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“Closer to home than DC, but just as thought-provoking!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Indiana War Memorial

Indiana War Memorial
51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-232-7615
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Ranked #7 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Military Museums, Monuments/ Statues
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Owner description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
Aurora, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Closer to home than DC, but just as thought-provoking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We visited on the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and expected to have to share space, but that was not the case at all! We were there around lunch time and there was plenty of free street parking between the memorial and the obelisk (sorry, not sure of the street name). Walked right in, were greeted by wonderful classical music, and wandered around the museum with our kids (ages 6 and 7) for almost two hours! Things were set up so that younger kids could read and understand things at their level and there were more detailed descriptions for those who were interested (and could read more!).
The pride in the artifacts was apparent and the various types of presentations (some documents, some models/ mannequins, some recorded speeches/ music, some photographs, etc.) spoke to various eras. We have been to Indy before, but this was our first visit. You could impress several generations with a visit here!

Visited November 2012
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Beavercreek, Ohio, United States
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“Indiana War Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The memorial was full of information and artifacts. I really liked how it progressed through the years of the wars. I also liked that it was so up to date.

Visited November 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Impressive War Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The Indiana War Memorial is located between the Veteran’s Memorial Plaza and University Park, north of Monument Circle and northeast of the state capitol building. It is beautiful and impressive and certainly worth a stop. A great Lincoln statue and a Benjamin Harrison statue are also located in University Park. Downtown Indianapolis is very walkable. The streets have metered parking.

Visited September 2012
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New Castle, Indiana
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A true Indiana treasure. Haven't been up to the top inside since I was a little kid but I always enjoy visiting monument circle and seeing this treasure.

Visited October 2012
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Avon, Indiana
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Magnificent architecture and history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Love coming to this monument time and again. Have taken hundreds of photos, and enjoy seeing it at different times of year.

Visited July 2012
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