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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317 636 9378
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 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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Great museum!

Wow, what a gem! This museum is smaller, not overwhelming, clean, and unique. Located right across from the JW Marriott, it took me about 3 hours to go through. You can go at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
TrinityDiodore
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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This museum was not a lot to rave about it needs more exhibits and also more for kids to do and experience. The kids were bored with the little they had. I really expected a lot more as the museum itself is beautiful, it just needs more.

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, what a gem! This museum is smaller, not overwhelming, clean, and unique. Located right across from the JW Marriott, it took me about 3 hours to go through. You can go at your own pace. The day I went it was very slow, so I had peace and quiet going through the exhibits. I loved the most current one,... More 

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Colorado Springs
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559 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I appreciate the manageable and intimate size of this medium. It provides a reasonable amount of content to view in a couple of hours. I found the atmosphere modern yet relaxing. This museum doesn't tell the visitor anything new, though, just the same worn out composite American Indian story we've all heard since grade school. I was hoping for something... More 

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Greenwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can go at your own leisure. Absolutely stunning paintings of the Old West & Native Americans. Felt inspired & back to nature after leaving!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

The train exhibit was spectacular. It is worth the admission price just to see this one part of the museum. The rest of the museum is dedicated to Native American artifacts and culture. Even my four-year-old grandson was impressed -- and he and his two-year-old sister were delighted with the children's play area. Also, the cafeteria had a really lovely... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to see the Jingle Rails exhibit. It's one of my husbands favorite events there. I like how each year they add something new. It is amazing how it all made of natural material, except the trains of course. This year it expanded out into the hallway. Enjoyed the video of the trains view of the exhibit.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It seems a strange place to have a museum of Western art, but here you have it. The Eiteljorg museum has a little bit of everything including a special "Jingle Rails" exhibit at Christmas time. From the moment you enter the museum through massive doors that look as if they belong on a great western lodge you enter a very... More 

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Thank 54Nancy54
Bluffton, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see the Jingle Rails display and were very glad we did. It was amazing and our 9 and 11 year old girls enjoyed it as much as the adults. The rest of the museum was also very interesting and well worth the admission price. The kids especially enjoyed the Western Families exhibit in the basement that is... More 

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Thank leo543212016
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some truly amazing pieces of Artwork from the American West. An absolute must visit for anyone interested in Native Peoples, Cowboys and the American West. The staff were extremely welcoming and I was surprised to see an art restorer restoring a work in the museum in front of visitors and availalbe to answer questions as he went.

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Thank twithomas
Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in December with friends from work. Jingle Rails is not to be missed. The exhibit is open from November until January, but it is fantastic. Other exhibits are interesting and the gift shop is fun!

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