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Indianapolis, Indiana Trade Show Displays & Trade Show Information
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Indianapolis is not just about the Indianapolis 500.  The city has been ranked with one of the best downtowns by both Forbes and Livability.com.  With a downtown that offers 35 hotels, more than 200 retail shops and almost 300 places to dine, Indianapolis is a great location to consider for your next trade show or event. Monster Displays is ready to make your event in Indianapolis an outstanding trade show or conference. Give Monster Displays a call at (888) 483-3344 to get started on the plans for your next great conference or trade show.  Monster Displays provided the information on this page about Indianapolis.

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Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium

The Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium is one of the largest convention centers in the United States.  The Convention Center facility opened in 1972 and was expanded in 1983 and again in 2008 with the construction of and connection to the Lucas Oil Stadium.

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Space

The Indiana Convention Center offers 71 meeting rooms and 11 exhibit halls.  The center has over 566,000 square feet of exhibit space and almost 140,000 square feet of meeting space.  This is all in addition to the 67,000 seat Lucas Oil Stadium.  The stadium has 183,000 square feet of exhibit space and an additional 25,000 square feet of meeting rooms.

Web:http://www.icclos.com/
Email: ccinfo@icclos.com
Phone: 317.262.3400

Address:

Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium
100 S. Capitol Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46225


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Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

The 4-star Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is a recent winner of the prestigious Gold Key Award for meeting properties.  Connected via skywalk to Circle Center Mall and the Indiana Convention Center the hotel has 622 guest rooms and suites.  Champions Sports Bar has been voted the best place in Indianapolis to watch the NFL.

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Space

The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown has 40,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 21,008 square foot Marriott Ballroom.  There are 35 meeting rooms and 15 breakout rooms.

Web: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/indcc-indianapolis-marriott-downtown/
Phone: 317.822.3500

Address:


Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225


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Weather

Indianapolis is like much of the Midwest and has four distinct seasons.  Summers are generally hot and humid.  Winters can be quite cold and the city averages about 26 inches of snow annually.  Spring and fall are pleasant, but can be unpredictable.

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Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Indianapolis

Follow this link for a list of upcoming trade shows and events in Indianapolis.


Transportation & Reach

Several Interstates serve Indianapolis, including Interstate 65, Interstate 69, Interstate 70 and Interstate 74.  Indianapolis is easily accessible by highway, rail and air.

Indianapolis International Airport

Indianapolis International Airport is located seven miles from downtown Indianapolis.  In addition to passenger traffic, the airport is a major hub for FedEx Express.

Train Transportation to Indianapolis

Amtrak provides twice-weekly service on the Cardinal to Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.  Amtrak's Hoosier State travels daily to Chicago.


Local Transportation in Indianapolis

Buses: Indianapolis Public Transportation Company, or IndyGo, operates bus service in Indianapolis over 30 fixed routes with 5,000 stops.  Frequency of the buses varies with the use of the route.

Rail:  The Indiana University Health People mover takes passengers between Indiana University School of Medicine, Riley Hospital for Children, Wizard Hospital and Methodist Hospital at the end of the Downtown Canal.

Other: There are about 30 taxi companies in Indianapolis providing service from the airport and at major destinations.

Hotel Accommodations in Indianapolis

There are over 33,000 hotel rooms available in the Indianapolis area.

Indianapolis Hotels & Rates


Entertainment and Sightseeing

Major Attractions: Indianapolis has designated six distinct Cultural Districts ranging from Massachusetts Avenue with theaters and art galleries to the historical area of Fountain Square. Only Washington, DC has more war monuments within city limits.  Monuments in Indianapolis include the Solders' and Sailors' Monument, the Medal of Honor Memorial and the USS Indianapolis Memorial.  Other historical attractions include the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home, Lockerbie Square and the President Benjamin Harrison Home.  No listing of Indianapolis would be complete without a mention of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (the Indy 500) and the NASCAR Spring Cup Series Brickyard 400.

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Major Entertainment: Entertainment options include the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater and the Madame Walker Theatre Center.  The Indy Fringe offers 11 days of theater in August.  Indianapolis also has some of the best live music venues around, regardless of your musical taste.

Shopping in Indianapolis:  Multiple shopping areas are available that allow you to stop for a visit or spend the day.  Circle Center mall downtown is connected to major hotels and the Indiana Convention Center.  For upscale shopping check out the Fashion Mall.  Outdoor shopping malls are available Carmel with Clay Terrace and Metropolis near the airport is a family friendly shopping experience of the brands you know and trust.  There are downtown boutiques and art galleries in the Massachusetts Avenue area.

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Excursions from Indianapolis:  For the chance to get out of the city, head to Bloomington, the home of Indiana University which offers great scenery, dining and a thriving arts community.  Purdue University is located in West Lafayette where you can visit Wolf Park and participate in Saturday night Wolf Howl,  the Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park and Campground hosts dozens of country music and bluegrass concerts as well as an eight day bluegrass festival.  To step back in time visit Billie Creek Village in Rockville on your way to see the covered bridges of Parke County.  Haunted mansion buffs should check out the Culbertson Mansion State House in New Albany.  Indiana Dunes State Park and National Lakeshore offers great camping and hiking.  Indiana's oldest lighthouse is located in Michigan City, Indiana.

Food & Beverage: There's more to Indiana that corn, but that's no reason to shy away from enjoying good old sweet corn.  Breaded Pork Tenderloins come from the German American Heritage of Indianapolis and most restaurants have their own version.  Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie was developed in the Shaker community but is now the unofficial Hoosier State Pie. Some of the better restaurants in Indianapolis include St. Elmo Steak House which is a downtown icon.  Southern Belle brings a blend of Southern cooking with French technique.  Black Market adds some class and a lot of flavor to the traditional comfort foods.


Helpful Indianapolis Websites

City of Indianapolis official website:
http://www.indy.gov/Pages/Home.aspx

Indianapolis Tourism:
http://visitindy.com/

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.indychamber.com/

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department:
http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/dps/impd/Pages/home.aspx

Indianapolis International Airport:
http://www.indianapolisairport.com/


Helpful Indianapolis Resources

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Indianapolis FedEx Offices

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