- Posted March 18, 2014 by
Indianapolis – The True Heartland of America
Indianapolis is the state capital of Indiana and is also one of its most populous cities. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the US and the 29th largest metropolitan area. This city has been a significant contributor to the country's economy and has made several contributions in the fields of education, healthcare and finance. Forbes has ranked Indianapolis as one of the Top 25 Best Shopping cities in the US. Tourism is one of the most critical industries for this city.
Indianapolis is known as the Amateur Sports Capital of the World and is also the home of the NCAA headquarters. Indianapolis is also well known for Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 car races, the two largest single-day sporting events in the world.
Don't be mistaken. Indianapolis is not all about sports. It is also one of the most popular travel destinations as well as a center of entertainment. In fact, Indianapolis is the host of the largest state fair in the US, providing both its community as well as tourists a chance to see the culture as well as meet the nice, hospitable and polite people of the fine city.
In addition, the Indianapolis Zoo is a real treat for any tourist featuring nearly 360 species in biomes and having the only underwater viewing dome in the Midwest region. If you're visiting Indianapolis, you should also ensure you visit the War Memorial, check out the stately homes and browse through the Indianapolis Museum of Art. If you're a history buff, you might want to visit the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and the Indiana Medical History Museum. Indianapolis is home to the world's largest children museum. It is also second to Washington DC in its number of memorials and monuments.
For traditional wines and the wine tasting opportunity, check out New Day Meadery. If you're looking for food with a distinct taste of Indianapolis, try out the omelettes at Cafe Patachou and the Pizza at Bazbeaux Pizza. For some fine live blues and jazz, pop into Slippery Noodle Inn, the oldest bar in Indianapolis.
There are also a multitude of hotels in Indianapolis. Whether you're staying for a night or a week, hotels like Conrad Indianapolis, JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Omni Severin Hotel and The Westlin Indianapolis are among the top favorites. All establishments aim to provide comfortable and accommodation with many facilities. It is believed that this city has more hotel rooms connected via climate-controlled skywalks than any other city in the US.
Overall, whether its sports, history or fine dining and entertainment, you are sure to find it all in Indianapolis.