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Tour de Indianapolis; Top 5 must see’s

1.) Indiana War Memorial, 431 N Meridian, Open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Indianapolis was designed by Alexander Ralston, who earlier worked under Pierre L’Enfant in designing
Washington D.C.’s City Plan.
Indy is number 2, behind D.C. with the most monuments (I’ll say easy access to limestone?). All this to say, the Indiana War Memorial is one of my favorite places in town, they offer tours inside during the day, or a cool sight at night.
If you make this stop during the day, you can grab a bite across the street at City Cafe (443 N. Pennsylvania, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon-Fri, Sat 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

2.) Latin Dance Night at The Jazz Kitchen – Thursdays, 5377 N College Ave, Ladies in Free until 10 p.m.
Salsa Night at The Jazz Kitchen; get some great food before the party starts. Free Salsa lessons at 9:30 p.m. and Latin Music all night long!

3.) Indianapolis Museum of Art , 4000 Michigan Rd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tue, Wed & Sat, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thu & Fri, Noon – 5 p.m. Sun
There is something for everyone at the IMA. Check out their calendar for other unique events to the Museum including lectures and movie screenings.
Get a meal in, about 4-miles away from the museum is Jiallo’s, Caribbean/West African Cuisine (4202 W 56th, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Mon-Sat, Sun 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.)
Getting a meal at Jiallo’s may make your trip. Best Jerk Chicken in Indianapolis and the portions are generous. Read some of the other great reviews on Yelp.

4.) Indy Winter Farmer’s Market, Saturdays, 222 E. Market (located inside the Indianapolis City Market) 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — through April 21, 2012)
Saturday mornings the Indianapolis City Market now hosts the Indy Winter Farmer’s Market which even as a visitor could make a good spot to get some breakfast and walk around downtown to take in the sights.

5.) Fountain Square Neighborhood
Buy local in Fountain Square. Check out indySwank (1043 Virginia Ave; 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon-Thu & Sat, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sun) in Fountain Square, downtown. Maybe even stop in at New Day Meadery (1102 E. Prospect, Tue-Fri 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sat 12 p.m. – 9 p.m., Sun Noon – 4 p.m) for a $5 sampler of mead, the owner, Tia, is a jewel.

Honorable Mention: TURF, 202 N. Alabama, through Feb 5. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Located in the old Central Library/State Museum/City Hall building. The building has been vacant since the library moved in 2005. Now, temporary home to IDADA’s, TURF. A gallery full of installations from local artists.

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