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In 1922, “The Indianapolis Star” wrote, “For general effect, attractive design, and setting, the bridges of Indianapolis are praised above even those of Paris.” Here’s the history behind one of the most beautiful bridges.
Indianapolis is chock full of historic homes, but which ones are the oldest? Here’s your guide to the houses that have truly stood the test of time.
How well do you know Indy? We’re bringing you some fun facts about the city and its history. If you’re a trivia master (or local enthusiast), give this a try.
If you’re looking for a community spot to relax outdoors and get a good view of the White River, visit Belmont Beach this summer and support its initiative.
Get your headphones or earbuds ready — Indianapolis is overflowing with podcasts about our sports, legislature, history, and much more.
Are you registered to vote? We’re sharing everything you need to know to perform your civic duty.
Consider these our Hollywood signs.
The reasoning behind Indy’s Circle City nickname is obvious, but what about its Naptown moniker? Here’s where the name originated.
Stars, circles, and stripes — what’s the story behind Indy’s official flag?
Learn more about former US President Benjamin Harrison’s ties to Indianapolis and how to celebrate Presidents Day at his old home.
You just never know what mother nature is going to give us in Indy — so we’re taking a look at some of the biggest snowfalls in Indy history.
January 27 is Eva Kor Education Day and the Indiana Historical Society is honoring her with special exhibits and educational activities.
Why the Circle City scored 80 out of 100 in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.
Ever wondered how the magnificent holiday display in the center of downtown Indy came to be? We have architect Edward D. Pierre to thank.
After 85 years in business, The Vogue has transformed into one of the top destinations for music and live events in Indianapolis.
Explore the most haunted places around Indy — if you dare.
We’re getting ready for a once-in-a-lifetime event in Indianapolis.
We asked AI bot ChatGPT who would belong on Mount Rushmore if it were in our city to see if it aligns with what us Hoosiers think.
Downtown Indianapolis has artifacts from the 9/11 attacks to honor those whose lives were lost.
The Old City Hall will be home to 21c Museum Hotel public art gallery + the new 32-story tower will be built as an extension of the hotel, plus additional house and mixed-use space.
Ever wondered how our canal, which connects so many important points in the city, was built? Here’s your mini history lesson.
Who’s a Hoosier? Let’s take a quick look at some possible origins of our famous name.
The prehistoric friends outside the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis required huge crews and tons of steel to make and install.
Sunday, Aug. 20 is Hoosier President Benjamin Harrison’s 190th birthday, so his former home turned living history museum is hosting tours to celebrate.
Whether you’re looking for your next leisure read, a book for the whole family, or a thrilling fictional novel, we’ve got a list of books written by local authors in Indy.
The baseball stadium that we know and love in downtown Indy opened 27 years ago — so we’re hitting the dug out to dig a little deeper into its history.
We’ve noticed a few things out of place around the Circle City + we’re sharing what we learned. Spoiler alert: gorillas, bat signals, and fragrant alleys are involved.
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