More To Do Than You Ever Knew – Indianapolis’ White River State Park

My wife and I relocated to Indianapolis nearly 12 years ago and yet we still find ourselves discovering and experiencing new things about this city. Last week we attended a concert at The Lawn at White River State Park for the first time and it was spectacular. The White River State Park is much more than just a park.  It’s a beautiful expanse of real estate located in the heart of Indianapolis directly west of the state capitol building. The park is home to the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art, the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indianapolis State Museum including its IMAX Theatre, the NCAA Headquarters and its Hall of Champions. Just as the name says, The Lawn is primarily a general admission venue with a full size stage situated so concert goers get a beautiful view of the sunset over the White River while the opening act performs.

The opener was a great band from South Carolina called Need to Breathe. Then Train rocked the stage for nearly two hours! Not only does the The Lawn provide awesome scenery during a concert, but they also let you take photos or videos with our cell phone! Check out this video snippet. And if you ever doubted that social media is everywhere Pat Monahan, the lead singer of Train, at one point even asked the crowd to hold up their cell phones so he could take a photo with his and send it out via Twitter.

Sometimes it feels like Indianapolis has been our home forever and then other times like this, usually when we experience a great place the city has to offer for the first time, we realize that we’re still relative newbies. If you have friends or family that have moved or relocated here within the last few years, remember that there are a lot of places to see and things to do that many of us take for granted. Get out there and try them!

Posted by:  Ryan Carrell

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