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2002 Annual Meeting!
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Last Updated: 06 Jun 2002

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Welcome to Indy!

Local Information for the Annual Meeting

November 3 - 8, 2002
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

Program Book - Welcome Page, Guest Tours, and Plant Tours.
Technical Program - Click here for AIChE listing of all Technical Sessions.

International Guests, Indy Weather Averages and Records,

Downtown Attractions, Indianapolis Visitors Guide, local News and Weather, and the Arts

Maps Museums Restaurants Shopping Out & About


  • Maps and more maps


  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis - the world's largest and was voted as the Number 1 museum in the Midwest, five stories of 100,000 artifacts that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, foreign cultures and the arts.
  • Conner Prairie - a large, open-air living history museum made up of five distinct historic areas; modern museum center; 45 minutes north
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art - paintings, sculpture, pottery, basketry, and other art plus stunning architecture
  • Hall of Fame Museum - 75 cars early day sports cars, special interest vehicles, and more than one third of all the Indy 500 winners, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Indiana Historical Society - in a new, neoclassical building on the canal
  • Indiana State Museum, includes IMAX theater, opens May 2002!
  • Indianapolis Museum of Art - permanent collections of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and photographs, decorative arts, textiles and costumes, also includes a working greenhouse and garden store, restaurants and shops.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions - two levels of exhibits feature interactive displays and multimedia presentations on student-athletes in 22 sports
  • War Memorial Plaza - includes limestone and marble Indiana War Memorial to Hoosiers killed during World Wars I and II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, military museum in the basement
  • Morris-Butler House - tours of an 1865 Victorian landmark
  • Pres. Benjamin Harrison Home - former residence of President Harrison that is now a museum


  • City Market, 222 E. Market St. - old-time indoor market for breakfast/lunch, prepared foods, ethnic groceries, specialty kitchen ware and shops
  • Tarkington's, corner of Georgia & Illinois - gourmet café and carryout
  • Convention & Visitors Association
  • Nuvo (alternative newspaper) cuisine guide
  • Convention Center list alphabetical list


  • Circle Centre Mall, 49 W. Maryland St. - middle of downtown; includes Nordstrom, Parisian, Godiva, FAO Schwarz, and over 100 shopping, dining and entertainment options
  • Massachusetts Ave. - restaurants and art galleries
  • Tarkington's, corner of Georgia & Illinois - fine wine, crafted beers and gourmet foods
  • Zionsville - roadtrip north to the cobblestoned village, 4 blocks of knick-knacks, antiques, and restaurants

    Out & About

  • Central Canal - a garden-like walkway with landscaping, fountains, street lamps, pedestrian bridges, jogging paths and murals depicting scenes of life in Indiana
  • Indianapolis Zoo - includes the world's second-largest, environmentally controlled dolphin pavilion and the state's largest aquarium
  • Madame Walker Theatre - a National Historic Landmark, stands as a memorial to Madame C. J. Walker, America's first female self-made millionaire, made her fortune by manufacturing hair care products for African-Americans
  • Medal of Honor Memorial - 27 curved walls of glass honor the 3,432 Medal of Honor recipients, on the Canal Walk
  • Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 S. Meridian - food and live blues seven nights a week
  • Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument - a 284-foot limestone tribute to Hoosiers who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars, with Civil War Museum, on Monument Circle
  • White River Gardens - next to the zoo
  • White River State Park - canal, museums, zoo, gardens, sculptures, memorials - all within walkimng distance