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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument
Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #10 of 64 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments & statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
Hollywood, Florida
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701 reviews 701 reviews
487 attraction reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
“Most see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This place is most see while in indianapolis it right in the middle of the square or rodonda surrounded by restaurants. Amazing monument dedication to the soldier.

Visited September 2012
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Anamosa, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Kids loved going to the top of the monument”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

A lot of history to see and read. It is free and in the center of downtown, so a must-see if you are in the area.

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Histopry at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is on eof my children's favorite museums to visit - you can do the circle city monument and the musem all together and then grab a treat at south bend chocolate! This one is a must see!

Visited June 2012
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New Palestine, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Don't Miss the Museum and Monument!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A wonderful piece of Indiana history thoughtfully preserved! Everyone should visit and take the elevator to the top!

Visited November 2012
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Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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63 attraction reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Try the stairs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We've been into downtown Indianapolis hundreds of times, but never visited the monument until this month. There was a minimal fee to take the elevator to the top of the monument, but I would have preferred the stairs (my husband didn't feel like climbing though). The wait for the elevator was about 10 minutes, and when we reached the top there was very little room to move around to see all four sides. However, once we were able to maneuver around, the views were pretty good.

Visited November 2012
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