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BRO AD RIP­PLE Six miles north of down­town Indy,thi­sis one ofthe city’s most di­verse and cul­tur­ally ex­cit­ing neigh­bor­hoods,brim m ing with hip bou­tiques, trendy restau­rants and bars,lo­cal artists’ galleries and the ac­claim ed Indianapolis Art Cen­ter. ww w.dis­cover­broad­rip­plevil­lage.com. Map 3 CARM EL Known as a fam ily-friendly city, Carm el has abun­dant parks and trails, and hosts a va­ri­ety offes­ti­vals and cul­tural events year­round. The col­or­ful Arts & De­sign Distric­tis filled with galleries and show­room s,spe­cialty shops and eclec­tic restau­rants. Lo­cated north ofIn­di­anapo­lis. ww w. carm el.in.gov. Map 5 D O W NT O W N/M O NUM ENT CIR­CLE In the cen­ter of down­town Indianapolis,this distric­tis hom e to many of the city’s ma­jor cul­tur­alin­sti­tu­tions, in­clud­ing the Indianapolis Sym phony O rches­tra,the In­di­ana Reper­tory Theatre and the Arts­gar­den, as well as the 285-foot­tall neo­clas­si­cal Sol­diers and Sailors Mon­u­ment. ww w.in­dydt. com . Map 1-5C FO U N TAIN SQ U ARE Lo­cated about a m ile south­east of down­town Indy,this once bustling com mer­cial cen­ter has, over­the last 20 years, been re­born as an artists’com m unity and is filled with galleries, eth­nic restau­rants,shops and the­aters.Its quaint­town square and cen­tral­cast-iron foun­tain add to the area’s Bo­hem ian am biance. ww w. dis­cov­er­foun­tain­square.com . Map 1-7E LO CKERBIE SQ U A RE This area was m ade fam ousin the late 19th and early 20th cen­turies as the hom e of Hoosier poet Jam es Whit­com b Ri­ley. As one of the city’s old­est sur­viv­ing neigh­bor­hoods(and the firstto be placed on the Na­tion­alRegis­ter of His­toric Places), Locker­bie Square is filled with tree-lined streets and beau­ti­fully re­stored hom es. ww w.locker­biesquare. org. Map 1-4D M AS­SACHUSETTS AV­ENUE Known to lo­cals sim ply as “M ass Ave,” this his­toric dow ntown street­fea­tures a va­ri­ety of cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties,in­clud­ing ren­o­vated art galleries and per­form - ing arts the­aters, and also plays host to spe­cial events such asIndy Fringe Festin Au­gust and Brew Ha-Ha in June. Trendy bou­tiques and restau­rants also dot­the five-block area. ww w.dis­cov­erm as­save.com . Map 1-3D & 4D M ERID IAN KESSLER This his­toric neigh­bor­hood,lo­cated four miles north of down­town,is one ofthe city’s old­est. From stately man­sions to retrochic apartm ents,the area has a va­ri­ety of ar­chi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant homes. Map 3-9C

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