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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317 636 9378
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western...
The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
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Learn about Native and Old West history and art

I was totally blown away when I heard someone comment there 'were no Indians' in Indiana. Well, folks, there certainly WERE and still are descendants of those tribal peoples... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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e'ville
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e'ville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I was totally blown away when I heard someone comment there 'were no Indians' in Indiana. Well, folks, there certainly WERE and still are descendants of those tribal peoples living and thriving in Indiana. And Eiteljorg will bring it all to life through displays and art of Native American and Old West history. The favorite area of my granddaughter was... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Loved it. They had beautiful Indian art, sculptures, tee pees....Very interesting and one of the better museums I've been in. Right across from the hotel where I stayed. We also had a light lunch in the museum and it was very good.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Beautiful museum. Surprising thoughtful, interactive and wonderful children's area. Restaurant had delicious food. I did have a scuffle with the front desk personnel who told me I couldn't bring in my "backpack". I explained that it was a diaper bag. She repeated "no backpacks". I explained that I had a toddler, dirty diapers are a possibility and that it wasn't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very interesting with lots of exhibits about Native American and the gold rush. Some things are interactive like riding in a stage coach (you will be amazed at how high up they were) and learning to weave a rug. Gorgeous paintings and photos. Excellent cafe also. Very helpful staff and when you go to the store, they have absolutely beautiful... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've recently gotten on a Western Art kick after a visit to Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum, so much so that I did a weekend drive from Atlanta to check this place out. I The museum is on sprawling grounds that also contain the Indiana State Museum and the College Basketball Hall Of Fame. There's a park nearby, fancy hotels, all of... More 

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

A large train display ceiling high fills a room as you move from one gorgeous view of the U.S. to another, across country. The scenery and recreated national parks are beautiful. There are also wonderful Native American exhibits and storytellers for the kids, as well as gorgeous works if art. The museum is near many other downtown areas well worth... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great museum for children and adults. There are one of kind pieces of art works. Great history reviews. They have traveling exhibits. At Christmas, they have a great train display. Great café! Don't miss out on the gift shop, there are great finds there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The exhibit on the quest for and discovery of gold was impressive. If all of their traveling exhibits are this impressive, don't skip this museum. Other artifacts and displays of indigenous culture were thoughtfully presented and displayed nicely. I especially enjoyed seeing the Native American art and beadwork.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've lived in Indianapolis 21 years. And it took me 20 years before I finally got downtown to visit the Eiteljorg. What a happy surprise! There's so much to look at. And there are many helpers to explain everything. I loved everything about this museum and plan on taking more people when I can.

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lexington , ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You don't expect to find a museum dedicated to western art in Indianapolis. The building is very dramatic and the collection is primarily that of a wealthy Indy industrialist, Eiteljorg,deceased. It is located right downtown and can be walked to from downtown hotels. The collection is excellent and, even if western art is not your interest, the talent of these... More 

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