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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 #11 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Plainfield, Indiana
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129 reviews 129 reviews
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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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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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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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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26 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Daily tours are available during normal operating hours! If you are donwtonw, take a moment ot share one of the most beautiful creations of architecutre you will see!

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Speedway, Indiana
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30 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Scottish Rite Cathedral is magnificent. I have attended a few shows in the auditorium and as well as dinners in the downstairs facility. All were memorable! The architecture is fantastic as is the decor. The crown jewel was the dance floor in the ballroom. It is suspended on springs and is made of two colors of wood in a... More

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