Getting to Indy for March Madness' Final 4, on way less than 500 (bucks)

March Madness
March Madness

Outside of a Kentucky Fried Chicken with a spectacular all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, the city of Indianapolis is usually best left to the delightful citizens of Indiana. But this year is different for the Mecca of all things Midwest: March Madness descends upon Indy, with the Final Four hosted at breathtaking Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the state's beloved Indianapolis Colts.

Despite the misguided reputation of the city, there are lots of fun things to do in Indianapolis, according to the official Final Four Web site, which calls Indy "an inviting mix of metropolitan style, unique arts and cultural districts, and small-town charm, making it a successful destination for 22 million convention, business, and leisure travelers each year."