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'Selfie stations' give March Madness fans their photo op

The social media age requires photographic proof of your experiences.

INDIANAPOLIS — It was another busy weekend for Indianapolis as the city welcomed thousands of basketball fans.

If you've been downtown recently, you may have noticed some great new places for a "photo op." The selfie stations are proving to be popular.

Cameron Fett, 11, from Michigan dribbled down to Monument Circle with his dad for a photo memory.

"I skipped school today," Cameron admitted.

It was a beautiful day to play hooky after watching the Wolverines advance to the Elite 8. With dad cheering approval, some big kids missed college classes Monday for March Madness sightseeing before more basketball.

"We haven't been here in 26 years, so, you know, if you've got to miss a couple classes to see the Hogs play in the Elite 8, I don't think it's such a bad thing," said University of Arkansas student Christian Greer.

Arkansas fan Robert Greer said the experience had been "just been a lot of fun. Everybody here has been real hospitable. Prices have been reasonable for everything that we've done, so we've had a great stay."

But the social media age requires photographic proof of your experience.

Credit: WTHR/Rich Nye

There are 20 designated selfie spots around downtown, all with a connection to basketball, including one of a giant NCAA championship trophy which arrived on Georgia Street Monday. 

John Wooden won 10 national titles at UCLA. Reggie Miller played there. There's two selfie spots to celebrate the Bruins' deep run in the tourney, all in Indy.

Credit: WTHR/Rich Nye

"I think they should keep it this way," said UCLA student Alex Bombino Jr. "It's cool that it brings everyone together, all the fans into one place. That way, everyone's not traveling around everywhere. I think they should continue it this way. It's really nice."

Court murals you can step on provide more selfie stops to go with the landmarks. And the Big Dance must include Dancing Anne on Mass Ave.

Here are the 20 downtown Indy March Madness selfie spots:

  1. World’s Largest March Madness bracket - JW Marriott - 10 S. West Street 
  2. Dancing Anne - Corner of Mass Ave and Vermont Street 
  3. Wooden Statue - Corner of Georgia Street and Meridian Street 
  4. Reggie Miller mural - Corner of Delaware Street and Michigan Street 
  5. Big Dance Window - Corner of Illinois Street and Maryland Street 
  6. Court Mural - William Denton Ray, Court Vision - 47 S. Pennsylvania Street 
  7. Court Mural - Shaunte Lewis, For the Love of the Game: Live, Love, Ball! - 200 E. Washington Street 
  8. Court Mural - Joy Hernandez, Shoot for the Stars - 230 S. Pennsylvania Street 
  9. #doyourdance platform - Monument Circle West Spoke Side 
  10. NCAA 3D Bracket - Bottleworks District 
  11. NCAA Final Four Letters - Corner of Georgia Street and Capitol Ave. 
  12. NCAA Championship Trophy - Corner of Georgia Street and Illinois Street 
  13. NDY Statue - Bankers Life Fieldhouse Outdoor Plaza 
  14. NDY Statue - Lucas Oil Stadium 
  15. NDY Statue - Civic Plaza at Indianapolis International Airport 
  16. NDY Statue - Georgia Street near Convention Center entrance 
  17. NDY Statue - Corner of Meridian Street and Washington Street Intersection on Indianapolis Cultural Trail 
  18. NCAA Headquarters - White River State Park 
  19. Bankers Life Fieldhouse - 110 S. Pennsylvania Street 
  20. Lucas Oil Stadium - Corner of South Street and Dean Phillips Drive

View the map here!