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Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Address: 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317-262-3100
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Gothic cathedral.

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The Cathedral is Not a Church

Once you can get past that fact, it is truly an amazing facility. A visit thirty years ago without a camera, hoping four years ago for a tour only to find that the facility was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Terre Haute, Indiana
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dayton, oh
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75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were looking forward to seeing the Cathedral, but it was not open. I guess only open on weekdays! Not very convenient for visitors!

Thank Mary O
Terre Haute, Indiana
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376 reviews
149 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once you can get past that fact, it is truly an amazing facility. A visit thirty years ago without a camera, hoping four years ago for a tour only to find that the facility was completed booked by one of the Super Bowl teams in preparation for the Super Bowl and finally a tour with a camera happened . The... More 

Thank jwjwjwjw1
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Scottish Rite Cathedral is a monument to the Indiana limestone industry. Recent renovations, cleaning if the stone and new lighting make this palace of architectural beauty sparkle.

Thank gopwins
Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss taking a free tour of this beautiful building when you visit Indianapolis. Gorgeous stained glass, beautiful wood work, interesting history of the Masons. After your tour, be sure to have lunch at the Double Eagle Cafe....one of the best values in Indianapolis for lunch. Or just drop by for lunch Monday - Friday between 11-2....cafeteria style with several... More 

Thank jeaninel317
South Holland, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Toured this beautifully built and maintained building with our very knowledgeable tour guide, Fred, who has been the organist here for over 40 years. Don't miss it next time you're in Indy.

Thank Anne B
Franklin Ohio
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277 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Was heading out of town and saw this huge cathedral and stopped to check it out. This was a Saturday and it wasn't open but would have loved to see inside. Either way this was worth a stop to admire. This is close to War and Veteran memorial.

Thank chattygirl7491
Mt Airy NC
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385 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Our guide made us feel so welcome as he explained the history of the building and the purpose of the sponsoring organization. Knowing the "why" behind the carvings makes them even more impressive than the craftsmanship. I was impressed with the hidden speakers in the auditorium. We only had an hour and regret that we didn't have more time.

Thank Gina S
Palm City, Florida
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376 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

It is a beautiful spot full of history. It is a destination for events, although we went to tour. The building is majestic from the outside and the windows and detailing are fabulous.

Thank tedact
Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We've been to multiple events at the Scottish Rite Cathedral - from a wedding and reception recently, to fundraisers, to class reunions. It's always been a classy place to go to or hold any event.

Thank Janet R
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
1,034 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

great tour of the place. very informative. the structure of this building with really good. it is quite the striking building. very large

Thank jlantern3

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