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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW 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 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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Damascus, Syria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Civil War Circle or also called the Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Memorial is the most striking view on Meridian Street as you enter the street from Hyw. 40 in the downtown area of Indianapolis! My only wish is that I had my camera ready to snap a great photo of this magnificent architectural wonder. I went around and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great civil war museum. Authentic artifacts, story boards of letters from the soldiers. Audio and video are great and makes it where you feel like you are in the period if the civil war.

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About a 30 minute civil war museum, not too much depth but interesting. Worth a stop while at monument circle and it is a free event.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monument is as old as the Statue of Liberty. It is the Coolest looking tower in Indy with scary looking statues of service men and women. A walk up the tower is free, but the elevator cost $2.00. I recommend this to any history, art, or architecture fan.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a Trolley Car trip around Indianapolis. This was my favorite. However the museum was not open the day we went. I can imagine it is as awesome as the statue etc. in the circle in middle of downtown Indy.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Indianapolis shows great respect to the military, both current and through history. So this is another impressive and sensitive monument. Below the monument is a civil war museum. Free to the public and though small, well done and informative. It is not open every day so check the times before visiting.

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