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What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:19 am

I might go to IND for my last flights on NW. What's there to do on a daytrip?
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:27 am

My aunt lives there, and everytime I visit for Thanksgiving she always recommends the ring. It goes around downtown and it's mainly a bunch of shops and restaurants.

There's the Eiteljorg museum which is a museum of Native American history. I liked it, but got bored of it after spending almost all day there (my grandma is beyond obsessed with that stuff). Nextdoor is the science center which has an IMAX theatre.

Other than that, I can't think of much. I only head there once a year, and most of my time in Indy is spent helping my aunt prepare the Thanksgiving meal.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:41 am

The top of the parking garage is good for spotting. It's at the 5L-5R end. It gives a good view of the Republic Airways hangar. The IMAX is also really nice.

If you're into shopping the Fountain Square mall is a good place to go. Really big.

That's pretty much all I know of in Indianapolis.

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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:49 am

Leave, or nothing. Take your pick. It's Indiana.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:20 am



Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 3):
Leave, or nothing. Take your pick. It's Indiana.

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I've been to Indianapolis millions of time to visit friends & family. There really is nothing to do there.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:45 am



Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 3):
Leave, or nothing. Take your pick. It's Indiana.

Pack up and get the F*CK out!

In all seriousness though, there's the Indy car museum, which is cool for a little bit, but nothing too spectacular. Also mentioned above is the shopping center, and the IMAX. The central downtown area is somewhat nice, but very small and not much time is needed there. Indianoplace is basically a suburban sprawl and has nothing really going on. I can't wait to be done with school and get out of Indiana!

You might also want to check out Eagle Creek. It's pretty cool there if you can get a ride out there and just walk around the park.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:47 am

FlybaurLAX, do you go to Indiana University? I live in Bloomington.

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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:12 am



Quoting FX772LRF (Reply 6):
FlybaurLAX, do you go to Indiana University? I live in Bloomington.

Nope! I go to Purdue! Don't worry though, I don't pay too much attention to the IU Purdue rivalry.  duck 
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:51 am

I like and enjoy Indianapolis. It doesn't have a number of "big ticket" places but there's a number of things to do when you can just go here for a bit, there for a bit, back here for a bit, etc. etc., and end up doing all kinds of interesting stuff within a day.

Longer time is needed at the racetrack, Children's Museum, Eiteljorg, zoo, etc. etc.

Just Google Indianapolis tourism, or visit the website. A good place to start.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:02 pm

The thing about Indianapolis that you need to know is -- the fun things to do are not in Indianapolis itself. It's a jumping-off point to tons of outdoorsy stuff. No mountains, but plenty of hills, forests, lakes, streams, etc, where you can camp. Those are mainly to the south, southeast, and southwest, as the area to the north was devastated by glaciation.

Also, Connor Prairie (think 'Colonial Williamsburg') is nearby. Indiana also has a strong Amish community, though that's mostly in the northern portion of the state.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:26 pm



Quoting N328KF (Reply 9):
Also, Connor Prairie (think 'Colonial Williamsburg'

I'm like 30mins away from Colonial Williamsburg lol.

Thanks for the advice. Keep em coming!
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:49 pm

I visited IND in Feb, visiting a friend from Muncie, IN. I was there for 10 days whilst on shore leave from the Gulf, it was very enjoyable, but freaking cold. LOL  Smile

I went Ice Skating in Indianapolis Big grin





Plus, there is a huge shopping mall right in the city center, with lots of stuff included such as a movie theater, etc  Smile Sorry I forgot the name of it  Smile


The new Airport at IND is absolutely amazing as well, so modern and upto date  Smile
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:43 pm



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):
I went Ice Skating in Indianapolis

What's the story on the girl on the left (your right)?  Wink  devil 

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 11):
The new Airport at IND is absolutely amazing as well, so modern and upto date

WOW, a strip mall in an airport!  Wow!
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:24 pm

Is there a light rail line that goes from the IND airport to downtown?
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:51 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Is there a light rail line that goes from the IND airport to downtown?

No, only a city bus.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:57 pm



Quoting RW170 (Reply 14):
No, only a city bus.

That sucks!
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:48 pm



Quoting Superfly (Reply 12):
What's the story on the girl on the left (your right)?

Her name is Robin, my "college chick" friend from the US. We've known each other for over a year now and she is visiting the UK in September - for 3 months Big grin

The girl on my left (your right) is Ashley, her best buddy  Smile
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:49 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Is there a light rail line that goes from the IND airport to downtown?



Quoting RW170 (Reply 14):
No, only a city bus.



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 15):
That sucks!

Doesn't take long to drive however  Smile
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:19 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 13):
Is there a light rail line that goes from the IND airport to downtown?



Quoting RW170 (Reply 14):
No, only a city bus.



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 15):
That sucks!



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Doesn't take long to drive however  

That's right. Indianapolis is not a huge driving challenge, even during rush hour. They've paid a lot of attention to making sure you can get from one part of town to another quickly, and most of the highways have been pretty much rebuilt in the last few year.
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:23 pm



Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 17):
Doesn't take long to drive however  Smile

Then you can pay for my rental car!  wave 
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:33 pm



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 19):
Then you can pay for my rental car!

No, no. You can pay for MY rental car  duck 
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RE: What To Do In Indianapolis, IN?

Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:24 am



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Reply 20):
No, no. You can pay for MY rental car  duck 

They can pay for ours!  Wink

I have considered visiting IND but I didnt know if it was worth going there or not. I hope it is not as boring as it sounds from other members here.
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