9090 Wesleyan Rd. , Indianapolis, IN, US, 46268
- Phone: (317) 875-7676
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One of the famous landmarks in Indianapolis, the President Benjamin Harrison Home was built in the 1870s, and is now a museum. Dedicated to his life, the historic building houses artifacts and books belonging to the Harrison family. The chambers have period furniture, the president's personal items and political memorabilia. The house is also a venue for city events and exhibitions. Tours of the house are held every half hour.
The Indianapolis Central Library in all its grandeur is a marvelous work of architecture. Built in the Greek Doric style, it is beautiful and a splendid structure. While browsing through the books, one can also make use of the wireless internet service provided. The library also contains a meeting room available to the public. For registration at the library, credit cards are also accepted. Offering a very comfortable study time with computer and copy machines at ones disposal, it offers a serene environment. For further information, call on the numbers mentioned.
American Legion Mall (ALM) pays homage to the sacrifice of the World War I heroes, namely: Corporal James B. Gresham of Company F, 16th Infantry and Evansville Indiana. Local events and festivities like the Earth Day Indiana Festival and the Fiesta Indianapolis take place along this magnificent monument. Call the Indianapolis Convention Bureau for more details.
The Freetown Village aims at promoting art and culture amongst the African-American Community. It was started by Ophelia Wellington who wanted to spread a word or two about the Afro-American history. The Freetown Village organizes various theatre performances, dances and African cultural programs which aim to spread awareness of the African community in Indiana. They also conduct research work on the history of the community in Indiana and even hold camps, workshops, organize tours, walks and other outdoor activities for children. The Freetown Village also has a very creative and well trained team of troops who are available for performances.
The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza is a beautiful structure built in honor of the soldiers who have fought the World War I. This place is a memorial to the State's and the Nation's soldiers. The center consists of a plaza that houses a museum, a shrine room and an auditorium. It is a beauty to be here and it refreshes the memories and also speaks about the history of the World War.
The University Park is a part of the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza Historic District. The park was established in 1876 and features a number of statues and sculptures, with a grand fountain in the center. The details of the architecture in the park will make you feel like you've transported yourself to some European city, with the park seeming especially beautiful just after sunset in the lovely glow of the warm street lights.
The Athenaeum Foundation is a German American community center, which is an architectural landmark on the National Register of Historic Places. The foundation is known to preserve the rich German American heritage of Indianapolis by regaining its culture, sports and education. The Athenaeum Foundation also organizes a number of festivals and events round the year like the St. Martin's Children's Lantern Fest, Summer Concert Series and the July 4th Celebration.
Military Park is Indianapolis' oldest and most storied. In this city of epic monuments and patriotic celebrations, this has been the site of many of the above. Today, it sits on the bank of the Canal, and provides safe haven for students and working folk looking for a shady spot to while away a sunny afternoon.
Boasting of an important location, Downtown Indianapolis is the city's central zone of all activity. The area is populated by a plethora of awe-inspiring edifices, popular eateries, frequently visited clubs and bars and famous malls that are visited by crazy shoppers. Downtown Indianapolis is visited by several tourists to peek into the busy life of the city as well as by business travelers who come here to attend conferences and delegate meetings at the Indiana Convention Center. The Monument Circle is another hub of activity where local events, community gatherings and processions take place regularly. Call the tourist information center to know more.
This beautiful state capitol building known as the Indiana Statehouse is a home to the Indiana General Assembly that features the state officials. Standing still as a beauty and well maintained in it's historical architecture the place is a delight ti watch and is a must visit place.