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The Eiteljorg Museum

500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317 636 9378
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Eiteljorg Museum is fascinating. You can see Indian exhibits of all kinds. There is a special area where the kids can enjoy exhibits especially for them including sitting in a stagecoach and trying on pioneer and Indian clothing. I especially enjoyed the Jingle Rails at Christmastime. Loved watching the trains rolling around scenes depicting different parts of our country.... More

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Loveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Loved the patio/cafe - had a cup of coffee outside while my friends finished up the exhibit. Great place to visit if you are into Native American history.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The Ansel Adams exhibition was the icing on the cake here - all the standard exhibits are fascinating. I enjoyed the basement, where we found out how totem poles are carved and how luxurious a leather-upholstered stagecoach could feel. I enjoyed the ground floor, with its fascinating array of depictions of America and of native Americans from a whole variety... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I didn't anticipate shooting pictures at a museum, but I did intend on simply carrying my gear. I had a small gear backpack and bag, and was told it was too big. I could leave it at the front desk. Are they liable for the eight thousand in gear I was carrying? Well no.. I simply got a refund, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really cool museum and the Ansel Adams exhibit is a must if you are a fan, the rest of the exhibits were definitely great about all the different native american culture, artwork, and the different areas and nations that really show a great variety and information on each different exhibit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I go to various exhibits at the Eiteljorg as I am fortunate enough to live with in a driving distance; I attended the first Ansel exhibit in 2000 (think that was the year), but this one is stunning. There are so many more photographs on display this time. And there is much more variety. Ansel Adams has those iconic pictures,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Definitely a must do on your list of places to see when you visit Indianapolis. Check for the various traveling exhibits to find out what will be on display when you visit. Loved that the parking garage was underground and connected to the Indiana Museum too.

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Cedarburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Pleasant experience. Friendly staffers. Nice features for small children in lower level. Great museum store.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I insisted this be one of our stops and it did not disappoint! We happened to be there for the Ansel Adams exhibit and it was so great!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Revisited the Eiteljorg after many years absence in order to see the Jingle Rails exhibit. It did not disappoint! Many renovations and additions since last visit. Staff is welcoming, informative, and child friendly. Art collection is amazing. Will be going back often as possible.

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