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Most Popular Indianapolis-Area Attractions
(Ranked by 2012 attendance)
Rank
2012
rank
Attraction
Address
Telephone / Fax / Website
Attendance:
2012
2011
Description
Adult Admission Charge
Open
Top Administrator(s),
Title(s)
Established
Owner(s)
1
1
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson 46013
(800) 526-7223 / DND / hoosierpark.com
3.5 million
3.5 million
172,000-square-foot gambling and racing facility, 2,000 slots and electronic table games, seven-eighths-mile oval horse track with live racing, year-round simulcast wagering
NA
year-round, 24/7
Jahnae Erpenbach,
VP, general manager of gaming; Rick Moore,
VP, general manager of racing
1994
Centaur Holdings LLC
2
2
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
3000 N. Meridian St., 46206
(317) 334-3322 / fax (317) 921-4019 / childrensmuseum.org
1.2 million
1.3 million
world's largest children's museum, 11 major galleries with interactive exhibits presenting topics across the arts, sciences and humanities
$19.50
year-round, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily; closed Mondays from Labor Day through Feb., except Martin Luther King Day and Presidents Day
Jeffrey H. Patchen,
president, CEO
1925
DND
3
3
Indianapolis Zoo
1200 W. Washington St., 46222
(317) 630-2001 / fax (317) 630-5153 / indianapoliszoo.com
1.1 million
1.0 million
zoological park, aquarium, botanical garden
prices vary daily
year-round, Mon.-Thu. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri.-Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. in season
Michael I. Crowther,
president, CEO
1964
Indianapolis Zoological Society Inc.
4
4
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
4790 W. 16th St., 46222
(317) 492-6784 / fax (317) 492-6449 / indianapolismotorspeedway.com/museum
900,000
900,000
home of the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, Red Bull Indianapolis GP and a museum devoted to automobiles and auto racing
race tickets vary, $5 museum admission
year-round, museum: March-Oct. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov.-Feb. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
J. Douglas Boles,
president
1909
Hulman-George family
5
5
Indiana State Fair
1202 E. 38th St., 46205
(317) 927-7500 / fax (317) 927-7695 / in.gov/statefair/
853,941
872,312
multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers' spirit and agricultural heritage, entertainment, interactive education programs, a variety of fun and unique foods
$7 in advance, $10 at gate
August, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.-Thur., 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Cindy Hoye,
executive director
1852
state of Indiana
6
8
Indiana Pacers
125 S. Pennsylvania St., 46204
(317) 917-2500 / fax (317) 917-2799 / pacers.com
824,493
467,561
National Basketball Association team; 2013 and 2014 Eastern Conference finalists
$10 and up
regular season: Oct.-April, playoffs April-June, game dates and times vary
Rick Fuson,
COO
1967
Herbert Simon
7
6
Indianapolis Indians
501 W. Maryland St., 46225
(317) 269-3542 / fax (317) 269-3541 / IndyIndians.com
595,043
580,082
triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
$10-$16
Apr.-Sept., varies
Max B. Schumacher,
president, chairman of the board
1902
shareholder-owned
8
7
Indianapolis Colts
7001 W. 56th St., 46254
(317) 297-2658 / fax (317) 297-8971 / colts.com
521,518
518,627
National Football League team
$50-$293
Aug.-Dec., game dates and times vary
Jim Irsay,
owner, CEO
1984
Jim Irsay
9
9
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road, 46208
(317) 923-1331 / fax (317) 931-1978 / imamuseum.org
427,022
414,866
more than 54,000 works of art from around the world, spanning 5,000 years of history; 52 acres of gardens and grounds; historic Lilly House; Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres
NA except for special exhibits
year-round, Tue.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m, Sun. noon-5 p.m.
Charles L. Venable,
director, CEO
1883
DND
10
11
Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers 46038
(317) 776-6000 / fax (317) 214-4756 / connerprairie.org
323,000
320,500
indoor and outdoor themed interaction park set on 200 acres of wooded land with interactive adventures that allow guests to experience what it was like to work, play and live in Indiana's past
$15
year-round, April, Thu.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; May-Oct., Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. indoor areas only: Nov.-March, Thur.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ellen M. Rosenthal,
president, CEO
1934
Conner Prairie Foundation
11
14
Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration
3145 N. Meridian St., 46208
(317) 925-2702 / fax (317) 925-6624 / indianablackexpo.com
257,698
241,727
a multi-day celebration of African-American entertainment, culture and business
varies
June-July, times vary
Tanya Bell,
president, CEO
1971
Indiana Black Expo Inc.
12
12
Chateau Thomas Winery
6291 Cambridge Way, Plainfield 46168
(317) 837-9463 / fax (317) 837-6709 / chateauthomas.com
250,000
300,000
winery, wine tasting, gift shop, music events, banquet and catering
NA
year-round, Sun. noon-6 p.m., Mon.-Thu. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Charles R. Thomas,
president
1984
Chateau Thomas Winery Inc.
12
15
Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St., 46220
(317) 255-2464 / fax (317) 254-0486 / indplsartcenter.org
250,000
241,660
exhibits of local, regional and national artists, a 9-1/2 acre ArtsPark, over 500 art classes and workshops each year
NA except for specific events
year-round, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Carter Wolf,
president, CEO
1934
DND
12
13
Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis
10267 E. U.S. 136, 46234
(317) 291-4090 / fax (317) 291-4220 / lucasoilraceway.com
250,000
250,000
a drag-racing facility owned and operated by the National Hot Rod Association
varies
March-Oct., times vary
Tom Compton,
president
1960
National Hot Rod Association
15
18
Indiana Fever
125 S. Pennsylvania St., 46204
(317) 917-2500 / fax (317) 917-2799 / feverbasketball.com
234,921
185,740
Women's National Basketball Association team
$10 to $90
May-Oct., game times and dates vary
Kelly Krauskopf,
president, general manager
2000
Herbert Simon
16
10
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
32 E. Washington St., Suite 600, 46204
(317) 262-1100 / fax (317) 262-1158 / indianapolissymphony.org
215,991
250,375
200 concert performances each year in classical, pops and holiday musical genres
$20-$75
year-round, concert dates and times vary
Gary Ginstling,
CEO
1930
DND
17
NR
Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Monument Circle, 46204
(317) 232-7615 / fax (317) 233-0991 / iwm.in.gov
161,171
43,000(1)
civil war monument and museum, gift shop, observation deck
NA
year-round, Oct.-April Fri.-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; May-Sept. Wed-Sun. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
C. Nina Gaither,
director of administration
1902
Indiana War Memorials Commission
18
19
Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
9301 Michigan Road, 46268
(317) 872-9664 / fax (317) 876-0510 / beefandboards.com
150,000
150,000
professional equity dinner theater featuring Broadway shows, plays, concerts and children's theater
$36-$62
year-round, performances: Tue.-Sun. evenings, Wed. & Sun. matinees; some Thur. & Sat. matinees; box office: Mon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Douglas E. Stark,
owner, artistic director, producer
1973
Zark Productions
19
20
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art Inc.
500 W. Washington St., 46204
(317) 636-9378 / fax (317) 275-1400 / eiteljorg.org
137,000
141,000
to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the history, art and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America; collect and preserve Western and Native American art and cultural objects
$12
year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon- 5 p.m.
John Vanausdall,
president, CEO
1989
DND
20
22
Sun King Brewing Co.
135 N. College Ave., 46202
(317) 602-3702 / fax (317) 602-3701 / sunkingbrewing.com/
120,000
113,000
craft brewery with a focus on traditional, seasonal, and unique specialty beers
NA
year-round, Mon.-Wed. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Thu.-Fri.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Omar Robinson,
president
2009
O. Robinson; C. Robinson; A. Fagg; D. Colt; S. Koers
21
21
Indiana Ice
201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 430, 46225
(317) 925-4423 / fax (317) 931-4511 / indianaice.com
114,000
114,000
U.S. Hockey League team
$11-$25
Sept.-May, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., game dates and times vary
Paul Skjodt,
owner, CEO
2004
Paul Skjodt
22
23
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 W. Washington St., 46204
(317) 635-5252 / fax (317) 236-0767 / irtlive.com
109,076
104,215
professional resident not-for-profit theater
$40 average
Sept.-May, times vary
Janet Allen,
executive and artistic director, CEO
1972
publicly owned
23
16
Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites
650 W. Washington St., 46204
(317) 232-1637 / fax (317) 232-7090 / indianamuseum.org
105,477
226,459
Indiana art, science, history and culture covering the Ice Age to the 21st century
$7-$9.50
year-round, Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thomas A. King,
president, CEO
2002
state of Indiana
24
24
Crown Hill Cemetery
700 W. 38th St., 46208
(317) 920-2644 / fax (317) 920-3652 / crownhillhf.org
100,000
100,000
third largest cemetery in the U.S., grave sites include the famous and infamous, on National Register of Historic Places, Gothic revival architecture, concerts, guided tours
varies for guided tours
year-round, April-Sept., 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct.-March, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Keith O. Norwalk,
president
1863
DND
25
NR
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St., 46202
(317) 232-1882 / fax (317) 234-0079 / indianahistory.org
93,771
93,807
collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing Indiana's history
$7 adults, $6.50 seniors
year-round, Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
John A. Herbst,
president, CEO
1830
Indiana Historical Society