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Located just north of Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana, offers a unique set of attractions, special events and affordable accommodations in the cities of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield. With authentic downtowns, Hoosier hospitality and easy access to and from I-69 and I-465, you've got a fun, affordable destination that's closer than you think! Critics rave about Hamilton County, Indiana's communities! Regularly recognized as a "Best Place,” we routinely score high marks in quality of life ratings. Hamilton County, Indiana, is also one of the nation’s fastest growing areas, but the towns never forget the history and heritage that make them unique.
Carmel's downtown districts give visitors options to explore storefronts and restaurants, all uniquely Carmel. The brand-new Monon Boulevard ties together the Arts & Design District, Midtown Plaza and City Center with biking and pedestrian pathways, awe-inspiring art sculptures and green spaces to gather. Start on Main Street by browsing artisan shops and galleries and snap a photo with each of 17 lifelike statues.
Wander south and grab a pint or craft cocktail on a rooftop patio to watch the world go by from above. Stroll down the sidewalk and toast to the day with a glass of champagne, a decadent slice of cake and world-class performance at The Center for the Performing Arts. Settle into your room at the new, luxurious Hotel Carmichael boutique hotel with art and music touches throughout. The curtain closes on a day well-spent in Carmel, Indiana.
Learn more at VisitCarmelIndiana.com.
VIBRANT. INNOVATIVE. FORWARD- THINKING. EVER-CHANGING.
This list isn’t describing a Fortune 500 company; rather, a place that has transformed from town to thriving city newly renovated amphitheater in the Nickel Plate District. Grab a pint at the local brewery, sit back on the patio and listen to the music in the air. Rooted in history of early settlement, Fishers teaches its heritage to future generations at Conner Prairie, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate outdoor history museum. Kids’ eyes light up when they embark on a tethered balloon voyage high in the sky or interact one-on-one with a pioneer who tells them about daily life in 1800s Indiana. Fishers is a place you can celebrate the past and welcome the future, all in one.
Learn more at VisitFishersIndiana.com.
Downtown Noblesville features a charming town square, complete with red bricks lining the streets and assorted items. Interact with local artists creating in their studios and try it for yourself with a mini art project to go. And if you get hungry along the way, there’s great local dining steps away. Beyond the heart of the city center is a tranquil space along the serene White River, where you can walk alongside the flowing water or hop in a kayak or canoe. End the evening rocking out to your favorite artist at a world-class outdoor concert amphitheater, Ruoff Music Center, and the sun sets on the perfect day in Noblesville.
Learn more at VisitNoblesvilleIndiana.com.
Westfield's rise to prominence as a youth sports capital has been a home run for the sports complex that welcomes thousands of athletes and families year-round, as well as the community. You’re bound to hear the cheers and shouts of teams competing for glory at Grand Park—it’s a massive, 400-acre campus after all. But perhaps the best Cinderella story isn’t found on the field or the court, but in a city celebrated as a culinary destination attracting foodies far and wide. When a dilapidated red barn transformed into a magical farm-to-table dining experience, the rest was history, and exciting eateries followed suit. Within a mile radius, you can savor mouthwatering barbecue, exquisite sushi, a hefty Indiana pork tenderloin sandwich, homemade ice cream, craft cocktails and more. Sports and food are a classic pairing, but Westfield is elevating both to new heights and knocking it out of the park.
Learn more at VisitWestfieldIndiana.com.
The northern towns of Arcadia, Atlanta, Cicero and Sheridan may be small, but they offer one-of-a-kind experiences and excursions you can’t find anywhere else. As you travel north, the road is flanked with crops and cornfields. And then from afar, you hear a whistle, a low and loud sound greeting you to the northern part of Hamilton County. All aboard for themed train excursions and it’s full steam ahead for sampling local beers, dinner at sunset and fun holiday rides. For some, sitting back to relax needs to be countered with adventure and adrenaline, which is closer than you think. Strawtown Koteewi Park is a destination itself, a place where you can ride horseback through the meadows, grab a bow and arrow to try your hand at archery, or zip line through the treetops as you tackle aerial obstacles. No matter if you like things fast-paced or to take it slow, the northern towns offer an experience for you.
Learn more at VisitHamiltonCounty.com/ NorthHC.