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Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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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
Description: Gothic cathedral.

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Gorgeous...like a castle!

Watched ithe Indianapolis School of Ballet present The Nutcracker. What a gorgeous venue for such a beautiful ballet presentation. We will be back! This could never grow old...a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Watched ithe Indianapolis School of Ballet present The Nutcracker. What a gorgeous venue for such a beautiful ballet presentation. We will be back! This could never grow old...a new holiday tradition for sure! Proud to also be part of the Scottish Rite/Masonic membership and the goodwill it promotes in charity work.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Fantastic historical site. Funny it's not really a cathedral at all. Very rare to see such a historical building that is so well preserved. Lots of history and symbolism here. Definately worth a visit, especially since it's free (but you have to take a tour). Tour guide was much more open about masonry than expected.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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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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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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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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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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North Carolina
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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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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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