Indianapolis Cultural Districts

Broad Ripple Village – All of the Indianapolis cultural districts have their buzzwords and pet names. They call Broad Ripple Village “The Village.” Sitting close to Butler University, its many art galleries and studios, specialty shops and pubs enjoy lots of activity and a free shuttle service. Put this area on your short list of things to do in Indianapolis Indiana.

Canal and White River State Park – These sectors sprang from the central canal of Indianapolis, and are now newly inspiring as Venetian Canal look-alikes. White River Park hosts many famous museums and events, with downtown Indianapolis as a striking backdrop.

Fountain Square – Mostly noted as an emerging ethnic and arty Mecca, Fountain Square sprang from humble roots as a large apple orchard. Funky and a little bit offbeat today, this neighborhood of vintage, retro and antique shops attracts a good share of live art and Indianapolis fairs and festivals.

Indiana Avenue – Often simply dubbed “The Avenue,” this sector has seen its ups and downs and is due for regeneration. Once a historic commercial African-American center, it passed through a period of urban blight only to live up to its present motto, “rhythm reborn.” One of the more interesting things to see in Indianapolis.

Mass Ave – Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis is frequently just referred to as “Mass Ave.” Though it has long historical roots originating in the early 1800s, this Indianapolis Cultural District describes itself as “An experience 45 degrees from ordinary.” Theater and the arts meet the free spirit on “The Ave.”

The Wholesale District – The Wholesale District of Indianapolis is the seat of transformation for Indiana, having enjoyed an infusion of over $686 million since 1995 to make it the entertainment neighborhood of choice in Indiana, hosting the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, upscale dining establishments, world-class hotels and Indianapolis shopping, and more.

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