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  •  Thanks. (4+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, RiaD, trashablanca, marykk

    We'll be right downtown -- not sure of the hotel, but I think it's just a couple of blocks from the capitol.  (It's usually Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, one of those)  I kind of looked around on Google Earth and saw the state library and the historical society not too far away.  Several parks and monuments.  NCAA hall of champions, whatever that has.  

    I have an aunt in a nursing home there we'll probably get out to visit while we're there.  She used to live in what was, when I was a kid, the suburb of Speedway.  I think it's incorporated into the city now.  Their house was only a shorty walk from the track.  We used to go there for time trials occasionally.

    What else do you suggest?

    (Stepping out for dinner -- may be a while before I reply)

    We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Justice Louis D. Brandeis

    by dsteffen on Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 04:44:20 PM PDT

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    •  The Indiana State Museum is (4+ / 0-)
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      really cool. Everything from fossils to relics of Indiana's first Catholic saint to a gallery of famous Hoosiers.  Has an IMAX theatre.  Really nice gift shop.

      The Children's Museum isn't just for kids!  Planetarium show and a collection of model trains. (Of course, I'm 12 years old disguised as a gray-haired woman, LOL!)

      The Zoo has a "Waters of the World" exhibit that includes polar bears, penguins, dolphins, Amazon River critters, Indiana stream dwellers, etc.  They also have a desert exhibit that I find really cool, because I've never been to a real desert!  An arboreatum (rather small) is next door, which I think has a butterfly exhibit.  Never been to that.

      The Eiteljorg Museum has a lot of western art which is cool if you are into that part of the U.S. Native stuff, cowboy stuff, and contemporary artists all featured. Again, a great gift shop with odd things, wonderful jewelry, and unusual books.

      (Those last two are within walking distance of the hotels you mentioned--that will save parking fees!)

      El Sol Restaurant at 2444 E. Washington has authentic Mexican food--not Tex Mex or Taco Bell!  The Slippery Noodle Inn is supposed to have been in the same location for the longest of any restaurant in Indy.  They have live jazz most nights, as I understand it.  (I have not been there myself, although I always wanted to go.  Also close to the hotels that you mentioned.)

      The Indiana Repertory Theatre has very professional plays.  I was totally blown away by their production of "The Grapes of Wrath."

      To say that my fate is not tied to your fate is like saying, "Your end of the boat is sinking."--Hugh Downs

      by Dar Nirron on Sun Apr 25, 2010 at 05:05:14 PM PDT

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    •  There's a good Greek restaurant (3+ / 0-)
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      ..on Meridian not far south of downtown. Greek Isles iirc.

      "YOU SIR ARE A DISGRAC!!!" - from Hate mail-palooza, 2/27/10

      by Ahianne on Mon Apr 26, 2010 at 06:07:12 AM PDT

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