If you’re looking for an Indianapolis T-shirt, coffee mug, photo book, or postcard, the Visitor Center is for you. It’s also a great place to seek out information on what to see and do during your stay.
When a local wants a gift, they turn to Kristin Kohn and her team at Silver in the City. What started as a showcase for locally made silver jewelry has grown in a eclectic collection of gifts and home decor. Browse a collection of Indy-pride t-shirts (317), coffee table books (The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie), stationery (Grumpy Cat notecards), unique home décor items (garden gnome salt and pepper shakers) and some items that defy categorization (zombie cribbage set).
While this shop may be located on Mass Ave, you won’t find any mass production on the shelves of this local boutique. Homespun specializes in handmade goods from 200 artists across the US and Canada. You’ll find jewelry, housewares, food, and apparel adorning the shop – much of it with Indiana(polis) ties.
As if the grounds and galleries weren’t enough, the Art Store is a worthy destination unto itself. Tucked inside this free museum is an incredible collection of museum reproductions (mini LOVE sculptures are a favorite), books, handmade jewelry, and items for the creative kid in your life. You can also pick up everyday objects by European and American designers.
For a definitive Indiana gift, you can’t go wrong perusing the two-story shop inside the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park. Want a Monument Circle Christmas ornament? Check. How about a guide to the 92 County Walk that adorns the outside of the museum? Check. A Buesching mastodon tusk? Check. If you want to take a piece of Indiana home, this is the place for you.
The Basile History Market offers a wide array of Indiana literature, art, music, jewelry, pottery, toys, games, and more. Students, teachers, parents, and history buffs will love exploring the 19th state's past.
You can't go wrong with a toy from the world's largest children's museum, stocked with surprises for infants on up to playful adults. The selection includes lots of science-related merchandise and crafts.
When twin sisters Mandy and Carly were ready to start a business, they pulled inspiration from childhood days popping popcorn on the stove with their grandfather. Today, Just Pop In! is a signature Indy snack, and their popcorn can be found at events, restaurants, hotels, and their storefronts in Broad Ripple and in the Indianapolis International Airport. For local flavors, go with the Sun King Dark Chocolate Osiris or the Smoking Goose Carmel, Bacon + Cheddar.
Since 1998, Elizabeth Garber and her team of chocolatiers have been crafting premium quality chocolates on the north end of Mass Ave. The company has always been community minded, and you’ll find their amazing truffles on the menu at foodie favorite R Bistro and The Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple. With unique flavors like Port Win & Fig and Ginger Wasabi alongside traditional flavors like Amaretto and Tiramisu, you’re sure to find a fit for your chocolate cravings.
It took years to figure out how to effectively bottle the legendary sauce that is an Indianapolis rite of passage, but they finally mastered it. Going to St. Elmo and ordering a shrimp cocktail for unassuming visitors is a tradition for locals, and now you can take some home to light up the taste buds of your friends and relatives. You can promise that their sinuses will be cleared and they just may shed a tear (of joy).
Even when there aren’t 70,000 roaring fans in Lucas Oil Stadium, you can still come by the Colts Pro Shop in the northeast corner of the stadium (there is another location in Circe Centre mall) to get Colts apparel for your football fan. From t-shirts and hats to authentic jerseys, if you bleed blue, this is the place for you.
Upon entering the Pacers Home Court, you’ll first notice the planet-sized basketball with the beloved mascot Boomer doing a handstand on top. Beneath that is a bounty of gear for blue-and-gold fans. Modern gear and retro throwbacks will make sure you wear your Pacers pride in style. You’ll also find a range of collectibles, basketballs, and knick knacks to showcase your team loyalty.