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50 South Capitol Ave. · IndianapolisIndiana46204 · United States  • Phone: 317-262-8100 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8414
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Things to Do in Indianapolis

Local Attractions

The Westin Indianapolis is located near some of the best things to do in Indianapolis. Home to some of the country's best sports and entertainment venues, there is something for everyone in Indy. Annual Indianapolis attractions include the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and MotoGP. Known as the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World," Indianapolis hosts some of the most prestigious events in the world each year.  Here are a few things of the things to do while visiting in Indianapolis. 

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Lucas Oil Stadium

Known best as the home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium is just one block from our Indianapolis hotel and is also is a major site for conventions, exhibitions, trade shows and NCAA basketball competition. The unique retractable roof makes it exceptionally flexible for both indoor and outdoor events. The roof can be opened or closed in approximately nine minutes.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the largest sports venue in America, with crowds of more than 250,000 in attendance at every race. There's still one three-foot wide section of bricks exposed on the racing surface at Indianapolis Motor Speedway - right at the start-finish line that the greatest drivers in the world now cross during the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the U.S. Grand Prix, the only Formula One world driving championship event held in the United States each year.

Victory Field

Considered by Sports Illustrated as the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America," Victory Field is home to the minor league Indianapolis Indians, the Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The facility boasts many unique features including an open concourse that offers a great view of the playing field, festival-style lawn seating and angled outfield seats that hug the foul lines.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse (Formerly Conseco Fieldhouse)

Whether it's a Pacers or Fever game, World Championship Wrestling, John Mellencamp, Disney on Ice, the Circus or another exciting event at Banker's Life Fieldhouse, you'll be experiencing an environment that is unparalleled in all other entertainment venues.  Bankers Life Fieldhouse offers concourses up to 60 feet at its widest so maneuvering to one of the 100+ concession stands is a walk in the park.

Indiana Convention Center

Attached to the hotel via a covered sky-bridge, the Indiana Convention Center has 566,000 square feet of exhibit space.  The Indiana Convention Center is located in the heart of Indianapolis' revitalized downtown and connected by skywalk to Circle Centre shopping and entertainment complex with more than 100 stores, shops and restaurants.

NCAA Hall of Champions

The completely renovated two-level NCAA Hall of Champions has been re-designed as a unique place to visit, entertain and inspire.  Enjoy galleries filled with new interactive exhibits that capture the passion of NCAA student-athletes and flexible meeting spaces in a great location in the White River State Park.

Indianapolis Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world's first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant.  The Indianapolis Zoo is located in White River State Park downtown. 

Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. There's also a planetarium and a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.

Indianapolis School of Ballet

The Indianapolis School of Ballet is a premiere ballet and dance school located within walking distance to our hotel.  Enjoy unparelled performances throughout the year at the historic Scottish Rite Cathedral Theater.

Circle Centre Mall

Looking to do some shopping while in town?  The Circle Centre Mall is connected to our hotel by an indoor skywalk.  Enjoy browsing over 100 stores to find the perfect gift or outfit for any occassion. 

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