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Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens

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Address: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
Phone Number: 317-920-2660 or 317-923-1331
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful estate and neat history

This is a great free activity adjacent to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The house and grounds are beautiful. The interior house has many historical displays about the city of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Greenwood, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great free activity adjacent to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The house and grounds are beautiful. The interior house has many historical displays about the city of indianapolis as well as displays about the families that occupied the house (Oilfields and Lilly). During the holidays, when we visited, the house was artfully decorated with many photo opportunities... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is a great house and gardens to visit. There are people there to give you some history of the house and Lilly family. Go on a nice day so you can enjoy the museum grounds while you're there. Beautiful!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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138 reviews 138 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If your tastes run towards seeing how the rich lived then a free tour of the Lilly mansion is for you. On the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Museum, try to visit during the Christmas season when the home is decorated to recreate that of the famous Indianapolis family that enjoyed these digs. A greenhouse with gift shop is worth... More 

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Socorro, NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I came across this place by accident and fell in love with the variety of gardens in one location! I had been very upset and strolling amidst the beautiful gardens calmed my heart and soul. There was ample privacy, benches to sit on, water features and animals about. Completely a lovely spot to wander hand in hand or to find... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

we were lucky to have a nice day for this visit. unfortunately the residence was closed to visitors for the winter but is supposed to be a big attraction for those interested in period interior design.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Free Admission! Beautiful home, very interesting tour of the building. They had signs in every room, you could use your smart phone to listen to an audio recording talking about the room, furniture and decorations. The downstairs was really neat, the upstairs was pretty boring. Downstairs it's fully furnished. Upstairs, it's basically empty rooms, with a few displays, more like... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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122 reviews 122 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When my daughter told me that she wanted to have her wedding photos taken outside at the Lilly House, I thought she was asking for trouble. Instead, it was a great experience. The grounds were beautiful and usable with inconveniencing others on the grounds If you are going to use the grounds, you do need to get a pass in... More 

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Tallahassee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Beautiful gardens and home, especially in Fall. Garden center has nice selection of gifts. Many paths and hidden gardens to explore. Intersting history of the propertys evolution.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We visited the grounds of Oldfields / 100 Acres since the IMA and Lilly House were closed for visits on Mondays. Scenic grounds ideal for walking and appreciating the landscaping (Oldfields) or outdoor art (100 Acres). We really appreciated the exercise and beauty of the grounds, and this was the highlight of our visit to Indianapolis. Great to pair with... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a great free Indianapolis attraction. The first floor of the home is lovely. The second floor is unfortunately lacking (no furnishings or period items to make it feel complete). The home has many lovely details throughout the first floor including lovely wood floors, built in bookshelves, fireplaces, and more. The gardens are nice, but not outstanding. The staff... More 

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