Three Museums to Visit in Indianapolis

by Holly Riddle

Jun 11, 2019

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Headed to Indianapolis, also known as the Crossroads of America? You won’t want to miss these three museums.


Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world, but there’s plenty to entertain adults as well. With nearly 500,000 square feet of indoor space, plus another 7.5 acres of outdoor fun, you could spend days uncovering all the museum has to offer. Explore the brand-new “Take Me There: Greece” exhibit, opening June 15, an immersive look at modern-day life for an average Grecian family; the hugely popular and ever-expanding “Dinosphere,” with its real dino bones and paleontologists; and the huge “Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience,” where you can try your hand at tons of sporting activities.


Conner Prairie Living History Museum

Conner Prairie Living History Museum takes you back in time to 1800s Indiana. Stroll across more than 1,000 acres of recreated settlements, towns and Native American camps. Check out the view from the original Conner house. Definitely spend some time in the working barn, with goats, sheep, cows and the occasional llama or two.



Once the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the newly renamed Newfield’s is a new kind of art museum experience. Combining art with nature, a trip to Newfield’s includes not just art, but also more than 100 acres of woodland, gardens, water features, restaurants, bars and performance spaces. Forget what you thought you knew about art museums, as this new concept takes art to an entirely different place.




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