Discover the colorful heroes and heroines of Hoosier history as you walk along the streets of downtown Indianapolis. The walking tour takes you through our beautiful Capitol and gives you an up-close look at Monument Circle—the heart of the Circle City—and Circle Centre Mall. Discover the history of Indianapolis’s significant buildings and monuments as you familiarize yourself with the city skyline, and learn how the city became the new state capital.
Sign up at the registration desk or at the After Hours Activities survey.
Thursday April 26, 2012
6:00pm – 7:15pm (NOTE: Time has changed from 6:30pm to 6:00pm.)
Hyatt Hotel > State house > Market Street > Monument Circle > Washington Street > Circle Center Mall > Hyatt Hotel > View the tour map!
Major Topics of Discussion
Statehouse: Why Indianapolis was picked as the site for Indiana’s capital, and the other two places we had as the capital
Market Street: History and development of the buildings along this path
Monument Circle: History behind the building of the war memorial, why we built it; and, a look at the existing buildings along the Circle and the old buildings that were on the Circle
Washington Street: Notable buildings along this path
Circle Center Mall: Shopping and dinner
Hyatt Hotel: Return walk to the hotel for any that do not want to shop / dine