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Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Nice visit

Unpretentious and unassuming. Tucked away in the corner of Indianapolis. This is a great tribute to... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2018
Dayton, Ohio
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Interesting and inspiring

It is not a big museum. I don't think it is worth it if you don't do the tour with a tour guide... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Renowned author Kurt Vonnegut took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In honor of his wit and wisdom, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the literary, artistic and cultural...more
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340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love good old Kurt, I even got to see him speak once in college. I have read a lot of what he wrote and I am an English teacher so I am a fan. With that said realize this place is two small rooms...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Unpretentious and unassuming. Tucked away in the corner of Indianapolis. This is a great tribute to Mr Vonnegut.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hrocco1977
Reviewed July 12, 2018

I love Vonnegut and have read all his novels, so I was eager to visit. There's really not much there, but what could there be?, so maybe my expectations were too high. I am happy at least there is such a place. There's memorabilia of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lifeisforlearning
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Small but interesting place, essentially a storefront, with his typewriter and some other items of interest. To "hear" some displays, you need to have a smartphone. Ridiculous--there should at least be a script available.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Darwin P
Reviewed March 12, 2018

It is not a big museum. I don't think it is worth it if you don't do the tour with a tour guide. She really provided a lot of details on what you see in the museum. I think would be good if they could...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

The museum/library is two rooms with art, info, books, and memorabilia. When we first walked in we were a little disappointed - expecting something more. But, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality. Curator was very interesting and informative. It's a neat little space. Worth...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

The Vonnegut Museum and Library is a must see if you have ever read a Kurt Vonnegut book and loved it. The museum is small but chock full of personal items, signed first editions, Vonnegut's artwork, and much more. The young lady working on the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Hugely enjoyed my visit to this museum and library. Though it was barely three rooms in size, the collection contained pieces drawn by Vonnegut as well as some artifacts from his life. The staff was passionate and the outreach activities looked amazing! Worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank chrliechaz
Reviewed October 20, 2017

I only have a couple of hours in Indy so I went here. The museum is small, but I had an amazingly informative tour from the friendly guide who shared all sorts of fascinating background about this important author. I highly recommend a visit. I'm...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank MKL W
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Been a fan for many years, first time in Indy so wanted to stop in. It's small but a lot of great stuff including some of his artwork, early books, replica of his office, memorabilia from his service years, and more. The people there are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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