About Broad Ripple
Founded in 1837 by Jacob Coil, Broad Ripple Village was merged with the neighboring community of Wellington in 1884. In the early 1900's Broad Ripple became a summer retreat for many Indianapolis people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Broad Ripple Village was annexed in 1922 by the city of Indianapolis.
Broad Ripple Village boasts a creative and alive art scene headlined by the Broad Ripple Art Fare with proceeds going to support the Indianapolis Art Center programs. The beautiful 12-acre landscaped museum, known as Artspark, includes several sculptures from local and international artists. For outdoor recreation there is the Monon Trail and the Central Canal Towpath as well as kayaking on the White River. There is everything on the menu from Cajun to Indian and much in between as Broad Ripple Village has an extensive variety of ethnic restaurants and local favorites. An amazing nightlife awaits the party goer with a grand selection of bars and clubs, such as Old Pro's Table, Landsharks, and Rock Lobster to name a few. So come on out and enjoy Broad Ripple Village, where there's a little something for everyone.