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Indianapolis Life

 

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and the twelfth largest city in the United States with a city population of 829,718. Indianapolis is home to many well known companies including Eli Lilly and Company, Brightpoint, Simon Property Group, Finish Line, Sallie Mae, Delta Faucet, Wellpoint, Conseco, Steak ‘n Shake and many others. It is also the headquarters for 26 fraternity and sorority organizations.

The city is serious about its war memorials. The Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument was completed in 1901 and is located in the center of the city. The city is second only to Washington D.C. in the number of monuments located within the city limits.

Indianapolis has been labeled the Amateur Sports Capital of the World. The city is home to the NCAA Headquarters, Three NCAA Athletic Conferences, USA Gymnastics, USA Diving, USA Track & Field, USA Synchronized Swimming and many other amateur federations. It routinely hosts the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Basketball tournaments and the Big 10 Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Football tournaments.

Indianapolis is also known for its conventions and festivals. The city annually hosts the Heartland Film Festival and the Indy Jazz Fest. The summer months are filled with outdoor concerts, food festivals and a variety of arts and craft fairs. The town has an extensive network of biking and running/walking trails allowing you to get out and enjoy the community. A list of the trails can be found at http://www.indygreenways.org/. There are multiple cycling, triathlon, and run/ walk events throughout the year including the 500 festival Mini-Marathon which has 35,000 participants each year.

Sports

  • Indianapolis Colts — NFL
  • Indianapolis Pacers — NBA
  • Indiana Fever — WMBA
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway — Home of the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix
  • Indianapolis Indians — AAA Baseball Team
  • Indianapolis Ice — USHL Junior Hockey Team
  • NFL Combine Host City

Arts, Entertainment & Music

  • Indianapolis Repertory Theatre
  • The Children’s Museum (The largest children’s museum in the world)
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Klipsch Music Center
  • Murat Theatre
  • Connor Prairie — Interactive History Park
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
  • Indiana State Museum
  • NCAA Hall of Fame

Colleges and Universities

There are many Universities in the state of Indiana. Here a few that are found in Indianapolis:

  • Brown Mackie College
  • Butler University
  • Indianapolis University
  • IUPUI — Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Marian College
  • Martin University

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