Indianapolis has a rich history, vibrant arts scenes and no shortage of character. If you’re planning a trip to the city and want to explore the unique cultural centers, parks, and activities that put Indy on the map, there’s no better starting point than the are Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick. This eight-mile urban bike and pedestrian path offers a fun and scenic way to experience the diverse neighborhoods, buildings, public art and entertainment destinations throughout the downtown area.
The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is the downtown hub for central Indiana’s vast greenway system (connecting 40 miles of trails in total), and traverses six cultural districts. The best part is that you get to choose your adventure. Walk as long or as little as you please. There’s no wrong way to enjoy the trail, and there are eight suggested routes on the official Indy Trail website to help you determine where to go first. During your journey, you can check out local highlights like Fountain Square, Mass Ave, and the Wholesale District. You can also connect your walk to the Monon Trail, which will take you to popular shopping destinations like Broad Ripple Village and Carmel.
Experience a larger portion of the Cultural Trail with the Pacers Bike Share. This public transportation system will allow you to mix exercise & shopping while covering more of what the trail has to offer. You’ll find stations conveniently placed all along the trail to ensure pick-up & drop-off locations anywhere you’d like to begin or end your journey.
While it’s easy to enjoy the trail on your own, there are also guided bike tours you can enjoy with a local expert. Indy Cultural Trail biking tours are available every Saturday from April through October at 10am, and start at the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Office – 132 W. Walnut Street. The cost is $35 per person (bike and helmet included), and private tours can also be arranged.
Ideally located less than one mile from the Indy Cultural Trail, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown puts you in the heart of all things Indy. Our downtown Indy hotel is just a short walk from downtown’s most popular attractions, including the NCAA Hall of Champions, White River State Park, Indianapolis Zoo, and the live sporting events at Lucas Stadium and Victory Field. We are also conveniently connected to downtown Indy’s skywalk system, offering climate-controlled access to numerous restaurants, Circle Centre Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, and more.
During your stay, you’ll also enjoy our bright and spacious guest rooms and suites, each recently renovated for a fresh new look that includes spa-inspired shower experiences, expanded closets, and custom wall murals of the city skyline. You’ll also find an on-site Starbucks, so you can grab your favorite coffee drink before hitting the trail.
We also have some exciting new changes on the horizon, including a redesigned lobby, the new MClub Lounge, Conner’s Kitchen + Bar, and Rye Bar – all set to debut in Spring 2018.
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