Indianapolis, Indiana Attractions

Unusual landmarks, museums, roadside attractions, and hidden wonders in Indianapolis and the surrounding area. Brains in jars are a memorable sight at the Indiana Medical History Museum, and the World's Largest Ball of Paint looks like a brain if it's painted pink on the day you visit.

Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars

Sights for Oddball Excursions

  • World's Largest Ball of Paint

    World's Largest Ball of Paint

    Alexandria, Indiana

    Painter Mike Carmichael has his singular attraction hanging on a chain as he continues to add multi-colored layers. It started as a baseball.

  • Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars

    Indiana Medical History Museum: Brains in Jars

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Highlights include a real autopsy room and a room filled with brains in jars. Abby Normal!

  • Coach of the Leg Lamps

    Coach of the Leg Lamps

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Bronze sculpture of basketball coach John Wooden shows him crouched in a huddle, surrounded by five pairs of disembodied human legs.

  • Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

    Three White Men Hanged For Killing Indians

    Pendleton, Indiana

    A bluntly worded stone marker actually preserves a happy moment in Indiana history, when killing Indians became a capital crime.

  • Martin and Bobby Across the Divide

    Martin and Bobby Across the Divide

    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy lean out from cutout slabs, attempting to touch hands across a sidewalk. Near this spot, while campaigning for President in 1968, Kennedy told a crowd King had been assassinated.

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