The capital of Indiana, Indianapolis, is thriving as an economic center and a tourist destination. Many museums, such as the Indiana State Museum and various sporting events, particularly the acclaimed Indianapolis 500, are very popular. In the city of Fort Wayne there is The Lincoln Museum, which is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln's life. Also in this part of the state is the University of Notre Dame, home of the fighting Irish. In Evansville, a historic riverfront town in South Indiana, visitors are sure to enjoy the Willard Library, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
About 70 miles equidistant from Indianapolis and Louisville, and 18 miles south of Bloomington is the city of Bedford, the home to around 14,000 people. With many cultural amenities and small town atmosphere, Bedford is a truly great place.
Bedford is known as the "Limestone Capital of the World". Bedford Limestone is world renowned, favored by architects because of its beauty and durability. Bedford Limestone is found in many of the principal buildings of the world, including the Pentagon, the Empire State Building and the National Cathedral. Bedford is also the home of Indiana University. The city features a broad-based economy. In addition, Bedford is a major regional health services center, with two hospitals providing comprehensive medical services. Bedford's cultural and educational offerings have also kept pace with the growing economy, making Bedford a wonderful place to visit.
There are several hotels visitors can stay at in Bedford. Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites is located approximately five miles from Bluespring Caverns Park and 30 miles from Bloomington Airport. This location is also four miles from the Limestone Museum, 12 miles from the Virgil 'Gus' Grissom Memorial, 13 miles from Spring Mill State Park, 25 miles from Ski Paoli Peaks and Indiana University Stadium, 30 miles from the Indiana Railway Museum, 40 miles from Patoka Lake, and 70 miles from Indianapolis International Airport.
The amenities include the whirlpool, sauna, exercise room, 24-hour business center, and complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel also offers valet laundry service and free local calls. All rooms feature data-ports, voicemail, satellite TV, in-room movies, coffee/tea facilities, and hairdryers.
Super 8 Bedford offers consistently clean and friendly accommodations and services. Super 8 properties provide guests with complimentary coffee in the morning and complimentary breakfast services. At this property you'll find free high speed broadband Internet service in all rooms.
Topeka, Indiana, is a peacefully, progressive community that was settled in the spring of 1832. An effective combination of the old and the new, best describes the progressive development of this bustling community. Topeka has opened its door to industrial development without losing its rural charm.
There are many great cities in Indiana worth visiting. Each has its unique charm and one-of-the-kind attractions.