Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is one of the finest facilities in the league. The stadium's distinctive look and feel recall an Indianapolis of old, though its interior boasts every modern amenity a spectator or player could require. Additionally, its central location makes it easy to take in a game and then saunter over to any number of downtown hot spots for even more fun.
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.
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.
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.
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. There's even festival style lawn seating to really save a buck.
Dedicated to providing performers and artists with spaces to display their talent and skill, the Indianapolis Artsgarden is located within an accessible hub. Connected internally to the famous hotels in town, it makes for a nice visit when craving for live entertainment not too far from your locale. Its rooms can be rented by non profit corporate and government organisations.
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.