Indianapolis October 18, 2017
8 Underrated Places In Indianapolis To Take An Out-Of-Towner
The holidays are fast approaching, which means if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas get together, you’re likely to have an influx of out-of-town relatives or friends in Indianapolis. It can be stressful trying to plan things to do each day, but we’re here to help! Here are eight underrated places to take an out-of-towner in Indianapolis:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
1. Who North America
If your friends and relatives are sci-fi fans and lovers of BBC’s
Doctor Who, take them to the largest Doctor Who warehouse/store in North America. You’ll find a wide selection of books, collectables, and memorabilia from one of the world’s most popular time travel shows. Address: 8901 South State Rd. 67, Camby, IN 46113
2. Naptown Roller Derby
You’ll have an absolute blast watching the women of Naptown Roller Derby face off at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. These phenomenal athletes fly around the flat-track at breakneck speeds! There’s action, excitement, and lots of fun.
Address:1202 E 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205
3. Duckpin Bowling at Atomic Bowl Duckpin
If your visitors have never been duckpin bowling, make it happen. One of the staples of Fountain Square, this 1930s-era duckpin bowling alley has eight vintage lanes, pool tables, and a wonderful cafe area.
Address: 1105 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN 46203
4. Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame
Located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, this site houses the Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Take your out-of-towners to one of the most highly recognized museums dedicated to auto racing in the world.
Address: 4790 W 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
5. The Ruins at Holliday Park
These ruins are the iconic feature of one of Indy’s most popular parks. Restored and renovated after nearly seven years of work, The Ruins are a must-see stop for any tourist looking to experience the beauty that this city has to offer.
Address: 6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
6. Garfield Park Conservatory & Sunken Gardens
Not to be confused with the conservatory of the same name in Chicago,
this Garfield Park Conservatory offers some of the city’s most beautiful gardens. If you and your out-of-towners are lovers of gardening or nature, the Sunken Gardens are where you want to be. Take a nice stroll through the grounds and grab some photos while you’re at it.
Address: 2345 Pagoda Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46203
7. Lucas Oil Stadium
Hopefully, your plans will work out and you’ll be lucky enough to take your visitors to a Colts game while they’re in town! If not, there’s still plenty of reason to check out Lucas Oil Stadium, which offers guided tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Address: 500 S Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225
8. The HandleBar
Who says a stop for a beer can’t also involve seeing the sights of Indy? With HandleBar, you can enjoy local craft beers while pedaling around the downtown area, taking in the sights and sounds of the various neighborhoods.
Address: 501 Madison Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225
These are just a few fun options for you and your out-of-towners to enjoy. There are so many more underrated places and things to do in Indy. What are some of your favorite places to go in the city? Let us know in the comments below.