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Sweet Willie Jul 19, 04 10:34 am

10 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die
(according to Citysearch)

1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN
Every Memorial Day weekend, it's Mardi Gras, a bachelor party and an insane asylum rolled into one.

2.Victory Field
501 W Maryland, Indianapolis, IN
Known as the best minor league ballpark in America, it's the perfect place to spend a summer day.

3. Circle Centre Mall
49 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN
Shop, eat and walk around in one of the most architecturally interesting malls in the country.

4. Working Man's Friend Tavern
234 N Belmont Ave, Indianapolis, IN
The juicy burger here is so good your cardiologist may never forgive you.

5. St. Elmo Steak House
127 S Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN
The be-all and end-all shrimp cocktail and steak.

6. Indiana State Fair
Wednesday, 8/11 at Indiana State Fair Commission
Summer's not summer without a pork chop sandwich, lemon shakeup, funnel cake and a walk through the barns and rides.

7.Ritter's Frozen Custard
Multiple Locations, Indianapolis, IN
Rich, delightful frozen custard to top off a summer evening.

8.Broad Ripple Village
Broad Ripple Ave and College Ave, Indianapolis, IN
Indy's hip Northside neighborhood teems with restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

9. Conseco Fieldhouse
One Conseco Ct, Indianapolis, IN
Basketball is king in the Hoosier state; this is its palace.

10.The N.I.T.E. Ride
Sunday, 7/18 at Major Taylor Velodrome
If you want to see Indianapolis, you can't beat this once-a-year, 20-mile bicycle ride along the city's streets.

(according to Citysearch)

cawhite Jul 22, 04 1:03 pm

All but #4 & 10 accomplished -- and planning on #4 next month! (Okay, given as many years as I lived in IND I should have done that many & more!)

Sweet Willie Jun 4, 06 6:52 pm

Indy Jazz Fest June 16-18, 2006

performers this year include: Bonnie Raitt, Wynton Marsalis Septet, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Neville Brothers


tlglenn Jun 5, 06 6:38 pm

USA Track and Field National Championships June 21-25, 2006:

Bikeguy Jun 13, 06 6:46 pm

Eating at Rick's Boat House overlooking the sailboats docked at Eagle Creek Reservior.

Eat at the bar to save the hour long wait. Sign up for a table anyway, and if you get a table in the bar, give your table in the restaurant away to a couple that has been waiting.

bkramt1 Jun 14, 06 12:25 pm

Accomplished 1, 5, and 9. The shrimp cocktails at St. Elmo is the best I've had.

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