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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2707
Phone Number: 317 636 9378
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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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A museum to teach you about Native Americans

This is a small but mighty museum with a lot of art by or about our many native nations from the plains to east coast to southwest and Alaska. Mr Eiteljorg became quite the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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West Chicago, Illinois
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West Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a small but mighty museum with a lot of art by or about our many native nations from the plains to east coast to southwest and Alaska. Mr Eiteljorg became quite the collector of all things Native American and left his collection to the museum. Many others have generously contributed collections or individual pieces and the museum has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely a good place to visit with your family. It's not so good for young children that like to touch and want to play with everything but for the other ages you will have a lots of fun and learn amazing things. Every year they bring a train exhibit which I totally recommend. It's all made out of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interested in the native Americans history, this is a nice place to go. They Also have a very nice restaurant

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was just there to see the exposition on the Grand Canyon. It was spectacular. Spent two hours at that exhibit and another 2 at the rest of the museum. It was an afternoon well spent and I look forward to going back. Located in downtown Indianapolis. It shares underground parking with The Indiana State Museum, The NCAA Hall of Champions... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an original specialty museum, how the west was depicted and how native Americans were depicted in art. A beautiful building and the exhibits are so well explained and laid out

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit with groups or families. Beautiful building with multiple galleries (paintings, sculptures, artifacts etc) - well organized and labeled.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love our travels to the Four Corners area of the Southwest but have not been there for some time. We have been to this museum many years ago and it was wonderful to be here again. Tears came to my eyes when I walked into the large room with the huge paintings of the Grand Canyon along with so... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This Museum is impressive. The Design is incredible, filled with all things Indian. The Gallery work is amazing with an impressive collection of many different Indian tribes. I recommend taking family for a history lesson or taking a field trip. the location is a good spot to, near the white River Park and on the grounds of a market... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on a rainy Saturday around 2:00 pm and the museum was busy but not packed. I was most impressed with the art on the canal level of the museum. The room that houses the temporary exhibits was closed and due to that it took less than 2 hours to see the whole museum. Mind you, I didn't read... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum devoted to Native American arts, culture and handicrafts. It was very beautiful and well done. The displays were very nicely done and easy to see to enjoy. Some of the handiwork was so impressive and Native Americans from all areas of the country were represented in the displays. There was a very nice hands-on children's area as well.... More 

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