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The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis

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The Eiteljorg Museum holds one of the country's finest collections of Native American art and artifacts, and it also presents a robust assemblage paintings and sculptures by artists from the American West. Make your way through exhibits of Native American relics, such as weapons, clothes, Hopi Katsina jewelry, and Inuit sculptures. Check out works by famous Taos Society artists, such as Georgia O'Keeffe and Randall Davey. The museum offers temporary exhibits in addition to its permanent collections, and numerous festivals and events also take place here throughout the year. A visit to The Eiteljorg Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Indianapolis trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Unique museum with lots of history. Worth checking out if you’re in Indy. Be ready to spend at least an hour walking through the museum.  more »
  • Roughly 1/4 of the museum is available to view for a variety of reasons, but the admission doesn't reflect it. The overall quality of the collection has declined considerably since my last visit a...  more »
  • The collection is limited in pieces and scope but, for an art lover, it is definitely worth a stop. The building itself is gorgeous and conveniently located to downtown. An exceptionally good cafe.....  more »
  • We took our boys here for a nice family day. The exhibits are quite extensive and very well kept. The staff was very friendly, there is a fun area for kids as well. Very informative and reasonably priced as well. We will definitely be back.
  • What a wonderful facility. My wife and I visited last week and certainly enjoyed our time there. Staff is impeccably trained and friendly. Exhibits were thought-provoking and impressive. Displays were separated by type of art (play space for paintings, a space for baskets, Etc.) I personally found this to be well done. If you enjoy the culture of Native Americans or Western Art, it is not to be missed. Plan on spending two to three hours. Do not pass by the gift shop thinking it is probably full of standard gift shop trinkets. The content is impressive. We loved our visit, and have been talking about it with one another off and on since being there. Truth be told, it wasn't just a visit. It was an experience.
  • We attended the 2019 Native American Festival and Market. It was an amazing visit. The staff did a great job bringing in a wide variety of artists from around the country. We enjoyed meeting them, taking in the art and buying some gifts to take back home. After seeing the artists we enjoyed the museum itself and had a really nice experience. Being from Oklahoma, we were excited to see our home state so well represented in several of the galleries. Eiteljorg is gem in the city and a great way to see something and learn something in an afternoon.
  • This museum is a wonderful mix of art, history, and artifacts. I felt that I learned a lot about Native American cultures by walking through the museum. There are many hands on activities throughout the museum like jigsaw puzzles of the art, learning to swaddle a baby with a cradle board, and creating a totem pole that reflects your family history. My husband and I don't have kids yet, but I can see this museum being a fun place for kids to visit and learn with the canal level including many kid-size interactive exhibits. Reasonably priced entrance fee with special rates - one being $2 off if you show a downtown Indianapolis hotel key card.
  • I completely love the Eiteljorg Museum. They have amazing art and great special exhibits. It is a really nice atmosphere and friendly staff. It's good for young and old, art lover and casual observers alike. Tonight there was free music outside. You can't beat that!

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