Your favorite Indianapolis local and Indy travel enthusiast has rounded up her 16 classic, bucket list items any tourist needs to do on a visit to Indy. No visit to the Circle City is complete without completing the entire list. So let's discuss - what are the best things to do in Indianapolis for tourists?
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Looking for things to do in Indianapolis?
Basketball (Reggie Miller!), the Indy 500, and pork tenderloin. I'd say those are the three most common word associations when I tell people I'm from Indianapolis.
As the self-declared 'amateur sports capital of the world,' in addition to hosting a number of professional sporting championships (including, this year, the NBA All-Star Game), and one of the most popular cities for conventions in the US, Indianapolis regularly plays host to large number of visitors who, sadly, often have fairly low expectations for their time in Indy.
On a happier note, I find that people who've been to Indianapolis have always found plenty of things to do, and have left our fairy city impressed by our friendly Hoosier hospitality, and the sheer number of entertainment opportunities the city offers.
Oh and did I mention our easily walkable downtown?
And our great collection of world-class museums?
Whenever I have friends visiting, they ask the inevitable question: "What are the things I just *have* to do in Indianapolis? And I am always ready to oblige!
So let's walk through the best things to do in Indianapolis that are easy and fun for tourists.
Your Indianapolis bucket list.
Consider this post my love letter to Indianapolis, the best home town there ever way.
I promise we'll find something to entertain every member of the entire family.
16+ Classic, Hoosier Things to Do in Indianapolis
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