Many people do not think of including Indianapolis in their travel plans when visiting the United States. However there are so many things that make Indianapolis like no place else and we knew that this had to be a place to stop over during our road trip. So what’s so great about Indianapolis anyway?
The Indianapolis 500
Mention the word Indianapolis and all you can think off is fast cars and racing. The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race is an automobile race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered one of three most prestigious motor sports events in the world. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000.
White River State Park
White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every interest and visitor! Yes, you will find green spaces, trails, trees, and waterways that you expect at any state park. As America’s only cultural urban state park, it offers a unique blend of green space (Military Park, the Central Canal, White River itself) and cultural attractions – including the Indianapolis Zoo; White River Gardens; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art; the NCAA Hall of Champions; the IMAX Theater; the Indiana State Museum; Victory Field and a premier outdoor concert venue, Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park.
Art should not be limited to the walls of a museum and sometimes needs to be on display for everyone to see. Making art public allows for transformation of people and cities. Indianapolis is famous for its public art and provides a new way for people to experience the city. This makes the city and affordable cultural destination for people from all over the United States as well as the world. Visit Indy has a list of public art available for you to see. Make sure you take a look.
I am certain there are tons more exciting things to do in Indianapolis. Let us know which places we should visit by leaving a comment below. If you are looking for more info on Indianapolis as well as coupons and special take a look at Visit Indy – www.visitindy.com
6 thoughts on “What’s so great about Indianapolis?”
Thanks! I’ll have to put it on my “to see” list.
Thanks Kayleigh. I love your travel blog, it is amazing!
Thanks so much! Wish I had kept a blog on my road trip from FL to WA – so many great stories!
Did you go via San Francisco? If you have any tips or can recommend good places to see, please do – http://fiftyhoursinacar.com/2014/02/05/whats-to-do-in-san-francisco/
Don’t forget that Indianapolis is home to the world’s biggest Children’s Museum.
Wow that is amazing, I didn’t know that. Will definitely visit it. Thanks Jerry