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What to do in Indianapolis

Staff Favorites

      1. Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
    “There is level upon level to explore and something for everyone! My daughter knows we finish each visit with a trip to the carousel. I love when we bring new people and she shared our tradition with them with so much excitement.” – Laura Perkins, Director of Membership & Chapter Services

      2. Downtown Canal
    “A beautiful walking area located in the heart of downtown, The Canal is a great place to stretch your legs. You can rent paddleboats, bikes, or peddle-carts to explore this area, and it is always brimming with activity. You may also decide to visit the Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Museum, Eiteljorg Museum of Art, or NCAA Hall of Champions. All of these (and more) are right on the Canal!” – Joe Clemmer, Regional Chapter Coordinator, Northeast

        3. Crown Hill Cemetery
      “Definitely taking a walking tour of Crown Hill would be on my list when visiting Indy.” – Angela Herrmann, Managing Editor, New Teacher Advocate

          4. Midlands Arts & Antiques Market
        “My teenage son loves going to antique malls, and this is a huge one that we love visiting, just east of downtown Indy. Not only are there countless stalls with all kinds of offerings, but the building is very old and historic. A fun place to spend a couple hours!” – Laurie Quay, Associate Editor

            5. Indianapolis Arts Garden
          “The Arts Garden is a great place for meetings, to eat together, or just to relax. It’s usually pretty quiet and hosts various art exhibits and performances throughout the week. It’s a great, walkable place to get away downtown—and free! I spent a lot of time studying here during grad school, but I also performed in a holiday concert here in 5th grade!” – Melissa Chrisman, Regional Chapter Coordinator, Southeast

              6. Goose the Market
            “This is part butcher shop, part wine and beer tasting place, and part neighborhood grocery store–but the BEST part about this place is the sandwiches! They are known for The Goose and revered for the Batali. All local, fresh meat and cheese on a hearty baguette. You’ll find it just north and east of downtown.” – Laurie Quay, Associate Editor

                7. Massachusetts Avenue
              “Mass Ave has some of the GREATEST restaurants you’ll ever eat at—seriously. Some of my favorites are Ralston’s Drafthouse (get the pulled pork!), Bru Burger (a MUST-have while in Indy), Bakersfield, The Eagle (if you love fried chicken, GO HERE), and Bazbeaux Pizza. A Lyft ride will get you there pretty inexpensively, and it’s a very walkable strip of restaurants and shops—all local!” – Chris Beaman, Director of Advancement & Communications

                  8. Action & Atomic Duckpin Bowling
                “It’s kind of like bowling with a softball, but even better because you get three turns! And the location—in a hot neighborhood east of downtown—is historic and interesting all on its own in the Fountain Square Theatre Building. You can bowl in an original 1930’s era duckpin bowling alley with eight lanes and grab a sandwich and drink while you’re there.” – Laurie Quay, Associate Editor

                    9. Indiana State Museum
                  Show your Convo badge and receive discounted admission! “The Indiana State Museum has some of the coolest artifacts I’ve ever seen! You can literally use ALL of your senses to explore the museum! They have neat exhibits that’s allow you to see, feel, hear and even SMELL history! They also just opened up a brand new exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Indiana’s involvement in WW1. Plus, if you are a Lincoln lover like myself, this is the place to go!” — Chelsey Sizemore- Membership & Chapter Services Associate

                      10. Eiteljorg Museum
                    Show your Convo badge and receive discounted admission! This is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest. The museums mission is to inspire an appreciation of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous people of North America. The Eiteljorg houses collection items from artists such as Andy Warhol, T.C. Cannon and Georgia O’Keefe. In addition to their ongoing Native American displays they have engaging special exhibitions. All within a short walk from the Hyatt! – Tina Paris, Event and Executive Coordinator
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