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Indiana War Memorial

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Address: 51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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+1 317-232-7615
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

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An unknown gem in Indy

I went to the war memorial as part of a scout trip. It is a very interesting museum that tracks the role that Indiana and Hoosiers played in the various wars. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2016
Nick L
Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

I went to the war memorial as part of a scout trip. It is a very interesting museum that tracks the role that Indiana and Hoosiers played in the various wars. Very interesting and not very crowded. I would recommend it

Thank Nick L
Wheaton, Illinois
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

Great museum and military shrine no to mention the attraction of the architecture of the building itself. Very sobering inside.

Thank Jean N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed April 14, 2016

My father was a WWII Vet that fought in the Pacific Theater in the Marine Corps. I always think of my Dad when I visit this place. A very majestic memorial deserving for our veterans!

Thank jamyers212
Marlboro, New Jersey, USA
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2016

passed by it many times while in town. Stopped 1 night to gaze on it. its moving and makes you think.

Thank BIGMIKE275
Indianapolis, Indiana
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

See that buidling? The whole top part is one huge memorial room. The basement houses a history museum. The Memorial is located down town in the grassy mall just south of the Central Library. Spend a couple of hours discovering an often overlooked spot right in the heart of the circle city.

Thank Phil C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

This was an amazing sight to behold in a downtown that doesn't have too much glitz and glam going for it. Being out the outskirts of downtown I was really amazed to visit this site.

Thank Kyle V
Bluffton, Indiana
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2016

This place had been recommended and I'm sorry we never took our children as it is a treasure of patriotic knowledge. Historical and best of all, it's free!

Thank Kayleen R
Singapore, Singapore
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91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2016

The War Memorial is a majestic building north of the Soldiers and Sailors monument. Climbing up the stairs and looking back to the downtown area, you get a beautiful view of the city centre, The exhibits in the museum were very interesting and well-documented, illustrating artifacts from previous wars with lots of interesting stories and photographs. There is even a... More 

Thank Running R
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Pretty neat history for anyone downtown Indy--> ANd a plus: It's a free attraction! Learn about some interesting war history underneath this memorial.

1 Thank Megan W
Attica, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 28, 2016

unfortunately the memorial was closed even though when we looked it up online it said that it would be open.

1 Thank Kris H

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