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This legendary track hosts some of the most anticipated auto racing events in the world. The track was the first speedway, being constructed in 1909, and to this day is the highest capacity sporting venue in the entire world, able to hold up to 400,000 spectators. The Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400, and the US Grand Prix are the track's most famous events. The on-site Hall of Fame Museum houses NASCAR and racing memorabilia and artifacts. At any given time at least 75 vehicles are on display for the public.
The International Orangutan Center is a new exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo that offers an in-depth look into orangutans, one of the world's most endangered species. Explore one of the biggest groups of orangutans in America and interact with the friendly creatures through the interactive kiosks offered. The Center is specifically designed to meet the needs of the orangutans, both socially and intellectually, and strives to shed light on these animals' plight. Come face-to-face with an orangutan and watch as they swing from branch to branch high above your head. It's a whole new experience that will be thrilling for people of all ages.The Orangutan Center is included with zoo admission.
White River State Park welcomes you to sample its myriad delights. Located in the heart of the city, this enormous park beckons you to visit its premises and learn more about mother nature. It houses the Indianapolis Zoo, which is home to a variety of species of wild animals that children and adults alike will love to see. The two museums within the park ensure that you're well versed with local history, culture and traditions. Visit the on site Baseball Park and have a gala time cheering your favorite teams to victory. Ride your bike around the park or explore the scenic waters on boats. If you suddenly feel like watching a film, the Imax movie hall is close at hand. You can also book the facilities for hosting private events. The park is also home to a bevy of local and community events and cultural festivities held at one of the numerous event spaces within: the Lawn, amphitheaters and amusement zones. The visitor's center is an ideal place to stop and get your bearings before you wind your way through the park. Check website or call the park for more details.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Situated across the Madison Avenue, the Hendricks Park is a lovely green space. Here, you can simply take a stroll or read a book; it also features a shelter.
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 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.