Circle City

Jingle Rails steam engine train up close
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It’s Full Steam Ahead With Jingle Rails

The Eiteljorg’s annual model train holiday display is off the rails, but in a good way.

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Eight Great Indy Ice Skating Rinks To Visit

Your guide to where to hit the ice this year—be it synthetic-ice or the real deal.

Richmond Hill ground zero after a home explosion
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The Retaking Of Richmond Hill

It was an “everybody remembers where they were” moment. The devastating explosion in a quiet suburb shattered lives. Ten years on, we revisit the tragedy and the people who rose to the occasion in unprecedented ways.

Alyssa Gaines smiling in a red dress holding a microphone
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Meet Alyssa Gaines, National Youth Poet Laureate

As the 2022 National Youth Poet Laureate, Alyssa Gaines is on a mission to make the arts more accessible.

Mike Bridavsky holding his cat Mr. Marbles
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Mike Bridavsky Has A New Instagram Cat

The owner of the recently departed Lil Bub has a new famous cat—an annoyed-looking snaggletooth named Mr. Marbles.

The Water Park in Carmel, showing an aerial view of a lazy river
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How To Cool Off This Summer

Splish-splash into some of these water parks and splash pads sprinkled around Indy.

Women-Only market Faire-Share
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A Farmers Market Giving Women Their Faire-Share

A new farmers market downtown hopes to create a bigger tent for women-owned businesses.

a mother holding her child that had their face painted on Juneteenth
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Seven Juneteenth Celebrations Around Indy

Immerse yourself in Black culture with entertainment, food, and educational moments for the whole family this weekend.

Michael Kaltenmark
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Q&A With IMS Marketing Guru Michael Kaltenmark

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway senior director of marketing Michael Kaltenmark discusses the techniques of promoting a global race during a pandemic, Roger Penske’s leadership, and what it’s like going from dog handler to wrangling IMS president Doug Boles.

Chris Owens holding a telephoto camera lens
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Q&A With IMS Photo Chief Chris Owens

Chris Owens grew up in Indiana as a motorsports fan and a photography enthusiast, but never imagined where his passions would take him “back home.” Here, the head photographer at Indianapolis Motor Speedway describes a day in the life during the month of May.

Alex Palou
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The Official Month Of May Live Blog

Our one-stop resource for what’s going on around the city, on and off the track.

Indy Mini-Marathon racers at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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Photos From The 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and Rev Indy 2022

We had two photographers on the scene to capture images from the two events that kick-start the events leading up to Indianapolis 500.

a museum gallery under construction
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The Clowes Pavilion Gets Reframed

This month, one of Newfields’s most distinctive galleries reopens after a three-year renovation—and heralds a dramatic reorganization underway at the museum.

dinosaur skull
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Revisiting The Dinosphere

The Children’s Museum’s Dinosphere reopens March 19 with a new look and some very old tenants.

Scenes from the films at Heartland International Film Festival 2021.
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What To Watch At The 30th Annual Heartland Film Festival

The international film festival premieres this week. Here’s eight flicks to add to your watch list.