Voted by U.S. News as “one of the top things to do in Indy”, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, located just north of downtown, is a welcoming respite from the bustling city.
The IMA offers a variety of exhibits and activities—both in-and outdoors—people of all ages can enjoy.
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 5p
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Kids 5 & Under: Free
Youth 6 to 17: $10
Free general admission is offered on the first Thursday of each month, from 4pm – 9pm.
Direction and Transportation
By Car –
Our hotel is located about 5 miles south of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, a short drive away, about 10 minutes. Parking is free at IMA.
IndyGo Bus –
From downtown, take #38 at Lafayette Square.
The bus stops outside the IMA entrance.
Central Canal Towpath Trail to Waller Bridge –
The tree-lined path runs through a lovely wooded area and passes by the IMA and several other cultural hotspots.
The 5-mile trip takes about 35 minutes to cycle.
Museum Fun Facts
Downtown Indy offers a near-endless list of fun things to do, but the IMA’s 152-acre campus is a world-class destination and a great place to spend an entire day.
As one of the 10 largest and oldest art museums in the US, this vibrant and diverse venue is a mecca for art lovers and history buffs of all ages.
Did You Know?
The IMA has over 5,000 years of history under one roof –The 54,000 works of art include paintings, sculptures, furniture, prints, drawings, photographs, costumes, and design objects.
The 100-acre park is one of the largest art parks in the nation –The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park is a seamless blend of art, design, and nature. There are lovely walking trails, a lake, and contemporary art installations throughout the park.
There’s a Beer Garden –Enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine at one of the picnic tables. The seating-area is covered by a pergola and there are gorgeous potted blooms throughout the garden. Relax, or take your drink and go for a stroll.
Mini Golf at IMA is included with price of admission –Mini golf is available May 26 – Sept. 4
There’s a National Historic Landmark on the CampusOldfields-Lilly House and Gardens is an elegant 26-acre estate and was originally built in the early 1910’s by businessman Hugh McKennan Landon.
Free audio tours of the 22-room mansion, the gardens and grounds are included with general admission.