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Scottish Rite Cathedral

Address: 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
Phone Number: 317-262-3100
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Ranked #21 of 193 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Gothic cathedral.
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Type: Architectural buildings, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Owner description: Gothic cathedral.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a chance to visit the Scottish Rite Cathedral for a friends wedding reception for their daughter. Very unique place for a wedding reception. It worked out well.What a beautiful place, and the architecture here is awesome! If you ever have a chance to visit you would be amazed at the beauty!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a beautiful Cathedral, for any type of event. I went for a graduation in the Auditorium but saw where they had set up for a couple of weddings, and it was amazing.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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158 reviews 158 reviews
53 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I've been able to tour the cathedral several times and it is an amazing and beautiful experience even for an individual that is not super religious.

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132 reviews 132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

What an amazing place to visit. Definitely the most beautiful building in Indianapolis or anywhere else nearby. Honestly, don't know if I can think of a more beautiful building in the US. Maybe some places in DC. This is part of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. The building is open for free tours during the week. Close to the World... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We attended an evening function that encompassed the 2nd and 3rd floor. Beautiful wood interior, ornately carved walls, ceiling etc. Well preserved and maintained. The historical artifacts are fascinating. Find out the tour days and times. You won't be disappointed

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I enjoyed a private (free) tour of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, complete with an historical overview by a well-informed docent who rightfully took pride in this grand structure. This edifice is a marvel, exquisitely executed. I could have spent hours studying the stained glass windows alone, and the woodworking and carvings are exemplary. I didn't have an appointment--I just dropped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Except to professionals the unique architecture is indescribable! Received 32nd degree of Masonry in the autumn of 1970. An honor and wonderfully educational experience!

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Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This place was amazing! Free tours from 10-2 this week on the weekdays. The tour took just over an hour and is given by one of the freemasons. The place is SO beautiful. You will be amazed at the many floors and all the beauty it holds. The auditorium is SO cool - SO amazing - SO beautiful. Worth it... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I was lucky enough to attend a wedding reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral a while back. What a beautiful, classy place! If you get a chance to check it out, don't miss it. It's stunning!

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Bountiful, Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a must see on a visit to Indianapolis for its beauty and amazing craftsmanship. We went through a tour here that they give and the person giving it was very knowledgeable in the history of the cathedral and all of its workings. Bring a camera for you will definitely want to photograph the beautiful rooms here.

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