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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 3172330528
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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Break from Convention Center

The museum was a welcome break from a long day at the Convention Center. The sculpture around the monument was striking. This is in the center of the Warehouse District and is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Brian C
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Paris, Kentucky
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Paris, Kentucky
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was a welcome break from a long day at the Convention Center. The sculpture around the monument was striking. This is in the center of the Warehouse District and is in easy walking distance of the Capitol and a bunch of hotels.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A combination of the Indy 500 and a salute to veterans museum indigenous to the area.. This AC/DC song sums it up and links the top together 'For those about to rock.. We salute you!'

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Paris, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who likes the Civil War's history will enjoy. It's Free and worth the walk through. The lookout was closed due to maintenance issues, but it is available most days to climb.

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1 Thank ahcanupp
Indianapolis, Indiana, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit the sister museum, Monument down the street under the "steps" Building there is an entire bunker of underground floors. Free, T-Saturday planes, tanks, all recent conflicts

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Thank Jennifer H
Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Underneath the Soldiers And Sailors Monument in downtown Indy, this is a nice, but small museum that is especially welcoming and cool on a hot humid day! Free museum with many interesting exhibits.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I saw this monument on TripAdvisor and decided not to go, because it did not look that impressive. My husband and I happen to walk by it on the way to church and I was surprised by the sheer size and detail. We found out from someone at church that there is also a museum and stairs inside that go... More 

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Thank Jasmine G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've lived in Indy for more than 25 years and have eaten many lunches on the steps of the Indiana Soldiers & Sailors Monument but never realized what an amazing museum was beneath those steps. I had always assumed the museum had to be teeny tiny. When I wandered in a on a Saturday afternoon, I was blown away by... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

You don't even have to graze the inside to see the beauty of this structure. If you have the time, you have to go inside. Bring a camera because you won't want to miss a single detail and the history that goes along with it. There are also other monuments within walking distance that are worth checking out too.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very well done museum under the monument on the circle in downtown Indianapolis. Very informative and it's free! Our fourth graders who study Indiana history visit every year. Kid friendly and hands on.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

terrific tribute to the men of this war. great for a photo. viewing it is truly a powerful and moving experience

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