Midwest Living Review
Indianapolis's claims to fame revolve mostly around sports. The Indianapolis 500, Allstate 400 at the Brickyard and the National Hot Rod Association U.S. Nationals allow the city to boast the two largest single-day sporting events in the world and the world's longest drag race. Add in the Indianapolis Colts and the NCAA headquarters, and it is easy to understand why sports can overshadow everything else the city has to offer. If you take time to look around, though, you'll find that Indianapolis's pride extends beyond the race course. Take, for example, White River State Park. The urban park, packed with green space and unique attractions, showcases the region's passions in a park setting. If you have time, consider walking to your destination to enjoy some of the great architecture of the city. You might also note on your ventures the city's numerous monuments to soldiers and sailors. One thing to note--the city is filled with one-way and diagonal streets. While this makes for some spectacular triangular corner buildings to check out, it also means you'll want to buy a street map when you arrive.