Discovery runs through it.
Whats your pleasure? Recreation? Music? Relaxation? Wildlife? Art? History? Whatever it is, you can have it all along the Central Canal and throughout the 250-acre White River State Park.
The Canal Walk is a 3-mile loop, a popular urban respite for fitness enthusiasts and serenity-seekers alike. This Downtown waterfront is dotted with pedal boats and gondolas, bicycles and surreys.
Breeze through The Canal and White River State Park on one of the daily Segway Tours. These motorized, two-wheeled vehicles make zipping around the park a quick and easy trip. Learn more at: http://tours.segwayofindiana.com/form.php
White River State Park
Entertainment requires just one stop at White River State Park in Downtown Indianapolis: Indianas one-and-only urban state park. In addition to hosting some of the citys most popular festivities such as Irish Fest and Rib America Festival White River State Park offers a bundled package of recreation with six major attractions. A new, free Family Art Series runs June through September. Click here to plan your visit.
The Lawn at White River State Park
Summer is at its best on The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park, named one of the top 100 outdoor concert venues by Pollstar Magazine for four consecutive years. On a waterfront stage with seating for 8,000, The Lawn offers first-rate concerts in a beautiful outdoor setting. Get a schedule of upcoming shows.
Designated "The Best Minor League Ballpark in America" by both Baseball America and Sports Illustrated, Victory Field is an affordable summertime favorite. The Indianapolis Indians Web site has all the information youll need: www.indyindians.com
In 2011, the Zoo celebrated 50 years of excitement from beautiful gardens and rare Amur tigers to the Dolphin Adventure.
It is the nation's only accredited combined zoo, aquarium and botanical garden.
Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year. The Zoo plays a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the worlds first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. Click here to visit the Indianapolis Zoo website.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art is the only museum of its kind in the Midwest. Exhibits, programs and festivals illustrate why the story of the West and Native America is everyones story. Be sure to visit the Sky City Cafe, White River Trader store and the 3-acre garden connecting to the Canal. Find out more at: www.eiteljorg.org
Indiana Historical Society (IHS) Located at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis, IHS offers guests the chance to travel back in time with the Indiana Experience. Step throughand intoone of the 1.7 million historic photographs that have been recreated with You Are There, let your fingers do the walking while exploring visual journeys with Destination Indiana, request a song to have performed live on the spot in the Cole Porter Room, or learn and practice how to care for your own family treasures in the W. Brooks Fortune History Lab. The IHS also maintains the nations premier collections on the history of Indiana, which are available through the William Henry Smith Memorial Library. Many special events and programs are offered throughout the year, including the popular Concerts on the Canal series each summer. The Stardust Terrace Café, operated by Hoaglin To Go, boasts a delectable menu during its daytime hours, and the Basile History Market offers a unique shopping experience that includes a wealth of Indiana-related books, music, gifts and more. For more information visit www.indianahistory.org.
Indiana State Museum Everything you ever wanted to know about Indiana and some interesting exhibits about other topics, too is at the Indiana State Museum. This family-friendly environment has hands-on exhibits devoted to art, science and culture, and an interactive gallery on Indianas future. Treat your senses to Indianas largest, most powerful and involving movie experience ever at the IMAX Theater. Make plans to dine in the recreated L.S. Ayres Tea Room its like stepping back into a slice of Indianapolis history. Explore further at: www.indianamuseum.org
NCAA Hall of Champions
Bask in the glory, pageantry and tradition of intercollegiate athletics at the NCAA Hall of Champions. See highlights from all 24 sports and 87 national championships administered by the NCAA. The facility features the Great Hall, three theaters, the Flying Wedge sculpture, the Hall of Honor and a replica of a 1930's retro-basketball gymnasium. See for yourself at: www.ncaahallofchampions.org
One pass, six attractions In most cities, going to a museum, zoo, and baseball game requires multiple trips. In Indianapolis, it requires only one trip to White River State Park where visitors will find our six world-class attractions all within walking distance of each other. These six include Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, IMAX Theater, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field, Indianapolis Zoo, and NCAA® Hall of Champions. Click here to purchase your pass!
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