Sitting at Camping World awaiting for the refrigerator part and doctor appointments has made us venture out and about Indianapolis. Over the next two weeks I will share a few of our favorite places with you.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Just under four miles from the center of Indianapolis, was founded in 1883. The museum is located on one hundred acres and is one of the ten largest and oldest art museum in the nation containing gardens, art galleries and the museum itself.
The museum has over fifty-four thousand works spanning five thousand years. The IMA displays, African, American, Asian, European and contemporary art, textiles and fashion art as well as a growing collection of design arts.
If you visit Indianapolis in the first Saturday in September, Penrod Art Fair at the Museum grounds is a premier outdoor art show and sale.
The grounds offer trails to follow the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park taking you through one hundred acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows. You will have the opportunity to visit the greenhouses and gardens as well as Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens as you walk through the Nature Park.
Lucy and Ross wear us out when we take them there.
The mastodon skull exhibit.....The museum encourages
children to touch many of their exhibits, such as this one.
You might think the Children's Museum, located to downtown Indy, is only for children, but adults enjoy it as much as the kiddos.
A couple of blocks south and one block west is Lucas Oil Stadium, the home of the Indianapolis Colts.
Taking the west route, you will arrive at the Indiana State House and Capitol Building.
Traveling west of the Capitol building for two or three blocks, you are going to find the NCAA headquarters and the Hall of Champions for all of you college basketball fans.
John and I have not been there, so I cannot give you a first-person report, but I read that it has a tremendous display.
The Eiteljorg Museum of Native American and Western History is a place you do not want to miss and again is in walking distance of the center of Indianapolis.
A June visit will provide the opportunity to attend and shop at the Indian Market and Festival.
When, not if you are ready to eat, here is a link to all the restaurants. We have frequented many of these places. Harry and Izzy's is one of our favorites and highly recommended. Just follow the link to see more of the places to satisfy your appetite and pocketbook.
Till next time and another tour of Indianapolis....God bless you and your walk in life.