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Indianapolis is the largest city in Indiana, which is why it isn’t hard to find something you’ll like to do there. Nature walks and outdoor events are pop- ular here in the summer, so try the Canal Walk, which has been refurbished from its original build, and is now blooming with cyclists and pedestrians. It is perfect for sightseeing and enjoying the fresh Indiana air. If you’d rather be swinging through the air than simply breathing it, try out the Go Ape Treetop Adventure. Admission is between $30- $60 and is recommended for ages ten and up. During the adventure you can swing from and fly through the canopies for a day, feeling as free as a bird. of Monroe, itself, with foundation in 1820, only two years after Bloomington. The large limestone buildings of the campus provide art and structure simultaneously, and the history of Indiana Univer- sity and Bloomington seems to come alive within the architecture. Indiana University is known for its basketball, so there are plenty of local hang-outs that cater to school spirit. Make your way to Nick’s English Hut, an icon in and of itself, that has been in business for over 80 years. There are a ton of TVs all around the restaurant and bar, so watching the game is both easy and enjoyable. Choose from a wide variety of bar food, including burgers and sandwiches, like the Italian Beef or Nick’s Panini of the Day. All of the meats are locally sourced, and the food is always fresh. Grab a beer and kick back here for a few hours to get a feel for authentic Bloomington living. Indiana Bloomington is a town centered around its school, Indiana University. The university has been around nearly as long as the town and the county