Indianapolis Museum of Art at 4000 Michigan Road
The Indianapolis Museum of Art was ranked by USA Today as one of the top 10 locations for marriage proposals, in front of the famous LOVE sculpture. The museum has a collection of over 50,000 works of art. Here, you will find art from a variety of cultures and periods in art history. It also features national and international traveling exhibitions throughout the year. Adjacent to the Museum and located on 100 acres that includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows and a 35-acre lake is the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis at 3000 N. Meridian Street
The Chidlren’s Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world and rated as one of the “top ten museums in the U.S. for families” by AOL Travel Onlineand “the best museum” by Child magazine. Among the interactive, hands-on attractions are the Dinosphere featureing life=size, roaring dinosaur skeletons and simulated fossil digs.
The Indianapolis Zoo at 1200 W. Washington Street
The Indianapolis Zoo is the first institution to be triple-accredited as a zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The zoo’s Oceans exhibit features the world’s largest shark touch tank and the Dolphin Adventure offers the world’s first totally submerged dolphin viewing experience. In March 2011, the zoo opened it’s two newest exhibits: Warthogs and Bats. In May, 2011, the Tiger Forest opened.
Eiteljorg Museum at 500 W. Washington Street
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art was founded to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous people of North America.
Garfield Park at 2345 Pagoda Drive
Established in 1881, Garfield Park is the oldest park in Indianapolis. The park continues to stand as a lasting testimony to the importance of beauty, culture and community for visitors and residents alike. The park offers a large variety of programs and activities for all ages.