Indianapolis City Guide
Discover Indy's unrivaled sports offerings, history of innovation, renowned arts and culture, and thriving culinary scene during your stay in the city.
For more than a century, Indianapolis has been home to the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the most famous race in the world – the Indy 500. More than 300,000 visitors flock to the city every May to witness the greatest spectacle in racing and the largest single-day sporting event on the planet, but Indy’s racing and innovation heritage can be experienced year-round at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Dallara IndyCar Factory, Speedway Indoor Karting, and all along Main Street.
Home to professional teams with award-winning venues, the NCAA headquarters, and rich basketball history captured in ESPN’s #1 sports movie Hoosiers, we challenge you to find a city that does sports better than Indy.
Arts & Culture
You’ve seen Robert Indiana’s famous LOVE sculpture all around the world, but you may not know the Indiana artist’s original work stands proud in the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the Newfields campus. Or that the site of Gus and Hazel’s first date in Indy author John Green’s blockbuster hit The Fault in our Stars is in Newfields’ 100 Acres sculpture park.
From professional theatre to swanky cabaret, striking graffiti art to modern masterpieces, Indy’s art scene is flourishing from the main stage to niche neighborhoods. Catch a show, visit a gallery, or create something yourself.
Indy's culinary moment has arrived, with acclaimed chefs and restauranteurs taking advantage of the rich agriculture surrounding the city. Couple that with a collection of local coffee, craft breweries, and innovative mixologists; and you’ve got all the ingredients for an epicurean adventure. Whether you’re a steak lover, vegan, or farm-fresh fan, Indy has you covered.
Music & Nightlife
When the conference day is over, Indianapolis comes alive with hundreds of places for good times, good drinks, and good conversation. From happy hour hotspots to late night live music venues, attendees will find themselves in an activated downtown with endless entertainment and networking options conveniently close by.
Museums & Attractions
As unique as they are acclaimed, Indy’s museums and major attractions offer an array of entertainment and enlightenment conveniently close to the conference. Just outside the hotel you’ll find seven major attractions in White River State Park. A quick walk will take you to the Indiana History Center, percussion leader Rhythm Discovery Center, or Soldiers & Sailors Monument and museum.
Monuments & Memorials
Indianapolis is home to more monuments and memorials honoring the nation’s veterans than any other US city aside from Washington, DC. The patriotic spirit of the city is on full display on Monument Circle – the spiritual and iconic heart of the city, throughout the five blocks of American Legion Mall, and all along the Central Canal.