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Scottish Rite Cathedral

650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-262-3100
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Ranked #17 of 85 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: Gothic cathedral.
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Minneapolis
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Terrific architecture and interesting history. It is well worth taking the time to tour this treasure of a building.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The cathedral is full of interesting architecture and symbolism. They offer a tour that is well worth the cost and explains much of the history of the cathedral. It's the closest thing you'll find to a European cathedral in the United States.

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Teutopolis, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Free tour of a building that is almost a hundred years old...that is one of the reasons we went and I am so glad we did it was absolutely beautiful and with so much history. For example the reason it is called a cathedral is because the architect wanted to build churches and thought if he called it a cathedral... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I was with a senior group on a tour given by a gentleman who was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the building/construction/organization. All the detail of the building that was done in the late 1920's without all the knowledge and resources available today - it's really a treasure to see. It's beautiful to see & hear the history. Afterwards... More

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Delphi, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The inside was breathtaking. We had a guide for the different rooms explaining the various items. Such as furniture, flooring and Stained glass windows.

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Schererville, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great monumental location. Visited for lunch (which was really delicious and inexpensive) walked around and was greeted by staff. Not my religion but it was still fascinating to see the location and architecture

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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is a sight to see. It a gothic castle in the middle of a bustling city. Really beautiful place. One feels like a princess inside.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

It's an amazing venue for a wedding! The woodwork is impressive and quite a site! this was a great venue for a bridal show. I think they did a lot with the space provided on 3 of the floors. the parking was good because we arrived early but there is a large lot behind the venue. It's located right in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We brought our boys (3, 5, 7, 9) and they loved it! Every room was more incredible than the last. Cannot fathom how much was spent to build this place.

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Newburgh, Indiana, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

An amazing building I have driven by many times. I was out for a walk and dropped in not knowing they would give a tour. An older mason was glad to give us the tour and was very knowledgeable about everything he showed us. Room dimensions included.

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