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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Indiana University

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One of the nation’s top universities, Indiana University was founded in 1823 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Since then, this outpost of learning in the wilderness has been transformed into an educational and cultural oasis for students and visitors from around the world.

A few things you won’t want to miss include the world-renowned School of Music, the I.M. Pei designed Art Museum, and a walking tour of campus, named one of the five most beautiful campuses in the nation by Thomas A. Gaines in his book The Campus as a Work of Art. Of course, this is the home of the Hoosiers, so be sure to stop by Assembly Hall and take in the atmosphere that spawned a basketball tradition.

Pick up a self-guided tour of the limestone buildings of the old crescent portion of campus and learn more about this unique local stone industry, architecture and hidden carvings around campus.

If you're looking for an educational experience, check out IU's Mini University, held each June where you can take classes from some of IU's top faculty members!