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Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis

Categories: Military Museums, Monuments, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
Hours of operation:

Indiana War Memorial, Shrine Room & Military Museum

431 North Meridian St

Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm except:

Closed Friday 4/18/2014

Closed all State Holidays

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Monument Circle

Gift Shop & Observation Deck (south entry)

10:30am – 5:30pm

Friday through Sunday November to April

Wednesday through Sunday May to October

Observation Deck closes at 5:15p on open days

Closed on all State Holidays

Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum

10:30am – 5:30pm

Friday through Sunday November to April

Wednesday through Sunday May to October

Closed on all State Holidays
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  • We visited the memorial at sunset and loved the view. It was already closed for the day, but just walking around outside was worth the visit. 
  • We visited the war memorial this afternoon. So glad we took the time to go inside, and tour the museum. There was no charge, but they do except donations. Make sure you go upstairs before you leave. Y...  read more »
  • We were simply walking downtown Indy with my son and 7 year old grandson and we ran up the steps to take a look. #1 the view was beautiful. It overlooks an area with fountains- Parks and walkways. #2 ...  read more »
  • Remembering our past is how we can help improve our future. Beautiful place full of historic items. It is so big you could spend the entire day just looking at all the exhibits! No room to be bored..great for the whole family!
  • Wow this place was great! It covers wars weapons, so many interesting object displayed like nazi stuff, soviet, Japanese, Vietnam, a whole helicopter, hummer. Honestly cant give more of a wow. A great mueseum and great experience! Its free. Warning no backbacks and bottled drinks even for baby just saying :D
  • If I could give less than 1 star I would! My Junior ROTC class was scheduled to go here tomorrow (29 April 2016) and they decided to call our Senior Army Instructor TODAY and tell us we cannot come due to some other reservations? Why did they okay our trip in the first place? We CANNOT reschedule and this was going to be the first and only chance for quite a few of our cadets to be able to go. So congratulations, you just lost a lot of respect from the Army JROTC! You need to plan better in the future! Very disappointed in the staff here.
  • Free admission, donate a few bucks. Beautiful architecture, the shrine is downright breathtaking. Fun if somewhat dusty exhibits.
  • Important landmark in the city, go if you can and learn a bit about our history. Beautiful building, worth the visit for sure.
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