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Five Reasons To Visit The 'New' Indianapolis This Summer

Old Spaces Turned New

A city known for fast cars and blockbuster events has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighborhoods, and so much more. And just since 2020, Indy has seen several old spaces in the city turned new again. 

In addition, for the past decade, Indy has been working underground to redirect the tunnel system to make the river that runs through downtown recreationally clean. Simultaneously, 58 miles of the White River are undergoing one of the country’s largest river redevelopment plans and just this past spring, the first piece to the puzzle was completed. Indy now has their first livery in the city with a fleet of 50-60 paddleboards, kayaks and canoes. 

1 -  Bottleworks Hotel

A stunning boutique hotel opened in the space of what was once the largest Coca-Cola bottling plant in the United States.

2 - The AMP at 16 Tech

 This new food hall is located within the 16 Tech Innovation District and is the former site of the Indianapolis Water Company. An artisan marketplace with restaurant stalls built out of brightly-colored shipping containers.

3 - The Stutz Factory

Indy’s rich racing history is adding another chapter to its book as the building, once home to the Stutz Motor Company, is being transformed into a destination in Classic Revival style. The newly renovated and people-forward space will include Indy favorites such as Amelia’s Bread and Café Patachou, alongside a taproom, café, taco shop, VisionLoft event venue and The Stutz Car Museum – which will be free and open to the public.

4 - North Mass Boulder

Originally built in 1920 for the U.S. Corrugated Box Co. during the city's industrial boom, the building sat idle for some time before the 52,000 square-foot North Mass Boulder opened its doors for the first time in 2021 (the largest bouldering facility in the U.S.). 

5 - Guggman Haus Brewing 

This brewery opened inside a refurbished house in 2019 then took over the former Boyle Racing Headquarters in 2021 and they’re well on their way to being one of the city’s top breweries.