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Indiana War Memorial

51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-232-7615
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Ranked #8 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
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Swansboro, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Ambled into the museum at the base of the monument and discovered the well done exhibits. Very tasteful display of a sensitive subject: war. Interesting history presentations. Going to the top of the monument was well worth the view but it is not for the faint of heart. Great workout for 24 stories. The elevator is well worth the couple... More

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St. Louis
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I would highly recommend stopping in here when in Indy. Well thought out museum with of course a lot of war history. My nieces (22 & 13) are not history nerds like I am but they really learned a lot & enjoyed the entire museum.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nothing to dislike. Allgood. Huge memorial dedicated to the Indian wars and the Civil War. There is a civil war museum here also, in tribute to Indianas involvement in the war. Harrison's statue here too.

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Henderson, Colorado
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114 reviews 114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a great place! The access does cost a little bit, but when you get to the top and can see all of Indianapolis, it is worth it! The museum downstairs is very good, and it shows how this was built using cantilevers rather than main supports...unreal architecture! There was a wedding taking pictures the day we were there...what... More

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The collection of exhibit is quite impressive. What I found particularly impressive and sobering is the shrine. The dramatic lighting lends even more depth to the sacredness of the place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The shrine room on the top floor is a fantastic space. The use of materials, the sculptures and fixture, and lighting are nothing you've seen before. This is supposed to be a somber space and you don't forget where you are when you first walk in, but when you sit down and look up, the lighting effects are just so... More

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ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Quick visit because we were out of time...interesting place with a lovely area outside, including a great fountain!

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ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We climbed to the top of this Indianapolis icon for sweeping views of the city from its small observation deck. Afterwards, we examined all of the names and dates of the soldiers in various wars who are memorialized here. Finally, we caught a cool breeze which blew across the fountain and waterfall on the memorial's west side. This should be... More

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Crown Point, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you are in the Indianapolis Indiana area you will want to see the War Memorial. It is an icon to the city of Indianapolis. Many stores and restaurants are nearby.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The War Memorial was the favorite part of my trip, other than the food... A beautiful memorial building and sealed inside special tributes to all of our armed forces from every conflict. An amazing walk into the past.

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