[vendtalk] Things to do in Indianapolis

Pamela Schnurr pjschnurr at att.net
Fri Mar 20 15:38:15 UTC 2009






801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-233-2434


The Canal Walk is a portion of the Historic Central Canal, an early
19th-century project designed to facilitate commerce. Today, Canal Walk
stretches through White River State Park north to 11th St. Canal Walk
features a mix of old and new architecture, attractions and monuments which
offers a waterside promenade for strolls, jogging, inline skating, biking
and boating. Amenities: Pedal boat rentals, assorted bike rentals, murals,
bridges, fountains, History Center waterside cafe, waterfalls Attractions:
U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial, Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial,
Historic Landmarks Foundation, Indiana Government Center, Military Park,
Eiteljorg Museum, Indiana State Museum/IMAX, & NCAA Hall of Champions.


Pedal boat rental:  2 man boat $20 per hour;  4 man boat $25 per hour-Hours
10am to 10pm


Visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Downtown Indianapolis.
Visit America's only memorial honoring recipients of the nation's highest
award for military valor. An outdoor exhibit open 24 hours. On the north
bank of Central Canal in downtown Indianapolis. See Web site for memorial
info. Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, White River State Park,


Visit the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. One of just
two museums east of the Mississippi with both Native American and Western
art. Within walking distance of the RCA Dome, Circle Centre Mall and
downtown hotels. Summer hours: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5. Info: 317-636-9378.
Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington St, Indianapolis, 



Take a Tour of the Madame Walker Heritage Center. Tours for groups of 10+
focus on Madam C. J. Walkers life and legacy as well as the lives of other
noteworthy African-Americans. $5 ($2 children). Mon-Fri 9 AM to 5 PM by
appt. Info: call 317-236-2099. Walker Theatre, 617 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis


Downtown Canal Tour at White River State Park Visitor Center. A waterside
walk along the Central Canal. Visit the USS Indianapolis and Medal of Honor
memorials and more. $2 off Eiteljorg Museum admission. Fridays at 10 AM,
May-Oct. $6.50 or less. Free parking. Info: 317-639-4534. White River State
Park Visitor Center, 801 West Washington St, Indianapolis, Marion


Wholesale District/Monument Circle Tour at the Indianapolis Artsgarden. A
walking tour of downtown areas include 15% discount at the South Bend
Chocolate Company. Every Fri/Sat at 10 AM, May-Oct, plus 1st/3rd Sun at 1
PM. $6.50 or less. Parking $1.50 at Circle Centre mall garages. Info:
317-639-4534. Indianapolis Artsgarden, Washington and Illinois Streets,
Indianapolis, Marion County.


All-Ages ComedySportz Improv Show in Downtown Indianapolis. A fun,
fast-paced show for ALL ages! Two teams battle for laughs and points, the
audience votes for the winners, a referee calls fouls, etc. Fri 7:30, Sat
7:30 & 10 PM. $14 for adults, $12 for students, $6 for 5-11. Reservations
317-951-8499. ComedySportz Arena, 721 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis,
Marion County.


Live Comedy at Crackers Comedy Club in Downtown Indianapolis. 2 shows every
Friday night at 8:00 and 10:30 PM. See Web site below for more information
and for a list of comedians scheduled to appear. Info/reservations:
317-631-3536. Crackers Comedy Club Downtown, 247 South Meridian St,


Visit the Historic Indianapolis City Market in Downtown Indianapolis. One of
Indy's most beloved landmarks for more than 100 years teeming with
farm-fresh produce, homemade goods, specialty foods and more. Open Mon-Fri
6-4, Sat 11-3. Info: 317-634-9266 Indianapolis City Market, 222 East Market
St, Indianapolis. 


7th Annual "Butterflies" Exhibit at White River Gardens. Mar. 24 to Sept. 5.
25-30 species and 1,000-2,000 butterflies from the U.S., Costa Rica and
Africa flutter freely among visitors. Included with regular admission. Info:
317-630-2001. White River Gardens, 1200 West Washington St, Indianapolis


Free Wine Tasting at the Easley Winery in Indianapolis. Free wine tasting
and wine education 7 days a week. Call for reservations for groups of more
than six. Open Mon-Sat 9 AM to 6 PM, Sun 12-4 PM. Info: See Web site below
or call 317-636-4516. Easley Winery, 205 North College Ave, Indianapolis,
Marion County. 


Indianapolis Charity Horse Show at the State Fairgrounds. In the Pepsi
Coliseum and West Pavilion, Info: call Phyllis at 317-336-7569. Indiana
State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th St, Indianapolis


Take a Free Tour of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Downtown Indianapolis. A
Tudor-Gothic style cathedral judged during its early days as one of the
world's most beautiful buildings. Free tours Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM
to 2:00 PM. call: 317-262-3100. Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 North Meridian
St, Indianapolis,


Take a Tour of Downtown Indianapolis in a Yellow Rose Carriage. 25-minute
tour of downtown Indy in a horse-drawn carriage. Leaves from the Hyatt. 1-4
passengers per carriage. Hours: Mon-Thu 6-11, Fri 6-12, Sat 4-12, Sun 1-11.
Info: call 317-634-3400. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Ave,
Indianapolis, Marion County.


Visit The Children's Museum in Indianapolis. One of the largest and best
children's museums in the world. Dinosphere features one of the largest
displays of real juvenile and family dinosaur fossils in the U.S. Open
Mon-Sun 10-5 (Mar. 1-Sep. 4). Info: See Web site or call 317-334-3322.
Children's Museum, 3000 North Meridian St, Indianapolis, 


Circle Centre Mall

With more than 100 shopping, dining and entertainment options, nowhere will
you find more choices than at Circle Centre. Circle Centre is located in
downtown Indianapolis and is bounded by Illinois Street on the west,
Washington Street on the north, Meridian Street on the east and Georgia
Street on the south.

The BAT Cave This is a state-of-the-art skating facility themed to a cave
surrounding. Great for church, youth, business and school organizations.
Large skating surface, full-service snack bar, lighted dance floor and a
huge game room. Also home of the Bat Cave, Indiana's only slam dunk
basketball facility featuring indoor baseball and softball batting cages and
an 18-hole miniature golf course. 8734 E. 21st St., Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone: 317-898-1817

Indiana State Police Museum Take a step back in time on a tour through our
Historical Center. You can travel into our past taking a look at various
uniforms, cars and equipment used by the Indiana state police over the

During a tour, visitors can see displays of donated and confiscated items
from the John Dillinger era, as well as a moonshine still, a variety of
state police vehicles, and numerous antique equipment relating to law
enforcement. The Historical Center also serves as the administrative offices
of the Indiana State Police Youth Services. Since 1970, the state police has
sponsored camps for middle and high school students interested in law

State police logo items are available at the Historical Center. For more
information or tours of the center, contact the Youth Education & Historical
Center, 8500 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219, 317-899-8293 



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