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Indianapolis - Things to See and Do

Indianapolis, USAIndianapolis is in the Nine-County Region of Indiana, right at the center of the state. It is the state capital and largest city of Indiana, United States, and is in Marion County. The population within city limits is approximately 785,000 people, making it the 12th largest city in the US.

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Indianapolis Information

Population: Approx. 785,000
Time Zone: UTC-5
Languages: English (official),
Currency: American Dollar ($USD)
Currency Exchange: Purchase your USD cash and travellers cheques before you leave Australia

Indianapolis Airport

Name: Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
Address: 2500 South High School Road, Suite 100, Indianapolis
Distance to city: 11km
Car Rental: Great choice of hire cars at mates rates from our car suppliers

Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station

3.5 Star property

Housed within Americas first union station and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Crowne Plaza Union Station is adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center, half a block north of Lucas Oil Stadium and approximately eight miles from Indianapolis International Airport.

Conrad Indianapolis

4 Star property

Connected by a skybridge to the Indiana Convention Center, Indiana Convention Center, and the Circle Center Mall, the Conrad Indianapolis is located less than one mile from the city's center, and is approximately seven miles from Indianapolis International Airport.

Omni Severin Hotel

4 Star property

The four-diamond Omni Severin Hotel is directly connected to Nordstrom in Circle Centre Mall and via skywalk to the Indiana Convention Center. In the heart of the downtown Wholesale District, the hotel is one half block from the famous St. Elmo Steak House and two blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium and Conseco Fieldhouse.

The Canterbury Hotel

4 Star property

The historic Canterbury Hotel, a European, boutique-style hotel offers all of the elegance, service, and amenities that are sure to make your stay a comfortable and enjoyable one. Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, with a private entrance to Circle Centre mall, you will find yourself within walking distance to all of the wonderful attractions downtown Indianapolis has to offer.

Embassy Suites Indianapolis - Downtown

3.5 Star property

This Embassy Suites Hotel in Indianapolis is located less than one mile from the city's center, is connected via a skywalk to the Circle Center Mall, and is approximately eight miles from Indianapolis International Airport.

Westin Indianapolis

4 Star property

The Westin Indianapolis enjoys an unbeatable location in the heart of the city. Connected by a covered sky-bridge to the Indiana Convention Center and Circle Center Mall guests have access to everything they need, whether traveling for business or leisure.


Named after the owners and their child (Asraf, Antonio and Zulma) A2Z Cafe offers up tasty breakfast and lunch dishes. From oatmeal to crepes, omelettes and "build your own" breakfast, to babba ganouche and Divine Salmon Cake salad. Warm, friendly environment for families and friends alike.

Agio is located right on Mass Ave, serving Italian food from chef Joseph Heidenreich. Local art decks the walls and a covered patio offers outdoor dining rain or shine. Agio is very popular pre-shows - theatre and concerts, so make reservations or be prepared to dine at the bar or have a drink while waiting. Vegetarian friendly.

Located in Broad Ripple, Ambrosia is a family establishment for families, romantic night outs and gatherings. Owned by a tiny Italian lady who has kept it in the family since she moved here so long ago. Great Italian food and a bar next door. Great outdoor dining. Dress cute and enjoy a nice, relaxing, homemade Italian meal. Elegant and light decor, Ambrosia is also a staple place to visit for visiting racecar drivers.

Andrus O'Reilly's is Irish owned and serves traditional Irish and American food in a dark, nice, clean environment. Plenty of televisions for your sports viewing pleasure, lots of beers and plenty of room to wander. Nice outdoor dining, and a good place to grab a bite for lunch or early evening.

Barcelona Tapas serves up tapas - Spanish appetizer-sized dishes - to make your palette happy! Small portions and a big menu, with lots of options. Indoor and outdoor dining, with a hip and cute Spanish inspired interior, makes it a unique dining experience for Indy. Go during the week- it's less crowded; you'll get more attentive service, and not feel as rushed. The food comes out as it is prepared, and they also have cheap cocktails (martinis, beer, wine and of course sangria!). Favorites include Pincho de Maruno (pork tenderloin with curry mayo), Patatas Bravas (roasted potatoes in spicy tomato sauce) and Alas de Pollo (garlic pepper chick wings with sherry mayo). Vegetarian friendly.

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