You may be living in Circle City or you may be quite new to the city. But have you ever heard what others have to say about Indianapolis? Two decades ago, it might have been "why should I spend my weekends here?" Indianapolis has been recognized as a chapter of amateur sports throughout the world over the years; much more has flourished.
Indianapolis 13th United States It's a big city, but it's a great place to live, work, play, eat, shop … and the list goes on. Most people living in Indianapolis are proud of their city, but may not know the fun facts that can be shared with friends, family and visitors.
Consider this your Indianapolis "Brag Session."
Enjoy the culture
• Indianapolis Cultural Tour, Heritage by Gene and Marilyn Glick. It is the world’s largest urban bike and pedestrian pathway connecting neighborhoods, cultural districts and leisure amenities, and is a central hub for all greenways in central Indiana. The eight-mile route allows users to cross and cross multiple destinations that have become a leader in the Indianapolis arts community. The tour ends in 2012.
• Children of Indianapolis The Indianapolis Museum is not only the largest museum of its kind in the world, but also ranked as the "best museum" in Child Magazine. Among the attractive attractions is the Dinosphere; featuring life-size dinosaur roaring skeletons and simulated fossils. In 2006, a 43-meter Fireworks of Glass was installed, the largest permanent sculpture ever made of inflated glass by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Since then, the museum has expanded even further, adding a new lobby, new exhibits and more.
• Indianapolis is the Center for the Madame Walker Theater as a memorial to her first Mrs. C. J. Walker, made by Miss C. C. Walker.
• The Indianapolis Museum of Art USA Today ranked among the top 10 places for wedding proposals – in front of the famous LOVE sculpture. Adjacent to the museum and set on 100 acres of woodland, wetlands, meadows and 35 acres of lake, it covers 100 acres: Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The park opened in June 2010 and is one of the largest museum art parks in the country, and the only one with a specific site art commission.
• Indianapolis Zoo is the only nationally accredited combined zoo, aquarium and botanical garden. The Zoo Oceans exhibit is the world's largest shark touch tank; Dolphin Adventure offers the first experience of a fully immersed dolphin world. In the summer of 2010, the Indianapolis Zoo opened its new exhibit: Cheetah: The Race for Survival.
• The Old National Center (initially called the Murat Temple in 1910) is the largest temple in North America.
• Indiana State Museum has art, science and culture. The museum has exhibits on its own, but it also features a 92 County walk, an exterior made of Indian materials and more. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition will be on September 25 – January 16, 2011.
• Indianapolis has the Eiteljorg Museum of Indian and Western Art, one of only two museums east of the Mississippi. A NEW exhibition featuring replicas of national treasures, Jingle Rails, will be presented in November 2010. In every canyon, at the tables, at the inn, Mt. Rushmore and even a replica of Indianapolis Soldiers and Sailors monument. Famous artist Paul Busse is made of natural materials.
• Indianapolis is located only in Washington, D.C., in the number of memorials and memorials held by veterans.
• The 35th edition of the OneAmerica 500 Festival 500 Mini-Marathon takes place on Saturday, May 7, 2011. The Mini has sold over the past nine years with 35,000 records, with another 4,000 participants at 510. The mini-marathon is the largest half marathon in the US, and the sixth largest race in the Americas overall.
Everyone will agree that there is a lot to do in Downtown Indianapolis. People of all ages can be entertained at a variety of museums and historic sites, performing arts and theaters, monuments and parks, major sports venues and many unique attractions.
If you only want to see Indianapolis, check out Indianapolis Cultural Centers.
Indianapolis is proud of its six unique Cultural Districts: Broad Ripple Village, Canal and White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave and Wholesale District. Four of the six districts are located directly in Downtown Indianapolis, southwest of Fountain Square and one mile northeast of Broad Ripple Village. Regions showcase different bags of cultural opportunities in the city. You will find wonderful public art, breathtaking galleries, inspiring museums, quirky shops and entertainment attractions. An appetite for great restaurants, ethnicities and cafes. Laugh out loud or dance at night in night clubs and theaters. The region also gives your ticket to professional sports and performances.
Downtown kids explore elephants, Duckpin Bowling, an indoor work campaign, a world-class symphony orchestra, a 55-foot "Indiana" sculpture, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and much more.
Over the past few years, Indianapolis has continued to feature Amazingly Always New, such as Rhythm! Discovery Center in 2009 Cheese: 2010 Indianapolis Zooko Survival Race and many new Downtown residences to be near the action!
Proud of city dining and shopping
• Circle Center, a worldwide shopping and entertainment complex in Downtown, marks its 15th anniversary in 2010.
• Indianapolis is the home of the 1886 City Market, which has since been the Marketplace. which continues to improve, and enhances the market for innovations during the spring of 2011.
• At Indianapolis & # 39; Mass Ave, one of the only streets on the original 1821 diagonal square, Downtown's premier arts and entertainment district is home to people living and working and playing on the same eight block.
• Downtown Indianapolis has nearly 300 food and beverage establishments.
The dining options are endless, including Capital Grille, Fogo De Chao, Weber Grill, Palomino and Ruth Chris's National Restaurants, such as Saffron Cafe, R Bistro, Harry & Izzy and Bazbeaux's hot local pizza places.
• St. The famous cocktail at Elmo Steak House was named "World's Spiciest Food" by food critic and travel channel blogger Alison Stein Wellner in May 2009.
• The Slippery Noodle Inn is the oldest continuously operating bar in India (since 1850). Blues Alive Blues Alive – Won the Blues Club of the Blues Foundation.
With over 210 stores in Downtown, residents and visitors can sample everything from local chains such as Windsor Jewelry Company or At Home in the City / Silver in the City, Nordstrom. Carson Pirie Scott, TJ Maxx and Border.
The JW Marriot Hotel will open its doors in 2011. It will be the world's largest JW Marriot with 1,005 rooms and 145,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Downtown 30 will be rated high quality hotel and breakfast.
• TripAdvisor has named Conrad Indianapolis 25 a Hotel in the United States for its 2010 Travelers' Choice Awards.
Fear about sports
• Indianapolis is the only city that boasts four sports teams, playing within a four-block radius, all in downtown Downtown. (NBA Pacers, WNBA Fever, NFL Colts and Triple-A Indians)
• In 2012, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. The impressive headquarters opened in 2008.
• Lucas Oil Stadium was named Sports Facilities of the Year in May 2009 by the SportsBusiness Journal on Street and Smith.
• Orange County's best NBA arena has been Conseco Fieldhouse.
• Indianapolis is home to a world champion soccer team. In 2010, he returned to the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl XLIV. In 2006, the Indianapolis Colts had the Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl XLI victory.
• Indianapolis is the only city that has been invited eleven times in the NCAA Men's Four Seasons: 1991, 1997 and 2000. The downtown area was reorganized in 2006 and 2010 and also established for 2015. In 2005, the city won the NCAA Women's Final Four for the first time and again in 2011. (Sporting News named Indianapolis "Final Four Four Best" for "There is no better basketball town than Indy."
• Indianapolis Basketball March. In the city, the city has won ten men's and women's basketball tournaments. From 2008 to 2012. Women's trips were also visited in 2007. In 2002, Indianapolis hosted the 2002 World Basketball Championship. A one year history that never happened in the United States.
• The Indianapolis 500 race is the largest daytime sporting event in the world. Coincally, the second largest is the Brickyard 400.
• National Vision Shined in Indianapolis We hosted the 2005 VISA U.S.A National Gymnastics Championships at Consco Fieldhouse. The Stars of Gymnastics Invitational Circle will be held in January 2011.
• Indianapolis hosted the US National Swimming and ConocoPhillips Swimming Championships and World Championship Trials in July 2009. Indianapolis welcomed the 2008 US Diving Olympic Team Trials.
• The city played US outdoor track and field in 2006 and 2007 at the University of Indiana at the Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium.
• Indianapolis is the second best sports host in the US in May 2009 at the 100 Sports Events You Need to Watch Live by Robert Tuchman.
Indianapolis, of course, got the unfortunate rights of the world as the capital of amateur sports in the world. He has been mentioned as an icon in the city of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition to Sports Illustrated, Victory Field, the addition of the "Best American Minor League Ballpark," the Conseco Fieldhouse and Lucas Oil Stadium have enhanced the city's sports image. In addition, the USHL is a Tier I junior hockey team that entertains the Indiana Ice Indianapolis community.
At any given time, sports fans should be sure to meet the Indianapolis team or attend the event. From the annual Circle City Classic or Indiana High School Athletics Association championships to the Big Ten Women's and Men's Basketball Championships, the action doesn't stop there.
In addition, national governing bodies have relocated to or moved to Indianapolis, including the Bus Association, Collegiate Athletic Association, USA Gymnastics Federation, USA Track & Field, USA Diving, Inc.
Reflecting on international competitions and prizes
• The American Pianists Association has assisted aspiring young artists over 25 years. Single scholarships, both classical and jazz, provide important opportunities for American pianists aged 18-30 to advance their careers. Each scholarship is valued at more than $ 75,000, including cash prizes, fees, advertising and recording opportunities.
• The Eiteljorg Fellowship of the Native American Fine Art Program has awarded more than $ 1.5 million to purchase unrestricted scholarships and art, and over the past 10 years, 35 beautiful Native American fine arts have added more than 125 works of art. This two-year program is unique worldwide for Native Americans and first nations and has led to the distinction of "the world's best contemporary art collection."
• The Indianapolis Award is presented by the Indianapolis Zoo, the largest individual species conservation award in the world ($ 100,000), and is unlimitedly gifted to the chosen honoree. The prize is awarded each year to a single or multiple species of animal that has made extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts.
• The Indianapolis International Violin Competition is held every four years. Music fans from all over the world pay attention to "Indianapolis." It is now one of the most respected music competitions in the world. The 17-day festival, which runs from September 10 to 10, 2010, features talented violinists from around the world.
Looking to the future
You may think that the center of the city is complete. It is not true. The impetus for development remains constant, until the end of 2015, with new $ 3.3 trillion construction. Since 1990, $ 7.9 billion has been invested in Downtown.
So the next time you are asked about your town, you can apply for David Letterman's native Indianapolis. "I am very proud of being born in this wonderful community of Indianapolis and being most of my life. It is a great city."
Thank you, Dave. We also think Indianapolis is wonderful.