If your mantra is “If it ain’t fast, it ain’t fun”, then it’s time you gave Indianapolis a spin. Located in the American Midwest, Indiana’s capital city is home to the rushing White River and the world-famous Indianapolis 500 auto event.
The “Indy 500” is the largest single sporting event in the country—no big deal—and it’s all about cars revving their engines to this town’s independent beat. When you aren’t watching racecars speed by, soak in the history, explore gorgeous parks and let your curiosity run wild in unique museums!
When you’re hunting for Indianapolis accommodation, look toward downtown. Oh, and did we mention the “Windy City” is just a few hours’ drive from Indy? Book hotels in Chicago while you’re at it. Road trip, anyone?
Things to Do in Indianapolis
Believe it or not, Indiana and its capital didn’t get their names from a certain adventure-chasing archaeology professor. The region has a rich Native American (aka Indian) heritage, which you can learn more about at Eiteljorg, a hands-on activity centre, museum and events venue. Wanna keep the exhibition explorations rolling? Grab the kiddos and check out the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world.
Speaking of big, the 805-km Indianapolis 500 race is worth planning your trip around. The big day is usually toward the beginning of May, but there are practice runs and other great festivals year-round too, so book Indianapolis hotels accordingly.
Getting To & Around Indianapolis
Catch a flight to Indianapolis International Airport (IND), about 24 km southwest of the city centre. Hop behind the wheel of a Wotif hire car or hail a cab to get around this driver’s city—but leave the high speeds to the professionals.
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