Indianapolis, or Indy as it is known by locals, is situated in Marion County in Central Indiana and is both the state capitol and the largest city in the state. Indianapolis is easy to navigate by car and also offers residents reliable public transportation that continues to expand. As far as traffic goes, Indianapolis traffic is smooth in comparison to other large cities. Indianapolis is one of the least congested cities in the United States.
There is plenty to do in Indy for everyone! You will find one of the world's largest children's museums in Indianapolis, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis. There are 29 acres of exhibit space with fun activities everywhere, like the outdoor Sports Legends Experience. Kids can also step back in time at Noblesville, and go on a special historic experience tour, or take a ride on one of the hot air balloons. Indianapolis is home to the famous Indianapolis Zoo, specializing in orangutans, dolphins, and white river gardens.
If you’re a fan of sports, Indianapolis is for you. Home to the Indy 500, the atmosphere is like no other. Indianapolis is referred to as the Circle City and the Racing Capital of the World thanks to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Even non-racing fans look forward to the lively event that has had over 400,000 people in attendance. Indianapolis is also home to 11 professional sports teams, including the Indianapolis Colts (NFL), the Indiana Pacers (NBA), and the Indiana Fever (WNBA). College sports are prominent in the area too. Keep an eye on the Butler Bulldogs in the NCAA Big East Conference Men's Basketball for some exciting games full of Indy pride.
Art, culture, and history are parts of Indy’s identity. Historical attractions like Monument Circle and cultural and art attractions like the Indiana Symphony Orchestra and the Indiana Repertory Theatre are sure to entertain. Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Spread over an area of about 100 acres, the museum and park encompass a diverse landscape, including wooded areas, wetlands, open fields, a 35-acre lake and a series of hiking trails. Indy is also home to miles of recreational trails including Eagle Creek Park which sprawls across 3,900 acres of land.
Dining and shopping are prominent activities in Indianapolis. Indy was named the most ‘Underrated Food City in America’ by Condé Nast Traveler, and for good reason. Indy is fit for foodies with local cafes, craft breweries, brunch sports, and more. Indianapolis is composed of an array of neighborhoods and suburbs each with its own unique personalities and has attracted a variety of people due to its affordable housing, lively city center, and culture.