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Indiana Convention Center Introduction

The Indiana Convention Center is a 1.3 million-square-foot convention center located in downtown Indianapolis. Originally completed in 1972, today the complex spreads over 6 city blocks, and includes 566,000 square feet of exhibits space, over 70 meeting rooms, and numerous food courts. It's connected to several hotels, a 4-story shopping mall, and Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, which offers additional exhibition and meeting space. It's in a prime spot for exploring downtown Indianapolis, which can be reached on foot in just a few minutes. The area has many places to eat, drink, and shop.

Hotels near Indiana Convention Center

There's a broad range of hotels near the Indiana Convention Center, and most of the nearest properties are in the mid-to-upper end of the price scale. Many include restaurants or pools, while high-end hotels typically also offer upscale amenities like spas or roof terraces. Budget-friendly hotels are also available. If you want to avoid the crowds and higher prices, try to come on weekdays rather than weekends. Prices may be slightly lower in the winter months, but you'll likely need a warm coat and boots. Room availability can be very limited during major conventions or Colts games.

Where to stay near Indiana Convention Center

The Indiana Convention Center is in Downtown Indianapolis, a lively and walkable area known for its variety of restaurants and bars. At its heart is Monument Circle, the site of the imposing Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, one of the many war memorials that are scattered throughout the city. Most of the city's hotels are located downtown, and some are directly connected to the convention center via skywalks. A number of hotels, including more budget-friendly options, can be found near Indianapolis International Airport, in a commercial area straddling the Sam Jones Expressway, about 6 miles outside the city center.

Things to see near Indiana Convention Center

The convention center is connected to Lucas Oil Stadium, the site of the Indianapolis Colts' home games. The complex is a short walk from the monuments, nightlife, and dining of Downtown Indianapolis. Monument Circle, the heart of Downtown, is just a 9-minute walk away. Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the NBA's Indiana Pacers and the WNBA's Indiana Fever, is 11 minutes away on foot. A mile from the convention center is Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, designated a National Historic Landmark District, which features the American Legion Mall and the Indiana War Memorial. Indianapolis Zoo is 1.5 miles away.

How to get to Indiana Convention Center

The Indiana Convention Center is easy to reach from all parts of the Indianapolis area, as well as from other parts of the country. It's a short walk from Downtown Indianapolis, which is easy to explore on foot. Indianapolis Union Station is across the street, which is a major transit hub serviced by Amtrak and Greyhound. Public transportation is available, with an extensive network of buses running throughout the greater Indianapolis area. There are multiple bus stops near the convention center. Indianapolis International Airport is an 18-minute drive away. Several major highways, such as I-70 and I-65, connect Indianapolis to surrounding cities and states.

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