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Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Ob
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Secret Indianapolis: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful and Obscure
by Ashly Petry

Where in Indianapolis can you find a disappearing painting, a towering "ice tree," or a giant pink elephant holding a martini? What caused the Great Squirrel Invasion of 1822, and why did Hollywood celebrities once flock to an Indianapolis cottage called Tuckaway? Where can you find a hidden museum dedicated to antique fire extinguishers? And what, exactly, is a Recordface? You'll find the answers to these questions, and many others, in this guide to Indy's overlooked, offbeat, and unknown.
Secret Indianapolis profiles the city's best-kept restaurant secrets, strangest parks and museums, creepiest urban legends, and weirdest works of art. It also tells the stories of forgotten local heroes, and it reveals the secrets behind beloved Indy landmarks. You'll discover the only place in the world where it's still possible to order Choc-Ola, explore the most haunted house in Indiana, and hear about the very dirty prank Hoosiers once pulled on a former president.

Paperback, 216 pages, Reedy Press, 2019. ISBN 9781681062402.

About the author
Ashley Petry is an Indianapolis writer and copy editor with fifteen years of experience covering Midwest travel, food and drink, and the arts. Her work has appeared in USA Today, Cond Nast Traveler, Midwest Living, AAA Home & Away, Indianapolis Monthly, and the Indianapolis Star, and she is the author of 100 Things to Do in Indianapolis Before You Die, now in its second edition. She also serves as associate editor for the literary magazine Booth.
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