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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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+1 317-636-9378
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western...

The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.

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This is an ever expanding museum with unique and beautiful artifacts, educational programs, and lovely gift shop. You should not miss it when in Indianapolis.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Janice K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an ever expanding museum with unique and beautiful artifacts, educational programs, and lovely gift shop. You should not miss it when in Indianapolis.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a nice museum and I was struck by the quality of the grounds surrounding the location. It is located right along the canal by the Indiana State Museum and has a very cool sculpture garden.

Thank Greg S
Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in town for work with a couple hours to spare, so I headed to the Eiteljorg as the reviews were very positive. When researching before my visit eiteljorg.org stated that there was free parking and on their special offers page, "Staff/ Docents at ANY museum/zoo/cultural institution with ID" can enter for Free. I brought my credentials as indicated... More 

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Las Vegas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never been so disappointed in a museum until I came here. We asked simple questions and few had any answers. I even left messages for the person in charge to get back with me and he never did. The Remington selection was minimal which surprised me considering it's a museum for western art.

Thank Stayandtell
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

My friend and I visited this museum a week ago while in Indy on a cold February weekend. The collection is really nice. The museum is well laid out, and the displays are both informative and nice too look at. The collection of paintings is very fine. I saw a lot of art there I liked a lot. We also... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

We decided to go to this museum with our toddler, figuring that even if it was boring for him, it was near other points of interest. We were surprised to find that the entire basement was devoted to children with hands-on activities. There was a bean-bag bucket toss, build a "sod" (cushion) house (that our toddler adored), decorate and raise... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Going to any museum in Indy is a bit spendy these days, but so worth it when it comes to the Eiteljorg. The cafe there is great. Don't miss it.

1 Thank alzafiratos
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

My wife and I have driven through Indianapolis on several occasions but we never have spent much time there. Mention Indianapolis and I immediately think of the Indianapolis 500, which actually is run in neighboring Speedway, not Indianapolis, and St. Elmo Steak House, the city's iconic restaurant. Oh, there are the Colts and the Pacers and a world-class zoo. And... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

We stopped on a Monday afternoon to see the recently-acquired Adams Collection exhibit. There are a number of 19th-, 20th century, and contemporary paintings in addition to Indian artifacts. The new collection and permanent collection are well presented and covers Southwestern, Northwestern, Inuit, and Eastern tribes. The gift shop has a number of interesting items and parking in the nearby... More 

1 Thank Mack3065
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

The museum has two floors. The first floor has paintings and bronze castings depicting scenes from the west and Native Americans. Bierstadt, O'Keefe, Russell, Remington, and others are represented. The second floor has Native American artifacts from different nations from the northeast to the Pacific. There are some very beautiful pieces, fascinating artwork. We followed the advice of another reviewer... More 

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