Surrounding Butler

Butler University calls the city of Indianapolis home. Just minutes away from downtown Indy and the Indianapolis International Airport, Butler’s campus allows easy access to experience a multitude of events in its backyard and beyond. Below are a few resources to help you discover Indianapolis.

Art, Museums & Theater

Indy is home to some awesome works of art and many arts organizations. Check them out. Want to learn about the history of racing or go to the biggest children’s museum in the world? The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis are just two of the many museums near Butler.  Have a hankering to catch a show? From Broadway and cabaret to mysteries and improv, the Indy theater scene has you covered.


Let’s face it; you’ll want to eat off campus at some point. Enter the true foodie’s guide for the Indianapolis area. That’s right; you can search by cuisine and location for everything from local hole-in-the-wall eateries to top-notch upscale restaurants.

Music & Nightlife

Are you a music lover? Then you’ll love Indianapolis. Countless venues around Indy host all genres of music. Big-name artists hold concerts at places like Bankers Life FieldhouseKlipsch Music Center, Lucas Oil Stadium and Old National Centre.  Want to check out smaller venues, comedy clubs, dance clubs and more? Look no further.


Have a serious shopping habit? Well, you’re in luck because the Indianapolis area has enough retail districts to make sure you get your shopping fix. If mall shopping is what you’re after, there’s Castleton Square Mall or Circle Centre Mall nearby. If small specialty shops are more your style, there are several in Indy’s cultural districts like Broad Ripple and Mass Ave. Check out even more shopping locations in and around Indy.


A great way to get to know the Indianapolis community is to get out there and volunteer. Butler’s Volunteer Center is a student-staffed office that can help you find a service opportunity that fits your interest. Check out their website.

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