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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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 elepants, rhinos, and penquins
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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
  • NASA space capsule Liberty Bell 7 on display
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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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Play the entire Pete Dye Golf Trail

Birdies are your passion

  • Famed course designer and Hoosier native Pete Dye chose his home state to design extraordinary public golf courses
  • With four holes inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course is a must-play
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Go 180 mph in an IndyCar

Indy Racing Experience

  • Get into a two-seat IndyCar and take a spin around the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval
  • Professional drivers will take the turns, all you need to do is hang on and enjoy the g-force
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Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Practice Your Tarzan Yell

  • Swing through the treetops at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country
  • This course isn’t just zip lines - also enjoy rope ladders, 39 crossings, and two Tarzan swings
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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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