Indianapolis is the capital of the state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. It is a serious sports town. The Indianapolis 500 and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to each event. In its passion for sports, however, the city does not neglect the arts. In addition to a few notable art museums and galleries, the city boasts a number of theater companies. Indianapolis also offers neighborhoods to explore for Victorian architecture, art galleries, shopping, and dining,
Take time to visit some of the popular points of interest, several of which are located in the downtown area:
For more, check out http://visitindy.com/indianapolis-attractions.
Enjoy an evening out at one of the performing arts venues of Indianapolis, a city undergoing a cultural renaissance. Consider a program at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
, the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre
, the IndianapolisCity Ballet
, or the Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
. Canâ€™t make up your mind? Investigate many other cultural opportunities at http://visitindy.com/indianapolis-arts-culture
The cornerstone of Indy's downtown shopping scene is Circle Centre
, at 49 W. Maryland Street, with anchor stores Nordstrom and Carson Pirie Scott, 100 specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs, a cinema, and the Artsgarden (a performance space suspended over a busy intersection and covered by a glass dome). For something different, head to Broad Ripple, a charming neighborhood 15 minutes north of downtown filled with unique shops. For a directory of Broad Ripple's shops, galleries, and restaurants, visit www.discoverbroadripplevillage.com.
There are more than 200 restaurants in downtown Indianapolis alone, and plenty of tempting menus representing every type of cuisine imaginable. You will love the variety, which ranges from food courts to fine dining to favorite local institutions. For an extensive list of downtown restaurants, go to http://visitindy.com/indianapolis-restaurants-downtown.