While Indianapolis, Indiana, may be the 12th largest city in the United States, size isn't what has seized the interest of vacationers and residents. The city is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the venue for two of the biggest automobile races in sports, and that has earned it the title of "Racing Capital of the World." Still, travelers who've booked cheap vacation packages to Indianapolis will soon find that there's more to Circle City than speed.
After checking into your hotel near downtown Indianapolis, set out to see what the city has to offer. The Motor Speedway is an obvious stop, and even if no one's racing, you can still take a track tour. The striking state capitol has lots of little design flourishes that architecture buffs will love, and fans of history should check out the Indiana War Memorial (a seven-block site), Crown Hill Cemetery (the final resting place of President Benjamin Harrison and John Dillinger), and the American Legion National Headquarters (which is rife with wartime memorabilia). Families with young children ought to visit the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, which is the world's largest museum dedicated to kids with almost one million square feet of floor space. Don't neglect Indy's idiosyncratic side either. Housed in an ex-asylum, the Indiana Medical History Museum exhibits brains preserved in glass jars, and the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library recreates the author's writing space, scathing rejection letters included. Want to wine and dine? Venture beyond the offerings of downtown Indianapolis hotels. Massachusetts Avenue features Irish pubs, German beer halls, and Japanese-themed nightclubs, while the area around Monument Circle provides Italian, Mediterranean, and Brazilian fare.
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While you're in Indianapolis, you should experience the famous sight, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as well as many other excellent tourist sites, such as Bankers Life Fieldhouse and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
Downtown Indianapolis is the ideal spot from which to to explore some of Indianapolis' popular local attractions, such as Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art and NCAA Hall of Champions.
Hoping to stay within the vicinity of Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art? You'll find a terrific range of lodgings nearby in the Downtown Indianapolis area. The Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown, the JW Marriott Indianapolis, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown and the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown are our top picks.
Got a little extra time to spare while you're in Downtown Indianapolis? Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is well worth adding to your travel itinerary.If you're interested in staying within walking distance of this local attraction, check into your choice of the Residence Inn by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal, the Omni Severin Hotel, the Hampton Inn Indianapolis Downtown Across from Circle Centre, the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown or the Nestle Inn.Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is another fascinating sight to see during your stay. Be sure to check it out before taking off on your next adventure.Book a few nights at the Sleep Inn & Suites and Conference Center Downtown, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown or the Mansion on The Mile B&B to be just a short cab ride from this notable site. The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown or the Villa on Meridian - Carriage House are some of the other top accommodation picks in the area.
If you are after a high-end place to rest and relax, inquire into the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites or the Westin Indianapolis.
If you're after some alternatives, the Courtyard by Marriott Indianapolis at the Capitol and the Residence Inn by Marriott Indianapolis Downtown on the Canal are also well liked by travelers.