Continued from Part 1.
Downtown Indianapolis is full of beautiful statues, monuments, and architecture. The locals enjoy eating lunch, lounging, and exercising on monument steps and in the surrounding parks. The most popular sight in downtown is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument in Monument Circle, completed in 1901 and built to honor local war veterans. Funny story: it costs $2/person to take the elevator up to the top of the monument, but to walk all 330 steps it's free. We climbed all the steps because of Taras's hilarious refusal to pay for something you can get for free. Our time to get to the top was 4 mins 40 secs (T) and 4 mins 53 secs (A). Our rewards were my melted makeup, a steaming hot top floor that was completely closed in (fail!), and some wobbly legs for the rest of the day - ha!
We wrapped up our time in Indianapolis by walking down the city's canal walk, where we were joined by many runners. The canals are filled with bright orange fish and ducks, and the sides of the canal are lined with modern condos.
We'd love to visit Indianapolis again and see more of what the city has to offer!
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