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Courtesy of Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association; visitIndy.com.

Indianapolis is a family-friendly city known for its sporting events and cultural districts.

Indianapolis International Airport:
Indianapolis’ airport code is IND, and it is located 7 miles from downtown Indianapolis. Rental cars are available at the airport as are shuttle services. Additional transportation options: IndyGo Green Line Downtown/Airport Express route: 15 minutes, $7; IndyGo’s bus route 8: 45 minutes, $1.75; Taxi: 15 minutes, $15 minimum.

Getting Around Indianapolis:
More than 200 restaurants and 50 attractions are within walking distance of downtown Indianapolis. Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes to explore the city’s six cultural districts, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and other historic sites. Renting a car is a good option if you plan to visit attractions outside the downtown area. Bus options are available through IndyGo.

Visiting Indianapolis:
Online Resources:
Indianapolis Visitors & Convention Association
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Visitor Information Centers:
Artsgarden Cultural Concierge 
110 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
Hours: M-Sa. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Su. noon-6 p.m.

White River State Park
801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
Hours: Summer: M-Sa. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Su. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fall-Spring: M-Sa. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Su. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Geography and Climate:
Indianapolis has a population of 800,000 and an area of 396 square miles. Indy has four true seasons, with summer temperatures hovering between 70 and 90 degrees and winters of 20 to 40 degrees. Fall and spring are typically between 50 and 70 degrees. Indianapolis is located in the Eastern Time zone.

In Case of Emergency:
Indianapolis is a safe city for visitors and local residents alike. More than 21.9 million people visit the city each year. In the event of an emergency, “911” is the emergency telephone number. There are three major hospitals located in Indianapolis:
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
2001 West 86th Street, Indianapolis

Wishard Memorial Hospital
6940 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis
1701 Senate Boulevard, Indianapolis

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