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Sights to See in Indianapolis

There are many great things to do and sights to see in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indianapolis has more war memorials than any other city in the country with the sole exception of Washington, D.C. In addition to the city’s many war memorials, which are impressive in their own rights.

There are many other amazing sights to see located throughout the city, including those listed below.

The Catacombs Under the City Market

While these aren’t anything like the catacombs you might expect, filled with decaying bodies (ick!). They are fascinating and have an interesting story to tell. You can take guided tours of the catacombs beneath City Market’s Whistler Plaza. Unfortunately, you must travel to Indy on specific dates between May and October to schedule a tour.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Racetrack

Technically, this encompasses two sites to see, but both are well worth the visit. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to one of the most famous races in the country, the Indianapolis 500. The racetrack, fondly called “the brickyard” by fans has an interesting story about how it got its name that involves 3.2 million paving bricks. You’ll learn all that and more with your visit to the museum.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The world’s largest children’s museum, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a sight to see in its own right. Complete with a dinosaur appearing to break out of the building. Inside the museum are numerous other amazing sights including the 43-foot Fireworks of Glass Tower blown by renowned glass blower Dale Chihuly. Inside is an experiential playground for children that offers educational and fun experiences at every turn.

These are just a few of the top sites to see in Indianapolis, though the city is home to many more amazing sights.