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Experience Indianapolis!

Marian University students love the City of Indianapolis because of the great events and attractions—not to mention outstanding internship and employment opportunities—Indy has to offer.

From cool cultural districts with unique entertainment, shopping, and dining options to outdoor festivals, professional and amateur sports events, hiking and biking trails, and more, Marian University is conveniently located in the heart of it all.

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Looking for a fun place to hang out or something to do this weekend? As Marian University student, you'll have a lot of options from which to choose. Our campus is located just minutes from top Indy attractions like these.

15 minutes from Broad Ripple Village
For live music and nightlife, restaurants serving locally produced food and craft beers, shopping for a unique gift, grabbing a coffee with friends, or just getting outside for a walk or run on the Monon Trail, Broad Ripple Village is a hip, super-cool Indianapolis destination that attracts college students and young professionals from across the city. 

Visit Broad Ripple Village

Broad-Ripple night life

15 minutes from Eagle Creek park
One of the largest municipal parks in the nation, Eagle Creek Park is a nature preserve that contains 4,000 acres of forest, meadows, and a 1,400-acre reservoir where you can rent kayaks, paddle-boards, and canoes. Bike on winding, paved pathways or hike about ten miles of wooded trails. Swim at the public beach. Play golf, bird-watch, or pack a picnic and enjoy nature with friends.

Visit Eagle Creek Park


10 minutes from Downtown Indianapolis
Attend a festival at White River State Park, go to the Indianapolis Zoo, catch a Pacers or Colts game, watch a play at the Indiana Repertory Theatre, shop at Circle Centre Mall, treat yourself to a fine meal and dining experience, enjoy live music and dancing at the club or bar of your choice, or stroll the three-mile Canal Walk, a date-night destination and urban respite for walkers, runners, and serenity-seekers.

Visit Downtown Indianapolis

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8 minutes from the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway
During the month of May and other times of the year, Marian students can hear the roar and rumble of lightning-fast race cars at the world-famous speedway. Get your Indy 500 on at a Carb Day concert and street parties. Walk or run on the historic Brickyard track during the annual 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. Visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum and play golf at the Brickyard Crossing.

Visit Indianapolis Motor Speedway

IMS 500

5 minutes from Newfields and the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Newfields, home of the internationally recognized Indianapolis Museum of Art, features expansive galleries, a gift shop, and restaurant surrounded by gorgeous gardens, water features, and a hundred acres of woodland filled with art, beauty, and surprises. With an outstanding permanent collection and unique rotating exhibits, the museum offers film festivals, photography, art, and horticulture classes, outdoor movies, and a Beer Garden. Marian University students are eligible for a FREE annual membership.

Discover Newfields

IMA sculpture

3 minutes from the 100 Acres Park
Part of Newfields, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park, also known as the 100 Acres Park, is open daily and free to visit, with free parking off 38th Street. Explore woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and the shoreline of a 35-acre lake. One of the largest museum art parks in the country, it features permanent and temporary site-responsive artwork. Enjoy thousands of spring wildflowers, walking trails, and bird viewing stations.

Visit 100 Acres Park

100 acres park

1 minute from the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab
Take the stairs behind Allison Mansion and visit Marian University's 55-acre nature preserve featuring woods, a pond and wetlands, meadow, and walking trails. Mink, fox, muskrat, deer, beaver, turtles, and other mammals—in addition to 165 species of birds like hawks and herons—have been spotted in this habitat, which includes two miles of well-marked walking trails and a round, open-sided outdoor classroom.

Visit Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab



Visit Indy
Whatever your interests, the City of Indianapolis has it all. For more info about what to do, events around town, where to eat and drink, guides, and deals, is a great resource featuring the best of Indy.

Official Visit Indy Website   NUVO Magazine

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