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10 Things to Do in Indianapolis


If you enjoy the convenience, you will be happy to know that Brookwood Apartments is about 20 minutes away or less from a variety of desired local destinations around the Greater Indianapolis area. Brookwood is located in the premier Marion County area and downtown Indianapolis is practically at your fingertips, less than a 20-minute drive away.

Spend the night out on the town enjoying the fine dining and exciting entertainment, or stay closer to home and enjoy the afternoon at one of the many shopping or eating options nearby. We are also found close to a variety of pharmacies, banks, gyms, and grocery stores. There are plenty of things to do in Indianapolis this weekend. Whatever you are looking for, you will find it near our convenient apartments, we promise! 


Top 5 Things To Do In Indianapolis


1. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis was founded in 1925 as a nonprofit institution committed to creating amazing learning experiences for all ages. The museum is 481,00 square feet and sits on 30 acres, making it the largest children's museum in the world! 

The museum has 13 permanent exhibits and 12 outdoor sports exhibits. These house 130,000 artifacts and specimens. 

Some of the most popular exhibits are:
-Power of Children: This exhibit shares the stories of children who have made a difference-Anne Fank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White
-Dinosphere: Learn and interact with dinosaurs! 
-Beyond Spaceship Earth: Step onto the International Space Station and learn the daily duties of an astronaut. 
-Treasure of the Earth: Check out the mysteries of an Egyptian tomb and find treasures from the ocean.
-And MORE! 

The museum is open 10 AM to 5 PM and ticket prices vary on the time and day. 

3000 N Meridian ST
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 334-4000


2. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum opened in 1956 and displays rare vehicles and memorabilia from the Indianapolis 500 race. Typically, the museum has up to 300 cars on display to view. Some of the most popular cars are the 1911 Marmon Wasp, 1922 Duesenberg, 1928 Miller, 1938 Maserati, 1948 Blue Crown and the 1960 Watson. The museum also has an extensive collection of helmets, pairs of goggles, fire suits, works of art, more than 500 awards and trophies, and race records. Make sure to check out their website before visiting to see what events are happening! 

The museum is open from 9 AM to 5 PM during March-October and 10 AM to 4 PM from November-February. Children under 5 are free and the pricing ranges from $8-$12. Keep in mind, if there are races scheduled, you will have to have a ticket to the Speedway to get to the museum and any other time, you can get in for free. 

4750 W 16th ST
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 492-6784


3. Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo first opened in 1964. The zoo houses over 3,800 animals and more than 320 species. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the American Alliance of Museums as a zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. 

When visiting, you can see several different animals such as the Addra Gazelle, African Elephant, Amur Tiger, Alaskan Brown Bear, Boas, birds, several species of fish, and more! The zoo also offers Summer Zoo Camps, overnight adventures, and other animal adventures! Visit their website today to see all the learning opportunities the zoo has for you! 

The zoo is open from 9 AM to 5 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 7 PM Fridays to Sundays. Visit today! 

1200 W Washington ST
Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 630-2001


4. Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is located at Newfields and opened in 1906. The museum is located on a 152 acre campus that also has the Lilly House, The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park, The Gardens at Newfields, The Beer Garden, and more! The art museum is the ninth oldest and eighth largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States. 

They house over 54,000 pieces that feature African, American, Asian, and European pieces.

Some of the most popular current exhibits are the Anders Ruhwalk: Century Garden, Holes, and Edward Hopper and the American Hotel. Exhibits rotate so be sure to  check out their website for more information! 

4000 N Michigan RD
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 923-1331


5. Easley Winery

Easley Winery first opened in 1974 and has been serving delicious wine ever since. They are the oldest family owned winery in Indiana and is owned and operated by Mark and Meredith Easley. They are open 7 days a week for tastings and sales, so stop by whenever you want!

They are open from 12 PM to 5 PM but closed on holidays and have reduced hours on other dates. Check their website out for more information! 

When stopping in we recommend the No Opposition Dry Rose if you like dry wines, the 2016 Traminette (Indiana's signature wine!) if you like semi dry wine, the Sweet Barrel Red for semi-sweet wine drinkers, and Indiana Champagne for all of your celebrations! 


205 N College AVE
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 636-4516


Top 5 Amazing Places To Eat In Indianapolis

Indianapolis is home to the University of Indianapolis and has become a driving force in culture, community events and entertainment. This has attracted citizens from many different cultures. As a result, the city's dining scene is an eclectic fusion of local tradition and international flavor. These five must-try restaurants define Indianapolis's culinary culture, from laid-back bistros and cafes to innovative food served in luxury settings. 



Gastropub, New American, Craft Cocktails $$$

Bluebeard first opened in 2012 and in the first year after opening, they were a semi-finalist for the Best New Restaurant in America. Housed in a building built in 1924 that was originally a factory warehouse and was once known as Amelia's Bakery. We recommend starting out with the Charcuterie and Cheese Board and then ordering the Half Rack Spare Ribs for you entree. Pair it with one of their signature cocktails or beers for a full dining experience.

653 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46203
(317) 686-1580 


Bru Burger Bar

Gourmet Burgers, Bar, Craft Beers, Bar Snacks $$

Bru Burger bar has one goal in mind, bring you great burgers made from local meats and topped with the freshest ingredients. The burger bar has indoor and outdoor seating. We recommend starting out with the Roasted Jalapeno Mac and Cheese and then ordering the Garlic Three Cheeseburger for your entree. They do have gluten-free options as well! They also have salads, sandwiches, and desserts to order as well.

410 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
(317) 635-4278 


Mama Carolla's

Italian, Full Bar $$

Mama Carolla's first opened in 1997. With an almost perfect rating on Google, this restaurant is a must-visit. Most visitors comment on the romantic setting and outdoor seating that is available, but we love it for their amazing food. We recommend ordering the Rosemary Chicken Lasagna or the Chicken Piccata. Their menu also has a very extensive wine list to order from as well.

1031 E 54th St
Indianapolis, IN, 46220
(317) 259-9412 



The Eagle Mass Ave 

Chicken, Southern Classics, Beer $$

All the chicken cooked at Eagle Mass are cage-free, free-roaming, all-natural chickens. With a relaxing atmosphere accompanied by Blue's music, Eagle Mass is a must stop! Not only do they serve amazing fried chicken, but their menu also offers snacks such as Brown Sugar Bacon and Hush Puppies, sandwiches, salads, and classic southern sides. They also serve over 100 craft beers and cocktails that are also made from scratch.

310 Massachusetts Ave
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
(317) 929-1799 



The Tamale Place 

Mexican $ 

The Tamale Place originally opened in 2003 and at the time only sold their homemade tortillas. But as demand grew, so did their menu! We recommend the beef in red sauce tamales or the poblano chiles and cheese tamales. You can also order sweet tamales, which our personal favorite is the apple with pecans. Their menu also has tacos, nachos, and classic Mexican side dishes.

E Market St
Indianapolis, IN, 46204
(317) 423-2203