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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Address: , Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 3172330528
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Description: A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served...
A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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Fun hike to top!

We enjoyed the free climb to the top of the soldier's and sailor's monument. It takes some stamina, but anyone in decent shape with no fear of heights can make it to the top if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the free climb to the top of the soldier's and sailor's monument. It takes some stamina, but anyone in decent shape with no fear of heights can make it to the top if they take their time. The reward is a 360 view of downtown and beyond. On a clear day you can see really far! For those... More 

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The beauty of this sculpture is one you don't want to miss. It is within walking distance from downtown.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Meridian Streed is the center street that runs from the South way up North Indianapolis, this monument is impressive and the fountain in one side is very Nice, this is a must see it is Indianapolis landmark,

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very impressed with this unique monument and underground museum. The museum is most informative and not overwhelming. I have to say the entire city of Indianapolis has caught me off guard, and I will definitely return again to see more of this clean and lively city.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A small free museum located under the column, it takes about an hour of your time. The museum is fairly modern, quite informative, though the temperature control on a very warm day was...spotty. I wouldn't say it was hot, but it certainly was warm. Nevertheless, it was worth a visit for any historian, lovers of military history or the Civil... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Best kept museum secret in downtown Indy and it's right under Monument Circle. I wish more people knew about this historic little gem in the very heart of our Capitol city. I'd like to see more historic items.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

While attending Gencon at the Indianapolis Convention Center we came across this wonderful find. Kudos to Indianapolis for putting up such a great monument in the middle of downtown. We came across it while walking to the convention center. Although we were too late to visit the museum we did take some time to photograph this lovely sculpture. You don't... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My family enjoyed looking through the Eli Lilly Civil War Museum and then walking to the top of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument -- it is quite a climb! The views at the top are very nice. It is a beautiful momument in the middle of Monument Circle. Kudos to Indianapolis for such a nice downtown feature.

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We just happened on this museum and were very pleased with our visit. No fees but a donation box which we happily donated. Very interesting.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I had been to this museum on my last visit but in this visit thought to have night view of the memorial and it looked beautiful. Only on day the museum is open but at evening the place is full with people enjoying the night on there own way., Few people were dancing, making circle of the monuments and enjoying... More 

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