Indianapolis is home to the world’s largest spectator sports venue, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and the two largest single-day sporting events in the world: the Indianapolis 500 and the Allstate 400 at the Brickyard.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects neighborhoods, six designated cultural districts and entertainment amenities, and serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system.
From world-class museums and exciting attractions to history and heritage, Indianapolis can inspire, entertain and educate visitors with a diverse array of attractions and landmarks. Each year, more than 350,000 people visit Conner Prairie, a 19th-century living history museum where Indiana’s past becomes the present. Buildings, furnishings, costumes and even the actors’ speech and conversations are thoroughly researched and recreated. Visitors experience many authentic frontier activities, including a camp meeting, a wedding celebration and a historic baseball game.
The Conseco Fieldhouse opened in 1999 and stands as a monument to Indiana’s rich basketball tradition. This state-of-the-art facility combines the nostalgic feelings of the past with the benefits of the future. The Fieldhouse is home to the NBA’s Indiana Pacers and the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, as well as being a venue for hockey, concerts and other events. It occupies 750,000 square feet with a seating capacity of approximately 18,500, including 69 suites and 2,500 club seats.
The Indiana State Museum, located in downtown’s White River State Park, is a showplace for Indiana’s cultural and natural history. Permanent exhibits detail everything from ancient glaciers to Indiana’s first settlers. It’s a gathering place, a learning experience and family-friendly entertainment all in a unique architectural treasure.