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USS Indianapolis Memorial, Indianapolis

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
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  • Very good stop to take a while and reflect a little on history. Interesting to visit it
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  • I didn't know about this history. A deep respect to all veterans when you learn the horrors of war. It was a beautiful and warm day. we sat in silence and honored those who both lived and died. 
  • Interestingly nice but not a major attraction. If you are on the canal then stop and take a look but if not don't go out of your way unless that is you knew someone affected. 
  • Honored memorial for the namesake ship of the City. It's location on the canal is perfect for stopping buy to pay homage to those who lost their lives for valiantly serving their country all those years ago.
  • A tastefully modest marker commemorating the US Navy heavy cruiser named after the Circle City. Three panels detail the ships' history from its initial launch, and pre-War assignments through WWII and its final mission, delivering the first atomic weapon to the island of Tinian. Just 4 days later, the ship was sunk by a Japanese submarine. The memorial focuses on the historical effect of the mission on ending the war so the observer must continue elsewhere to research and learn 879 of the 1196 man crew which were lost in the sinking. The terrible story of the conditions those sailors endured has been recounted in film and books - but their sacrifice and that of their their shipmates through the pre-war years is a well-earned point of pride and remembrance for the city.The memorial is well-kept and well-visited.
  • Good place to visit and learn some history.
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