Indianapolis is known as the “Crossroads of America” because of its centralized location and close proximity to the major cities of Chicago, Cincinnati, Louisville and St. Louis. Also known as the racing capitol of the world, it boasts the Indy 500 as well as the Brickyard 400.
With under a million inhabitants, Indianapolis is a big, small town. The downtown can be maneuvered without a car, as there are skywalks to many major hotels connected to an urban four-story mall. Nearby are the attractions include the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and the Indianapolis Zoo.
If you are interested in nightlife, check out the six cultural districts. These are revitalized neighborhoods throughout Indy with some of the best dining and shopping in the city. During the day, some places to check out are the downtown canal walk, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s contemporary art park, the largest of its kind in the nation.
*Photo taken by Flickr account user @indywriter, under the free cultural works terms.