Family Attractions In Indianapolis Indiana
When in the Midwest, one destination stop that should be included in the itinerary is Indianapolis. Boasting to be the largest city in Indiana, it claims fun attractions for both kids and adults to enjoy.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis is well known for being the home of the annual Indy 500 car race. When you visit this great Midwestern city, it is a must-see to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway racetrack with all it has to offer. The speedway houses a museum that showcases actual winning cars plus they offer tours of the course. The family will have a lifetime memory moment riding the 2.5-mile track in an Indy pace car.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
One of the fun things to do is to visit is the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for a great family outing. This five-level interactive attraction features dinosaurs, movie props, an antique carousel and so much more.
Who doesn’t love a trip to the zoo? Indianapolis has a fine attraction covering 64-acres that are home to more than 2,000 animal plus 2,000 plant species in its zoo, aquarium, as well as the beautiful botanical garden. You don’t have to bring a lunch as there are tasty food and drinks offered on site.
Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens
If you are a history buff, this site is the former 26 acre home of J. K. Lilly Jr., a prominent resident of Indianapolis, that has opened its gates to the public as a museum. The best time to enjoy this attraction is spring and summer when the gardens are lush and colorful.
NCAA Hall of Champions
This is a must-see stop for college sports fans! Did you know that there are 23 recognized collegiate sports that you can learn about during your visit here? This museum is interactive so get your best game on.
This “blast from the past” game is a family treat. Enjoy the 1930’s decor while playing duckpins, billiards, and having a meal. This site lets you live a part of history while having hours of fun.
K1 Speed Indianapolis
If you are a speed freak and racing is in your blood, you don’t want to miss this stop. Climb into a go-cart to test your abilities on a bi-level, 900 ft go-kart race track. They have carts for kids a well as adults. You can reach speeds up to 40 MPH, so hunker down and put the pedal to the metal.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis Colts fans are no stranger to this site. Lucas Oil Stadium hosts more than just ball games as you can come here for concerts, meals, and shopping. Known as “The House That Manning Built” it hosted the Super Bowl in 2012.
Indianapolis is a vibrant sports city with attractions offering many things to do as well as unique places to eat. Plan a few days to stop and explore this great city. Time to pack the car and head this way.