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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #10 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This square is amazing, very nice, you cant go with the car because is so busy but you can do it walking, is very enjoyable,

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Conway, Arkansas, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is a great addition to Downtown Indianapolis and really helps separate Indy's downtown from other downtown areas. This museum is made all the more amazing by the fact that it was built all the way back in 1902. It is definitely worth visiting this monument for anyone in the Indianapolis area.

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Garden City, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Amazing statue on all four sides paying tribute to our heroes. Placed in the middle of a round about makes a nice center piece.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I've lived in Indy 14 years and just discovered the wonderful and free museum. It covers all of the major American conflicts. So much to see. Be prepared to get tired as it will take a while to visit it all.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

There were some interesting things to see, but I'm glad we didn't have to pay for this. If you're at the war memorial already, take a turn through it

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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Strikingly beautiful monument right in the middle of downtown - a great meeting place because eveyone knows where it is! I look forward to visiting during a less icy month of the year! It is from the Civil War I think.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Beautiful monument and if at all possible take the stairs to gain some insight on how they put this thing together more then a century ago. When you get to the top the viewing area is fairly cramped and can be warm even in the winter so a few minutes is probably all you will want to stay. I know... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you are going to visit Indy, you need to see this landmark. Easily accessible in the heart of downtown. It is truly an amazing site to behold.

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Troy, Michigan, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We recently spent the weekend in Indianapolis and had a wonderful time. So much to see and do! One afternoon, we took the elevator to the top of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument where we got a fantastic view of the city. The monument is located right downtown and when you get to the top you can walk around in... More

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Monroeville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We visited on a Saturday in November and had an amazing time. The monument really is quite beautiful and there is an amazing view from the top! You have the option of taking the elevator for $2 each way or taking 330 steps for free--we opted for the steps and it was such a workout!! I'd only recommend the steps... More

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