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Local Attractions

Covered Bridge Capital of the World! Rockville Parke County
West of Indianapolis (north of Terre Haute) is the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. With 31 covered bridges, many still functional, there is no shortage of incredible drives. Great maps can show you the way on 5 different drives from 24 miles to 36 miles long. One great possibility is the 24 mile long no gravel “Brown Route” out of Rockville which features four bridges of which you can drive your Studebaker into three of them !! Parke County is a destination in itself whether before, during or after the meet. A brochure is included in your registration packet.

Covered Bridge
Childrens Museum

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
In downtown Indianapolis is the world’s largest children’s museum. But it’s not just for children – families and even adults find the five floors and 120,000 artifacts fascinating. There are incredible dinosaur exhibits as well as a steam engine and a carousel on which you can relive your childhood. And would you believe an exhibit of Dale Chihuly Glass.

Indianapolis Zoo
The Indianapolis Zoo is a world class facility featuring 3,800 animals and 320 species and sub-species. Two of it’s best exhibits are the Dolphin Pavilion and the International Orangutan Center.

Indianapolis Zoo
Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museum of Amerian Indians and Western Art
This museum houses an extensive collection of visual arts by indigenous peoples of the Americas – one of the finest collections of native contemporary art in the world!!

The NCAA Hall of Champions
The hall boasts two levels of interactive exhibits including a 1930’s retro gym where you can beat the buzzer!!

NCAA Hall of Champions
Crown Hill Cemetary

Crown Hill Cemetary, Indianapolis
This cemetery should be of particular interest to our club members because of the automotive pioneers who are buried in this 1863, 555 acre “rural” cemetery. It is the third largest non-government cemetery in the US. Just a few of the famous persons are:

  • President Benjamin Harrison
  • Three Vice-Presidents
  • Public Enemy #1 John Dillinger
  • Cannon Ball Baker
  • August and Fred Duesenberg
  • Harry Stutz
  • All four founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • John Allison
  • Carl Fisher
  • Arthur Newby
  • Frank Wheeler

Connor Prairie Interactive History Park
A few miles north of Indianapolis is a living history museum which creates 19 century living along the White River. There are many permanent exhibits and out buildings and it also offers monthly programs and tours.

Connor Prairie