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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
+1 317-233-0528
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Okay not great

I thought the War Memorial did a better job but it is worth a quick tour. The Moument itself was... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2017
Bridgeville, Delaware
via mobile
Good central place

The monument is right in the middle of a busy intersection and is cool to have there. I didn't go... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2017
Saint John, Indiana
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-233-0528
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

I thought the War Memorial did a better job but it is worth a quick tour. The Moument itself was excellent.

Thank Jvogle
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

The monument is right in the middle of a busy intersection and is cool to have there. I didn't go inside the museum because it didn't seem to be open. But it does look cool and is something to take a picture by.

Thank ddog2016
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

This is an attractive piece of the city to memorialize the soldiers of the past. The monument is big and loaded with nice statues.

Thank Mkdkay
Reviewed April 24, 2017

We found walking around the downtown Indy a delight. This Monument has much information and was easy to find.

1  Thank happyheidi2017
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

This is an impressively large monument with amazing craftsmanship. Though the content is slightly alarming. In particular the depiction of African Americans.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Just around the corner from our hotel. Great place to visit the monument is something to see. Many places to eat and shop around the circle. We couldn't go up to the top it was closed when we got there. Really scenic at night when...More

Thank debed-ILLINOIS
Reviewed April 13, 2017

I had never walked up the stairs of the Soldiers & Sailors monument in Indy before. But this April I did so with relatives. A great experience, and a great story. The Cicil war museum in the base is very well done - to gain...More

Thank John E
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Did not expect this to be in this spot. was a nice surprise. Would recommend taking school kids for a history lesson.

Thank Larry D
Reviewed April 10, 2017

It is a must see when in Indianapolis. At Christmas it is lit and very spectacular beside being a part of history.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is one place that I take people that come to see me from out of town and out of state. I always show them the downtown area.

Thank Jajawinston
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March 9, 2015|
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Response from Sudhir_Raikar | Reviewed this property |
we were escorted - thanks to our kind host. But I distinctly remember he parked at the Mall in close vicinity - there was not an inch on the Monument circle.
March 9, 2015|
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Response from gmaneis | Reviewed this property |
Sully06, the museum is under the big monument on monument circle in downtown Indy, and has, as you can imagine, a circular street all around it, like a big roundabout, but with stop lights. The only parking is in garages... More