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Indianapolis is the capital and largest city in the state of Indiana, with an estimated population of 798,382. Its located in the very center of the state. Indianapolis prides itself on its rich cultural heritage and has six official Cultural Districts: Broad Ripple Village, Massachusetts Avenue, Fountain Square, The Wholesale District, Canal and White River State Park and Indiana Avenue. These areas are historically and culturally very important to the city and are major centers for tourism, commerce and residential living. At the center of Indianapolis is Monument Circle, a traffic circle at the intersection of Meridian and Market Streets, featuring the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. There is also a War Memorial Plaza and The War Memorial. In fact, the city of Indianapolis is second only to Washington D.C. for the number of monuments inside the city limits. The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects the citys five downtown cultural districts and entertainment venues. It will also serve as the hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system, with benches, bike racks, lighting and local art work. Indianapolis is home to several festivals, such as the Indy Jazz Fest, Carmel Arts Festival, Indian Market and Festival and the Indiana State Fair. Every May since 1957, Indianapolis holds the 500 Festival, a month of events including a mini marathon and festival parade, the latter being the day before the Indianapolis 500, for which the city is probably most well know. Also, one of the largest ethnic and cultural heritage festivals is the Summer Celebration, a ten-day national event that highlights the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. society and culture.

Surrounding areas: Chesterton, Indiana (11.3 mi), Noblesville, Indiana (20.7 mi), Martinsville, Indiana (27.6 mi), Morgantown, Indiana (28.0 mi), Nashville, Indiana (28.7 mi), Sweetwater Lake, Indiana (32.4 mi), Knightstown, Indiana (33.6 mi)

Indianapolis Vacation Rentals

Indianapolis Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
6 & 7 Motel11551 Pendleton PikeIndianapolis, IN (317) 823-4415
Adam's Mark Hotel2544 Executive DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 248-2481
Always Inn7410 E 21ST StIndianapolis, IN (317) 356-1036
American Inn East7262 Pendleton PikeIndianapolis, IN (317) 542-1261
Amerisuites Indianapolis Airport5500 Bradbury AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 227-0950
Amerisuites9104 Keystone XingIndianapolis, IN (317) 843-0064
Ashley Motel11110 W Washington StIndianapolis, IN (812) 839-6584
Baymont Inn & Suites2650 Executive DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 244-8100
Baymont Inn & Suites1540 Brookville Crossing WayIndianapolis, IN (317) 322-2000
Baymont Inn & Suites-indianapolis E2349 PO DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 897-2300
Best Western S4450 Southport Xing DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 888-5588
Budget Inn Usa6850 East 21st StIndianapolis, IN (317) 353-9781
Candlewood Suites Indianapolis Airport5250 W Bradbury AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 241-9595
Candlewood Suites Indianapolis8111 Bash RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 595-9292
Candlewood Suites1152 N White River PkwyIndianapolis, IN (317) 536-7700
Canterbury Hotel123 S Illinois StIndianapolis, IN (317) 634-3000
Clarion Hotel & Conference Center2930 Waterfront PkwyIndianapolis, IN (317) 299-8400
Clarion Inn & Suites Northwest7001 Corporate DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 298-3700
Comfort Inn & Suites City Centre530 S Capitol AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 631-9000
Comfort Inn & Suites5755 N German Church RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 823-7700
Comfort Inn & Suites9090 Wesleyan RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 875-7676
Comfort Inn East2295 Shadeland AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 359-9999
Comfort Inn South5040 S East StIndianapolis, IN (317) 783-6711
Comfort Inn West5855 Rockville RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 487-9800
Comfort Inn3880 W 92ND StIndianapolis, IN (317) 872-3100
Comfort Suites Indianapolis7035 Western Select DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 322-0011
Comfort Suites Indianapolis9760 Crosspoint BlvdIndianapolis, IN (317) 578-1200
Commonwealth Motels Of Mississippi Inc2141 PO RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 897-2000
Conrad Indianapolis50 W Washington StIndianapolis, IN (317) 713-5000
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Indianapolis Airport South5630 Flight School DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 821-1100
Country Inn & Suites Indianapolis Northeast7960 N Shadeland AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 915-7777
Country Inn & Suites4325 Southport Crossings WayIndianapolis, IN (317) 859-6666
Courtyard By Marriott Indianapolis At the Capitol320 N Senate AveIndianapolis, IN (317) 684-7733
Courtyard By Marriott NW7226 Woodland DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 297-7700
Courtyard By Marriott5525 Fortune Cir EIndianapolis, IN (317) 248-0300
Courtyard By Marriott501 W Washington StIndianapolis, IN (317) 635-4443
Courtyard Marriott8670 Allisonville RdIndianapolis, IN (317) 576-9559
Courtyard-indianapolis S4650 Southport Crossings DrIndianapolis, IN (317) 885-9799
Crowne Plaza-union Station123 W Louisiana StIndianapolis, IN (317) 631-2221
Days Inn Plainfield6111 Cambridge WayIndianapolis, IN (317) 839-5000

Indianapolis Weather & Climate

Northwest Indiana has a four-season climate typical of most of the Midwest, with a few exceptions due to its proximity to Lake Michigan. Cold air passing over the warmer lake water induces precipitation in the lee of Lake Michigan in autumn and winter. As a result of this phenomena, heavy winter precipitation, especially snowfall, can extend eastward from Gary inland to as far as Elkhart. Lake-related snowfall and cloudiness can extend to central Indiana in winter, driven by strong northwesterly winds. In the spring, daily maximum temperatures decrease northward in northern Indiana because of the cooling effect of the Lake. Average daily minimum temperatures in autumn are higher in northwestern Indiana near the warmer lake surface than farther south.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F 18°F 2.05 in. -
February 38°F 21°F 2.10 in. -
March 49°F 30°F 3.06 in. -
April 61°F 40°F 3.79 in. -
May 72°F 51°F 4.61 in. -
June 80°F 61°F 4.14 in. -
July 84°F 65°F 4.78 in. -
August 82°F 63°F 3.86 in. -
September 76°F 55°F 2.56 in. -
October 64°F 43°F 2.85 in. -
November 50°F 33°F 3.66 in. -
December 38°F 23°F 2.78 in. -

Indianapolis Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located about 8 miles west of Indianapolis, the Monroe County airport (BMG) located approximately 49 miles southwest of Indianapolis in Bloomington, Indiana, Delaware County Johnson Field (MIE) located roughly 51 miles northeast of Indianapolis in Muncie, Indiana, Mettel Field (CEV) located around 54 miles east of Indianapolis in Connersville, Indiana, the Purdue Univ airport (LAF) located about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis in Lafayette, Indiana, and finally Terre Haute International Hulman Field (HUF) located approximately 64 miles west of Indianapolis in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Indianapolis Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN 
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN 
Old IndianaThorntownIN34.5 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN74.7 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH86.3 mi.
Water Parks
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH100.0 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH100.0 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH102.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Buffer Park Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Coffin Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Crooked Creek Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Dakota Landing Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Douglas Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Eagle Creek Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Morningstar Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Pleasant Run Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Riverside Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Saddle Brook Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Saddlebrook Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Sarah Shank Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Smock Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
South Grove Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Sunrise Golf Club & Driving RangeIndianapolisIN 
Thatcher Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Whispering Hills Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
William Sahm Golf CourseIndianapolisIN 
Winding River Golf ClubIndianapolisIN 
Winding Ridge Golf ClubLawrenceIN8.5 mi.
Brassie Golf ClubChestertonIN10.7 mi.
Friendswood Golf CourseCambyIN11.0 mi.
Links at Heartland CrossingCambyIN11.0 mi.
Brownsburg Golf ClubBrownsburgIN13.3 mi.
Clermont Golf CourseBrownsburgIN13.3 mi.
West Chase Golf ClubBrownsburgIN13.3 mi.
Hickory Bend Golf CourseZionsvilleIN13.7 mi.
Zionsville Golf CourseZionsvilleIN13.7 mi.
Brookshire Golf ClubCarmelIN14.2 mi.
Mohawk Hills Golf ClubCarmelIN14.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski WorldNashvilleIN39.1 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN84.1 mi.
State Parks
Mounds State ParkIN37.0 mi. 
President Benjamin Harrison HomeIndianapolisIN(History)
Indiana State MuseumIndianapolisIN(Multidisciplinary)
Children's Museum of IndianapolisIndianapolisIN(Children's)
P.H. Sullivan Museum and Genealogy LibraryZionsvilleIN13.8 mi.(History)
Indiana Transportation MusuemNoblesvilleIN20.7 mi.(Technology)
Indiana Basketball Hall of FameNew CastleIN43.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Wylie House MuseumBloomingtonIN46.1 mi.(History)
Indiana University Art MuseumBloomingtonIN46.1 mi.(Art)
Ball State University Museum of ArtMuncieIN50.3 mi.(Art)
James Dean Memorial GalleryFairmountIN52.1 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN 
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH100.0 mi.
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY106.8 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN108.6 mi.

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