Spending Some Time in the Middle

Sunrise over Indianapolis from the Sevrin Omni Hotel balcony

Sunrise over Indianapolis from the Sevrin Omni Hotel balcony

The Midwest of the United States is not somewhere I visit often, but two of my favorite TV shows, “Parks and Rec” and “The Middle,” are both based in Indiana. Noted author Kurt Vonnegut, artist Robert Indiana, and late night host David Letterman also all called Indiana home. So I thought it was about time I spent some time in “the Middle.”

I went on my trip to Indianapolis with some preconceived ideas of a city made famous by car racing and sports teams. I had two days to see and do things that would change my mind and make me think this city would be somewhere I’d want to go again.

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Culture and Family Fun in Indianapolis

Visitors to the Indianapolis Zoo can get up close to the animals

Visitors to the Indianapolis Zoo can get up close to the animals

We’ve managed to see Florence’s Uffizi Gallery in a couple of hours, view the highlights of the Louvre in less than three, and enjoy New York City’s Museum of Modern Art in two hours. So seeing The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in a couple of hours shouldn’t have been a problem. It was the plan, at least, on the second day of a recent four-day visit to Indianapolis.

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