Family Friendly Weekend Trip To Indianapolis is the way to go. Indy is full of fun family centered activities that everyone will enjoy!
My son’s soccer tournament schedule took us to Indianapolis, Indiana for Labor Day weekend, and in between games we had plenty of time to check out the city and visit some fun, family friendly places.
Indy is the biggest city in Indianapolis and has much to offer travelers, including amazing food and cultural activities. Rated one of the best cities to visit in 2017 by two major travel magazines, Indianapolis is definitely an up and coming travel destination for families.
The Circle Center Mall is located right in the middle of downtown, and is a 4 story shopping center with all of the stores and restaurants needed to keep a shopaholic busy all day long! With over 100 retailers, a movie theatre and places to eat, you’ll be able to keep the whole family happy here.
You might be lucky enough to catch an Indy Eleven Pro Soccer game while you are in town. What a great experience! Single game tickets are only $11.
Indianapolis is also home to the Indianapolis Indians, their AAA baseball team. AAA baseball is always fun to watch and inexpensive too. Regular tickets are only $10, and you can check for specials on certain days as well. Victory field is nearby to many other Indy attractions and there is plenty of parking as well as shuttle transportation from further away lots.
If you like museums, Indianapolis has plenty of them. The NCAA Hall of Champions Museum is a really interesting place to see, as it’s home to the biggest collection of NCAA history and information in the country. The first floor of the museum holds all of the knowledge you could want about college basketball, along with trivia and artifacts for each team. The second floor is amazing for kids – all of the exhibits here are interactive and they include sports simulators, a 1930s retro gymnasium, a ski simulator and more.
A trip to Indy wouldn’t be complete without learning about auto racing, and at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum you can do just that! This museum has one of the most important collections of race cars and motor vehicles in the world, and includes many series of race cars, including NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula One, as well as motorcycles and passenger vehicles.
We love visiting children’s museums in different cities, and Indianapolis has a great one. The Children’s Museum Indianapolis is an interactive museum with things to do and see for all ages. Current exhibits include one all about American pop culture, One where you can pretend to be a performer in a circus, and the Dinosphere, which includes a full sized T-Rex skeleton.
Where to Stay in Indianapolis? We stayed at The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel, and enjoyed it so much. This hotel is right in the middle of the city, and has a rooftop pool (9th floor), comfy rooms, and great service.
Let’s talk! Have you ever visited Indy? What do you do and where did you stay? Leave me a comment below!