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Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis

4.7
#5 of 88 in Museums in Indiana
Military Museum Monument
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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  • This museum operates on donations. It is a must see while visiting Indianapolis. The artifacts are awesome and the experience is truly worthwhile for the entire family.  more »
  • Somber and majestic shrine room upstairs--climb the stairs, it's worth it. Then go back downstairs for the war museum, which is really good. Many many displays and lots of information. Stay an hour or...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised with the Indiana War Memorial. You will be greeted by an appeasing music and a replica of the Liberty Bell upon entry into this museum. Once inside you can feel the solemnne...  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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With limited public transportation in the city, those traveling without a car should consider the location of their accommodations carefully. To stay within walking distance of Indianapolis’ best restaurants and bars, look for a hotel or apartment rental in the arty Mass Ave or Broad Ripple neighborhoods. Downtown lodgings are often more expensive, but provide easy access to Indy’s best-known attractions for those on vacation. Bed and breakfasts in the city’s residential areas provide a healthy dose of Midwestern charm.
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