Experience Racing In Indiana
In the state of Indiana there is pretty much only one main city to speak of and that is the capital of Indianapolis. Although the smaller cities and towns in Indiana also offer excellent accommodations and activities for the traveler. However, Indianapolis is the largest tourist destination because of their variety of choices in attractions.
Everything from the Indiana State Museum to the Indianapolis 500 can be found within the city limits of Indianapolis. Although the Lincoln Museum is an excellent stop for history buffs and is found in Fort Wayne. This museum covers the life of Abraham Lincoln and how he contributed to society. South Bend has the Northern Indiana Center for History and Evansville is a historic riverfront town with the Willard Library that is listed as a historic place and has been reported to be haunted.
Perhaps the biggest attraction of Indianapolis is the largest single day sporting event in the world at the Indianapolis 500. However, there is more to the town than just auto racing. There are a variety of attractions and other sporting events that you can do year round in the city. In addition, the city offers excellent dinning and a unique shopping experience. There is the Indianapolis Zoo, the IMAX theater, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the White River Gardens, the Indiana State Museum, the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial and the Eiteljorg Musuem which showcases a wide collection of American Indian and Western Art so that no matter what your interests you are sure to find something that interests you in Indianapolis.
However, by far the biggest draw is the Indianapolis Motor Speedway which was originally built in 1909 and can see four hundred thousand individuals with a two and half mile track on 559 acres of land. Three major races a year a held at this location: the Indianapolis 500, the United States Grand Prix, and the Allstate 400. Viewing a race here with cars zooming by at two hundred miles per hour is an experience that individuals won’t soon forget after leaving and its not just for the sports buffs, anyone will enjoy these car races.
Through the state, Indiana has a variety of chain hotels and motels to choose from at an affordable price for any traveler. In 2006 a new contemporary hotel opened called the Conrad Indianapolis on Washington Street which is twenty-three stories and has 241 rooms with a spa, two restaurants and a fitness center. For a historic experience there is the French Lick Resort Casino in the town of French Lick on State Road 56 which is currently undergoing renovations. It features a 1920 golf course and will soon have a casino, pool, fitness center and several eateries and watering holes on site for guests.