The capital of Indiana and the largest city in the state, Indianapolis is home to over 800,000 people. It’s commonly known as the “Racing Capital of the World,” famous for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and annual races like the Indy 500 and Allstate 400. Some also call Indianapolis the “Crossroads of America” because of the interstate highways that converge there. Indianapolis is also within a day’s drive of seventy percent of the US population… but it’s much more fun to book a bus rental and see Indianapolis while someone else does the driving.
Although the city’s economy centers on finance, insurance, manufacturing and healthcare, there’s still plenty of culture for visitors to enjoy. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the associated auto racing culture isn’t all the city has to offer, either. From the vantage point of a charter bus rental in Indianapolis, you could check out the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the Indiana Statehouse, and much more. Here are just a few of the things to see and do in Indianapolis, only a party bus rental away.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Recognized by the American Alliance of Museums, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world. Every year, over a million visitors come to see exhibits such as the carousel, steam locomotive, dinosaur habitat, and more. The Children’s Museum is a great opportunity for educators to book a school bus rental and head to the biggest and best children’s museum in Indianapolis — or anywhere else.
Baseball fans won’t want to miss a chance to see Victory Field, home to the Indianapolis Indians. The field opened in 1996 with a capacity of just over 14,000 people — although it saw a record attendance of 16,168 fans in July of 2000 when the Indians lost to the Columbus Clippers. Victory Field has been called the “Best Minor Ballpark in America” by publications like Sports Illustrated.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Since 1956, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum has been celebrating and commemorating the city’s racing car history and culture. When it first opened, the museum only featured six cars. Today, it has over 75 on display, with even more in the collection. Most of these cars are Indianapolis race winners, dating back as far back as 1911. Visitors can also see special exhibits featuring every Indianapolis winner from the beginning of the race to the modern day. Pack your race car loving-friends onto a shuttle bus rental and make a day of soaking up Indianapolis race history!
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Art lovers, rejoice. The Indianapolis Museum of Art offers 152 acres of encyclopedic art, one of the largest in the United States. Featuring over 54,000 works on display, the museum has a large contemporary collection, as well as Neo-Impressionist paintings, paintings from the Japanese Edo period, Chinese ceramics, and more. The museum’s outreach program serves thousands of students every year, offering tours of the museum’s collections and grounds in an effort to enrich young lives.
A wildlife adventure is only a minibus rental away. The Indianapolis Zoo features not only a zoo, but an aquarium and botanical garden as well. The zoo is organized by “biomes,” featuring a forest, ocean, desert, and ‘common’ area for the many animals on display. The Indianapolis Zoo is perhaps most famous for the Dolphin Adventure Pavilion, which lets visitors interact with dolphins from an underwater dome. The Indianapolis Zoo has been awarded prizes for its work in conservation and animal research.
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