Indianapolis Final Four: Other Sites & Attractions
There's much more to do in Indianapolis besides watching the games. Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana, and the 14th largest city in the U.S, so there is plenty to see. Some of our favorites:
4790 West 16th Street • Indianapolis, IN • 317.481.8500 • 800.822.4639
Built in 1909, this is one of the most celebrated auto raceways in the world. Each May, more than 400,000 spectators throng to the 2.5-mile oval course to watch the Indianapolis 500, the largest single-day sporting event in the world, boasting the largest purse in motor racing. The Speedway also hosts the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in August and the Senior PGA Brickyard Crossing Tournament in September.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road • Indianapolis, IN 46208 • 317.920.2660
This world-class museum has notable paintings by El Greco, Rubens, American Impressionists, and European neo-Impressionists. Other strengths include African art, Japanese Edo-period paintings, American furniture, textiles, costumes, and a superb collection of Turner works on paper. The sculpture garden includes Robert Indiana's famed LOVE. In summer, the museum hosts Summer on the Terrace, which is actually a swinging scene for singles. Outdoor movies are shown on the lawn during the summer; you can see one of your favorite camp classics while enjoying a picnic with friends.
1200 West Washington • Indianapolis, IN 46222 • 317.630.2001
The Indianapolis Zoo is the only major new zoo in recent decades anywhere in the nation. This $64-million, 64-acre facility houses 2,000 animals roaming through simulated environments. Don't miss the world's largest enclosed Whale and Dolphin Pavilion
10267 East U.S. 136 • Indianapolis, IN • 317.291.4090
Owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association, the IRP's three courses host more than 60 events a year. Highlights include drag racing, car shows, and the NHRA U.S. Nationals
The Pacers are home twice during the Final Four, on Friday the 2nd (vs Miami) and Sunday the 4th (vs Houston)