Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis

4.7
#5 of 88 in Museums in Indiana
Hours of operation:

Indiana War Memorial, Shrine Room & Military Museum

431 North Meridian St

Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm except:

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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  • The Plaza this memorial is in is one of the better public plaza's in the midwest. Check out the public book collection and the pop up parklets!  more »
  • Not our first visit, and not our last, either. We like this museum, and we would not mind an admission fee. We have visited this museum several times and will return. We recommend.  more »
  • We originally were just going to climb the steps of this modest but beautiful memorial, but we decided to take a peek inside (it's free). Are we glad we did! It is chock full of interesting and inspir...  more »
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  • This is an absolute must-see. We were taken aback by everything about this beautiful and well-kept memorial. The outside is incredibly grand and will inspire dozens of pictures. The inside is stunning. There is a beautiful theater that has been kept historical intact as if you were stepping into the past. There is a memorial room that is incredible, a true place to reflect on the sacrifices made by our service men and women. Downstairs is a large museum that guides you through all the wars of our American history. Couldn't recommend this place enough.
  • Beautiful memorial to our veterans especially of the WW1 era. Remarkable recreated scenes and memorabilia of wars past and present. I was in total awe! Best of all admission is free. Not to be missed, a must see, may be boring somewhat for children under 10 years of age.
  • The most impressive place I've seen in some time. From the outside to the inside, this building will take you back to a time, when life was about bold, gold, glamour, and marble. Visit this war museum, it's not like any other place around.
  • They have a cobra attack helicopter inside !!!!This is one of the best places in Indianapolis. I love it here !! Beautiful architecture never crouded. Great exhibits !! ITS FREE !! never a bad place to spend a few hours looking at some weapons and history of the state.
  • This is a short walk from monument circle. There are nice views from the top of the steps and some nice prices of art in the nearby parks. Definitely a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a Midwest spring day.

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