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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 3172330528
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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Majestic, Releavent, in the center of the action.

In the very center of downtown Indianapolis stands a monument to the veterans of the American Civil War. It also pays tribute to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the very center of downtown Indianapolis stands a monument to the veterans of the American Civil War. It also pays tribute to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Spanish American War. Originally rising above the landscape, now surrounded by a city that grew up around her. On the top of this obelisk shaped monument is Lady... More 

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful memorial, beautiful and with amazing views from the top. Entry is free - you can walk to the top for free or pay and take the elevator. (free for Military)

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove through Indianapolis quickly but wanted to stop here and am so glad we did. The circle was fun to walk around, with coffee shops, a pretty church, and other local sights near. We bought a few little things from the gift shop, which was nice. You buy tickets for the elevator there, which were $2 or you could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One could easily miss this incredible museum. Free, and loaded with relics that will blow your mind! Dont miss it...

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I recently traveled to Indianapolis. We traveled to the top of the Monument and the view is absolutely breath taking. The view of the city below is absolutely beautiful. I would definitely do it again if ever returning to Indy. I would recommend that everyone visit the Monument because the view below is gorgeous! We took some... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Indiana most of my life, but finally made the trip to the top of the Monument. It was a neat experience and the view is great, but... I'm a pretty big guy (3X shirts) and it was pretty tight for me to get around.

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent display of Civil War artifacts. I enjoyed the way it focused on one specific person during his enlistment and after his return home. A bit wet and musty as it is in the lower level, but worth a walk through.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The story of Eli Lilly is a story of a reluctant soldier who thought for the mortgages returned and returned and became a magnate in dedication. Good exhibits of the civil war for history buffs. Great view of city. Take elevator to top.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An iconic landmark of Indianapolis. The museum is small, but very interesting- worth the visit. Plan to spend extra time just relaxing and enjoying the local coffee shops and watching the horse drawn carriages pass by. My favorite time to visit is Christmas, if you are lucky to visit on a night it is snowing, you will love it!

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Wallkill, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is in the basement of the war memorial statue and a great place to visit. Lots of great interactive exhibits and a must see.

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