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>> See the beautiful Scottish Rite Cathedral, situated on North Meridian Street, an amazing building which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, also used as a ballroom, as venue for parties, performances and meetings.
>> Spend a fun day out with the family at Fort Harrison State Park, which can be found on Glenn Road, a great 17 000-acre park, offering more than 6 miles of walking and jogging trails, as well as beautiful picnic and fishing areas.
>> Visit James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, located on Lockerbie Street, former home of Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley, now serving as a museum, which shows the lifestyle of the simpler periods, featuring displays of the poet's belongings, a portrait of his dog, including showings of its beautiful furnishing.
The Annual Community Health Network Indianapolis Marathon and Half Marathon is one of the most appreciated and most popular sporting events in Indianapolis. The scenic racing event is held in October, starting and finishing in the historical Fort Benjamin Harrison, taking the runners through one of the most beautiful areas of the city - Fort Harrison State Park.
In the 2010 event, organizers also included a marathon relay, a 5k run/walk, as well as a fun kid's marathon. In the past years, this popular athletic event attracted thousands of runners from all over the region, and more of them are expected at the following marathon.
The list of the most popular annual festivals and fairs in Indianapolis, includes the Annual Waterman's Fall Harvest Festival, held in October, east of the downtown area, described by previous visitors as a great family celebration, filled with entertaining and interesting activities for all family members, such as Hayrides, pony rides, lots of vegetable displays, a tricycle trail for 10-year olds, many cute farm animals, as well as live entertainment on weekends, with local bands and funny clowns.
One of the event's most appreciated attractions, by people of all ages, is the electronic pumpkin-eating T-Rex, which amazes and scares peoples at the same time.
The nightlife scene of Indianapolis is mainly happening in the downtown area, offering a wide range of popular nightspots, which include brew pubs, dance clubs, numerous bars, and great restaurants.
Whatever your preferences are, you will certainly find everything you need in Indianapolis, to put together a great, fun, entertaining nigh out.
The Chatterbox Tavern, located on Massachusetts Avenue, seems to be very popular among music-lovers, offering live jazz performances, every night, except Sunday night.
If you want to dance the night away with friends, then the best place to be in, after the night sets in Indianapolis, would be Landsharks, situated on Broad Ripple Avenue. The clubs attracts an energetic crowd, and it is often packed with party-lovers, being usually crowded, especially on Friday and Saturday nights, even though the dance floor is spacious.
If you hadn't decide yet, and have no idea how to spend your night out in Indianapolis, you should try Jillian's, which can be found on S Meridian Street, a great multistory complex that has 2 restaurants, billiards, a game room, a dance club, as well as a state-of-the-art bowling area, with glow-in-the-dark-bowls, neon lanes and video walls.
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