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Indiana War Memorial

51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-232-7615
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Ranked #7 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Military Museums, Cultural
Owner description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Military Museums, Cultural
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

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Connersville, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

place to visit and a sad account of our wars to date i am not a big fan of war it has no friend but the undertaker and is nothing but a widowmaker

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The building was just gorg- really something to see. The exterior of the building is nice but the inside is from a different era and has been maintained perfectly. A must see.

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Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you're the sort to spend time in war memorials, and history museums the State of Indiana has done a smashing job of curating their involvement in conflict from the Revolution through Iraqi & Afghanistan. One of the largest collections of WW2 poster art/propaganda I've ever seen. Bring your walking shoes.

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Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Comprehensive history, beautiful building, lots of artifacts. FREE to the public, great site to see!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The war museum is pretty big and covers wars from the revolutionary to the war on terror. The exhibits are set up very nicely and really add to the war museum environment. I am glad I went and would go again! Do not miss if in the area!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Built in the 1920's (but not completed until much later), this Memorial is considered the most architecturally significant memorial in Indiana. Admission is free, and it's also open on Sundays. The actual museum is in the lower level and continues to the main level. While that part of the museum is "okay", there are 2 gems that many people miss:... More 

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Seymour, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

They color the canal teal for the ovarian cancer walk. The street around the monument is made of bricks with many historical figures and facts. Great photo opportunity.

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Greensburg, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is worthy of seeing and studying the wonderful sculpturing surrounding the memorial. There is nothing to see inside the memorial other then taking an elevator to the top for the observation deck. The inside of the World War I memorial is something special to see and I highly recommend it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was married at the church on the circle and took photos on the memorial. It's a beautiful backdrop and added that touch of history to the day. War buffs, historians or visitors will enjoy this memorial.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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185 reviews 185 reviews
28 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a massive monument. And it should be considering what it commemorates. Whether driving past or walking around it leaves a real impact.

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