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Here's Why Indianapolis Is The Perfect Vacation For Sports Lovers
Indianapolis is making a strong case for being the premier sports destination in the United States from amateur to professional sports leagues.
Some of the country’s largest scale sporting events have been hosted in Circle City, including the Pan American Games, NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, the Solheim Cup, and the Super Bowl. In fact, since 1979, over 450 national and international sporting events have been held in the area.
The state, known as The Crosswords of America, also churns out sports stars. Nine-time Olympic swimming champion Mark Spitz swam for Indiana University from 1968 to 1972. The state also produced Larry Bird, the Boston Celtics legend who once led Indiana State University to the NCAA Championship game against Magic Johnson’s Michigan State University Spartans. The 1986 movie Hoosiers, about a small-town Indiana high school basketball team, is one of the most popular sports films ever made. A history this rich made it difficult to choose, but Travel Noire has selected a few of the spots that should be on every sports lover’s list when visiting Indy.