One of Indianapolis’s major claims to fame has to be the thrilling range of sporting events it hosts, which includes the famous Indianapolis 500, the world’s largest single day sporting event. It is also headquarters for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The city’s other claim to fame must be that it is the largest city in Indiana and the second largest city in the American Midwest. I can’t vouch for all of its 2 million inhabitants personally, but I would imagine they’re pretty happy having so many exciting sporting occasions right on their door step. And if you’re less sport and more arts and crafts, there are plenty of other exciting options available too! Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Indianapolis.
1. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
This wonderful interactive children’s museum is the biggest in the world and certainly worth a family visit! The five level playground, for example, has a 43 ft vibrantly colored Dale Chihuly ‘Fireworks of Glass’ sculpture that hangs in the middle of the atrium as well as a totally useable antique carousel on the top floor! Your kids will love exploring the impressive collection of adult and juvenile dinosaur fossils, learn all about the life of a child in modern China, as well as enjoying the sight of the 16-foot-tall movie prop Bumblebee, from the first Transformers movie. Together with North America’s largest water clock and so much more to see and learn, this will be a wonderful day out full of exploration and wonder!