In Brief - Indianapolis, Indiana
TIME ZONE: Eastern
AREA CODE: 317
AIRPORT: Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
BY THE NUMBERS
25 The percentage of milk the average Indy 500 winner traditionally drinks before dousing himself with the rest.
3 The number of seconds it takes for an Indy 500 racecar to accelerate from 0 to 100 miles per hour
3200 the number of pieces of glass that compose Dale Chihuly's Fireworks of Glass work, his largest installation, found at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Always wanted to race cars, but also enjoy a healthy fear of car collisions and spinning out of control? Fear not: Dallara Factory, an Indianapolis Motor Speedway attraction scheduled to open in May, allows you to view, test-drive and even design an Indy Car within the safety of a simulator.
Get a sweet mix of nature, history and culture on this new trail — on which construction began in 2007 — that connects Indianapolis' five Cultural Districts, as well as two banks robbed by the infamous John Dillinger, Indy's favorite historical villain. If taking the path by foot or roller blading feels too slow, you can rent a bike from one of the trailside hotels.
Apr. 13, 14
BALL STATE UNIVERSITY SINGERS 48TH ANNUAL SPECTACULAR
See some real live Glee minus the annoying drama at the Ball State University Singers' 48th Anniversary Spectacular. There will be more than enough jazz hands and razzle-dazzle to hold even the most blasé spectator's attention.
BROAD RIPPLE'S 175TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Indiana's Broad Ripple cultural district celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with festivities that include a blowout at the Indianapolis Arts Center and a 175-yard rubber ducky dash along the Central Canal. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of David Letterman — the famous TV personality once called this vibrant neighborhood home.