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Fountain Square, Indianapolis Cultural District

The Fountain Squareneighborhood, just 1-1/2 miles from downtown Indianapolis, is one of six officially designated cultural districts in Indianapolis. The other five are: Broad Ripple Village, the Wholesale District, Canal and White River State Park, Mass Ave and Indiana Avenue.

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Video about Fountain Square and Duckpin Bowling

Fountain Square, like many other sectors of the Midwestern town, possesses a profound history. It was, in fact, the very first historic district to become a center of commerce in the city. It also played a significant role in the development of theater.

Presently, Fountain Squareis in the process of blossoming into its own, with new Indianapolis art galleries, Indianapolis shopping and unique businesses at every turn. Inside the historic Theatre Building, visitors will find duckpin bowling, dining and swing dancing and outside there are several art galleries, such as the Alias Gallery, the Big Car Gallery, the Galerie Penumbra and the Domont Studio. Offbeat and just a little funky, this district’s slogan is “anything but square!”

Back Entrance to Murphy Building in Fountain SquareBack Entrance to Murphy Art Center in Fountain Square

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IMPD in Fountain SquareIMPD in Fountain Square

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail runs through Fountain SquareThe Indianapolis Cultural Trail runs through Fountain Square

Painted Brick Murphy Building Sign in Fountain SquarePainted Brick Murphy Building Sign in Fountain Square

Pure Restaurant in Murphy Building in Fountain SquarePure Restaurant in Murphy Building in Fountain Square

Radio Radio in Fountain SquareRadio Radio in Fountain Square

Painted brick for Smokehouse on Shelby in Fountain SquarePainted brick for Smokehouse on Shelby in Fountain Square

Street View of Murphy Building in Fountain SquareStreet View of Murphy Building in Fountain Square

The Brass Ring Lounge in Fountain SquareThe Brass Ring Lounge in Fountain Square

White Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain SquareWhite Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain Square

Fountain Square
Prospect Streets and Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN
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