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5 Facts About Indiana's Capital: How Well Do You Know Indianapolis?

By    |   Sunday, 05 Apr 2015 03:41 PM

Indianapolis, best known for the Indy 500 and the Colts, has quietly become a Midwest cultural destination. How well do you think you know Indianapolis? Find out with these five facts about the city.

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1. Winding Trail

The $62.5 million Indianapolis Cultural Trail winds through the city, taking bikers and walkers to all the major downtown cultural and entertainment locations. It also provides a great run along the Canal Walk which provides views of the city, plus fountains, gardens and sculpture.

2. Destination for Unique Shops

Fountain Square, one of six designated cultural district in the city, is located southeast of the city’s downtown.
It offers vintage and antique shops, restaurants from casual to high end, working artists, a vibrant arts scene, live music, and one-of-a-kind stores that sell comics, musical instruments and home decor.

3. Acclaimed Museum

The Indianapolis Museum of Art, one of the nation's largest and oldest general art museums, is located on 152 acres of gardens and grounds. Its permanent collection numbers more than 50,000 works, including one of the nation's largest and most significant collections of Asian art. In addition to the permanent collection, it runs excellent temporary shows such as “The Rise of American Modernism,” which runs until July 26, 2015.

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4. Western and Native American Art

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art collects high-quality Western art and Native American art and cultural objects including T.C. Cannon, N.C. Wyeth, Andy Warhol, Georgia O’Keeffe, Allan Houser, Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and Kay WalkingStick. The institution’s contemporary Native Art collection has been ranked among the world’s best.

5. Poetic Bus Stops

The city has even brought culture to people waiting for buses. Its seven poetic bus shelters, designed by the architect Donna Sink, are inscribed with poems by local writers.

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Indianapolis, best known for the Indy 500 and the Colts, has quietly become a Midwest cultural destination. How well do you think you know Indianapolis? Find out with these five facts about the city.
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