Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis

4.4
#6 of 17 in Museums in Indianapolis
Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions. The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the Farmers Market Cafe, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen.

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  • This building is stunning. Huge open area overlooking the canal was a great place for a group event. Self-guided tour of the exhibits allowed for spending as much time as you wanted at each one. The C...  more »
  • Beautiful city, rich history You never quite know what to expect when visiting any city. But this museum was a real treat! It was broad in scope, incredibly well done and engaging!  more »
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  • Awesome "hidden" gem. Very educational, but even my 3year old loved it. Be prepared for stairs as there is only one area with the elevators that I noticed(and it either wasn't working or took FOREVER...it didn't hinder our trip much though).
  • Fun and interesting exhibits, friendly staff, and never overcrowded. It’s been a great place to let our two year old roam and explore. Also great food at the cafe. If you can, I’d recommend a membership here, which gives you access to parking at the canal, and many historical sites across Indiana. We certainly make many visits throughout the year.

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