Basketball Places To See IN Indiana
While museums and gyms are great places to visit and walk in the footsteps of legends, all that walking can be exhausting. Sometimes the roadside attractions, historical markers and public art that you can see from your car are just as appealing. Carve out your own adventure with all these basketball locations to see.
See how Hoosiers honor their heroes through art, such as statues and murals, and through histories, such as markers and memorials. From the immense victories of legends to the tragedies of heroes, these places are inspiring and amazing to behold.
In the central region, you will find some familiar faces that need no introduction to basketball fans. Larry Bird is featured in two larger-than-life-size statues in Terre Haute, while you can find John Wooden statues in Downtown Indianapolis and West Lafayette. Journey to Crawfordsville, who won the first IHSAA State Basketball Championship and was nicknamed the "Cradle of Basketball". Then head down to Evansville, where the Weeping Basketball Memorial Fountain stands in memory of the 29 people who perished in the 1977 plane crash. In the center of it all, basketball fans heading to Indianapolis can gaze up at the massive Reggie Miller Mural, stand next to the Father of the Final Four, or snap a selfie at "Free Basket" at Newfields. Hop over to the Lockefield Gardens Dust Bowl, a dirt basketball court that shaped some of the greats, including NBA great Oscar Robertson and other Crispus Attucks High School members.
No road trip throughout Indiana is complete without seeing our favorite lasagna-loving cat, Garfield, who proudly sports the Swayzee Speedkings who made history by winning a nine-overtime high school game in 1964.