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Indianapolis, Indiana, is famous for the Indy 500 and its sports teams, the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Pacers. But the capital city has a lot more to it than just athletic and motorsports prowess. It also has some great restaurants, trendy shopping, and impressive public art for both locals and tourists to enjoy.

Indianapolis RV Rentals

RV rentals in Indianapolis allow travelers to visit a variety of interesting attractions in the area. You can spend an afternoon at the White River State Park in the downtown area or visit the Indianapolis Zoo, one of the premier wildlife parks in the Midwest. 

And because you're renting an RV, you may enjoy taking a day trip and driving to the incredible Marengo Cave or the Holiday World amusement park, both of which are just a few hours away.

No matter what you chose to do in Indianapolis or its surrounding towns and cities, there's something for everyone. Our guide features the city's top attractions, events, campgrounds, and more to help you plan a memorable trip.

Popular RV Destinations in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Art Association of Indianapolis formed in 1883 and opened its first permanent museum in 1906. Today, the Indianapolis Museum of Art sits on a 152-acre campus known as "Newfields" near the city's downtown area. 

The museum has a variety of exhibits, tours, classes, and events that rotate on a regular basis. It has a permanent collection of 54,000 works from all over the world, including paintings and sculptures by Paul Gauguin, a large contemporary art collection, Neo-Impressionist paintings, and several pieces from Japan and China.

The Newfields campus also has a variety of activities for people of all ages, including gardening classes, book discussions, hands-on art activities for children, and dance performances.

White River State Park

Located at 801 West Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis, the White River State Park is a 250-acre urban park with a variety of green spaces, waterways, and trails. One of the park's top attractions is the Indianapolis Zoo, which has more than 3,800 animals.

It is also home to the Indianapolis Indians Baseball in Victory Field, the NCAA Hall of Champions Museum and its world headquarters, the Indiana State Museum, and a concert venue.

You can rent a bike, boat, or segway to explore the park and its various spaces, including the Historic Central Canal Walkway, the Historic Old Washington Street Pedestrian Bridge, and Celebration Plaza.

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Founded in 1925, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children's museum on earth. It has five floors of exhibits, and over one million people visit every year. The museum has more than 120,000 artifacts and items split into three areas: the American Collection, the Cultural World Collection, and the Natural World Collection.

Highlights include the Reuben Wells, a circa 1868 locomotive; a restored 1917 carousel; dinosaur fossils; a large creation by glass artist Dale Chihuly; and a water play area. Most areas of the museum feature interactive exhibits, and there are also other types of activities families can enjoy, such as workshops and plays.

Events and Entertainment in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The world's largest sports venue is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which was built in 1909. It has over 255,000 seats to accommodate motorsports fans. The venue's oval is so big, you can fit Yankee Stadium, Rome's famous Colosseum, and more iconic structures inside of it.

The speedway has been hosting the Indy 500 since 1911. It also hosts NASCAR's Brickyard 400 and Pennzoil 150. Previously, the speedway hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix as well as the Moto GP.

You can visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and Hall of Fame on site or play a round of golf at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Resort, which has four holes in the infield.

Lucas Oil Stadium

The Lucas Oil Stadium is a can't-miss destination for sports fans. It's the home of the Indianapolis Colts and has room for 67,000 fans. In addition to NFL games, the stadium hosts a variety of other events, including the Drum Corps International World Championships and the Indiana State School Music Association Marching Band State Finals.

In addition to the stadium, there's the Bankers Life Fieldhouse, where you can watch the NBA's Indiana Pacers or WNBA's Indiana Fever. The Fieldhouse is also a great place to catch college basketball games, indoor concerts, and ice hockey games. Other sporting venues in Indianapolis include Hinkle Fieldhouse and the Fairgrounds Coliseum.

OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair

If you visit the city in May, you may want to attend the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair, which is the Indianapolis Art Center’s biggest fundraiser. The juried event has a street fair atmosphere and features 175 artists from around the country displaying and selling their one-of-a-kind works of art.

The event also features live music performances on two different stages, as well as art activities and demonstrations. You can sample some great food on Gourmet Food Row and try some beer from Sun King Brewing Company or wine from the Oliver Winery. There are also several pop-up performances from the local arts community.

Kroger Symphony on the Prairie

For nearly 40 years, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has been entertaining audiences with its summer season of shows. The Kroger Symphony on the Prairie has been going on since 1982 when a 14-year-old boy named Joshua Bell made his professional orchestra debut.

What started out as a small number of performances a few decades ago has turned into a three-month event featuring the symphony as well as a variety of other musical guests. Groups of families and friends gather together and have on-site concessions or bring their own food and beverages while watching the performances from either a table by the stage or a blanket on the lawn.

Indian Market & Festival 

The Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival is one of America's tops Native American art markets. The annual summer event features a variety of handmade art pieces, such as pottery, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and basketry, from more than 100 Native American artists from the United States and Canada.

Visitors also get to see Native American musicians, storytellers, and dancers at the market, which has been a city staple since 1993 and takes place on Father's Day weekend. The festival is held on the grounds of the Eiteljorg Museum, which is one of just two museums east of the Mississippi that focuses on Native America and the American West.

Campgrounds and Parks in Indianapolis

Lake Haven Retreat

Located not far from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, downtown Indianapolis, and several shopping malls, Lake Haven Retreat is also a great place to stay if you want to visit the Indianapolis Zoo, convention center, and Lucas Oil Stadium. Other area attractions include hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, White River State Park, and several golf courses.

The 22-acre campground features a five-acre stocked lake for fishing, a laundry facility, restrooms, showers, fire rings, pull-through sites, 110 full hookup sites with 30- and 50-amp services, cable TV, Wi-Fi/high-speed internet, paddle boat rentals, and more. Pets are welcome.

Heartland RV Resort

This quiet campground is located 20 minutes east of Indianapolis and has over 200 RV sites that are full hookups with 30/50-amp service with water and electricity. Other amenities include shaded campsites, pull-through sites, a dump station, RV storage, laundry facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a video game room, a fishing lake, and a nine-hole par three golf course.

There are many attractions to enjoy in central Indiana near the Heartland Resort, including antique shopping in Greenfield and Hancock County, the Indiana War Memorial, Victory Field, Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course, the James Whitcomb Riley Home & Museum, and more.

Indianapolis KOA

No matter what size your camper, this KOA can accommodate your needs. It has long sites with a 120-foot maximum length. Amenities include a 50-amp maximum, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a swimming pool, a snack bar, bike rentals, a dog park and playground, and a splash park for children.

This KOA is a great place to stay if you plan on attending the Indy 500, Brickyard 400, or the Red Bull Air Race as it's conveniently located just 20 minutes from the speedway. Other area attractions include the Children's Museum, Indy Zoo, and the Lucas Oil Stadium.

RV Storage and Dumpstations in Indianapolis

If you need to park your RV for a few days in a secure area, there are many RV storage facilities in Indianapolis for your convenience. Many provide indoor options for added protection. Check out the following:

  • U-STOR Self Storage & RV
  • Indy Store
  • Guardian RV Storage
  • Geist Self Storage

It's important to regularly dispose of the waste generated by your RV, and fortunately, there are several dump stations in Indianapolis that can accommodate campers and motorhomes. We recommend the following:

  • Indiana State Fairgrounds Campground
  • Braun's Fun Time Campers
  • Flying J Travel Plaza #649
  • Indy Lakes Campground
  • Raccoon State Recreation Area

FAQs

1. What are RV rentals?

If you want to travel around the country and spend your time at campgrounds instead of hotels, then renting an RV is a great option. You get to experience the RV lifestyle without spending a lot of money. Plus, you’re not responsible for the costs associated with ownership.

2. How much are RV rentals?

RV rental fees vary depending on the size of the camper. Smaller travel trailers can cost between $75 and $150 per night, while big rigs can cost $250 or more per night. One way to save money is to rent for a longer duration.

3. Do I need to be a certain age to rent an RV in Indianapolis?

Generally, you need to be 25 years old to rent an RV. However, some companies cater to younger drivers. There may be an added fee if you’re under 25. 

4. Do I need insurance when I rent an RV?

Yes. Insurance will protect you if you get into an accident. 

5. Do I need to return my rental RV with a full tank?

Check the rental policy. Some businesses require a full tank when you return the vehicle. 

6. Are RVs pet-friendly in Indianapolis?

Many owners allow users to travel in a rental RV with their pets. You may, however, have to pay a deposit or extra fee.

7. Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Some companies allow consumers to rent RVs with unlimited miles. Others have a base rate, and the cost increases if you tack on any extra mileage. 

8. How many people can sleep in an RV?

Smaller campervans and travel trailers can accommodate two to four people, while large motorhomes have room for between six and 12 people.