By Jasmine D. Gonzalvo, PharmD, BCPS, BC-ADM, CDE, LDE Clinical Associate Professor
As you likely know by now, the 2017 AADE Annual Meeting is in Indianapolis, Indiana (the Hoosier State). You’ll of course want to come to the meeting to learn about hot topics in the world of diabetes education, network with colleagues, and hear about up and coming products for people with diabetes, but you may also be wondering – what is there to do in Indianapolis?
Here are some ideas in case you’re looking to have some fun when you have some down time.
- See the Butterfly Kaleidoscope in the Hilbert Conservatory or the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo
- Marvel at the Chihuly blown glass sculpture at the famous Indianapolis Children’s Museum
- Try (small) portions of the food and decadent treats, like giant turkey legs and deep-fried Oreos, at the Indiana State Fair
- Visit historic Hinkle Fieldhouse on the campus of Butler University
- Experience what it’s like to be an Indy Car driver at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Go duckpin bowling in Fountain Square
- Walk around the Lilly House and Gardens or 100 Acres (with free audio tour!) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
- Listen to live jazz music at The Jazz Kitchen or blues music at The Slippery Noodle Inn
- Take an electric Blue Indy car on a short drive around the city
- Explore fun shops and restaurants in Broad Ripple or Mass Ave
- Go shopping at Circle Center Mall
- Take a bike, segway, kayak, or paddleboat for a relaxing trip along the downtown canal
- Go for a run/walk on one of the many trails
- Visit the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library
- Go on a brewery tour
- Take a selfie
- Catch an Indy Eleven soccer game
- Visit some memorials
- Take a tour around Lucas Oil Stadium, Home of the Indianapolis Colts
- Enjoy a carriage ride around Monument Circle in the heart of downtown Indianapolis
I’ve lived all across the United States and traveled all over the world. I’ve been happy to call Indianapolis my home for almost 20 years now. We have many perks of a big city, without the traffic and high prices. I hope to see you in Indianapolis in August, and I hope you have the opportunity to see some of the reasons why I love my city!