The City of Indianapolis was named by combining Indiana and polis, the Greek word for city. Indianapolis was founded in 1821 and became the capital of the State of Indiana. It is located where the Fall Creek and White River meet. Indianapolis is located in the Midwest of the United States, in the State of Indiana in Marion County. Indianapolis is the biggest city in Indiana. The population of the City is just under 859,000 with the total population of the Metropolitan area coming in at just under 2 million. A few nicknames for Indianapolis are Naptown, Circle City, Railroad City and Crossroads of America. The average temperature inwarm season usually stays above 75°F and the cold season very rarely sees temperatures rise above 40°F. Some notable names that hail from Indianapolis are Brenden Fraser, Oscar Charleston, John Dillinger, Jane Pauley, David Letterman, Adam Lambert and Dan Quayle. Well-known companies that have located their Headquarters in Indiana are, Atlas Van Lines, Steak ‘n Shake, Cummins, Burger Chef and Delta Faucet. There are exciting events happening in Indianapolis, the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis500 and the Brickyard 400. Be sure to plan a visit while you are in the area!
Where to Eat in Indianapolis
Mo’s, Mesh on Mass, Weber Grill Restaurant, Mesh on Mass, The Loft at Traders Point Creamery, St. Elmo Steak House, Brugge Brasserie, Mama Carolla’s, St. Joseph Brewery & Public House.
Sights and Sounds
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana State Museum, White River State Park, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NCAA Hall of Champions, Garfield Park, Victory Field, Broad Ripple, Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, Indiana Medical History Museum, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana Central Canal, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Kuntz Stadium, White River Gardens, RCA Dome, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.
University and College
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Marian University, Butler University, Indiana Bible College, University of Indianapolis, Harrison College, Ivy Tech Community College, Central Indiana Region, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Christian Theological Seminary, The Art Institute of Indianapolis, Marion University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indiana University School of Nursing.
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