Indiana Top 10 Attractions

Indiana, or the Hoosier State, is in the Midwest, offering access to the Great Lakes and the attractions related to them. Visitors can pick from cultural attractions, museums, music, sports, the outdoors, shopping, and more when they go to Indiana. The highlight of the state is its capital, Indianapolis, where you will find the most museums and events, but don't be afraid to venture outside of the city to get some fresh air and enjoy the natural beauty of Indiana. As the Crossroads of America, it is easy to get to Indiana and once you do, you'll be entertained for weeks, whether you choose to visit casinos, wineries, festivals, museums, or national parks. Here is a look at some of the best places to visit in Indiana.

1: Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo
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The Indianapolis Zoo is known for giving visitors not just your regular zoo visit. Apart from discovering the zoo's collection of animals, you can also enjoy some unique activities such as the Animal Art Adventure where the zoo's talented animal artists will create you a personalized painting that you can take home with you. You can also try the Dolphin In-Water Adventure where you can have a guided encounter with the zoo's friendly dolphins. Visit the White River Gardens and learn about what you can do to help conserve plants and animals at their Conservatory Show.

Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

2: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Would you want to satisfy your need for speed on this trip? Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and join the Indy Racing Experience Driving Program. You will have the chance to learn and feel what it is like to drive a real IndyCar series on the actual tracks. While you are here, make sure to visit the Hall of Fame Museum to explore unique memorabilia from past races, photos, as well as car displays.

Address: 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

3: Indianapolis Children's Museum

Indianapolis Children's Museum

Let your children explore and roam the exciting world of Indianapolis Children's Museum. Here they can learn about the Jurassic Era at the Dinosphere exhibit, watch a show about planets and stars at SpaceQuest, and have fun with experiments at the museum's ScienceWorks exhibit.

Address: 3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

4: Holiday World & Splashin Safari

Holiday World & Splashin Safari
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Very few parks offer you two fun attractions in one special place. Enjoy some thrilling and breathtaking rides at Holiday World such as Liberty Launch, the Raging Rapids, and the Scarecrow Scrambler. If you want a fun water adventure, check out the exhilarating slides and wave pools at Splashin Safari.

Address: 452 East Christmas Boulevard, Santa Claus, IN 47579

5: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art
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Situated in downtown Indianapolis, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art is an excellent choice of attraction for art lovers and culture seekers. You will find an impressive collection of both Western American and Native American art here as well as some of the world’s best Native contemporary work. The museum can be found at the White River State Park, where you will also find a range of other attractions to enjoy. If you appreciate great art and want to take in some stunning collections and exhibitions, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art is a place that you should definitely pay a visit to.

Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

6: White River State Park

White River State Park
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Spanning 250 acres, White River State Park in Indianapolis is a place where you will find natural beauty, exciting attractions and plenty of activities at your fingertips. You will find something to suit all ages and preferences at this site, including the Indiana State Museum, the stunning White River Gardens, Indianapolis Zoo, and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art amongst others. You can also enjoy the great outdoors in the many acres of green space – and you can even explore the park by bike, boat or segway. With so much to see and do, you will be able to enjoy a full and exciting day of diverse entertainment at this park.

Address: 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

7: Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium
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Home to the Indianapolis Colts, this state-of-the-art stadium will give you the best football experience you've ever had. You can also enjoy the stadium tours where you get a behind-the-scenes look at everything that the stadium has to offer. These one-hour tours will take you to the playing field, the locker rooms, the press box and several other areas of interest.

Address: 500 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225

8: Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument
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This monument has come to be one of the most recognized landmarks in America and it serves to commemorate the Hoosiers who served during the Revolutionary War of 1812. Here you can explore a number of art works built in the monument and take home some lovely souvenirs from the gift shop.

Address: 1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Website: www.in.gov

9: Conner Prairie Interactive History Park

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
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A living history museum, the Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is a fascinating way to delve into the past. Located in Fishers, Indiana, this is a recreation of local life in the nineteenth century and is fun, fascinating and educational. The William Conner home can also be found onsite, and this is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There are plenty of activities, exhibits and interactive fun here for adults, children and families to enjoy and your time here will definitely be unique and exciting. This attraction provides the perfect way to step back in time and see just what life was like all those decades ago.

Address: 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038

10: Marengo Cave National Landmark

Marengo Cave National Landmark
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Discovered by two school children back in 1883, the Marengo Cave National Landmark in Indiana is a fascinating attraction that has been providing tours for more than 130 years. You will find the inside of the cave breathtaking as you take in the rock formations and enjoy the walking tours that are offered here. You can also enjoy a variety of other activities such as gemstone mining, the cave simulator and even water activities at the river just by the cave. There are two key walking tours on offer, which includes the forty minute Crystal Palace tour and the sixty minute Dripstone Trail.

Address: 400 East State Rd 64, Marengo, IN 47140

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