Fly To Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, set right in the centre of the state of Indiana, it is the state capital and 12th largest city in the United States by population. You’ll probably recognise Indianapolis as the "Racing Capital of the World" due to the proximity of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indy 500 and Allstate 400 at the Brickyard. Typically American in many ways, the city has a number of cultural and historical landmarks that make it ideal for sight-seeing.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South Africans passport holders do need a Visa to enter the United States. These can be obtained from the US Consulate General in Cape Town (Telephone: +27 (21) 702 7300), Durban (Telephone: +27 (31) 305 7600) or Johannesburg (Telephone: +27 (11) 290 3000).
- The South African Embassy in Washington is situated at 3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20008. Telephone: (+1) 202 232 4400. It is about 8 hours from Indianapolis.
See and do
Attractions to see in the city of Indianapolis include a good mixture of entertainment, culture, history and scenery. Highlights to add to your list include the Central Canal, Indiana World War Memorial, Indiana State House, USS Indianapolis Memorial, Landmark for Peace Memorial, James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Obelisk Square, Madame Walker Theatre Center, Indianapolis City Market, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis Zoo, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Museum of Art and plenty more besides.
Shopping is diverse, with everything from discount shopping (there is a dedicated Discount Mall) to designer goods, branded items, retail goods (look for the malls such as Circle Center Mall, Castleton Square and Keystone Crossing), fashion, antiques and arty items (look at downtown Noblesville, Tim & Avi’s Salvage Store or Midland Arts & Antiques Mall). Take home some salvaged items for a fun, affordable gift for friends and family.
Public transport is provided by IndyGo (Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation), while there is also a People Mover service offered by Indiana University Health, it’s a monorail type system. Otherwise, you can hire a car or bike if you’d rather travel at your own pace, with rental options available in town or via the airport (approximately 11km from downtown).
Indianapolis International Airport – IND
Food and beverage: Cafe Patachou in the civic plaza is where you can get a decent cup of coffee or other refreshments.
Currency Exchange: Find the Travelex near Baggage Claim – you can do all your currency exchange there.
Airport Hotels: Nearby hotels include Candlewood Suites Airport, Staybridge Suites Indianapolis Airport, Crowne Plaza Hotel Indianapolis Airport, Holiday Inn Express Indianapolis Airport, Radisson Indianapolis Airport, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Ramada Airport Indianapolis and Wyndham Indianapolis West.
Car Hire: Rental companies at Indianapolis Airport include Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Budget, National, Dollar and Enterprise.
Airport Hub: Indianapolis International Airport (code IND) is a hub for U.S Airways, American Airlines and many other operators, with flights to and from global destinations.