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Indiana War Memorial
Ranked #6 of 175 things to do in Indianapolis
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Owner description: A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Frank Lloyd Wright called it an abortion. Frank was silly. The five block mall (no TJ Maxx) is the best urban planning this side of Washington DC. In fact the whole layout of Indianapolis should be treated with respect- from circle -to mall -to diagonal avenues.

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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Many visitors to Indianapolis do not realize that there is a war museum inside. It is free of charge.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

This is one of the finest museums I have ever been to. I didn't expect it to be as extensive as it is. Excellent artifacts, well presented. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

What a magnificent monument with surrounding Soldiers & sailors monument nearby. On entering this museum, the first to greet anyone are the ionic screen of six columns on which are following words are inscribed: Courage, Memory, Peace, Victory, Liberty, and Patriotism. The Grand Foyer has a 500 seat Pershing Auditorium. The museum is on the lower level of the monument and honors the efforts of Hoosier soldiers in a timeline from the American Revolutionary War to modern conflicts. There’s also the Indiana’s “Liberty Bell” replica near the main entrance. There are many other interesting displays of World War I & World War II including a Cobra Helicopter and the USS Indiana’s commission plate. Impressive and awesome was the Radio Room of the USS Indianapolis that displayed original equipment from WW II. Directly above the main level is the Shrine Room which is accessed by two staircases from the Grand Foyer. The marble walls of the Shrine Room Stairway bear the names of all Hoosiers who fought in World War I. Wonderful history befitting a wonderful nation...all to revered and honored.

Thank SyedN_Hussain
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

One of the best civil war museums I've been to and I didn't even realize there was something under the monument...who knew? I've been to many museums in Virginia and the deep South, but this was really tells a story and has a lot of cool items on display. Really helps portray the role Indiana played in the war.

Thank Tony J
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