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Indianapolis, IN

Population: 841,449
Photo: Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association

For some, downtown paints a city scene: skyscrapers and taxis, nightlife and takeout restaurants around every corner. If that's you, you're in luck. Indianapolis, IN, will give you the big-city experience minus the actual big city. The downtown district is located on 6 square miles and includes more than 200 retail shops, more than 35 hotels, nearly 300 restaurants and food options, movie theaters, sports venues, museums, art galleries and parks. Whew.

The Scene: Big-City Fun

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