This is the Coolest (and Creepiest) Hidden Wonder in Indiana
There are some things you probably didn't even know existed in Indiana. Case in point, Indiana's coolest hidden wonder, that's also pretty creepy.
Indiana is full of fun attractions. Whether it be museums, theme parks, sports venues, historical locations, or being out on a beautiful lake, Indiana has a lot to offer residents and guests alike. We all have our favorite attractions to visit in the state. In the past, we have written articles about tourist attractions in Indiana. Recently, we covered the best tourist attraction in Indiana, the weirdest tourist attraction in Indiana, and the worst tourist trap in Indiana, to name a few. Now, let's talk about the coolest hidden wonder in Indiana that you have to see in person.
The Coolest Hidden Wonder in Indiana
The website, Stacker, recently found the coolest hidden wonders in every US state. Stacker did so by using data from Atlas Obscura. When it comes to Indiana's coolest hidden wonder, it's kind of creepy, and it may or may not be something that you even knew about.
Stacker says that the coolest hidden wonder in Indiana is the Market Street Catacombs in Indianapolis. Yes, there are real catacombs underneath the city of Indianapolis! We're talking about a 20,000-square foot network of hallways, pathways, and passageways, hidden beneath the streets of Indianapolis, created in the 1880s.
Here's what Stacker said about the Market Street Catacombs:
You don't have to travel all the way to Paris to visit historic catacombs—because in Indianapolis, there's an entire underground city known as the Market Street Catacombs. Those curious about this limestone and brick underworld can head to Indianapolis City Market, where the tunnels once served as part of its infrastructure—namely, in the days before refrigerators and freezers, keeping its goods cool.
Oh, and you can actually tour the catacombs too! The Indianapolis City Market teamed up with Indiana Landmarks to offer tours of the catacombs. The tours run on select Saturdays from May to October. You can learn more about that by clicking here.
I have yet to visit Market Street Catacombs, but I know that my significant other would find them very fun to visit. She's into all things creepy. They aren't haunted or home to any bones (that we know of), but either way, it still looks like a cool piece of history that you might want to see for yourself.