Indianapolis Off The Beaten Path

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    The National Road

    by Toughluck Updated Apr 10, 2007
    Washington Street, Indianapolis

    The National Road was the nation’s first federally funded highway. It connected Maryland to the western interior in Illinois. Conceived by George Washington, it became a reality in 1806 during Thomas Jefferson’s administration.

    The road reached Indiana in 1827. It stretch across Indiana from Richmond to Terre Haute by 1834. Initially, all that was done was to clear a dirt path with trees cut low enough for Conestoga wagons to ride over them. Since it's initial construction, it has changed often. Railroads were built, automobiles were invented and I-70 was constructed.

    National Road Scenic Byway in Indiana
    Indiana National Road Association website.
    Wikipedia National Road Summary
    US 40 Golden Highway (modern Nat'l Road Route) website.

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  • TROPICAL PARADISE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

    by Munchkin1973 Updated Apr 25, 2003

    Take a journey to a tropical waterfall complete with banana plants and palm trees. It can be the middle of winter and snow on the ground but you'll be cozy inside when you visit this conservatory. Numbers of tropical plants abound with very knowledgable staff. Occassional plant sales may result in a bargain find even midwinter. The Garfield Park Conservatory is located on Shelby St. south of downtown Indianapolis.

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  • The canal walk is a somewhat...

    by Granger44 Written Aug 26, 2002

    The canal walk is a somewhat hidden aspect of Indianapolis. Located on the west side of downtown, it winds it way from the White River northward past several landmarks. The canal walk also provides the easiest access to the USS Indianapolis memorial, thought to be the last US ship sank in World War II. The canal walk provides a nice, peaceful place to get some exercise or leisurely stroll.

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    Check out an architectural salvage store...

    by Cabana_Boy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Check out an architectural salvage store. I love rummaging through these types of stores.

    In Indy, Tim & Avi's (whatever happened to Billy) is the best. They are located at 2442 N Central (SW corner of E 25th St and Central Ave) in Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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    here is a map to help you...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    here is a map to help you find Bloomington. Bloomington is NOT like much of Indiana. It is very hilly and wooded!

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