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Sightseeing in Indianapolis - what to see. Complete travel guide

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana State. First mentions of this city are referred to the 19th century. Indianapolis is the largest center of automobile industry on the west of USA. On the territory of the city are also opened several motor race tracks where are tested new models of cars and take place various sports competitions.
Indianapolis is rich in architectural monuments and various museums. The city is home to several exhibition centers that regularly host various cultural events. Young travellers will also … Open
Besides sport competitions many cultural events are organized in the city. Tourists can attend, for example, International Indianapolis Festival, Theatric Fringe Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Music Festival Midwest and Jazz Festival Indy Fest. The city is very attractive from the architectural point of view. Here you will find modern beautiful buildings, facilities from previous centuries, and wonderful buildings separated by park zones. Your walks in the city will be much more interesting if you mix them with visiting sights that are truly numerous in Indianapolis.
Scottish Rite Cathedral is one of the most important historical sights of the city. Today it is often used to store large business meetings, banquets and concerts. In order to conduct holidays and special events, the cathedral has a banquet hall, and several auditoriums where frequently take place lectures and meetings. Theatre connoisseurs should visit Indiana Repertory Theatre, in which are played comedies, classic, dramatic and modern plays. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Check-in time on arrival is usually 14:00 at the majority of hotels. The usual check-out is at 12:00. Visitors can move into a hotel before that time only in case there are free rooms … Open
The city has several botanic gardens and nature reserves, the most attractive of which is the park named “Butterfly Paradise”. Here you can see hundreds of types of different beautiful butterflies, pavilions with birds and picnic zones. Here you can see hundreds of types of different butterflies, pavilions with birds, and zones for picnic. Museum of Indiana State will get you acquainted with the development of the city. The collections of the museums demonstrate cultural, economic and military achievements. You will also find valuable historic and archeological artifacts in Museum of American Indians.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Indianapolis
♥   Nature Park 'Pogues Run Art and' , 5.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Glenns Valley' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Skiles Test' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Franklin Township Community' , 16 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   County Park 'Putnam' , 55 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in/around Indianapolis
♥   Art gallery 'Indianapolis Museum of Art' Indianapolis, 6.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Indianapolis from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Waverly Hills Sanatorium

From the series “The most mysterious buildings (houses, palaces, castles) in the world”
In 1961, the tragic history of the hospital received a new round; it was converted into a nursing home. Conditions were terrible and the results of inspections that were published in the 70s shocked the whole world. Since 1982, the resort is in ruins attracting numerous research groups only. Spontaneously moving objects, unexplained sounds and smells - these are just some of the supernatural phenomena that can be observed in the walls of Waverly Hills Sanatorium. … Read further
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