Parking is readily available at the ITM Fishers station, and you avoid the traffic/parking hassles of the Fairgrounds. The trains operate over a stretch of ex-Nickel Plate trackage with ITM's vintage diesels and coaches. The trip one-way took about half an hour and was well worth the $9.00 RT fare.
We (LadyWidget & myself) came in from out of town to attend the 2010 Fair. Lodging & restaurants are readily available in the Fishers/Carmel area. We managed to book via Priceline a room in nearby Carmel at a sizeable discount.
Fairtrain Web site http://www.itm.org/e...s/fairtrain.htm
Indiana State Fair Web site http://www.in.gov/st...fair/index.html
We had a really great time, as we always do when visiting Indy, and recommend the Fair and the Fairtrain highly.
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Edited by RampWidget, 18 June 2012 - 10:27 PM.