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Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is one of the finest facilities in the league. The stadium's distinctive look and feel recall an Indianapolis of old, though its interior boasts every modern amenity a spectator or player could require. Additionally, its central location makes it easy to take in a game and then saunter over to any number of downtown hot spots for even more fun.
The Indiana State Museum is located along the canal in White River State Park. The museum has three floors of galleries that tell the story of the great state of Indiana. Visitors are inspired to learn more about the state (and its glittering capital city) by exploring its art, science and culture. Some galleries on the top floor are often devoted to much sought-after traveling exhibitions as well. The building itself is a sight to behold, especially after noting that it is constructed exclusively of Hoosier materials: limestone, steel, brick, sandstone and glass. It is truly a work of art. On site is a two-story gift shop and some casual dining options.
The globe trotting and knowledge seeking tourist will not want to miss this splendid museum. One of the few museums that strives to preserve all of the arts of the American West, it houses a large collection of both Western and Native American art. This makes it a great place to learn about indigenous people in the context of American history. The museum arranges events and programs to encourage community in the city. Private parties like weddings and business conferences can also be held within its beautiful environs. For further information on current exhibitions, log on to their website.
The Indiana Repertory Theater is setting the bar high for regional theater. Each season offers a series of nine plays taken from literary greats from around the country. The theater tries to pick plays with subject matter that inspires reflection and discussion, so a night at this theater is sure to be a mental workout. With a high quality of professionalism of performance, there is no such thing as a bad night at the Rep.
This beautiful state capitol building known as the Indiana Statehouse is a home to the Indiana General Assembly, the Governor of Indiana and the state's Supreme Court. The statehouse, built in 1888, is actually the fifth building to be home to the state government, only the first still left standing. A time capsule containing government reports, a Bible, crop samples, coins and other books (among others) was placed in the cornerstone at the beginning of construction. Today, the statehouse is open to visitors and contains a collection of over 40 works of art spanning 130 years.
The distinguished Medal of Honor Memorial is a monumental memorial situated in Indianapolis, Indiana in U.S.A. It ably honors the recipients of the prestigious Medal of Honor, which is rightfully the topmost award conferred by the United States Military for valor. It comprises of as many as 27 glass panel sets in concrete bases. It also constitutes Indiana limestone in reflexes of buff, gray and pink. The panels are organized in 15 walls and the site is aesthetically intact. The remarkable Memorial has also been honored with the 2001 Merit Award by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Home to the Indiana Pacers and the Indiana Fever, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is on a permanent adrenaline rush. Add to that occasional live music concerts by the likes of Celine Dion and Neil Diamond, and temperatures are bound to soar. A huge sports facility, in the basketball-crazy state of Indiana, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is like a magnet for locals and visitors alike. With a capacity of more than 18000 spectators, there is no end to the kinds of events that can be held here. The visual appeal of the facility is awe-inspiring for its sheer magnitude and world-class amenities.
The Indianapolis Zoo, located in the White River State Park, exhibits a collection of plants, 350 animal species, and has the largest aquarium in Indianapolis. Get ready for a close look at snakes, iguanas and other reptiles. Or go to the plains area to see lions and giraffes wandering about like it was the savanna. After the exciting trip you can find something to eat in the on-site restaurant, or just enjoy an ice-cream from one of the snack bars.
A visit to downtown Indianapolis is incomplete without a stroll down the Monument Circle. This historic landmark encloses the famous Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, which pays homage to the heroes of the American Revolution. This site is also home to a wide range of cultural and local events held by the city. Attend the Marsh Cookout on the Circle, where you can expect good food for a good cause. Call the Visitors Bureau for more details on current and upcoming events.
Nestled in the heart of Monument Circle in the center of downtown, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was built in honor of the veterans of the American Revolution, Mexican-American War, Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. Built in between 1888-1901, the beautiful monument stands at 284 feet (87 m) tall and is the largest monument in the state of Indiana. Besides the towering obelisk, the memorial also consists of pools, fountains and several sculptures. The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is housed in the monument's basement.
Military Park is Indianapolis' oldest and most storied. In this city of epic monuments and patriotic celebrations, this has been the site of many of the above. Today, it sits on the bank of the Canal, and provides safe haven for students and working folk looking for a shady spot to while away a sunny afternoon.
Indianapolis is synonymous with the Indianapolis 500, but there's a bit more to the city's history than meets the eye. Founded in the early 19th Century on lands previously populated by the Miami and Lenape tribes, the city was designed as a one square mile expanse intended to house the state's government offices. After oil was discovered just west of the city, population boomed, leading to an increase in manufacturing jobs. Even before the oil, however, the city was the site of the iconic American auto race, which has been held annually since 1911. The race, in fact, saw one of the first uses of the rear view mirror, attached to Ray Harroun's car after some inspiration from the original creator Dorothy Levitt.