Once an outlying municipality of its own, Broad Ripple was enveloped by the ever-growing city of Indianapolis, and is now considered the place to party in Indy. Broad Ripple Avenue is lined with bars, clubs, shops and interesting dining options. One of the best record stores in the Midwest is here. It's called Indy CD & Vinyl, it has a gracious staff and a superior selection. Off the strip, the fun continues. More businesses and sights can be found throughout, and a canal snakes through the center of the neighborhood and leads the way into Broad Ripple Park, a riverside haven of fields and trees.