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MARCH 26, 2017

11 Instagrammable Views in Indy

While Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Museum of Art are among the most photographed places in Indy, the Insta-love doesn’t stop there. Here are 11 picturesque places worthy of an upload. And while you’re out ‘gramming, remember to tag #visitindy, #loveindy, and #igersindy! 

Monument Circle 

Monument Circle is surrounded by history, horse carriages, and architecture. Be sure to visit the observation deck in the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument for a 360-degree view of the city!


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Eagle Creek Park

With 3900 acres of land, 1400 acres of water, and 10 miles of paths, Eagle Creek is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. Best of all, it’s picturesque during any season. 


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Market Square Center, commonly called “that Gold Building,” is endlessly picturesque. Don a pair of shades when shooting this shiny façade, though—it especially reflects the sun!


Good morning, Indy. Today it's #thatgoldbuilding and watercolor skies. #igersindy

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Central Library

For a fun blend of historic and modern architecture, check out Central Library. From the front steps or from the sixth floor, you can grab some straight-on shots of the American Legion Mall. 

Highland Park

Highland Park is perched atop a hill in the Holy Cross neighborhood. Because of its prime location, it's where you when you want to 'gram the evening golden hour. 


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Staying at the Alexander or dining at Cerulean? Be sure to Instagram Jose Di Gregorio’s Stargaze, a geometric beauty located at South and Delaware streets.


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Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres

Make sure you have room on your phone for all the photos you’ll take at 100 Acres, where art installations are tucked among woodlands, wetlands, meadows, and a 35-acre lake. 


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You’ll find this view from the parking garage where Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland streets meet. Camp out on the fifth floor for skyline views, sunset shots, and long exposures.


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Crown Hill Cemetery 

President Benjamin Harrison, John Dillinger, author Booth Tarkington, and poet James Whitcomb Riley are all interred at Crown Hill, which has a spectacular view of downtown.  


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Garfield Park 

Garfield Park is the oldest park in Indianapolis, and it features a 10,000-square-foot conservatory. Visit the sunken gardens in the spring for a fantastic show of tulips! 


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Whether you walk, run, or bike the Cultural Trail, check to make sure your path takes you to Blackford Street. From the bridge, capture one of the most iconic views of downtown Indy. 


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