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  • 1. Monument Circle

    Every year the Friday night after thanksgiving the city of Indianapolis presents The Circle of Lights. It's best to arrive early around 6pm. The show begins around 7pm, which is local talent singing...

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  • 2. Indianapolis Motor Speedway

    A trip to Indianapolis is not complete without a visit to the Indy 500 Motor Speedway, built in 1909. It does not matter if you are a racing car buff or simply curious. The otherwise sleepy side of...

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  • 3. White River Canal

    This is one of the best places to hang out on a sunny day in Indy. You can people watch, ride paddle boats, ride bikes, walk, etc. Recently I've heard that you can ride in gondolas in the summer,...

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  • 4. Children's Museum

    Click the photo, please! Don't ever go to Indianapolis & not see the Children's Museum; after all, it's ranked as the "world's greatest Children's Museum! Jill & I loved it. There is an indoor...

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  • 5. Historic Homes & Buildings

    This is the second Harrison, to be President. Benjamin was president from 1889-1893. His Grandfather (William Henry) was old "Tippecanoe", the oldest man to be president and to have served the...

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  • 6. Eiteljorg Museum

    With a name like Eiteljorg, you would not expect such a concise museum of Indian Art and Woodland Culture. I've been looking for sources of information on the Woodland Indians of the Great Lakes....

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  • 7. Indianapolis Zoo

    The Indianapolis Zoo opened in White River State Park in 1988. The 64-acre attraction is one of few new zoos in the world to be built from the ground up. Its state-of-the-art facilities include the...

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  • 8. Indiana State Museum

    The Indiana State Museum has exhibits on the history of the state of Indiana including biology and nature, art, artifacts, and more. There is also an IMAX theatre, restaurant, and gift shop. Check...

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  • 9. Connor Prairie

    The only Smithsonian affiliate in the state of Indiana, Conner Prairie almost completely removes the "look but do not touch" proviso from the concept of a museum. There are actually five themed...

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  • 10. Eagle Creek Park

    Eagle Creek Park is the 4th largest city owned park in the United States and this vast park area does not let one down when visiting. The Lilly family of Indianapolis (See: Lilly pharmaceuticals such...

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  • 11. Indianapolis Museum of Art

    The Lily family (of Eli Lily) donated the land for the museum and the company ensures that there is no admission to the museum. This is one of the drawing factors to make the haul up to this lush but...

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  • 12. War Memorial Plaza

    Even if you're not interest in the military history of the nation from it's founding to the present, you have to go inside this museum. It's the huge stone tower in the park, on Michigan Ave. You feel...

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  • 13. Indiana Repertory Theater

    One of the best places to see shows and concerts in Indiana is the Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT). Though it isn't Broadway, the IRT brings Broadway shows to Indianapolis and many migrate from all...

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  • 14. Old National Center (Murat)

    This is one of the main theatres in downtown Indianapolis. Everything from concerts, to musicals, to first Friday food truck festivals; can be found here. It is...

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  • 15. Pacer's Game

    The Pacers are the NBA team of Indianapolis. It is fun to go to a game, parking is fairly easy around the Conseco FieldHouse. Tickets are about $10 half way up....

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  • 16. Breweries in Indy

    Indianapolis is fortunate to have several very good breweries and brewpubs, as well as a collection of good beer bars. Breweries are places that brew beer and...

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  • 17. Indiana History

    The Indiana Experience and the William H. Smith Memorial Library are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Basile History Market is open 10 a.m. to 5...

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  • 18. NCAA Hall of Champions

    The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Hall of Champions is the hall of fame of all college and university sports. In the United States, college...

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  • 19. Baseball in Indianapolis

    When attending Indianapolis, one must consider the season it is at the particular time to determine what to see and where. If you visit Indy during baseball...

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  • 20. Christ Episcopal Church on Monument Circle

    On the north side of Monument Circle stands the Christ Episcopal Church, which standing in the shadows of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and a very tall...

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  • 21. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Monument, Part II

    The Eli Lilly Civil War Museum in the cramped basement of the memorial is free and worth a quick walk through. The most significant contribution to the many...

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  • 22. Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument

    Located in the center of Monument Circle, and the center of Indianapolis, this 284 foot tall monument symbolizes overall to me the unique Hoosier combination of...

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  • 23. Unique bikes and boats from Wheel Fun Rentals

    There are many great opportunities to rent unique cycles and boats. With everything from beach cruisers and mountain bikes, to four wheelers, to surreys that...

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  • 24. Drive on North Meridian Street

    An interesting drive/road-trip is North Meridian Street between 38th Street and N. 62nd Street, ending at Broadripple Village. Large original estate houses...

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  • 25. City Market

    Located east of Monument Circle is the City Market. It is still the fresh produce market that it has always been. Althought, it's also become a fun place for...

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