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You bleed your team’s colors. The crack of a bat against leather, or the whoosh of a ball through a net? These are the sounds that speak to you. Here’s where to find them.
BOOK A TEE TIME Legendary golf course designer Pete Dye is from Indiana, and the Hoosier state has the nation’s larg- est concentration of his courses. Tee up at seven of them along the Pete Dye Golf Trail, which spans the state. Time for just one round? Try Brickyard Crossing. Four of its holes are in the infield of the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. (N) (W) (C) (S)
PHOTO OP! Strike an athletic pose on one of the sports simulators at the NCAA Hall of Champions (700 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, 317.916.4255, ncaahallofchampions .org), which highlights 24 collegiate sports. Try for a slam dunk in the sports trivia challenge, watch video highlights of memorable moments and relive the classic Hoosiers in a re-created retro gymnasium. (C)
GET THE REAL HOOSIERS STORY The “Milan Miracle” basketball team that inspired the 1986 movie gets the hometown-hero treatment at the Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum. Ferret out the dif- ferences between reel and real life as you browse team memorabilia and a large collection of lm costumes and props. (SC)
AMERICA’S FAVORITE PASTIME Diehard baseball fans will love the Heartland Historic Baseball Trail, which winds through Southern Indiana toward the Louisville Slugger Museum. Start at Bosse Field, the nation’s third-oldest stadium. Other stops include the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and vintage Huntingburg League Stadium—home of the Rockford Peaches in the movie A League of Their Own. (S)
ROOT, ROOT, ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM Cheer for the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, pull for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever at Bankers Life Fieldhouse or take yourself out to the ballgame at Victory Field, home of the minor- league Indianapolis Indians. (C)
FEEL THE NEED FOR SPEED There’s never been a better time to grab a seat and watch the cars fly by at the Indianapolis 500. That’s because this year’s race, on May 29, marks the 100th running of the icon- ic event. (The 1st ever Indy 500 was in 1911, but the race was skipped dur- ing some wartime years). (C)