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Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Address: 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317-262-3100
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Gothic cathedral.

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Beautiful building and windows

Learned a lot about the Masons. The building was beautiful and the stain glass Windows were amazing. Also the theater and ballroom were worth seeing. Be sure to pick up a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learned a lot about the Masons. The building was beautiful and the stain glass Windows were amazing. Also the theater and ballroom were worth seeing. Be sure to pick up a brochure that helps explain the building. You can only go through it with a guide so be sure to go during those hours.

1 Thank turnmaster
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis is a majestic limestone edifice just north of downtown. It is beautiful on the outside and breathtaking on the inside with gorgeous wood and sparkling stainglass windows. You will not want to miss a guided tour during which you will learn the fascinating history of the building and the people who built it. There... More 

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Franklin Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in December when the weather was unseasonably warm. I thought this was a huge cathedral. But upon returning it's a masonic temple. If u want to see inside there is a free tour that takes 45-60 minutes. The tour was interesting but gave more info details than we were interested in. He analyzed each part of each stained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a 45 minute tour by Carson C Smith. The tour was very interesting. The building was amazing and the craftsmanship was beautiful. You didn't have to pay for the tour but donations were accepted. They are open for tours from 10 to 2 Monday thru Friday. You just show up between those times and you can start a... More 

1 Thank RachandDar
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did manage to enter the cathedral, although I think it was due to the fact that there was a wedding on there that day. I would have enjoyed taking a tour because I was curious to see more of this splendid building.

Thank Eitleoir
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read some of the earlier reviews complaining that the building wasn't open on Sunday. It's a fraternal building not a church. My wife and I visited with some friends. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The building is simply amazing. Worth the visit but you may want to make sure it's open before you go. There are... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love gothic cathedrals...I love old churches of any time. This Cathedral is stunning and impressive. But then, most everything built by the Masons/Shriners back in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was impressive. Beautiful in and out. And during the day and at night.

Thank glhenry
Saint Andrews, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Scottish Rite Mason I was very proud and pleased by the way this event was handled. The food and service were top notch.

Thank Ronald N
Coylton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

lovely building worth a walk round and if you can take a tour, we didn't and spent an an hour or so just wandering

Thank Andy M
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The exterior of this building is beautiful. One of the loveliest ecclesiastical buildings in the city. I'm told that the interior is spectacular. The main hall is supposed to be gorgeous. Unfortunately, the interior was closed for a week as they were preparing for a function. I informed the guardian that I was from out of town and asked if... More 

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