Quality of Life

As an international state with a community feeling, Indiana is the perfect balance of excitement and comfort. New venues, events, and people have increased tourism in downtown Indianapolis by 83% since 1994. Whether you're interested in sports, outdoor recreation, music, or food, Indiana is the place where you and your employees will be happy to call home.

Sports

  • The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indianapolis 500, the largest single day sporting event in the world.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium hosted Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 for the first time, attracting over 150,000 visitors.

  • Indianapolis has a number of professional sports teams including the Colts (American football), Pacers (basketball) and Ice (ice hockey).

Food

  • With over a dozen wineries and a number of local beer breweries, you'll be able to support the local economy while also enjoying something new and unique to the region.

  • Unique local establishments like the South Bend Chocolate Company or Dutchman Amish Essenhaus in Middlebury, IN give a taste of our regional specialties.

  • Festivals and restaurant weeks such as RibFest, Strawberry Festival, Chowdown Midtown, Devour Downtown, and Northside Nights make dining a family activity.

Music

  • The Klipsch Music Theater in Noblesville seats a maximum of 24,000 guests for outdoor concerts and festivals such as Ozzfest, Project Revolution, and the Vans Warped Tour.

  • The Palladium in Carmel, modeled after Andrea Palladio's Villa Capra, La Rotonda, is home to a number of world-renowned concerts and events.

  • The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performs over 200 concerns year round at the Hilbert Circle Theater in downtown Indianapolis.

Art

  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art boasts 54,000 pieces of art as well as 100 acres of outdoor art space and has featured special exhibits by Ai Weiwei, Matisse, and William Hogarth.

  • The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA) hosts monthly First Friday open houses of art galleries and studios.

  • Established in 1971, the Broadripple Art Fair is an annual festival hosting over 225 American and Canadian artists with over 22,000 attendees.

Heritage and Education

  • The International School of Indiana offers a full language-immersion curriculum for students K-12 in Mandarin, French, or Spanish.

  • Yearly cultural events such as Greek Fest, Italian Fest, Oktoberfest, and Fiesta Indianapolis help ensure that the cultural heritage of our community is maintained.

  • Trained actors at Connor Prairie Interactive History Park teach children about colonial times in Indiana.

Outdoors and Recreation

  • Indiana has more than 470 golf courses across the state, and there are more Pete Dye-designed golf courses than anywhere in the world. Carmel, IN also hosted the 2012 BMW Championship.

  • The Knobstone Trail is a 58 backcountry hiking trail in southern Indiana and is often used by hikers training for the Appalachian Trail.

  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore provides lakeside beaches for great weekend getaways.

  • Indiana has over 356 miles of mountain biking trails.

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