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Carmel (Indiana)

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Carmel [1] is a city in the Nine-County Region of Indiana, just north of Indianapolis. It is one of the most affluent communities in the Midwest, lying in Hamilton County (the wealthiest county in the Midwest by median income).

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From the metropolitan Indianapolis area, take U.S. 31 north to 126th Street. Carmel's city center is located between U.S. 31 and Keystone Ave. (State Road 421). It takes approximately 30 minutes to drive from downtown Indianapolis. Carmel has become the defacto roundabout capital of the US, with more than 80 roundabouts. US 31 at the Carmel boundary is a major US highway that has been renovated with off-ramp roundabouts that eliminate stop lights from I-465 to the northern boundary of Carmel. Speed limit on this road is 50 mph and is routinely monitored by the local police; however, with no lights, travel from one end to the next is about 7 minutes.

By plane[edit]

In addition to the Col. Weir Cook Indianapolis International Airport [2] located off of I-70 in Indianapolis, smaller planes can schedule a landing at one of two airports in Hamilton County and nearby Boone County, located just west of Hamilton County. Both offer aircraft charter, sales, rental, catering, flight school and more.

  • Metropolitan Airport 9913 Willow View Rd., Fishers. 1-317-849-0840. [3]
  • Indianapolis Executive Airport 11329 East SR 32, Zionsville. 1-317-769-3288. [4]
  • Sheridan Airport 27045 Jerkwater Road, Sheridan. 1-317-758-4161. [5]

Get around[edit]

  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. [6] 37 East Main Street, Carmel, Indiana. 1-800-776-8687 or 1-317-848-3181. Not-for-profit tourism organization that promotes and encourages the development of Hamilton County tourism, conventions, festivals and other special events. Staff are very helpful and welcome visitors who need information. Go to visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.
  • Carmel Visitor Center 37 E. Main St. 1-317-848-3181 x103. Open M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and for special events.

By car[edit]

General speed is between 55-70 on interstates and highways, and generally 35 on other roads unless otherwise posted.

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Museums[edit]

  • Museum of Miniature Houses [7] 111 E. Main St. 1-317-575-9466. This is a rare find, a museum that caters specifically to miniature homes, room boxes and vingnettes. They also have a gift shop and a childrens play area. Very unique, but only open Wednesdays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 10.
  • World's Smallest Children's Art Gallery [8] 40 W. Main Street. 1-317-844-4989. The World's Smallest Children's Art Gallery, named by the Guinness Book of World Records, showcases children's art from different schools from September-May. Special showcases in June. Admission: Free Open: Sundays, 2-4 p.m.
  • Carmel Monon Depot Museum [9] 211 1st Street, SW. 1-317-846-7117. Built in 1883, the depot served as the main transportation and freight site for Carmel. The renovated depot houses the Carmel Clay Historical Society. Open: Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and Sunday, 2-4 p.m.


Galleries[edit]

  • Art Splash Gallery 111 West Main Street Suite 140, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 965-8788. This small but creative gallery packs in many featured artists with displays of blown glass and decorative mosaic pieces. Art Splash Gallery also features Indiana Glass Trail artists, Ben Johnson and Nancy Keating.
  • Coats Wright Art & Design 200 South Rangeline Road #122, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 569-5980. Art gallery and design studio featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and modern artwork from the late 19th century to present by nationally and internationally recognized artists.
  • Evan Lurie Gallery 30 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 844-8400. The Evan Lurie Gallery, located at the heart of the Carmel Arts and Design District, is a sleek gallery featuring contemporary art.
  • Eye On Art Gallery 111 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 752-1722. As you walk through Eye On Art Gallery and see the works selected for exhibit, perhaps you’ll experience something new and touching, something provocative and satisfying, something humorous and whimsical. Featured artists, both established and emerging, demonstrate lofty skills that evoke a personal response. I invite you to meet them eye-to-eye in the gallery.
  • French Bleu Fine Art Gallery 11 West Main Street West #145, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 331-3734. Art gallery showcasing the drawings and paintings of Susan Mauck.
  • Magdalena Gallery of Art 27 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 844-0005. Magdalena Gallery of Art represents a variety of living artists from around the Midwest and event occasional international artists. The gallery focuses on contemporary art. Magdalena Gallery also features Indiana Glass Trail artist, Lisa Pello.
  • Mary Johnston Paintings 27 East Main Street #300, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 730-7221. Contemporary- modern landscape artist.
  • Inspire Studio & Gallery 15 East Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 517-1213. Inspire Gallery owner Catherine Charter Bauder is a portrait artist who has branched out into landscapes as well, and her work is a combination of paintings and drawings. The gallery also features the work of painter Randall Scott Harden, and over time the lineup of featured artists will change.

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Festivals[edit]

  • Art of Wine July [10]. 111 West Main Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 571-ARTS Browse the shops in the Arts & Design District, gaze at local art, and enjoy wine tastings form about 10 Indiana Wineries during this annual summer event.
  • Carmel Artomobilia Late August-September [11] 200 South Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46033. The Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate your senses by celebrating the art and design of the automobile. Unlike any other event, the Carmel Artomobilia marries the beauty of classic, vintage, exotic and rare car collections with artists inspired by automotive design. From historic Ford Model A's to late model Lamborghinis, Artomobilia guests celebrate decades of engineering and craftsmanship.
  • Carmel International Arts Festival Late September [12] Main Street in Old Town Carmel, Indiana. 317-600-6118 Features juried artists (numbering close to 150 each year) that appeal to informal collectors as well as art enthusiasts. Dancers, local musicians perform and a children’s activity tent includes arts and craft projects geared for smaller children. Admission is free but food vendors charge.
  • CarmelFest Held every 4th of July [13] Features performances by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in addition to annual firework display, a community parade, food, games and other family-friendly entertainment.
  • Gallery Walks/ Second Saturdays 2nd Saturday of each month [14] Come to the Arts District for an evening of culture, art, and fun! See local and visiting artists . Enjoy unique refreshments and enter a raffle for one of our local restaurants in the galleries.
  • Carmel Farmer’s Market May-September [15] 5 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032. 317-710-0162. One of the largest farmers markets in Indiana, the Carmel Farmers Market has over 60 vendors. Located in the shadow of Carmel's Palladium concert hall, the Market vendors sell only Indiana grown and/or produced edible products. There are cooking demonstrations, free parking, and music every week! Admission is Free. Every Saturday from May to September from 8-11:30 a.m.
  • Oktoberfest at Carmel City Center [16] 101 City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. Oktoberfest has become an annual celebratory fall event for Carmel residents. It is free to the public and open to all ages. The free festival will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. and will be featuring live music by Polka Boy until 9 p.m. Along with live music until, Oktoberfest will include food from area restaurants, prize drawings, biergarten, and more.
  • Holiday on the Square [17] 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN 46032. Co-sponsored by the City of Carmel and the Carmel Arts Council, this event kicks off the holiday season in Carmel. Holiday entertainment, Holiday farmers market, Santa, his elves, and live reindeer provide a festive atmosphere for the City’s Holiday lighting ceremony. The Mayor officiates this event and children can get their picture with Santa for a small fee. This free event is from 3:30-6:30 pm. Call 317-571-2400 for more information.

Outdoors [18][edit]

  • Carey Grove Park [19] 14001 N. Carey Rd. (317) 848-7275. 5 acres with an arboretum, half-size basketball court, community organic garden, trail, playground and softball diamond.
  • Monon Community Center & Central Park [20] 1235 Central Park Drive East and 1195 Central Park Drive West. (317) 848-7275. The 161-acre park is free but some activities are an additional cost. The park includes a wetlands area, garden, park area and 4 miles of trails connecting to the Monon Trail, which will take you all the way south to Indianapolis and northwest to Westfield, Indiana. A 10,000 square foot skate park welcomes skateboarders. Fees apply at The Monon Center and Aqua Park, which includes an outdoor pool, water slide and lazy river. An indoor pool and fitness center, with gymnasiums and studio classes, are also available. Daily passes and value passes for 10 visits are available for visitors, although prices are higher for non-Carmel residents.
  • Cool Creek Park [21] 2000 E. 151st St. (317) 774-2500. Three to four miles of wooded trails, playground, softball and soccer fields and basketball courts are all available here. Also home to the Cool Creek Nature Center which hosts the annual Cool Creek Concert series.
  • Coxhall Gardens [22] 2000 W. 116th St. (317) 770-4400. 125-acres of park and gardens include a children’s garden, conservatory, reflecting pools and two belltowers.
  • Flowing Well Park [23] 5100 E. 116th St. (317) 571-4144. 18 acres featuring an artesian well where you can fill up your own jug and containers with naturally clean flowing water. There are also a few small trails and fishing.
  • Hagan-Burke Trail [24] Major Access: Monon Greenway, Rangeline Road, 146th Street. The trail, which is a little more than one mile, connects the Monon Greenway to 146th Street. A portion of the trail travels along Cool Creek.
  • Hazel Landing Park [25] 10601 Hazel Dell Pkwy. (317) 571-4144. 44 acres featuring fishing and a canoe launch into the White River.
  • Lawrence W. Inlow Park [26] 6310 E. 131st St. (317) 848-7275. Playgrounds with tree houses and a splash pad are the big features here. There are nature trails and shelters too.
  • Lenape Trace Park [27] 9602 Westfield Boulevard. (317) 571-4144 . This 5 acre park features a shelter and a short trail that connects to the Monon.
  • Meadowlark Park [28] 450 Meadow Ln. (317) 571-4144. 17 acres with a pond and dock for fishing. There are trails and basketball courts too.
  • Monon Trail Greenway [29] Stems from 96th St up to 146th St. Carmel's own 5.2 mile extension of Indy's Monon Trail. A new mile-long extension connects the trail to Westfield, Indiana. Open from dawn to dusk with easy accessibility to shopping and activities. One can ride, skate, run or walk along this extensive and well kept greenway. Pets are welcome as long as you clean up after them.
  • Prairie Meadow Park [30] 5282 Ivy Hill Drive. (317) 571-4144. This beautiful prairie landscaped park houses a 1/4 mile recreation trail.
  • Pleasant Grove Park [31] 445 E. 11th Street. This 6-acre park is family-oriented with a soccer field, softball diamond and playground with shelter.
  • River Heritage Park [32] 11813 River Road. (317) 848-7275. 40-acre part features an adaptive playground for those with special needs. The park also has two sand volleyball courts, an amphitheater and picnic areas.
  • West Park [33] 2700 W. 116th St. (317) 571-4144. 120 acres featuring trails, a wide green space, prairie garden, wetland park and board walk, a big playground, trails and a small water park. In the winter, the north face of the park’s hill turns into a sledding hill.
  • White River Greenway [34] 13410 River Road. (317) 571-4144. 15-acre pocket park next to the White River. Undeveloped except for 2.5 miles of asphalt trails.
  • Carmel Cyclery [35] 230 W. Carmel Drive. (317) 575-8588. Rent a bike and ride through the heart of Carmel all the way to Broad Ripple. Pedal the paved Monon Greenway on a comfort bicycle or tandem. Free locks, helmets, trail maps.

Music and Performing Arts[edit]

  • Carmel Symphony Orchestra [36] Formed as a community orchestra in 1976, the orchestra now plays at various venues through the Carmel area, but calls the Palladium home. Enjoy intimate performances of great works and masterpieces with guest performers or take in the Fourth of July concert at Carmel Civic Square. Tickets are affordable and discounts are given for students and seniors.
  • The Center for the Performing Arts [37] 355 City Center Dr. (317) 843-3800. After more than a decade of planning, the Center for the Performing Arts is a reality in Carmel, Indiana. The facility includes four state-of-the-art performing arts venues: a 1,600-seat concert hall, a 500-seat proscenium theater, a 200-seat studio theater and an outdoor amphitheater. It also serves as an education center and museum for the Michael Feinstein Foundation, housing the rare memorabilia and manuscripts of The Great American Songbook Collection.
  • The Palladium [38] Rising high on the Carmel skyline with its domed European-style design, the Palladium has captured the attention of residents and visitors alike. The four-fronted, symmetrical design with its limestone facades and columns offers a timeless elegance and an unparalleled setting for attending world-class entertainment.
  • The Tarkington [39] A 500-seat proscenium theater, home to the resident theater group Civic Theatre.
  • The Studio Theater [40] A flexible theatrical space intended to nurture local and national artists. In addition to the Center’s resident companies and their productions, the Center will present national performers.
  • Actor’s Theatre of Indiana 510 3rd Ave SW, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 669-7983. Founded by three New York performers, Actors Theatre of Indiana is Hamilton County's only professional theatre company and Carmel's resident professional theatre company presenting musical theatre at the Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts. Actors Theatre of Indiana celebrates the power of theatre and contributes to life in central Indiana by offering high quality professional theatre performances and programs that engage, inspire, educate and entertain.
  • The Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre [41] 3 Center Green Suite 200, Carmel, IN. (317) 923-4597 Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre represents a unique blend of vocational actors, technicians and professional staff, and offers a wide variety of educational and community outreach programs.

Golf[edit]

  • Brookshire Golf Club [42] 12120 Brookshire Pkwy. 1-317-846-7431. 18-hole public course designed by Carmel resident William Diddel.
  • Crooked Stick Golf Course [43] 1964 Burning Tree Ln. 1-317-844-9938. This private 18-hole course, designed by the legendary Pete Dye, has hosted the Solheim Cup, US Women's Open, 1991 PGA Championship, and the 2009 US Senior Open.
  • Plum Creek Golf Club [44] 12401 Lynnwood Bvd. 1-317-573-9900. Another Pete Dye designed course in Hamilton County, Plum Creek hosted the 2004 IWGA Mid-Amateur. Semi-private club offers PGA Pro-led instructional programs. Area hotels offer a “Stay and Play” package for Plum Creek.
  • Prairie View Golf Club [45] 7000 Longest Dr. 1-317-816-3100. Located on 206 acres, this Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course is a daily fee facility. Area hotels offer a “Stay and Play” package for Prairie View.

Family Fun[edit]

  • Laser Flash [46] 617 3rd Ave. SW. 1-317-571-1677. Indiana's largest laser tag complex. Make a team with friends or strangers and sneak around shooting each other with harmless lasers and music blaring with lighting effects. Lasers emit from state of the art Lasertron equipment. It's quite spooky seeing lasers bouncing off the walls through the dark room. They also have a huge arcade and a Noble Roman's pizza restaurant on site.
  • The Monon Center at Central Park [47] 1235 Central Park Dr E 1-317-848-7275. Features a fitness center, a dance studio, group fitness studios, an indoor track, a gymnasium, indoor aquatics center, party rooms, concessions, locker rooms, a skate park, a 10-acre outdoor aqua park, a cafe, banquet rooms, childcare, an art studio, a computer lab, classrooms and a conference center.
  • Zotec Partners Carmel Ice Skadium [48] 1040 3rd Avenue SW Carmel IN 46032 1-317-844-8889. A wonderful place for Public Skating, Learn to Play Hockey, Learn to Skate, Birthday Parties, Private Ice Rentals, Corporate Parties, Figure Skating, Hockey, and Group skating for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Schools and more!

Learn More[edit]

  • Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce 21 S Rangeline Road The Chamber can provide information about area businesses and upcoming events.
  • Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. [49] 37 East Main Street. 1-800-776-8687. Not-for-profit tourism organization that promotes and encourages the development of Hamilton County tourism, conventions, festivals and other special events. Carmel is home to the main office. Staff are very helpful and welcome visitors who need information. Go to visithamiltoncounty.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.

Shop[edit]

Shopping in the Carmel Arts & Design District
  • Clay Terrace [50] 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd. 1-317-818-0725. As the first outdoor lifestyle center in Indiana, Clay Terrace stands as a unique and beautiful jewel in the Simon Property Group portfolio. Over 70 retailers line the center's broad sidewalks, gently rising up Clay Terrace Boulevard from U.S. 31. Vintage storefronts and antique lighting blend seamlessly with modern amenities and convenience. Home to everything from locally-owned boutiques to nationally-known shopping destinations, Clay Terrace offers something for even the most discerning shopper.
  • City Center [51] 101 City Center Drive. (317) 705-7985. Carmel City Center is Carmel, Indiana’s exciting new downtown and landmark destination on the Monon Greenway. It is the home of the Center for the Performing Arts, the Carmel Farmers Market, and many chic boutiques and restaurants. In Carmel City Center, residents and business professionals need only step out of their front door to access retail, restaurants and entertainment. Visitors to Carmel City Center can enjoy music and theatrical entertainment, outdoor summer festivals and access to Carmel’s top attractions, with even more to come.
  • Carmel Art & Design District [52] 30 W. Main St. 1-317-571-2787. Downtown Carmel’s recently created district features interior designers, art galleries, furnishings showrooms, home décor and specialty shops in addition to retail and restaurants. See their website for a full, up-to-date directory. Stately brick buildings, with open-air dining, line the streets, which close to host several festivals each year. District is accessible and connected via the Monon Trail, a linear greenway park that extends south all the way to downtown Indianapolis.
  • Indiana Design Center [53] 200 South Rangeline Road. 1-317.569.5975. The corner of Range Line Rd. and 1st Street in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. Discover the Indiana Design Center’s showrooms, design professionals, artists and endless resources for residential and commercial interiors. There is inspiration at every corner. The public is welcome to shop in all first floor retail showrooms. Many of the retail showrooms also offer in-house design services for the public. The public may shop the second floor to-the-trade showrooms with their own designer or may use the Designer-on-Call service provided by the Indiana Design Center. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Antique Emporium 1055 S. Range Line Rd. 1-317-844-8351. Upscale antique shop specializing in antiques and appraisals. We do carry lamp shades and lamp parts as well as offer-silver polishing and other metals.
  • Carmel Old Town Antique Mall [54] 38 W. Main St. 1-317-566-1908. A historic building that once housed the first fire truck in Carmel is now home to over 70 dealers. Booths feature antique furniture, toys, dolls, pottery, books, jewelry, coin operated machines, vintage linens and quilts and more. Hours: Daily 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Midland Arts & Antiques Market [55] 488 Gradle Drive. 1-317-569-9105. Midland satelite location near the Carmel Arts & Design District is open to the public and caters to the design trade and clientele. Open 7 days a week.
  • PillowTalk [56] 23 E. Main Street, Suite 100. 1-317-574-8990. PillowTalk is a charming boutique in the heart of Carmel's Arts and Design District that specializes in couture lingerie, organic skin care, luxurious home fragrance, and locally crafted jewelry. PillowTalk strives to provide an intimate shopping experience, with quality products that make women feel elegant, unique, sophisticated, and pampered.
  • ArtSplash Gallery [57] 111 W. Main Street. 1-317-564-4834. This small but creative gallery packs in many featured artists with displays of blown glass and decorative mosaic pieces. Featured glass artists include Ben Johnson, Michele Soncini, and Nancy Keating.
  • Vine + Table Marketplace (formerly Kahn's Fine Wines) [58] 313 E. Carmel Drive. 1-317-817-9473. One of Central Indiana’s best liquor stores. Featuring countless wines, beers, and liquor from all over the world. Also has amazing deli with gourmet fine eats.
  • Bath Junkie [59] 741 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 805-1850 Bath Junkie is a handmade bath and body studio. Products include phosphate-free bubble bath, paraben and mineral oil free moisturizers, spa tub-safe crystals, SLS-free gels and much more. Pick the products, scents and colors and a custom blend will be created for you.
  • Winter Market at Carmel City Center 719 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 705-7982. Winter Market at Carmel City Center is held in the storefront on the interior of Carmel City Center, located on the southwest corner of Rangeline Road and City Center Drive. Surface parking is available on plaza level (accessible from City Center Drive) and in the underground garage (accessible from Rangeline Road).
  • 14 Districts 110 West Main Street Suite 104, Carmel, IN 46032. "(317) 818-4585". Discover unique items from around the globe – apparel and accessories from Milan, Los Angeles, Geneva, New York and beyond.
  • Addendum Gallery 736 Hanover Place Suite 108, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 564-5979. [60] Addendum Gallery specializes in hand-crafted art pieces, whimsical gifts and jewelry. Most of what you will find at Addendum is made in the United States but there are also a few items from France and South Africa. Featured brands include Michael Aram, Julia Knight and Sorrelli.
  • Amanda's City Chic Consignment 522 South Rangleline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 573-0061. A consignment shop with a collection of home decor, furnishings, and other quality items. Inventory is constantly changing, so pop in regularly.
  • Authentic Sports Collectibles 715 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 554-9906. Specializing in autographed, game-used memorabilia from current players and retired legends.
  • Bedazzling Boutique 641 N Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 566-2907. Step into our large house just blocks from the Carmel Arts & Design District and you won't want to leave. Explore 9 rooms, each displaying unique and inspired fashion, clothing, and accessories for every age. Includes vintage items and pieces from local artisans.
  • Bella Chic 254 1st Avenue S.W. Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 846-2442. Bella Chic Interiors is where vintage furniture becomes art. Located in the heart of Carmel's Art and Design District.
  • Carmel Consignment 13686 North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 573-4400. Carmel Consignment is a high-end shop with jewelry, handbags, and more. Name brands include Tiffany & Co., Coach, Gucci, Burberry, and more.
  • Carmel Couture 1 South Rangeline Road, Suite 100, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 575-6400. Located in the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel Couture carries the latest accessories, handbags, jewelry, scarves, gemstones, and more.
  • Cloth 31 West City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 564-5638. The owners of Uber Boutique describe it as a "lifestyle" store with a mix of both home and fashion pieces. Its collections are ever changing and customers are drawn in by the exciting window displays.
  • Favorite Finds 111 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 848-2308. Come and explore the shop and you'll walk away with a "favorite find". Anything from furniture to dinnerware.
  • Hancock Fabrics 1635 East 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 571-9594. Founded in 1957, Hancock Fabrics is committed to nurturing consumers' creativity. We offer a complete selection of fashion, fabric, sewing, and home decor.
  • Hoosier Salon 22 North Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 253-5340. Hoosier Salon is a statewide non-profit organization that has promoted Indiana artists and offered their work for sale since 1925.
  • Jack & Jill Children's Shoppe 727 Hanover Place, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 805-1880 Jack & Jill Children's Shoppe offers apparel and gifts as unique as your child from baby to size 12. Located at City Center, just south of the Carmel Arts & Design District.
  • Linden Tree-Clay Terrace 14405 Clay Terrace Boulevard, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 844-4559. Linden Tree has a longstanding tradition of providing unique, specialty products and gifts at a reasonable price. Linden Tree also offers home accent pieces including rugs, lamps, and wall art.
  • Mary and Martha's Exceedingly Chic Boutique 111 West Main Street Suite 120, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 848-2624. Voted "Best Boutique" by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Come and find that special piece for your wardrobe. Sizing from 0-20. Friendly and knowledgeable staff await.
  • Midland Arts & Antiques Market 488 Gradle Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 569-9105. Midland satellite location near the Carmel Arts & Design District is open to the public and caters to the design trade and clientele. Open 7 days a week.
  • Planted 14 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 379-9691. Boutique shop specializing in plants and decor for the home.
  • The Olive Mill 10 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 574-9200. The Olive Mill is a European tradition in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Sample the freshest selection of artisan oils and balsamic vinegars.

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Splurge[edit]

  • Seasons 52 [61] 8650 Keystone Crossing. 1-317-846-5252. Seasons 52 is a fresh grill and wine bar that invites guests to discover the sensational flavors of a seasonally-inspired menu and award-winning international wine list in a casually-sophisticated ambiance.
  • Prime 47 [62] 14300 Clay Terrace Boulevard Suite 155. (317) 660-0720. Prime 47 is famous for its classic atmosphere, extensive wine lists and of course, USDA prime steaks. Come enjoy dinner in an upscale yet fun atmosphere.

Moderate[edit]

  • Abuelo's [63] 14480 Lowe's Way. 1-317-815-8175. Abuelo's fresh and creative food, knowledgeable and gracious service, and beautiful court-yard inspired dining rooms, combine to provide 'special occasion' experience within a 'casual dining' budget.
  • Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream [64] 210 W. Main Street. 1-317-706-BUBS. Bub's burgers are made from fresh, hand-pattied ground beef. The buns are custom-made to fit their burgers and baked fresh at a local bakery. If you're up for a challenge, try Bub's Big Ugly Burger and get your picture on the wall. Also check out Bub's Cafe at 220 2nd Street SW for breakfast.
  • Bub's Cafe [65] 220 2nd Street, SW. 1-317-844-2822. Home of the Big Stack, Bub's Cafe invites you to enjoy a delicious signature blend coffee, large selection of gourmet hot teas, omelets made with fresh ingredients, special recipe pancakes, down home biscuits and gravy, fresh-made Bub Holes (donut holes), and the very popular quiche of the day.
  • Divvy [66] 71 W City Center. 317-706-0000. Divvy, a sharing plates restaurant & bar from the owners of Woodys Library Restaurant offers a unique dining atmosphere for guests 21 & over. Divvy’s menu features contemporary American small plates focusing on a dining experience to be shared. The concept allows patrons to experience and share a variety of items by ordering multiple plates. The menu has items in the range of $5-$14 and accommodates a variety of dietary needs including vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free as well as traditional entrees. According to owner Kevin “Woody” Rider, “The name ‘divvy’ was chosen because of the phrase ‘divvy it up.’” Co-owner and Chef Richelle Rider has degrees in nutrition and dietetics and has been named one of “Indy’s Top 10 Chefs.” M-S 11-11, Sun 3-9.
  • Donatello's Italian Restaurant [67] 9 West Main Street. 1-317-564-4790. This tiny family-run eatery features classic Italian cuisine and fine wine in an upscale, white-table cloth atmosphere. Reservations recommended.
  • Dooley O'Toole's 160 E. Carmel Drive. 1-317-843-9900. Dooley O'Toole's is an Irish themed pub. Locally owned and operated, they are committed to buying from local suppliers.
  • Jason's Deli [68] 12405 N. Meridian Street. 1-317-569-1473. From sandwiches to salads, Jason's Deli offers healthy food that everyone can feel good about. And it's not only healthy food - it's delicious food!
  • Kona Grill [69] 14395 Clay Terrace Blvd. 317-566-1400. Offering an exciting twist on American cuisine. Try Kona's signature Macadamia Nut Chicken, Sweet-Chili Glazed Salmon, Kona's Big Island Meatload or the award-winning sushi, hand-crafted by talented sushi chefs at the elegant sushi bar.
  • MCL Cafeteria [70] 1390 Keystone Way. 1-317-844-9217. The city's best cafeteria is at MCL. Waiting in line is a cultural experience in itself. Pick up your tray and pick up your choice of eats. Great fried chicken, salads, mashed potatoes and classics like liver and onions. Don't forget the huge variety of homemade pies and cakes. Great friendly service too.
  • Mellow Mushroom [71] 2340 E. 116th Street. 1-317-846-2400. Immersive experience of color, art, music and light, providing a delicious escape from the mundane. Great pizzas, calzones, salad and pretzels.
  • Woody's Library Restaurant [72] 40 E. Main Street. 1-317-573-4444. Woody's Library Restaurant was established in a renovated Carnegie Library that was built in 1913. The upstairs seats approximately 60 guests & resembles the original library design with vaulted ceilings and tables creatively situated amongst shelves stocked with donated books. The downstairs is a neighborhood pub setting with approximately 50 seats complete with a pool table, video games, TV's & bar stools.
  • Wolfies Grill – Carmel [73] 1162 Keystone Way. (317) 844-9070. Wolfies Grill serving spirits, sport, great food and live entertainment
  • Mudbugs Cajun Café [74] 20 West Main Street. (317) 843-8380. Authentic Cajun Cuisine served since 2007 by the LeBlanc family. Come try these award-winning dishes in the heart of the Carmel Arts and Design District.
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market – Clay Terrace [75] 14311 Clay Terrace Boulevard Suite 100. (317) 848-3474. Mitchell's Fish Market at Clay Terrace has an obsession with freshness. Fish any fresher would still be in the ocean. Ask about the private dining room.

Cheap[edit]

  • Zacky's Hot Dogs [76] 1315 S. Rangeline Road. 1-317-848-5088. Enjoy a Chicago, New Yorker, Chili Cheese, Cincinnati or design-your-own Zacky Dog. Zacky's serves Vienna Beef hot dogs (jumbo or regular) and a whole lot more. Try the Italian Beef, Philly Cheese Steak, Veggie Burger or Hot Links. Top it off with Caribbean Slaw, sweet potato fries, mac-n-cheese and gourmet cookies. There's something for everyone! Locally owned and operated.

Sweets[edit]

  • Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt [77] 2466 E. 146th Street. 1-317-705-1855. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream & Yogurt is made fresh every day on the premises. They use products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive to Handel's.
  • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt - Carmel [78] 2760 E. 146th Street. 1-317-844-5655. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is fun, healthy treat that you make yourself! Create whatever you like for .45/ounce.
  • Simply Sweet Shoppe [79] 30 N. Rangeline Road. 1-317-818-9866. Filled with classic treats and sophisticated sweets, Simply Sweet Shoppe is sure to evoke memories of your favorite childhood sweets. Warm, whimsical decor will delight your eyes while sparkling jars of colorful confections will entice your sweet tooth.

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Wineries[edit]

  • Vine & Table [80] 313 E. Carmel Dr. 1-317-817-9473. Vine & Table gourmet market has the largest selection of unique and fine wines in the state, including both every day wines and the most sought after collector wines. Vine & Table also has the best scotch, liqueurs, fine spirits and domestic and international beers.


Relax[edit]

  • Adara Day Spa 110 West Main Street Suite 175, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 816-9090. Adara Day Spa is a fun, yet relaxing environment that serves as a center for pampering and social gatherings.
  • David & Mary Salon 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard Suite 160, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 844-6662. Located in Clay Terrace, David and Mary is a salon spa embracing change and determined to provide newness to clients.
  • La Dolce Salon & Spa 1119 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 848-0294. LaDolce offers the best for hair, nails, and skin care including laser treatments, massage, lash extensions, permanent makeup, and makeup services. Pamper yourself in an environment dedicated to making you look and feel your best.
  • Silver Door Boutique Spa 762 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 816-7587. From one-of-a-kind treatment experiences in Skin Care and Massage to the exquisitely designed color therapy rooms, to the best selection of wines and chocolates, Silver Door Boutique Spa's expertly trained staff will make sure that your time with us is nothing less than perfect.
  • Woodhouse Day Spa 2182-A East 116th Street, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 706-1300. Woodhouse Day Spa offers a variety of services including customized facials, microdermabrasion, waxing, Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, couples massage, body treatments in our Vichy Shower, Shiradora Scalp Treatments, reflexology, pedicure and nail treatments. Let Woodhouse Day Spa provide you with an experience of tranquility and renewal, allowing the stress of your day to drift away….
  • Rain Aveda Salon & Spa 41 West City Center Drive, Carmel, IN 46032. (317) 805-1858.

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Carmel has its share of “big chain” hotels, including the Doubletree Guest Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn Carmel, Hilton Garden Inn, Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott. Visit the chain websites to locate the hotel and special deals.

  • Courtyard By Marriott [81] 10290 N. Meridian Street. 1-317-571-1110. 149 rooms. The newly-renovated hotel features an indoor pool, a whirlpool, a health club, a lounge, a restaurant, complimentary HBO/cable and in-room coffee. Free parking.
  • Doubletree Suites by Hilton Indianapolis/Carmel 11355 N. Meridian St. 1-317-844-7994. [82] 137 suites. This all two-room suite hotel offers an indoor/outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a health club, a restaurant, and a lounge. All suites feature two (2) 27" televisions with in room movies, Game Cube and internet access, remote printing to business center, a pullout sleeper sofa, a large work desk, a mini-refrigerator, a microwave, a coffee maker, two telephones with voice mail and data ports, cable T.V., complimentary USA Today, a hair dryer, and a full-size ironing board and iron. Meeting space accommodates 8-80 people. Free parking.
  • Holiday Inn Indianapolis/Carmel [83] 251 East Pennsylvania Parkway. 1-317-574-4600. 171 rooms. This hotel includes an indoor pool, whirlpool, health club, lounge and restaurant. Remote-control televisions, cable, satellite movies, down feather pillows, coffee makers, hair dryers and shower massages are featured in the rooms. Meeting space accommodates up to 200 people. Free parking.
  • Hampton Inn Carmel [84] 12197 N. Meridian St. 1-317-843-1100. 103 rooms. This five-story hotel offers an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness room, large suites, king rooms with in-room whirlpools and hotel business center. Complimentary HBO/cable, USA Today and in-room hairdryers, coffee makers, and an ironing board. Full service restaurants and bar within walking. Meeting space accommodates 50 people. Free parking.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Carmel [85] 13090 Pennsylvania Street. 1-317-581-9400. 110 guestrooms including two whirlpool suites. All guestrooms (standard and suites) come with the following amenities: refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, hair dryer, iron, ironing Board, high speed internet, electronic door locks, two dual-line speakerphones with data ports, large work desk with convenient desk-level outlets, and ergonomic chairs, free USA today, and AM/FM alarm clock radio. Meeting space is approximately 1300 square feet.
  • Comfort Inn [86] 10201 N. Meridian St. 1-317-816-1616. 81 rooms. The hotel offers an indoor pool, whirlpool, fitness center and HBO/cable. Complimentary breakfast express, free local calls and USA Today (Mon. through Fri.) are also provided. Meeting space accommodates up to 85 people. Free parking and complimentary shuttle for guests.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Carmel [87] 11895 N. Meridian St. 1-317-846-2000. 120 suites (studios and 1 and 2 bedrooms available). An indoor pool, sport court, exercise room, whirlpool, fully equipped kitchen, complimentary grocery shopping, HBO/cable and on-site guest laundry are included at this hotel. A complimentary Manager's Reception is Monday through Wednesday. Special rates for extended stay are available. Meeting space accommodates up to 40 people. Free parking.
  • Springhill Suites by Marriott Carmel [88] 11855 N. Meridian St. 1-317-846-1800. 126 studio suites. This hotel includes an indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise room and business center. Hot suite season's breakfast buffet included each day. Each studio suite has separate living and sleeping areas, sofa bed, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot and hair dryer. Free high speed internet access. Designed for the traveler needing more space than a traditional hotel room, this all-suite hotel will accommodate the business traveler or a family vacation. Meeting space accommodates 15-20 people. Free parking.
  • Staybridge Suites Indianapolis-Carmel [89] 10675 N. Pennsylvania Street. 1-317-582-1500. 119 suite hotel with three distinct room types - studio, one-bedroom suite, 2-bedroom/2-bath suite. Amenities include indoor pool, complimentary breakfast, whirlpool, on-site laundry and business center.
  • Old Towne Carmel Bed & Breakfast [90] 521 First Avenue NW. 1-317-566-9696. Located near the heart of the Old Town Carmel Arts and Design District, our bed and breakfast is just a short walk from all the art galleries, shops, and restaurants our community has to offer. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, when you walk through our door you will be greeted with peaceful surroundings, luxurious guestrooms, and all the modern conveniences of home.
  • Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel [91] 11925 N. Meridian St. 1-317-816-0777. An upscale, sophisticated hotel north of downtown Indianapolis, that truly reflects the vibrancy of the area. Inspired by the neighboring Carmel Arts and Design District, this new hotel boasts a modern, energetic design and creative spaces that blend unique style with advanced technology. Conveniently situated in the Meridian Corridor, the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel, a Marriott Hotel, offers easy access to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Lucas Oil Stadium, Monon Trail, Conner Prairie, Indianapolis Children's Museum, fine art galleries, world-class golf courses, attractions, and major corporations. This hotel in is a modern treasure to be experienced; where hospitality is a fine art.
  • Extended Stay America [92] 9750 Lakeshore Drive. (317) 843-1181. 71 furnished studios. The studios include complete kitchens with microwaves, cookware, utensils and coffee maker. An out-door pool, HBO/cable and 24-hour laundry facility are also available. Free parking.

Get out[edit]

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