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Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

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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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  • attended a wedding here last week and it was ideal! the ceremony was outside by the canal and bike path and next to the area where we had a cocktail hour afterwards. then we moved inside to the dinner...  more »
  • This place is really nice. Charming location with beautiful channel and gondolas. Very interesting exhibition inside about history of Indiana. I am proud that people are so meticulously preserving the...  more »
  • Had a few hours to kill today and thought to visit the museum. Nice spot, learned a thing or two about the area especially the amount of ongoing digs for fossels. Much smaller that NYC museums​ but ni...  more »
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  • My grandson loves this place. He went on a school field trip here. I have brought him here several times. Great African American Display and history in one section of the museum. Nice IMAX Theater too.
  • Very nice museum. My initial impression was that this was going to only be an Indiana History style of museum. Lots of the exhibits were Indiana specific, but there was some other exhibits. Very well maintained facility and staff was very friendly. We had no kids and it was still very enjoyable. Nice and quiet. Some of the exhibits were under-construction, but that was ok. Fantastic place to relax, learn, and enjoy an afternoon.
  • Beautiful museum of both the natural and cultural history of Indiana. The museum does a good job of accurately portraying the history and not sugar-coating it. Would highly recommend a visit from anyone interested in Indiana.
  • The artwork is profound and deeply moving. Spent 5 hours enjoying everything. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
  • There's a lot under construction, but what is currently in place is very interesting to learn about. The price is great for the experience. Also, the IMAX is dope.