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Snore-evoking? Think again!

The “Crossroads of America” is not that exciting to visit, despite it being the “Racing Capital of the World,” many refer to Indy as “Nap Town.” But with a little effort, you can create a memorable Indianapolis travel guide. Like any large metropolis, Indianapolis has a lot to offer in terms of history, architecture and arts. In terms of entertainment, the city features a different festival every month, and a number of great music venues, including Verizon Wireless Music Center, Indy’s largest outdoors amphitheater. There are many recreational options as well - green parks, velodrome tracks, ice skating, affordable golfing, and much more.

Indiana World War Memorial Plaza Monument | 110912-1938-jikatuJimmy Baikovicius / CC BY-SA 2.0

Indiana World War Memorial

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Indiana World War Memorial

In memory of fallen Hoosiers

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Towering 210 feet above the ground, the colossal Indiana World War Memorial pays homage to the fallen Indiana soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

The Indiana World War Memorial was designed by Frank R. Walker and Harry E. Weeks in 1926 but did not reach completion until 1965. It includes the Shrine Room with 24 stained glass windows and a large 17-by-30 foot American flag.

Indiana World War Memorial
431 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN, Indianapolis
Open Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Closed Mon.-Tues. and major holidays