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Things to Do

EDEN 2009 Annual Meeting

Indianapolis, Indiana

October 6 - October 9, 2009

Things to Do in Indy

There's a lot to see and do while in Indy. Within five blocks of our hotel you find 70 restaurants.

You might not know it, but Indy has many great attractions if you want to make a long-trip out of the EDEN Annual Meeting. Here's our top picks:

 


Indy 500 picture click to enlarge
photo credit Indianapolis Convention & Visitor's Association

1. Indy 500 Track and Museum 

We are going there for a work session and tour on the Pre-Meeting Learning Opportunities on Oct. 6, 2009. See the agenda.


Children's Museum photo (click to enlarge)
photo by Steve Cain

2. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis 

This is a top shelf Children's Museum. King Tut will be there in October.. It's a short taxi ride from the hotel.


War Memorials phot (click to enlarge)
photo by Steve Cain

3. War Memorials 

At the center of Indy is the Civil War Memorial and it is free


Stadium interior photo (click to enlarge)
photo credit Indianapolis Convention & Visitor's Association

4. Indy Colts game 

Indy plays the Seattle Seahawks on the Sunday before the meeting. The stadium is six blocks from the Sheraton.


White River State Park photo (click to enlarge)
photo credit Indianapolis Convention & Visitor's Association

5. White River State Park 

The park begins two blocks from the hotel, and is Indiana's only urban state park.


The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indiana and Western Art photo (click to enlarge)
photo by Steve Cain

a. The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indiana and Western Art 

You've got to see it to believe it.


Indy Zoo and White River Gardens photo (click to enlarge)
photo credit Indianapolis Convention & Visitor's Association

b. Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens 

Purdue Extension has an office in the gardens.


Canal photo (click to enlarge)
photo by Steve Cain

c. Rent a paddle boat and ride the canal.  

d. NCAA Hall of Champions

e. Indiana State Museum

f. IMAX Theater



Covered Bridge photo (click to enlarge)

6. Park County Covered Bridge Festival 

Park County, Indiana has 30 covered bridges and nine communities that are a delight to visit during this festival, or any time of the year. It starts the day our conference ends. Oct. 9-12. This festival is 46 miles from Indy.



In addition to those above mentioned options, the Indianapolis Conventions and Visitors Bureau provides information about popular Indianapolis attractions, local dining, and other events the city has to offer.

Some of those attractions include:

  • Circle Centre Mall
  • Conseco Fieldhouse
  • Eiteljorg Museum of Indians and Western Art
  • Indiana State Museum
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis Zoo/White River Gardens
  • Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Monument Circle
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
  • The Children's Museum
  • Victory Field

If you have questions about these events or other questions about Indy or Indiana, let us know.
Steve Cain
and Abigail Borron

 

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Last Updated:10/1/2009 6:21 PM
 

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