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“The best in the USA”

Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Ranked #1 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The largest children's museum in the world urges children to dig in and touch everything as they explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts through exciting interactive exhibits on five floors. There's also a theater with children's plays and live entertainment.
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The best in the USA”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you research this location you will find that USA today conducted a poll which named this children's museum as the best in the nation. A recent poll reported in the daily reviewed the number of license plates from all over the midwest that visit the museum. Starting with a multi floor tall Chihuly glass art in the center and rangeing out to all forms of interest for childen the museum is a place where both you and your children, grandchildren can get lost for a day...and have a great deal of fun.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank TomTom R
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Our Children's Museum has been ranked number one in the country.”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Enumerable things to discover, participate in, share, learn and teach. Interactive and mesmerizing everyone loves The Indianapolis Children's Museum... You will too!!

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Shari D
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Indianapolis, IN.
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Grandchildren at the Children's Museum of Indy”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our grandchildren love the Children's Museum here in Indianapolis. This year we did not go to "Jolly Days" but the slide is always a treat for all. The Merry-Go-Round is lots of fun for all ages. We have been members for a few years. It is a great place to visit anytime of the year. They have special events, like the one we attended with the Gecko's. They were darling to view, so colorful. The Dinosaur exhibit is super, as well as all the areas in the Children's museum. So many things to do that the children enjoy and can learn from.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank traveler983
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you have children this is a MUST!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

The Children's Museum is so much fun for kids and adults. My kids are grown now but when they were younger it was someplace we would go a few times a year. Alot of hands on exhibits, music, stories, plays, a real train you can walk thru and travelling exhibits make this a place you'll want to come often. Prepare to spend the day here!

Visited April 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Grandparents dream”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

We are young active grandparents of a 5 YO grandson. He is the love of our life and having a membership to the Children's Museum allows us to go for a quick hour or two visit and not feel like we have overspent. He loves the interactive area's so be sure you visit the science area on the 4th (i think) floor. The carousel area is also nice the tree house is a longtime favorite. It's one of Indy's best year-round kids activities.

Visited February 2014
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