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Attractions Near Indiana Convention Center

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Eiteljorg is a short walk away from the Indiana Convention Center. It is one of two museums one the east side of the Mississippi that includes both Western and Native American Art. They have works from N.M., the Taos, the Artists' Colony, Russell, and Remington. Their collections include sculpture, pottery, sculpture, basketry, and more from all 10 native cultural areas of North America.

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis's Children's Museum is the world's largest children museum. This non-profit organization has a 400,000+ square foot facility with 11 primary galleries. Children will explore natural and physical sciences, world cultures, history, and the arts through as many hands on exhibits as possible. The museum hosts hundreds of programs and special events every year.

Madame Walker Theatre Center

The center is named for America's first female self-made millionaire who made her money creating hair care product lines designed specifically for African-Americans. This four-story building is full of Egyptian and African motifs. Originally a theater where Lena Horne and Louis Armstrong once played, the building now hosts some of the city's best office spaces and banquet and meeting facilities, which frequently feature dramatic, musical, and lecture presentations and events.

Indiana Ice

In Indianapolis's 70-year history of hosting professional hockey teams; there have been eight teams that have called it home. Famous players who have made that ice their own include Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Dominik Hasek, and the Washington Capitals player John Carlson. The Ice belong to the United States Hockey League, which is known for developing some of the country's best young players. Ice games are guaranteed to be face-paced and action-packed.

Central Canal

Stretching through White River State Park all the way north to 11th Street, the Canal Walk is part of the Historic Central Canal. It was an early 19th-century innovation to spur commerce. The Canal Walk contains both new and old architecture, monuments and attractions right along the waterside that is perfect for walking, jogging, biking, inline skating, and boating. The Canal's amenities include gondola rides, pedal boat rentals, murals, various bike rentals, bridges, waterfalls, fountains, and the History Center waterside cafe. Attractions include Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, Indiana Government Center, the previously mentioned Eiteljorg Museum, Military Park, U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial, Indiana State Museum (IMA), Historic Landmarks Foundation, and the NCAA Hall of Champions.

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