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Things To Do
Stay the weekend and see everything Indianapolis has to offer!
a ten minute drive from most downtown Indianapolis hotels you will find one of
the premiere children’s museums in the country. The Children’s Museum of
Indianapolis features five floors of fun and interactive learning that have the
power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, world
cultures, sciences, and humanities.
3000 N. Meridian Street; 800-820-6214
to shop during your stay? The Circle Centre Mall in downtown
Indianapolis is the perfect solution with a location adjacent to many hotels and only
three blocks from the Mini-Marathon start line.
49 W. Maryland Street;
Indianapolis Cultural Trail provides dedicated pathways to
walkers, runners and cyclists alike. The Cultural Trail links downtown
Indianapolis and surrounding neighborhoods. Grab a yellow Pacers Bikeshare bike
and explore all that downtown Indianapolis has to offer! 317-631-6542
Eiteljorg Museum showcases one of the world’s finest Native American and
Western Art collections and is one of only two such museums east of the Mississippi
River. It is located in White River State Park near the Mini-Marathon start
500 W. Washington Street; 317-639-9378
at the start line of the Mini-Marathon, the Indiana State Museum showcases the
stories, events and people who have helped shape Indiana’s history.
you know that Indianapolis has the second most historical monuments in the
country, only second to Washington D.C.? Take a stroll from Monument Circle
north to the Indiana War Memorial. Stop and tour
through the Indiana War Memorial Museum featuring collections from the
Revolutionary War to today. The museum is free and open to the public.
Indianapolis Indians, Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates host games at Victory Field in early May. Victory Field is conveniently located adjacent to the Mini-Marathon Expo
and a block away from the start line. Check the Indians' game schedule!
501 Maryland Street; 317-269-3545
a closer look at the race track you lap during the Mini-Marathon. Learn the
history of one of the most storied racetracks in the world and see the cars
that have made it famous since 1909.
4790 W. 16th Street;
minutes north of downtown Indianapolis is the Indianapolis Museum of Art, one
of the nation’s largest and oldest general art museums. The grounds also
include the historic Oldfields estate and its gardens and 100 Acres, one of the
premier contemporary sculpture parks in the country.
4000 N. Michigan Road;
in White River State Park, within the first mile of the Mini-Marathon course, the
Indianapolis Zoo includes a zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. You will be
able to view the newest exhibit, the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan
Center, as it extends into the sky from the Mini-Marathon course.
a quick way to get around downtown Indianapolis without having to get in a car?
Keep an eye out for the yellow bicycles of Pacers Bikeshare. With 25 convenient
locations around, these bikes are an easy and affordable option. The initial
rental fee covers the first thirty minutes with additional fees in thirty
all that the White River State Park and Central Canal have to offer by foot,
boat, bike or Segway. Located near the start line of the Mini-Marathon, both
residents and visitors alike relax in this urban oasis. Rentals are available at
the beginning of the Central Canal near the Indiana State Museum.