Nine-County Region

Nine-County is the central 9-county area of Indiana, comprising the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area.



Boone, Hamilton, and Madison counties:


Hendricks, Marion, and Hancock counties:


Morgan, Johnson, and Shelby counties:

Other destinations

Get in

By car

This is the area where "Crossroads of America" really comes into play. Numerous interstates and highways swarm into this area. I-65N from the northwest, I-74 from the west, I-70 from the southwest, I-65S from the south, I-74S from the southeast, I-70E from the east, and I-69N from the northeast. Indianapolis has a loop called I-465.

By bus

By plane

By train


Almost all of the big sights are in Indianapolis, but also keep an eye out for sights in less-known towns, like those related to the Hoosier Poet, James Riley in Greenfield, the historical Grover Museum in Shelbyville, and the SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville. The biggest attraction of the region outside Indy, though, is Conner Prairie in Fishers, a huge outdoor living history museum full of actors in period costumes, exhibits, events, etc.


Festivals and events

To hit the big festivals, don't miss:

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