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Hook's American Drugstore Museum

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Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-924-1503
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A fun throwback

We stop in every year during the Indiana State Fair to have a soda from the authentic old-time soda... read more

Reviewed January 28, 2013
amcalexa
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Fishers, Indiana
Travel back in time

A fun Museum to go back to the days when everyone moved a little slower and technology was just the... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2013
nanatbrdg
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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This museum, which explores the 400-year history of the American drugstore, is set to re-open in 2002.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
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Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
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+1 317-924-1503
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stop in every year during the Indiana State Fair to have a soda from the authentic old-time soda fountain and shop for the kind of old-time candy you can't even find at Cracker Barrel. During the fair, it's a nice respite from the crowds....More

1  Thank amcalexa
Reviewed January 25, 2013

A fun Museum to go back to the days when everyone moved a little slower and technology was just the ringing of the bell on the door! Penny candy isn't just a penny anymore, but its a great place to reminisce about the good old...More

Thank nanatbrdg
Reviewed January 16, 2013

I grew up going to Hook's Drugs so this brought back fond memories for me. Fun to see the old soda fountain and all the old pharmacy equipment. If you like history this is a good place to hear the staff tell you about the...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We are relatively new to Indiana (11 years) but I discovered this on our first trip to the State Fair. Take time to stop and visit this odd little museum and read a few labels; some of what is in here I remember as a...More

1  Thank PastorTimothy1701
Reviewed August 31, 2012

This place is like walking back in history to and old time pharmacy and soda fountain. It is so interesting to see the old pharmacy equipment and tools. Plus, I had a chocolate soda.....mmmmm.

1  Thank Victoria K
Reviewed June 5, 2012

I emailed to make sure they were open, the president of the organization emailed back and said yes they were open. Got to the Fairgrounds and paid $5 to get in, drove to Hook's and it was closed. I emailed the president back and asked...More

6  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed April 9, 2012

we go every year that we go to the State Fair. Every year we learn somethign new. the prices are surprisingly good (you can buy candy, etc, there) and the staff are surprisingly knowledable.

1  Thank DrStevenH
Reviewed April 6, 2012

It was a good time to step back in history. I'm 60 years old and we had a drug store/soda shop in my small town when I was growing up, nice to remember

2  Thank Lanny K
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Everyone need to stop in and get an old stlye Float and candy.

1  Thank rodney w
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Since we go to the State Fair every year 2-3 times and to some of the other functions there we have visited it a lot and our kids and grandkids have learned alot

Thank Howard B
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