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Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis

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Historic Site
With a collection of over 54,000 African, American, Asian, and European works spanning 5,000 years, Indianapolis Museum of Art is the eighth-largest encyclopedic art museum in the United States. Established in 1883, it is the ninth oldest too. Visit international contemporary art exhibits and galleries of European paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts. Find the statuette of a striding Egyptian official from the third millennium BCE. See African and Oceanic ritual masks and Native American child moccasins. Built onĀ 62 hectares (152 acres) of land, the museum also features wooded areas, wetlands, open fields, a lake, hiking trails, and a florist. Add Indianapolis Museum of Art to your Indianapolis travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Indianapolis trip itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful museum set in a lovely park with a surprisingly varied collection of excellent quality. The modern design section was a particular treat.  more »
  • It had been years since I last visited the IMA and I loved it!! One surprise was the mini golf, which was so much fun!! I highly recommend leaving time to mini golf. I would love to go back and spend ...  more »
  • Very neat museum in Indy. Lots of great works. Not too pricey. Easy to get in. Very informational. I would go again.  more »
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  • Really cool!! Great place to spend the day. Easy to find and decent parking. It used to be a lot better when it did not cost as much, but if it's just for a day it is worth the stop - especially if the weather is warm and you are looking for a cool (literally and figuratively) place to spend the day. Be warned the cost of anything, including admission can be steep.
  • This is a really nice museum! If you want to go through it properly: really look at everything, read the plaques, etc, you will need a couple of days. I only had one day, but I saw a lot of beautiful and interesting work, and I learned a lot. If you are in the area, you really should go. You will not be disappointed. Take your kids. There is something for everyone.
  • Beautiful gardens, wonderful staff... just a great place to take your date or spend time with your family or go alone and find a peaceful place to chill out. Really liked the beer garden.... though having another wine option would have been helpful.
  • Holy wow, there's so much I could go into but the reason I visited was for the spring flowers. The gardens did not disappoint and neither did the kind staff. I also visited one of their limited time exhibits on the "Chemistry of Color" and it was interactive as well as intriguing
  • There is so much to see and experience here! The spring bulb exhibit is spectacular, as is the current Audubon exhibit. My only objection to this place is the price. It used to be free except for special exhibits. Now you can't go anywhere on the campus without tickets or a membership. Really inhibits participation by low income people. Free days are infrequent. Wish everyone could experience the inspiration of this place.