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“Hidden Gem”

Indiana War Memorial
Ranked #6 of 176 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 August 13, 2013

Hadn't known about it until one of our group spotted it in a guide.
Bit difficult for us to find but got there.
Lost to look at, information about War of Independance a bit "boo hiss" re the British but not surprising. Likewise the part covering Custer says the Army "had" to go into the area ... guess any Native American Indians would say they should have been enforcing the Treaty and keeping the miners out.
But as they say .. the victor writes the history.
Memorial itself is quite moving.

Thank Phil L
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

The War Memorial was amazing. The structure is huge. It houses a war museum that takes you from the pre revolutionary period to he present. You will find yourself wishing you had more than a couple of hours. There is no admission charge, but you can donate to the memorial.

Thank Kathie L
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

I go to Indianapolis on a regular basis and I used to live in Indianapolis. The Indiana War Memorial is an amazing landmark/structure located just north of the Circle. It's a little known fact that Indianapolis has the most memorials in the United States outside of Washington D.C., and one of the most overlooked traits of this city is its commitment to serving and honoring those who have served. The War Memorial is a great representation of Indianapolis's dedication to those who served. The Indiana War Memorial was built after World War I to commemorate the State's veterans and fallen. Immaculately maintained, this building looks as if it belongs in Washington, DC on the National Mall. When you walk in, you have several exhibits you can peruse or attend an event in the Pershing Hall Auditorium where General "Blackjack" Pershing will stare down at you from the montage above the stage.

Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Excellent center piece in downtown Indy. Well maintained and well respected. It brings to the forefront just how many generations of soldiers died in the 18 and 19 hundreds. Glad we took the time to visit and read some of the names.

Thank MichaelJC
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We loved the history as well as the Ham Radio Special Event Station for the U.S.S. Indianapolis. It was in a nice area and had a wide array of historic artifacts. It was a HUGE museum

Thank Kristin V
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