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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Address: Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #8 of 65 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The museum (under the base of the monument) is great for families with kids and doesn't take too long. The monument on the Circle (inexpensive and free to veterans), while not the tallest point in the city anymore, still gives a really nice 360 view of Indy from the top.

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Indiana, USA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument is located in the heart of Indianapolis in Monument Circle (Downtown). First go visit the small but thoughtful Civil War exhibit in the base of the monument (more Hoosiers fought in the US Civil War than any Union State). The monument is made from limestone of Owen County, Indiana... More 

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Hartland, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a worthwhile attraction. It gives you an appreciation of the sacrifices people endured during that time. It's easy to find and I like the setting.

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zionsville IN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Awesome views of Indianapolis. Pay for the elevator. It's a lot of stairs to the top Be warned it is a bit cramped

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Kokomo, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great views of Indianapolis from the top. The museum is very nice & clean. Employees are helpful if you need them. The shop is okay. Thought it could have more in it. Would go again.

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Seoul, Korea
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This monument was well lit for the holiday season. The entire monument was lit with Christmas lights. The horse drawn carriages were charming (except for the poopoo bags). This is a nice stop when touring city!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Great structures and since its nearing Christmas they have decorated it with lights and have given the Monument a Christmas look...I was there the night they light on the lights...its was a once in a life time kinda experience...Performances,Fireworks,lots of lights and excitements...folks form far and near were there to grace the occasion ..its also nice to visit during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visit the day after Thanksgiving to see the lighting of the tallest christmas tree. The entire circle is lighted for the christmas season.

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Very old on The Circle and very tight space. Looks like no updates since the last time I was there 40 years ago.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is THE landmark for Indy. I understand that changes are coming to make it more pedestrian friendly. Not sure why it needs the change, but it's coming

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