Located in Speedway, Indiana the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the home of the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400 and Red Bull Indianapolis GP races.
It has existed since 1909, and is the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. With a permanent seating capacity for more than 257,000 people and infield seating that raises capacity to an approximate 400,000, it is the largest and highest-capacity sporting facility in the world. (By comparison, the world's largest stadium seats 220,000 spectators.)
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Located in White River State Park downtown, The Indianapolis Zoo proudly celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2004. Since opening in 1964, the Indianapolis Zoo has grown into a world-class facility hosting a million visitors each year and playing a major role in worldwide conservation and research, including accomplishing the world's first successful artificial insemination of an African elephant. The Indianapolis Zoo is located in White River State Park downtown and is the only attraction accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the American Association of Museums as a zo. . .
For all the legendary players and memorable moments it has hosted on its bluegrass turf over the years, Notre Dame Stadium has unquestionably developed a lore all its own. The stadium continues to be one of the most recognizable and revered structures in the world of sport.
After cheering the Fighting Irish on, take a tour through the historical grounds and buildings of Notre Dame University for breathtaking photo opportunities and take a guided educational tour of the campus.. . .
Menno-Hof is a non-profit information center that teaches visitors about the faith and life of Amish and Mennonites. Located in Shipshewana, Indiana, Menno-Hof invites groups and individuals to learn about and experience Anabaptist history and lifestyle. Menno-Hof's multi-image presentations, historical environments, and colorful displays take you on a fascinating journey inside the unique world of the Mennonites and Amish. See where the Anabaptists had their beginning in a Swiss courtyard and how they were persecuted for their faith in the dungeon. Travel with the Anabaptists down the cobbles. . .
Experience these sights at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore:
•Waves crashing on sandy beaches
•Karner Blue butterflies landing on wild lupines
•Peaceful silence lingering along winter trails
•Bank swallows flying from their nest inside the dunes. . .
Experience Christmas all year round at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana!
The park's 3 roller coasters are in the top 11 ranking in the world and the water park has been number 2 in the world for the last 3 years. At Holiday World and Splashin' Safari, you get free soft drinks and free sunscreen too! One ticket on the Holiday World Express will provide you entry into both parks and round-trip transportation.
Holiday World and Splashin' Safari are among the most popular Family Fun Parks in this area.. . .
Visit The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, one of the world's largest children's museums, a fun place where children of all ages learn!
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis houses hundreds of changing and permanent exhibits in twelve galleries. The museum offers more than 4,000 programs and activities each year (including performing arts seasons on the Lilly Theater stage) and maintains a collection of more than 105,000 artifacts.. . .
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the site of the farm where Abraham Lincoln spent 14 formative years of his life, from the ages of 7 to 21. He and his family moved to Indiana in 1816 and stayed until 1830 when they moved on to Illinois. During this period, Lincoln grew physically and intellectually into a man. The people he knew here and the things he experienced had a profound influence on his life. His sense of honesty, his belief in the importance of education and learning, his respect for hard work, his compassion for his fellow man, and his moral convictions about right and wro. . .
Visit a beautiful historic slice of Europe here in Indiana! Founded in 1854, Saint Meinrad is one of only two archabbeys in the United States; one of nine in the world. The monks operate a graduate-level School of Theology, which offers programs in priesthood formation and in lay leadership for the Roman Catholic Church, as well as an extensive Continuing Education program. Self-guided and audio cassette guided tours are available year-round. Tours for groups by reservation only. Abbey Press, an international marketer of religious and inspirational books, cards and gifts, operates a gift shop . . .
The Ohio River Scenic Byway in Southern Indiana is your gateway to adventures. Discover antique shops, artist studios and farm markets. Paddle a canoe, explore a cave, camp under the stars. Tour stately mansions, sample artisan wines and stay at a bed & breakfast inn. Try your luck at a casino.
With 302 miles of scenic roadway to explore, take a journey along the river and into the Heartland.. . .
Nestled in the heart of Indianapolis lies one of the premier country club's in the Midwest. Broadmoor Country Club was designed by world famous architect Donald Ross. Opened for play in 1922, Broadmoor has played host to many national events. The PGA Champions Tour paid an annual visit to the club from 1988-1993. The list of winners includes Hall of Fame Inductee's Gary Player and Raymond Floyd. In addition to these legends of the game, the club has also hosted several Men's and Women's US Open Qualifiers.
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