Home > Indiana > Indianapolis

Indianapolis Tours & Attractions

Indy Walking Tours
Indy Walking Tours
 (1)
from: $50

Indy Walking Tours is a guided 90 minute comprehensive walking tour through the city streets of Indianapolis. Our easy stroll through the city streets of Indianapolis will cover the: Indiana War Memorial Historic District, Mass Ave, the Wholesale District, City Market, the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and various points in between. We'll take a trip back in time to the 1800's, when Indianapolis was a dense malaria infested forest still battling native American tribes. Then, we'll travel ahead a few years to the antebellum period and discover a story of local true crime. Next we'll delve into the post Civil War period and discover the monuments to remember the heartaches and loss of war. We'll also hear about one of the most popular spiritualists of her time. Art Deco takes center stage in the 1930's to 50's as does the story of a rite-of-passage from the 1960's. Finally, learn about the 20th century and its footprint on the architectural style of the city today.

Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Indianapolis Sights & Stories
Smartphone-Guided Walking Tour of Downtown Indianapolis Sights & Stories
 (9)
from: $28

Our smartphone-guided tour brings the real facts and stories behind Indianapolis to life with the quality of a personal private tour crafted by Indy locals. We've taken the same stops and sights we share with our friends and families when they come to town and created an interactive web-based tour for you! Read the stories behind the city, answer questions to reveal fun facts, and experience what makes Downtown Indianapolis incredible! Purchase your tour and then navigate to our website to enter your access code and launch the tour. You can either start immediately or create an account and come back when you are ready to explore. Please note that you and your group read the tour aloud to one another - there is no audio functionality at this time.

Fountain Square Food Tour
Fountain Square Food Tour
 (11)
from: $74

Fountain Square served as the southside's primary commercial corridor since the 1860's. Its laid back atmosphere, beautifully designed buildings and accessibility made it a popular neighborhood for decades. In the early 20th century, the neighborhood had more theaters than any part of Indianapolis, and became an important cultural destination. Fountain Square has recently seen a rapid transformation to a neighborhood with unique restaurants, and trendy art galleries located in renovated buildings. The Fountain Square Food Tour will give you an in-depth look at the area and its surroundings; from humble beginnings to grandeur, rapid decline to resurgence. We will enjoy food from long standing institutions, and hip new destinations.

Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis City - Arrival Private Transfer
Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis City - Arrival Private Transfer
 (1)
from: $66

Book your Private Arrival Transfer from Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis hotel or address. Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers

Top Shelf 14-Passenger Party Bus Rental
Top Shelf 14-Passenger Party Bus Rental
 (29)
from: $570

We have excellent reviews! We know to treat people like we'd like to be treated. We are also very flexible.

Private Arrival Transfer from Indianapolis Airport IND
Private Arrival Transfer from Indianapolis Airport IND
 (1)
from: $72

Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle services from the Indianapolis Airport? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer to your hotel in Indianapolis or the surrounding areas. Get to your hotel relaxed and ready to enjoy your stay in this great area of Indiana. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, a sport utility vehicle transfer that carries up to five passengers.

Indianapolis City to Indianapolis Airport (IND) - Departure Private Transfer
Indianapolis City to Indianapolis Airport (IND) - Departure Private Transfer
 ()
from: $66

Book your Private Departure Transfer from Indianapolis any hotel or address to Indianapolis Airport (IND). Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers

Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by Operation City Quest
Participate in a Fun Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by Operation City Quest
 (2)
from: $10

To play Operation City Quest in Indianapolis , you'll use an app to gather points by completing exciting tasks and finding objects around the city in any order you choose. Use strategy to gain the most points on the app's leaderboard and beat out other teams. Our scavenger hunt has a remote host that will help throughout the game via chat. Let's get competing in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt: Peaceful Part of Town
Indianapolis Scavenger Hunt: Peaceful Part of Town
 (1)
from: $12

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.

Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by Crazy Dash
Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by Crazy Dash
 ()
from: $10

In this fun Crazy Dash scavenger hunt of Indianapolis , players will use an app to find objects in the city, in any order they want, to collect points. They'll also complete challenges for points. Players can see their score on the app's live rankings. All scavenger hunts have a remote host to help along the way. Crazy Dash is our easiest and most casual scavenger hunt. Come explore with us in Indianapolis.

Private Departure Transfer from Indianapolis Airport IND
Private Departure Transfer from Indianapolis Airport IND
 ()
from: $72

Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle services to pick you up from your hotel? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer to the  Indianapolis Airport. Get to the airport with time to spare for your luggage check in and security clearance. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, a sport utility vehicle transfer that carries up to five passengers.

Indianapolis Prowl Scavenger Hunt
Indianapolis Prowl Scavenger Hunt
 ()
from: $28

Our very unique, immersive adventures are the only ones of their kind. We, unlike other companies, provide your very own remote, interactive, live host to assist and encourage you along. We are an Austin, TX-based global custom event design company offering scavenger hunts and other events in 150 cities in North America and beyond! Our specially hand-crafted adventures are equal parts tour, creative challenge, detective hunt, and social experiment! Guests get to discover in an alternate reality our favorite hidden gems off the beaten trail and creatively interpret fun art, history, and culture clues - for points! They get to enjoy fame and glory while appearing on our website’s international leaderboard, no matter what their score. They get to essentially race other teams in other cities, even if they don’t have competitors who have signed up in their city! Get ready to local authors, experience the favorite hangouts only known by locals, discover unusual oddities, and so much more!

Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Indianapolis by Wacky Walks
Scavenger Hunt Adventure in Indianapolis by Wacky Walks
 ()
from: $10

Use an app to explore Indianapolis in this fun royal scavenger hunt! In Wacky Walks, you will compete in royal tournaments to determine a King or Queen throughout the game. The King/Queen will lead the team in finding items around the city and doing challenges for points. Take a photo of the item or completing the challenges through the app. The goal of the game is to keep your King/Queen title the longest and gain as many points as possible during your game. You can play for as long as you choose, in any area of the city you'd prefer. A remote host will be chatting with you throughout the game if you need help. Come play Wacky Walks in Indianapolis today!

Indianapolis Bar Hunt: Investigate Indianapolis Bar Crawl
Indianapolis Bar Hunt: Investigate Indianapolis Bar Crawl
 (1)
from: $12

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.

Explore Indianapolis with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Zombie Scavengers
Explore Indianapolis with a Unique Scavenger Hunt by Zombie Scavengers
 ()
from: $20

Use an app to survive a zombie apocalypse in Indianapolis. In Zombie Scavengers, explore the city however you'd like to search for items needed to survive a zombie apocalypse. You'll get points for finding these items. You can also do some zombie themed challenges for points on the app as well. Strategize in order to get the most points and survive the apocalypse. Your remote host will be there for you via chat if you need anything. Can you survive the apocalypse in Indianapolis.?

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) Airport Hotel Shuttle
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) Airport Hotel Shuttle
 ()
from: $64

ML Black Cars specializes in Private Transport Services. Whether We Are Picking You Up From The Airport, Cruise Port, Rail Station, Hotel, or Your Personal Residence, Enjoy A Private Ride in a Comfortable Vehicle with a Courteous Driver. So For Your Next Transport, Let ML Black Cars take You there.

Private Arrival Transfer - from Indianapolis Airport (IND) by SUV
Private Arrival Transfer - from Indianapolis Airport (IND) by SUV
 (1)
from: $104

Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle services from the Indianapolis Airport? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer to your hotel in Indianapolis or the surrounding areas. Get to your hotel relaxed and ready to enjoy your stay in this great area of Indiana. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, a sport utility vehicle transfer that carries up to five passengers.

Private Departure Transfer - to Indianapolis Airport (IND) by SUV
Private Departure Transfer - to Indianapolis Airport (IND) by SUV
 ()
from: $104

Why stress waiting for unreliable taxis or shuttle services to pick you up from your hotel? Ensure peace of mind with a private transfer to the  Indianapolis Airport. Get to the airport with time to spare for your luggage check in and security clearance. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Choose from a luxury sedan transfer for three people, a sport utility vehicle transfer that carries up to five passengers.

Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by 3Quest Challenge
Fun City Scavenger Hunt in Indianapolis by 3Quest Challenge
 ()
from: $10

Walk around Indianapolis while completing the 3Quest Challenge scavenger hunt. Use an app to find a list of objects around the city and participate in fun challenges for points. Collect points and take a look at your score compared to others around the country! All our Scavenger hunts have a live remote host to help along the way. Come out and explore with us in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis International Airport (IND) Airport Hotel Shuttle
Indianapolis International Airport (IND) Airport Hotel Shuttle
 ()
from: $64

If Your Flying Into or Out Of The City, Allow The Chiefton Group To Meet You There or Get You There… Get Curbside Pick Up / Drop Off Service. Enjoy The Scenic Ride From and/or The Scenic Ride Back to The Airport.

Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis City - Round-Trip Private Transfer
Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis City - Round-Trip Private Transfer
 ()
from: $132

Book your Private Round-Trip Transfer from Indianapolis Airport (IND) to Indianapolis hotel or address and return. Don't go through all the hassle of waiting in a long taxi or shared shuttles queues and use our private, door to door airport transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at a scheduled time and you will travel comfortably to your destination. • Meeting with a Nameplate • We track your Flight • Door-to-door Service • No Hidden Charges • Clean cars & Professional drivers

About Indianapolis

Indianapolis colloquially known as Indy, is the state capital and most-populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the consolidated population of Indianapolis and Marion County in 2020 was 977,642. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-autonomous municipalities in Marion County, was 887,642.[6] It is the 15th most populous city in the U.S., the third-most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, Illinois and Columbus, Ohio, and the fourth-most populous state capital after Phoenix, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Columbus. The Indianapolis metropolitan area is the 33rd most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S., with 2,048,703 residents. Its combined statistical area ranks 28th, with a population of 2,431,361.[14] Indianapolis covers 368 square miles (950 km2), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S.

Indigenous peoples inhabited the area dating to as early as 10,000 BC. In 1818, the Delaware relinquished their tribal lands in the Treaty of St. Mary's. In 1821, Indianapolis was founded as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana's state government. The city was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid next to the White River. Completion of the National and Michigan roads and arrival of rail later solidified the city's position as a manufacturing and transportation hub. Two of the city's nicknames reflect its historical ties to transportation—the "Crossroads of America" and "Railroad City". Since the 1970 city-county consolidation, known as Unigov, local government administration operates under the direction of an elected 25-member city-county council headed by the mayor.

Indianapolis anchors the 29th largest economic region in the U.S., based primarily on the sectors of finance and insurance, manufacturing, professional and business services, education and health care, government, and wholesale trade. The city has notable niche markets in amateur sports and auto racing. The city is home to three Fortune 500 companies, two major league sports clubs, four university campuses, and several museums, including the world's largest children's museum. However, the city is perhaps best known for annually hosting the world's largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500. Among the city's historic sites and districts, Indianapolis is home to the largest collection of monuments dedicated to veterans and war casualties in the U.S. outside of Washington, D.C.

Modern Indianapolis

Economic development initiatives focused on revitalizing the city's downtown continued in the 1990s under the mayoral administration of Stephen Goldsmith. During this period, a number of cultural amenities were completed at White River State Park, the Canal Walk continued development, Circle Centre Mall was completed, and new sports venues (Victory Field and Conseco Fieldhouse, now Gainbridge Fieldhouse) were opened. In 1999, several cultural districts were designated to capitalize on cultural assets within historically significant neighborhoods unique to the city's heritage as a means to promote continued economic development.

During the 2000s, the city invested heavily in infrastructure projects, including two of the largest building projects in the city's history: the $1.1 billion Indianapolis International Airport Colonel H. Weir Cook Terminal and $720 million Lucas Oil Stadium, both opened in 2008.[76] A $275 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center was completed in 2011. Construction began that year on DigIndy, a $1.9 billion project to correct the city's combined sewer overflows by 2025. Rapid transit was reintroduced to Indianapolis with the opening of IndyGo's $96 million Red Line bus rapid transit project in 2019.

Geography

Indianapolis is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States, in central Indiana. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Indianapolis (balance) encompasses a total area of 368.2 square miles (954 km2), of which 361.5 square miles (936 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) is water. The consolidated city boundaries are coterminous with Marion County, with the exception of the autonomous municipalities of Beech Grove, Lawrence, Southport, and Speedway. Indianapolis is the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S.

Indianapolis is within the Tipton Till Plain, a flat to gently sloping terrain underlain by glacial deposits known as till. The lowest point in the city is about 650 feet (198 m) above mean sea level, with the highest natural elevation at about 900 feet (274 m) above sea level. Few hills or short ridges, known as kames, rise about 100 feet (30 m) to 130 feet (40 m) above the surrounding terrain. The city lies just north of the Indiana Uplands, a region characterized by rolling hills and high limestone content. The city is also within the EPA's Eastern Corn Belt Plains ecoregion, an area of the U.S. known for its fertile agricultural land.

Topographic relief slopes gently toward the White River and its two primary tributaries, Fall and Eagle creeks. In total, there are about 35 streams in the city, including Indian Creek and Pogue's Run. Major bodies of water include Indian Lake, Geist Reservoir, and Eagle Creek Reservoir.


Indianapolis CitySpot




©2021-2022 Save on Adventures a Viator affiliate