Things to do in Indianapolis

There’s always something fun to do in Indianapolis, especially in the summer! Whether you’re looking for a indoor experience or an outdoor adventure, Indy has it all. We’ve compiled a few of the most popular things to do in Indianapolis in this summer activity guide. Keep reading to get ideas on how to spend your summer in Indy!

Outdoor Fun in Indianapolis

Nothing says summer like spending time outdoors. Indianapolis is home to many great parks and destinations, all of which are popular during the summer. Here are a few of the most popular outdoor attractions in Indy:

Indianapolis Zoo - Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! Visit the zoo throughout the summer to see new animals and catch some of the many special events. Visit their website for more details and an event calendar.

Indianapolis Parks - Visit one (or all) of the parks in Indy for swimming, concerts, festivals and more. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for details about upcoming events and park amenities.

Conner Prairie - Visit the nation’s first interactive history museum this summer. They have several great summer events lined up including a Fourth of July celebration that is sure to be an explosive good time!

Victory Field - If there’s one thing that says summer, it’s watching a baseball game with a cold beer and a hotdog. Head over to Victory Field to watch the Indian’s play and enjoy both!

White River State Park - Indianapolis is home to the nation’s only urban cultural state park. Visit the park’s website for info on concerts, event, park maps.

Indoor Fun in Indianapolis

Okay, so outside fun isn’t your thing. That’s okay. There’s still plenty to do in Indianapolis on the inside! Visit some of these Indy favorites this summer!

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis - The name may be a bit misleading. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is fun for everyone, no matter their age. Take a look at their website to plan your visit. The Avatar Exhibit opens June 22, so be sure to check that out!

Lucas Oil Stadium - Okay, so there may not be much football going on in the summer but there are plenty of other events happening at Lucas Oil Stadium. Take a tour of this impressive structure or visit for one of the many great events held at the venue.

Sky Zone Fishers - Who doesn’t love trampolines? Plan a party for the kids or just stop in to jump this summer. You’ll have a blast and get a good workout too!

Garfield Park Conservatory - Come visit this Indianapolis gem for only $1! You’ll be amazed by the beautiful plants. They also have several great events scheduled for the summer, so be sure to check out their website to plan your trip.

Indiana State Museum - Any other history nerds out there? It’s okay, there’s nothing wrong with learning in the summer! This museum is full of fun Indiana memorabilia and artifacts that the entire family will love.

This is by no means an extensive list of things to do in Indianapolis. There’s something fun to do indoors or outdoors in every neighborhood in the city. What are your favorite summer activities in Indianapolis?