Indianapolis International Airport (IND) is a midsize airport with 135 daily flights throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two terminals boast a full complement of shops, restaurants, lounges, special services, and travelers’ aid. Its Midfield passenger terminal is particularly airy and inviting. IND AIRPORT TERMINAL MAP
Car Rentals: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, and Thrifty service the airport. IND airport is 10-15 minutes southwest of Downtown. Taxis: These are available at the lower terminal and from Downtown hotels. The minimum metered fare is $6.50. When traveling from the airport to Downtown, consider the inexpensive Share-A-Ride Limousine for the 10-minute ride. Otherwise, anticipate paying $14-$20, with higher fares during commute hours.
Amtrak Cardinal: Chicago-Indianapolis-Cincinnati-Washington (3 times a week)
Amtrak Hoosier State: Chicago-Indianapolis (once daily)
This decade, Amtrak service in the Chicago-Lafayette-Indianapolis corridor is slated for an upgrade to 110 mph.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grounds Tour
The 1.5-hour narrated tour of this historic race palace lets racing fans visit the Hall of Fame Museum, oval track, media center, scoring room, victory garage area, and stand on the famous “Yard of Bricks” at the start/finish line
ADDRESS: 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis
PHONE: Tickets 317-492-6747
Haunted Indianapolis Ghost Walk
Discover haunted theatres, residences, and businesses around town; reservations are required. Cost: adults $13 and $7 seniors; at 7:30 pm
ADDRESS: meet at the north side of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Indianapolis Freeway Network: With Chicago to its northeast, St. Louis to its west, Cincinnati to its southeast, Columbus to its east and Detroit to its northeast, 7 interstate freeway spokes meet at Indianapolis. That’s a good reason to bill itself “The Crossroads of America.” This auto-centric metro area also features wide boulevards, splintering from its efficient freeway network.