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The proposal features major hotels, expanded convention center on Downtown Indianapolis’ Pan Am Plaza.

Indianapolis Star

Sandwiched between Italy and New Zealand on a list of best places to visit in 2021 is an unexpected contender: Indianapolis. 

Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list of destinations considered “factors we’d never had to consider before.”

“After a year marked by grounded planes, closed borders, and mandatory quarantines, it felt key to have a 2021 list that is equal parts realistic and inspirational.”

The magazine highlights one of Indy’s “most anticipated projects” of 2021: a culinary, arts and entertainment hub called the Bottleworks District. The Garage Food Hall component of the $300 million development downtown is scheduled to open in January.

Traveler also notes that the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields will debut the Lumé, a first of its kind exhibition in the U.S. The cinema-like installation that will comprise the museum’s