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Indianapolis Top Ten

Top Ten Hidden Gems

Every city has an off-the-guidebook, hidden side. Let's explore the underexplored.

Plump's Last Shot
  1. Trader's Point Creamery: As a 120-acre organic dairy farm located within the city's limits, Trader's Point offers a weekly farmer's market, ice cream bar and organic meals served on the deck at The Loft restaurant.
  2. Slippery Noodle Inn: Known as the oldest bar in the state of Indiana, live blues music seven days a week.
  3. Crown Hill Cemetery: Ranked as the third largest cemetery in the U.S., enjoy fall foliage hikes and tours that showcase the burial plots of Indiana's most famous residents like John Dillinger and James Whitcomb Riley.
  4. Madame Walker Theatre: Named in honor of Madam CJ Walker, the first female millionaire in the U.S., the venue hosts more than 150 performances annually, from Jazz on the Avenue to dance performances and guest speakers.
  5. USS Indianapolis Museum: Located inside the Indiana War Memorial, this museum is dedicated to the worst naval tragedy in U.S. history with memorabilia and first-hand accounts of the ship's tragic sinking.
  6. Indiana Medical History Museum: As the nation's oldest surviving pathology laboratory, this state-of-the-art facility from the late 1800s and early 1900s holds more than 15,000 artifacts from the study of mental and nervous disorders.
  7. Plump's Last Shot (pictured): This restaurant is owned by Bobby Plump, the person who actually hit the shot that inspired ESPN's #1 Sports Movie, "Hoosiers."
  8. The Sanctuary: Oprah, Maya Angelou and Robert Redford have paintings by Nancy Noel, and her gallery is located right outside of Indy.
  9. Garfield Park Conservatory: Home to over 10,00 square feet of indoor tropical plants in full bloom and a European-style garden that has three different season displays each year.
  10. Goose the Market: If Bon Appetit Magazine likes it, chances are you will too. Famous for their sandwiches, this market also offers patron's locally sources cured meats and cheeses.

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