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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
"Located in Louisville the Kentucky Derby is one of America’s most exciting horse racing events in the world and takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is known as ""The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports"" because you will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum which includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits.  Ten minutes past each hour you will have the opportunity to see ""The Greatest Race"" an 18-minute movie about the Kentucky Derby and its history a story that puts you right in the heart of the first Saturday of May.  Immediately following ""The Greatest Race"" and at 30-minutes past every hour
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Behind the Scene Thoroughbred Tour
"Each tour starts at our main office which is located at the corner of Paris Pike and Johnston Road. If you are coming from Lexington it's the second entrance. Check in at the front desk and our tour guide will bring our mini bus around to pick you up. Only 24 people can fit on our bus so it's best to make a reservation in advance. At 9:00am the bus departs from the main office the two largest and original barns. They can house up to 300 horses each. Here it is likely you will see the horsemen hotwalking grooming or bathing their horse. It's all part of the daily activity. After passing C and D the bus will approach the two training tracks. Here you get off of the bus and stand railside watching morning workouts. It is likely an outrider or exercise ride this is your chance! The group spends 20 to 30 minutes railside before getting back on the bus to travel to the backside.While on the backside you will see our training gate where horses learn to break from the gate paddocks where horses spend their afternoons hay and feed stores and more barns. As often as we can we will walk through Barn 28 and talk with trainer Mike Cameron if he is available. We spend about 30 minutes in the barn talking about the horses we see
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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
"Get ready to take a stroll and taste some of the best foods Chicago’s downtown has to offer! The Fabulous Quintessential Culinary Tour of Chicago explores Chicago’s central business district the Loop home to many of Chicago’s famous buildings restaurants and Millennium Park.You’ll enjoy 5-6 stops and food tastings (enough for lunch) all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):Pizano’s Pizza has been a family tradition serving “World famous gourmet deep dish pizza” for over 60 years. The best in Chicago! The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day
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Festival---Taste of Broadripple

The Taste of Broadripple is a fun festival that runs annually in the heart of one of Indianapolis' most exciting nightlife areas. Several local restaurants set up booths selling their food and radio...
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Festival--Bill Monroe Beanblossom Bluegrass Fest

The Bill Monroe Memorial Beanblossom Bluegrass Festival is the world's oldest, continuous bluegrass festival! Big names in bluegrass travel from all over to participate in a week of live music, food,...
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Indiana Limestone

Indiana limestone, also called Bedford limestone or Salem limestone, is the highest quality of limestone found in the United States. It is a type of rock primarily composed of calcium carbonate that...
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Parke County Covered Bridges

This is one of the largest concentrations of covered bridges in the world. At one time, Pennsylvania and New England had more, by they've lost many. Today, Parke County, Indiana has nearly 20 wooden...
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the state symbols

the State Motto is: Crossroads of Americathe state tree is: the tulip treethe state bird is: the cardinalIndiana has the nickname "The Hoosier State" (hoo is anglo-saxon for hill or large, so a hoozer...
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Pork Tenderloin

You got it! I never saw Port Tenderloin on a menu (that I could remember) until we came to Indiana. Every restaurant has it. I hear that it is common south of the Ohio River, which means it should be...
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Time zones

On April 2nd 2006 many Hoosiers (Indiana residents) had to "spring ahead" and change their clocks for the first time in more than 30 years. Indiana was one of only three U.S. states (Hawaii and...
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Monument Circle Christmas Tree

Every year the Circle City turns the Soldier's and Sailor's Monument in the middle of the circle into a lighted Christmas tree and decorates the circle with toy soldiers and other festivities. This...
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Restoration of Historic Districts in Indianapolis

One of the most beloved individuals in Indiana's history is the poet, James Whitcomb Riley who is known as the The Indiana Poet. He was inspired by Lockerbie Street in Indianapolis, and even wrote...
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Basketball Rules in the State of Indiana

"High school basketball has connected the industrial cities of the northwest to the urban center in Indianapolis to the...farm communities in the southern part of the state." Barry TemkinWhat I've...
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"Mother of Vice Presidents": Indiana

Note: Photo from bookAlthough Benjamin Harrison was the only Indianan who was elected president of the United States, there have been 5 men from Indiana who have served as vice presidents; thus, the...
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Indiana's Influence on Famous People

There are many famous people who lived or spent most of their lives in Indiana. Cole Porter: If you love musical theater as I do, surely you know about Cole Porter. Born is Peru, Indiana, he's written...
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Feel free to chat, but make sure you've got time.

For the most part, people around my home-town like to talk. Stranger or not, doesn't matter. The downside to this is, they'll want your life history, family history, opinions on politics, and the...
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Eiteljorg Museum

Visit the Eiteljorg Museum to see Native American Art. It is located at the entrance to White River State Park in Indianapolis. For information phone: 317-636-9378The photo shows Couse's painting...
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40 West Jackson Place, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46225, United States
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52939 US 933 North, South Bend, Indiana, 46637, United States
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Top Things to Do in Indiana

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Monument Circle

My husband spent the week in Indi for business and suggested I join him for a night after I finished my work week. This is a little over 2 hour drive from home so after working all night .. got about...
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French Lick West Baden Museum

The museum as filled with very interesting items and objects. The guides were very informative, and the displays held a wide range of themes. Ranging from Pluto water to Larry Bird. The building it...
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Visit the West Baden Springs Hotel

Yes, you can visit the hotel. The upper floors are retricted to guests, but the grounds and retaurants (about 4) are open to the public. If you've never seen anything like this (and I don't know where...
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Anderson County Courthouse

Anderson is the county seat of Madison County and is located just east of the center of the state. Anderson has a population of about 60,000. Anderson started as a Delaware Indian Village and was...
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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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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Brickyard, home to the famous Indy 500. This speedway in Indianapolis is one of the most iconic in the US, it home to the Indy 500 race that is so dominant in its sport that what is essentially...
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