Take a lap around Indianapolis
No city is more synonymous with auto racing than Indianapolis, so get behind the wheel and drive into town. There is plenty to do in Indiana's capital city, from watching marquee sporting events to exploring some of the country's premier museums. Indianapolis is easy to navigate and there's plenty to do, making it a fantastic travel destination for all types of guests.
Lucas Oil Stadium
Climb into your Indianapolis rental car and drive to 500 S. Capitol Avenue to catch a game at Lucas Oil Stadium. The home of the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts, the retractable-roof stadium packs in more than 67,000 fans. Along with its big-game atmosphere, the glass windows on the northeast side of the building provide amazing views of downtown Indianapolis. Even if the Colts are out of town, chances are something fun is taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium. Since opening in 2008, the stadium has hosted important college basketball and football games, concerts, motorcycle races and even Super Bowl XLVI.
Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Watch out, there's a dinosaur crashing through the museum's walls! That is what greets travelers of all ages at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, located at 3000 N. Meridian St. The museum houses more than 120,000 artifacts, the most of any children's museum in the world, on a wide range of subjects, from ancient Egypt to outer space to race cars. With 11 major galleries and exhibits, many of which are interactive, every guest will find something fun and interesting inside. More than 1.2 million visitors explore the Children's Museum of Indianapolis on an annual basis, making it one of the marquee locations on any trip to the city.
White River State Park
Located in the heart of the city, it won't take much work to ride in your Indianapolis rental car and get to White River State Park. The park spans 250 acres and is a great place to be active, whether that be on foot, riding a bicycle or renting a Segway. There is also a canal that visitors can explore via pedal boat. For visitors who want to remain indoors, there are several interesting museums located within the park, including the Indiana State Museum and the NCAA Hall of Champions. Animal-lovers will also be in for a treat, as the Indianapolis Zoo is located directly inside of White River State Park.