The great city of Indianapolis, IN or nap town for those who judge it but haven’t experienced it. Yes it was referred to as nap town nationally by someone who hasn’t experienced this amazing city. But let’s go back to when Indy hosted the Super Bowl and all we heard nationally from the media was how shockingly amazing Indy was. The city of Indianapolis, IN has spent much time increasing the excitement in downtown. The streets are full of shops and restaurants. The nightlife has really come alive in the downtown metro area. I will say that coming into Indy to just enjoy the food or nightlife doesn’t really do the city justice. There is so much history that is overlooked in this great town. Recently I took my family and stayed in the Crowne Plaza Union Station in the heart of the city. This beautiful hotel is nice, but one great feature is the train cars they have kept from Union Station inside the hotel. These train cars have been converted into sleeping rooms. My kids were nuts about it and so was I. The bell hop gave us a tour of the facility and showed us the history of Union Station. Tons of documents showing the 4 times President Abraham Lincoln was there. Also the face that Thomas Edison was employed there at one time, but fired because of performing “useless experiments” on company time. The list of famous historical people that have graced the Union Station of Indianapolis, IN is amazing.
But let’s not forget what we are built on Indy… Basketball and Racing! Home to the great spectacle in racing we have the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor speedway. And basketball is just a way of life in the Hoosier state.
Things to do in Indianapolis
Indianapolis Children’s Museum – Indianapolis, IN is home to the nation’s largest children’s museum. If you have ever been there you understand the scale of this place because your feet hurt. Ha! The amount of hands on exhibits is incredible and they are constantly changing with new ideas. Many times there are exhibits on loan such as the hot wheels or Ninja Turtles. This place is mind blowing and the quality of the exhibits is way above anything I have seen in my travels.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Do not come through this city without visiting the historical race museum at the track and taking a ride around the track. The history and to experience it up close is a memory for a lifetime.
The Canal – A few years ago the city spent money turning a section of the white river that came through the city into a canal where restaurant and shops could be located. Now the canal is home to paddle boats, gondola rides, 4 person bikes, and much more. A summer day walking the canal is a perfect way to spend the day in Indy.
The State Museum – The museum is right downtown next to Victory Field, home to the Indianapolis Indians. The museum is home to a large variety of collections as that rotate through. Everything from classic cars to beautiful art work. Even the Legos made an appearance there.
NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame – Next to the museum downtown, Indianapolis, IN is home to the NCAA Basketball Hall of Fame. Really there isn’t anywhere else in the country this headquarters and hall of fame could fit. If you ask anyone where the birth place of basketball is in our country they would say Indiana.
Indianapolis Lifestyle Photographer
It has been my honor to be an award winning photographer in Indianapolis, IN. Given to me was one of the highest photography honors I could receive when my own state awarded me Grand Champion and Best of Show at the Indiana State Fair. That same year I was also awarded first place in the state of Indiana for my landscape photography of nature. As a documentary photographer I have enjoyed capturing the people of Indianapolis, IN. To be asked by residents of this great city to document though images their family life. To follow them around during photo session and capture them through lifestyle photography has been a great pleasure. Family photos are so important and such a great investment. It shows for generations to come who you were and what you did. I understand that an image of your family standing on a bridge near Butler University doesn’t help future generations understand you. But family photography should be about taking pictures of your family on excursions in the city. It should be images of you enjoying your favorite places in the city. Family photos should be your family at home being your family. That is how we capture your personality and the moments you never want to forge, not posing your family on a bridge. I would love to have a chance to help your family make an investment for generations to come.