Soldiers & Sailors Monument, Indianapolis

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Recognized as one of the world's outstanding monuments, the structure has come to symbolize both the City of Indianapolis and the State of Indiana. The Limestone used for the monument is gray oolitic limestone from the Romona quarries of Owen County. It stands 284 feet, 6 inches high, only 15 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty. It cost $598,318 in 1902. It has been estimated that building a similar structure today would cost more than five hundred million dollars.

The lower level of the Monument houses the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum. The museum portrays Indiana's contribution to the American Civil War, the war that saved the union from being split into two nations and ended the institution of slavery.

The Monument is apart of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District. The plaza includes the Indiana War Memorial and the USS Indianapolis Memorial on the canal which are all holdings of the Indiana War Memorial Commission.
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  • Just a impressive and striking war memorial at the very center in Indianapolis. I hope to be back soon to get the tour inside. 
    Just a impressive and striking war memorial at the very center in Indianapolis. I hope to be back soon to get the tour inside.  more »
  • Can’t miss the monument. Disappointed because you can tour the top. Apparently they closed the shop area for a 2 hour lunch so we weren’t able to go in. There was damage to the monument in the.....  more
    Can’t miss the monument. Disappointed because you can tour the top. Apparently they closed the shop area for a 2 hour lunch so we weren’t able to go in. There was damage to the monument in the.....  more »
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  • Soldiers & Sailors Monument an Indy must-see monument.

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