Indianapolis may be most famous for its Speedway, but that's not all that the city has to offer. Indy's also home to pro basketball and football teams, a renowned zoo, and a pair of respected museums dedicated to art and children's interests.
Families flock to the Children's Museum and the Indianapolis Zoo. For more grown-up activities, professional sports abound: Catch Pacers NBA basketball or Colts NFL football. Stroll the scenic Canal Walk or peruse Eiteljorg Museum's Native art.
This area near The Brickyard -- one of the most famous raceways in the world -- offers more than just racing. Visit the Speedway and its Hall of Fame museum for a glimpse of racing history. The area's also home to a number of pleasant golf courses.
These residential areas offer easy downtown access. Monon Trail links shops, homes, schools, parks and the fairgrounds. Take in a concert at the Performing Arts Center of Carmel, play golf at one of many courses or explore nearby Broad Ripple Park.
During big races like the Indianapolis 500 in May and the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in August, hotel rooms become scarce and pricey all throughout the city and surrounding areas. If you're heading to the Motor Speedway -- or even if you're visiting for other reasons -- make sure to book early.