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Indianapolis Museum of Art in Downtown Indy

Spend a Day at The Indianapolis Museum of Art

Voted by U.S. News as “one of the top things to do in Indy,” Newfields, located just north of downtown is a welcoming respite from the bustling city. Featuring the Indianapolis Museum of Art, a lush and expansive Garden, and Lilly House, Newfields offers a varies of exhibitions and activities–both in and outdoors– people of all ages can enjoy.

The IMA offers a variety of exhibits and activities—both in-and outdoors—people of all ages can enjoy.

Visitor Information
Tuesday – Wednesday: 11am – 5pm

Thursday: 11am – 9pm

Friday – Saturday: 11am – 5p

Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Monday: Closed

Adults: $18

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 Newfields 152-acres 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, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is a mecca for art lovers and history bugs of all ages.

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.


All images courtesy of Newfields.