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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
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Owner description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

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

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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19 helpful votes 19 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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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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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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15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 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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21 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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indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are broad steps leading up to the monument facing north and south. At lunch time diners perch on the step to enjoy a quick bite while viewing traffic circling the "Circle". Kids love the steps! There are huge water falls facing east and west on either side of the monument. I love it when the falls are working. There... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This being a free museum it was great going through and seeing all of the stuff that was there. There is history from days Indiana's early days up to 9/11 and the war on terrorism. Definitely a great tribute to veterans and worth a trip (especially military buffs).

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Indianapolis is a great example of planning with a purpose. The war memorial is a great stop as you walk the mall downtown from the Soldiers and Sailors monument to the library.

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