Attractions in Carmel, Indiana, Vivacious Jewel of the Midwest

Signage for the Carmel Arts and Design District, downtown Carmel, IndianaLucky Carmelites (Hoosiers from Carmel, Indiana) live in that magical kind of community that tourists like to seek out for its attractions. Carmel is an upbeat, upscale and rapidly-growing suburb just north of Indianapolis. While its residents enjoy almost instant access to the great attractions in Indianapolis, they really never need to leave their home town, since there is a nice variety of things to do in Carmel itself.

Below is a list of some of the major attractions in Carmel. Follow the links to the appropriate articles, or explore the handy collection of links to nearby attractions in Indianapolis and other cities in Indiana.

Attractions in Carmel, Indiana

Mural in the Arts and Design District of Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis Arts and Design District: The spiffy new image of beautiful downtown Carmel is more than just a pretty face. The Carmel Arts & Design District is an enormously popular gathering place for unique Carmel shopping, Carmel art galleries, antiques and those who love them.
Bridgewater Club buildings in Carmel, Indiana Bridgewater Club: This is a premier Carmel venue for social gatherings and golfing on the professional Dye course.
Carmel City Center: A spanking new project of over 200,000 square feet, this is to be the hub of the vivacious Carmel spirit, in a very permanent way. Its central jewel is the Center for the Performing Arts, featuring the Palladium in the Performing Arts Center, a venue for the esteemed Carmel Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.
Bell tower at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis Coxhall Gardens: This is the centerpiece of the excellent Carmel Parks and Recreation Department. People come from far and wide, loaded down with cameras, to take back memories of this picturesque sculpture garden.
Crooked Stick Golf Course in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis Crooked Stick Golf Club: Here’s a professional Pete Dye golf course that attracts golf-lovers from all over the United States. Aside from the excellent design and beauty of the course itself, this place offers a charming clubhouse and a railway box carriage on the course.
Laser Flash: This is an enormous laser tag playground for kids of all ages. Its slick, fast atmosphere attracts players from all over the greater metropolitan Indianapolis area.
Miniature house on display at Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis Museum of Miniature Houses: One of the most unique attractions in Carmel, this little gem displays fabulous miniatures in lots of different forms. It also has a nice gift shop, real-life sized.
Old Town Antique Mall: This is a virtual Mecca for all the many Hoosier antique lovers. This huge venue for antique shopping is the residence of more than 70 hand-picked vendors’ spectacular wares.

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