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Cheap Lodging
Indy Hostel-4903 Winthrop Avenue. Indianapolis, Indiana 46205, Really nice hostel!

Monticello, IN-
Indiana Beach Amusement Park-: (574) 583-4141 -Very cool amusement park making ingenious use of space with coaster going out over water to save room.
Indiana Tips
Suggestions, comments? Send them to me at evan @ trashytravel.com
The ingenious use of space at Indiana beach
Bloomington, Indiana
Former home of Bobby Knight and home to Indiana University.
Local Radio of not-WFHB-91.3/98.1 FM-community run
WIUS-1570 AM-Indiana U's station

Local alt paper the
Bloomington Independent.  They have a very good music listing, but its bad with the addresses.  Following are a couple of reliable venues.  There are hundreds of local bands in this relatively small town.

Live Music-
Second Story-201 South College Avenue- intersection of College Avenue and 4th Street.
The Bluebird-216 North Walnut Street-812-336-3984.
Soma Cafe-332 E. Kirkwood Ave-Next to TDs Cds, Coffee shop with occassional bands and performances.
Uncle Festers house of booze-430 E Kirkwood Ave-Bloomington, IN 47408 (812) 323-1023

TD’s CDs and LPs, 322 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN
All Ears-401 E 10th St.-812-336-6465

The Den-514 E Kirkwood Ave (812) 339-8831-big cheap sodas
Snow Lion-113 S Grant St (812) 336-0835  Tibetan food
Red Chair Bakery 411 E Kirkwood Ave (812) 339-7797
Rockits Famous Pizza 222 N Walnut St.(812) 336-7625-music memoriabilia pizza joint.
Laughing Planet Cafe 322 E Kirkwood Ave  (812) 323-2233-good burritos

Other stuff-
Caveat Emptor 112 N Walnut St  (812) 332-9995 used books

Indianapolis, IN
Thanks to my friend Jon for helping me update this info.

The Local alternative weekly for Indianapolis is the

Music Stores-
Karma Records, 8811 Hardegan Street, County Line Mall
LUNA music 433 Mass Ave Indpls, In 317 917 5862

Bars-Alley Cat Lounge, 6267 Carrollton Ave (rear),
Indianapolis, 317.257.4063, In alley just east of Carrollton Avenue and south of Broad Ripple Avenue.  Swing by here after seeing a show at The Patio.  Open til 3 am on weekends.

Other Stuff-
Tip Top Atomic vintage-

Live Music-
Birdy`s-2131 E. 71st Street, Indianapolis, IN 254-8971 Corner of 71st & Keystone Ave
Melody Inn-3826 N. Illinois-317-923-4707
The Patio-6308 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 317.253.0799 , 62nd St. & Guilford Ave. in Broad Ripple, which is the "cool" area.
The Vogue-6259 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 317.259.7029
The Dojo-4675 East Tenth Street, Indianapolis, IN 46201 DIY performance space.

Shapiros Deli-Jewish deli. 808 S. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 317-631-4041
King Ribs for BBQ- 4130 N. Keystone Indianapolis, IN  317.543.0841
Mug 'n Bun Drive-In, 5211 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, 317-244-5669-old timey burger joint with Car hops.
St Elmos Steak House-127 South Illinois Street,Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 635-0636-aint cheap, but it includes all the sides, and only one app, a super hot shrimp coctail

Logansport, IN
1912 Denzel Carousel-Stop by to see a great example of preservation of this classic carousel.  They also have a little train.  Train and Carousel rides are 50 cents each.  The carousel has a ring machine, which is very rare these days.  If you get the brass ring you get a free ride!!  This is located in a municipal park.
Spencer County Area-
This is the area where
Holiday World Amusement park is located, a must see.
There is a
decent website that lists area attractions.  These include Dr. Ted Musical Marvels which is a collection of Street Organs and other music boxes. Also included are sights such as the Boner Bridge.

Other Indiana Cities

Angola, IN

Fun Spot Park - 365 North 200 West, Angola, IN  (219) 833-2972-very small kiddie park with shuttle loop coaster.  Endangered, so call first

Cannelton, IN
Walls Drive In, Highway 66-They make a cheeseburger here with canadian bacon on top.


Fort Wayne, IN
Must eat-
Powers Hamburgers-1402 S Harrison Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802; (at West Brackenridge Street; 260-422-6620- Mini Sliders similar to Hackensack NJs White Mana
Coney Island Wiener Stand-100 year old joint with Grilled dogs on steamed buns with chili and onions -131 West Main Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802  Holly was here!
CS3 aka Calhoun Street Soup, Salad and Spirits at 1915 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN-back room also refered to as the tiger room

Gary, IN

In Valparaiso, near Gary is the 49'er Drive-In Theatre , N. Calumet Ave. (old S.R. 49)  Valparaiso, IN  46383.  This area was home to Orville Reddenbacher.

Jeffersonville, IN

Vintage Candy Store-
Schimpffs Confectionery, 347 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, IN, 47130  (812) 283-8367


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