Indianapolis Motor Speedway was the world's first ever racing track to earn the epithet of a 'Speedway'. Boasting a capacity of 400,000 spectators, this track can be aptly described as the holy grail for motorsports aficionados across the globe. Since its construction in 1909, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted several prestigious racing events but the revered Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 have always been its major crowd pullers. The on-site Hall of Fame Museum houses NASCAR and racing memorabilia and artifacts. At any given time at least 75 vehicles are on display for the public.
The Keystone Art Cinema is a movie theater like no other. Its theaters are filled with more independent and unique films than the typical corporate theater. The seating and sound quality are top-notch. And best of all, beyond the conventional snack bar, you can get a beer or cocktail at the theater's lounge to enjoy while you watch your movie.
A heritage venue that looks like it has dropped straight out of the Victorian era, the Old National Centre is a beautiful performing arts center in Indianapolis. Comprised of a huge theater, a concert hall and a banquet room, the center can cater to more than 4500 patrons within its entire facility. Guests can enjoy concerts and theater performances within the plush interiors of the center, decorated with rich tapestries, chandeliers and carvings. Some of the best known names in the music industry have performed here, so make sure to check out what's coming up.
The Vogue Theater is a premier music venue and nightclub bringing great music to Indianapolis. As a music venue, the space is intimate and enjoyable, and has hosted performances by such greats as Snoop Lion and Les Claypool. Several times a week it becomes a happening nightclub featuring drink specials and a mix of retro and top 40 hits. There's a balcony area with seating for when your legs get tired, and VIP bottle service if you're willing to spend the money.
Located in Downtown Indianapolis, on the border of White River State Park, Victory Field is the home of the minor league Indianapolis Indians. Named for the US victory in WWII, the park retains a classic ballpark feel without sacrificing modern amenities. Grab a tasty hot dog at the snack bar and wash it down with a Sun King, the official beer of the Indians. Ticket prices are so low that you can afford to go out to the ballgame as often as you want. There's even festival style lawn seating to really save a buck.
The Hilbert Circle Theatre opened in 1916 and is one of America's earliest movie palaces. Following renovations in 1984, it became the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. It hosts the best of concerts, plays and other cultural events, and it can be rented for meetings, seminars and other private functions. There are also tours available for those interested in the historic architecture.
Experience one of the finest cabaret performances in Indianapolis at The Cabaret. The Broadway performers and musical performances by established artists will simply take your breathe away with their sheer talent. Mandy Gonzales, Nellie McKay and Chestor Gregory are just some of the artists who have performed here in the past. The performances can be enjoyed with an array of handcrafted cocktails and light snacks. The sophisticated venue, brilliant shows and great food also make The Cabaret a superb place to bring along a date.
The Indiana Repertory Theater is setting the bar high for regional theater. Each season offers a series of nine plays taken from literary greats from around the country. The theater tries to pick plays with subject matter that inspires reflection and discussion, so a night at this theater is sure to be a mental workout. With a high quality of professionalism of performance, there is no such thing as a bad night at the Rep.
Roar with laughter as you attend one of the shows at Crackers Comedy Club. Featuring emerging and established comedians, the club is a hot favorite with both locals and tourists. The likes of Jesse Joyce, Scott Henry and Brian Dunkelman have performed here. The club also regularly hosts various events like Ladies Night, College Night as well as open mic nights. If you are in the mood for a memorable, fun-filled evening, Crackers Comedy Club is your best bet.
Home to the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is on a permanent adrenaline rush. Add to that occasional live music concerts by the likes of Celine Dion and Neil Diamond, and temperatures are bound to soar. A huge sports facility, in the basketball-crazy state of Indiana, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is like a magnet for locals and visitors alike. With a capacity of more than 18000 spectators, there is no end to the kinds of events that can be held here. The visual appeal of the facility is awe-inspiring for its sheer magnitude and world-class amenities.