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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cultural Center
“Recently renamed (from the Indianapolis Museum of Art), this place is wonderful. The exhibits inside and the gardens outside. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Museum
“The #1 ranked place to visit on Tripadvisor. Most children’s museums lean heavy on the indoor playground approach, but Indianapolis offers playground touches drenched with real history, toy history, science and art”
  • 98 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Located just 9.3 miles from us, this is the home field of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts and Super Bowl XLVI.”
  • 69 locals recommend
Racetrack
“4 DAYS OF MUST SEE EVENTS HUGE CONCERTS,300000 PLUS PEOPLE ATTEND THIS EVENT!”
  • 80 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Circle Center Mall is a multi-block mall located in the heart of downtown. I recommend using the underground parking that can be reached from either Washington Street or Maryland Street. I believe it costs around $2 for two hours. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Zoo
“IF YOU HAVE TIME TO VISIT , I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! THE BABBOON HOUSE IS AWESOME.”
  • 52 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
  • 86 locals recommend
Park
“Eagle Creek State Park has great hiking trails, kayaks to rent, bird watching, a high ropes course and a beach! ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Dog Run
“A hip area of town right along the monon trail. full of restaurants, shops, and pubs”
  • 59 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Awesome european canal with local shops and restaurants. Great for running or renting a boat with the fam! Near white river state park. Park on the street somewhere nearby”
  • 65 locals recommend
Fountain
“Several Bars and Restaurants. Try Revolucion (tacos & margaritas), Kuma's Corner (burgers), Thunderbird (cocktails) or Red Lion Grog House just to name a few.”
  • 45 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Named after a novel of Indianapolis’ own Kurt Vonnegut this gem features hand made care in all they do. In house made or locally sourced each appetizer or entree was thoughtful, inventive and delicious. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“BRU has delicious, fresh and savory burgers as well as tasty fries and shakes. (You can also get BRU ordered from ClusterTruck!)”
  • 54 locals recommend
Route
“Walk or scooter around the circle and then climb up to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument for a great view! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great culinary and wine experience! Small restaurant and bar so definitely recommend a reservation! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Luxury shopping center of the MidWest. It's a bit of a trip, but totally worth it. ”
  • 47 locals recommend

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“Oh my. This place has won global awards for good reasons. Get there early because there's usually a wait!”
  • 86 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Named after a novel of Indianapolis’ own Kurt Vonnegut this gem features hand made care in all they do. In house made or locally sourced each appetizer or entree was thoughtful, inventive and delicious. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“BRU has delicious, fresh and savory burgers as well as tasty fries and shakes. (You can also get BRU ordered from ClusterTruck!)”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
“Great culinary and wine experience! Small restaurant and bar so definitely recommend a reservation! ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Tacos, tequila and beer. Can be pretty busy and a little loud on the weekends but great lunch and dinner spot.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Eagle has delicious fried chicken and homestyle comfort food. Their mac and cheese, grilled cheese, biscuits and/or any type of fried chicken are highly recommended.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A wonderful restaurant with a great bar. Bartender Jay will make you feel at home while crafting you a delicious cocktail.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This place hits all the right marks, from the atmosphere(totally steak, all the time!) to the decor (dark, busy, like all steakhouses should be!) to the food(perfect!). It is close to the Canterbury Hotel, another icon in downtown Indianapolis, and so is easy to find. If you are in Indianapolis I consider this a must to go restaurant--in fact on a relatively recent trip to Madrid, a restaurant claiming to be the oldest restaurant in the world had a list of the ten greatest restaurants globally, and St. Elmo's was on it. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

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