Indianapolis is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is located in the East North Central region of the Midwest, near the confluence of the White River and Fall Creek. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis features five floors of fun and interactive learning that have the power to transform the lives of children and families across the arts, world cultures, sciences, and humanities. For more information about the popular tourist attraction and museum voted number one in the nation by multiple outlets, please visit our website, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to us on YouTube. Explore one of the largest collections of adult and juvenile dinosaur fossils, discover modern Chinese life in Take Me There: China, see Dale Chihuly’s 43-foot-tall Fireworks of Glass sculpture, and examine the lives of three children who changed the world in The Power Of Children: Making A Difference. White River State Park, the Indianapolis Zoo is a 64-acre accredited zoo, aquarium, and botanical garden. Since opening in 1964, the zoo takes pride in providing year-round and lifelong recreational learning experiences for its more than 1 million annual visitors and instilling in them a sense of stewardship for Earth’s plants and animals. The mission of the Indianapolis Zoo is to empower people and communities, both locally and globally, to advance animal conservation. The primary points where people connect with animals and plants are within the zoo’s “biomes,” or collection of habitats. Approximately 250 species totaling 2,000 animals and 2,000 varieties of plants are presented together in simulated natural habitats. Downtown Indianapolis continues to grow and thrive with art displays, the Cultural Trail, sports, festivals, unique restaurants and shops, ever-changing exhibits at the museums, hotels in every comfort and price range, our sprawling urban park and outdoor concert venue; all the things that make this capital city a great destination for visitors and locals alike. One of the nation’s largest city parks, Eagle Creek Park covers over 3,900 acres of land on the northwest side of town. As the park’s trails beckon to hikers and birders, its 1,400-acre lake–a frequent host of U.S. Rowing’s National Championship–welcomes fishermen and sailors. As well as picnic areas and a swimming beach, the park offers rentals for canoes, kayaks, sailboats, pontoon boats, and pedal boats.