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Jackie Sheckler Finch, Indianapolis Local Expert

About Jackie

Jackie Sheckler Finch

When Jackie Sheckler Finch moved to Indiana from Massachusetts more than two decades ago, she was asked to say hello to Larry Bird. The famous “Hick from French Lick” and former Boston Celtic now works with the Indianapolis Pacers. But Jackie has yet to meet the hoops star in person.

A proud Hoosier, Jackie has written about 20 travel guidebooks, including The Insider’s Guide to Indianapolis (Globe Pequot) and the app Indianapolis Insider (Sutro Media).

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jackie has been named Travel Writer of the Year by Midwest Travel Writers a record five times. 

Special Interests

Jackie knows a lot about:

  • Incredible Indiana
  • Cruises
  • Cruise ships

Jackie's Special Recommendations for Indianapolis

Enjoy the treasures of White River State Park in downtown Indy. Covering 250 acres, it is the most special state park I have ever seen.

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