What to do
Broad Ripple Village This eclectic neighborhood 15 minutes north of downtown has great shopping, nightlife and restaurants, including the Parisian-feeling Corner Wine Bar. See reviews and ratings. (317) 251-2782; broadripplevillage.com
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center At the Indiana Experience exhibits, visitors explore the state’s identity by immersing themselves in interactive stage sets, a multimedia theater and touch screens. See reviews and ratings. (317) 232-1882; indianahistory.org
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Fans consider this 104-year-old venue a pilgrimage site, but even people who don’t know racing get wrapped up in the history and pageantry here. (800) 822-4639; indianapolismotorspeedway.com
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Dinosaurs guarding the entrance and peeking into the windows are just the beginning of the playful exhibits here. See reviews and ratings. (800) 820-6214; childrensmuseum.org
White River State Park You could easily spend the day at this downtown urban park. Take in the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, the Indiana State Museum, the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, IMAX Theater and the AAA Indianapolis Indians baseball team at Victory Field. See reviews and ratings. (800) 665-9056; inwhiteriver.com
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