Of all the places I have been to the US, I’ve been to Indianapolis the maximum number of times. They are family visits! Tourism is not high on priority. But Indianapolis has a lot to see!
Indianapolis was founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of Indiana’s state government, replacing Corydon. The nickname “Crossroads of America” given to the state of Indiana, applies more specifically to the city of Indianapolis, as it is the hub for several major Interstate highways that criss-cross the state, connecting Hoosiers to the rest of the United States. Indianapolis has the most war monuments outside of Washington DC! There are 24 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures, and fountains in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Here are a few that I have seen, and I plan to document much more in the coming days..
Indiana State House
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Hilbert Circle Theater
Christ Church cathedral
University Park – Depew Fountain
Indiana World War Memorial and Museum
Minton-Copehart Federal Bldg.
Veteran Memorial Plaza – Obilisk Square
Vietnam and Korean War Memorial
World War II Memorial
Scottish Rite Cathedral
American Legoin Mall – Cenotaph Square
Indianapolis Central Library