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I would be remiss if I did not share my three favorite places in Indianapolis to recommend to visitors:

Photo of the thinman at the Central Library in Indianapolis

The "thinman" at the Central Library

Central Library

Our Central Library was designed in 1913 by Paul Cret. It opened in 1917 but was not officially complete until April 24, 2009. The dedication of Peter Shelton’s thinmanlittlebird completed Mr. Cret’s vision of art occupying the building’s pedestal features on either side of the southern entrance. The dedication also heralded the completion of this century’s expansion project. Be sure to check-out the north entrance. I also recommend an escalator ride up to the top floor, it affords a nice view of the city with Memorial Plaza in the foreground.

IMCPL Kids’ Info Guide: Indy for Kids

40 E. St. Clair Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317)-275-4100

Mo thru We: 10-8
Th: Closed
Fr: 10-5
Sa: 9-5
Su: 12-5

The Athenæum

German American architects Bernard Vonnegut & Arthur Bohn designed both sections of The Athenæum/Das Deutsche Haus. Construction began in 1893 and was completed in 1898. It is home to The Rathskeller. Established in 1894 as the Athenaeum Restaurant, The Rathskeller is Indianapolis’ oldest operating restaurant. Bernard Vonnegut was 20th century author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s grandfather.

The Biergarten at Indianapolis' Rathskeller

401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 636-0396

Restaurant Hours

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mondays through Fridays

Dinner: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Mondays through Thursdays;
5:30 to 10 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays;
4:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays
* A late-night menu is served until 11:30pm on the weekends.

Indianapolis Museum of Art

I love the Indianapolis Museum of Art, you will too.

Museum and Lilly House
General admission to the Museum and Lilly House is FREE. Admission may be charged for selected exhibitions.
FREE Wi-Fi hotspots!

Gardens and grounds
Admission to the gardens and grounds is FREE. Pets on leashes are welcome.

100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park
Admission to 100 Acres is FREE. Pets on leashes are welcome.

IMA: Planning a visit with kids

4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 923-1331

Museum Hours
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11 am to 5 pm
Wednesday – 11 am to 5 pm
Thursday – 11 am to 9 pm
Friday – 11 am to 9 pm
Saturday – 11 am to 5 pm
Sunday – noon to 5 pm

Photo of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art


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