Family-Friendly Accommodations near Major Indy Attractions
At nearly 500,000 square feet, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is considered the largest of its kind in the world. It uses that size in imaginative ways: from outside, a life-size brachiosaurus peers into the museum as part of the Dinosphere exhibit. At the Fireworks of Glass exhibit, a tower pieced together from more than 3,000 colorful pieces of blown glass rises to the ceiling. And upstairs, kids and adults alike can ride animals on a whimsical carousel that dates back to 1917. Roughly 10 minutes from the museum, Hilton Indianapolis North puts families close to some of the city’s other top attractions, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Indianapolis Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium.
The hotel's comfy standard king and two-double rooms are decorated in soft, earthy tones and feature the Hilton's signature Serenity Collection bedding. You can dig into a trio of Indiana State Fair pulled-pork sliders and two locally brewed Triton Brewing Company beers, included with this Groupon. You’ll also receive a Triton pint glass as a souvenir to take home. In the morning, enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast or an à la carte entree at the North Side Bar & Grill. Feel free to take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool or lounge poolside on a chaise.
Indianapolis, Indiana: World-Class Culture Steeped in Midwestern Charm
A world-class city in the middle of mostly rural Indiana, Indianapolis offers much more than the Indy 500. A gorgeous esplanade known as the Canal Walk snakes through the downtown, passing cultural institutions such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which offers free admission to its collection of Asian, European, American, African, and X-Files–inspired art. The town's centerpiece is the 1901-built Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, a nearly 285-foot-high limestone statue with an observation deck at the top.
The area's agricultural legacy has also instilled a farm-to-table ethic in local restaurants. These establishments complement the bustling bar scene in Broad Ripple, a cultural district rife with art galleries, bakeries, and vintage stores.