Discover exciting things to do near downtown Indy and Southport, Indiana
When you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Indianapolis South, IN, you’ll find plenty of interesting things to do in and around the Indy area. You can score treasures at Southport Antique Mall, five minutes away, or let your kids burn off energy on the playground at Southport Park. If sports are your scene, watch the Indiana Pacers pound the basketball court at Gainbridge Fieldhouse or the Indiana Colts score touchdowns at Lucas Oil Stadium. Of course, NASCAR fans won’t want to miss a race at the nearby Indianapolis Motor Speedway, host of the Indy 500. Here for business? Our hotel strategically places you near trade shows and expos at the Indiana Convention Center.
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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis10.78 mi / 17.35 km from the hotel
Spend a few hours exploring Chinese culture, examining dinosaur skeletons, and learning about life aboard the International Space Station at this popular museum for all ages.
Canal Walk8.44 mi / 13.59 km from the hotel
Stroll alongside the Indiana Central Canal for spectacular views of the city. This waterside promenade is also perfect for cycling, jogging, or renting pedal boats near the Indiana State Museum.
Soldiers and Sailors Monument8.06 mi / 12.98 km from the hotel
Constructed in 1902 to commemorate the armed forces, this monument stands at the center of downtown Indy. See if you can find the statue of Civil War-era governor Oliver P. Morton or military officer and ninth US president William Henry Harrison.
Gainbridge Fieldhouse7.72 mi / 12.43 km from the hotel
Take your seat courtside to watch the Indiana Pacers shoot hoops, or check the calendar to see a big-name entertainer while you’re in town.
Circle Centre Mall7.87 mi / 12.66 km from the hotel
Located in downtown Indianapolis, Circle Centre Mall features four levels of brand-name shops and unique retailers, plus 18 dining options and a movie theater.
Greenwood Park Mall2.51 mi / 4.05 km from the hotel
Stop by The Cheesecake Factory for a sweet treat before shopping at more than 150 stores, including Coach, LOFT, Forever 21, and Barnes & Noble.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway11.52 mi / 18.55 km from the hotel
Catch a Grand Prix or NASCAR race at this legendary track. For a first-hand taste of the excitement, you can also climb behind the wheel for a trip around the track yourself.
Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens8.58 mi / 13.81 km from the hotel
This 64-acre zoo is home to more than 3,800 animals in forest, savanna, desert, or ocean habitats. Don’t miss touring the three acres of stunning natural scenery at White River Gardens, too.
Lucas Oil Stadium7.68 mi / 12.36 km from the hotel
Home to the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, Lucas Oil Stadium hosts exciting football games every year, along with concerts, soccer games, and other popular events.
Greatimes Family Fun Park3.05 mi / 4.91 km from the hotel
At Greatimes, the name says it all. Speed around the go-kart track, get a hole in one on the mini golf course, and soak your friends on the bumper boats ride.
Indiana Convention Center (ICC)7.97 mi / 12.83 km from the hotel
One of the largest convention centers in the country, the ICC boasts more than 566,000 square feet of exhibit space. This mammoth complex is also connected to Lucas Oil Stadium and a four-story shopping mall.
Victory Field8.12 mi / 13.07 km from the hotel
Hit up the concession stand for a bratwurst and beer, and then settle in for an exciting baseball game between the Indianapolis Indians and one of their Minor League rivals.