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Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens

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Address: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
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+1 317-920-2660
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautiful at Christmas

Just a pleasant day with a knowledgeable tour guide. Very enjoyable. Gave some insight into the sisters and the Lilly Family that lived here.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 30, 2016
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Fishers, Indiana
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120 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the Lilly House, Oldfields, decorated for Christmas and took the opportunity to do so today (12/16/16). To gain entry we discovered that we had to either be members of the IMA ($75) or buy general admission tickets for $18 each. This was a one time visit for us, so we went the $18 route whereas the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Just a pleasant day with a knowledgeable tour guide. Very enjoyable. Gave some insight into the sisters and the Lilly Family that lived here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Lovely place to visit in the summer or winter. Beautiful gardens. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the IMA and Lilly house & gardens this past Saturday 9-24. We took the 1pm gardens tour and we were the only two on it. Our guide (Jamie Gibbs) was great! He was a wealth of knowledge on the history of the Lilly gardens, family and house as he spent lot of his youth on... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Very elegant home. Both the receptionist and docent were very friendly and knowledgeable. 2nd floor has not be restored but is used as display space (this time they had silver items). Would have been nice if there were signs at least saying what the rooms were originally used for, such as Master Bedroom, upstairs living space, etc. 3rd floor is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

If you love nature & beauty, this is a must see. The gardens & grounds are a rare example of a preserved estate landscape designed by Percival Gallagher of the Olmsted Brothers firm. The 22-room mansion reflects the 1930s era when the Lilly family lived there. The rest of the estate makes up a major portion of the Indianapolis Museum... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We love visiting this home of the Lilly Family. The Tiffany exhibit upstairs was amazing. There were so many interesting pieces. Ice cream is always wonderful but as you read how it was cherished and served is amazing. Each Christmas we visit to see a historical perspective of what the home preparations would be like.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Wonderful place to visit and see an enchanting family mansion. Bought some painted lady green bean seeds and looking forward to the harvest this fall.

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Whiteland, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have hadthe pleasure & fun of taking photos on this wonderful estate twice in my life, & I hope to do it again, since I have a new camera. Anyone who loves art & nature will love walking around this estate & taking pictures of beautiful flowers,garden settings & a whole lot more. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IT, EVEN IF... More 

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We loved visiting the garden and greenhouse. The statues make it feel so elegant. The home is lovely and enjoyed the history of the property. The display of silver upstairs is exquisite. Loved it!

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