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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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Fri - Sun 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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Long live the....Confederacy!!!

This landmark has been here for years and will hopefully be long after! People do not realize the sacrifices that were made during the Civil War....and it was NOT all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Stevensville, Montana
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Stevensville, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This landmark has been here for years and will hopefully be long after! People do not realize the sacrifices that were made during the Civil War....and it was NOT all about...Slavery! Almost 300,000 Confederate lives lost, and almost 400,000 Union lives...this...is a must see!

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Arden, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The monument is very beautiful and detailed. Be sure to look at all four sides as they are different. We didn't realize that the observation deck was closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Wished we could have gone to the top.

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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Soldiers & Sailors Monument, with the small but interesting Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum located under the monument itself, is a key landmark in downtown Indy and the feature that the wonderful Monument Circle with all of its activities, shops and restaurants surrounds. The cornerstone of this beautiful 285ft (87m) high monument was laid in 1889, completed in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There is not a charge to go in. You can go up in the elevator. I did not go up. There may be a charge for the elevator to go to the top. I am not sure. If you are clostrophobic you will not like the elevator. The bottom of the monument has a museum with some revolutionary war history.... More 

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A must for all Civil War buffs. An awesome collection of Civil War items related to Indiana and Indianapolis. Great displays. A wonderful learning experience and best of all, it's free!

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This little Civil War museum is INSIDE the monument on the Circle. It details the Indiana soldier's participation and experiences. FREE with a donation box.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After walking the stairs up, we regretted it as we were really soar. However we are still happy we made it. Nice view and cool to see!

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Fishers, IN, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am from Indy and I wasn't aware that you could even go inside of this place. Turned out you can and you can either take a $2 elevator ride or walk to the top for free. I elected to walk. Huge workout! 38 stories of tight corridor stair well. If you're into fitness, this walk is worth it. If... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you have any issues with confined spaces, do not climb the stairs (at least not to the top). The elevator is very confined, as well. Don't do it! :) I loved the museum! Learn about ballistics, various cannons, clothing, medical/health issues, housing, and where, when, how, why and who through various letters and other accounts. The walk-through was a... More 

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Convoy, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We love this beautiful people watching area. There's always something going on, and the trip to the top is a tight squeeze, but worth the $2 to get a different view of the city. This is a great spot to go if you want to catch a carriage ride and there are tons of unique places to eat within blocks.

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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 3172330528
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

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