Indiana Landmarks’ free guided tour around the physical and symbolic heart of Indianapolis tells the intriguing story of Monument Circle, past and present. You’ll hear about the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and why the woman on top faces south. You’ll learn the roundabout’s role in the original city plan and the stories of the encircling architecture.
When? 10:00 a.m. every Friday and Saturday, May-October (no reservation required, no tour if it’s raining cats and dogs).
Where? Tour departs from the South Bend Chocolate Company, located in the southwest quadrant of Monument Circle.
Parking? We suggest one of the Circle Centre mall garages, $1.50 for three hours (enter from Georgia, Illinois, or Washington streets).
Available at other times? Yes, we’ll be happy to conduct a tour on the day and time of your choosing for a fee. We charge $5 per person, with a $50 minimum charge, so it’s best to have a group.