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Indianapolis is the capital city of Indiana, an electrifying hub of history, culture, and entertainment. Hidden among the glitzy high-rises and bustling city streets, you’ll find a rich range of cultural venues - from theaters to art galleries - and many magical monuments. There’s a lot that the kids will love too, whether it’s visiting an interactive and inspiring science museum, or saying hello to animals at the zoo.

Things to see

Begin your Indianapolis morning by immersing yourself in some of the city’s finest culture at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This encyclopedic art museum - currently based in an acropolis-style building surrounded by lush woodland - houses supreme American, Asian, and European paintings. A top highlight is the Post-Impressionist collection, which boasts works by Cezanne and Van Gogh. If you’re traveling with kids, you’ll want to stop by the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, an immensely large center of education, entertainment, and inspiration. Kids will get a kick out of the giant dinosaur statues, the mega mastodon skulls, and the hands-on science experiments. As the afternoon rolls around, head to the Indianapolis Zoo - another great family-friendly sight - based in the idyllic White River State Park. Here, you can watch dancing dolphins and see mighty silver-grey elephants. Cap off your day by visiting the Indiana War Memorial, an astonishing white-stone structure with a small and touching remembrance museum.

Hotels in Indianapolis

The handful of lavishly luxurious 4-star Indianapolis hotels are perfect for those after a slice of elegant city paradise. Enjoy huge airy rooms designed in sublime modern decor, heavenly massage treatments, and jazzy in-house bars and restaurants. For something more affordable, stay in one of the 3-star hotels in Indianapolis. Take a dip in the indoor pools, burn off excess energy at the fitness centers, and make use of the 24-hour desk service. Those traveling on a tight budget should stay in a 2-star hotel, where you’ll proffer from free breakfasts, WiFi, and parking.

Where to stay

Most folks and families will want to stay in the Wholesale District, the central point of Indianapolis’ Downtown area. This energetic but family-friendly district is flush with eclectic restaurants, fantastic theaters, and jaw-dropping monuments. Here, you’ll also be near the city’s top museums and galleries. For a more bohemian neighborhood full of bouncing off-beat bars, kooky cafes, and thrift stores, stay near the city’s University in the youthful Broad Ripple Village district. Those that like a mix of urban energy and peaceful parkland, meanwhile, can stay near the White River State Park, where you’ll enjoy riverbank footpaths and flower-studded gardens.

How to get to Indianapolis

Indianapolis is easily reached by air, with the city’s international airport based just 12 miles from Downtown. Indianapolis International Airport serves plenty of direct year-round flights from top domestic destinations like Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. If you’re traveling from overseas, you’ll need to catch a connecting flight at one of the top airports served by Indianapolis. From the airport, either take a taxi or hire your own car onsite and race Downtown - the drive should only take around 15 minutes. In the city, the Indy Go bus service, cycle paths, and pedicabs can get you around the center, but you may need your own car to explore the outer suburbs.

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