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Indianapolis Skyline
Credit: Indiana Office of Tourism

IMS Hall of Fame

Victory Field


Indiana's motto is the "Crossroads of America" and you will find yourself at a crossroads trying to determine which fun attractions you should visit first in Indianapolis. If you have extra time to spend, consider some of the following activities. For more information, visit Visit Indy.



NCAA Hall of Champions - Boasts two-levels of interactive exhibits to engage visitors and create a true-to-life understanding of what it takes to make the grade in the NCAA.

Indiana State Museum - Featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the unique stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana's history.

Lucas Oil Stadium Public Tours - Tours last approximately one hour and include visits to the playing field, an NFL locker room, Lucas Oil Plaza, the press box, and numerous other areas (depending on availability) that are generally inaccessible to the public.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art -  The Eiteljorg collects and preserves high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects including pieces from artists such as T.C. Cannon, N. C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick.

Children's Museum of Indianapolis – Deemed the world's biggest and best children's museum, kids will enjoy hands on activities about science, space and more.

Connor Prairie Interactive History Park - Combines history with science and encourages visitors to explore Indiana's natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. The museum offers several historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property.

Indianapolis Museum of Art - Located on 152 acres of gardens and grounds, the museum's permanent collection spans a vast range of cultures and eras, and numbers more than 50,000 works.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Ground tours, a museum and on-track experiences make this a great place to learn about auto racing.

Indianapolis City Market - First opened in 1886, the Indianapolis City Market is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers tours of the Romanesque underground catacombs. With over 30 local artisan booths, it is a popular destination for eateries, fresh produce and retailers.

White River State Park - 250 acres of green space you can explore on a rented Segway, bike, pedal boat or just walk.

Indianapolis Zoo - Five distinct areas present approximately 250 species of animals and more than 2,000 varieties of plants together in simulated natural habitats.

Indianapolis Cultural Trail - An 8-mile world class urban bike and pedestrian path in downtown Indianapolis that takes you past works of art and other attractions.


Daytime highs are in the mid-80’s. Evenings are usually in the mid-60's.

A light jacket is recommended for the evenings. NASBO also recommends weather appropriate clothing for the excursions on Sunday, July 16 to Connor Prairie and Tuesday, July 18 to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Activities will be outdoors and require comfortable walking shoes.



The following restaurants are recommended by the Indiana State Budget Agency staff and are located near the Westin hotel or are a short taxi ride away.

St. Elmo's Steak House - Steak/Seafood

Rathskeller - German

Bluebeard - Local/Organic

Mesh on Mass - American

Harry & Izzy's - Casual American

Santorini - Greek

Cafe Patachou - Local/Organic