Indianapolis, Indiana - USA

Indianapolis is the capital city of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. The 2010 Census counted the city's population at 820,445. It is Indiana's most populous city and is the 13th largest city in the U.S., the third largest city in the Midwest, and the second most populous state capital (behind Phoenix, Arizona).

Indianapolis has a rich tradition of high profile sporting events, including hosting the National Sports Festival in 1982, the Pan American Games in 1987 and the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, which has been running each Memorial Day weekend since 1911. Indianapolis is also home to the Indiana Pacers (National Basketball Association) and the Indianapolis Colts (National Football Association).

Most recently, Indianapolis has hosted Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, and the NCAA selected Indianapolis for an unprecedented 7th time as host the 2010 NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship, and the 2015 event as well at Lucas Oil Stadium. The NCAA announced in November of 2014, that the men’s Final Four Championship in 2021 will be hosted in Indianapolis for the eighth time. Indianapolis has hosted the men’s Final Four in 1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2010 and 2014

Beyond sports, many cultural activities, museums and short day trips provide great opportunities to experience the region. Also, two Big-Ten Universities are within a day trip's reach - Indiana University is 50 miles south of Indianapolis, and Purdue University is 50 miles north of Indianapolis. The following links are useful for identifying leisure, cultural or commercial activities when visiting.

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