We Hoosiers don’t like to brag, but... seriously, we don’t like to brag. Yes, we have a hard time showing off, which might play a part in Indy’s reputation as an underrated city overall. But you know what they say, 'tis better to be underrated than overrated. Not that we’re bragging (we’re not), but here are nine reasons why Indy does deserve more of a spotlight.
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A quarter of a million people come here to get their motor running
It doesn’t get any more momentous than Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day weekend attracts a quarter of a million people and is the largest one-day sporting event in the world. In. The. World.
Adult field trips exist here
And on the topic of record breaking, we have the largest children’s museum in the world with more than 120,000 artifacts. Grown-ups like it so much that the special “Adult Swim” evening events regularly sell out.
Eagle Creek Park is sneakily one of the best in the country
This massive northwest side park is one of the top 10 largest city parks in the country with more than 16 miles of trails on 3,900 wooded acres. And there are 1,400 acres of water, including a reservoir where you can rent canoes, kayaks, even sailboats.