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Major Taylor: The World's First African-American Sports Star

Long before Jackie Robinson, Walter Payton, and Michael Jordan became household names, Marshall “Major” Taylor was the first African-American sports superstar. “Major” Taylor grew up in Indianapolis, overcoming racial barriers to become a world champion bicyclist at the turn of the 20 th century. In…

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20 Museums in Indiana That Every Hoosier Must Visit

Museums give us the chance to gain an appreciation and understanding of art, culture, and history. Indiana holds a diverse set of museums, including the largest children's museum in the world, exhibits full of fine art, live historical re-enactments, and some of the best military collections in the…

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Relive History At These 20 Indiana Historic Sites

Indiana's story stretches well into history, with significant events happening well before statehood was granted in 1816, and visitors can experience the people and places of the past firsthand at historic sites across the state. You are guaranteed to find a new favorite at these 20 historic sites…

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Three Ways to Get Up Close With Sharks in Indiana

While you probably don’t have to worry about encountering a shark in any of Indiana’s lakes or rivers, shark-lovers can still find a few ways to get up close and personal with sharks in Indiana. Below are three shark experiences you can find in the Hoosier State. Sharks at The Fort Wayne Children’s…

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