If you’re looking for a new and interesting city to visit in the U.S., then Indianapolis should be a definite consideration. Even if you’ve traveled throughout the world and back, Indy deserves another look. The Midwest has a unique vibe that will leave you coming back for more.
Don’t fret about a hotel room, just rent an RV from Outdoorsy and put the pedal to the metal. Here, we list some of the popular sights of Indianapolis that have been proven worthy of your attention.
It’s All About the Connections
You’ll never miss a beat when walking around the city. You’re probably wondering why. Well, Indianapolis has 4,700 hotel rooms and what’s more is that 12 hotels are connected by climate-controlled skywalks. In fact, they have more climate-controlled skywalks than any other city.
Feel like royalty as you tour one hotel after another. This is truly a convenience regardless of what the weather is doing outside. Plus, it’s a great way to tour the city in rain or shine.
Let’s face it, traveling can be difficult with a family. Well, you won’t feel that way in Indianapolis as this is a city that truly has something for every member of the family. While in your RV, make a pit stop at the Indianapolis Zoo. Here you’ll get to see red pandas, dolphins, orangutans and more.
The kids will go wild. And, it’s also located within the White River State Park. Next, pay a visit to the Children’s Museum. Your kids will be pleased when they find out this is the largest kid’s museum in the world. It is almost 500,000 square feet and continually growing.
Furthermore, you’ll find the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. Your kids will get worn out playing so, it’s the perfect idea for getting a good night’s rest.
Other exhibits include “Take Me There China,” dancing, space exploration, dinosaurs and more. But, wait, there’s more. Enjoy the 1.5-mile Indy Canal with a relaxing gondola ride. Another option is to stroll along the Indy Canal. The family will also love the NCAA Hall of Champions.
In 2012, the city invested $3 billion in tourism and convention center. Part of this process expanded the Indiana Convention Center to 566,600 sq. ft. of exhibit space. In 2008, the Indianapolis International Airport was opened. It has since been named the Best Airport in North America between 2012-2015.
Furthermore, many of the downtown hotels invested $120 million in new construction. On top of that, the JW Marriott opened a 1,005-room in 2012. As you can see, this city is sleek with more polish to come. It won’t be hard to feel quite cosmopolitan in Indy.
Indy is all about cars and race culture. Take in the legendary Indy 500, which first opened in 1909. This is truly the crown jewel of American auto racing. Every year, the raceway brings over 200,000 spectators. In fact, it has been called “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Even the town where the races take place is called Speedway. And, the Indy 500 trophy has sculptures of the winner’s faces–which, is over 100 images of past winners on the 5-foot-4-inch trophy.
Don’t hesitate to take a trip out to the racing capital of the world. Take your family, tour in your RV and have yourself a grand old time.