Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana offers free guided tours of Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis at 10:30 a.m. on the Fridays and Saturdays of the second and fourth weekends of June through October. No reservations are required, but there's no tour "if it's raining cats and dogs".
The tour around the physical and symbolic heart of Indianapolis tells the intriguing story of Monument Circle, past and present. You'll hear about the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument and why the woman on top faces south. You'll learn the roundabout's role in the original city plan and the stories of the encircling architecture.
The tour departs from Borders Café, 11 South Meridian Street, a block south of Monument Circle. Where to park? Least expensive option is is one of the Circle Centre mall garages, $1.50 for three hours (enter from Georgia, Illinois, or Washington streets).
For more information, email Historic Landmarks or call 317:639-4534 or 800:450-4534.