Lady Liberty may be out on the East Coast, but she has a museum dedicated to her right here in the Midwest. Located on East 10th Street, this kitsch, 9-by-16 foot spot is home to as many as 1,000 Statue of Liberty-themed pieces, including a Barbie, a cigarette lighter, and more.
Tunneled beneath the iconic Indianapolis City Market, a hidden network of subterranean passageways can be found. Consisting of limestone and brick archways, the catacombs were used to transport and store meat and produce before the days of refrigeration. Now more than a century old, they can be toured on Saturdays.
Part of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, this stretch on the 700 block of Massachusetts Avenue smells unusually pleasant for an alley. Conceived by Alaska-born artist Sean Derry, Chatham Passage actually smells like roses, thanks to an underground scent machine.
One of Indianapolis’ many beautiful green spaces, Holliday Park, is home to a distinct art installation designed by artist Elmer Taflinger. Known as the Ruins, the assemblage of fountains, columns, and statues now stand in a true state of ruin.
Dedicated to Indianapolis history, Afrofuturism, and musical vibrations, this gem of a museum can be found on the second floor of Fountain Square’s Murphy Arts Center. The Museum of Psychphonics’ Baby Mothership will especially intrigue fans of legendary funk band Parliament Funkadelic. Note: The museum is currently closed for renovations through 2018.
This Indianapolis oddity is home to more than 450 antique ceiling and desk fans, representing over 140 manufacturers. Open Monday through Friday, this museum also houses hundreds of handheld fans featuring advertising from manufacturers, retailers, politicians, and movie stars.