Indianapolis - The Capital of Indiana
Indianapolis, the capital of Indiana, falls in the Central Till Plains region of United States and is divided by the White River and the Fall Creek. It is ranked to be the fourteenth largest city in United States and holds the distinction of being the state capital with the most number of inhabitants in the eastern side of Mississippi River.
Also known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis is the hub for several major Interstate highways connecting Hoosiers to the rest of the United States. Indianapolis has many monuments and museums for vacationing tourists and a host of annual racing competitions that pump up your adrenaline. In fact the city of Indianapolis holds the second place for the maximum number of monuments within the city. The Central Canal Walk, War Memorial Plaza, Medal of Honor Memorial, Soldier’s and Sailor’s monument are only some of the examples of the monuments built in this city. With a lot of places to visit, transportation is no issue here with easy car rentals available from Indianapolis.
Even though Indianapolis is popular for sports, visitors will also find plenty of shopping and dining options in the city. With many corporate headquarters like Eli Lilly, Indianapolis attracts many business travelers as well, who will spend their fun time after business meetings or conferences.
Things to do
With affordable prices and year-round mild weather, Indianapolis is a prime vacation destination for your family. However, the best time to visit is the summer, when the weather is warm and season of auto races that attract many from all parts of world
If you visit Indianapolis in August, you can also enjoy the Indiana state fair which is hosted in Indianapolis every year during this time. With so much to do here Indianapolis ensures good and varied accommodation facilities to the discerning tourists. Restaurants are also available in plenty. There are many such restaurants which serve multiple cuisines to attract people of all regions who flock to the city. With your Indianapolis rental car you can drive to different locations to sample the varied cuisine as you enjoy the sights of the city.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art - If you want to know each and every aspect of the culture and history of this city, drive your Indianapolis rental car to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Sports run in the veins of Indianapolis with annual tournaments and events almost throughout the year. Each year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts the world’s first and second-largest sporting events: the Brickyard 400 and the Indianapolis 500 - the race that forever links the city’s name with the spirit of competition. It may or may not come as a surprise, though, that while the IMS is certainly the biggest, it isn’t the only race in town. Other sports include basketball which is a lifestyle here rather than a sport. Watch the Indiana Fever home games played at Conseco Fieldhouse during May-August and Indiana Pacers in November-April. Another important basketball stadium is the Hinkle Fieldhouse at Butler University which finds its place in the National Register of Historic Places.
Indianapolis Zoo - If you are not a sports buff, you can vroom your Indianapolis rental car to the famous Indianapolis Zoo which has I350 varieties of animal species. This Zoo is the only place in Midwest with an underwater viewing dome and is popular for its dolphin exhibit.
Children’s Museum - The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is another favorite haunt of tourists. It also boasts of being the fourth such oldest institution in the world. The Museum is divided in five levels with each level featuring different exhibits. At the top of the fifth level you will enter the Dinosphere with sound and light effects matching the Cretaceous period that existed 65 million years ago – a sure fire hit with kids.
Indiana State - The Indiana State house is another iconic structure that is worth a visit. Indianapolis also is home to many cultural events, art theaters, Museums, Parks and Sports events which make it an all round family tourist resort designed for all members of the family.