Indianapolis bragging rights

You may live in Circle City for the rest of your life, or be relatively new. But have you really heard anyone commenting on Indianapolis? Twenty years ago, it might be, "Why should I spend the weekend here?" Over the years, Indianapolis has been recognized as the capital of the world's amateur sport. It has grown into more.

Indianapolis is not only the 13th largest city in the United States, but also a great place to live, work, play, eat, shop, and the list is growing. Most people living in Indianapolis are proud of their city, but may not know all the interesting facts that can be shared with friends, relatives and tourists.

Think of this as your Indianapolis "Debate."

Bragging culture

• Indianapolis Cultural Monument, Gene and Marilyn Glick's Heritage, is a world-class city bicycle lane and sidewalk that connects communities, cultural districts and recreational facilities and is the hub of the city centre's greenway system. . Eight miles of roads allow users to travel through many destinations, making Indianapolis a recognized leader in the art world. The route will be completed in 2012.

• Indianapolis has the Indianapolis Children's Museum, which is not only the largest of its kind in the world, but also named the “Best Museum” by Children magazine. Among the interactive hands-on attractions are the world of dinosaurs; life-size roaring dinosaur skeletons and simulated fossil excavations. In 2006, 43-foot-tall glass fireworks were installed, the largest blown glass permanent sculpture by famous painter Dale Chihuly. Since then, the scale of the museum has been further expanded, adding a fabulous new hall, new exhibits and so on.

• Indianapolis is home to the Walker Theatre Center, the memorial to the first female-dominated millionaire CJ Walker in the United States.

• The Indianapolis Museum of Art was named one of the top ten places to marry by USA Today – in front of the famous love sculpture. Adjacent to the museum, the 100-acre site includes woodland, wetlands, meadows and a 35-acre lake that is 100 acres of land: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art&Nature Park. Opened in June 2010, the park is one of the largest museum art parks in the country and the only one that is currently undergoing an exhibition dedicated to live art.

• The Indianapolis Zoo is the only recognized zoo, aquarium and botanical garden in the United States. The zoo's Ocean Show features the world's largest shark contact pool, while the Dolphin Adventure offers the world's first fully inundated dolphin viewing experience. In the summer of 2010, the Indianapolis Zoo opened its latest exhibition, the Cheetah: Survival Competition.

• The Old National Center [originally known as the Murat Temple when it opened in 1910] is the largest shrine temple in North America.

• The Indiana State Museum features art, science and culture. There are not only exhibits inside the museum, but also the walking trails of 92 county towns, the exterior walls made of Indiana materials, and so on. It will feature the "Titanic: Artifact Exhibition" from September 25th to January 16th, 2011.

• Indianapolis has the American Indian and Western Art Eiteljorg Museum, one of only two museums with Native American and Western art to the east of Mississippi. A new exhibition featuring a replica of the National Treasure will be unveiled in November 2010. Each canyon, countertop, hotel, mountain. Rushmore and even Indianapolis replicas of their own soldiers and sailors monument – made of natural materials by the famous artist Paul Busse.

• Indianapolis is second only to Washington, DC, in the memorial and memorial to veterans.

• The 500th OneAmerica 500 Marathon will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011. In the past 9 years, the Mini has been sold out, with 35,000 registrants and 4,000 participants at the Finish Line 500 Festival 5K. The Mini Marathon is the largest half marathon in the United States and the sixth largest in the United States.

Anyone agrees that there is a lot of work to do in downtown Indianapolis. People of all ages can entertain in numerous museums and historic sites, performing arts and theatres, memorials and parks, major sports venues and a variety of unique attractions.

If you just want to see the features of Indianapolis, go to Indianapolis. Cultural area.

Indianapolis prides itself on its six unique cultural districts: Broad Corrugated Village, Canal and White River State Park, Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mas Avenue and Wholesale Area. Four of the six regions have homes directly in downtown Indianapolis, while Fountain Square is just one mile southeast, while the northeastern wide-corrugated village is nine miles away. These areas showcase unique cultural opportunities that thrive in the city. You'll find pleasing public art, unique art galleries, inspiring museums, quaint shops and entertainment venues. In an exquisite restaurant, ethnic restaurants and cafes satisfy your appetite. Laugh out or dance overnight at one of dozens of nightclubs and theaters. Tickets for professional sports and performances are also available in these areas.

Downtown is the Elephant Elephant, the Duckpin Bowling Alley, the indoor carousel at work, the world-class symphony orchestra, the 55-foot "Indiana" sculpture, the location of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and more exploration attractions.

In recent years, Indianapolis has continued to be known for its “amazing” new attractions such as “rhythm”. The Discovery Center in 2009, Cheetah: Survival Competition, held at the Indianapolis Zoo in 2010, and many new urban residential homes are coming soon!

Bragging about urban catering and shopping

• Circle Center, the city's world-renowned shopping and entertainment hub, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2010.

• Indianapolis is home to the 1886 urban market, which has been ' since then, it has undergone rectification until the spring of 2011 to further expand the market.

• Indianapolis Mass Ave is one of the few remaining diagonal streets on the original 1821 platform. It is the city's main art and entertainment district, where people live, work and play in the same eight blocks.

• Nearly 300 dining options in downtown Indianapolis.

Dining options are endless, from national restaurants such as Capital Grille, Fogo De Chao, Weber Grill, Palomino and Ruth's Chris to unique local hotspots such as Saffron Cafe, R bistro, Harry & Izzy's and Buzz Bo pizza.

• In May 2009, food critic and travel channel blogger Alison Stein Wellner named the infamous shrimp cocktail at St. Elmore Steakhouse as “the world's most delicious food”.

• The Slippery Noodle Inn is the oldest and continuously operating bar in Indiana [since 1850]. It won the "Brothers Vitality" award from the Bruce Foundation – the annual Bruce Club.

There are more than 210 shops in the city, and residents and visitors can enjoy fashionable, first-class stores [such as Windsor Jewelry or City House/Silver in the City/City in the City] to popular national chains [eg Nordstrom, Carson] Pirie Scott, TJ Maxx and Borders.

JW Marriott Hotel will open in 2011. This will be the world's largest JW Marriott hotel with 1,005 rooms and 145,000 square feet of meeting and event space. It will join more than 30 quality hotels and downtown B&Bs.

• TripAdvisor was awarded the Top 25 Conrad Hotel in Indiana by its 2010 Travelers' Choice Award.


• Indianapolis is the only city with four professional sports teams, all in the heart of the city. [NBA Walker, WNBA fever, NFL Colts and Triple-A Indians]

• In 2012, Indianapolis will host the 46th Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium. The spectacular new venue opened in 2008.

• Lucas Oil Stadium was selected as the best sports facility of the year by Street and Smith's SportsBusiness Journal in May 2009.

• Conseco Fieldhouse was named Best NBA Arena by The Orange County Register.

• Indianapolis has a world championship football team. In 2010, the Indianapolis Colts returned to the Super Bowl XLIV. In 2006, the Indianapolis Colts ruled the Chicago Bears with the XLI Super Bowl victory.

• Indianapolis is the only city in the past four years to host four NCAA men's finals: 1991, 1997 and 2000. The city centre was reconvened in 2006 and 2010 and is scheduled for 2015. In 2005, the city held the NCAA Women's Final Four for the first time and will be held again in 2011. ["Sports News" named Indianapolis as "the best four-player host", saying "no better basketball city than this. More than India."]

• Indianapolis March is basketball. The city hosted the top ten men's and women's basketball games from 2008 to 2012. The Women's Tour was also visited in 2007. Indianapolis hosted the World Basketball Championships held every four years, the first of its 52 years in the United States in 2002.

• The Indianapolis 500 is the world's largest single-day sporting event. Coincidentally, the second largest warehouse is the Brickyard 400.

• When we hosted the 2005 VISA American Gymnastics National Championships at Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis became the focus of national attention. In January 2011, Indy will host the "Starry Sky Gymnastics Invitational Tournament".

• Indianapolis hosted the US National Swimming Championships and the Phillipo Swimming Championships and World Championships in July 2009. Indianapolis also welcomes the 2008 US Diving Olympics Team Tournament.

• The city hosted the American Outdoor Athletics Championships at the Indiana University Michael Carroll Athletics and Football Stadium in 2006 and 2007.

• In May 2009, in the “100 must-see sports events” hosted by Robert Tuchman, Indianapolis was named the second largest sporting event host city in the United States.

Of course, Indianapolis has long been the world's amateur sports capital and has won the right to brag. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long been regarded as a symbol of the city. According to the introduction of Sports Illustrated, the victory field, the “Best League of America's Little League Stadium'' and the addition of the most advanced Concei Field and Lucas Oil Stadium make the city's sports image More abundant. In addition, the USHL Indiana Ice Team is the first-tier junior hockey team to entertain the Indianapolis community.

In any given season, sports fans will definitely find an Indianapolis team to participate in a rally or competition. From the annual Circle City Classic or the Indiana High School Athletics Association Championship to the top ten men's and women's basketball tournaments, the game is uninterrupted.

In addition, various national regulatory agencies have originated or have moved their headquarters to Indianapolis, including the Black Coach Association, the National University Sports Association, the American Gymnastics Federation, American Athletics, American Diving Company, American Synchronized Swimming and others.

Boast international competitions and awards

• The American Pianists Association has provided support to aspiring young artists for more than 25 years. Classical and jazz unique scholarships offer great opportunities for American pianists between the ages of 18 and 30. The total value of each scholarship exceeds $75,000, including cash awards, fees, promotions, and recording opportunities.

• Over the past 10 years, the Eiteljorg Scholarship for the Native American Art Project has awarded over $1.5 million in unrestricted grants and artwork, and added 35 Native Aboriginal art pieces to its permanent collection. 125 pictures. This biennial program is unique to the world's Aboriginal and Aboriginal people and leads to the distinction of “the world's best collection of Aboriginal contemporary art”.

• The Indianapolis Award from the Indianapolis Zoo is the world's largest animal protection individual prize [$100,000] and is presented as an unrestricted gift to selected winners. The award is presented every two years and is an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the protection of single or multiple animal species.

• The Indianapolis International Violin Competition is held every four years. Music lovers from around the world are focusing on “Indianapolis,” which is now considered one of the most respected music competitions in the world. The 17-day festival was held from September 10th to 26th, 2010, and talented violinists from all over the world gathered together.

Boasting the future

You may think that Downtown is complete. wrong. The momentum of development remains stable and more than $3.3 billion in new construction will be completed by 2015. Since 1990, investment in urban areas has reached $7.9 billion.

So the next time someone asks you about your town, you can quote the Indianapolis native David Letterman. “I am very proud of being born in the wonderful community of Indianapolis for most of my life. This is a great city.”

Thank you, Dave. We think Indianapolis is also great.