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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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It's GOLDen!

The Gold exhibition was great as it was a good history teaching while still being entertaining (visually) for the kiddos. They make the place feel like a nice lodge while still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Muncie, Indiana
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Muncie, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Gold exhibition was great as it was a good history teaching while still being entertaining (visually) for the kiddos. They make the place feel like a nice lodge while still having that exciting feeling. I will visit again on the next update!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Sculptures in the garden, all of the fantastic colorful artwork showing history of the west is beautiful, the layout of the building is beautiful

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I love the art on the top floor covering Indiana history , Different art exhibits offer something new each time we visit.Access to the Canal area and next door to the IMAX and Indiana Sta museum. Look for free admission offers during the week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We visited the museum for a special exhibit with our adult children and their spouses. We all found something we enjoyed. It was a very nice way to spend a few hours in downtown Indy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The first time I visited the Eiteljorg I couldn't believe we had such a comprehensive collection of Native American and Western Art right here in Indianapolis. The music, architecture, artifacts and general ambience of the space transport you right into the beautiful and sometime brutal paintings of artists like Charles M. Russell and Alfred Jacob Miller. Don't miss the Eiteljorg.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If you are coming to Indianapolis or have already moved here without visiting the Eiteljorg, this must be on your "bucket list." In addition to a breathtaking collection, much of it assembled in the early 20th century when American/Western artists were looked down upon in comparison to European artists (and therefore could more easily be collected by a determined patron... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

See the stage coach on the lower level, only missing the live horses! Great for kids and adults alike. The current special exhibit on gold mining in West is extremely informative...but fun too! The curators deserve applause.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Wonderful architecture and use of stone and wood. Inviting clusters of leather chairs scattered around; pleasant atmosphere in the cafe and tasty food. The collection itself is interesting with a wide variety of times and artists; we enjoyed the current gallery exhibition on gold. The gift shop offerings were extensive - found an Acoma pot there that was less than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

With its focus on American Indian tribes across the United States, Eiteljorg offers visitors a more comprehensive experience of the cultures than many museums. The first floor exhibits - paintings and sculptures - on the American West represented Americans' experiences and memories of the West and American Indians. Some of the exhibits recognized the distorted viewpoint of the artists in... More 

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York, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

In addition to rotating displays, this museum had permanent galleries, which I thought was the best. Including all major cultural groups of the First People, from Eastern Woodlands to Desert Southwest, the pieces were high quality. I thought the Pacific Northwest and Arctic/Subarctic displays were especially interesting. The café they have is top notch, too, and perfect for a post-visit... More 

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