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Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis
(4.3/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions. The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the Farmer's Market Cafe, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen.

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TripAdvisor
  • My favorite time to visit is at Christmas. They have miniature displays of the old time Department store winter Windows downtown. The old Ayres train takes children through a winter wonderland. If you...  more »
  • visited for an event recently which was very well done. However, the museum exhibits did little to introduce us to the history of this great state. Was left wanting more. 
  • This is a very lovely museum, in a lovely area of Indy, along the Cultural Trail. The canal is behind the museum. The building itself, if very nice - airy, and interesting. (Check out the outside wall...  more »
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  • This is a gorgeous museum. Just walking through the atrium and seeing the IPS facade and the grand views of the north windows is an excellent start. The collection is great and really covers a bunch of material related to Indiana. They are renovating a few sections as of October 2016, so hopefully there will be some nice new additions in the future.
  • A visit to this museum is a must for people living in Indiana or visiting the downtown area. They have an outdoor musical steam engine and county-by-county facts as part of the building display on the canal side. They also have a place for events.
  • Let's get the bad out of the way first. The mall is in sad shape and the theater is being remodeled. On the plus side, the theater seats are Awesome! Full recliner seats that are wide and comfortable and plenty of leg room made up for most of the negatives. I'd come back just for that!
  • The exhibits here are cool. They have a great way of showing things that you never see in person, especially living in a city like this.
  • I love this sleeper of a theater. I have seen some big budget movies that have full IMAX scenes and the experience is great. The theater has nice seating, its clean, and well organized. Concessions are available, including hard to find beer from 18th Street Brewery. I highly recommend ordering your tickets online, reserving your seats, and enjoying your next block buster here. Oh and garage parking is free with an IMAX ticket purchase.