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Best places to have a good cry around Indianapolis

Our guide to the best spots to visit when you need to turn on the waterworks.

Monuments at Crown Hill Cemetery

Lots of well-known figures are buried on this land.

Photo by INDYtoday team

Everyone knows that nagging feeling when it’s been a long day (or month...or year...) and a thorough sob session is in order. We present our picks for opportune places to cry in Indy, which may or may not be based on real-life experience.

Crown Hill Cemetery

Perhaps the most obvious on the list, this historic cemetery shouldn’t be overlooked. Crying here is a given, so feel free to let it all out as you take in the view of the city from its highest point.

Bicentennial Unity Plaza

If it’s after a Pacers or Fever loss, shedding a tear here will be understandable — or maybe you just saw a concert that sparked some emotions. The plaza is a good spot to just sit and take a moment. Plus, there are public restrooms if you need a little more privacy.


If you haven’t been to The Commodore in awhile, you might notice this mural by artist Justin Cooper.

The Commodore

The Commodore’s dim lighting and plush chairs set a cozy mood that will make you feel safe. Plus, if we’re gonna cry at the bar, we want it to be one that not everyone knows about — meaning it’s less likely that we’ll see someone we know.

Tibbs Drive-In

If it’s a sad romance, there’s a good chance we’ll shed a tear or two. The drive-in is a good place because you can cry in peace. If people look over, they’ll just think you’re really struck by the film’s emotional themes. Plus, no one can hear you if your windows are rolled up.

Funky bones art sculpture outside at 100 Acres

Funky Bones sculpture at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park.

Funky Bones at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park

Funky Bones is well-known for its appearance in the movie adaptation of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” so if you’re crying while sitting on Funky Bones, people will probably just assume you’re thinking about the movie.

The Cell Lot at Indianapolis International Airport

Maybe you just said goodbye to a loved one that you dropped off at the airport or maybe you’re waiting for someone to arrive. Either way, no one will know the real reason you’re sitting here. Hopefully you keep your car stocked with napkins or tissues like we do.

Where do you like to cry around the Circle City? Let us know.

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