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Scottish Rite Cathedral

650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-262-3100
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Ranked #20 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
Description: Gothic cathedral.
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Saint Petersburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Vienna, Austria
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The tour of The Scottish Rite Temple was one of the best field trips I have ever been on with or without my children! It was an amazing place and the guide was wonderful, knowledgable and great with the kids. He answered every question and asked the kids to interact as often as possible. I can't wait to go again!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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118 reviews 118 reviews
8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was fortunate enough to attend a business dinner at Scottish Rite. This is a beautiful old facility that is a landmark in downtown Indianapolis. The food was typical dinner fare for a business meeting. Everything was tasty and seasoned well. It's often difficult to feed and serve 200 or so guests at the same time. The servers were attentive... More

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Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was in Indianapolis several years ago when I discovered this Cathedral, but found out they only give tours certain hours on weekdays and on the third Saturday of each week. We did not schedule a group tour, but we were lucky to have a guide just for the 3 of us. It was free of charge, although they have... More

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Seymour, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The cathedral itself looks kind of ordinary on the outside for such a large structure. We visited on a Sunday afternoon but it wasn't open for visitors so we couldn't see the inside. Who would've thought a church would be locked up tight in the early afternoon on a Sunday? I guess if you visit, do a little research to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We went to a wedding reception held there, first time I have ever been, and it is beautiful inside. The woodwork and rooms are amazing. A very substantial building from the outside, and the stonework, masonry and the architecture is beautiful. Indianapolis is proud to show its history.

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Kentfield, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This place will make you say what a amazing and beautiful building when you take the Free tour. It was originally built for 1.5 million and couldn't be built for under 500 million these days and that is if you could find the craftsman to be able to do it. They also do and have plays and weddings there.

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