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Tinker Street

Fork into seasonal dishes such as Indiana asparagus with quinoa and garlic chips or a blue-cheese-topped lamb burger. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are plentiful. The industrial-meets-rustic-wood decor is just …
Museum in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 motor race, is Indy's super-sight. The Speedway Museum features some 75 racing cars (including former winners), a 500lb Tiffany trophy and a track tour ($8 extra). OK, so y…
Museum in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of Art

This museum has a terrific collection of European art (especially Turner and post-Impressionists), African tribal art, South Pacific art and Chinese works. The complex also includes Oldfields – Lilly House & Gar…
Museum in Indianapolis

Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library

Author Kurt Vonnegut was born and raised in Indy, and this humble museum pays homage with displays including his Pall Mall cigarettes, droll drawings and rejection letters from publishers. The museum also replicates…
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Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Cafeterias are an Indiana tradition, but most have disappeared – except for Gray Brothers. Enter the time-warped dining room, grab a blue tray and behold a corridor of food that seems to stretch the length of a foot…
State Park in Indianapolis

White River State Park

The expansive park, located at downtown's edge, contains several worthwhile sights. The adobe Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art features an impressive collection of Native American works. Other …
Museum in Indianapolis

Indiana Medical History Museum

When you think 'horror movie asylum,' this century-old state psychiatric hospital is exactly what you envision. Guided tours roam the former pathology lab, from the cold-slabbed autopsy room to the eerie specimen ro…
Brewery in Indianapolis

Sun King Brewing

You never know what'll be flowing at Sun King's unvarnished downtown taproom. Indy's young and hip pile in to find out, swilling brews from a cocoa-y Baltic porter to a popcorn-tinged pilsner (made with Indiana popc…
Museum in Indianapolis

Dallara IndyCar Factory

This shiny factory is a short walk from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indy 500 motor race, and provides a peek at how the fast cars are made. The wind-tunnel models raise hairs, as do driving simulato…
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Mug 'N' Bun

The mugs are frosted and filled with a wonderful home-brewed root beer. The buns contain burgers, chili dogs and juicy pork tenderloins. And don't forget the fried macaroni-and-cheese wedges. At this vintage drive-i…