cuisine:

Listing of recommended American restaurants in Indianapolis.

Listing of recommended American restaurants in Indianapolis.

markets:

The Indianapolis City Market feeds the community and guests by offering distinct foods, products and services in an environment that preserves and perpetuates Central Indiana's agricultural, architectural and cultural history. The Original Farmers' Market features over 40 Hoosier producers and a handful of other Indiana, agriculturally-based vendors.  222 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 634-9266

The Indianapolis City Market feeds the community and guests by offering distinct foods, products and services in an environment that preserves and perpetuates Central Indiana's agricultural, architectural and cultural history. The Original Farmers' Market features over 40 Hoosier producers and a handful of other Indiana, agriculturally-based vendors. 

222 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 634-9266

The International Marketplace is a place where immigrants from cultures across the world have come together to create an environment unique to Indianapolis.  

The International Marketplace is a place where immigrants from cultures across the world have come together to create an environment unique to Indianapolis.

 


museums & attractions:

Madam C.J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in America. She became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. As the last surviving iconic building on Indiana Avenue, the Madame Walker Theatre Center is a significant piece of our nation’s history and is listed on the register of National Historic Landmarks. The Walker building, once the headquarters and manufacturing plant of Madam Walker Hair Care and Beauty Products, boasts much of its original 1927 architecture. 617 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 236-2099 info@thewalkertheatre.org

Madam C.J. Walker was the first female self-made millionaire in America. She became one of the wealthiest African American women in the country. As the last surviving iconic building on Indiana Avenue, the Madame Walker Theatre Center is a significant piece of our nation’s history and is listed on the register of National Historic Landmarks. The Walker building, once the headquarters and manufacturing plant of Madam Walker Hair Care and Beauty Products, boasts much of its original 1927 architecture.

617 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 236-2099
info@thewalkertheatre.org

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America.  500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-9378

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded by Indianapolis businessman and philanthropist Harrison Eiteljorg. Its mission—to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. 

500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 636-9378

Conner Prairie is one of the largest attractions in the region and one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country. An interactive history park uses the past to shine a light on the future. 13400 Allisonville Rd Fishers, IN 46038 (317) 776-6000

Conner Prairie is one of the largest attractions in the region and one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country. An interactive history park uses the past to shine a light on the future.

13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038
(317) 776-6000

In honor of his wit and wisdom, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library champions the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. The library/museum serves as a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation. *Moving to 646 Massachusetts Avenue (317) 652-1954 info@vonnegutlibrary.org

In honor of his wit and wisdom, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library champions the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. The library/museum serves as a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation.

*Moving to 646 Massachusetts Avenue
(317) 652-1954
info@vonnegutlibrary.org

The James Whitcomb Riley Museum, the country’s only late-Victorian preservation is a National Historic Landmark which offers visitors a glimpse into the life of the great Hoosier Poet. Authentic furnishings and artifacts include Mr. Riley’s writing desk and his famous top hat and cane.  528 Lockerbie Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 631-5885 rileyhome@rileykids.org

The James Whitcomb Riley Museum, the country’s only late-Victorian preservation is a National Historic Landmark which offers visitors a glimpse into the life of the great Hoosier Poet. Authentic furnishings and artifacts include Mr. Riley’s writing desk and his famous top hat and cane. 

528 Lockerbie Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 631-5885
rileyhome@rileykids.org


events:

A weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and more than 150 artists from more than 60 tribes. Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a kind cultural experience in the Midwest.

A weekend celebration of Native American cultures through art, music, dance, demonstrations, food and more. Featuring Native performers and more than 150 artists from more than 60 tribes. Indian Market and Festival is a one-of-a kind cultural experience in the Midwest.

Located on the grounds of the Bikers Inc Compound, Rib Fest Indy is a place that showcases the Bar-B-Q Pitmasters of Indiana.

Located on the grounds of the Bikers Inc Compound, Rib Fest Indy is a place that showcases the Bar-B-Q Pitmasters of Indiana.


dance:

Indy Hula is a non-profit group, seeking to teach Polynesian song and dance, language, and culture, and to spread awareness through performances both public and private. All skill levels and age groups are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and children to adult. Classes are held every Saturday in downtown Indianapolis.  *Newcomers are encouraged to jump right in for a free class with the beginners! Riolo Dance School 502 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 490-6739 For performance inquiries: info@indyhula.org

Indy Hula is a non-profit group, seeking to teach Polynesian song and dance, language, and culture, and to spread awareness through performances both public and private. All skill levels and age groups are welcome, from beginner to advanced, and children to adult. Classes are held every Saturday in downtown Indianapolis. 

*Newcomers are encouraged to jump right in for a free class with the beginners!

Riolo Dance School
502 N Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 490-6739

For performance inquiries: info@indyhula.org

Swing Dancing every Friday Night in the Fountain Square Theatre with the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. All ages welcome, cash bar or restaurants available for food and beverage purchases. *Beginning Dance Lesson with Naptown Stomp starts at 7:30pm. 1105 Prospect Street Indianapolis, IN 46203 (317) 686-6010 (option 2)

Swing Dancing every Friday Night in the Fountain Square Theatre with the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. All ages welcome, cash bar or restaurants available for food and beverage purchases.

*Beginning Dance Lesson with Naptown Stomp starts at 7:30pm.

1105 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 686-6010 (option 2)


nightlife:

Repeal Restaurant is located in historic Fletcher Place and proudly features crafted cocktails that spotlight spirits manufactured by 12.05 Distillery (located next to the restaurant). 630 Virginia Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46203 317.672.7514

Repeal Restaurant is located in historic Fletcher Place and proudly features crafted cocktails that spotlight spirits manufactured by 12.05 Distillery (located next to the restaurant).

630 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317.672.7514

Ride the bull at Cadillac Ranch, the great All-American Bar & Grill. 39 West Jackson Place Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 636-0100

Ride the bull at Cadillac Ranch, the great All-American Bar & Grill.

39 West Jackson Place
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 636-0100

The Chatter Box is a local favorite presenting live jazz for over 34 years in the independent restaurant and theatre district of Mass Ave.  435 Massachusetts Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-0584

The Chatter Box is a local favorite presenting live jazz for over 34 years in the independent restaurant and theatre district of Mass Ave. 

435 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 636-0584

As Indiana's oldest bar, the Slippery Noodle plays live Blues Music.  372 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 631-6974

As Indiana's oldest bar, the Slippery Noodle plays live Blues Music. 

372 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
(317) 631-6974


craft beer:

Listing of Indianapolis Craft Breweries.

Listing of Indianapolis Craft Breweries.


community:

"The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans." The American Legion National Headquarters 700 N Pennsylvania St Indianapolis, IN 46204 (800) 433-3318

"The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans."

The American Legion National Headquarters
700 N Pennsylvania St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(800) 433-3318

The Speak Easy is a place for entrepreneurs to create, collaborate, and learn. Opened in February 2012 as the first collaborative workspace serving entrepreneurs in the Central Indiana community, the founders believed in providing a place for education, conversation and manufactured serendipity.  NEW (2nd) LOCATION!  47 S. Meridian St. (above the Hard Rock Cafe) 5255 N Winthrop Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220 info@speakeasyindy.com

The Speak Easy is a place for entrepreneurs to create, collaborate, and learn. Opened in February 2012 as the first collaborative workspace serving entrepreneurs in the Central Indiana community, the founders believed in providing a place for education, conversation and manufactured serendipity. 

NEW (2nd) LOCATION! 
47 S. Meridian St. (above the Hard Rock Cafe)

5255 N Winthrop Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46220
info@speakeasyindy.com


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