From artwork to animals and sports to live music, White River State Park is Indianapolis' relaxation rendezvous. Check out these fabulously fun sites, therein.
NCAA Hall of Champions
A sports lover’s heaven, the Hall of Champions contains an incredible array of sports memorabilia and living history covering the entire proud legacy of college athletics. Check out the interactive second level where you can get into the game with some digital assistance and watch rare video highlights.
700 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.917.6084
Indiana State Museum
The expansive modern Indiana State Museum focuses on the history of Indiana while also featuring popular traveling exhibits covering the spectrum of science, culture and entertainment. Current exhibits include “NASA’s Destination Station” (April 19-June 29) and “Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of the Mammoths and Mastodons” (Nov. 16-Aug. 17).
650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.232.1637
IMAX at Indiana State Museum
While touring around Indiana State Museum, don’t forget to catch a flick at the largest movie theater screen in town. On the bill are both current theatrical releases and 3-D IMAX films, including “Goodbye World” about a family living off the grid, and “Hey Bartender” for cocktail buffs to enjoy.
Home of the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians, Victory Field has been dubbed “America’s Best Minor League Ballpark” by Sports Illustrated—and for good reason. Its lush green picnic areas and 14,667 seats offer an old-time baseball experience with the downtown skyline as a modern backdrop.
501 W. Maryland St., Indianapolis, 317.269.6545
Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
One of the Midwest’s top outdoor concert venues, the Lawn features a variety of artists in a picturesque setting on the banks of White River. The summer lineup includes Jack Johnson, Panic! At The Disco and John Fogerty.
801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.776.8181
Indy’s canal runs 1.5 miles through downtown and White River State Park, and is a great place to stroll, jog or bike. For fun on the water, rent a paddle boat, canoe or kayak or take a scenic gondola ride.
Segway Tours of Indiana
Want a glimpse of each White River State Park attraction without wearing out your feet? Try the Segway tour, which rolls all over the park.
801 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.253.1910
Military Park is a lush 14-acre green space that was once a Civil War encampment. Make sure to visit the inspiring Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial that celebrates the more than 3,400 Americans to receive the U.S.’s highest military award.
601 W. New York St., Indianapolis, 317.233.2434
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
One of the city's hidden gems, the Eiteljorg contains arguably the finest collection of Native American art in the U.S., plus Western-themed paintings, sculptures and other works. Don't skip the unique gift shop containing a huge variety of hand-made objects and jewelry.
500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.636.9378
Indianapolis Zoo/White River Gardens
Home to orangutans and hundreds of other creatures, the 250-acre Indianapolis Zoo boasts the brand new International Orangutan Center, an aquarium, dolphin theater, rides and botanical garden.
1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.630.2001