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Hotels253
Convention center52,639 sq. m
Guest Rooms32,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel900 guest rooms
Special event venues86
Average room rate
Restaurants2,000
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate10%
Tax rate7%

Visit Indy

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Why Choose Our Destination?

Game-changing expansion and major developments are coming to USA Today’s “#1 Convention City in the U.S.," adding to the city's already unmatched walkability, connectivity, and convenience. Indy's downtown convention campus offers 7,100 hotel rooms in walking distance of 749,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, with 4,700 rooms directly connected to the convention center. That's more rooms connected by enclosed skywalks than any other U.S. city, with another 814 connected rooms slated by 2023. Indy's expansion also plans to include a new 50,000 sq. ft. ballroom (the state's largest) at the Indiana Convention Center and is anticipated to also open in 2023. The city boasts 32,000 rooms in the metro area. Visitors arrive at Conde Nast Traveler's “#1 Airport in America” four years running and experience the quick 15-minute transfer to downtown. More than 300 restaurants and attractions are in walking distance of downtown hotels. The city’s rising food scene captured the attention of Food & Wine, who spotlighted Indy as one of "America's Favorite Food Cities." Attendees can choose from world-class attractions like White River State Park, the scenic Central Canal, the internationally-acclaimed Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Monument Circle, inspiring museums, a sports scene that’s second-to-none, and more. Vibrant neighborhoods, and picturesque gathering places provide the ideal setting for successful events. It’s all part of why Forbes named Indy "The Most Underrated City in America."

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Distance from airport

  • Indianapolis International Airport

    22.53 km from city center

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Local Attractions

Cultural Trail

Recreation
1 block away
This internationally-acclaimed urban greenway replaced a lane of car traffic with a pedestrian path winding 8 miles through the city, connecting the city's best neighborhoods and attractions.
132 W. Walnut
Indianapolis, IN 46204

NCAA Hall of Champions

Museum
3 blocks away
Indy is home to the governing body of collegiate athletics, with the NCAA Hall of Champions interactive museum celebrating the heart and dedication of student-athletes in 24 sports. The Hall of Champions and the adjoining Conference Center are open to visitors, tours, and private events.
700 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Georgia Street Promenade

Recreation
1 block away
This European-inspired, three-block promenade adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center can host beer gardens, concert stages, tents, food trucks, and more.
25 W. Georgia St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

The Lawn Outdoor Amphitheater

Recreation
3 blocks away
National acts light up this favorite outdoor stage all summer long.
801 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 40204

White River State Park

Park
1 block away
The nation's largest urban state park is home to seven major attractions, the scenic Central Canal walk, and acres upon acres of green space, all within easy walking distance of the convention district.
600 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indianapolis Zoo

Recreation
4 blocks away
Located in White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo is a favorite among families. Explore the acclaimed International Orangutan Center, lush gardens, an underwater dolphin viewing dome, and a new event pavilion opening June 2017.
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Central Canal

Recreation
2 blocks away
Venetian gondolas, Segway tours, kayaks, pedal boats, surreys, cyclists, joggers, and walkers activate the scenic Central Canal year round. Monuments, memorials, murals, and public art adorn the space.
429 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indiana State Museum

Museum
2 blocks away
Explore the science, history, and culture of Indiana.
650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Convention Centers

  • Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium

    The Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium anchors USA Today's "#1 Convention City in the U.S." Situated in the heart of a thriving downtown, the center offers 749,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and easy access to all that Indy has to offer.

    • Exhibit Space69,584 sq. m
      Total meeting space95,683 sq. m
      Guest rooms 1 mi. from convention center7,100

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Additional Information

Indianapolis was strategically designed as the leading destination to host conventions and events, but it’s the exceptional level of service delivered by our hospitality community that sets us apart. Visit Indy’s team of seasoned professionals stand ready to assist you from sourcing venues through executing the finest of details. Our job is to make yours easier and ensure a successful event. And when you book through our sales team, our services are completely free of charge. COMPLIMENTARY SERVICES FOR CONVENTION AND EVENT PROFESSIONALS INCLUDE: • Hotel and Venue Sourcing • Connections to 700 Community Partners and Service Providers • Site Visit Coordination • Indy Info Desks • Attendance Marketing • PR & Media Resources • Deals & Discounts • And More Copy Visit Indy on your RFP to get started. Learn more or connect with us at VisitIndy.com/Meet.