Extended Stay America - Indianapolis, IN
As the third largest city in the Midwest, Indianapolis is an ideal place for business or leisure travel. If you are looking for Indianapolis hotels, Extended Stay America has several great places to stay, each offering comfortable accommodations and low rates.
Indianapolis is famous for its annual 500-mile race held each Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With a spectator capacity of 400,000, the Brickyard, as the Speedway is known, is the largest sporting facility in the world. But don't wait for a race. There are plenty of things to do and see at the Speedway. Music lovers, check if there is a concert at the plaza. You car buffs should head to the Speedway Museum to see some past winning cars.
Racing isn't the only popular Indianapolis sport. Lucas Oil Stadium is the home turf of the two times Superbowl Champion Indianapolis Colts. Basketball fans can take in the fast play of the Indiana Pacers at Conseco Fieldhouse, while baseball lovers will enjoy the Indianapolis Indians, AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The city's title as amateur sports capital of the world is well-deserved. Groups such as the Indiana Golf Association, Horizon League, Central Indiana Tennis Association, and Central Hockey League are among the dozens of athletic organizations with headquarters in Indianapolis. College sports aficionados flock to Indianapolis to visit the National Collegiate Athletic Association Hall of Champions, a tribute to all of the NCAA's championship sports.
This region offers visitors terrific outdoor adventures. In the heart of downtown is White River State Park. Free to the public, White River Park is where you will find the Indianapolis Zoo and Gardens plus an IMAX Theater. Northeast of town is Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park, a great place for hiking, biking and all sorts of outdoor activities. There are even horseback riding trails and horse rentals. If water-related recreation is more your pleasure, Eagle Creek Park is a superb spot. Here you will find boats to rent, fish to catch and beaches that are perfect for relaxation.
Downtown Indianapolis is a thrill to explore. At the city's center is the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailor's Monument. One of the tallest such monuments in the country, this structure is just 21 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. Whether you drive past or stop for the tour, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is well worth seeing. An architectural masterpiece, this is the largest Scottish Rite cathedral in the world. The tours are free and well worth the time.
If indoor tours are to your liking, visit the Indiana Historical Society, the Indianapolis Museum of Art or the Children's Museum. Situated on over 150 acres, the Museum of Art is a great place to view the art of people and of nature. The Children's Museum is also a must see, if for no other reason than its sheer size. The largest children's museum in the world, it contains a 43-foot tall blown glass sculpture, the largest such permanent exhibit in the world.
Regardless of whether you are looking to boost your index or just enjoy a pleasant day on the green, Indianapolis offers numerous fine golf courses. For a unique experience, head to Brickyard Crossing. Part of the course is actually on Speedway's infield.
If you are flying into the heart of Indiana, then chances are you'll be landing at Indianapolis International Airport, which reopened in a new location in November 2008. This bustling airport is about 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, and conveniently located near all major central Indiana highways.
If you are searching for hotels near Indianapolis, Extended Stay America has you covered. Each of our locations offers guests comfort, convenience, and exceptional value.