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“Love the surrounding grounds”

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ranked #6 of 179 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With a collection of more than 54,000 works of art, an early-20th-century estate, 152 acres of gardens and grounds, including an outdoor art and nature park, the IMA campus offers experiences that feed both the heart and mind.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed July 6, 2012

You must take a couple hours and walk the grounds. The 100acres woods has a plethora of art in unexpected and funny places. From the pirate ship to the architecturally beautiful mediation building in the middle of the woods, every twist and turn is a delight. More traditionally beautiful gardens, fountains and sculpture fill the space closer to the museum. Do not forget to go through the greenhouse to see strange and wonderful plants and gifts. Enjoy!!

Thank joypaslov
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

The art inside the museum is great and so are the surrounding grounds. Museum is free! Bring a picnic and enjoy the art!

Thank Marilyn S
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

The IMA (as we affectionately call the Indianapolis Museum of Art) is, for many, quite a pleasant surprise. For a city the size of Indianapolis, many people wouldn't think of it has having such a renowned museum. I think it is one of the best in the country because of the grounds and layout, the collections, and the organization.

Thank KarlZIII
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Reviewed June 30, 2012 via mobile

Where to start!?! The museum itself contained wonderful art and a good mix between modern contemporary, and the more detailed traditional look.
Also the Lilly house and gardens were exquisite! Everything in the house was educational and interesting, and durring the tour the less interested crowd (kids) can wonder into a playroom of fun stuff that still enqorperates Lilly house.
Ah, the gardens...... My favorite! Most recommended is late spring when it hasn't rained for a few days. Me and my dad loved the vast variety of gardens and plants.
Nestled around the museum is basically a modern art park complete with the most abnormal park benches you'll ever see and a abstract take on a basket ball court.
I know you'll love it!

Thank Friedfoodisfab
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

Our trip to the IMA was fantastic. I was very impressed with the architecture of the museum itself- it was a beautiful building that lended itself very well to the large number of galleries. The modern art and american art areas were fantastic. Wish we could have spent more time on the grounds.

Thank ssferra
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