The Crossroads of America
Indiana is known as the Crossroads of America, with Indianapolis being at the intersection of six major interstates, it quite literally is! Indianapolis is the second largest Midwest city and offers world class attractions and many cultural institutions. Indianapolis is home to the Indiana Pacers, Indianapolis Colts, and The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has also hosted mass events such as Superbowl, The NCAA Final Four, The NFL Scouting Combine and GenCon.
Some of the many unique attractions include The Indianapolis Children's Museum, the world's largest of its kind. The museum is famous for its landmark dinosaur specimens and interactive exhibits that are intriguing to the whole family. The Indy 500 is the largest single-day sporting event in the world with the Brickyard 400 coming in second, both being Indianapolis summer staples. Downtown Indianapolis is host to a vibrant nightlife and many nationally recognized restaurants and breweries.
Beginning in the 1970s there was a resurgence of interest in older residential districts in the central city, leading to the revitalization of neighborhoods such as Lockerbie Square, Woodruff Place, Old Northside, and Herron-Morton. With its cobblestone streets, Lockerbie Square, once home to poet James Whitcomb Riley, is regarded as an outstanding example of Victorian renovation. The Midtown area boasts fountains, bridges, walkways, and new residential and commercial construction in the heart of the city. Other city neighborhoods include historic Fletcher Place and Fountain Square, University Heights, surrounding the University of Indianapolis, Homecroft, and the Old Northside, as well as the exclusive Meridian-Kessler neighborhood.
With the many remarkable and vibrant cultural districts offering their own unique perspective on downtown Indianapolis, you'll experience the feeling of a small town community with the amenities of big city living. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail seamlessly connects five downtown districts and historical neighborhoods as well as linking with The Monon Trail to take you north to Broad Ripple Village and even further north to the City of Carmel, making Indianapolis accessible and easy to navigate for commuters.
Indianapolis continues to grow both culturally and economically and is quickly transforming into one of the nation's most interesting and thriving metropolitan centers.