Plan Your Trip—More to See

In Indianapolis:

Indianapolis Raceway, Indianapolis Art Museum, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Art Center, Eiteljorg Museum of Native American Indians & Western Art; Circle Centre Mall; war monuments and memorials; Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort with four holes inside the Indy 500 raceway.

Around Indiana:

New Harmony historic utopian community, Amish country, historic Edinburgh, Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington, Brown County State Park, Crooked Stick Golf Club, Purgatory Golf Club, Prairie View Golf Club, Lake Michigan, and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

A suggested tour:


Visit downtown Indianapolis, then drive south to Edinburgh, then Columbus for the Architecture Tour.
Go west to Brown County State Park, then visit the Tibetan Buddhist Center in Bloomington.
From Bloomington, go south to French Lick Resort.
If traveling by plane, fly into Louisville, Kentucky, or Indianapolis.


A Longer Tour—Link Up with Route 66

Continue on to Chicago (from Indianapolis, go north, turn left at Gary, Indiana). From there, explore historic Route 66. Combine Indiana with Route 66: fly in-out of Chicago.


Route 66 books and maps:
Route 66: EZ66 Guide for Travelers, 2nd Edition by Jerry McClanahan and Jerry McClanahan
Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series, by Jim Ross and Jerry McClanahan (most essential maps)
The Route 66 Encyclopedia, by James Hinckley (due out Nov. 2012)
Ghost Towns of Route 66, by Jim Hinckley and Kerrick James
Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide, National Historic Route 66 Federation and contributors

Contacts in Indianapolis:
Visit Indy - Indianapolis visitors information 800 323-4639
Indianapolis Motor Speedway 317 492-6412
Indianapolis Museum of Art 317 923-1331
Traders Point Creamery (organic dairy farm)

Downtown Indianapolis:
Indiana Roof Ballroom famous historic theater event center; Circle Centre Mall; Hyatt Regency Eagle's Nest revolving restaurant; JW Marriott 317 860-5800

In White River State Park, adjacent to Downtown Indianapolis:
White River State Park direct 800 665-9056; Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn outdoor amphitheater 800 665-9056; Zoo 317-630-2001; NCAA Hall of Champions Museum 317-916-hall; State Museum 317 232-1637; IMAX Theater in the State Museum 317 233-IMAX; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art 317-636-9378; Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field 317-269-3545; Wheel Fun Bike and Boat Rentals; Segway of Indiana 317-569-0879

Contacts around Indiana:
Miller House and Gardens
Kids Commons 812 378-3046
Columbus Visitors Center 800 468-6564
Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor 812 378-1900
Zwanzigz Pizza and Brewery
240 Sweets Gourmet Marshmallows
Vera Bradley, Fort Wayne, women's bags, purses, accessories
Edinburgh historic Pixy Theatre
New Harmony
French Lick Resort
West Baden Springs Hotel (atrium dome)
French Lick Resort review, including more history
French Lick Winery 812 936-2293
Indiana Railway Museum

Destination Indiana Index