White River State Park
One unmistakable landmark in Downtown Indianapolis is the JW Marriott, known as "Big Blue," or more commonly "The JW" The red object in the foreground is the tail of The Cardinal, Indiana's state bird. The sculpture weighs fifteen tons and stands thirty-five feet high.
Downtown Indianapolis has a huge convention center, plus each of the hotels has its own convention center space. All the main hotels and Circle Centre mall are interconnected a network of skywalks. Adjacent to downtown is White River State Park, two hundred and fifty acres of urban green space. The park includes canals, fountains and waterways; jogging trails, a community garden, inspiring public art, a zoo, several museums, the NCAA Hall of Fame, and the State Museum and IMAX Theatre.
Following are photos (click here for links to these attractions).
A serene sea horse in the zoo's aquarium building. They also have seals and baby shark petting pond.
Bike rentals in the park—"Rent some fun"— from Wheel Fun Rentals.
Me at the State Museum: these Star Wars characters from the IMAX were not as dangerous as they might look.
Downtown Indi has this remarkable Eagle's Nest revolving restaurant, which is part of the Hyatt Regency in Circle Centre Mall.
Endangered Species Chocolate chocolatebar.com is based in Indianapolis. This is the good kind of chocolate, sweetened with alternative sweeteners, and promoting fair trade. From the website: "Scientific research shows that dark chocolate in small amounts can promote heart health, help cells resist damage from free radicals, and even help you better cope with stress."