A few weeks ago Amy and I went to a wedding in Indianapolis. Besides the wedding we also enjoyed exploring the city.
Here are four things which you shouldn’t miss in Indianapolis:
In the middle of the city is the monument circle. And as the name says there is a monument which you can climb. If you take the stairs it is free and if you are lazy and take the elevator you have to pay for the experience. It shall remain a secret how we got up there
We walked passed the Memorial Fountain and the Veterans Memorial Plaza, when we discovered the second world war museum. The entry is free and the exhibition is very impressive and interesting. Unfortunately, we had only about an hour to look at all the things until a wedding reception was held at this location. But this place is definitely worth a visit.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
If Nascar fan or not… This place is definitely worth a visit. The 2.5 miles look is huge and impressive even without cars on it. A ride as a co-rider on the track in a Nascar would cost $135 which we thought wasn’t worth the experience. But the museum for $5 was definitely worth it. Many winner-cars from the INDY500 races can be looked at. It is also funny to see and read about the history the first car needed over 6 hours to finish the race where as today the cars finish the race under 3 hours even though there are some limitations for the cars, since the race got too fast. They obviously love their cars and the track, which you can also see on the web page. (History section)
A restaurant which cooks on a Weber grill. Obviously, we had to test how good it was… Amy and I both approve it! My favorite part was the pretzel rolls (Laugenbrot) which was offered as a free appetizer. I love this bread and couldn’t believe that they have it here in the states!
Of course there is plenty more to see in Indianapolis, but we had only very little time. Here are some pictures from the weekend.
Ps: Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to inspect the Hooters in Indianapolis…