Destination Guide: Indianapolis Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Indianapolis


The city of Indianapolis:  Explore the racing capital of the world! It’s bustling downtown, canal front parks, cultural institutions, sports venues and thriving dining scene:

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the home of the Indy 500 annual race, is bustling with racing excitement all year:

Indy Racing Experience allows you to get out on the track and into and Indy car!:

Conner Prairie is a must-see 19th-century living history museum, complete with a Civil War encampment, an 1800s hot air balloon, and interactive fun!:

Bloomington, Indiana is home to Indiana University, international dining, a great Saturday farmers’ market, shopping, and dining:

The Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center, in Bloomington, offers a peaceful spot for meditation, reflection, and prayer:


Chef JJ’s is a unique cooking and dining experience – as everything, from the main course through dessert, is cooked on the grill! Learn from the pros during cooking classes, and enjoy themed dinners and tasting events:

The Rathskeller German restaurant in downtown Indy combines a unique atmosphere with authentic German food and beers:

Milktooth is a hipster’s paradise offering creative breakfast, brunch, and coffee options in a vintage setting:

Cafe Patachou’s six locations around Indy serve up fresh and fast breakfast, lunch and beverage options in their “student union for adults”:

Burger Haus serves up creative burgers and craft beers like no other. Their downtown Indy location overlooks the canal and is a great lunch spot:

The Oceanaire Seafood Room is an upscale spot for fresh seafood and a lengthy wine list:

Lodging Options

Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown is thee hotel for rail fans! This unique, full-service hotel is in a former train station, and some rooms are in historic rail cars! The comfortable rooms offer a unique take on city lodging! Hotel features ample conference space, walking distance to many downtown attractions, and helpful friendly staff:

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