THINGS TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST IN INDY

You know life is short and you want to experience everything it has to offer. You’re a planner, a doer. Your goals mirror your passions and travel is your ticket to achieving them.

You seek to live in the moment, but you know the most important question when it comes to travel is “What’s next?” Follow along as we share only-in-Indy thrills for your next ultimate bucket list getaway.

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103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Man versus machine, see drivers turn laps at 230 mph
  • Concerts, parades, and the famous snake pit - join the party all month long
  • The world’s largest single-day sporting event: May 26, 2019
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Fall in Love at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

  • Visit one of the largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States 
  • Explore both outdoor and indoor works of art that will stay in your mind for a lifetime 
  • Find fantastic pieces of art ranging from African art to Japanese paintings, Greek statues to modern design, and from medieval engravings to contemporary works. 
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Dolphin Adventure

Indianapolis Zoo

  • Only place in the Midwest where you can get in-water with dolphins
  • Help feed the dolphins and interact using hand signals
  • Other animal encounters include artwork made by elephants, rhinos, and penguins 
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Experience the International Space Station

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • Only place on Earth you can go to get a real feel for what life on the ISS is really like
  • The original Sulu himself, George Takei, will be the voice of a new film and immersive sound and light show, featuring the actual escape pod movie prop used in the 2016 film Star Trek: Beyond
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World's Spiciest Dish

St. Elmo Steak House's Shrimp Cocktail

  • It is the world’s spiciest dish as proclaimed by the Travel Channel, and is known to make grown men cry
  • Take home a bottle or two of the famous sauce

 

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Feel the Need – the Need for Speed

Go Karting in Indy

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Head to Fountain Square for a Blast from the Past

Fountain Square Theatre

  • Bowl just like the pros did with the restored 1930s era duckpin bowling 
  • Try your skill at the vintage billiard table 
  • Take your Friday night for a spin with swing dancing, complete with a live band. 
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Climb Monument Circle

A Bird's Eye View of the City

  • Experience Indy’s most iconic monument at the physical and spiritial heart of Indianapolis
  • Climb 330 steps (or take the elevator for $1) to top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument observation deck
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See the world's largest Chihuly

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

  • Be awestruck by the scale of the world’s largest permanent Dale Chihuly installation, Fireworks of Glass
  • Follow the ramp around this five-story-high installation

 

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Relive Hoosiers at Plump's Last Shot

Dine with a Legend

  • Bobby Plump’s famous shot in 1954 won the game for Milan and inspired the movie Hoosiers
  • His bar and grill is famous for making the ultimate breaded tenderloin
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Stay in a Train Car

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Union Station

  • You can stay in real Pullman train cars resting on original tracks
  • Tour attached Union Station, built in 1888 and the nation’s first consolidation of tracks and railroads into one centralized station

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