Collected by Meg Nesterov, AFAR Local Expert
874 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Indianapolis has no shortage of creative, new-wave doughnuts with clever names, as you'll see on the menus of shops like Great American Donut Company and Dancing Donut. But only Rocket 88 incorporates an abundance of locally produced treats into...
630 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Prohibition era-themed restaurants and bars are all the rage these days, even nearly a hundred years after the original ban on alcohol. Repeal is a new Indianapolis restaurant that attempts to go beyond the gimmick with a lovingly restored space...
719 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Started as an Etsy business, Lux & Ivy has found a home in the Murphy Arts Center. In the shop, just as online, you'll find a carefully curated collection of vintage and new clothing and accessories made locally, by hand, or sustainably, plus...
534 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
The menu at Milktooth features many childhood breakfast favorites—just maybe not the same childhood that enjoyed Cap'n Crunch and Pop-Tarts. Dutch pancakes and Belgian waffles compete for your attention with Chinese black rice pudding and sweet...
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
A five-story dinosaur greets you at the mecca of all children’s museums, located just 10 minutes north of downtown Indianapolis. The museum has grown exponentially since my first visit decades ago, and it just keeps getting better. A day at the...
500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Social Sketch is an event for artists and creatives to meet, draw, mingle, and maybe even collaborate. Anyone is welcome to attend. Started in the Bay Area and Washington, the group has an Indianapolis chapter that has hosted events at the...
40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
More than just a place for books (but don't discount the incredible collection), Indianapolis's Central Library is also a community center, art gallery, and architectural marvel. The buildings manage to perfectly blend the grand, original 1917...
702 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Hotel Tango is not a hotel and there's no dancing to be found there (at least, nothing official). Rather, the name is a reference to the founder and master distiller's military past—Tango for his name, Travis, and Hotel for his wife Hilary. Hotel...