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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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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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friday afternoon visit

beautiful statues of horses, Indians and cowboys. nice scenery of art. really liked the second floor work.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Florence, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful statues of horses, Indians and cowboys. nice scenery of art. really liked the second floor work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The Eitlejorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis is a real jewel in the city. If your special interest is Native America/First Nations art I would suggest waiting to come to the Museum in June (check date) when there is a Native American Art show, which is pretty spectacular. The museum itself isn't large, but it has a good collection and there... More 

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Brandon, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The winter model train section was still setup and running and we could not believe how detailed it was. The Indian exhibit had some paintings that were amazingly detailed. There was painting of a swimming buffalo that you could see the hairs on top of its head and the water it was swimming in was very accurate.

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Ludlow, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A great museum that all the family can enjoy and can spend a couple hours or all day. Also wonderful lunch items; a little expensive but understandable at a museum and worth the money.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The museum was awesome! I especially liked the 2 rotating exhibits. The first was Art 2.0 and it was prints by famous artists framed in an archival manor for people to purchase at a reasonable price. Many of the artists have work on display throughout the museum. The second exhibit I really enjoyed was the room with the trains. This... More 

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Franklin, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

For years I have seen the advertisements for Jingle Rails at The Eiteljorg Museum and planned to go see the exhibit. My wife and I finally took our grandson this year. We chose to go on half-price day (the first Tuesday of the month). This made it very affordable. It was $6 for my wife and I and our grandson... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We go to the Eiteljorg several times a year, but in December, the big draw is Jingle Rails. There are trains set up in a room with beautiful scenes depicting Indianapolis and other famous areas of the United States. It's wonderful for children and adults alike. The gift shop offers wonderful souvenirs and gifts. Just a great all-around experience for... More 

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Sanford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Read about this in the paper and ventured downtown to see the exhibit. What a splendid display for the train lover. It wasn't crowded so we went around twice to take it all in. Even bought the book with dvd which shows the exhibit from beginning to end. Worth the time to view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After a lovely lunch at the L.S. Ayres Tea Room in the Indiana State Museum next door, my staff and I went to the Eiteljorg to see Jingle Trains, the LGB gauge train exhibit set up each year over the Christmas season. Several large layouts show downtown Indianapolis landmarks, as well as several national parks including Yellowstone, Glacier, Grand Canyon,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The detail of the Jingle Rails exhibit is extensive and very well done. It will appeal to the railroad buffs as well as children. My disappoinment is that exhibit was all there was to it: just the railroad vignettes. Nothing else for the kiddies to do. My impression from the advertising was that this was a full holiday event when... More 

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