For those planning on joining NBATrips on our basketball travel package next year for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game on February 18th at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse Indiana, you might be wondering what to do in between all the action. Thankfully, Indianapolis is a gem of the U.S. and boasts a host of landmarks and fun excursions to keep you busy.
Here are some of the top, must-see destinations!
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Originally built to honor Hoosiers who were veterans of the American Civil War, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is the largest landmark of its kind in the state, located directly downtown in the Washington Street-Monument Historic District. Throughout the year it’s the home of numerous events, and concerts, and always boasts a spirited vibe any time of the night or day. You’ll find street vendors, food trucks, and more.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
It’s no secret that as a parent, sometimes it’s tough to keep kids occupied throughout the day, especially while on vacation. Thankfully, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis can be an all-day adventure. It’s the world’s largest children’s museum, stretching to a full five floors, and features an indoor railroad exhibition, a dinosaur park, and even live theater events!
Indiana State Museum
For all things Hoosier’s culture and history, there’s no better place than the Indiana State Museum. Complete with over 500,000 different objects, the museum offers almost endless opportunities for exploration of the city’s heritage and early days, up to the modern era. Additionally, it’s also home to the state’s largest IMAX screen and regularly plays everything from nature documentaries to more entertaining features.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
NBA fans that also have a taste for the adrenaline-pumping twists and turns of racing will be delighted with a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It’s located inside the city’s 2.5-mile speedway track, providing a great view of the track from the ground up! Featuring two floors of the most classic and iconic cars, as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame, it’s certain not to disappoint.
Lily House and Gardens
For something a bit more relaxing and bucolic, visiting the famous Lily House and Gardens is a must. It’s a beautiful, sprawling 20th-century country estate and French chateau-style home that boasts timeless antiques, period pieces, and furniture with an air of elegance sure to impress. Also, the gardens are a great place to stroll with friends and family and make a perfect getaway any season.
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If you’re planning on joining us this year for one of our custom NBA tour packages, be sure to hit a few of these spots when rolling through Indianapolis. Learn more about our custom NBA tour packages by contacting us online today!