Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis

4.5
#8 of 14 in Museums in Indianapolis
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  • August 8, 2017
    If you live in Indiana you should take yourself and your family to this museum. We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon leisurely going through the museum. This museum is a real jewel in Indy's downto...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    I went for the Christmas Tree Festival but I discovered quite a bit more my first time at the Historical Society. The festival of trees led me to interactive history exhibits in which you can walk int...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    We took a group to the museum as part of a family reunion we were holding in Indianapolis. The museum was not only beautiful but so informative. We especially enjoyed the Cole Porter room. A beautiful...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    I was here for an event, but have visited the museum numerous times. Love the "You are There" exhibit, the Cole Porter room, and all of the artwork on display on the mezzanine. Don't miss their summer Concerts on the Canal series! Always a blast!
  • May 20, 2017
    Very unique and interesting place. It wasn't at all what I expected. I thought it would be like a museum instead it's more of an interactive history lessons. Certain areas had actors acting out moments of the past.
  • May 26, 2017
    A most unique approach of understanding history. Walk through a veil and enter that time with those people that made and affected history.
  • May 8, 2017
    It's really cool, they offer real stories from people I had no idea worked in Indiana. I just wish they had more multicultural exhibits.
  • April 4, 2017
    Free for teachers. Unique live rooms, where actors transport you back in time, so could be a different experience each time. The drug compounding room had great actors, other rooms such as canning fruits had actors not as into it so the experience wasnt as good.

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