Travel with FedEx: Indianapolis, IN

We’ve asked members of the FedEx family to help guide you on your travel adventures this year. Here you will find insider advice from our team members on the places they frequent and why they think these locations are hot spots you should add to your road trip checklist. Check out this section which highlights Indianapolis and all of the great things the city has to offer. Take a trip around Indianapolis with FedEx Express Pilot Captain Dan as he shares his five must see spots in the city.

Meet Captain Dan

Dan Ferracciolo (aka Captain Dan), is a Boeing 767 Pilot for FedEx Express. He’s worked for FedEx for 21 years and lives in Indianapolis, IN.

Favorite part of working at FedEx:

“The sense of camaraderie between not just the pilots, but everyone associated with the Indianapolis hub.”

#1 Travel Tip

“When visiting downtown Indianapolis, park the car and walk. Most of Indy’s downtown attractions are in close proximity to each other and can be readily accessed from a central location like Monument Circle or White River State Park. Many of downtown’s buildings are linked with above-ground interconnecting passageways, so even during inclement weather, Indy is a pedestrian friendly city. Indianapolis is second only to Washington D.C. in the number of memorials and monuments in an American city. Each one is unique and they are all worth a visit.”

Top 5 things to do in Indianapolis, IN

1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

2. Monument Circle

3. Indiana War Memorial

4. Indiana State Museum

5. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • Captain Dan puts the “I” in Indy and shows his love for the city.

  • 1. Drivers practice several rituals at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including kissing the Yard of Bricks at the start-finish line after winning a race and drinking a bottle of milk after an Indy 500 win.

  • 2. Here is a ground level view of the 284 foot tall monument that was built to celebrate the soldiers and sailors from Indiana who sacrificed their lives fighting in the American Civil War.

  • 3. The Shrine Room in the Indiana War Memorial inspires visitors, especially when they see the American Flag hanging from the center of the room and illuminated by the Star of Destiny.

  • 4. The Indiana State Museum, which originated from a collection of minerals during the Civil War, is now one of Indiana’s most visited locations by tourists from out of state.

  • 5. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum and dates back to 1925!