Indianapolis and Lexington Fayette

Sep 2nd, 2009, 05:38 AM
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Indianapolis and Lexington Fayette

my husband and i are going next week to te USA and we making a round trip.
Can some one tell me what i must absolutly see in indianapolis and lexington Fayette.
We are from the Netherlands.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:32 AM
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Is there a particular reason you've chosen Indianapolis and Lexington? What are you interested in? Those questions will help people make suggestions for you.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 06:43 AM
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Posts: 8,981 Would be about the only thing I could suggest in Indianopolis and take the bus ride they offer around the track. Mommoth Cave is cool so take a sweater but worth while seeing.

Are you visiting family in the area?
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:24 AM
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There are quite a few things to do in Indy - what are your interests - art, sports, outdoor activities? Will you have kids with you?
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 07:39 AM
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See the Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian while you are in Indianapolis. It holds a great collection of objects from woodland, plains, southwestern and Pacific northwestern Amerindian cultures, including weapons, pottery, clothing, utensils and masks.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 08:19 AM
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Am I correct in thinking you will be in Lexington, Kentucky?
If you will be confined to the city, I can't be much help, but if you'll have an automobile, consider seeing a horse farm -- this is Kentucky thoroughbred racehorse country. Also, you're close to Kentucky bourbon whiskey country. Consider a tour of a distillery like Maker's Mark in Loretto, Kentucky. A quick internet search should help in determining which horse farms and distilleries offer tours.
As a final thought, Abraham Lincoln's birthplace is near Hodgenville, Kentucky, and there is a shrine enclosing a log cabin similar to his parents' cabin. If you do decide to go there, don't let anyone tell you that Lincoln was born in this cabin -- it's old, but it did not belong to Tom Lincoln.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 10:00 AM
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Lexington Fayette is the official name of the Lexington, KY metropolitan area, but nobody calls it that -- just Lexington.
Mammoth -- not Mommoth -- Cave is also neat.

Another vote for the Eiteljorg Museum. The racetrack also has a Rqcing Museum showing old cars that raced in the Indy 500. Indianapolis also offers a nice art museum, a very nice zoo, and a pleasant walk along the canal in the downtown area. The Broad Ripple area is good for small restaurants with ethnic food.

About 45 minutes south of Indy is Columbus, IN, which has one of the worlds great collections of modern architecture (I kid you not, you can look it up in Wikipedia.) It might be a nice place to stop on your way between the two. That southern Indiana is very scenic to drive through.
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Sep 2nd, 2009, 11:04 AM
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My husband and i are in our 50th's and we make a trip from atlanta to nashville - st louis - chicago - amish country - indianapolis - lexington fayette - atlanta.
We have looking on the internet and we want to see thing outdoors so have we see in chattanooga ruby falls that kind of stuff we like to visit and yesss the whiskey distillery from jack daniels also but from the last two city's we couldnt find not so much that's why i ask. Maybe more who want reply. Thank you. This is only a holliday and not a family visit.
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Sep 4th, 2009, 10:57 AM
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Indianapolis has a wonderful downtown and nightlife. You can take a gondola ride down the white river, take in a concert, and go to a Colts game. Great food and shopping downtown also. Alot of people think Indianapolis is a big racetrack in the middle of a corn field. WRONG> Once you come to Indianapolis you will fall in love with it. When will you be here? That will help alot in helping you with your itenerary. Oh yeah, that race track....the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is where they hold the Indy 500. Worth seeing for sure.
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Sep 4th, 2009, 02:32 PM
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Do not miss Columbus, Indiana as it has an exquisite collection of public buildings throughout the town all designed by world renown architects. Also a great Golf course called Otter Creek if you fancy getting a lunch there.

Metamora is very small and quaint.

Here is another website to help you.

Southern Indiana has some spectacular scenery

Brown County park could be nice.
There are Amish in Ohio just over the border towards Cincinnati.. Berlin Ohio

Cincinnati and Louisville are interesting.
The Underground Railroad Museum in Cincinnati shows how some of the city's residents collaborated helping slaves move North.

Lunch at any restautant across from Cincinnati on the river is a delight on a pleasant day.

Houston Woods State park has a nice lake..

Not far from Lexington is Berea, Kentucky where an actual artisan´s university exists. The town has many intersting shops and a few good restaurants. Handmade furniture, wind chimes made by a musical instrument specialist, quilts, etc... quite different.

And there are some lovely state parks in Kentucky you may want to stop at for lunch or stay over in.

I see you are leaving soon. I hope this helps.
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Sep 4th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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There are a couple days worth of attractions in Indianapolis, including:

-Indiana State Capitol Building
-Indianapolis Museum of Art
-Indiana War Memorial
-Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art
-Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
-Morris-Butler House
-Indiana State Museum
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Sep 5th, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Just spent a couple of days in Indy with some friends and visited many great places. We grew up in southern Indiana, but had never spent time visiting the sites in Indy.

In addition to some of the places mentioned above, we also greatly enjoyed the Benjamin Harrison Home, the Riley House, the Lockerbie neighborhood, the Indianapolis Museum of Art (which is free and also includes the Lilly House and gardens), and Crown Hill Cemetary. We didn't make it to the Children's Museum, which currently has a King Tut exhibit. There are plenty of things to do to spend 2 days in Indy.
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