IKEA, Topgolf and Portillo’s are just a few of the things to do in Fishers, Indiana, located off I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis. Named the “Best Place to Live in America” by Money Magazine, Fishers’ downtown continues to develop and impress visitors with local coffee shops, community concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater and growth of entrepreneurship opportunities at Launch Fishers.
Just east of 116th Street and I-69 is Fishers District, a dining district and culinary incubator with more than 15 restaurants including 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo, Sun King Brewing, Fishes Test Kitchen and more.
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The community’s rapid growth and regular spots on best places lists are most evident in the Nickel Plate District, a designated Statewide Cultural District and the cultural heart of the city that’s home to the farmers’ market, community concerts and festivals. Get the lay of the land and ride around the district on the Pint Cycle pedal pub before you pitstop at Four Day Ray Brewing for local brews and pub food.
Just across I-69 is the international furniture store IKEA, Topgolf and Portillo’s. Practice your golf swing, channel your inner interior decorator and take a bite of a classic Chicago hot dog here in Hamilton County.
View a map of the Nickel Plate District.
For families, a trip to Fishers isn’t complete without wandering through Conner Prairie, an outdoor museum dedicated to telling the history of Indiana through personal exploration of the land. Ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a bird’s eye view of Fishers from 350 feet up in the air.
Each summer, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra hosts Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. From June to September, thousands of music fans come to hear soaring symphonies or pop-culture tribute bands beneath the stars. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and your dancing shoes.
Escape to a favorite Fishers park, Flat Fork Creek Park, for outdoor exploration. The signature wooden boardwalk loops around the park and makes for a picturesque photo. Go off the path to discover three treehouses tucked in the trees, or shred dirt on the mountain bike trails. In the winter, bring your sled to conquer the 60-foot sledding hill.