Local Area Overview
Indiana State Museum - This is a fantastic concept—the Indiana State Museum actually highlights the history of the state of Indiana. That makes good, fine sense! The building also has really cool, square, glass windows and a sleek, angled roof. On top of all that sensibility and architecture, you can actually learn something (or everything if you have time) about the Hoosier state.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - For those of you who change your oil for fun, curse if you can’t barbeque your dinner, and would prefer to fix your car instead your marriage—be careful when visiting the Indy Motor Speedway. First, understand you’ll have to leave the racetrack eventually, that no one lives at racetracks despite what you’re convinced of. Secondly, understand that not everyone agrees this is “heaven” to the extent that you do, so don’t yell and scream and get in peoples faces unless they yell and scream first. Finally, remember that the same rules apply at the Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument - Standing 284 ft. high and touted as the center of Indianapolis, Monument Square is a great place to feel patriotic. It is also a great place to feel short. The monument itself is made of neoclassical limestone and bronze and honors Hoosier veterans of the American Revolution.
Conner Prairie - It’s easy to take 21st century technology for granted, to forget that our favorite laser pens and mini disc players didn’t always exist. And that’s why we ought to visit places like Conner Prairie, reminding us that the world at various points in history was actually different. In this case, you’ll be taken back to the 19th century home of William Conner and his life along the White River.