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    Indiana State Fair

    by sticki Written Jan 15, 2003

    Indiana at its most cliche. Square-dancing, Marching Band Day, livestock, and deep fried candy bars. If nothing else, it's good people-watching. The Fair runs every year around late-August, but there's almost always something going on within the Fairgrounds all year round. I avoid the livestock areas at all costs (with the exception of a morbidly curious peek at the Worlds Largest Hog), but some people are into that kind of thing, I guess. The rides are a little lame, but the big ferris wheel is nice on a clear summer night. Most people really only go for the food. My required fair fare: lemon shake-up, corn on the cob, and an elephant ear (preferrably with cherries).

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    Morris-Butler House Museum

    by Always7696 Written Aug 25, 2002

    Beautiful home that once housed an art school. I visited during a slow time and they provided me with a tour even though I was the only person there. The guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the families and the house.

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    Indiana State Capitol Building

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 24, 2013

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    The Indiana State Capital is an immense structure but not as ornate as many state capitols, part of this is due to that its hemmed in by downtown Indy.

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    White River Gardens

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jan 18, 2006

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    This botanical gardens is adjacent to the zoo and admission is available for a small ($1) addition to the zoo admission.

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    White River canal walk

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Feb 24, 2013

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    This walking path follows an old reconstructed canal path through downtown Indianapolis. The trail and canal start at the Indiana State Museum in White River State Park.

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  • State House Grounds - Washington Statue

    by grkboiler Written Mar 21, 2005

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    Fittingly enough, along Washington St. you will see the statue of George Washington, first President of the United States (1789-1797). I don't think I need to explain anything about him.

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    Indianapolis Colts game.

    by descolada99 Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Although Indiana isn't a big football place, the Colts are a great team and you can catch their games at the RCA Dome, which is right downtown within walking distace of everything.

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    National Football League

    by spartan Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Colts are the professional football team in Indianapolis and play in the RCA Dome. If you get the opportunity to see a game, please do.

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    Butler University

    by Rich62 Updated Mar 26, 2011

    MY WIFE'S FAVORITE MOVIE IS "HOOSIERS," and so this is a special place for her because the scenes of the Indiana state championship game were filmed here.

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