There’s more than corn in Indiana, and when you and your dog visit Indianapolis, you will find all sorts of dog-friendly activities to enjoy. Whether you are coming in for the day or for an entire weekend, Indianapolis and its suburbs are full of activities for you to enjoy with your dog in tow.
Below I’ve highlighted 6 dog-friendly things to do in Indianapolis to show you just how much fun you and your mutt can have in the Circle City.
6 Dog-Friendly Things to Do in Indianapolis
1. The Monon Trail
The Monon Trail is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this “rail-trail” is now scenic trail that’s perfect for walking your dog, roller blading, biking, and so much more. Poop bags and trash receptacles are provided along the path, making the Monon a fun activity for dogs and moms.
2. Garfield Park
Garfield Park is the oldest park in Indianapolis, established in 1889. It continues to stand as a lasting testimony to the importance of beauty, culture, and community. You’ll find a outdoor pool, picnic shelters, tennis, softball, walking trail, and horse shoe courts, among the many amenities the park offers. Leashed dogs are more than welcome.
3. Fountain Square Brewery
You might get a little thirsty as you explore the city, and Fountain Square Brewery is a great place to stop for a bite to eat and an adult beverage. Dogs are welcome, and you’ll both love the atmosphere.
4. Downtown Canal
The Downtown Canal acts as a hub of the city, hosting many outdoor events and activities for you and your mutt to enjoy. It is a great place to picnic or go for a dog walk. You can even rent a boat on the canal, or opt for a bike rental and hit the paths.
5. White River State Park
With 250 acres of cultural and recreational attractions and events, White River State Park is more than fields of green space. You and your pup can listen to live music at the Governor’s Lawn during the annual concert series or stroll through River Promenade. Clean-up stations are available throughout the park.
6. Fire By the Monon
If, after all that exploring and playing, you’re ready for a relaxing dinner at a dog-friendly establishment, Fire By the Monon is a must. Great food, great beer, and they’ll treat your pooch like a king (or queen!).
Are you ready to experience all that Indianapolis has to offer? Then check out these 6 dog-friendly activities to enjoy! If you know of other dog-friendly restaurants, activities, and stores in the Indianapolis area, please feel free to share them in a comment below! Also, be sure to check out these other big cities to visit with pets!