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Columbus to Indianapolis drive with pets

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Pet-friendly stops from Columbus to Indianapolis

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Here's a sample itinerary for a pet-friendly drive from Columbus to Indianapolis with your dog or cat. If you're planning a road trip to Indianapolis, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Find the best dog parks, pet-friendly accommodations and hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members and GoPetFriendly. Scroll down to see all the pet-friendly stops along the way.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Columbus
drive for about 3 hours

12:59 pm  Yellow Springs
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:59 pm
drive for about 4 hours

5:58 pm  Dayton
eat at Dayton Beer Company
stay overnight at Crowne Plaza Dayton
leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Crowne Plaza Dayton
drive for about 49 minutes

11:49 am  Richmond (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:49 pm
drive for about 48 minutes

1:36 pm  Sulphur Springs (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:36 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

3:22 pm  Fishers (Indiana)
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:22 pm
drive for about 27 minutes

4:50 pm  arrive in Indianapolis
stay at Conrad Indianapolis

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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What are pet-friendly stops along the way?

Yellow Springs
    Paradise Pet Resort, Ltd.  (1 mention)
    Wags Inn  (1 mention)

Dayton  (5 answers)
    People's and Pets Best Friend  (1 mention)
    Torok Kennels Inc  (1 mention)
    Sitting With Love Pet Care LLC  (1 mention)
    pet-friendly restaurants around Dayton:
        Dayton Beer Company
    pet-friendly hotels around Dayton:
        Crowne Plaza Dayton
        Marriott Dayton
        Ramada Plaza Hotel Dayton
        Super 8 Moraine/Dayton
        Days Inn Suites and Conference Center
        Hotel PURE Dayton (Ohio)

Richmond (Indiana)
    questions about Richmond (Indiana):
        What's the best neighborhood in Richmond (Indiana) for a first time visitor?

Sulphur Springs (Indiana)
    Summit Lake State Park  (1 mention)

Fishers (Indiana)
    Geist Pet Sitting/While You're Out Dog Sitting  (1 mention)
    Fishers Veterinary Hospital  (1 mention)
    VCA Crosspoint Animal Hospital  (1 mention)
    Cheeney Creek Kennels, Inc.  (1 mention)

Where's the best place to stay in Indianapolis?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Indianapolis.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Conrad Indianapolis.

Here are some more pet-friendly hotels people talk about:

Hilton Indianapolis  (1 mention)

Want to research more popular hotels in Indianapolis? Click the blue button below.

Where's the best place to eat in Indianapolis?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

GoPetFriendly suggests Buda di Beppo.

Want to research more popular restaurants in Indianapolis? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Indianapolis?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on GoPetFriendly:

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Indianapolis. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What is your favorite restaurant in Indianapolis?  (15 answers)

profile  Brett from Long Beach asked:
Your Favorite Holiday Events in Indianapolis  (4 answers)

profile  Kira from Los Angeles asked:
Awesome food trucks?  (3 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Indianapolis?  (3 answers)

profile  Harold from asked:
Safe area?  (3 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Indianapolis to Columbus drive with pets, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Columbus? Try searching for places within 3 hours of Columbus.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Columbus to Indianapolis. Or get a full Columbus to Indianapolis flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Columbus well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Columbus!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 176 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 43 minutes
39 Columbus travel answers
1 Yellow Springs travel answer
5 Dayton travel answers
1 Richmond (Indiana) travel answer
1 Fishers (Indiana) travel answer
41 Indianapolis travel answers


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