We have a world class Children’s’ Museum. Wonderful even without children, and sometimes better! http://www.childrensmuseum.org/
Racing fan? Be sure to visit the Hall of Fame Museum at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/facility/35204-museum/
For a very different experience, visit the Indiana Medical History Museum, the intact pathology lab from our old Central State Asylum. Not just a replica, this was the real thing! http://www.imhm.org
Science fiction buff? Our Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is downtown. Easier than going to Tralfamador! Bring no ice-nine! http://www.vonnegutlibrary.org/
Tour the Madam Walker Theater Center! On the register of National Historic Landmarks, the Walker was started by Sarah Breedlove (Madam Walker), the first female self-made millionaire in America. She was the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation. Check out the events!
We have a wonderful zoo too! Visit our new habitat for Orangutans! Meercats, anyone? Warthogs? We’ve got ‘em! http://www.indianapoliszoo.com
Indianapolis is bike friendly with many miles of bike-marked streets. Bike rentals downtown are available. Check out PacersBikeShare, https://www.pacersbikeshare.org/home/
Many restaurants are an easy walk or short cab ride from the hotel. http://www.indydt.com/search.cfm?menu=restaurant