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Indiana War Memorial

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Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: 51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317-232-7615
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

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Excellent and hidden trophy in Indy

I was blown away by the museum. I had no idea of its existence. The museum covers our numerous wars and includes photos plus actual battle hardware such as a Vietnam era cobra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was blown away by the museum. I had no idea of its existence. The museum covers our numerous wars and includes photos plus actual battle hardware such as a Vietnam era cobra gunship The museum is beautiful. Its great hall is breathtaking, Best of all--- its free!!

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Bluffton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I walk around downtown Indy all the time while here on business. The Indiana War Memorial is one of my favorite places to see. It is clean and safe to walk around any time of the day or night. The building is truly beautiful and it honors our states finest .

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful on the outside.....magnificent on the inside. In addition to the meeting areas, etc. there is a lot of memorabilia, ala a museum. And, you can see the names of all of the war veterans from Indiana. This is WELL WORTH the time to visit.....give yourself about 3 hours....and check the days that they might be closed....many attractions in Indianapolis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

It's better than you would imagine. It's beautiful, free (donation based),massive, informative, and architecturally lovely. Best war memorial I have yet to visit and I've seen many in Boston - a seat of American patriotism.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautifully restored Red White and Blue! Lucky if you get to meet the General. A man of passion. Ask if he is there

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Had no idea what this was going to be and was impressed with it. Its in a nice square in downtown. very easy to get to and walk around with shops right there

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I lived in Washington, DC, so I thought I was over war memorials, but I love this one. The outside is interesting enough, and there are many more memorials in the surrounding area. However, don't miss going inside. There is a well curated little museum in the basement and the memorial extends inside to show of some great architecture and... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was surprised by the depth of the museum display in the lower level of the memorial. It covers the history of the military in Indiana from the Revolution to the modern era, with particularly strong displays from WWI through WWII. Certainly worth the free admission and about 2 hours of your time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a wonderful museum. I was super impressed with Indianapolis. This is a destination to explore at your leisure. For me, I would have liked at least two hours for a visit. I was with fellow conference attendees so we had a bit of a compressed schedule but this is a neat place to visit.

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Andover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is MUCH larger than I expected. It's tied in with the American Legion and the memorials to service men and women from multiple wars.

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