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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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Oldfields -- Zen Serenity in Indianapolis

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Socorro, NM
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Socorro, NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Tennessee
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Beautiful gardens and lovely huge home to tour on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Geared more for adults, but even my tween seemed to like strolling the garden paths to see "what's next"! Really interesting short film to watch before proceeding to tour the Lilly family home. In each room of the home, I loved seeing the... More 

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Greencastle, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Free to tour the inside of the Lily house. Gardens outside was beautiful. Greenhouse was nice. Beautiful property.

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Odem, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Saw the Lilly House. We are from Texas on our way to Michigan looked up stuff to do in Indianapolis since we were going thru there. It was a nice place to visit. The tour inside is unguided you basically follow a path from room to room. Also you can see the outside from inside. The gardens are really nice.... More 

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