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Indianapolis Introduction


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The downtown of Indianapolis, Indiana, has undergone a makeover. New restaurants, new hotels, a new library, an expanding convention center and a state-of-the-art sports facility have helped change the face of the city's skyline.   Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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Indianapolis Geography


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Andrew Ralston, who worked with Pierre L'Enfant on the street layout for Washington, D.C., imposed diagonal streets on the typical midwestern city layout when designing the plan for Indianapolis. He plotted a square with mile-/kilometer-long sides named North Street, South Street, East Street and West Street.   Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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Indianapolis History


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Modern-day Indiana is dotted with former towns and ceremonial sites constructed by ancient tribes, but at the time of colonial expansion, the native people there were nomadic hunters. Rivers were a principal mode of transportation for both the natives and early settlers. During the early days of the white migration into the area, most newcomers arrived via the Ohio River on flatboats. They settled in towns not far from its banks.  Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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Indianapolis Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Downtown is a walker's paradise and a good place to start your visit to Indianapolis. Sky Walk connects Circle Centre Mall with many downtown hotels via a covered walkway. It's ideal for exploring downtown during the cool or inclement weather.  Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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Indianapolis Nightlife


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Both downtown and the Broad Ripple area are good places to experience the city's nightlife. Many of the downtown areas are within walking distance of the recommended hotels. To reach Broad Ripple, Fountain Square and much of Mass Ave, you will need a car or taxi.   Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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Indianapolis Restaurants & Dining


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Indianapolis long relied on locally owned restaurants to dish out both innovative and traditional fare using fresh fish from the Great Lakes, corn-fed beef, and fresh vegetables and fruits from local farms, but an increasing number of ethnic options have been added to the mix.   Click here to see the full Indianapolis travel guide on Travel42 »

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