With $3 billion in new tourism products brought online, Indianapolis has continued full-speed ahead. Indianapolis’ newest endeavor, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, does not stop the trend.
The Cultural Trail is a world-class bike and pedestrian path that allows both visitors and locals to explore the Circle City the right way. Coined one of the most walkable downtowns in the nation, Indy will use this innovative project to aid in healthy and convenient travel.
The five downtown cultural districts connected by the Indianapolis Cultural Trail include Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, the Canal & White River State Park and the Wholesale District. The Cultural Trail will also connect with the Monon Trail, allowing visitors easy access to Broad Ripple Village from downtown.
AMERICA’S BOLDEST STEP: The $63 million Cultural Trail connects Indy’s six cultural districts, showcasing many of Indy’s major attractions. This project, often compared to Paris’ Velib, has been named “one of the biggest and boldest steps by any American City” by the Project of Public Spaces.
PEDAL WITH PUBLIC ART: The trail passes by significant art installments around Indianapolis. In its finishing stages is an Acconci art installment called “Swarm Street” where visitors are swarmed by “fireflies” or over 1000 LED lights that follow those down this portion of the trail.
BIKE BONUS: Visitors, who want to take advantage of the Trail on wheels, can rent a bike from a local hotel or Indy’s downtown bike hub and explore. Active Indy Tours also provides daily biking tours that showcase Indy hidden gems and historical surprises along the Trail.