Indiana is known as both the Hoosier State and the Crossroads of America. Its capital, Indianapolis, is thriving as an economic center and a tourist destination. Many museums, such as the Indiana State Museum and various sporting events, particularly the acclaimed Indianapolis 500, are particularly popular. In Fort Wayne there is The Lincoln Museum, which is dedicated to Abraham Lincoln's life. Also in this part of the state is the University of Notre Dame, home of the fighting Irish. In Evansville, a historic riverfront town in South Indiana, visitors are sure to enjoy the Willard Library (circa 1885), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.