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Kentucky Derby vs. Indy 500: Which Race Is Best?

by David Moss. Posted Apr 29th 2014 12:22 PM
Kentucky Derby and Indianapolis 500
Kentucky Derby/Sam English and Indianapolis 500/Bret Kelley
In May, travelers in search of Americana, booze and racing have two iconic options: the Kentucky Derby (May 3) and the Indianapolis 500 (May 25). If you're overwhelmed by trying to pick one to attend, we've matched these two classic American races head-to-head in a contest for your time and money. And they're off!
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St. Patrick's Day: 17 Cities - Beyond the Obvious Ones - to Go Irish in the United States

by Susan Barnes. Posted Mar 14th 2014 04:38 PM
Parade goers are seen during the St.Patrick's day parade in Dublin, Ireland
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St. Patrick's Day, the holiday when everyone -- regardless of ancestry – becomes Irish for the day is Monday, March 17. So here then are 17 U.S. cities to sip a pint, dance a jig and maybe sip another pint.
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Discover Something New at Home in Indianapolis

by Megan Fernandez. Posted Dec 17th 2013 11:00 AM
Soldiers and Sailors Monument Indianapolis
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Naptowners, as the cool kids say these days, are a little hoarse from all the cheering lately. The Pacers started the season on a tear, and Andrew Luck is still basking in the glow of his instant-classic win against Peyton Manning in October. Pack your face paint and party with the rabid sports crowd on Georgia Street, gussied up last year for the Super Bowl.
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Indy 500: Celebrating a Century of Thunder in 2011

by Gerard Walen. Posted Mar 18th 2011 09:00 AM
Indy 500

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Originally billed as the "International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race" in 1911, the Memorial Day weekend high-speed automobile race in Indiana soon became known as the "Indianapolis 500," "The Indy 500," or simply "The 500." The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, nicknamed "The Brickyard" because it once was paved with bricks, opened in 1909. The first 500-mile race took place in 1911.
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Midwest Weekend Getaways Under $250

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Jun 1st 2009 02:15 PM

Wondering how you can escape for a weekend, but stay within budget -- especially with the rising cost of fuel? Worry not -- there are plenty of budget-friendly travel options around the country, and especially in the Midwest, where the attractions range from big city museums to small town beaches. Here are 10 Midwestern favorites you can visit for $250 a day, or less.
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