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Chris Gahl

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications
317.262.8254
cgahl@VisitIndy.com

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Morgan Snyder

Director of Public Relations and Film
317.262.8253
msnyder@VisitIndy.com

Nate Swick

Nate Swick

Communications Manager
317.262.8274
nswick@VisitIndy.com


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New Reasons to Visit Indy in 2020

A lineup of only-in-Indy experiences makes Indy a must-visit destination. You didn’t hear it from us though, as Frommers named Indy one of their “Best Places to go in 2020,” Food & Wine put us on their list of “America’s Favorite Food Cities,” and Forbes called Indy “America’s Most Underrated City.”

Indy Turns 200

From June, 2020 through May of 2021, Indy will celebrate our city’s 200th birthday. The city will roll out the red carpet for a yearlong celebration of music, food, arts, and culture.

The Grand Reopening of the Madam Walker Legacy Center

The incredible story of Madam CJ Walker will finally be told next year as Indy celebrates the grand reopening of her theatre and legacy center, along with art installations and a downtown exhibit. Madam Walker became the first self-made female millionaire as she built her empire selling hair care products (that recently resurfaced on the shelves of Sephora nationwide). Madam’s story will also be highlighted in a Netflix mini series backed by Lebron James and starring Octavia Spencer. The Madam Walker Legacy Center will honor the late Madam Walker while focusing on critical programming in the areas of art, financial literacy, leadership, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy.

Hotel Happenings

Exciting change is coming to the north end of Mass Ave. Bottleworks’ $300-million redevelopment of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant will be home to 11 acres of entertainment, restaurants, residences, an independent movie theatre, a food hall, and the Bottleworks Hotel. The 146-room boutique hotel, which is set to open in August of 2020, will occupy the top two floors of the historic administration building and will also operate a restaurant and bar.

Mission Jurassic at the World’s Largest Children’s Museum

Last summer, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis gathered paleontologists from around the world to join them in a massive dinosaur dig in Wyoming. After a successful dig resulting in 15 tons of excavated dinosaur bone, the world’s largest children’s museum will be expanding their paleontology lab to welcome home these bones in 2020. Families will be able to watch first-hand as real paleontologists work diligently to rebuild full bone structures of living creatures that walked the earth 65 million years ago.

Indy Has Arrived

  • Record Breaking Visitation: more than 28.8 million visitors flock to the Circle City annually
  • Indy was named one of AirBnB’s fastest growing markets and hottest cities in the US thanks to explosive growth on Airbnb, as the city is experiencing 17.4% revenue growth year over year
  • More than 1.3 million people visited the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in 2019, setting a new annual attendance record for the largest children’s museum in the world
  • Getting in and out of Indy is easy thanks to Indy’s international airport, which has been ranked the #1 airport for 6 years in a row by Conde Nast Traveler and Airports Council International

 

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