To the uninitiated, Indianapolis's nicknames — "Naptown" and "Indiana No Place" — may seem like accurate labels. After all, when compared to its neighbors, Indiana's capital doesn't initially stand out as a hotbed of culture quite like Chicago or Minneapolis. But if you look closer, you'll find that Kurt Vonnegut's hometown is just as vibrant as its Midwestern siblings. For starters, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to the Indianapolis 500, which, along with the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans comprise the prestigious Triple Crown of Motorsport. Not much of a speed demon? That's fine — Indy has plenty of other sports to capture your attention, including the Indianapolis Colts, not to mention the Indianapolis Indians, the city's Triple-A baseball team who play in one of the country's best minor league parks.
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