Tips for shopping in Indianapolis
The capital city of the state of Indiana, Indianapolis, is also known as the “Racing Capital of the World.” It houses two of the country's most famous racing events: the Indy 500 and the Brickyard 400, both of which draw hundreds of thousands of spectators from across the country. Suburbanization in the 1970s and 80s did no favors to the downtown areas of Indianapolis, but a series of planning steps and revitalization projects brought life back to central Indianapolis. Among these projects was the opening of Circle Centre, a shopping mall and meeting point for citizens. The Indianapolis skyline was dominated early on by the Indiana Statehouse and Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and more recently by the iconic Chase Tower. With a rejuvenated city center and a population just under a million, parks, museums and the arts have also experienced a renaissance in the city. Fountain Square has become one of the most popular shopping spots in the city, and a host of indoor malls make Indianapolis a great place to shop.