definitely have to go to Thai Taste Indianapolis restaurant. Their authentic Thai ingredients make the dishes so flavorful and delicious that you will lick all your ten fingers afterward. The atmosphere is homey, [...]
    D: 15.3mi00
  • Santorini's Greek Kitchen in Indianapolis
    Featuring delicious Greek cuisine, Santorini's Greek Kitchen is a European gem in the heart of Indianapolis. Their gyros and calamari are exquisite, we just loved the taste and flavor of the food. The service is great, they are [...]
    D: 6.5mi00
  • Chatterbox Jazz Club
    If you like jazz music, than you will love this place. Almost every night there is live jazz music in the Chatterbox Jazz Club and though the bar is smoking area, you can still enjoy the evening sitting at one of their tables outside. [...]
    D: 6.2mi00
  • Indianapolis Children's Museum
    I don't think there is a museum in the whole world that would be so large, so much fun and so much to teach children about history, science, discrimination and courage. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is a real treasure that [...]
    D: 7.5mi00
  • Indianapolis 500
    Lots of corn-fields! [...]
    D: 5.7mi00
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    When traveling, wear the outfit that takes up the most room and you will have more room in your suitcase. [...]
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Indianapolis History

Right in the heart of Indiana was the cabin of John McCormick. That site was finally chosen as the location of the new capital and architect Alexander Ralston was assigned the urban planning. A judge of the Supreme Court came up with a name ‘Indianapolis’ (‘Indiana’+’polis’, which is Greek for ‘town’). The fact that White River proved to be too shallow to allow navigation probably represents the key element in Indianapolis’ future development. To compensate the absence of water routes, several major railroads and highways were crossing Indianapolis in the 19th century. When the Civil War [...]
Cheap flights to Indianapolis

Recent Indianapolis flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $118Frontier Airlines flight Frontier Airlines 
    Orlando, FL (MCO)Indianapolis, IN (IND)01/10/201704:15 pm
    Indianapolis, IN (IND)Orlando, FL (MCO)01/24/201707:30 pm check price
  • $176Southwest Airlines flight Southwest Airlines 
    Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)Indianapolis, IN (IND)03/07/201702:25 pm
    Indianapolis, IN (IND)Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL)03/15/201703:50 pm check price
  • $206Multiple Airlines flight Multiple Airlines 
    Boston, MA (BOS)Indianapolis, IN (IND)02/21/201709:40 am
    Indianapolis, IN (IND)Boston, MA (BOS)03/08/201705:59 pm check price

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