Indianapolis Cultural Districts

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Cultural Districts

Broad Ripple Cultural District
6323 Guilford Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 251-2782
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Broad Ripple Village is a fusion of old and new, commercial and creative – a vibrant center of restaurants, shops, and nighttime hotspots, surrounded by long-established neighborhoods and shaped by nearby parks, the Central Canal and the winding White River. Broad Ripple Village is one of six Indianapolis Cultural Districts, the only district located outside of downtown.

 

The Canal and White River State Park Cultural District
801 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-2434
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Whether it’s a relaxing stroll, vigorous run, day at the ballpark, interacting with dolphins, discovering Indiana history, exploring Native American art, learning about Lincoln or enjoying an outdoor concert, the Canal and White River State Park Cultural District has surprises for everyone including authentic gondola rides!

 

Fountain Square Cultural District
Virginia Ave. at Shelby & Prospect Sts.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
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Just southeast of downtown, our funky Indianapolis neighborhood has a world of independent restaurants, live music and performance, working artists with a vibrant arts scene,  and one-of-a-kind stores that sell food, fashion, comics, musical instruments, fresh flowers, and so much more.  Visit Fountain Square any time of the day or night, and find out why our neighborhood is anything but…square!

 

Indiana Ave Cultural District
617 Indiana Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-237-2222
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Head west in Downtown and discover an area unlike any in the city. Indiana Avenue is the anchor of the district that stretches between the Central Canal and White River, encompassing many neighborhoods and IUPUI. It is where history, music, restored neighborhoods and spirituality come together to showcase Indianapolis’s rich African-American heritage. It’s rhythm. reborn. As early as the 1800s, this area was a vibrant social, commercial, residential, spiritual, educational and economic community.

 

Market East Cultural District
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Come see how Downtown Indy’s emerging district showcases modern, green buildings and well-known historic landmarks. Boundaries for Market East are: Delaware Street on the west, New York Street to the north, East Street on the east and the train tracks on the south. The District features bustling public spaces, healthy green activities and connectivity to the rest of Downtown Indy. Stroll through the renovated Indianapolis City Market and enjoy a glass of wine or Indiana-brewed beer. Grab lunch or the ingredients to make dinner. Purchase unique gifts. Satisfy the inner foodie in you. Or simply hang out with family and friends.

 

Mass Ave Arts District
339 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Mass Ave offers an experience that is 45 degrees from ordinary.  This is the place that puts a whole new angle on excitement. Showcasing public art, top-notch galleries, and live theatre, Mass Ave’s free-spirited mood spills out from the extraordinary restaurants, eclectic shops, and vibrant night life.

 

Wholesale Cultural District
100 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Bright lights and marquees highlight the best performances in town. Doormen in tuxedos greet guests. Circle Centre mall delights the most meticulous shoppers. Bustling sidewalks overflow with excited visitors taking in the scenery. Monument Circle welcomes all.  You’re in the Wholesale District in Downtown Indianapolis. For a night (or day) out on the town, you’ve come to the right place! Amidst Downtown’s historic buildings and newest skyscrapers in the heart of the business district, you’ll find the biggest names and the brightest attractions the city has to offer.  Whether it’s world-class shopping, professional sports or concerts and theatre, it’s here among the finest hotels and signature dining. In the Wholesale District, entertainment is front and center.

 

Attractions

Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)
4000 N. Michigan
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 923-1331
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Located on 152 acres of gardens and grounds, the museum’s permanent collection spans a vast range of cultures and eras, and numbers more than 50,000 works (including one of the nation’s largest and most significant collections of Asian art, the newly designed Eiteljorg Suite of African and Oceanic Art, along with so many other equally impressive features that you should really visit their website in order to be properly awed).

 

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St., P.O. Box 3000
Indianapolis, IN 46206
(317) 923-1331
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Located just minutes from downtown, 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.

 

Indiana Repertory Theater
140 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-635-5277
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Located in the beautiful and historic Indiana Theatre, the IRT has been delighting audiences for over 40 years with a bill of nine plays annually that entertain and spark conversation. Offerings range from plays for very young audiences (ages 3 to 8) to an annual production of A Christmas Carol, to American classics, recent Broadway offerings, and more! All of our plays are locally produced.

 

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
500 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-636-9378
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Featured as one of the world’s finest Native American and Western Art collections by True West, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is one of only two such museums east of the Mississippi. Located in White River State Park, the Eiteljorg contains traditional and contemporary pieces by such artists as T.C. Cannon, Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe.

 

Garfield Park Conservatory and Gardens
2432 Conservatory Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317-327-7184
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Garfield Park is the oldest park in Indianapolis (est. 1889). It continues to stand as a lasting testimony to the importance of beauty, culture and community. Amenities: conservatory, sunken garden, arts center, MacAllister Center for the Performing Arts, outdoor pool, picnic shelters, tennis, softball, walking trail, horse shoe courts, outdoor basketball, gym, weight room, playgrounds, sledding hill.