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America's Best Vacations for Sports Fans: Indianapolis

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Indianapolis: The Brickyard and Basketball

Getting behind the wheel of an IndyCar for a high-speed ride around one of the world’s most famous tracks will make anyone—from everyday gear heads to racing aficionados—want to “Kiss the Bricks” like Brickyard race winners have done since 1996. Basketball (and sports movie) fans can relive the “Milan Miracle of 1954” at both the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum and the Hinkle Fieldhouse, where the historic high school game was played (and where much of the movie Hoosiers, on which it’s based, was filmed).

Time Out: Dinner is a scene—with all the black-and-white photos to prove it—at St. Elmo Steak House, where hundreds of athletes and celebrities have dined since its 1902 opening.


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