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Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

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The Indiana State Museum is a museum located within White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The museum houses exhibits on the science, art, culture, and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum is also the site of the state's largest IMAX screen.

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  • We like to visit state history museums whenever we travel to a new area, in order to learn about that state’s settlement and growth. This was a very enjoyable museum! There are interesting and... 
    We like to visit state history museums whenever we travel to a new area, in order to learn about that state’s settlement and growth. This was a very enjoyable museum! There are interesting and...  more »
  • This museum has a nice combination of natural and cultural history of Indiana. A good place to learn about the state you're visiting! 
    This museum has a nice combination of natural and cultural history of Indiana. A good place to learn about the state you're visiting!  more »
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  • The museum is a great way to learn about the state, the land, the several tribes that lived here, and the history. It's a great way to spend several hours. Parking wasn't well marked, though you can park under the museum. I'd recommend walking or Lyft if you are relatively close as parking is pricey. The food was better than most restaurants and probably the best food for any museum, including the Smithsonian. My only issue is the utensils were wood. I get being cognizant about recycling, just use washable metal utensils or find something similar to plastic. Prices are airport level, though food is worth it. Great job with the layout, and my condolences to Fred, he was just trying to get lucky!
  • I wasn't quite sure how interested my kids would be in the exhibits but they thoroughly enjoyed it! I would highly recommend a 3D IMAX while you're there. We ate lunch at the Cafe. I was expecting high priced, low quantity, low quality food and was pleasantly surprised! Generous portions for the price. My kids shared a sandwich and chips. It was such large portions my husband and I could have shared a plate as well. Would highly recommend a day here!

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