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“Lovely”

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 173 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: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Indianapolis
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193 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Lovely”
Reviewed February 16, 2009

One of the best places to visit in Indianapolis. A lovely collection in a very welcoming space. The gift shop is very nice, although the snack bar is hidden and doesn't amount to much. Since admission is free (except to the special exhibits), it's a nice place to spend an afternoon now and then. Do not forget to visit the Lilly House as well.

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Ohio
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“Take a whole day to go.....”
Reviewed October 16, 2008

The place is very big. No admission fee. It is a gem for Indianapolis. The displays are wonderful. Many different kinds of art. From paintings to middle eastern rugs. A huge display of Asian art. The grounds are very nice and maintained.

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Chicago 'Burbs, IL
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39 reviews
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“Many of my favorite artists and artwork!!”
Reviewed August 7, 2007

I have only visited the museum twice but have loved it both times!! The museum and parking is free, and you can't beat that! Inside, the contemporary section of the museum is one of the best I have ever seen. The glass 'floor' (which you can walk on!) and Turrell's artwork (dark room area) are exceptional. Also, in the European art section don't miss works by Monet, Rembrandt, Gaugin, and Caravagio.

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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“A Must See in Indianapolis!!”
Reviewed April 16, 2007

What a wonderful museum. I visited on a Saturday morning (it opens at 11:00 am)....and the price was FREE!!. I arrived a little early and the cafe was open to enjoy a warm cup of coffee on a chilly/rainy morning. Stunning artwork displayed within and outside the grounds. Museum employees available to give insight to the artwork, or you could take a guided tour if you prefer. Don't miss the Contemporary Section, a "must-see" is the darkened room with the special artwork ....you must experience it! A very nice gift shop where you will want to take home a little something from your visit, and the gift shop staff is fabulous!!

What a GREAT day!

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“Great museum”
Reviewed January 5, 2007

On 1/2/07, the museum and the accompanying mansion became free. I had not allotted much time because I was not expecting much. The museum had an impressive collection of Amiercan and European art, including what it says is the largest collection in America of neo-Impressionist art. The building itself is also quite nice, and the staff was helpful. I agree with a prior post that the placards with each painting were more informative than typical in a permanent collection.

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