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Indiana War Memorial, Indianapolis

#5 of 18 in Museums in Indianapolis
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Monument
Hours of operation:

Indiana War Memorial, Shrine Room & Military Museum

431 North Meridian St

Open Wednesday-Sunday 9am-5pm except:

Closed all State Holidays

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Monument Circle

Gift Shop & Observation Deck (south entry)

10:30am – 5:30pm

Friday through Sunday November to April

Wednesday through Sunday May to October

Observation Deck closes at 5:15p on open days

Closed on all State Holidays

Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum

10:30am – 5:30pm

Friday through Sunday November to April

Wednesday through Sunday May to October

Closed on all State Holidays
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  • This was the surprise jewel of my day in downtown Indianapolis. It was recommended by the information lady at the Indiana History Museum and I’m very glad I took the walk to find it. This structure...  more »
  • No matter what your view of war is, this memorial is impressive both in terms of its architecture and the museum. We were very impressed. The exhibits are interesting and have good didactics. The...  more »
  • This was absolutely amazing! I can't believe it was free with the amount of information, history, and artifacts on display. If you decide to visit, go to the basement first and end the tour going upstairs. I spent several hours reading the displays and didn't manage to read nearly half of what was on display. I would return without hesitation and encourage those history buffs to check this out. They could easily charge admission for this outstanding exhibit.
  • Glad to see this amazing place is getting a face lift. Have loved this place since I first saw it in 1974. It’s history as a building in Indy is pretty cool. A lot of artifacts from Wars gone by and it could use some updating. My favorite part is up the stairs. It must be like the Holy of Holies... very sacred place. Not too sad, incredibly patriotic. Very special.

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